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.
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.
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)
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.
Bear Necessity party returns to Amsterdam after the long hiBEARnation for a diverse Pride Party for bears, chasers, admirers and other guys.
Bear-Necessity is normally held at the Panama club with huge dance floor. A diverse, relaxed and attitude free party with friendly atmosphere. Everybody is welcome with mixed crowd. Hairy, muscled yound or older are all welcome. Come and enjoy the party and dance. The event take place during the annual Amsterdam Canal Pride parade weekend.
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.
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.
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.