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Your Ultimate Guide to Pride Events Across North America & Europe

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It’s always the right time to celebrate LQBTQIA+ pride, but June adds some extra razzle-dazzle. With summer right around the corner, Pride parades are set to take place across the globe in just a few weeks. 

While the events are lively and full of revelry, we can’t talk about Pride without acknowledging the recent wave of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation around the world. Hundreds of discriminatory bills were introduced in the United States last year alone, many of them targeting transgender people in particular. However, thanks to the tireless effort of advocates and activists, over 90% of proposed anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation failed to become law.

From the 1969 Stonewall Uprising that catalyzed the LGBTQIA+ rights movement and the 2015 Obergefell ruling that finally legalized same-sex marriage to the ongoing legislative attacks on the queer community, we at Wanderu recognize and honor the hard-fought battles to secure equal rights. 

As a queer person in today’s world, you embody pride by simply existing. But there’s something magical about coming together with other queer folks of every shade and stripe to celebrate the triumph of surviving and thriving as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.

That’s why it’s more important than ever to attend Pride events. Whether you march in a parade, cheer from the street, dress up in rainbow gear, attend a rally, or simply watch as a spectator, your presence at Pride events signals your support of the LGBTQIA+ community as a friendly ally. 

To help you find where to celebrate, we’ve collected all the best Pride events planned in 2024 across North America and Europe. Find the event nearest you to show your support! 🏳️‍🌈

Pride Events in North America

Regardless of hateful rhetoric in politics or in the media, queer folks ain’t goin’ anywhere. Well, except to their local Pride festival, that is. North America is set to host over 60 Pride events this June, even in many places where LGBTIQA+ rights are under attack. Here are details on five of the biggest and best events.

NYC Pride March

June 30, 2024
Various locations in New York, NY
Event website

FULBERT / Wikimedia Commons

Celebrate Pride where it all began — and at one of the biggest Pride events in the world. 

NYC Pride festivities technically take place all month long, but “officially” across one week of Pride-organized events. It starts with two Yankees Pride Nights on the 18th and 19th and ends with Bliss Days, formerly known as Femme Fatale, on June 30th after the march.

In between, check out the LGBTQIA+ Teaze event on June 22, “teazing” some of the most diverse party experiences New York City has to offer. And, for the younger folks,  Youth Pride on June 29th is open to all ages.

Anyone is welcome to join the annual Pride March on June 30, the city’s most highly-anticipated summer event. March for free, watch as a spectator from just about anywhere in Lower Manhattan, or buy VIP Grandstand tickets.

San Francisco Parade & Celebration

June 29-30, 2024

Market Street & The Civic Center in San Francisco, CA

Event website

This year, San Francisco Pride’s theme is “Beacon of Love.” After marching to demand their rights and freedoms, and honoring those they’ve lost, this year’s emphasis is on celebrating lives and loves with an explosion of queer joy and creativity.

Like NYC, the weekend-long events center around the parade, but that’s just scratching the surface. The city comes alive with pop-up events such as concerts, live dance performances, art installations, and markets. One example includes the Purple Pride Block Party on June 1 to kick the month off with a bang.

A Pride Pass gets you into all the action, from Grandstand seating to the afterparty and VIP access to the Asian Art Museum. San Francisco Pride will also honor its Grand Marshals, individuals who have made significant contributions to LGBTQIA+ causes.

Capital Pride

May 23 – June 8, 2024

Logan & Dupont Circle Neighborhoods in Washington, DC

Event website

No matter what’s going on in the halls of Congress, the streets of Washington, DC will be filled with Pride from May 23 to June 8.

Join the LGBTQ+ community on Pennsylvania Avenue for the Capital Pride Festival on June 8! Enjoy a full day of entertainment on three stages, plus food, drinks, and advocacy from over 300 exhibitors. It’s the biggest annual event in the national capital region and is free for everyone!

Leading up to the official Capital Pride weekend, DC comes alive with dozens of Pride-related events. There are dance parties, pool parties, and the highly-anticipated Capital Pride Pageant.

Mexico City Gay Pride/Marcha del Orgullo LGBT

June 29, 2024
Angel of Independence statue & Zocalo in Mexico City, Mexico
Event website

Mexico City is already lively, to say the least, so you can just imagine how off-the-charts this place is during Pride. Indeed, the 250,000 people who flood the streets can tell you exactly how much fun it is to celebrate queer identity in such a raucous, vibrant city.

Gay culture has had a long road to acceptance in Mexico City — in the 1960s and ‘70s, all gay bars in the city were outlawed and closed. Knowing that makes the colorful, over-the-top modern Pride celebrations even more special.

