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Here’s Your Gay Pride Calendar 2024

There are many, many PRIDE events around the globe for you to enjoy and experience. Here is a list of the major events for the year, so you can start your PRIDE travel planning.

JANUARY

Midsumma Festival, Melbourne, Australia | January 19 – February 9, 2025

Australia’s premier LGBTQIA+ arts and cultural experience returns with over 200 events showcasing queer culture, featuring local, interstate, and international artists in spectacular performances.

FEBRUARY

Midsumma Pride March, Melbourne, Australia | February 2, 2025

Paint on those stripes, fluff up your feathers and douse yourself in glitter to march through St Kilda in Melbourne’s iconic parade of rainbows and pride.

Cape Town Gay Pride, Cape Town | February 6 – March 2, 2025

Spanning ten days in late February/early March, Gay Pride Cape Town celebrates cultural diversity and creates awareness for LGBTQ issues in South Africa and beyond. Along with the annual Pride Parade, Gay Pride Cape Town hosts a series of different events, spanning from drag shows, poetry readings, queer cinema, and the popular Mr and Miss Cape Town Pride Pageant.

MARCH

Cathedral City LGBT Days | March 8 – 9, 2025

As California’s 1st Pride of the year, the Cathedral City LGBT Days brings together numerous LGBT celebrities, artists, media, community leaders visitors and residents for an unforgettable weekend of entertainment and experiences!

Wellington Pride Festival, New Zealand | TBD

Wellington Pride Festival is a celebration of their rainbow community in Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui. The Festival is inspired by Wellington’s rich history of queer fairs and festivals.

Pride Cape Coral, Cape Coral, Florida | March 1 – 2, 2025

PRIDE Parade, Tutu Drag Race, Live Entertainment on the BIG Stage, Street Performers, Carnival Games, Food Trucks, Vendor Village, and Sunday Drag Brunch in the Street!

Christchurch Pride, New Zealand | TBD

Christchurch Pride, like Otautahi itself, is growing stronger and stronger. Their key aims are to make it a family celebration and inclusive for all, celebrate with pride and visibility, and bring together the diverse groups within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Tampa Pride, Tampa, Florida | TBD

Tampa Pride 2023 will be bigger than ever. Tampa Pride is a celebration of all the obstacles the LGBT community has overcome throughout history.

APRIL

Jasper Pride Festival, Alberta, Canada | April 12, 2025

Celebrate being Proud & Free safely with some of the best this season offers. Jasper Pride festival has been adapted to offer more private versions of your favorite activities in a pristine mountain wonderland.

Miami Beach Gay Pride, Miami Beach, Florida | TBD

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.

Tokyo Rainbow Pride, Tokyo, Japan | April 18 – 20, 2025

Every year, Yoyogi Park transforms for one week into a rainbow of colors as diversified as the people it represents.

MAY

Gay Pride Maspalomas, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria | May 2 – 12, 2024

The Maspalomas Gay Pride 10-day festival gets bigger and better every year; drawing tens of thousands of visitors from across Europe and beyond to celebrate with the LGBT community in Playa del Ingles on Gran Canaria island.

Long Beach Pride, Long Beach, California | May 18 – 19, 2024

Long Beach Pride is the third-largest Pride festival and parade in California. Teen Pride is August 4, the festival is August 5 and 6, 11am to 10pm, Marina Green Park; and the parade is August 6, 2023 at 10:30am on Ocean Blvd from Lindero to Alamitos.

Puerto Vallarta Pride, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | May 22 – 26, 2024

Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride first started in 2011 and it’s the largest LGBTQ Pride event in the region.

Torremolinos Gay Pride, Torremolinos, Spain |May 30 – June 1, 2024

Torremolinos Gay Pride is an multi-day celebration of gay life on the Spanish Costa del Sol. With countless exhibitions, parties, concerts, and more, the festival attracts tens of thousands of participants each year, leaving Torremolinos as one of Europe’s leading gay-friendly tourist destinations.

JUNE

Vienna Gay Pride, Vienna, Austria | June 1 – 8, 2024

This year’s Vienna Pride typically takes place in June. There will be a Pride Village at City Hall Square offering a mix of culture, shows, food, and more. Vienna Pride is the highlight of the Rainbow Parade on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Pride, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 1 – 2, 2024

Pittsburgh Pride 2023 will be the first Pride in Pittsburgh thrown in collaboration between LGBTQ+ organizations across Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region.

