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Gay Pride Events Worldwide: Dates & Info

Get ready for pride season with wolfyy’s ultimate list of pride events worldwide.

Below are the latest dates and details for over 50 international gay pride parades and events. You’ll also find popular local hotels and host hotels for each celebration, as well as other noteworthy events and afterparties. Links to official pride event information are provided within.

gay prides around the world

Pride events listed below are grouped by the world region. Each list is alphabetical by city.

Here are the top gay prides in the USA, Canada, Europe, South/Central America, the Middle East, Australia & more!

USA Gay Pride Events

Atlanta Pride

  • Dates: Oct 7 – 9, 2022

Atlanta Pride is typically held right after National Coming Out Day in October. It’s one of the largest pride event weekends in the southeastern U.S.

Atlanta gay pride celebration

In addition to the main pride parade, the Atlanta Pride Committee hosts three other annual pride marches: the Trans March, Bi & Pan March, and Dyke March.

The most popular circuit parties during gay pride in Atlanta are part of the Big Ol’ Slice of Atlanta lineup, hosted by GA Boy Events. You can grab weekend passes on Universe.com.

Austin Pride

  • Dates: August 13, 2022

Austin Pride attracts nearly half a million people each August. The parade and festival’s main events are on Saturday, showcasing incredibly popular artists. The entire weekend is full of fun events like the Official Pride Comedy Showcase, drag brunch, and fashion show.

austin gay pride parade dancers

One of the mainstay events is the “Drip Drop Official Austin Pride Urban Turn Up”, an annual event hosted by Austin Black Pride. Another is the Austin Pride Week Men’s Party, which is usually held at a local gay bar like Oilcan Harry’s or Sellers Underground

See the latest event updates on the Austin Pride Facebook page.

Baltimore Pride

  • Dates: June 20 – 26th, 2022

Baltimore Pride is among the oldest gay prides in the United States. The march is on Saturday afternoon, followed by events like the High Heel Race.

Afterward, everyone enjoys the lively Baltimore Pride Block Party. Saturday night is filled with afterparties.

Baltimore gay pride events

On Sunday, get ready for the Pride Park Festival in Druid Hill Park. Enjoy an entire day of entertainment, which typically runs as late as 2 AM.

Boston Pride (No Longer Held)

Boston Pride

The Boston Pride board of directors recently announced that sadly, Boston Pride will be dissolved and no longer host any events. Sources mention that the community does not want involvement with Boston Pride due to diversity concerns. Hopefully, in the coming years, pride events in Bosting will return. But for now, we’ll need to show our pride in another city.

Charlotte Pride

  • Dates: Aug 20 – 21, 2022

During Charlotte Pride weekend, expect a ton of fun drag events, epic circuit parties at World Nightclub, and even some religious services for the LGBTQ+ community. The Charlotte Pride Mass and Interfaith Service is one of the mainstay annual events during pride.

gay pride in charlotte

Charlotte’s gay pride parade takes place in Uptown Charlotte. Ending the heart of the downtown, there’s plenty of restaurants and relaxing parks to enjoy.

Closing parties and afterparties are typically held at Chasers Charlotte, World Nightclub, and Bassment Charlotte.

Chicago Pride Fest & Parade

  • Dates: June 18 – 19, 2022 (Chicago Pride Fest), June 25 – 26, 2022 (Pride in the Park)

Chicago Pride events span multiple weekends in June. The first of the celebratory pride weekends is Chicago Pride Fest, a two-day event held in the trendy Boystown neighborhood.

gay pride weekend event

The following weekend starts with Pride in the Park and continues with Chicago’s gay pride parade, which takes place on the last Sunday in June.

Columbus Pride: Stonewall Columbus

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Here in Ohio, Columbus Pride weekend attracts an annual crowd of over 700,000 people! It’s one of the largest gay prides in the midwestern U.S.

largest gay pride in midwest USA

Some of the most fun events at the Columbus Pride annual 5K, Tea Dance, Trans March, Pride Brunch at the convention center, or the Columbus Lesbian and Gay Softball Association’s annual Bat n’ Rouge Fundraiser.