Well-known gayborhood Zona Rosa is a staple of Mexico City’s Pride festivities, with dozens of hot bars and nightclubs. The real star, however, is the Pride parade, which starts at the Angel of Independence statue and makes its way to the Zocalo, where an all-night fiesta ensues.

Toronto Pride

June 15-22, 2024
Bloor, Church, Yonge, and Dundas Streets in Toronto, Canada
Event website

Neal Jennings / Wikimedia Commons

In 1981, Toronto experienced its own uprising, similar to the Stonewall riots. Police raided gay bathhouses in the city, leading to protests dubbed Operation Soap. Over 40 years later, out and proud queers honor that legacy by taking to the Toronto streets in what is one of the largest Pride parades in North America today.

More than one million people are expected to attend the festivities this year, including the annual parade from Bloor and Church Streets to Yonge and Dundas Streets.

In addition to the parade, Toronto Pride includes several live music performances, movie nights, and themed block parties. The StreetFair is one of the most popular events, largely because of its inclusivity and accessibility. You’ll find sober spaces, wellness centers, and even family-friendly areas with food vendors and carnival-style games.

Pride Events Across North America

Pride is all around you, literally! June is the official Pride Month in the United States, but there are plenty of activities honoring the LGBTQIA+ community all year long across North America. Here’s everything happening in 2024.

Event City Date
Albuquerque PrideFest Albuquerque, NM June 3 -10, 2024
Blue Ridge Pride Festival Asheville, NC September 24, 2024
Atlanta Pride Atlanta, GA October 11, 2024
Austin Pride Austin, TX August 10, 2024
Baltimore Pride Baltimore, MD June 10-16, 2024
Baton Rouge Pride Baton Rouge, LA June 29, 2024
Central Alabama Pride Birmingham, AL June 1-9, 2024
Bisbee Pride Bisbee, AZ June 14-16, 2024
Boise Pride Festival Boise, ID September 13-15, 2024
Boston Pride for the People Boston, MA June 8, 2024
Brooklyn Pride Brooklyn, NY June 7-15, 2024
Buffalo Pride Buffalo, NY June 2, 2024
Calgary Pride Calgary, AB Aug 31 & Sept 1, 2024
Casper Pride Casper, WY June 6-9, 2024
Charlotte Pride Charlotte, NC August 17-18, 2024
Charleston Pride Charleston, SC June 4, 2024
Chicago Pride Fest Chicago, IL June 22-23, 2024
Cincinnati Pride Cincinnati, OH June 24, 2024
Pride in the CLE Cleveland, OH June 1, 2024
Pikes Peak Pride Fest Colorado Springs, CO June 8 - 9, 2024
Stonewall Columbus Pride Columbus, OH June 1-16, 2024
Dallas Pride Dallas, TX June 1-2, 2024
Denver Pride Denver, CO June 22-23, 2024
Motor City Pride Detroit, MI June 8-9, 2024
Delaware Pride Festival Dover, DE June 1, 2024
Edmonton Pride Edmonton, AB August 17-24, 2024
Pride in the Pines Flagstaff, AZ June 15, 2024
FLoatarama Fort Lauderdale, FL June 8, 2024
Guadalajara Pride Guadalajara, Mexico June 15, 2024
Halifax Pride Halifax, NS July 18-28, 2024
Harlem Pride Harlem, NY June 19, 2024
Shenandoah Valley Pride Harrisonburg, VA September 24, 2024
Pride Houston Houston, TX June 29, 2024
Indy Pride Parade Indianapolis, IN June 8, 2024
Aloha Maui Pride Kahului, HI June 1-9, 2024
KC Pride Fest Kansas City, MO June 7-9, 2024
Key West Pride Key West, FL June 5-9, 2024
Laramie Pride Fest Laramie, WY June 7-15, 2024
Las Vegas Pride Las Vegas, NV October 12, 2024
Lexington Pride Festival Lexington, KY June 29, 2024
Central Arkansas Pride Fest Little Rock, AR October 19, 2024
LA Pride Los Angeles, CA June 8, 2024
Kentuckiana Pride Louisville, KY June 14, 2024
Mexico City Gay Pride Mexico City, Mexico June 29, 2024
PrideFest Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI June 6-8, 2024
Twin Cities Pride Minneapolis, MN June 29-30, 2024
Nashville Pride Nashville, TN June 22-23, 2024
New Orleans Pride New Orleans, LA June 7-9, 2024
NYC Pride New York, NY June 30, 2024
OKC Pride Oklahoma City, OK May 31-June 2, 2024
Capital City Pride Olympia, WA June 28-30, 2024
Heartland Pride Omaha, NE July 13, 2024
Come Out With Pride Orlando, FL October 19, 2024
Capital Pride Ottawa, ON August 24-25, 2024
Philly Pride Philadelphia, PA May 31, 2024
Phoenix Pride Phoenix, AZ October 20, 2024
Pittsburgh Pride Pittsburgh, PA May 31-June 2, 2024
Pride Portland Portland, ME June 15, 2024
Seacoast Outright Portsmouth, NH June 22, 2024
Rhode Island PrideFest Providence, RI June 15, 2024
Montreal Pride Festival Montreal, QC August 11, 2024
St. Louis PrideFest St. Louis, MO June 29-30, 2024
St. Pete Pride St. Petersburg, FL June 1, 2024
Utah Pride Festival Salt Lake City, UT June 1- 2, 2024
San Diego Pride San Diego, CA July 13-21, 2024
San Francisco Pride San Francisco, CA June 29-30, 2024
Silicon Valley Pride San Jose, CA August 24-25, 2024
Orange County Pride Santa Ana, CA October 4, 2024
Sonoma County Pride Santa Rosa, CA May 31-June 1, 2024
Seattle Pride Seattle, WA June 30, 2024
Spokane Pride Spokane, WA June 8, 2024
Surrey Pride Surrey, BC June 22, 2024
Central NY Pride Syracuse, NY June 22, 2024
Pride Toronto Toronto, ON June 15-22, 2024
Vancouver Pride Vancouver, BC July 26-August 4, 2024
Capital Pride Washington, DC May 23-June 8, 2024
Pride Winston-Salem Winston-Salem, NC June 22, 2024