Sonoma County Pride, Santa Rosa, California | June 1 – 2, 2024 

Celebrate pride in wine country.

WeHo Pride, West Hollywood, California | June 1 – 2, 2024

This West Hollywood Pride weekend features a free Street Fair, the WeHo Pride Parade, the annual Dyke March, the Women’s Freedom Festival, and the OUTLOUD Music Festival.

Provincetown Pride, Provincetown, Massachusetts | June 1 – 2, 2024

The third annual Pride celebration highlights what Provincetown has always been known for LGBTQ+ awareness, empowerment, and diversity.

Dallas Pride, Dallas, Texas | June 1 – 2, 2024

The first weekend of June brings a weekend of friendship and harmony for the LGBTQ+ community in central Texas.

Easter Sierra Pride, Bishop, California | June 1 – 2, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Fresno Pride, Fresno, California | June 1, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Central Coast Pride, San Luis Obispo, California | June 1, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Santa Cruz Pride, Santa Cruz, California | June 2, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Annapolis Pride Parade & Festival, Annapolis |  June 1, 2024

Now in its second year, welcoming and embracing diversity while bringing together locals and business communities.

Middletown Pride, Middletown, Connecticut | June 1, 2024

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

Capital Pride, Washington D.C. | June 1 – 9, 2024

The Capital Pride Concert is returning for a great way to cap off your celebration weekend. You will also experience entertainment on three stages, from international headliners to our best local and regional LGBTQ+ talent.

Key West Pride, Key West, Florida | June 5 – 9, 2024

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

Sitges Gay Pride, Sitges, Spain | June 5 – 9, 2024

Sitges Gay Pride first started in 2009, and since then it has continued to provide an incredible celebration by the sea.

Boston Pride, Boston Massachusetts | June 8, 2024

Sitges Gay Pride first started in 2009, and since then it has continued to provide an incredible celebration by the sea.

LA Pride, Los Angeles, California | June 8 – 9, 2024

LA Pride, also known as the LA Pride Festival and Parade, is an annual LGBTQ+ pride event that takes place in LA State Historic Park.

Sacramento Pride, Sacramento, California | June 8 – 9, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California’s capitol city.

Munich Gay Pride, Munich, Germany | June 8-23, 2024

Munich Pride is the largest event of the LGBT community in southern Germany, more than 60 events are usually held within the PrideWeek.

West Pride Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden | June 10 – 16, 2024

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

Sao Paulo Gay Pride, São Paulo, Brazil | June 1 – 2, 2024

Sao Paulo Gay Pride is listed by Guinness World Records as the biggest pride parade in the world in 2006 with 2.5 million people. They broke the Guinness record in 2009 with four million attendees.

Tri-State Black Pride, Memphis, Tennessee | June 13 – 16, 2024

Tri-State Black Pride’s mission showcases unity and pride by promoting equality, human rights, education, outreach, arts, and culture of the Memphis and Mid-South LGBTQ community and allies.

Zurich Pride Festival, Zürich, Switzerland | June 14 – 15, 2024

Every June, the festival site on the Sechseläutenplatz and next to Bürkliplatz is transformed into a party hotspot. The parade and concerts are the highlights of the Zurich Pride Festival.

Stonewall Columbus Pride, Columbus, Ohio | June 1 – 15, 2024

Stonewall’s annual Pride Festival and March welcomes over 700,000 visitors to Columbus and the Central Ohio region.

Captial City City Pride, Des Moines, Iowa | June 7 – 9, 2024 

The Iowa City Pride Festival returns with the Pride Parade, the vendors in the Ped Mall, a fun-filled day of entertainment on the Linn Street Stage, and more.

Redwood Pride, Eureka, California | June 8, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Redding Pride, Redding, California | June 22, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Santa Monica Pride, Santa Monica, California | June 22, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Chicago Pride Fest, Chicago, Illinois | June 22 – 30, 2024

The Chicago Pride Fest® is an iconic street festival that features live music, drag shows, games, parade, and more. It is a celebration of diversity and the LGBTQ+ community on Halsted Street.

Oslo Pride, Oslo, Norway | June 23 – 29, 2024

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

Lisbon Gay Pride, Lisbon, Portugal | June 22 – July 6, 2024

The Lisbon Gay Pride is one of the largest LGBT events in Portugal. It takes place in June each year at Jardim do Principe Real. Lisbon Pride 2022 is expected to attract over 70,000 people.

