Maspalomas Gay Pride
Spain → Maspalomas (GC) 05.05 - 15.05 2022
The next Gay Pride Maspalomas in 2021 will be the 20th anniversary. A 10 day event which many people book for a 2 week holiday. Many of the best gay resorts in Gran Canaria and the popular accommodations around the Yumbo Centre get fully booked very quickly so book in advance.
During the 2 week period there are a series of different parties and event with the main event a parade and In the centre square is the large stage with entertainment from international top acts and DJs.
Brussels Gay Pride
Belgium → Brussels 21.05 - 21.05 2022
Brussels annual Gay Pride event is normally the first in Europe. Attended by around 100,000 from neighbouring cities or Amsterdam, Cologne and Paris as well as some international tourists.
The parade take place in the city centre and is followed by a party in St Catherine Square close to the Bourse as well as many hang out after the parade on Rue du Marché au Charbon where many of the most popular gay bars are located.
San Francisco Gay Pride
USA → San Francisco 11.06 - 12.06 2022
With over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBTQ community and allies in the nation. Celebrations begin on a Saturday in Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Francisco the last full weekend of June each year. The Parade, which takes place the Sunday morning of the event, kicks off from Beale Street along Market and ends at Market and 8th St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
Sao Paulo Gay Pride
Brazil → Sao Paulo 15.06 - 19.06 2022
São Paulo LGBTQ Pride Parade is an annual gay pride parade that has taken place in Avenida Paulista, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, since 1997. It is South America’s largest Pride parade, and is listed by Guinness World Records as the biggest pride parade in the world
The event has seen up to 5 million attendees in past years and has a fun party atmosphere with Brazilians and gringos. Something everybody in LGBTQ community should attend once.
Lisbon Arraial Pride
Portugal → Lisbon 25.06 - 25.06 2022
The main LGBTQ event is the Arraial parade and political demonstration with a different theme every year. The event is organized by several Portuguese LGBTQ associations.
The main event is a parade that starts on Saturday afternoon around 17.00 at ends with a party in Praca do Comercio. They create a Lisbon Pride Village with a stage and live entertainment and temporary gay bars serving drinks.
Madrid Gay Pride
Spain → Madrid 01.07 - 03.07 2022
One of Europe's largest gay pride event with the parade taking 7 hours to pass through the centre of Madrid. Estimated attendance each year is around 2 million people and the city is packed for 4 days with many arriving on Thursday when Madrid starts to fill up. Typically the city is sold out so you should book accommodation in advance. The Parade is on Staurday evening from 17.30 until 00.30.
An event which is fun to attend and the city is pack with LGBTQ community creating a party atmosphere. Enjoy the generally warm weather and party with the Madrileño's (Madrid Locals)
Cologne Gay Pride (CSD)
Germany → Cologne 01.07 - 03.07 2022
Gay Pride Festival taking place in Cologne’s charming Old City district and kicks off at 6pm on Friday with a Street Festival. Cologne is Germany’s 4th largest city in Germany After the official opening there are stages in Heumarkt with DJs and different shows. The surrounding streets and square has a market with different types of stands.
The official parade is on Sunday afternoon from Deutzer Brücke to Komödienstraße wuth around 120 different floats.
Munich Gay Pride (CSD)
Germany → Munich 02.07 - 17.07 2022
Munich Gay Pride is Bavaria’s largest LGBTQ event with approximately 200,000 attendees. The event has been held since 1980 and grown in popularity. The main parade takes place on the Saturday afternoon with the Munich trams being decorated as well.
After the parade there is a street festival in Marienplatz which is Munich’s historic central square. In this square there a stage with local and international entertainers. In the evening the neo-gothic Munich City Hall is used as a large party location for the LGBTQ community which is unique for a city hall to be used for this type of party. Typically the mayor of Munich support the gay parade and why city hosts the party at the city hall.
Berlin Gay Pride (CSD)
Germany → Berlin 15.07 - 17.07 2022
The Berlin pride celebration known locally as CSD Berlin, is a parade and festival held in the second half of July each year for the LGBTQ community and allies. CSD stands for Christopher Street Day and has been held since 1979.
A large parade with many floats followed with a party in centre of Berlin popular with German and foreign tourists. Book your accommodation early as the city is generally full during the week of this event.
Amsterdam Canal Pride
Netherlands → Amsterdam 07.08 - 09.08 2022
Amsterdam Gay Pride is a 3-day event with the main pride parade on the canal. You will find all weekend long, the best city packed with thousands of LGBTQ community tourists and locals. The highlight of the weekend is the Canal Parade which starts around 12:30 and will take all afternoon.
The sides of the canals or balconies of any houses that have a view of the canal with spectators. Book your accommodation early as generally all of sells out week in advance of the event.