Many people gather together and celebrate with a march and host several parties! With so many events happening in Europe it’ll be helpful to have a roundup of the best ones you should attend! That is why we have created a list of the 15 Gay Pride Festivals you have to go to in 2019!
1. EuroPride 2019 Vienna
Location: city centre Pride Village, City Hall Square, Vienna, Austria
Dates: 1 – 16th March 2019
Vienna has been selected to host the EuroPride 2019. Over a million people are expected to attend the festival which is held in the city centre of City Hall Square.
There will be many events during the 16-day festival
EUROPRIDE VILLAGE will be held right in front of the city hall of Vienna where On the Pride Stage, local and international acts will perform magnificent shows for you! Entrance to the village is completely free! Opening hours of the village are open can be found here. https://europride2019.at/pridevillage/
The magnificent Rainbow parade will be held on the 15th of June 2019! It will pass through the Wiener Ringstrasse. The parade will start at 12 AM in front of Rathausplatz (the square in front of the Viennese city hall).
Feel like participating in the festival?
Apply here to get your chance! https://europride2019.at/de/regenbogenparade/teilnahme/
Be sure to dress up and wpork on your entertaining skills! There is a prize for the best parade contribution.
2. The Belgian Pride | Brussels 2019
Location: Mont des Arts – Kunstberg, Brussels, Belgium
Brussels pride is a little different from other pide festivals. Apart from hosting the usual partes, parades and acts, Brussels pride focuses on the more political side to pride with debates and conferences being held about everything from gay rights to global culture. At 12 o’clock on the 19th May Mont des Arts opens its doors to the public! With surprising acts, music and culinary specialities you are bound to have a great time at this pride.
Want to donate?
Follow this link if you would like to donate to Belgian Pride
Take part and volunteer!
You can help make this pride a success by helping out! Use this link to volunteer. https://www.pride.be/getinvolved/helpinghands/
Tickets have not yet been released but keep your eyes peeled here for updates
Check out the after movie of Belgian Pride 2018 in Brussels
3. Stockholm Pride 2019
Dates: July 29th – August 3rd 2019
Stockholm Pride is Scandinavia’s largest pride festival!
The offical parad is set for the 3rd of August and will start at 1pm. It will take you through central Stockholm where a joyful and colorful manifestation of love for human rights begins.
The parade train consists of 45,000 participants distributed on around 200 vehicles. The parade is performed under the demonstration right and everyone who wants to participate or watch. The parade will end at Pride Park on Östermalms IP.
Want to join the parade?
Well, good news! You don’t need to register rather simply find a space somewhere along the parade and join in!
However, if you are a group that would like to join you will have to register. Simply fill in the application form
Should you wish to attend the festival you can buy your ticket here!
4. Prague Gay Pride 2019
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: 5th – 11th Aug 2019
Prague’s first gay pride event was in 2011 and was a huge success as it gathered over a million people! It has gotten bigger and bigger since then and is looking to hold more parties and more acts this year.
The parade will start at 2pm and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. It will leave from Wenceslas Square via Příkopy and Revoluční Streets across the river to Letná Park. At Letná park you will find 3 DJ stages, beer, cocktails and great food!
Check out the highlights of Prague Gay Pride 2017
Looking for somewhere to stay?
We’ve got a great hostel in Prague that you can check out!
Book your stay now!
5. Copenhagen Pride 2019
Date: 13th-18th August 2019
During Copenhagen Pride Week the square at Radhuspladsen and Stroget is transformed into Pride Square, offering a grand stage show and various shops offering food and goods. Access to the square is free.
This program will also include free concerts, debates, workshops, seminars, parties and activities all aiming to celebrate love and diversity and to make a platform to take Pride to the next level. The full detailed program will be released soon. Keep your eyes peeled here.
Want to volunteer?
You can help with a variety of things at Copenhagen Pride 2019. You could be helping out with Bar or be part of the info team to help guests have the best experience! You can find more roles and apply here.
Want to donate.
Follow this link to donate
Check out the after movie of Copenhagen Pride 2018
6. Helsinki Pride 2019
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Date: 24th – 30th June 2019
This year’s Pride at Helsinki will be a special one! There is a new site that is currently under construction! The theme of Helsinki Pride is freedom and responsibility and it will start from Senate Square and continues to a Park Party and the closing party in the evening.
Want to volunteer?
There are many ways you can help this Pride festival. From making a donation to helping out during the day you can find other ways here.
7. Paris Gay Pride 2019
Dates: Saturday, 29 June 2019
Paris Gay Pride (or the “Marche des Fiertés” in French) has one of the world’s most vibrant LGBTIQ scenes. Over half a million people are expected to venture onto Parisian streets to take part in France’s biggest gay Pride event.
It will commence at 2 pm on the 29th of June.
A few weeks before the main Paris Gay Pride Parade, there are a series of parties and other LGBTQ events take place across Paris, many in the city’s gay district – Le Marais. It will start at Place de la Concorde, in front of the National Assembly, and will wind its way through Châtelet, Le Marais, Pont Sully, and Bastille, before concluding with a massive party at Place de la République.
After the parade, the party doesnt stop rather it just begins! DJ’s and concerts keep everyone partying from 5 pm until 10 pm. If you still want to continue partying several of the city’s top gay clubs will be throwing different parties to celebrate the day.
8. Madrid Orgullo MADO 2019
Dates: 28th of June to 7th July 2019
One of Europe’s largest pride events turns Madrid into one colossal celebration with outdoor concerts, cabarets and a rollicking parade. The official parade will commence on the Saturday 6th of July 2019 at 5 pm. This is a must attend! It takes place in the centre of Madrid, starting at Atocha Station and ending in the Plaza de Colón. However, be sure to arrive a few days earlier as there are many parties for Pride that kick off in the Chueca neighbourhood prior to the actual festival. You’ll be able to meet many people from all over the world as around 2 MILLION people are expected to attend.
