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June has just begun and it is officially Pride Month! This month-long celebration, observed annually around the globe, commemorates the Stonewall riots of June 1969 that sparked the LGBTQ rights movement. Cities around the world will host parades, festivals, concerts and other events. The month celebrates and unifies the LGBTQ community, LGBTQ activists and allies. Celebrate this Pride Month with us at Wanderu and join in on the fun by attending one of the many Pride events taking place across North America and Europe.
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Coast to coast, over 100 major cities across North America will have Pride events this June. Pride Month will feature performances by several billboard topping artists, the New York City parade’s television debut, and millions of parade participants and attendees. Find a pride event that speaks to you below and join in on the celebrations!
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New York, NY: Pride March
June 30, Greenwich & Midtown
On June 30 of 2019, New York City will host its annual Pride March. This year, the event is changing its route in preparation for hosting WorldPride in 2019, with step off on 7th Avenue and 16th Street and finishing at 29th Street and 5th Ave. The parade has been be led by Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford and Kenita Placide along with over 100 floats in the past. Though registration to walk in the march is still open, you can enjoy the parade for free anywhere along the route. With thousands of marchers, this is the largest Pride event in the world and one that you don’t want to miss.
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Los Angeles, CA: Pride Festival
June 8-9, West Hollywood Park
Each year, Los Angeles celebrates LA Pride Week, featuring several parties and LGBTQ events, that closes with one of the largest Pride parades in the United States. This year, the parade’s campaign theme is #JUSTBE, honoring self-expression, empowerment, and encouraging members and allies of the LGBTQ community to show what pride means to them! This two-day concert will take place on June 8 and 9, and once featured performances by headliners Kehlani and Tove Lo. Tickets are available on the LA Pride website soon.
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Washington, D.C.: Pride Concert
June 9, Pennsylvania Avenue
Alessia Cara had headlined last year’s Pride Concert alongside Troye Sivan and MAX in Washington, D.C.. The massive event begins on June 9 at 1 pm and will feature performers at three stages along, and off of, Pennsylvania Avenue. While the concert is free for the public, tickets for the Pit or VIP zones are available for purchase. Visit the Capital Pride Alliance website to check for ticket availability. If going to a concert is not your thing, there are plenty of other pride events across the nation’s capital during that weekend that you can attend.
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Mexico City, Mexico: Marcha del Orgullo LGBT
June 23, Angel of Independence
One of the world’s most populated Pride parades will take place this year on June 23 in Mexico City. Known as “Marcha del Orgullo LGBT” to its attendees, this event has become increasingly popular since same-sex marriage was legalized in Mexico City in 2010. Join hundreds of thousands of celebrators and activists for the city’s 40th parade!
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Toronto, ON: Pride Month
June 1-24, several locations
This year, Toronto will be celebrating their 39th annual Pride Parade (on June 23rd) and their 3rd annual Pride Month. Toronto has scheduled Pride events for nearly every day in June so you can celebrate all month long. From sponsored parties and marches to street fairs, with over 50 events, there is something for everyone at Toronto Pride! A full schedule of the events can be found on their website.
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Pride Events Across North America
Across North America, Pride events take place all year long in case you can’t get to all of the ones on your list. While most of the Pride celebrations in the United States are held in June as it is officially declared as Pride Month, there are still notable celebrations throughout the year. Here are all of the upcoming Pride events in North America for the rest of 2019:
This June, nearly 20 countries in Europe will put on pride celebrations. Each country’s Pride celebration is unique to its history and you’ll be hard-pressed to find any two celebrations similar.
Madrid, Spain: MADO & WE Pride Festival
After hosting the historic WorldPride 2017 event, Madrid is continuing their 41st annual celebration this year with an eleven day Pride party. The festivities will include their Pride parade on July 7th, which expects a turnout of over two million people! You can learn more about this exciting event and how you can participate on their website. If you’re more into the party scene, Madrid will also be hosting their WE Pride Festival from July 3-7, featuring seven massive parties. You can buy tickets for each individual event, or if you’re really looking to go all out, you can purchase an all-access pass. With so many celebrations going on, you’ll for sure find the perfect Pride event for you!
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London, UK: Pride in London Parade
June 6, Trafalgar Square
London’s pride parade will take place on July 6. If you’re looking to join thousands of participants and spectators on the streets of London, you should keep up with the event’s official Facebook page for details on parade routes and times. Unique to London’s pride celebration is Pride’s Got Talent, an LGBTQ+ talent showcase and competition that has been ongoing the past few months. Purchase tickets now to see the live finale.
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Rome, Italy: Roma Pride
June 8, Piazza della Repubblica
Rome will host all of its pride events on June 8. Celebrations in the Italian capital will kick off at 9am with a pride parade through the city streets and conclude with a musical celebration hosted at the Qube Rome featuring three dance floors and various DJs. All are welcome to view the parade and tickets for the Pride party can be purchased here.
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Paris, France: Marche des Fiertés
June 29, Place de la République
This year on June 29, Paris will hold their annual Pride Parade, hosted by Inter-LGBT. The event will kick off at 2pm at Luxembourg Metro and conclude at Place de la République, followed by a Pride celebration. Over half a million visitors attend Paris’s Pride celebrations each year! For more information, visit their official Facebook event, or if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, you can visit the Inter-LGBT website.
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Berlin, Germany: Christopher Street Day
July 27, Berlin-Charlottenburg
Berlin is home to one of Europe’s largest pride celebrations. Known in Germany as Christopher Street Day, Berlin Pride is an all day event that begins and 12pm and wraps up around 12am. This year, the 40th annual Christopher Street Day includes a march beginning at 12pm at Kurfürstendamm and a closing rally at Brandenburg Gate. You can visit their official website for more information and updates until the actual event!
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Pride Events Across Europe
Pride celebrations in Europe are held year-round. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the unique LGBTQ events across Europe, we have compiled a list of all the major pride events taking place in 2019 just for you:
At Wanderu, we are strong supporters of full equality for the LGBTQ community. Whether you are in North America or Europe, find the pride event that is taking place closest to you and show your support. Find the best deals to get there and book your trip now on www.wanderu.com or through the free Wanderu app.