Pride Events in Europe

Like North America, there’s no shortage of Pride events taking place in Europe throughout the year. Whether you just have to get across town or you have to jet-set across an ocean, we encourage you to attend a Europe Pride event this summer. There are more than 30 events to choose from, but here are the 5 biggest.

Paris Pride March/Marche des Fiertés

June 29, 2024
Michel Bizot & Place de la République in Paris, France
Event website

John Samuel / Wikimedia Commons

The City of Love really shows out for Pride. Over half a million people will gather in Paris, France, on June 25 to commemorate the equal rights movement and celebrate LGBTQIA+ love.

Nearly 100 organizations supporting causes ranging from HIV/AIDS awareness to trans youth come together for the march in this city that couldn’t be more mushy gushy if it tried. The non-profit walk accompanying the main march raises money for these organizations to continue their vital work for LGBTQIA+ folks in France.

This year, one of the most highly-anticipated events at the Pride March in Paris is the continuation of the Grand Podium. After a three-year hiatus ending in 2023, this free event is back and better than ever! Expect six wild hours of DJ sets, drag shows, concerts, and other surprises.

Pride in London

June 29, 2024
Hyde Park in London, England
Event website

From Hyde Park all the way to Whitehall Place, Pride takes over London every July. There are many Pride events throughout the UK, but this is THE one to attend!

Like most cities, the Pride parade is the main event, but there’s also plenty to do and see in the week leading up to it. Concerts, drag shows, themed dance parties, and even queer-friendly cruises and tours of the city will all be on offer.

On parade day, 500 organizations and over 30,000 parade-goers descend upon the city for the festivities, which include exhibits, classes, theatrical productions, food, and more. If you’re not marching in the parade, snag the best seat in the house by purchasing Grandstand tickets for iconic Hyde Park. Stages in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Golden Square, and Soho all have activities along the route.

Madrid Pride Parade

June 28 – July 7, 2024
Madrid, Spain
Parade runs from Atocha train station to Plaza de Colón; events held all over the city
Event website

Ted Eytan / Wikimedia Commons

Started from the bottom, now we’re here, as Drake would say. Madrid’s Pride parade used to be one of Europe’s smaller, more low-key celebrations. However, in the past decade or so, it’s exploded to be one of the largest Pride events on the continent! In 2019, Madrid even hosted EuroPride, arguably one of the biggest celebrations on the planet! 

The Chueca neighborhood will light up with parades, music, colorful costumes, and food for over a week. The main event, the parade on June 29th, starts at Atocha Station and ends in Plaza de Colón and historically, it has featured reading from the Manifesto of Freedom, Inclusion, and Diversity. 

One of the best and most unique things about Madrid Pride is that the festivities take place across the entire city. Madrid is a particularly gay-friendly destination, so you can explore the amazing city while also participating in Pride!

