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Scheduled Outdoor Pride Events Happening Around the World For 2021

by Timothy Rawles

As the world begins to get back to normal, LGBTQ Pride events are slowly doing the same. Gaycation Magazine has compiled a list with the help of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association’s (IGLTA) website to help travelers plan for their Pride trips in 2021.

Of course in these uncertain days, scheduled times, dates and other details may change. So be sure to check the event’s website for updates before making any travel plans.

The below events have stated that they are closely following safety guidelines in regards to COVID which include mask-wearing and social distancing. For further details on protocol, check the event’s social media page or websites.

In some cases we have listed an event with a date but no event details. These are “save the date” placeholders and require further festival info.

Remember to follow all federal and local pandemic guidelines while traveling.

Ozark Pride, Hardy, Arkansas: May 22, 2021

Ozark Pride will offer music, food and fun. There will also be craft merchants and face painting. Also public wedding ceremonies.

Tampa Pride, Florida: May 22, 2021

Tampa Pride 2021 will be bigger than ever. Our Street Festival will feature more room for community participation. Our Diversity Parade will also be bigger, with more room for bands, floats, horses, music, and much more.

Birmingham Pride, United Kingdom: Sept. 25, 2021 to Sept. 26, 2021

In addition to Birmingham Pride’s Saturday Main Stage artists, headlined this year by Cheryl, we’re delighted to announce artists for the iconic Cabaret Stage, Dance Arena, and Future stage.

St. Pete PrideFest, Florida, starting June, 1 2021

Throughout the month of June, St Pete Pride will host 4 themed weeks to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community while showcasing the best of St Pete. Each weekend, thousands of people will (safely) gather for signature events hosted in outdoor locations, while all month long, over a hundred participating St Pete restaurants, cultural institutions, and retail partners will attract guests with events, discounts, and Pride-friendly offerings.

St. Pete Pride has worked diligently to design a creative and safe Pride with a twist with the goal of giving our LGBTQIA+ community the opportunity to gather, educate and celebrate while ensuring safety and wellness in the time of COVID-19. This year most events will be ticketed to enforce capacity regulations.

Key West Pride, Florida, June 2, 2021 to June 6, 2021

Celebrate PRIDE on a tropical island that is legendary for its laid-back style and its open and accepting atmosphere. Whether you’re looking to party with friends, travel with family, or get lost in the magic of our tropical island, rediscover Key West and discover how one island’s One Human Family philosophy has created one of the most integrated and unique communities in the world. Show us your pride, we will show you our Key West Pride.

Dallas Pride, Texas, June 4, 2021 to June 5, 2021

It’s outdoors and in-person: Dallas Pride is back with a 2021 celebration to raise awareness and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. This year’s events will take place Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, and will be the best version of what is possible at this time, prioritizing public health while providing numerous opportunities for LGBTQ+ people and allies to experience visibility, solidarity and joy. In addition to the outside, in-person experiences, the event will also be streamed online for those who feel more comfortable watching from home.

Venice Pride, California: June 4, 2021 to June 6, 2021

Venice Pride is currently planning their Pride celebrations but have announced the event will take place in 2021.

LA Pride, California, June 11, 2021 to June 13, 2021

LA Pride has announced their event will happen, but have not announced what they are “safely” planning.

Tel Aviv Pride, Isreal: June 11, 2021

Tel Aviv Gay Pride has become one of the biggest events of the year in Tel Aviv. Visitors from all over Israel and the world come out in full force to celebrate. The city lights up in color and energy, proving its reputation as the Gay Capital of the Middle East, and perhaps even one of the Gay Capitals of the World. Tel Aviv Gay Pride Week takes place every June, with a surge of gay-friendly events taking place across the city, culminating on the Friday with the famed pride parade. The 2021 Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade will take place on June 11.

Brooklyn Pride, New York: June 12, 2021

Brooklyn Pride 2021 is Brooklyn Pride’s 25th Anniversary. After a week of various events, Brooklyn Pride Day will be Saturday, June 12.

