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2021 Gay Pride & Events

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Below is a list of all the Gay Pride Events happening this year from May to November 2021. Where are you planning on celebrating Gay Pride this year?

Please note that events dates maybe changed or cancelled due to COVID

MAY 2021

Gay Pride Maspalomas, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria: May 6 – 16

The Maspalomas Gay Pride is one of the biggest Prides in Europe.

New Hope Celebrates PrideFest, New Hope, Pennsylvania: May 13 – 15

Featuring a grand parade beginning in Lambertville, NJ, and crossing over the Delaware River into New Hope, PA. This year they will show their own 100ft Rainbow Equality Flag!

Springfield PrideFest, Springfield, Illinois: May 15

Celebrating the Central IL LGBTQ+ community. An event for everyone with great food & drinks, tons of fun, and time spent with family & friends. What more could you ask for?

Eurovision Song Contest 2021, Rotterdam, The Netherlands May 18 – 22

The City of Rotterdam will stage the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam at the Ahoy Arena.

Paris Tournament, Paris, France: May 21 – 23

This event is open to all and brings together athletes from all over the world each year. 

Tampa Pride, Tampa, Florida: May 22

Tampa Pride 2021 is going to be bigger and better by celebrating all the obstacles the LGBTQ+ community has overcome throughout history.

Puerto Vallarta Pride, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: May 24 – 31

Starting in 2011 Puerto Vallarta Pride is now the largest LGBTQ+ Pride event in the region.

Birmingham Gay Pride, Birmingham, England: May 29 – 30

Hosting one of the friendliest street parties in the UK attracting 75,000 people each year to support the LGBTQ+ rights.

Torremolinos Gay Pride, Torremolinos, Spain: May 31 – June 7

A 4-day celebration of gay life on the Spanish Costa del Sol. The town swells with visitors from all over. 

JUNE 2021

York Pride Fest, Ontario, Canada: June 1 – 30

 Continuing to give visibility to the LGBTQ+ community in the York region through celebrations each year that marks our past, present & future.

Key West Pride, Key West, Florida: June 2 – 6

Celebrate pride on a tropical island that is legendary for its laid-back style.

One Magical Weekend, Orlando, Florida: June 3 – 7

Thousands of LGBTQ+ travelers from around the world will descend on Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resorts for One Magical Weekend.

Provincetown Pride, Provincetown, Massachusetts: June 4 – 6

Celebration highlights what Provincetown has always been known for LGBTQ+ awareness, empowerment, and diversity.

Pittsburgh Pride, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: June 4 – 6

Pittsburgh Pride 2021 will be the first Pride in Pittsburgh thrown in collaboration between LGBTQ+ organizations across Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region.

Athens Gay Pride, Athens, Greece: June 4 – 11

Thousands of people gather on West Washington Street for the annual Athens PRIDE Street Festival.

Middletown Pride, Middletown, Connecticut: June 5

Middletown Pride has planned two socially distant Middletown Pride Showcases which will feature drag queens, show choirs, dancers, and other special guests.

Raleigh Pride, Raleigh, North Carolina: June 6

Its 11th year of celebrating and has changed the name to Out Raleigh Pride. In 2020 they decided to do a virtual pride due to the pandemic.

Sao Paulo Gay Pride, São Paulo, Brazil: June 6

Sao Paulo Gay Pride is the biggest pride parade in the world in 2006 this was recognised by the Guinness World Records. They broke the Guinness record in 2009 with four million attendees.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Pride, Canary Islands, Spain: June 6

The Santa Cruz County Community joins with the voices of LGBTQ+ communities and their allies around the world in celebration of Pride Month. 

LA Pride, Los Angeles, California: June 11 – 13

LA Pride is an annual LGBTQ+ pride event that taking place in West Hollywood, California.

Circuit Asia Weekend, Pattaya, Thailand June 11 – 13

The world’s biggest international gay event will return to Pattaya, Thailand featuring top international DJ’s, sexy go-go dancers, and the hottest men in Asia.

Binghamton Pride, Binghamton, New York: June 12

A number of events are being held such as the Pride Flag raising ceremony. The city’s biggest event is Pride Palooza.

Tri-State Black Pride, Memphis, Tennessee: June 17 – 20

Showcases unity and pride by promoting equality, human rights, education, outreach, arts, and culture of Memphis and Mid-South’s LGBTQ+ community and allies. 

Zurich Pride Festival, Zürich, Switzerland: June 18 – 19

The festival site on the Sechseläutenplatz is transformed into a party hotspot. The parade and concerts are the highlights of the Zurich Pride Festival.