Christopher Street Day Berlin Pride

June 28 – July 23, 2024
Berlin, Germany
Event website

Across Europe — and especially throughout Germany — you might hear Pride referred to as Christopher Street Day (CSD). This is a nod to the Stonewall Inn’s address in NYC, where the 1969 riots occurred.

In Berlin, which is widely considered one of the most gay-friendly places in the world, this day is celebrated with lively parades and parties for the LGBTQIA+ community. Festival attendees honor those who came before them in the fight for equality by marching from Kurfürstendamm to the Brandenburg Gate, and continuing the fun with the House of Pride party. Tickets are on sale for this party, and you can purchase access to the full event or a more limited version.

This year, Berlin Pride is thrilled to offer various digital formats of speeches given by various LGBTQIA+ individuals and groups for non-German speaking attendees.

Stockholm Pride

July 29– August 3, 2024
City Hall & Pride House in Stockholm, Sweden
Event website

Jon Åslund / Wikimedia Commons

Sweden hosts one of the largest Pride festivals in all of Scandinavia. A week’s worth of lively events culminates with the parade on August 3rd, starting at City Hall and weaving through the city for about two hours.

Pride Park is one of the best features, an open-air festival in the heart of the city. It includes everything from food vendors and live performances to dance parties and family-friendly events.

The other mainstay of Pride in Stockholm is Pride House, which is a place for queer people and allies to come together and learn via seminars, workshops, galleries, and even political debates. The Pride House 2024 is completely free to the public and will be open from July 29 – August 3. The organization also runs Pride Young, for LGBTQIA+ youth to safely gather and celebrate.

Pride Events Across Europe

Europe does Pride right all year long. Unlike most of North America, the festivities aren’t confined to just the month of June here, so you’ll find a much wider range of event dates. Here are all the Pride celebrations going on in 2024 across Europe.

Event City Date
Amsterdam Pride Amsterdam, Netherlands August 2-4, 2024
Antwerp Pride Antwerp, Belgium August 7-11, 2024
Athens Pride Athens, Greece June 15, 2024
Pride Barcelona Barcelona, Spain July 15, 2024
Belfast Pride Belfast, United Kingdom July 19-28, 2024
Berlin Pride Berlin, Germany July 27, 2024
Budapest Pride Budapest, Hungary June 22, 2024
Copenhagen Pride Copenhagen, Denmark August 10-18, 2024
Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Dublin, Ireland June 20-29, 2024
Edinburgh Pride Edinburgh, United Kingdom June 22, 2024
Essex Pride Essex, United Kingdom June 22, 2024
Pride Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom July 20, 2024
Hamburg Pride Hamburg, Germany August 27, 2024
Helsinki Pride Helsinki, Finland June 24-30, 2024
Ibiza Gay Pride Ibiza, Spain June 7-15, 2024
Pride in London London, United Kingdom June 29, 2024
Luxembourg Pride Luxembourg July 6-14 , 2024
Madrid Pride Madrid, Spain June 28 - July 7, 2024
Manchester Pride Manchester, United Kingdom August 23-26, 2024
Milano Pride Milan, Italy June 26-28, 2024
Munich Gay Pride Munich, Germany June 8-23, 2024
Oslo Pride Oslo, Norway June 19-29, 2024
Prague Pride Prague, Czech Republic August 5–11, 2024
Reykjavík Pride Reykjavík, Iceland August 6-11, 2024
Rome Gay Pride Rome, Italy June 19, 2024
Seville Gay Pride Seville, Spain June 29, 2024
Sofia Pride Sofia, Bulgaria June 22, 2024
Stockholm Pride Stockholm, Sweden July 29 - August 3, 2024
Baltic Pride Tallinn, Estonia June 6-15, 2024
Tel Aviv Pride Tel Aviv, Israel June 7, 2024
EuroPride Valletta, Malta June 21-29, 2024
Vienna Pride Vienna, Austria May 25- June 9, 2024
Zurich Pride Festival Zurich, Switzerland June 14-15, 2024

Happy Pride!

From all of us at Wanderu, we’re proud to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community every day — and to help you do the same. We hope you can attend at least one or two Pride events this year in North America or Europe, whether to celebrate your unique identity as an LGBTQIA+ individual or as a supportive ally. 

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Taryn Shorr

Taryn Shorr

A classic Type A personality, Taryn's favorite aspects of travel are the planning and meeting new people. She's most drawn to the mountains and has a knack for quickly finding the best happy hour in new destinations. When she isn't writing for Wanderu or traveling, Taryn runs her own blog, Chasing Trail.

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