Long Island Pride, New York: June 13, 2021

Plans are currently underway to plan a safe event for everyone during Long Island Pride.

Tri-State Black Pride, June 17 to June 20, 2021

Tri-State Black Pride events offer our diverse community opportunities to show off pride. Throughout the year, these gatherings provide visibility and safety for hundreds of thousands in the LGBTQ+community.

Dallas Southern Pride, Texas: June 18 to June 20, 2021

Dallas Southern Pride invites you to join us June 18-20, 2021 for our Annual Juneteenth Unity Weekend as we celebrate the brilliance of who and what we are as Same Gender Loving People of Color. 

Oslo Pride, Norway: June 18 to June 27, 2021

Oslo Pride is the country’s largest queer festival that will create a safe and inclusive meeting place for gender and sexuality diversity. The festival will be held from June 18 to June 27, 2021, with various events, debates, art exhibitions, concerts, and parades.

Chicago Pride, Illinois: June 19, to June 20, 2021

Highlights for Chicago Pride 2021 include four entertainment stages featuring top local and national music acts, deejays, food and drink, 100-plus arts/craft and merchant vendors, dancing, drag shows, a pet parade, an “Out at Wrigley” national anthem singing contest, sponsor booths and more

Lisbon Gay Pride, Portugal: June 20 to June 28, 2021

Lisbon Gay Pride hosts a series of special exhibitions and events during the week leading up to the gay pride weekend. The bars and clubs also host special parties with guest DJs and international circuit parties all taking place throughout the pride festivities.

Oklahoma City Pride, Oklahoma: June 25 to June 27, 2021

In 2021 Oklahoma City Pride must take the journey to make connections, to bridge communities, to reconcile our dark past for a dynamic and prosperous future. This year Tulsa Pride will collaborate with OKC Pride Alliance by having Pride events on the same weekend for the first time in Oklahoma history. In 2021 we must take the journey to make connections, to bridge communities, to reconcile our dark past for a dynamic and prosperous future.
This year Tulsa Pride will collaborate with OKC Pride Alliance by having Pride events on the same weekend for the first time in Oklahoma history.

Tulsa Pride, Oklahoma: June 25 to June 26, 2021

The Tulsa Pride Parade begins at 13th and Boston, goes North on Boston Avenue to 4th Street, and then East on 4th Street to the Tulsa Pride Celebration at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center.

Cincinnati Pride, Ohio: June 26, 2021

The Cincinnati Pride parade route begins at 7th Street & Central Avenue, travels down Vine St past Fountain Square and ends at Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove.

Denver Pride, Colorado: June 26 to June 27, 2021

This year’s Denver Pride will blend in-person and virtual activities to provide a safe way to enjoy the annual event amidst the continuing pandemic. This year’s festivities will include a virtual marketplace, an in-person and virtual 5K race, a virtual parade, and a series of “Pride hubs” hosted at a variety of venues throughout the city.

Budapest Pride, Hungary: July 3, 2021

Are you interested in Budapest Pride Festival? The next Pride march is going to be on July 3, and we will publish the Festival’s programs in the spring.

Munich Gay Pride, Germany: July 3 to July 11, 2021

In Germany, Gay Pride is celebrated as Christopher Street Day (CSD) in memory of the gay uprising in New York’s Christopher Street in June 1969. There is a parade and afterward a show program at Marienplatz on Saturday. Street festivals happen on Saturday and Sunday.

Bristol Pride, United Kingdom: July 10, 2021

Bristol Pride Festival 2021 will feature a program of events that will span two weeks from Saturday July 3 to Friday July 16, taking place across the city.

Frankfurt Pride, Germany: July 16 to July 18, 2021

Concerts, parties and more make up an entire weekend of celebrations during Frankfurt Pride. The entire event is supported by the Municipal government and the local mayor. Several charitable events also take place during the event to support local gay causes. Hotels fill up quickly so you are  advised to book early. Weather in July is warm so don’t be modest when it comes to your costume. Visitors come from all over Europe and beyond to celebrate.

