You haven't suddenly lost 4 months of the year; it is in fact the crazy opening parade of the 3rd Annual Pride Games.
The Games take place in the vibrant city of Manchester from 12-19th August. The Games was set up with the aim of discouraging Homophobia in Sport and has grown into a huge event with over 5000 athletes and supporters. It is open to all, young or old, and has a fantastic atmosphere with competitions and taster sessions in over 35 sports by day and some serious partying at night.
The games blast off with the 5k Santa Dash (entry fee includes a free Santa suit for you to run in and keep) and a Christmas party to get you in the festive spirit. Other events include an International Ballroom and Latin Dance competition, a sailing regatta, tug-of-war competition and a raft-building competition.
Get yourself to Manchester on a low cost Jet2.com flight to take part in the fun!
To find the cheapest fares to Manchester, click here. For more info on the Pride Games visit: http://pridegames.org/images/programme.pdf