And while pride weekend in Columbus is full of events, the month of June has a bunch of other events happening.

Dallas Pride

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Dallas Pride weekend events are growing larger every year. Since 2019, the annual Dallas Gay Pride Festival has shifted from September to June and is now hosted at Fair Park in South Dallas.

Dallas gay pride afterparties

Daytime parties and afterparties tend to change each year, but there are typically a few big dance parties, like the Brüt Dallas Pride Closing Party.

The Purple Foundation usually hosts some events as well. Check the Dallas Pride Events Calendar to see what’s scheduled.

DC Pride: Capital Pride Alliance

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA
DC Capital Pride parade

Washington DC Capital Pride events start off with the Capital Pride Honors, a gala held to acknowledge and celebrate those who have worked to progress LGBTQ+ causes in the nation’s Capital Region.

DC Gay Pride events typically include the Capital Pride rooftop pool party at VIDA, Pride Talks, and the Taste of Pride Brunch, among others. If you love drag, try the Capital Pride drag brunch.

If you want to party, look out for DC Pride Opening Party and the Capital Pride Block Party.

Denver Pride

  • Dates: June 25 – 26, 2022

Produced by The Center on Colfax, Denver PrideFest is a two-day weekend pride event. The first thing on Saturday is usually the Denver Big Gay 5K, followed by the PrideFest Kids Parade.

PrideFest Denver gay events

Sunday is the main Denver Pride Parade. There’s a bunch of live entertainment planned each year after both days of festivities.

Local gay bars also host a bunch of exciting daytime events like parking lot pool parties, wet underwear shower contests, and women’s pride parties!

See what’s going on at Charlie’s Denver, The Triangle, and the other gay bars I mention in wolfyy’s Denver gay guide.

Detroit Motor City Pride

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Detroit Motor City Pride, held its first march in 1972. The number of live performances over the weekend is enormous. They probably have the most live entertainment of all pride events in the USA.

Motor City Pride concert

Choose from the Pride Stage, Festival Stage, Pyramid Stage, or for circuit party lovers, the Underground Stage. Everything happens along the riverfront with a setup like this.

Fort Lauderdale Pride

  • Dates: February 2023 (Exact Dates TBA)

Pride Fort Lauderdale is also known as Pride of the Americas. It’s a jam-packed week of events which leads into a thrilling weekend of dance parties! Some parties continue through early Monday morning.

LGBT beach celebration

Choose between fashion shows, circuit parties, parades, comedy shows, and of course the unforgettable Pride Block Party, right on the sand of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.

For more gay Fort Lauderdale recommendations, see wolfyy’s Fort Lauderdale gay guide.

Houston Pride

  • Dates: June 25, 2022

Houston Pride has one of the most diverse event lineups of all the gay pride festivals in the USA. Past events include movie screenings, Latinx dance nights, art shows, drag shows, pub crawls, queer dance parties, and performances by the local gay men’s chorus.

Houston pride

The entire month of June is typically filled with events, so if you can’t make Houston’s official gay pride festival weekend, there will still be plenty to take part in.

Key West Pride

  • Dates: June 7 – 11, 2023

Key West Pride is always loads of fun! It takes place over a long weekend in June with quite a party-driven schedule, too.

gay prides in the USA

Don’t miss the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic, the world’s largest annual LGBT bartending competition.

For an intense evening of dancing with a sexy vibe, look for annual parties called Fetish Ball, Purgatory Party, Ultimate Mangoes Neon Party.

Las Vegas Pride

  • Dates: Oct 7 – 8, 2022

Las Vegas Pride weekends happen in October and they certainly support the city’s party-hard reputation Expect a full lineup of dance parties and after-hours events all week beforehand, which continue through the main pride weekend.

Las Vegas gay pride

One of the most unique things about Las Vegas Pride is the Pride Night Parade. Don’t forget all your gay party accessories!

