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2018 International Gay Pride Calendar and Event Listing

The LGBTQ rights movement has made tremendous strides over the past few decades and much of the progress in visibility is thanks in part to gay pride parades and marches that have taken place in cities around the world. The global landscape for LGBTQ rights, protections and acceptance varies tremendously by location, with some destinations attracting millions of visitors to their events like Madrid Gay Pride, Sao Paulo Gay Pride or San Francisco Gay Pride, while more than 70 other countries have laws that allow discrimination or persecution of LGBTQ people.

Madrid Gay Pride

What is Gay Pride?

Gay pride events, including gay pride parades and festivals were started in major urban centers to improve the visibility, acceptance and legal protections for LGBTQ people living in those communities. While the aim of pride day started with a political nature, many cities around the world have such wide acceptance and legal protections that many events have become a celebration of pride for the local LGBTQ community. Depending on the country or city where the event is being held, the marches and parades often campaign for recognition and acceptance of same-sex marriage, legal protections for couples and families, anti-discrimination laws or trans rights. Although there are still obstacles in achieving full acceptance and protections for the LGBTQ community, the progress made just over the past few decades has been significant.   

A Brief History of Gay Pride

In June of 1969, a group of LGBTQ people in New York City rioted following a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. This series of events was a turning point for the LGBTQ community and marks one of the most significant events leading to the modern gay rights movement. The following year in June, organized demonstrations took place in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco to mark the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. As the years went on, additional cities in North America and Europe began to hold their own public demonstrations or pride day, eventually leading to what we know today as a gay pride parade, march, celebration or festival.

How to Use This List & When is Gay Pride?

We have published this calendar to inform the LGBTQ community of important gay pride events and parades globally to offer a complete source for planning your travel. This event calendar includes more than 150 listings, but you can sort and filter the list by region and date to determine where you want to go or when to plan your trip. While events take place throughout the year, the majority take place during the months of June, July and August. Some of the cities and pride organizations listed here are also IGLTA members, which are designated by the ‘Member’ badge next to the event listing. IGLTA membership indicates a city’s willingness to actively welcome the LGBTQ community to that destination. Some IGLTA Members also have enhanced membership including Featured Destination or Global Partner. Global Partners are an elite group of global brands that have committed to improving travel for the LGBTQ community worldwide.

Why Visit a Destination During a Local Gay Pride Event?

Visiting a destination during a pride event is a great way to not only see the city, its landmarks and learn its history, but also to immerse yourself in the local LGBTQ community. Most gay pride parades and events also occur during a peak season of the year when the weather most ideal, yet another reason to book your trip during the event. Whether traveling alone, with friends or family, visiting during a gay pride event can be a fun way to experience a new destination and IGLTA can help you find LGBTQ-friendly business in almost any location to help make you trip memorable, safe and exciting.

What is IGLTA?

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the world's leading network of LGBTQ-welcoming tourism businesses. We provide free resources and information for LGBTQ travelers including this list of global gay pride events. IGLTA’s members include LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 75 countries.

Note: some organizations in this list have not yet published the official dates for their 2018 event. We periodically review and update this list to keep it as current as possible. If you see any errors or would like your event to be included, please contact us with your request. Photo credit: Sasha Charoensub

