Here’s the 2018 North American 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 North American 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.


Canada Canada

AIDS Walk for Life National
Bal en Blanc Montreal, Quebec
Black and Blue Festival Montreal, Quebec
Canadian Rockies International Rodeo Calgary, Alberta
Capital Pride Ottawa, Ontario
Calgary Pride Calgary, Alberta
Divers/Cité Montreal, Quebec
Edmonton Pride Edmonton, Alberta
Fairy Tales International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Calgary, Alberta
Fête Arc-en-ciel Quebec city, Quebec
Fierté Montréal Montreal, Quebec
Friends for Life Bike Rally Toronto to Montreal
Guelph Pride Guelph, Ontario
Halifax Pride Halifax, Nova Scotia
Hot & Dry Weekend Montreal, Quebec
Image+Nation Montreal, Quebec
Inside Out Film and Video Festival Toronto, Ontario
Leather Ball Toronto, Ontario
Lethbridge Pride Fest Lethbridge, Alberta
London Lesbian Film Festival London, Ontario
Mr. Leather Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario
Mr. Vancouver Leather Vancouver, British Columbia
New West Pride New Westminster, BC
Out East Film Festival Halifax, Nova Scotia
Pride Hamilton Hamilton, Ontario
Pride Week Toronto, Ontario
Pride London Festival London, Ontario
Queer North Film Festival Sudbury, Ontario
Prism Toronto Toronto, Ontario
Rapture: Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia
Rad Pride Halifax Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reel Pride Winnipeg, Manitoba
Rainbow Reels Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Queen City Pride Regina, Saskatchewan
Queer Arts Festival Vancouver, British Columbia
Queer Beer Festival Toronto, Ontario
Saskatoon Pride Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Sudbury Pride Greater Sudbury, Ontario
Surrey Pride Surrey, British Columbia
Toronto Bound Weekend Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Leather Pride Toronto, Ontario
tri-Pride Region of Waterloo, Ontario
Twist Week End Montreal, Quebec
Vancouver Pride Festival Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria Pride Festival Victoria, British Columbia
Windsor Pride Windsor, Ontario
Winnipeg Pride Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winter Pride Guelph, Ontario

Mexico Mexico

Cancún International Gay Festival Cancún, Quintana Roo
Latin Fever Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Vallarta Pride Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Mexico City Pride Marcha del Orgullo LGBT Mexico City
Diversciudad (Cultural Festival and LGBT Pride) Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Monterrey Queer Film Exhibition (Muestra de Cine Queer) Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Guadalajara Gay Getaway Weekend Guadalajara, Jalisco

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Boquerón Pride Boquerón
Pride Puerto Rico[3] San Juan
Puerto Rico Queer Filmfest San Juan