Los Angeles & West Hollywood Pride

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA (Weho & Los Angeles)

Los Angeles Pride lights up the West Hollywood gay neighborhood. In addition to the main pride parade, events like the Dyke March and LA Pride Festival take over Santa Monica Boulevard.

gay pride party in Los Angeles

One of the most popular circuit parties during LA Pride is GPS (Gay Pride Saturday), which is a pride version of the traditional “gay party Saturday” GPS event. The famous closing party for Los Angeles Pride is Sunset Tea at 1OAK Los Angeles.

West Hollywood Pride spans a separate weekend, typically the one preceding LA pride. The LGBT arts festival, Dyke March, and sunset tea dance are a few mainstay events.

For local tips, see wolfyy’s Los Angeles gay guide or blog post on where to find gay bathhouses in LA.

Miami Beach Pride

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Miami Beach Pride celebrations typically take place in early April, and they’re full of celebrity performers and DJs. 

They’re set up on various stages taking over the Lummus Park along the ocean in Miami’s Art Deco District. It all happens on Sunday after the pride parade.

Popular nighttime pride parties in Miami include special events from Urge, LPN Party, and Climax Miami.

For more Miami recommendations, see wolfyy’s Miami gay guide.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Twin Cities Pride

  • Dates: June 25 – 26, 2022

Twin Cities Pride itself is a nonprofit organization that hosts an enormous number of LGBTQ+ events in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area year-round, including Twin Cities Pride Weekend in early summer.

Twin Cities Pride event

On Saturday, everyone enjoys the Twin Cities Pride Festival. The stage is in Loring Park and entry is completely free! Sunday is the official Ashley Rukes Pride Parade through downtown Minneapolis.

Nashville Pride

  • Dates: June 25 – 26, 2022

Get excited for some handsome southern men showing off in the parade at Nashville Pride! The event is typically held in late June.

sexy gay men at Nashville Pride

Their parade starts relatively early around 10 AM. But afterward, everyone gears up for Nashville’s Pride Festival, now hosted at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Entertainment continues through Saturday evening and resumes Sunday.

Nashville gay bars host fantastic parties each evening. Check out what’s going on at Play Dance Bar or Pecker’s Bar & Grill!

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New York City Pride

  • Dates: June 23 – 26, 2022

New York City holds the world record for hosting the biggest gay pride in the world. Nearly five million people showed up for New York City Pride in 2019 for World Pride.

Typical pride parades in New York City are glamorously hectic! There are also dozens of nightly circuit parties and hundreds of individual events. 

best international gay pride events

Make sure you buy tickets to events as soon as possible to avoid higher prices. One of the easiest and most popular options is the 3-party pride weekend pass.

Some of the best pride parties in New York are hosted by Jake Resnicow as well as boiparty, but there is an incredible number of events to choose from. 

A few of my favorite parties to consider are MEAT XXL, the DILF party, and Love Prism. Don’t forget some fierce circuit party accessories to make a statement at the club!

Read more about my top recommended New York gay hotels.

Orlando Come Out With Pride

  • Dates: Oct 15, 2022

Orlando Come Out With Pride, takes place in early October. Events span a full week and more are being added every year. Things start off with the Drag Race 5K hosted by Zebra Coalition.

gay Orlando Pride event

Expect a rowdy launch party before the big COWP Festival and Pride Parade at Lake Eola Park. Afterward, there will be an official afterparty. The next Sunday morning is the fabulous recovery brunch at Celine Orlando in Downtown Orlando.

Palm Springs Pride

  • Dates: Nov 4 – 6, 2022

Greater Palm Springs Pride in early November is the perfect escape from fall weather. Palm Springs is notoriously gay-friendly, and local pride events show so much LGBTQ+ diversity.

pride weekends in Palm Springs

Bring some stylish and sexy swimwear for poolside events like Desert Heat. Pride weekends here in Palm Springs are jam-packed with pool parties. I also recommend grabbing tickets to the pride brunch.

Barracks always has a sexy pride event planned. For official after-hours parties, check the latest agenda on the Palm Springs Pride site.

Check out these clothing optional palm springs gay resorts if you’re planning on visiting Palm Springs!

Phoenix Pride

  • Dates: October 16, 2022
Phoenix gay pride afterparty event

Pride weekends in Phoenix include the fun, local Phoenix Pride parade, plus an entertainment-filled Phoenix Pride Festival. Check out the Erotic World tent for some dark, passionate exhibitions and live shows.

