1 June 2022

The Best PRIDE Events from Around the World

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In celebration of PRIDE month, we’re spotlighting some of the best LGBTQ+ festivals, parties and parades from around the globe. Take a browse and see which events might be in your own backyard, or get inspired and travel abroad!

Key West Pride: June 1-5

Celebrate Pride on a tropical island that is legendary for its laid-back style and its open and accepting atmosphere.

Vienna Gay Pride: June 1-12

Vienna Pride’s famous “Rainbow Parade” will take place on June 11 with more than 250,000 participants expected.

Pittsburgh Pride: June 2-5

Pittsburgh Pride features a series of lively events including a street parties, Vogue battle and multiple festivals.

One Magical Weekend: June 2-6

Kick off Pride at Walt Disney World Resorts with numerous costume parties, dance parties, water park and more.

Provincetown Pride: June 3-5

This annual Pride celebration includes multiple events, parties and Pride programming throughout the weekend.

Annapolis Pride Parade & Festival: June 4

Set in downtown Annapolis, this annual one-day celebration takes place from noon to 5pm in charming Annapolis.

Middletown PrideFest: June 4

Now in its fourth year, Middletown PrideFest is an all-afternoon street fair on Main Street, and will feature a Pride march, rally and showcase concert.

LA Pride: June 10-12

LA Pride includes numerous ticketed events. Highlights include a Dodgers game, concert with Christina Aguilera, street parties and more. The parade takes place on June 24.

Bob The Drag Queen: June 12

Bob The Drag Queen, winner of season 8 of “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” will make a special appearance for audiences in Las Vegas on June 12.

Sao Paulo Gay Pride: June 15-19

The Sao Paulo Gay Pride is considered one of the biggest and best gay pride parades in the world. It holds the title of “largest Pride” in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Stonewall Columbus Pride: June 17-18

The first Columbus PRIDE march in 1981 was just around 200 people; today the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and March welcomes over 700,000 visitors to Columbus and the Central Ohio region.

Zurich Pride Festival: June 17-18

The highlights of every Zurich Pride Festival are the amazing parade and the concerts by national and international artists on the Kasernenareal.

Chicago Pride Fest: June 18-19

The annual Chicago Pride Fest is a legendary street festival, held the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade (last Sunday in June). With upwards of 60,000 expected to attend, it features multiple high energy performers.

Oslo Pride: June 18-27

Oslo Pride is a ten-day festival where everyone can be exactly who they are. 2022 will mark the 50th year since being gay became legal in Norway.

Cologne Gay Pride: June 18-July 3

Cologne Gay Pride or CSD (Christopher Street Day) is the biggest LGBTQ+ demonstration in Germany, and one of Europe’s largest.

Barcelona Gay Pride: June 19-26

Barcelona Gay Pride is one of the highlights of the annual gay calendar in a city with immaculate beaches and a welcoming LGBTQ+ district.

Lisbon Gay Pride: June 20-28

Lisbon Gay Pride, officially known as Arraial Lisboa Pride, is the largest LGBTQ+ event in Portugal. A much loved and celebrated event, it attracts huge crowds each year – with well over 70,000 visitors expected this year.

Pride Toronto: June 24-26

Toronto Gay Pride is one of the largest Pride celebrations in North America. Started in 1981, it has grown into a celebration that attracts plentiful party enthusiasts from around the world.

Budapest Gay Pride: June 24-July 24

This monthlong Pride celebration showcases a series of celebrations, events and activities aimed at fun, freedom and equality.

March des Fiertes LGBT: June 25

For more than 40 years, thousands of people have paraded through the streets of Paris every year on the occasion of the Marche des Fiertés LGBT, formerly known as simply ‘Gay Pride’.

San Francisco Pride: June 25-26

The 52nd annual San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration is expected to be the event’s largest showing to date.

Seattle Gay Pride: June 25-26

Seattle’s Pride celebration takes place at the Capitol Hill and Seattle Center and features some recognizable headliners you won’t want to miss.

Nashville Pride: June 25-26

Every year this festival features top-rated entertainment on multiple stages, a Kids and Family Zone, Youth Area, Community Art and over 225 vendors representing local not for profits, artists and businesses.

Denver Pride and PrideFest: June 25-26

Denver PrideFest features a two-day festival that draws visitors from throughout the state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Estimated attendance in 2019 exceeded 525,000 for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.

Madrid Gay Pride: June 25-July 3

The Madrid Gay Pride, known as Orgullo Madrid in Spain, has the largest gay parade in Europe and one of the biggest in the world.

Bristol Pride: June 25-July 11

During this two weeks, the celebration includes a series of LGBTQ+ parties along with a special Pride Day headlined by Carly Rae Jepsen on July 9.

NYC Pride: June 26

Watch the city come alive with its legendary Pride march, along with top performers you won’t want to miss.

Helsinki Gay Pride: June 27-July 3

Party in Helsinki for a week and see the city come alive with all the colors of the rainbow. The parade is expected to draw a crowd of more than 100,000 people.

Photo: Stanley Dai, Unsplash

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