Pride guide – helping you celebrate in Europe 2017
The cities of the world are about to be taken over by glamorous festivals full of happy people, fantastic floats, and rainbow flags flying high. The streets will be thronging with daring, scantily clad parade-goers wearing everything from stupendous feather arrangements and glittering sequins to tight-fitting leather and chains.
Whatever the weather, this group of dedicated defiers of convention, proud parents, sponsors, and politicians will march for LGBT rights. Love, respect, and tolerance are what it’s all about. The parades also want to draw attention to the problems and injustices that still exist in many communities around the world.
Pride events in Scandinavia 2017:
Stockholm Pride Festival
Stockholm Pride is the largest Pride event in the Nordic region and is getting bigger every year. People from all over the world fly in to join in the fun. Many spectators pack a picnic basket and find themselves a spot in the streets and parks of Stockholm where they can watch the glamorous parade. There are also usually performances by Swedish and international artists at the festival.
31 July - 6 Aug 2017
The culture, events and parties of Copenhagen Pride Week will culminate in the big Pride parade on Sunday 20th of August, starting from Frederiksberg Town Hall and ending at City Hall Square, which is taken over by the festival during the Pride week.
15 – 20 Aug 2017
The 10-day Oslo Pride festival offers hundreds of different events, all in the colors of the rainbow, in Norway's capital. The festival usually has 70,000 visitors and 30,000 parade participants.
23 June – 2 July 2017
Helsinki Pride starts on 26 June and is the largest culture and human rights event in Finland, with events for all ages. Youth Pride is for the younger audience targeting participants of 13-25 years. This year’s theme is freedom and responsibility, based on the 100 years of Finnish independence.
26 June - 2 July 2017
Starting with an opening act on Tuesday 8 August, the six-day festival offers movies, education, literature, music, dance and more. Don't miss the parade on Saturday 12 August.
8 - 13 August 2017
Pride events in rest of Europe 2017:
Pride In London
London’s Pride celebrations are centered round Trafalgar Square during the day, with performances, music, and inspiring speeches. As night falls, the action moves into the clubs of Soho.
24 June - 9 July 2017
Madrid, We Party Festival
The Pride festival in Madrid is a relative newcomer compared with some of the other cities, but in 2017 Madrid will be hosting WorldPride. The best clubs in the city have joined forces to hold a number of parties during the days of the festival. Several guest DJs will be bringing their colorful performances to the big event.
23 June – 3 July 2017
28 July – 6 August 2017
9 –10 June 2017
26 – 28 May 2017
21 July – 23 July 2017
24 July 2017
18 – 24 June 2017
9 – 13 August 2017
3 June 2017
28 June – 9 July 2017
23 June – 2 July 2017
3 – 9 july 2017
6 – 9 June 2017
Published: April 30, 2020