Here’s the 2018 European Gay Pride Calendar of Events, providing great gay travel destinations with plenty of Gay events.
Sometimes, planning a vacation can be daunting, even has been known to create stress and tension. I speak from personal past experience here.
Knowing that you can co-ordinate your travel plans with a major event, can make the choice easier. It also, can have the potential, to turn your vacation into a memorable experience. Thus, increasing the odds, that your vacation is truly a Gay friendly event. Ensuring that you will have plenty to do, if you choose to do so. It’s always nice to know that you have plenty of Gay events to attend.

Create your own Gay Vacation Cocktail

Usually Pride festivities offer many events that can take you from morning to night. Now, mix in a little site seeing and a perfect gay vacation cocktail is created. Of-course it always depends on what you are looking for in a vacation, but with many options, you can create exactly the experience you want. Perhaps even adding a pleasant surprise or two, to your gay vacation cocktail. Like creating new friendships, having a romantic adventure, or even meeting your soul mate.

Have a memorable vacation

I personally can’t begin to count the numerous and enduring friendships that I have fostered on my vacations. Some as old as 20 years. They are from all over Canada, the US and the UK. I would never have met them, if it weren’t for, planning my Gay vacations around some of these Gay festivities. They have transformed my vacations and my life. I can never convey into words, what this has done for me and my life partner. We are truly blessed with these friendships and I wish this upon you my reader. That’s why I have listed below, the Gay pride calendar of events with destinations that I have featured as great Gay-safe places to visit.

Do your Research before you Travel

Be sure, not to forget to always do your research before you travel. To assist you with this task, I have listed official pride sites beside the featured destinations and links to various travel guides. Check out our Travel Tips page and our Travel Insurance page.

Here are the European destinations divided by Countries and Cities, along with their Pride sites. This way you can plan your travel plans with accurate information, directly from their Pride sites. You can Bookmark them and then return to and book your Gay Trips.


Europe Continent-wide events

Rainbow Rampage Europe
EuroGames Europe
Europride Europe
Mr Gay Europe Europe

Austria Austria

Gay Snowhappening Soelden Soelden
Identities Queer Film Festival Vienna
Life Ball Vienna
Regenbogen-Parade (Vienna Rainbow Parade) Vienna
Regenbogenball (Rainbow Ball) Vienna
EuroSki Pride (Euro Ski Pride) Saalbach

Belarus Belarus

Minsk Gay Pride Minsk

Belgium Belgium

World Outgames Antwerp 2013 Antwerp
Belgian Lesbian and Gay Pride Brussels
Leatherpride Belgium Antwerp
NaviGAYtion Antwerp
AntwerpPride Antwerp
EuroGames Antwerp
Swim for Life Brussels
Brussels Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Brussels
Pink Screens Brussels
The Cruise by La Demence Brussels

Bulgaria Bulgaria

Sofia Pride Sofia

Croatia Croatia

ZbeLeTron Zagreb
Zagreb Pride Zagreb
Split Pride Split
Queer Zagreb Zagreb
Queer Split Split
L-Fest Zagreb
Osijek Pride Osijek Osijek Pride

Czech Republic Czech Republic

Prague Pride Prague
Queer Parade Brno
Mezipatra Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Prague
Queer Pride Parade and Festival Tábor

Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus Pride Nicosia

Denmark Denmark

Copenhagen Pride Copenhagen
MIX Copenhagen – LesbianGayBiTrans Film Festival Copenhagen
Aarhus Pride Aarhus

Estonia Estonia

Tallinn Pride Tallinn
Tallinn Bearty Tallinn

Finland Finland

Helsinki Pride Helsinki
Regnbågshelgen: festival for Swedish speaking Finns Helsinki
TransHelsinki Helsinki
Vinokino film festival Turku, Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu, Jyväskylä

France France

Fierté Ours Paris Paris, Ile de France
Big Fun Paris, Ile de France
European Gay Ski Week 2018 Les Menuires, France
European Snow Pride Tignes, France
Gay Games 2018 Paris, France
In&Out Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Grenoble International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Grenoble, Isère
Gay Pride Lorraine Metz, Lorraine
Snowpride Tignes, France
Gay Pride Lyon Lyon, Rhône-Alpes
HappyGaySkiWeek Avoriaz
L’Existrans Paris
Lesbian & Gay Pride Bordeaux Bordeaux
Lesbian & Gay Pride Lille Lille
Lesbian & Gay Pride Montpellier Montpellier
Lesbian & Gay Pride région Centre Tours
Pride Marseille Marseille
Paris Pride Paris
Solidays Paris

