"Pride," or "Gay Pride" as it is also known, has transformed from a "day," or a "weekend," or a "month" of celebration to PRIDE 365! For those who ask, when is Pride Month? It's typically considered to be in June (the first Pride Parade took place in New York City on June 28, 1970). Scroll down to see the full spectrum of events for 2023.
What is Pride?
Waving pride flags in the United States has been happening for over 50 years since the first pride parade took place in New York City on June 28, 1970, one year after the Stonewall Riots of 1969. NYC Pride has become a focal point for celebration worldwide, with millions gathering together. Other major Pride Events in the United States include Los Angeles (LA Pride), San Diego Pride, San Francisco Pride, Chicago Pride Fest, Houston LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration, Boston Pride, Denver Pride, Palm Springs Pride, The Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival, Annapolis Pride Parade & Festival, Pride Palooza in the Park (Binghamton, NY), The Twin Cities Pride Festival in Minneapolis, Honolulu Pride, and Atlanta Pride. In Europe, Berlin, Madrid, Cologne, Paris, Rome, London, and Copenhagen are the biggest. Sao Paolo, Brazil in South America, and Toronto and Banff in North America are also very popular. Vallarta Pride is always a party in Mexico!
Pride and Prejudice
While Pride events vary from place to place, they serve the world by raising awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people worldwide. In many countries where discrimination or persecution still exists, Gay Pride events worldwide help break down barriers and bring people together. While there is still much work to be done, the positive wave of momentum continues to grow, and prejudice is being paved over with pride worldwide!
With hundreds of Pride Parades and Events either canceled or postponed across the US in 2020, GayTravel stepped up and hosted an event to keep the spirit of Pride alive! 28 Prides on June 28th, 2020, on the 50th Anniversary of the first pride march. In record time, Virtual Pride gave 28 pride organisations a voice using GayTravel’s digital megaphone that trended on Twitter. The event was a massive success in terms of being a historic first, and there were many unforeseen silver linings of the pandemic that came to light. For example, those who usually couldn't attend a physical pride because of physical limitations or those who always wanted to but didn't have the means - instead of being isolated - could celebrate with their friends and family from all over. Another silver lining? Smaller Prides that don't get as much attention as the bigger prides were centre stage during Virtual Pride.
InterPride is an international organisation that represents and advances the Pride movement by coordinating with global partners to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender culture and pride. Its mission is to achieve legal, social, and cultural equity for SOGIESC communities through the Pride movement.
Midsumma Festival 2023, Melbourne, Australia | January 21st
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.
Winter Pride on Tour, Gran Canaria to Rotterdam | January 21st
Relive the Winter Pride experience at the amazing Now & Wow Club at Rotterdam! A spectacular event with the hot Spanish touch of Gran Canaria!
Midsumma Pride March, Melbourne, Australia: February 5th
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 9th - March 5th
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.
Wellington Pride Festival, New Zealand | March 4th - 18th
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 4th
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 March 10th - 19th
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: March 25th
Tampa Pride 2023 will be bigger than ever. Tampa Pride is a celebration of all the obstacles the LGBT community has overcome throughout history.
NYC Gay Men's Chorus Concert, Skirball Performance Center at NYU, March 17, 18, 19
NYCGMC presents “Gay Cruise” at the iconic Skirball Performance Center. Hop aboard the "S.S Hot Mess" to enjoy 250+ entertainers performing numbers about dating, sex, and cruising in today’s gay world, with music from Beyoncé, Macy Gray, Robbie Williams, William Finn, Cy Coleman, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and Lizzo.
Jasper Pride Festival,Alberta, Canada: April 14 - 23
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 favourite activities in a pristine mountain wonderland.
Miami Beach Gay Pride, Miami Beach, Florida: April 1 - 16
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 neighbourhood on Sunday morning.
Tokyo Rainbow Pride,Tokyo, Japan: April 20 - 23
Every year, Yoyogi Park transforms for one week into a rainbow of colours as diversified as the people it represents.
White Party Palm Springs, Palm Springs, California: May 12 - 14
The White Party is an infamous circuit party that has various sister parties across the globe. The Palm Springs party is one of the biggest and the best; over 20,000 gay men attend every year.