Where to stay?
We have a great hostel in the centre of Madrid! Book your stay with us now!
9. Pride Barcelona 2019
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Dates: 29th June 2019
On the 29th of June, thousands of people will come together to celebrate Pride 2019! From 5 pm they will have concentration floats & a pre-party! This is great to meet fellow people!
The parade will be held at the Jardine de les Tres Xemeneies. The parade will start at 6:00 pm and last for 2 hours.
To see the full program list so you can find out what is happening on each of the days click here.
Want to volunteer?
Simply fill out this form if you would like to help out in some way with the festival!
At 7 pm on the 29th of June at the Av. Maria Cristina (Main stage) there will be a High Heel Race! The winner will receive a massive €250. You can sign up on the day, 15 minutes before the start of the race
There will also be a Pride Drag Exhibition where you can dress up and perform! This will be held on the Main stage of María Cristina at 7:15 pm on the 29th of June.
Check out the after movie of Pride Barcelona 2018
10. York Pride 2019
Location: York, United Kingdom
Date: 8th June 2019
The York Pride Parade leaves from York Minster (Duncombe Place) at approx 11:45 am and arrives at the Knavesmire (Tadcaster Road End) at approx 1:00 pm. The event is completely free but donations are welcome to help support the cause!
There is also an after party which will be held at Mansion Nightclub on Micklegate from 8:30 pm.
Want to get involed
There are many ways to get involved:
You could set up a stall! It’s a great way to meet and engage with 1000’s of people.
Click here if you’d like to set one up
You can also have your part in the parade and it’s completely free to be involved. Large groups would need to contact the Pride’s Parade Officer which you can do here.
11. Pride Edinburgh 2019
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Date: 22nd June 2019
The theme of this year’s Pride Edinburgh 2019 is titled ‘This is me’. The Festival has LIVE Music, Health and Community Fair and lots more.
The day beings with Annual Pride Scotia March which has seen more than 10,000 take part in previous years.
Pride Edinburgh is Scotland’s biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) festival. There are also events in both Teviot House and Potterrow. There is a full programme of entertainment such as ceilidh dancing.
The parade starts from 12 pm and takes places south along Horse Wynd. You’ll then venture into Queens Drive and pass many of Edinburgh’s areas such as the Holyrood galt, Holyrood Road, Cowgate and Candlemaker Row. At around 1 pm the march arrives at Teviot House where the day events mentioned earlier commence.
Want to get involved!
Check out this amazing video of the Pride Edinburgh experience!
12. Pride in London 2019
Dates: Saturday 6th of July 2019
The 2019 Pride in London Parade will take place on Saturday 6th of July. Be part of the parade! Individuals can take part in the parade. There are many activities that you can do ranging from carrying the giant rainbow flag to joining the individual’s group. More details are expected in March 2019! Keep your eyes peeled here.
There is also a Pride’s got talent event at the London Pride! It is designed to ensure the existing pool of talent in the LGBT+ community were given a fair chance to take part in Pride in London and were exposed to industry recognised judges to aid them in their artistic career.
Check out the video of Pride’s got talent 2018!
Check out the aftermovie of Pride London 2018
Want to take part in Pride?
You can take part in the parade as a group. Applications are now open! Click here to apply!
Applications are now open if you want to get a stall! Click here to apply
Where to stay?
We have two great stylish hostels in the centre of London! Book your stay with us now!
13. Pride Amsterdam 2019
Date: July 27th – August 4th, 2019
From 2pm on the 27th July 2019, thousands of participants will arrive in the Vondelpark. On this day you can enjoy sports and games throughout the day, get informed at the Rainbow Market and enjoy performances.
The Pride Walk will occur on the same day but more information will be available closer to the date. Keep your eyes peeled here!
On the 3rd of August 2019 at 12:30 the canal parade will commence! You can see last years event and how much fun it was below:
On Sunday, August 4th the official closing of Pride Amsterdam will take place at the Dam square. Enjoy all of our artists, performances, dancers and a whole lot more! See you there!
Want to organize an event?
From April 1st you’ll be able to register your event! Keep your eyes peeled here https://pride.amsterdam/?lang=en
Check out the Pride Amsterdam 2018 highlights!
14. Reykjavik Pride 2019
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: 8th-17th August 2019
2019’s Reykjavík Pride marks its twentieth anniversary. It will actually run for 10 days instead of 6 and on the first day, there will be an amazing opening ceremony! What started with fifteen hundred onlookers, has evolved into a colourful celebration that attracts over 100 thousand guests from all over the world. You wouldn’t want to miss that! The official Pride Parade, outdoor festival and Pride Party on will be held on the 17th of August.
Groups can participate in these events so if you wish to apply to be part of the parade click here.
15. Roma Pride 2019
Location: Rome, Italy
Date: 8th of June 2019
The official parade will be held at 3:00 pm at the Republic square. Then it will wind along the centre of Rome and will end at Piazza Della Madonna di Loreto. For a more detailed list of the areas, it will go past click here
There is also a creative contest held which is open to everyone who wants to develop a graphic or audiovisual project linked to the promotion of the Roma Pride 2019 event! If you wish to register to click here!
Roma Pride always looking for volunteers! If you wish to volunteer to apply here!
You can donate to this event to show your support! Roma Pride has activated a free donation service through PayPal.
There you have it 15 Gay Pride Festivals you have to go to in 2019! Which ones are you going to? Can you go to all of them? Be sure to tag us in your pics using the #SafestayHostel so we can see your experience and to get featured on our Instagram page.