Germany Germany

Yo!Sissy Queer Music Festival Berlin
Teddy Award Berlin
Easter in Berlin (Leather Pride) Berlin
German Mr. Leather Berlin
Bearversions Berlin Berlin
Lesbian and Gay City Festival Berlin
Berlin Pride CSD Berlin Berlin
Kreuzberg Pride Transgenialer CSD Berlin
Gay Night at the Zoo Berlin
Friedrichshain Gay & Lesbian Park Party Berlin
Folsom Europe Street Fair Berlin
International Gay Rubber Weekend Berlin
Hustlaball Berlin
Wigstöckel Transgender Event Berlin
International Gay Skinhead Weekend Berlin
Sylvester on Mehringdamm Berlin
Christopher Street Day Dresden, Saxony
Christopher Street Day Erfurt, Thuringia
Christopher Street Day Leipzig
Christopher Street Day Munich
Christopher Street Day Nuremberg
International German Bear Pride Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia
Cologne Leather Pride Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia
Fantasypride Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia
Cologne Pride Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia
Gay Games Cologne 2010 Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia
The Night of Lights / Die Nacht der Lichter Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia
Schwule Filmwoche Freiburg Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg
Come-Together-Cup Berlin, Cologne & Essen
Frankfurt Gay Pride Frankfurt
Gay Oktoberfest at Bräurosi Munich, Bavaria
Hamburg Pride Hamburg
Hamburg Leatherparty (Hamburg Ledertreffen) Hamburg
Hamburg Queer Film Festival Hamburg
Festival at Pulverteich Hamburg
Run For More Time Frankfurt am Main, Hesse
Verzaubert Queer Film Festival Berlin, Munich, Bavaria, Frankfurt & Cologne
Christopher Street Day Stuttgart

Greece Greece

Ryana 2013 Rhodes Island
Ryana 2013 Rhodes Island
Athens Pride Athens
Thessaloniki Pride Thessaloniki
RADical Pride Thessaloniki [Patras City]
Patras Pride Patras [Patras City]
Heraklion Pride Heraklion [Heraklion City]
OUTVIEW film festival Athens
Homotopia Thessaloniki omotopia (Facebook page)
XLSIOR Festival Mykonos Island
Skiathos Gay Culture Festival Skiathos Island
Thessaloniki Internationanl LGBTQ Film Festival Thessaloniki

Hungary Hungary

Budapest Gay Dignity Procession Budapest

Iceland Iceland

Reykjavík Gay Pride Reykjavík
Rainbow Reykjavík Reykjavík
Bears on Ice Reykjavík
Pink December Reykjavík
Pink Party Reykjavík

Republic of Ireland Ireland

Cork Pride Cork
Alternative Miss Cork Cork
Dublin Pride Dublin
GAZE – Dublin Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Dublin
Galway Gay Pride Galway
Limerick Gay Pride Limerick
OUT For The Weekend Kilkenny
Waterford Gay Pride Waterford
International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival Dublin
Mr Gay Ireland Dublin
Sligo Gay Pride smallest pride parade city in the world Sligo
Alternative Miss Ireland Dublin
Kerry Festival of Pride – Kerry Pride Tralee

Italy Italy

Gate Party Milano, Lombardia
Bologna Pride Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
European Gay Ski Week Pila, Valle d’Aosta
Gay Open Tennis Milan, Lombardy
Friendly Versilia Torre del Lago, Tuscany
Gay Village, Italy Rome, Lazio
International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Torino, Piedmont
Milano Pride Milan, Lombardy
Rome Pride Rome, Lazio
Catacombs – Leather Weekend Rome, Lazio
Catania Pride Catania, Sicily
Torino Pride Turin
Palermo pride Palermo, Sicily
Varese Pride Varese, Lombardy

Latvia Latvia

Riga Pride and Friendship Days Riga
Baltic Pride Riga

Lithuania Lithuania

Baltic Pride Vilnius

Luxembourg Luxembourg

Gay Mat Luxembourg

Malta Malta

Malta Pride Week Valletta

Montenegro Montenegro

Montenegro Pride Podgorica
International queer film festival ‘Merlinka’ Podgorica

Moldova Moldova

Moldova Lesbian and Gay Pride Chişinău

Netherlands Netherlands

Amsterdam Gay Pride Amsterdam, North Holland
Milkshake Festival Amsterdam, North Holland
Amsterdam Leather Pride Amsterdam, North Holland
The Midsummer Canal Festival Utrecht, Utrecht
The Pink Kermis (Roze Maandag/Pink Monday) Tilburg, North Brabant
Pinkster Tennis Tournament Amsterdam, North Holland
White Party Amsterdam, North Holland
Pink Christmas Amsterdam, North Holland
Rotterdam Pride Rotterdam, South Holland

Norway Norway

Bergen Pride Bergen
International Gay and Lesbian Filmfestival Oslo
Skeive dager Oslo
Stavanger på skeivå Stavanger
Trondheim Pride Trondheim
Raballder Cup Oslo

Poland Poland

Kraków Gay & Lesbian Culture Festival Kraków
Poznań Days of Equality and Tolerance Poznań
Equality Parade Warsaw
Wrocław Festival of Equal Rights Wrocław
Marathon of Equality Łódź

Portugal Portugal

Coimbra LGBT Pride Parade Coimbra
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Lisbon, Estremadura
Lisbon LGBT Pride Parade Lisbon, Estremadura
Arraial Pride Party Lisbon, Estremadura
Porto Pride Party Porto
Porto LGBT Pride Parade Porto
Pride Azores Azores Islands