2018 International Gay Pride Calendar and Event Listing


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Midsumma Pride Festival

January 28
Melbourne, Australia, Australia & Pacific


Auckland Pride Festival

February 02 - 18
Auckland, New Zealand, Australia & Pacific


Pride Fort Lauderdale Member

February 11
Fort Lauderdale, United States, North America


Cape Town Pride Member

February 23 - March 04
Cape Town, South Africa, Africa


Wellington Pride Festival

February 24 - March 10
Wellington, New Zealand, Australia & Pacific


Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Member

March 03
Sydney, Australia, Australia & Pacific


Christchurch Pride

March 15 - 24
Christchurch, New Zealand, Australia & Pacific


Miami Beach Gay Pride Member

April 02 - 08
Miami, United States, North America


Big Boy Pride Member

April 12
Orlando, United States, North America


Jasper Pride Festival Member

April 19 - 22
Jasper, Canada, North America


Tokyo Rainbow Pride

April 29 - May 07
Tokyo, Japan, Asia & Middle East


Maspalomas Gay Pride

May 03 - 13
Maspalomas, Spain, Europe


Raleigh Pride

May 05
Raleigh, United States, North America


Havana Gay Pride

May 14 - 19
Havana, Cuba, Central America & Carribean


Long Beach Pride

May 19 - August 20
Long Beach, United States, North America


Springfield PrideFest Member

May 19
Springfield, United States, North America


Vallarta Pride Member

May 20 - 27
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, North America


Guam Pride Member

May 28
Guam, United States, North America


Utah Pride Week Member

May 30 - June 03
Salt Lake City, United States, North America


Say it Loud! Black & Latino Gay Pride

June 01 - 09
Albany, United States, North America


Pride Niagara Member

June 02 - 09
Niagara Falls, Canada, North America


Rio de Janeiro Gay Pride Member

June 03
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America


Tel Aviv Pride

June 03 - 10
Tel Aviv, Israel, Asia & Middle East


Key West Pride Member

June 06 - 10
Key West, United States, North America


Capital Pride Member

June 07 - 10
Washington, United States, North America


Edmonton Pride

June 08 - 17
Edmonton, Canada, North America


New Orleans Pride Member

June 08 - 10
New Orleans, United States, North America


LA Pride Member

June 09 - 10
Los Angeles, United States, North America


Albuquerque PrideFest

June 09
Albuquerque, United States, North America


Rome Pride

June 09
Rome, Italy, Europe


Varese Pride

June 09 - 16
Varese, Italy, Europe


Ibiza Gay Pride

June 13 - 16
Ibiza, Spain, Europe


Sitges Gay Pride

June 14 - 18
Catalonia, Spain, Europe


Columbus Pride Member

June 15 - 17
Columbus, United States, North America


Zurich Pride Festival

June 15 - 17
Zurich, Switzerland, Europe


Denver PrideFest Member

June 16 - 17
Denver, United States, North America


Pride Belize

June 20
Belize, Belize, Central America & Carribean


Colombo Pride

June 20
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Asia & Middle East


Dublin LGBTQ Pride

June 21 - 30
Dublin, Ireland, Europe


Valencia Pride

June 21 - 24
Valencia, Spain, Europe


Bilbao Pride

June 21 - 24
Bilbao, Spain, Europe


Pride Toronto Member

June 22 - 24
Toronto, Canada, North America


Oklahoma City Pride

June 22 - 24
Oklahoma City, United States, North America


St Pete Pride Member

June 23 - 24
St. Petersburg, United States, North America


Cincinnati Pride

June 23
Cincinnati, United States, North America


Nashville Pride

June 23 - 24
Nashville, United States, North America


Houston Pride Member

June 23
Houston, United States, North America


Thessaloniki Pride

June 23
Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe


Pride Barcelona Member

June 23 - 30
Barcelona, Spain, Europe


Andalucia Pride

June 23
Seville, Spain, Europe


Twin City Pride Member

June 24
Minneapolis, United States, North America


NYC Pride Member

June 24
New York, United States, North America


Seattle Pride

June 24
Seattle, United States, North America


Madrid Prid3

June 27 - July 01
Madrid, Spain, Europe


Oslo Pride

June 27 - 30
Oslo, Norway, Europe


Lexington Pride Festival

June 30
Lexington, United States, North America


San Antonio Pride Member

June 30
San Antonio, United States, North America


Mexico City Gay Pride

June 30 - July 05
Mexico City, Mexico, North America


Cologne Gay Pride

July 06 - 08
Cologne, Germany, Europe


Pride London

July 07
London, United Kingdom, Europe


Newark Gay Pride

July 12 - 15
Newark, United States, North America


Newark Gay Pride

July 12 - 15
Newark, United States, North America


Munich Gay Pride

July 14 - 15
Munich, Germany, Europe


Pride London Festival

July 19 - 29
London, Canada, North America


Pride Winnipeg

July 20 - 29
Winnipeg, Canada, North America


Frankfurt Pride

July 20 - 22
Frankfurt, Germany, Europe


PDX Latinx Pride Annual Festival

July 20 - 22
Portland, United States, North America


North Bay Pride

July 21
North Bay, Canada, North America


Hotter than July

July 24 - 29
Detroit, United States, North America


Stockholm Pride Member

July 27 - August 05
Stockholm, Sweden, Europe


Berlin Christopher Street Day Member

July 28
Berlin, Germany, Europe


Amsterdam Pride

July 28 - August 05
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe


Hamburg Pride (Christopher Street Day)