Consider attend the Miss and Mister Phoenix Pride Pageant, another staple of the city’s weekend festivities.

Portland Pride, Oregon

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Portland Pride, also known as Pride Northwest, consists of the Pride Waterfront Festival and the Portland Pride Parade. Official events begin with the annual PDX Pride Kickoff Party.

PDX pride Portland block party

The annual block party is called “Taking Pride on Stark,” hosted by Scandals PDX. All support goes to the Cascade Aids Project.

Provincetown Pride

  • Dates: June 2 – 4, 2023

You probably already knew Provincetown is a classic gay travel destination, but did you know Provincetown Pride is actually one of the newest pride weekends in the United States?

Provincetown gay pride parade

Events begin on Friday with two official pride ferries from Boston to Provincetown, followed by a kick-off party. Saturday and Sunday will have Pride Yoga, art installation, and dance party events.

Puerto Rico Pride

  • Dates: 2022 dates TBA

Puerto Rico’s gay pride event is called Winter Pride Fest. The annual festival in San Juan is relatively new among gay prides in the USA. 

Winter Pride Fest in Puerto Rico

The first celebration was in January 2019. But for the past couple of years, Puerto Rico Pride events were held in early December. 

Enjoy animated outdoor events, watersport adventures, and epic drag shows!

San Diego Pride

  • Dates: July 9, 2022

Held in July, San Diego Pride weekends take over the North Park neighborhood. The pride parade makes its way down to the glorious Balboa Park, where the San Diego Pride Festival hosts a ton of exhibits and a concert lineup. Don’t miss the parade’s magical 300-foot rainbow flag!

international gay prides

Out at The Park, Lunch Bruch, and SheFest are all fantastic events to celebrate at. There are a ton of annual circuit parties too, many of which change names from year to year. Browse the latest party lineup on Eventbrite.

Grab some unique gay pride accessories to show off at the parade!

San Francisco Pride

  • Dates: June 25 – 26, 2022

San Francisco Pride is one of the most popular gay pride event weekends in the United States. Saturday kicks off with Dykes on Bikes, followed by live performances on dozens of stages throughout the city’s heart.

gay pride afterparties

The monumental San Francisco Pride parade is on Sunday. After the march, grab your sexiest swimsuit and attend one of the many planned pool parties.

Popular circuit party events over the weekend include Afterglow and Colossus. For daytime afterparties, look out for Pink Mammoth and Hard French Pride events.

Seattle Pride

  • Dates: June 26, 2022 (pride parade)

Seattle Pride has the fourth largest pride parade in the United States! The city has events just about every day throughout gay pride month. 

Earlier in June you can look forward to pride events like the annual 4K/10K race, film festivals, and evening events like Queeraoke at queer/bar.

Seattle Pride events

Everyone looks forward to “The World’s Tiniest Tea Dance,” a weekly Sunday outdoor dance party at Pony. You also have the hysterically funny Prom Dress Rugby event hosted by Seattle Quake Rugby.

Lesbians and other queer attendees should definitely try the Seattle Women’s Pride festival. Additionally, Lambert House hosts events for LGBTQ youth, many of them over the Seattle Pride weekends.

Tampa Pride

  • Dates: March 25, 2023

Tampa Pride weekend is one of the newest pride events in the United States. Normally held in late March, it’s packed with parties and shows Thursday night through Sunday. Look out for Amateur Strip, La Cage Aux Folle, and other events at Bradley’s on 7th!

Tampa Pride Weekend

Sometimes there are additional events earlier in the week, notably the LGBTea Party and religious service events. After the parade on Saturday, let loose anywhere you like as the city celebrates Tampa Pride At Night.

Canada Gay Pride Events

Montréal Pride: Fierté Montréal

  • Dates: August 1 – 7, 2022

Montréal Pride is the biggest pride in Canada, attracting millions of people annually. Events span an entire week in mid-August.

One of the best things about Montréal Pride is the commitment to supporting grassroots LGBTQ organizations in an effort to prevent the over-corporatization of the celebration.