Folsom Street East, New York: June 18 – 20

The Folsom Street East street festival has been an annual highlight of the global fetish/kink calendar — For all to enjoy!

Oslo Pride, Oslo, Norway: June 18 – 27

Oslo Pride is Norway’s largest festival for the LGBTQ+ population, offering a varied programme with concerts, art exhibits, shows, film screenings, parties, and political debates.

Pride Toronto, Toronto, Canada: June 18 – 27

One of Canada’s premier arts and cultural festivals and one of the largest parades in North America. 

Vienna Gay Pride, Vienna, Austria: June 19

There will be a Pride Village at City Hall Square offering a mix of culture, shows, food, and more.

Barcelona Gay Pride, Barcelona, Spain: June 19 – 26

An event for everyone where the LGBTQ+ community can be collectively heard, become visible, and a place to celebrate and make a stand. 

Lisbon Gay Pride, Lisbon, Portugal: June 20 – 28

One one of the largest LGBTQ+ events in Portugal. Lisbon Pride 2021 is expected to attract over 70,000 people.

Tulsa Pride, Tulsa, Oklahoma: June 25 – 26

The longest running LGBTQ+ Pride festival in Oklahoma. This 2021, celebrates its 39 years with a whole weekend of pride, with the Tulsa Pride Parade, Tulsa Pride Celebration, and Picnic in the Park.  

Oklahoma City Pride, Oklahoma: June 25 – 27

Thousands make their way to Oklahoma City for an annual celebration of OKC’s LGBTQ+ community. The OKC Pride Week calendar is packed with exciting and artistic events.

Madrid Gay Pride, Madrid, Spain: June 25 – July 4

The biggest gay pride in Spain and one of the biggest in Europe, attracting more than 2 million people.

Budapest Gay Pride, Budapest, Hungary: June 25 – July 25

The biggest annual LGBTQ+ event in Hungary. you can celebrate with a film festival, discussions, exhibitions, picnics, concerts, and parties, all in this beautiful and romantic city.

Playa del Carmen Pride, Playa del Carmen, Mexico: June 26

Held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico includes pride parties, parades, and events attracting visitors from around the world.

Denver PrideFest, Denver, Colorado: June 26 – 27

The 2021 Denver PrideFest promotes the heritage and culture of the LGBTQ+ community of Colorado. It typically draws more than 450,000 attendees over two days, making it the largest Pride event in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Seattle Gay Pride, Seattle, Washington: June 26 – 27

One of the oldest of its kind in the USA and has been coloring the city streets each summer since 1974.

Twin Cities Pride, Minneapolis, Minnesota: June 26 – 27

Brings the greater LGBTQ+ community together to educate and create awareness of issues and to celebrate achievements.

Helsinki Gay Pride, Helsinki, Finland: June 28 – July 4

The biggest LGBTQ+ event in Finland, also the largest cultural event focusing on human rights in the country. Helsinki Pride highlights and rejoices everyone’s right to openly be as they are.

JULY 2021

Munich Gay Pride, Munich, Germany: July 3 – 11

The largest event of the LGBTQ+ community in southern Germany, more than 60 events are usually held within a nine-day pride week.

Bristol Pride, Bristol, United Kingdom: July 10

Pride Day starts with the Pride Parade then a massive outdoor multi-stage festival with music and performances, community and family areas, silent disco, bars, food, markets, and lots more.

San Diego Pride, San Diego, California: July 10 – 18

Taking place with a series of events leading up to a colorful main pride parade as well as the Hillcrest Block Party and the Pride Festival.

Pride London Festival, Ontario, Canada: July 15 – 25

Featuring a variety of events over 11 days, including an art show, comedy night, 3-day outdoor festival, awards night & annual London Pride Parade.

Frankfurt Pride, Frankfurt, Germany: July 16 – 18

Always a fun weekend and a colorful parade with around 40 poses. The main stage is located on Old Town Square and is also the location of the gay village for the 3 days of pride.

Stuttgart Gay Pride, Stuttgart, Germany: July 16 – August 1

May be one of the strongest political prides in Germany, but it’s also a colorful affair, combining the messages with a festive atmosphere.

Croydon Pride, Croydon, England: July 17

London’s second-largest Pride and it is back for its fourth year. The festival returns to Wandle Park bringing more fun and entertainment.

Berlin Pride, Berlin, Germany: July 23 – 25

Offering one of the most eclectic pride celebrations in Europe. It is one of the biggest gay Prides in Europe, with hundreds of thousands of participants each year.

Amsterdam Gay Pride, Amsterdam, the Netherlands: July 31 – August 8

All major events taking place on the last weekend include a spectacular Pride parade on the canals of the city.