Gay Pride Maspalomas,Maspalomas, Gran Canaria: May 4 - 14
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.
Stoned Soul Picnic, Tribute to Laura Nyro -Binghamton, New York: May 5
This concert-style celebration of the art and soul of the late, great singer-songwriter, and 2012 Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame honoree, featuring vocalist Diane Garisto. 7:00 pm. The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, 46-48 Willow Street, Johnson City. (607) 772-2404. https://firehousestage.org/event-directory/
Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Rotterdam,the Netherlands: May 9 - 13
The European Broadcasting Union and its Dutch Members, together with the City of Rotterdam will stage the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Rotterdam at the Ahoy Arena.
Springfield PrideFest, Springfield,Illinois: May 20
A day of embracing diversity and celebrating the Central IL LGBTQ community. It is an event with something for everyone – great food & drinks, tons of fun, and time spent with family & friends.
Puerto Vallarta Pride,Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: May 23 - 30
Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride first started in 2011 and it’s the largest LGBTQ Pride event in the region.
Opera & Beer by Tri-Cities Opera,Binghamton, New York: May 25
This event will have you smiling from ear to ear. Tri-Cities Opera is bringing out high-class talent with a twist! Beer Tree will be featuring a custom TCO beer just for the event—and as always, your first drink is on us! 7:00 pm. Factory by Beer Tree Brew, 511 Reynolds Road, Johnson City. (607) 772-0400. https://www.tricitiesopera.com/opera-beer/
Torremolinos Gay Pride, Torremolinos,Spain: May 29 - June 5
Torremolinos Gay Pride is an 8-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.
Vienna Gay Pride, Vienna, Austria: June 1 - 18
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 2 - 4
Pittsburgh Pride 2023 will be the first Pride in Pittsburgh thrown in collaboration between LGBTQ+ organisations across Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region.
One Magical Weekend,Orlando, Florida: June 1 - 5
The first weekend of June each year – for the 30th year – thousands of LGBTQIA travellers from around the world will descend on Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resorts for One Magical Weekend.
RIPTIDE, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Waterpark:June 2
WeHo Pride, West Hollywood, California: June 2 - 4
This 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 3 - 5
The third annual Pride celebration highlights what Provincetown has always been known for LGBTQ+ awareness, empowerment, and diversity.
Circuit Asia Weekend, Pattaya,Thailand: June 3 - 5
Following the success of its premiere in June 2018, the world’s biggest international gay event will return to Pattaya, Thailand featuring top international DJs, sexy go-go dancers, and the hottest men in Asia.
Annapolis Pride Parade & Festival,Annapolis: June 4
Now in its second year, welcoming and embracing diversity while bringing together locals and business communities.
Paris Tournament,Paris, France: June 4 - 6
Promoting a respectful and humanistic practice of sport, this event is open to all and brings together more than 2,300 athletes from all over the world each year.
Middletown Pride, Middletown, Connecticut: June 4
Middletown Pride has planned two socially distant Middletown Pride Showcases which will feature drag queens, show choirs, dancers, and other special guests.
Drag Bingo,Moxy Chelsea: June 7 and 14, 8:00 pm
A unique bingo experience hosted by Sparkle Monster featuring music, mayhem, and marvellous prizes.
Key West Pride, Key West, Florida: June 7 - 11
Celebrate pride on a tropical island that is legendary for its laid-back style and its open and accepting atmosphere.
LA Pride,Los Angeles, California: June 9 - 10
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.
Pride Palooza,Binghamton, New York: June 10
Presented by The PrEP Program, Pride Palooza will be held at Otsiningo Park. Activities include drag shows and live entertainment.
BOB THE DRAG QUEEN -Virgin Hotels Las Vegas: June 12
The winner of season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will be performing inside 24 Oxford at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas! Two performances that night – one at 7:00 pm and the other at 9:30 pm.
West Pride Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden: June 13 - 19
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.
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.
Chasing Rainbows, New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Hostos Community College, June 17
Chasing Rainbows is an evening of music reminding us that the journey to self-love is unique and revolutionary. From pop anthems like “Love Yourself” by Billy Porter to more intimate songs like “Love Like You” by Rebecca Sugar, the concert will celebrate the ways our community is constantly evolving.