Romania Romania

GayFest Bucharest
Gay Film Nights Cluj-Napoca
Miss Travesty Romania Cluj-Napoca

Russia Russia

Moscow Pride Moscow
International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival «Side by Side» Saint Petersburg
International Festival of Queer Culture (ru) Saint Petersburg

Serbia Serbia

Belgrade Pride Belgrade
Queer Belgrade Festival Belgrade
Merlinka Queer Film Festival Belgrade

Slovakia Slovakia

Dúhový Pride Bratislava
Filmový festival inakosti Bratislava
PRIDE Rainbow Košice Košice

Slovenia Slovenia

Ljubljana Pride Ljubljana
Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Ljubljana

Spain Spain

Sitges Gay Carnival Sitges
Sitges Gay Pride Sitges
Bearcelona Barcelona
Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Barcelona, Catalonia
Carnival Maspalomas Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Gay Pride Maspalomas Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Freedom Maspalomas Gay Festival Canary Islands
Maspalomas Bear Carnival Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Gay Pride Valencia Valencia
Ibiza Gay Pride Ibiza
Pride Barcelona Barcelona
Loveball Festival Barcelona
Madrid Pride Madrid
LesGaiCineMad Madrid
Zinegoak Bilbao
Mr. Gay Spain Madrid
Mad.Bear Madrid
Maspalomas Pride Maspalomas, Canary Islands
Sleazy Madrid Madrid
Circuit Festival Barcelona
OlaGirls, the Lesbian Mediterranean Getaway Calpe, Alicante
ELLA International Lesbian Festival Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Cadiz Pride Cadiz

Sweden Sweden

Mr Gay Sweden Stockholm
Stockholm Gay Skinhead Week Stockholm
Stockholm Pride Stockholm
Baltic Battle Stockholm
Regnbågsfestivalen Malmö
West Pride Gothenburg
International Swedish Gay Camp Swedish nature site, close to the Baltic Sea
Jönköping Qom Ut Jönköping

Switzerland Switzerland

Arosa Gay Ski Week Arosa, Graubünden
Pride 2013 Fribourg Fribourg
Jungle Gay Mousse Party Lausanne
Zurich Pride Festival Zurich

Turkey Turkey

AFM International Independent Film Festival Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir
Lambda Istanbul Pride Week Istanbul
Walking against Homophobia and Transphobia Ankara
Baki Koşar Combating Hate Crimes Week Izmir
Trans Pride Week March Istanbul
LuBUnya Film Week Istanbul
Kuirfest Ankara

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bear Pride London London, England
Belfast Pride Belfast, Northern Ireland
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival London, England
Birmingham Pride Birmingham, England
Birmingham Pride Ball Birmingham, England
Blackpool Pride Blackpool, England
Bourne Free Pride Festival Bournemouth, England
Brighton Pride Brighton, England
Bristol Pride Bristol, England
Pride Cymru / Cardiff Pride Cardiff, Wales
Coventry Pride Coventry, England
Doncaster Pride Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
Exeter Pride Exeter, Devon, England
The London Drag Olympics London, England
Foyle Pride Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Glasgay! Festival LGBT Arts Festival Glasgow, Scotland
Homotopia Liverpool, England
Huddersfield Pink Picnic Castle Hill, Huddersfield
Pride in Hull Hull, England
Leeds Pride Leeds, England
Leicester Pride Leicester, England
Cardiff Lesbian & Gay Ball Cardiff, Wales
Lincolnshire Pride Lincoln, England
Liverpool Pride Liverpool, England
London Community Pride London, England
London Community Pride Parade & Rally London, England
Manchester Pride Manchester, England
Sparkle Weekend Manchester, England
SuperGay Middlesbrough, England
Mr Gay UK Blackpool, England
Mr Gay Wales Cardiff, Wales
National Student Pride United Kingdom
Northern Pride Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Nottingham Pride Nottingham, England
Outsiders LGBT Film Festival Liverpool, England
Oxford Pride Oxford, England
Cambridge Pink Festival Cambridge, England
Pride in Aberdeen Aberdeen, Scotland
Pride of Canterbury (LGBT pride event) Thanet, England
Pride London London, England
Pride Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland
Pride Scotia Edinburgh, Scotland
Queer Contact Manchester, England
Queer Spirit Wiltshire, England
Rainbow Film Festival – Shropshire Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Reading Pride Reading, England
Plymouth Pride Event Plymouth, England
Soho Pride London, England
 Sparkle (transgender celebration) Manchester, England
Stoke Pride Stoke-on-Trent, England
Suffolk Pride Ipswich, England
Swansea Pride Swansea, Wales
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride Swindon, Wiltshire
Thanet Pride Thanet, England
York Pride York, England
UK Black Pride London, England
GFest – gayWise LGBT Arts Festival London, England
Southwest Pride Weston Super Mare, Somerset
North Wales Pride Hendre hall, Bangor, Gwynedd
We Are: Proud Bristol, England
Wolverhampton and Black Country Pride Wolverhampton, England



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