Tel Aviv is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world. That means that Pride Week in Tel Aviv is a colourful, joyful and crazy week. There are many parties and events during the Pride week with the parade and party close to beach on final day.
Tel Aviv’s thriving LGBT community make the event one not to be missed. Book your accommodation in advance as Tel Aviv is normally fully booked during this event.
The main pride parade is held on the Friday afternoon as this first day of the weekends in Israel which are Friday & Saturday.
The city of Tel Aviv is generally very LGBTQ friendly all year round and open minded due to the high percentage of the population whom are under 35 years of age.
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.
Rome, hosts a popular Pride celebration – in early June. The parade takes place that Saturday drawing thousands of spectators and participants. The pride parade starts at Piazza della Repubblica and ends to Piazza Venezia passing by world famous landmarks including the Colosseum.
After the parade most people hang out in the gay neighbourhood close to the Colosseum.
This 3 day event turns Rome pink. The Italian culture and expressive nation make the event fund to attend. As the Italian capital many people use the pride event as an opportunity to explore Rome's tourist attractions whilst enjoy the great food and Italian hospitality.
LA Pride, the second largest Pride celebration in the America. Held in West Hollywood neighbourhood of Los Angeles locally referred to WeHo. Los Angeles' first pride parade, and the world's first gay pride parade, was on June 28, 1970.
With around 40% of LGBTQ residents and businesses in West Hollywood identifying as LGBTQ the city hosts an event popular with American and international tourists.
A 3 day celebration with the parade the main event. Book early as West Hollywood is famous the world over and accommodation and event tickets get sold out early.
Washington main pride event as the city also hosts black pride, transpride and several other smaller LGBTQ pride events. An event that started in 1975 and attracts locals and international tourists. Each event has a politcal theme as in the American political capital. This event centre around the Dupont Circle neighbourhood which is popular with LGBTQ businesses and community.
A 10 day LGBTQ event with the parde on final saturday and a festival the next day on Sunday to conclude the event.
The Vienna Gay Pride is becoming very popular in Europe with a gay beach, concerts and village with over 100,000 attendees. A “Pride Village” is constructed in the City Hall Square for the duration of the event. Many of the city’s gay and lesbian restaurants sell food and drink from 1100 to 2200 and lounge on chairs on a man-made beach created.
The main event is the Rainbow Parade on Saturday with a mixture of gays, lesbians, drag queens, leather boys, transgenders and many more celebrating the diversity of Vienna.
There are numerous parties at different locations with majority in the district along Linke Wienzeile and Rechte Wienzeile. The Vienna gay neighbourhood is relatively compact and each to get around.
Athens Pride is the main LGBTQ community annual celebration in Greece. The event has been held since 2005 in city centre and has a unique Greek party atmosphere. There were other smaller pride events held on a small scale how ever since the mid 1980s.
The festivities start at 1700 on the Saturday with the parade with an official opening ceremony with the Athens Mayor, foreign diplomats and representatives of the Justice Ministry at 1900.
A concert then take place at Syntagma Square later in the evening and the main event of the pride weekend.
The main Gay Pride Parade in Sitges takes place on the Sunday 9 from 5pm. More than 25 floats and a crowd of thousands of people will cheer on the Gay Pride. A very popular event with locals and tourists from around the world. As a small city pack with visitors for this popular event with many attending every year.
Book your accommodation in advance if you want to stay on Sitges as generally most hotels are sold out in advance.
The parade is held on the Sunday and generally people book to say in Sitges for a long weekend from Thursday to Monday to enjoy most of the event celebrations.
The Ibiza Gay Pride event is now 10 days of shows and event scheduled to encourage tolerance and equality, and to demand, with fun, colour and freedom, the rights of the LGTBQ community. One of the most popular event on the island of Ibiza.
This festive parade will feature various floats that will make a tour of several representative points of the city of Ibiza, starting from the Cofradía de Pescadores, passing through the Avenida de Santa Eulària des Riu and the Avenida de los Andenes, in the Marina neighbourhood, and ending up in the city’s port.
The new extended progam will bring more people to the island for a 2 week party. Book early to make sure you have somewehre to stay and for any event tickets.
The Paris Gay Pride has been renamed as a LGBTQ event and is attended by more than 700,000 spectators and participants. The parade begins on Saturday, at around 2 pm, departing at the Luxembourg Metro and finished at Place de la Republique, where there’s a Pride party from 4 pm until 9 pm.
A number of circuit parties and events takes place across Paris and mainly in the gay district of Le Marais throughout the week leading up to Paris Gay Pride.
The main event is the pride parade held on the Saturday of the pride weekend but Paris fills up from Thursday with many people leaving on the Monday. Combining the LGBTQ parade with visiting the Paris tourist attractions and shopping whilst dinning on the great food is an excellent way to make the post of your trip.
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.
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.
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)
Commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising the NYC Pride is one of the biggest pride events in the world. The Parade passes through the centre of NY with numerous floats and many other cities promoting local gay pride events from other cities on the parade to the huge number of attendees.
A weekend when NY turns pink and attracts tourists from NY, American cities and around the world.
As the parade is typically on the Sunday the city get busy with majority arriving on Thursday and departing on Monday. Combining the LGBTQ event with visiting NY tourist attractions or do some great shopping whist enjoying the hospitality of the city is typical way to spend a 4/5 trip.
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.
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.
Brighton Gay Pride is one of the most popular pride events in the UK. There is a popular parade through the streets of Brighton on the Saturday morning followed by huge festival event in Preston Park. Around 160,000 participants and spectators arrive in the St James Street area for the city’s biggest street party.
There is a Pride Village Street Party with 2 days of fund raising and entertainment. Within the entertainment zone there are different areas for bears, cabaret and disco etc.
There are the official parties and events which generally make the Brighton Pride celebrations a full on party weekend for all attendees.
A 3 days event consider the best LGBTQ pride in the UK which attract many of the community from London. Typically majority of people book from Thursday to Monday so enjoy the fun pack 3 days of the event.
Book early to avoid disappointment as hotels and event tickets generally sell out in advance.
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. The canal parade is held on the Saturday in the middle of the 3 days of main events.
Antwerp in the Flemish part of Belgium is an open-minded small city with a population of around 600,000. Antwerp actually staged Belgium’s first GLBT Pride Parade in 1979. The week-long pride activities include a mixture of activities with several different themes including drag & fetish
The parade departs from Sint-Jansplein at 14.00 and passes through different neighbourhoods to Gedempte Zuiderdokken. There is an after party at the Steenplein on the riverside and a closing party on Sunday at the Grote Market followed by a number of parties and events including Drama Queen and Pink Sunday.