Montréal gay Pride drag event

Some of the most popular events include the Drag Superstars Concert, Community Day, and Mega T-Dance. After the parade, celebrate continue the festivities at official Post-Parade events.

See more about planned events on the Fierté Montréal facebook page. For local restaurant and gay bar recommendations, see wolfyy’s Montréal gay guide.

Toronto Pride

  • Dates: June 24 – 26, 2022

Toronto Pride pretty much spans the entire month of June, with several weekends packed with pride parties!

Pride events in June

Start out your weekend of celebration at the Pride Street Fair in the village, where you can support local businesses and organizations.

Popular parties and events include Toronto Pride’s Drag Ball, Drag King Hour, and the nighttime Dirty Disco. For the women, get excited about GirlPlay, a lineup of parties that focus on the ladies!

Vancouver Pride

  • Dates: July 31, 2022
men kissing at Vancouver Pride

Vancouver Pride is another one of the best pride weekends in Canada. The Sunset Beach Festival is an epic event where everyone socializes on the sand and peruses street vendors. It runs all day on the same afternoon as the parade.

Other notable events include the substance-free “Untoxicated” party hosted by Last Door, and the annual Pier Dance.

Gay Pride Events & Festivals in Europe

Amsterdam Pride

  • Dates: Aug 5 – 7, 2022

Everyone loves the glorious canal parade at Amsterdam Pride. It’s truly a unique event! Don’t miss the popular Pride Drag Queen Olympics, where you can watch a bunch of international drag queens compete.

Amsterdam Pride parade

For the best parties, check out FunHouse XL Pride hosted by Club Rapido in WesterUnie. Also, there’s the Pride Closing Party!

Barcelona Pride

  • Dates: June 23 – 26, 2022

Barcelona Pride is known to be incredibly sex-positive. There’s never a shortage of erotic after-hours parties and cruising events over the week-long celebration.

One of my favorite gay clubs in Barcelona is The Black Room. They’ll definitely have some fantastic late-night circuit parties. The Dirty Beach pride party is another crowd favorite, as is the epic WE Party pride event!

The Sex Pride BCN Closing Party at Berlin Dark is also quite popular. It’s surely a memorable way to finish off your pride weekend!

For more gay Barcelona recommendations, see wolfyy’s Barcelona gay guide.

Berlin Pride (CSD Berlin)

  • Dates: July 23, 2022

Berlin Pride, also known as Christopher Street Day Berlin, is a one-day event in July, consisting of both a pride march and a rally. Everything takes place in Mitte, the heart of the city.

The official main party is Unity, one of the largest gay pride parties in Europe. You also can’t miss the world-famous KitkatClub, the usual host of the beloved Revolver Party.

See the best gay nightlife venues in wolfyy’s gay Berlin guide. You’ll surely have a blast at some of these Berlin gay bars, too.

Get the latest updates on the CSD Berlin Pride Facebook page.

Cologne Pride

  • Dates: Aug 27 – 29, 2022

Cologne is among the top ten cities with the biggest gay pride parades in the world. Cologne Pride events consistently attract over one million visitors!

Cologne Pride parade

The city of Cologne truly embraces diversity. Join the community at the Demonstration for Diversity in the beautiful Old Town.

The main party over Cologne Pride weekend is Sexy Pride Land. Enjoy various dance floors, outdoor areas, food, cruising section, and a sea of shirtless men.

For authentic gay Cologne recommendations, visit the Köeln Tourism site’s Queer Cologne page.

London Pride

  • Dates: July 2, 2022

Pride in London is packed with impressive events that typically span several weeks in July. It’s one of the biggest gay pride festivals in Europe!

Some of the biggest events are the Pride’s Got Talent Finals, the Pride Spotlight Party, and of course the epic London Pride Parade.

Pride in the Park is also an annual favorite. Everyone gathers in Victoria Park all three days over the main pride weekend.

Madrid Pride (Madrid Orgullo)

  • Dates: June 24 – July 4, 2022

Madrid Orgullo is one of the world’s largest gay prides. Expect hundreds of performing artists on stages all throughout the city.