August 04
hamburg, Germany, Europe


Vancouver Pride

August 05
Vancouver, Canada, North America


Brighton & Hove Pride

August 05
Brighton, United Kingdom, Europe


Prague Pride Parade

August 06 - 12
Prague, Czech Republic, Europe


Reykjavík Pride

August 07 - 12
Reykjavík, Iceland, Europe


Provincetown Carnival Member

August 11 - 17
Provincetown, United States, North America


Copenhagen Pride

August 13 - 19
Copenhagen, Demark, Europe


Manchester Pride

August 24
Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe


Curaçao Pride Member

September 27 - 30
Curaçao, Curaçao, Central America & Carribean


Blue Ridge Pride Festival

September 29
Asheville, North Carolina, North America


Montego Bay Pride

October 08 - 14
Montego Bay, Jamaica, Central America & Carribean


Savannah Pride Member

October 25 - 27
Savannah, United States, North America


Greater Palm Springs Pride

November 03
Palm Springs, United States, North America


Calgary Pride

TBD
Calgary, Canada, North America


Montreal LGBTQ Pride Member

TBD
Quebec, Canada, North America


Phoenix Pride Member

TBD
Phoenix, United States, North America


Sacramento Pride Member

TBD
Sacramento, United States, North America


San Diego LGBT Pride Member

TBD
San Diego, United States, North America


San Francisco Pride

TBD
San Francisco, United States, North America


Santa Barbara Pride Member

TBD
Santa Barbara, United States, North America


Come Out With Pride Orlando Member

TBD
Orlando, United States, North America


Naples Pride Member

TBD
Naples, United States, North America


Atlanta Pride Member Featured Destination

TBD
Atlanta, United States, North America


Honolulu Pride

TBD
Honolulu, United States, North America


Chicago Pride Member

TBD
Chicago, United States, North America


Bloomington Pride

TBD
Bloomington, United States, North America


Baltimore Pride

TBD
Baltimore, United States, North America


Boston Pride

TBD
Boston, United States, North America


Motor City Pride Member

TBD
Detroit, United States, North America


Pride St. Louis Member

TBD
St. Louis, United States, North America


Kansas City Gay Pride

TBD
Kansas City, United States, North America


Las Vegas Pride Member

TBD
Las Vegas, United States, North America


Atlantic City Gay Pride

TBD
Atlantic City, United States, North America


Brooklyn Pride Member

TBD
Brooklyn, United States, North America


Charlotte Pride

TBD
Charlotte, United States, North America


Cleveland Pride

TBD
Cleveland, United States, North America


Pride Portland Member

TBD
Portland, United States, North America


Philly Pride Member

TBD
Philadelphia, United States, North America


Charleston Pride

TBD
Charleston, United States, North America


Dallas Pride Member Featured Destination

TBD
Dallas, United States, North America


Austin Pride

TBD
Austin, United States, North America


Virginia Pride Member

TBD
Virginia, United States, North America


Guadalajara Pride Member

TBD
Guadalajara, Mexico, North America


Playa del Carmen Pride

TBD
Playa del Carmen, Mexico, North America


Buenos Aires Gay Pride Member

TBD
Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America


São Paulo Gay Pride

TBD
São Paulo, Brazil, South America


Florianópolis Pride

TBD
Florianópolis, Brazil, South America


LGBTI Pride Parade Quito

TBD
Quito, Ecuador, South America


Lima Pride

TBD
Lima, Peru, South America


Vienna Pride Member

TBD
Vienna, Austria, Europe


Nice Pink Pride Member Featured Destination

