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Prides You Don’t Want to Miss

After two years of virtual Pride events, cities around the globe are going all out this year to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and continue the fight for queer and trans rights. Whether you’re looking for a parade in the streets or a party on a beach — we’ve compiled a list of the most notable Pride events happening this summer.

Are you planning a Pride vacation and want to know the best cities to scope out?

Keep reading for ten exciting Pride celebrations from around the world to put on your itinerary.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Monday, May 30 through Sunday, June 5

Puerto Rico Pride is located in the capital of San Juan and is one of the largest and most notable Pride events in the Caribbean. Along with a colorful parade and gay village parties, San Juan has one of the best queer beaches in the Caribbean too.

Seattle, USA

Saturday, June 4th, Pride at the Park; Sunday, June 26th, Pride parade

Seattle’s Pride parade is the fourth largest in the country and, as of this year, is reevaluating its corporate sponsors and officially parted ways with Amazon. With events all June long, Seattle gives a Pacific Northwest twist to the event.

São Paulo, Brazil

Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19

With the LGBTQ+ community in Brazil still fighting against their President’s hateful rhetoric, Sao Paulo brings the protesting spirit of Pride to its beachfront festivals and queer-friendly neighborhoods.

Pride in New York City
New York Pride is one of the largest Pride events in the world - Photo by Jessica Green on Unsplash

New York, USA

Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26

The birthplace of Pride, New York, is one of the largest Pride events in the world, drawing in crowds of around 2 million. It's where celebration meets activism, and this year their theme is “Unapologetically Us.”

Toronto, Canada

Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26

One of the oldest Pride events in the world and one of the largest worldwide — this list would not be complete without Toronto. With a Trans March and Dyke March and the Pride Parade this year, Toronto will also be holding a Cabana Pool Party with RuPaul Drag Race Season 13 Winner Symone.

Madrid Pride
Madrid Pride - Photo by patri on Unsplash

Madrid, Spain

Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 10

Madrid is known for holding the biggest pride in Europe with crowds of around 2 million. The city’s gay neighborhoods are flooded with parties, festivals, and a famous high heel race.

Cologne, Germany

Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3

Celebrated as Christopher Street Day in homage to the Stonewall riot in New York City, Cologne rivals Madrid for the biggest Pride in Europe. With multiple concerts, parties, and a street festival, CSD in Cologne is an all-encompassing experience.

Amsterdam Prdie
Amsterdam Pride - Photo by Anna Biasoli on Unsplash

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Friday, Aug. 5 through Aug. Sunday, Aug. 7

It’s no surprise that the country that became the first to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001 also has a unique Pride experience. Amsterdam is famous for the Canal Parade — a parade that takes place on the water!

Taipei, Taiwan

Thursday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 30

Taipei hosts the largest LGBTQ+ Pride in Asia. Known as the most queer-friendly country in the region, this event attracts thousands of LGBTQ+ people from Taiwan’s neighboring countries and creates an experience grounded in community.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Saturday, October 29

Nicknamed the “Pride of Africa,” Johannesburg is the largest pride in Africa, and South Africa was the first (and so far only) country in the continent to legalize gay marriage. Their Pride vision is to “liberate every LGBTQ+ person across Africa to live their most authentic life.”

Are you ready to book a flight to one (or more) of these cities for Pride? Schedule a consultation with Rainbow Getaways to plan your trip.

Rainbow Getaways proudly help travelers of the LGBTQ community (and our allies) research, plan, and book incredible vacations where you feel confident and comfortable enjoying and exploring your destination. We plan each vacation to meet your specific needs, so you'll have an experience just as unique as you.


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