Pride in Madrid unites LGBTQ+ people from all over the world and is truly an international celebration. It typically runs from the last few days in June into the beginning of July.

largest gay pride festivals in Europe

Madrid is a huge party destination, so grab your gay party gear and get ready to dance the night away. La Riviera is an enormous venue known for hosting iconic parties during pride.

WE Party Pride Festival and the Tanga Party Madrid events are epic. I definitely recommend attending! Also see what’s planned at Baila Cariño.

Maspalomas Winter Pride

  • Dates: Nov 7 – 13, 2022

Winter Pride Maspalomas is one of the most unique gay pride celebrations in Europe! Here in the Canary Islands, Winter Pride happens every November, while it’s beautifully warm and sunny!

Mingle with friendly Europeans at the local gay beach, explore the famous dunes, and dance the night away at bars in Yumbo Center. Maspalomas has so much to offer, and pride is the perfect time to visit.

wolfyy’s Maspalomas gay guide has all the essential info and local recommendations to check out before your trip!

Paris Pride

  • Dates: June 25, 2022

The Paris Pride Marche de Fierté embodies both a celebratory spirit as well as a strong call for equal rights. Pride here in France’s capital unites over half a million people. The spirit of equality is immensely important, as France is experiencing a sharp rise in anti-LGBT attacks.

At the end of the parade route, everyone gathers for a live concert and a rowdy good time.

Paris pride parade

The Le Marais gay district will certainly be buzzing with after-hours celebrations. For local gay Paris gay bars and other recommendations, see wolfyy’s Paris gay guide.

Paris Pride afterparties are typically hosted by Flash Cocotte club, Barbi(e)turix Parisian Lesbian Collective, MENERGY and House of Moda.

Reykjavík Pride, Iceland

  • Dates: August 6, 2022

One of the coolest Reykjavík Pride events is Let’s Paint a Rainbow. Each year the location changes. Not many other pride festivals around the world have such a fun, supportive and social event like this!

Reykjavík Pride festival

Typical Reykjavík Pride events include queer nights, drag competitions, a queer cruise, a television festival, and official dance parties.

If you’ll be exploring Iceland before or after Reykjavík Pride, check out the local recommendations in wolfyy’s Iceland gay travel guide.

Rome Pride

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

The Rome Pride parade gloriously passes by the ancient Colosseum. It’s a tremendous and assertive protest for LGBT+ rights and equality each June. There are tons of colorful drag queens and sexy dancers, too.

gay pride events in Italy

For parties after the parade, check events hosted by Men2Men, Cox Italy.

See more gay Rome recommendations in wolfyy’s Rome gay guide.

Stockholm Pride

  • Dates: August 1 – 7, 2022

Celebrate your LGBTQ+ pride in Scandinavia here at Stockholm Pride! The two main components of pride are Pride House and Pride Park. Dates for Stockholm Pride are typically the last few days of July into the beginning of August.

Pride House is a group of events consisting of seminars, workshops, and other professional activities. It’s typically held in a local hotel.

Stockholm Pride afterparties

Pride Park is where the party happens! Take part in the KinkyKvarteret for some leather fetish and kink appreciation and enjoy several stages with live entertainment by well-known artists.

The festivities normally span multiple days, so there’s lots of flexibility to attend. Don’t forget your gay party and leather accessories!

Afterward, look out for the scheduled local afterparty concerts. If you’re having trouble translating their website or using the English version, get updates on the Stockholm Pride Facebook page.

For local recommendations, gay bars, and cruising spots, see wolfyy’s Stockholm gay guide.

Middle East & Asia Gay Pride Events

Tel Aviv Pride

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Without a doubt, Tel Aviv Pride is the best in the Middle East. Everyone who’s experienced pride in the beautiful city of Tel Aviv raves about how much fun they had.

gay prides in the Middle East

During the day, everyone hangs out at Hilton Beach (one of the world’s best gay beaches) and explores the local culture. Later on, gay bars like Lima Lima host evening parties before the massive circuit parties like Tel A Beef.

Bring your best gay pride accessories to the party!

