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.
La Demence 2022 Cruise
Greece → Athens 30.07 - 06.08 2022
Enjoy the La Demence 2022 cruise. Just pack your outfits for the themed parties. Explore the ports of call on route. Enjoy the afternoons with DJs by the pools. Have a swim, chat with friends or order a refreshing drink. If you prefer relax on a quiet deck with just the sound of the breeze and the sea. If tan lines aren’t your thing then head to a nudist deck. Sunset Tea Dance The perfect way to celebrate another day of blissful relaxation at sea or adventures onshore. Gather for some light-hearted fun as the sun sets. Night Party Dance the night away under the stars in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, to the beats of the best LA DEMENCE DJs. Enjoy the open-air cruising area. After Party Not ready for the party to end? Or just waking up and feel like dancing your way to breakfast? Head to the ship’s disco for the after party. With darkroom.
Barcelona Circuit Festival
Spain → Barcelona 06.08 - 14.08 2022
Europe's biggest circuit party. 9 days of themed events and parties held in Barcelona. Beach, water park and night club parties attended by 70,000 of all nationalities from around the world. Attend all days or pick and choose the events or parties that suit your agenda. Party in Barcelona and top up your tan during the day and party at night.
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.
Antwerp Gay Pride
Belgium → Antwerp 12.08 - 14.08 2022
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.
Bear Week - Autumn
Spain → Sitges 02.09 - 11.09 2022
The second of two bear events held in the beach town of Sitges close to Barcelona. This event has grown into the No Bear event in Europe attracting over 5,000 bears, cubs, chasers, muscle bears and admirers from all corners of the world.
Sitges is turned into a ‘’Bear Village’’ for the duration of the event with 30 different gay bars and clubs packed every evening from around 1900 to 0300. Different themed parties at the clubs and some on the event provide all the entertained for the week. Sitges embraces the event with the all businesses welcoming the Bear community.