United States of America United States of America

1 Magical Weekend Orlando, Florida – Walt Disney World 1 Magical Weekend – Official Website
AIDS Walk Fort Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
AIDS Walk Miami Miami, Florida
AIDS Walk New Jersey – One Day… One Cause… Five Locations Ridgewood – Newark – Morristown – Asbury Park – Atlantic City, New Jersey
AIDS Walk New York New York City, New York
Albany Pride Albany, New York
Albuquerque Pride Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aqua Girl Miami, FL
Art for AIDS City View at Metreon, 135 4th Street SF, CA
Aspen Gay Ski Week Aspen, Colorado
Atlanta Black Pride Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Out on Film gay film festival Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Pride Atlanta, Georgia
Atlantic Stampede Rodeo Gaithersburg, Maryland
Augusta Pride Augusta, Georgia
Austin International Drag Festival Austin, Texas
Austin Pride Parade Austin, Texas
Bait NYC Pride New York, New York
Baltimore Pride Baltimore, Maryland
Bear Bust Orlando, Florida
Bear Invasion Washington, D.C.
Bellingham Pride Bellingham, Washington
Binghamton Pride Palooza Binghamton, New York
Blue Ball Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Boise Pride Boise, Idaho
Bronx Pride Bronx, New York
Brooklyn Pride Brooklyn, New York
Buffalo Pride Festival Buffalo, New York
Boston Pride Boston, Massachusetts
Capital Pride Washington, D.C.
Capital City Pride Olympia, Washington
Cedar Rapids Pridefest Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Celebration of Courage New York, New York
Celebration of Courage San Francisco, California
Central Arkansas Pride Little Rock, Arkansas
Central New York Pride Syracuse, New York
Charlotte County Pride Punta Gorda, Florida
Charlotte Gay Film Fest Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte Pride Charlotte, North Carolina
Charleston Pride Festival Charleston, South Carolina
Cherry Weekend Washington, D.C.
Chesapeake Pride Festival Edgewater, Maryland
Chicago Bear Pride Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Pride Parade Chicago, Illinois
Christopher Street West West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Circle City IN Pride Indianapolis, Indiana
Cleveland Pride Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Black Pride, BGP Cleveland, Ohio
Colorado Springs PrideFest Colorado Springs, CO
Colors Light San Diego Rodeo San Diego, California
Colossus Weekend San Francisco, California
Columbus Pride Columbus, Ohio
Come Out With Pride Orlando, Florida
Pride in the Park – Connecticut’s Pride Festival Norwalk, Connecticut
Connecticut LGBT Film Festival Hartford, Connecticut
Conway Pride Conway, AR
Dallas Pride Dallas, Texas
Dallas Black Pride Dallas, Texas
DC Black Pride Washington, D.C.
Delaware Pride Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Dinah Shore Weekend Palm Springs, California
East-Central Minnesota Pride Pine City, Minnesota
El Paso Sun City Pridefest El Paso, Texas
Equality Forum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Erie Pride Fest Erie, Pennsylvania
Eugene/Springfield Pride Eugene, Oregon
Evolve Vegas NYE Las Vegas
Fantasia Fair Provincetown, Massachusetts
Fantasy Fest Key West, Florida
FilmOut San Diego San Diego, California
Finger Lakes Pride Geneva, New York
Folsom Street East New York City, New York
Folsom Street Fair San Francisco, California
Frameline San Francisco, California
Ft. Wayne Pride Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Kaleidoscope LGBT Film Festival North Little Rock, Arkansas
Kokomo Pride Kokomo, Indiana
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Miami, Florida
The Gay Christian Network Conference Varies Annually [5]
Gay Days at Walt Disney World Orlando, Florida
Gay Easter Parade New Orleans, Louisiana
Gay Mardi Gras New Orleans, Louisiana
Gay Spring Break Key West, Florida
HavenCon Austin, Texas
Heartland Transgender Fall Party Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Heartland Transgender Spring Soiree Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Houston Gay Rodeo Houston, Texas
Halloween New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana
Harlem Pride Harlem, New York
Harvey Milk Festival Sarasota, Florida
Headdress Ball Key West, Florida www.headdressballkeywest.
Heritage of Pride New York City, New York
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Honolulu, Hawaii
Houston Pride Houston, Texas
Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Houston, Texas
Hudson Valley Pride New Paltz, New York
Idapalooza Fruit Jam Tennessee rural music & arts festival for radical queers
Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival Indianapolis, Indiana
International Bear Convergence Palm Springs, California
International Bear Rendezvous San Francisco, California
International Gay & Lesbian Festival Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
International Gay & Lesbian Film Fest Tampa, Florida
International Mister Leather Chicago, Illinois
International Ms. Leather San Francisco, California
JAX Pride Jacksonville, Florida
Jersey Pride Asbury Park, New Jersey
Jersey City Pride Jersey City, New Jersey
Kalamazoo Pride Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kansas City Pride Kansas City, Missouri
KinkFest Portland, Oregon
Knoxville PrideFest Knoxville, Tennessee
LA Bear Quake Los Angeles, California
Lake Tahoe Winterfest Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
Las Vegas Pride Las Vegas, Nevada
Lazy Bear Weekend Guerneville, California
Liberty Open New York City
Louisiana Queer Conference Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Long Beach, California
Long Island Pride Huntington, New York
Los Angeles Pride / Christopher Street West West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles / Valley Pride West Hollywood, California
LUEY Weekend Houston, Texas
Madison Pride and MAGIC Picnic Madison, Wisconsin
Manatee County Pride Festival Bradenton, Florida
Memorial Day Pensacola Beach Pride Pensacola, Florida