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.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Open Golf Tournament, Binghamton, New York, June 19 - 25 Celebrating over 50 years of professional golf and their 13th anniversary on the Champions Tour, this event attracts fan-favorite golfers to our area. En-Joie Golf Course, Endicott. (607) 205-1500 www.dsgopen.com
Revelers are invited to find their inner queens with an interactive Drag Queen Makeup Workshop hosted by Sparkle Monster. “Students” can learn the fundamentals of altering the facial structure, exaggerating the eyes, and how to work your new persona firsthand from the queen herself for a small “tuition” fee. Tickets availablehere.
Fresh Towels – A Comedy Show (PRIDE) Edition, Moxy East Village: June 22, 8:00 pm
A standup comedy showcase hosted by resident funnyman Mark “Jiggy” Jigarjian. Guests can sip on the original Stonewall Inn IPA from Brooklyn Brewery between laughs. Two complimentary drinks are included with admission, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative. Tickets availablehere.
Tulsa Pride is the longest-running LGBT Pride festival in Oklahoma. This 2023, 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.
PRIDE Variety Show!, Moxy Times Square: June 24, 9:00 pm
Hosted by the fabulous Queen Sparkle Monster and her friends in the heart of Manhattan. Attendees are in for a night of singing, dancing, comedy, toasts, and more.
Nashville Pride Festival is the largest LGBTQ event in Tennessee. The festival will move to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville in 2023.
Pride Toronto,Toronto, Canada: June 24 - 26
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.
Raleigh Pride,Raleigh, North Carolina: June 25
Raleigh Pride is now in its 12th year and has changed its name to Out Raleigh Pride.
Mexico City Gay Pride,Mexico City, Mexico: June 25
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 25 - 26
This year’s theme, “Love Will Keep Us Together,” is meant to celebrate a sense of return and shared presence.
Oklahoma City Pride,Oklahoma: June 25 - 27
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 25 - July 3
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 24 - July 24
Pride march on Saturday, 24 July, following the month-long Budapest Pride Festival.
Denver PrideFest,Denver, Colorado: June 25 - 26
The 2022 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.
Seattle Gay Pride,Seattle, Washington: June 25 - 26
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 25 - 26
The Twin Cities Pride brings the greater LGBT community together to educate and create awareness of issues and to celebrate achievements.
Bristol Pride, Bristol,United Kingdom: June 25 - July 10
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.
Helsinki Gay Pride, Helsinki, Finland: June 27 - July 3
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.
Guess Who, Bitch!?,Moxy Chelsea: June 30, 7:00 pm
A surprising twist on a nostalgic childhood game, guests can guess their favorite drag queens instead of Anita, Bernard, and Susan, with prizes and performances throughout the night. Tickets availablehere.
London Gay Pride, London, England: July 2
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.
Munich Gay Pride,Munich, Germany: July 2 - 17
Munich Pride is the largest event of the LGBT community in southern Germany, more than 60 events are usually held within the PrideWeek.
5th Annual Harper M. Stantz Rec Park Music Fest, Binghamton, New York: July 9
This event showcases both local/regional talent, and the beautiful Recreation Park, since its inception in 1996. The event always takes place on a Sunday from 1-9pm and is a terrific way to enjoy time in the park listening to great music! Recreation Park, 58-78 Beethoven Street, Binghamton. Tickets available here.
Pride London Festival,Ontario, Canada: July 14 - 24
The festival takes place each July and features a variety of events over 11 days, including an art show, comedy night, 3-day outdoor festival, awards night & annual London Pride Parade.
Croydon Pride, Croydon, England: July 15
Croydon Pride is London’s second-largest and free Pride festival. The festival returns to Wandle Park bringing more fun and entertainment.
Frankfurt Pride,Frankfurt, Germany: July 15 - 17
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.
47th Annual Deposit Lumberjack Festival, Binghamton, New York
Annual Lumberjack competition, fireworks, parade, craft fair, music, drink, midway, raft race and so much more. Free admission. Festival Field, Borden Street, Deposit. Tickets available here.
Opening Day Del Mar Summer Races, Del Mar, CA July 22 - September 11
Berlin Pride,Berlin, Germany: July 23
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.