TBD
Nice, France, Europe


Paris Gay Pride Member Featured Destination

TBD
Paris, France, Europe


Cologne Pride

TBD
Cologne, Germany, Europe


Athens Pride Member

TBD
Athens, Greece, Europe


Milan Pride

TBD
Milan, Italy, Europe


Palermo Pride

TBD
Palermo, Italy, Europe


Venice Pride

TBD
Los Angeles, United States, California


Santa Cruz de Tenerife Pride

TBD
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Europe


Pride Ouest Berne

TBD
Bern, Switzerland, Europe


Chester Pride

TBD
Chester, United Kingdom, Europe


Antwerp Pride

TBD
Antwerp, Belgium, Europe


Belgian Pride Member

TBD
Brussels, Belgium, Europe


Charlotte Pride

TBD
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Central America & Carribean


St. Croix - Frederiksted Pride

TBD
Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Central America & Carribean


Brisbane Pride

TBD
Queensland, Australia, Australia & Pacific


Hong Kong Pride

TBD
Hong Kong, China, Asia & Middle East


Korea Queer Culture Festival

TBD
Seoul, Korea, Asia & Middle East


Thailand Pride

TBD
Phuket, Thailand, Asia & Middle East


Shanghai Pride

TBD
Shanghai, China, Asia & Middle East


Taiwan Pride

TBD
Taipei, China, Asia & Middle East


Durban Pride

TBD
Durban, South Africa, Africa


Pride in Suriname

TBD
Paramaribo, Suriname, South America


Dallas Southern Pride Member Featured Destination

TBD
Dallas, United States, North America


Nashville Black Pride

TBD
Nashville, United States, North America


Gainesville Black Pride

TBD
Gainesville, United States, North America


Jackson Black Pride

TBD
Jackson, United States, North America


Austin Black Pride

TBD
Austin, United States, North America


Philadelphia Black Pride Member

TBD
Philadelphia, United States, North America


Houston Splash Member

TBD
Houston, Texas, North America


DC Black Pride Member

TBD
Washington, United States, North America


DC Latino Pride Member

TBD
DC Washington, United states, North America


Tri-State Black Pride

TBD
Memphis, United States, North America


Portland Black Pride

TBD
Portland, United States, North America


Harlem Pride Member

TBD
New York City, United States, North America


Chicago Black Pride Member

TBD
Chicago, United States, North America


LA Black Pride Member

TBD
Los Angeles, United States, North America


UK Black Pride

TBD
London, United Kingdom, Europe


Paris Black Pride Member Featured Destination

TBD
Paris, France, Europe


Charlotte Black Pride

TBD
Charlotte, United States, North America


Pittsburgh Black Pride

TBD
Pittsburgh, United States, North America


Shades of Pride

TBD
Raleigh, United States, North America


Emerald City Black Pride

TBD
Seattle, United States, North America


Indiana Pride of Color

TBD
Indianapolis, United States, North America


Rochester Black Pride

TBD
Rochester, United States, North America


Jacksonville Black Pride

TBD
Jacksonville, United States, North America


South Carolina Black Pride

TBD
Columbia, United States, North America


New York City Black Pride Member Featured Destination

TBD
New York, United States, North America


St. Louis Black Pride Weekend Member

TBD
St. Louis, United States, North America


Atlanta Black Pride Weekend Member Featured Destination

TBD
Atlanta, United States, North America


Kentucky Black Pride Weekend

TBD
Kentucky, United States, North America


Hamilton Pride

TBD
Hamilton, New Zealand, Australia & Pacific

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