AUGUST 2021

Stockholm Gay Pride, Stockholm, Sweden: August 2 – 8

One of Stockholm’s largest annual festivals, as well as the largest Pride celebration in Scandinavia. It is a big, happy colorful event that attracts LGBTQ+ visitors from around the world.

Prague Gay Pride, Prague, Czech Republic: August 2 – 8

It is one of the biggest cultural events in the Czech Republic.

Brighton & Hove Pride, Brighton and Hove, England: August 6 – 8

Brighton Pride 2021 is back with a bang and this year the theme is Fabuloso Pride in the Park. It is a friendly event and one of Brighton’s most popular weekends.

Mad Bear Beach Party Weekend, Torremolinos, Spain: August 6 – 16

A summer event taking place in the hot month of August, the height of the season in Spain’s Costa del Sol. The highlight of the event will be the Mr. Mad Bear competition at Eden Beach.

Montreal Pride, Montreal, Canada: August 9 – 15

Taking over the streets of the gay village for 10 days in a series of concerts, parades, exhibitions, and demonstrations.

Antwerp Gay Pride, Antwerp, Belgium: August 11 – 15

Taking place from August 11th-15th, with the Parade on Saturday, followed by the free, open-air WAVE street festival, dance parties, and many more LGBTQ+ events and activities.

Gay Pride Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark: August 12 – 22

Denmark’s largest human rights and LGBTQ+ festival. The popular event features a huge pride parade on the last Saturday, finishing off with a big show and party at night.

Charlotte Pride, Charlotte, North Carolina: August 21 – 22

Queen City’s annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community held in the heart of Uptown on Tryon Street.

Cologne Gay Pride, Cologne, Germany: August 21 – September 5

The biggest LGBTQ+ demonstration in Germany and one of Europe’s largest. The two highlights of Cologne Gay Pride are the CSD Street Festival and the Pride Parade.

Manchester Gay Pride, Manchester, England: August 27 – 30

One of the world’s leading celebrations of LGBTQ+ life. It is a celebration culminating in a weekend of campaigning, celebrating, and fundraising over the August bank holiday.

Calgary Gay Pride, Alberta, Canada: August 27 – September 6

2021 brings forth the 28th iteration of the annual Calgary Pride Parade – the signature event that colors all of downtown Calgary with rainbows and smiles! 

SEPTEMBER 2021

Malta Pride, Valetta, Malta: September 10 – 19

This annual gay festival on Malta island features street parties, LGBTQ+ floats, parade, concerts, and fun-filled activities. Another highlight of this festival is the after-Pride dance party, featuring top local & international DJ’s and performers.

Miami Beach Gay Pride, Miami Beach, Florida: September 10 – 19

The legendary festival weekend will take place along the sands of Lummus Park in South Beach, as well as a parade along Ocean Drive in the city’s Art Deco neighborhood on Sunday morning.

London Gay Pride, London, England: September 11

Gay Pride London attracts one of the most diverse crowds in Europe and provides a platform for every part of London’s LGBTQ+ community to raise awareness. 

Nashville Pride, Nashville, Tennessee: September 11 – 12

The largest LGBTQ+ event in Tennessee. The festival will move to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville in 2021.  

West Pride Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden: September 27 – October 3

Each year the West Pride festival is held in Gothenburg. An art and culture festival that creates safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people and emphasizes norm-criticism and LGBTQ+ person’s lives.

OCTOBER 2021

Maspalomas Fetish Week, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria: October 1 – 10

Maspalomas Fetish Week is one of Europe’s biggest get-togethers for guys to get their leathers, uniforms, rubber, sports clothes and other kinky stuff out.

Las Vegas Pride, Las Vegas, Nevada: October 8 – 9

The Las Vegas PRIDE celebration is to return with the PRIDE Parade in downtown Las Vegas and the PRIDE Festival

Hustlaball Circuit Party Weekend, Berlin, Germany: October 21 – 24

The world’s famous and unique HustlaBall in Berlin and HustlaBall-Circuit-Party-Weekend, Hustlaball Berlin the world’s most hedonistic dance party and more. 

NOVEMBER 2021

Greater Palm Springs Pride, Palm Springs, California: November 1 – 7

This year a free virtual festival is bringing a diverse community together online.  Known for celebrating strength, equality and self-determination of the LGBTQ community, Greater Palm Springs Pride celebrates with an at-home dance party, a virtual parade, a solo 5K and more.

Phoenix Pride, Phoenix, Arizona: November 6 – 7

Brings diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of past, present and future.

Maspalomas Winter Pride, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria: November 8 – 14

Winter Pride Maspalomas is the last gay pride celebration with a week of events from live shows to dance sessions as well as much more.

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