Pride Toronto, Toronto, Canada | June 27 – 30, 2024

Gay Pride Toronto is one of Canada’s premier arts and cultural festivals and one of the largest parades of its kind in North America.

Out Raleigh Pride, Raleigh, North Carolina | June 22, 2024

Raleigh Pride is now in its 12th year and has changed its name to Out Raleigh Pride.

Santa Ynez Valley Pride, Santa Ynez, California | June 2, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Mexico City Gay Pride, Mexico City, Mexico | June 26 – July 1, 2024

Marcha del Orgullo de la Ciudad de Mexico is one of the wildest and largest gay pride events in Latin America. Over one million people join the streets to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.

San Francisco Pride, San Francisco, California | June 28 – 29, 2024

This year’s theme, “Love Will Keep Us Together,” is meant to celebrate a sense of return and shared presence.

Nashville Pride, Nashville, Tennessee | June 22 – 23, 2024

Nashville Pride Festival is the largest LGBTQ event in Tennessee. The festival will move to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville in 2022.

Oklahoma City Pride, Oklahoma | June 1 – 2, 2024

Each year, 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, like OKC Pride Fest and Pride on 39th.

Madrid Gay Pride, Madrid, Spain | June 28 – July 6, 2024

Madrid Pride, also known as Orgullo Gay Madrid, is the biggest gay pride in Spain and one of the biggest in Europe, attracting more than 2 million people over the five days of pride.

Budapest Gay Pride, Budapest, Hungary | June 22, 2024

Month-long Budapest Pride Festival.

Denver PrideFest, Denver, Colorado | June 22 – 23, 2024

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.

Helsinki Gay Pride, Helsinki, Finland | June 24 – 30, 2024

Helsinki Pride is the biggest LGBTQ event in Finland and 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.

Seattle Gay Pride, Seattle, Washington | June 28 – 30, 2024

Seattle Pride is one of the oldest of its kind in the country and has been coloring the city streets each summer since 1974.

Twin Cities Pride, Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 29 – 30, 2024

The Twin Cities Pride brings the greater LGBT community together to educate and create awareness of issues and to celebrate achievements.

London Gay Pride, London, England | June 29, 2024

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.

JULY

San Diego Pride, San Diego, California | July 19 – 21, 2024

San Diego Pride takes place in mid-July with a series of events leading up to a colorful main pride parade. Other highlights include the Hillcrest Block Party and the Pride Festival.

Bristol Pride, Bristol, United Kingdom | July 13, 2024

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.

Barcelona Gay Pride, Barcelona, Spain | July 18 – 21, 2024

PRIDE Barcelona is an event for everyone, a space where the LGBT community can be collectively heard and become visible, and a place to celebrate and make a stand.

Cologne Gay Pride, Cologne, Germany | July 19 – 22, 2024

Cologne Gay Pride is 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.

Portland Pride, Portland, Oregon | July 20 – 21, 2024

The annual Portland Pride Waterfront Festival (a two-day festival at Waterfront Park) and Parade (through downtown Portland) is the largest LGBTQ cultural celebration between San Francisco and Seattle.

Berlin Pride, Berlin, Germany | July 25 – 29, 2024

Gay Pride Berlin offers one of the most clectic pride celebrations in Europe. It is one of the biggest gay Prides in Europe, with hundreds of thousands participants each year.

Stuttgart Gay Pride, Stuttgart, Germany | July 12 – 28, 2024

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

Amsterdam Gay Pride, Amsterdam, the Netherlands | July 27 – August 4, 2024

Amsterdam Gay Pride takes place from the end of July to the first week of August, with all major events taking place the last weekend, including a spectacular Pride parade on the canals of the city.

AUGUST

Stockholm Gay Pride, Stockholm, Sweden | August 1 – 3, 2024

Stockholm Pride is 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 LGBT visitors from around the world.

Vancouver Pride, Vancouver, Canada | August 3 – 4, 2024

Stockholm Pride is 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 LGBT visitors from around the world.

Prague Gay Pride, Prague, Czech Republic | August  5 – 11, 2024

The Prague Pride festival takes place every year in August, all the way since 2011. Nowadays it is one of the biggest cultural events in the Czech Republic.