Miami Beach Gay Pride South Beach, Florida
Michigan Lesbian and Gay ComedyFest Dearborn, Michigan
Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend Washington, D.C.
Mid-Columbia Pride Pasco, Washington
Mid-South Pride Memphis, Tennessee
Milwaukee LGBT Film & Video Festival Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Minnesota AIDS Walk Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mix NYC New York City
Modesto Pride Modesto, California
MondoHomo Dirty South Atlanta, Georgia Alternative queer music, arts & culture festival over Memorial Day weekend
Montana Pride Montana (rotates annually among major Montana towns)
Pride of Monterey County, Inc. Monterey, California
Motor City Pride Detroit, Michigan
Napa Valley Pride Ride Napa, CA
Nashville Pride Nashville, Tennessee
National Queer Arts Festival San Francisco
NewFest – NY LGBT Film Festival New York City, New York
New York City Pride New York City, New York
New Orleans Pride New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Weekend For Ladies New Orleans, Louisiana
North Carolina Pride Durham, North Carolina
North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Durham, North Carolina
Northampton Pride Northampton, Massachusetts
Northern Colorado Pride Colorado (Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland and Surrounding areas.)
NWA Pride Fayetteville, AR
Octobearfest Denver, Colorado
Oklahoma City Pride Festival and Parade Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Orange County Pride Santa Ana, California
Orlando Black Pride Orlando, Florida
Orlando Bear Bash Orlando, Florida
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Inc. (oSTEM) Chicago, Illinois
OutBoard: Gay and Lesbian Snowboarding Event Crested Butte, Colorado
OutFest Ann Arbor, Michigan
OUTfest Lafayette, Indiana
Outfest Los Angeles, California
OutFest Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Out Takes Dallas Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Dallas, Texas
Palm Springs Pride Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs Summer Splash Palm Springs, California
Palouse Pride Moscow, Idaho
Philly Black Gay Pride Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philly Pride Parade & Festival Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Pride Phoenix, Arizona
Pig Week Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale. Florida
Pines Party Fire Island, New York
Pittsburgh Pride Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PlayBoi Party Tucson, Arizona
PrideFest Denver, Colorado
Pridefest Fort Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
PrideFest Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pride Fest Bismarck, North Dakota and Mandan, North Dakota
Pride Festival of Central PA Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Pride in the Desert Tucson, Arizona
Pride Northwest Portland, Oregon
Pure Heat Atlanta Pride Weekend Atlanta, Georgia
Purple Party Weekend Dallas, Texas
Queendom Atlanta Pride Atlanta, Georgia
QueerBomb Dallas Dallas, Texas
Querent: A Queer Spirituality Conference Cincinnati, Ohio
Rainbow Rampage Seattle to San Francisco
Rendezvous – Pride Camping Event Cheyenne, WY
Rainbow Pride of West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia
Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Student Conference Multiple Locations
Reel Affirmations LGBT Film Festival Washington, D.C.
Reel Pride Film Festival Royal Oak, Michigan
Reno Pride Reno, Nevada
Rhode Island Pride Festival & Parade Providence, Rhode Island
Rites of Spring Parties Birmingham, Alabama
Rochester, NY Pride Rochester, New York
Rocket City Pride Huntsville, Alabama
Sacramento Pride Festival & Parade Sacramento, California
Salisbury Pride Salisbury, North Carolina
Salinas Valley Pride Parade Salinas, California
San Diego Pride San Diego, California
San Diego North County Pride Carlsbad, California
San Francisco Pride San Francisco, California
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival San Francisco, California
Santa Cruz Pride Parade & Festival Santa Cruz, California
Sarasota Pride Sarasota, Florida
Savannah Pride Savannah, Georgia
SBK presents Bear Carne-Val Collins, GA!carne-val
Seattle Black Pride Seattle, Washington
Seattle Pride Seattle, Washington
Show Me Pride Kansas City, Missouri
Silicon Valley Pride Parade & Festival San Jose, California
Sin City Shootout Sports Festival Largest annual LGBT sporting event in the world – Las Vegas
Sizzle Her Miami, Florida
Sizzle Miami Miami, Florida
South Carolina Pride Columbia, South Carolina
South Eastern Queer Arts Week Huntsville, Alabama and South East US
Southeast Leatherfest Atlanta, Georgia
Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Albuquerque, New Mexico and Santa Fe, New Mexico
Southern Decadence New Orleans, Louisiana
South Georgia Pride Valdosta, Georgia
Spoiled Rotten LA Pride Los Angeles, California
Spokane Pride Spokane, Washington
St. Cloud Pride St. Cloud, Minnesota [6]
St. Louis PrideFest St. Louis, Missouri
St. Pete Pride St. Petersburg, Florida
Staten Island Pride Staten Island, New York
Stargayzer Festival Austin, Texas
Sunshine Stampede Rodeo Fort Lauderdale, Florida
SweetHeat Miami Miami, Florida
Syracuse (CNY) Pride Syracuse, New York
Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF) Tampa Bay area, Florida
Tampa Pride Tampa, Florida
TantraLove Festival/WEST Upper Lake, CA
Tropical Heat Key West Key West, Florida
Tucson Pride Tucson, Arizona
Twin Cities Pride Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota
Tulsa Pride Tulsa, Oklahoma
United States Gay Open San Francisco, California
Utah Pride Festival Salt Lake City, Utah
Virginia – Gay Pride Virginia Richmond, Virginia
White Party Week Miami, Florida
White Party Week Palm Springs, California
Wichita Pride Festival & Parade Wichita, Kansas
Winter Party South Beach, Florida
WomenFest Key West, Florida
Woof Fest Fort Lauderdale, Florida
XL Weekend Seattle, Washington
Youth pride D.C. (youth pride event) Washington, D.C.



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