Taiwan Pride

  • Dates: Oct 29, 2022

Taiwan Pride was first held in 2003, and now with nearly 200,000 annual participants, Taipei hosts the largest pride festival in East Asia.

Gay pride in Taiwan happens on the last Saturday of October, which is officially Pride Month in Taiwan. Each year has a different theme.

Taipei Rainbow Festival

Taipei Rainbow Festival happens both Saturday and Sunday. It’s a free outdoor market and party that brings together LGBTQ+ friendly brands along with well-known DJs.

The most popular circuit parties during Taiwan Pride are hosted by Pride Formosa. Also, keep an eye out for the pride party edition of C.U.M. (Create Ur Mmmagic) to see some renowned drag queens.

Central & South America Gay Pride Parades & Events

Mexico City Pride – Marcha Del Orgullo

  • Dates: June 25, 2022

Mexico City Pride is much larger than you might expect! Over a quarter of a million people attend the city’s pride events each year.

mexico city pride parade

The Zona Rosa gay neighborhood is definitely the place to be after Mexico City’s pride parade. There are dozens of gay bars and clubs throughout this small and vibrant area of the city.

Updates can be found on the official Marcha del Orgullo Mexico City Facebook page as well as the main Marcha LGBT CDMX website.

For a full list of the best gay nightlife venues and local recommendations, read wolfyy’s Mexico City gay guide.

Vallarta Pride

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Vallarta Pride is a week-long celebration and features some of the best drag talent in the world. Typical events include the Wet and Wild Cruise, Drag Derby, an LGBT art walk, and a ton of other cultural experiences.

gay pride event in Mexico

You should absolutely hang out at the gay beach, which is always a good time. Don’t forget to bring some stylish and sexy swimwear!

Gay bars in Puerto Vallarta are concentrated in one area, where everyone will naturally gather for a fabulously fun time. See wolfyy’s Puerto Vallarta gay guide for local recommendations.

Sao Paulo Pride: Parada do Orgulho LGBT

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Sao Paulo Pride holds the record for hosting the second largest gay pride festival in the world. Events in 2011 attracted over four million attendees. The colossal pride parade has a fun carnival-like atmosphere.

sao paulo gay pride

For evening parties, check out events at Espeto Bambu LGBT+ bar and the massive nightclub The Week.

See more Sao Paulo Pride updates on the Parada Sao Paulo Instagram page.

Rio de Janeiro Pride

  • Dates: Sept 11 – 13, 2022

Take part in the Rio de Janeiro Gay Pride Parade along the breathtaking Copacabana Beach. Pride in Rio is one of the biggest gay pride weekends in South America. It’s typically scheduled in September or early October.

Rio Pride events and parade

Rio’s official Parada do Orgulho LGBTI+ has a different theme each year. Each theme slogan aims to advance LGBT+ visibility and rights in Brazil, as well as to celebrate the community’s achievements.

Follow the latest updates on the Rio de Janeiro Pride Facebook page.

Australia Pride Festivals

Melbourne Midsumma Pride March

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival is a massive queer art and cultural celebration that spans several weeks each January/February. There are over 150 special events, parties, talks, and performances!

gay pride in Melbourne

Things start off with the Midsumma Carnival in downtown Melbourne. Enjoy all types of social activities followed by the nighttime T Dance. You can browse and filter all planned events on the Midsumma Festival website.

The Midsumma Melbourne Pride March happens toward the festival’s later dates (although 2021 was an exception due to Covid-19). After the parade, there are plenty of afterparties to choose from. You definitely have options!

Sydney Pride Festival & Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

  • Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Sydney Pride can be a little confusing at first since events happen at different times of the year.

The official Sydney Pride Parade is part of Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, which happens over a weekend in late February/early March. It’s a hugely popular event, the biggest of all pride weekends in Australia.

dates for Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

Importantly though, the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras organization also hosts events during the Sydney Pride Festival, which spans the month of June.

These include the all-new Sydney Pride Weekender. It’s a series consisting of four LGBTQ+ events at the Metro Theatre.

By the way, Sydney is slated to host World Pride 2023. It’s never too early to get a great hotel deal!

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