Frankfurt Pride, Frankfurt, Germany | August 8 – 11, 2024

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

Montreal Pride, Montreal, Canada | August 1 – 11, 2024

Every August, Montreal Gay Pride takes over the streets of the gay village for 10 days in a series of concerts, parades, exhibitions, and demonstrations. Events centered mostly in Parc Emilie-Gamelin.

Antwerp Gay Pride, Antwerp, Belgium | August 7 – 11, 2024

Antwerp Gay Pride with the Parade on Saturday, followed by the free, open-air WAVE street festival, dance parties, and many more LGBT events and activities.

Gay Pride Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark | August 10 – 18, 2024

Copenhagen Gay Pride is 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.

Ventura County Pride, Ventura, California | August 17, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Laguna Beach Pride, Laguna Beach, California | TBD 

Celebrate pride in California.

Manchester Gay Pride, Manchester, England | August 23 – 26, 2024

Manchester Pride Festival is one of the world’s leading celebrations of LGBTQ+ life. It is a four-day celebration, culminating in a weekend of campaigning, celebrating, and fundraising over the August bank holiday.

Silicon Valley Pride, San Jose, California | August 24 – 25, 2024 

Celebrate pride in heart of tech in California.

Calgary Gay Pride, Calgary, Canada | August 31 – September 1, 2024

Manchester Pride Festival is one of the world’s leading celebrations of LGBTQ+ life. It is a four-day celebration, culminating in a weekend of campaigning, celebrating, and fundraising over the August bank holiday.

SEPTEMBER

Benidorm Gay Pride, Benidorm, Spain | September 2 – 8, 2024

Held late in the year, Benidorm Pride quite rightly names itself as the ‘European Summer Closing Pride’ event!

Malta Pride, Valetta, Malta | September 6 – 15, 2024

This annual gay festival on Malta island features street parties, LGBT floats, parades, concerts, and fun-filled activities. Another highlight of this festival is the after-Pride dance party, featuring top local & international DJs and performers.

Oakland Pride, Oakland, California | September 7 – 8, 2024

Oakland Pride’s mission has been to celebrate the cultures and diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community in Oakland and the East Bay in gay California.

Russian River Pride, Guerneville, California | September 21, 2024 

Celebrate pride on the Russian River in Sonoma County, California.

OCTOBER

Banff Pride, Banff, Alberta, Canada | October 4 – 14, 2024

Celebrate love and diversity in a colorful week at Banff Pride. Mix your mountain adventures with the Drag Brunches, Queer-lesque performances, parties, and concerts.

Orange County Pride, Costa Mesa, California | October 5, 2024

The first Orange County Cultural Pride Festival was held in 1989 when on September 9, over 2,000 people gathered within Centennial Park in Santa Ana.

Pride Under the Pines, Idyllwild, California | October 5, 2024

Pride Under The Pines was created out of love for Idyllwild and a sense of Community.

Las Vegas Pride, Las Vegas, Nevada | October 11 – 12, 2024

The Las Vegas PRIDE celebration is expected to return with the PRIDE Parade in downtown Las Vegas.

Tulsa Pride, Tulsa, Oklahoma | October 11 – 13, 2024

Tulsa Pride is the longest-running LGBT Pride festival in Oklahoma. This 2022, Tulsa Pride celebrates its 40 years with a whole weekend of pride, with the Tulsa Pride Parade, Tulsa Pride Celebration, and Picnic in the Park.

Salinas Valley Pride, Salinas, California | October 12, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Visalia Pride, Visalia, California | October 12, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Imperial Valley Pride, Chula Vista, California | October 12, 2024 

Celebrate pride in California.

Atlanta Pride, Atlanta, Georgia| October 12 – 13, 2024

Tulsa Pride is the longest-running LGBT Pride festival in Oklahoma. This 2022, Tulsa Pride celebrates its 40 years with a whole weekend of pride, with the Tulsa Pride Parade, Tulsa Pride Celebration, and Picnic in the Park.

Phoenix Pride, Phoenix, Arizona | October 19 – 20, 2024

Phoenix Pride Festival will continue to be a two-day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie.

NOVEMBER

Greater Palm Springs Pride, Palm Springs, California | November 1 – 3, 2024

Palm Springs Pride is a unique pride festival and the largest LGBTQ gathering in the Coachella Valley. The festival includes a big parade, music stages, DJs, food vendors, and plenty of other entertainment options catering to all tastes.

Gran Canaria Winter Pride, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria | November 4 – 10, 2024

Winter Pride Maspalomas is the final gay pride celebration in the calendar year.

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