148th Annual Broome County Fair, Binghamton, New York: July 25 - 30
County agricultural fair with midway rides & games, food exhibits, grandstand shows, animals and free entertainment. Broome County Fairgrounds, Whitney Point.
Stuttgart Gay Pride, Stuttgart, Germany: July 30 - 31
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 30 - August 7
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.
Stockholm Gay Pride,Stockholm, Sweden: August 1 - 7
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.
Lazy Bear Week, Guerneville, California: August 1 - 8
Lazy Bear Week is the marquee event organized by The Lazy Bear Fund, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. The objective of the week of festivities is fundraising for local, regional, national, and international LGBTQIA charities and organizations. Activities include pool parties, beach parties, dance parties, campfires, trivia, bingo, mini golf, and a whole lot more! The Lazy Bear Fund puts the “fun” in fundraising and has raised over $2 million for worthy causes—helping kids and seniors, people living with HIV, or struggling with addiction.
Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, Binghamton, New York: August 4 - 6
40th Annual with hot-air balloons, arts and crafts, antique cars, live music, and the local delicacy “Spiedies.” Checkherefor more information.
Long Beach Pride Parade & Festival, Long Beach, California: August 4 - 6
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.
Mad Bear Beach Party Weekend, Torremolinos,Spain: August 5 - 16
Mad Bear Beach Torremolinos is a summer event taking place in the hot month of August, the height of the season in Spain’s Costa del Sol. The highlight of the event will be the Mr. Mad Bear competition at Eden Beach.
Brighton & Hove Pride, Brighton,England: August 6 - 7
Brighton Pride 2022 is back with a bang and this year the theme is Fabuloso Pride in the Park. It is a friendly event and one of Brighton’s most popular weekends, attracting thousands of visitors from around the UK and beyond.
Prague Gay Pride,Prague, Czech Republic: August 8 - 14
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.
Montreal Pride,Montreal, Canada: August 8 - 14
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 centred mostly in Parc Emilie-Gamelin.
Antwerp Gay Pride,Antwerp, Belgium: August 10 - 14
Antwerp Gay Pride 2022 takes place from August 10th-14th, 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 15 - 21
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 18 - 20
The Ventura County Pride Festival will be held at Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura. They kick the weekend off with a Hometown Drag Show at Paddy's Bar, followed by Drag Queen Bingo on Sunday.
Manchester Gay Pride,Manchester, England: August 27 - 30
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.
Malta Pride, Valetta,Malta: September 2 - 11
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.
Riverside Pride, Riverside,California: September 4
The first full Pride festival and parade in downtown Riverside will be on Sunday, September 4, 2022.
Ben Platt,Virgin Hotels Las Vegas,September 8
Ben Platt, will be performing in the Theatre at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas at 7:00 pm. Buy your tickets!
LUMA Projection Arts Festival, DowntownBinghamton: September 8 - 9
Celebrate a bold confluence of technology and visual arts. LUMA is a festival founded by artists, for artists, with the wholehearted embrace of an entire city (rain date September 10). Check here for more information.
Birmingham Gay Pride,Birmingham, England: September 24 - 25
Birmingham Pride hosts one of the friendliest street parties in the UK. Every year, the Pride weekend event attracts around 75,000 people to support the rights of the LGBTQ+ Community.
Banff Pride, Banff, Alberta, Canada: September 30 - October 10, 2022
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.
Las Vegas Pride,Las Vegas, Nevada: October 8 - 9
The Las Vegas PRIDE celebration is expected to return with the PRIDE Parade in downtown Las Vegas on October 8, 2022, and the PRIDE Festival on October 9, 2022.
Phoenix Pride,Phoenix, Arizona: October 15 - 16
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.
Hustlaball Circuit Party Weekend,Berlin, Germany: October 21 - 23
The world's famous and unique benefit party in Berlin. It has a whole weekend of fun, play and dancing with different parties and events over the weekend.
Greater Palm Springs Pride,Palm Springs, California: November 4 - 6
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.
Maspalomas Winter Pride, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria: November 7 - 13
Winter Pride Maspalomas is the final gay pride celebration in the European calendar year. One week of amazing events with live shows with international artists, pool parties, boat excursions, a parade, dance sessions, and more.