1. Madrid Gay Pride – 27 June – 7 July
[http://www.madridorgullo.com/en/] or [https://www.gomadridpride.com/en/madrid-gay-pride-2019/]
Madrid is known internationally for being one of the most open-minded and gay-friendly cities in Europe and during the celebrations, the Chueca neighbourhood and the main streets of the centre host a multitude of activities, outdoor concerts and pride parades.
Madrid Gay Pride is one of the biggest LGBT parties in the whole of Europe and attracts over two million attendees from all over the world. It consists of six days of concerts, activities and parties including a high heel race, a water fight, a Mr Gay España competition and tours of Chueca – Madrid’s gay neighbourhood.
A 3-night stay in this gorgeous chichi apartment in Madrid centre for the Pride Parade (id:37134) [https://www.spain-holiday.com/37134] 5-8 July costs €774 total/ €194 pp (four sharing). Flights from the UK (extra) to Madrid from £92 return (skyscanner.net). Call Spain-Holiday.com (020 3384 7066 or visit www.spain-holiday.com).
2. Barcelona Gay Pride – 28-29 June
Although not as big as Madrid Pride, Barcelona Gay Pride 2019 is set to be the biggest LGBT event on the Mediterranean and is an unmissable event if you are in the Barcelona area.
On 28 and 29 June, the Moll de la Fusta port will host all kinds of LGBT awareness parties and activities. On Saturday, the whole city takes to the streets for the Pride Parade, which will start in Plaza España and run down one of Barcelona’s main streets – the Avenida del Paralelo – until reaching the port. Floats, rainbow flags and more than 20,000 people of all ages and sexual orientations participate in this event and seek to raise awareness for the LGBT community and fight for equality.
A 3-night stay in a modern 3-bedroom city-centre pied-à-terre (id:30954) [https://www.spain-holiday.com/30954] 27-30 June costs €665total / €133 pp (five sharing). Flights from the UK (extra) to Barcelona from £112 return (skyscanner.net). Call Spain-Holiday.com (020 3384 7066 or visit www.spain-holiday.com).
3. Sitges Gay Pride – 1-10 June
Celebrating its 10th year, the Sitges Gay Pride is ideal for beach lovers. Over the years, Sitges has grown to be a popular alternative LGBT beach holiday destination looking for a change of scenery from the LGBT capital, Benidorm., The annual Gay Pride attract thousands of people who will come to celebrate and enjoy the concerts, DJ sessions and fashion shows with the event culminating in the iconic Pride Parade on the Sunday 9 June.
A 5-night stay in this chill out 3-bedroom apartment in Sitges (id:8489) [https://www.spain-holiday.com/8489] from 5-10 June costs €1,070 total / €178 pp (six sharing). Flights from the UK (extra) to Barcelona from £102 return (skyscanner.net). Call Spain-Holiday.com (020 3384 7066 or visit www.spain-holiday.com).
4. Ibiza Gay Pride – 12-15 June
Ibiza Gay Pride officially starts on 13 June with a host of parties and LGBTQ events taking place in the lead up to the Pride Parade including a fabulous Flamingo Boat Party on the Saturday afternoon.
The Pride Parade – the Great March for LGTBIQ Rights – takes place in the evening of Saturday 15 June, starting at 7 pm in the Port and ends at midnight, but the party continues into the early hours at Gallery Club B12, where you can expect to see top DJs, Pablo Palumbo and Alex Hinohouse.
5. ARN Culture Pride, Tenerife – 18-23 June [https://arnculturepride.org/english]
In 2019, the 3rd edition of the ARN Culture Pride will be held in Tenerife.
Not your usual flamboyant gay pride event, ANR Culture Pride is a celebration of the LGTBIQ community on the island, through culture, technology, business, science, art and leisure.
Under the motto “Love without gender”, the event is held on the Playa de las Americas beach in Arona, Tenerife with FREE access to all activities including music concerts.
6. Andalusia Gay Pride, Seville – 22-29 June [https://www.gayseville4u.com/events/seville-gay-pride/]
Andalucía Gay Pride – Orgullo de Andalucía – is part activism, part festival event that is held every year in the Andalusian capital of Seville.
The Pride Parade takes place on the last Saturday after a weeklong series of events including music concerts, shows, exhibitions, circuit parties and a grand finale concert.
The parade leaves in the early evening, culminating in a closing party with music and entertainment in the Plaza d’España
4-nights stay in Seville old town (id:12886) [https://www.spain-holiday.com/12886] 27 June-01 July €340 total / €85 pp (four sharing).
Flights from UK (extra) to Seville from £135 return (skyscanner.net). Call Spain-Holiday.com (020 3384 7066, or visit www.spain-holiday.com).