San Diego Pride, California: July 17 to July 18, 2021

San Diego Pride board, staff, and volunteer leadership team has been working since the fall of 2020 on contingencies for interactive virtual gatherings, a full in-person event, and a mid-road of both live streaming content with scaled back in-person events. We will celebrate Pride this year.

Hotter Than July, Detroit: July 23 to July 25, 2021

Hotter Than July started in 1996 to celebrate Detroit’s Black LGBTQ+ community. It holds the title as the world’s second-oldest Black LGBTQ+ Pride with over 9,000 in attendance at last year’s 2019 Palmer Park Picnic. Hosted by LGBT Detroit, this week-long event partners with community leaders and supporters by offering various safe spaces for educating and showcasing the culture.

Prague Pride Festival,  Czech Republic: August 2, to August 8, 2021

The Prague Pride Festival takes place every year in August, all the way since 2011. It was the initial reason for the creation of the Prague Pride association by Czech LGBT activists and long-term expats in Prague. Nowadays it is one of the biggest cultural events in the Czech Republic. The festival lasts a week and regularly presents over 100 cultural and social activities, public discussions and debates, sports events and spiritual encounters.

Reykjavik Pride, Iceland: August 3 to August 8, 2021

Reykjavik Pride parade gets bigger and more fabulous every year but we still want every group to convey some message that addresses the realities of LGBTQ people. There are an infinite number of possible messages so participants’ creativity is key. To ensure your group is the best it can be it is recommended to start preparing early. A good show does not have to cost much, what is most important is imagination and getting help from friends and family.

Amsterdam Pride, Netherlands: August 6, to August 8, 2021

The COVID situation makes it unpredictable what Amsterdam Pride 2021 will look like. At the moment the expectation is events can take place in the second half of the year. But most probably there will be still limitations and restrictions.

Brighton Hove & Pride, United Kingdom: August 6, to August 8, 2021

Whilst we can’t predict the future, Brighton Hove & Pride are doing everything we can to deliver a safe event following the Government’s COVID guidelines and are planning for all COVID-safe scenarios as the safety and wellbeing of everyone attending our events is always our top priority.

However, should we need to postpone Brighton Hove & Pride events again, all tickets will automatically be rolled over to 2022 and you’ll have your place guaranteed for next year at the same ticket price.

Montreal Pride Festival, Quebec, Canada: August 9 to August 15, 2021

The Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD, will take place from August 9 to 15, 2021. Due to the public health guidelines, your Pride will be presented on a hybrid basis and will be highlighting our various communities’ challenges.

Copenhagen Pride, Demark: August 12 to August 22, 2021

Copenhagen Pride looks forward to welcoming the whole world to Copenhagen in 2021 for what will be the largest and most ambitious LGBTQIA + event ever held in Denmark.

Alki Beach Pride, West Seattle: August 14 to August 15, 2021

Join us for the 7th Annual Alki Beach PRIDE.

Eugene Oregon US Pride, August 8, 2021

Eugene Oregon US Pride is a celebration of all that makes our community great, featuring: live entertainment, delicious food and drinks, community partners, local vendors, family activities, and more!

Manchester Pride, United Kingdom: August 28 to August 29, 2021

Manchester Pride can’t predict the future and we know that we could find ourselves in a situation in the coming months where we are unable to deliver an in-person festival. Depending on the restrictions, this scenario would see us deliver some socially distanced, in-person live events. If this isn’t possible, we would deliver a series of digital parties.

Silicon Valley Pride, California: August 28 to August 29, 2021

Silicon Valley Pride is now the largest Pride celebration of the South Bay and is a family-friendly event. That is 44 years of honoring and celebrating our rights to choose whom we love and spend our lives with! The LGBTQ+ movement has been built on the backs of people who have fought hard for equality and progression. We choose to honor those individuals and those whom we’ve lost. It is important, now more than ever, to make our voices heard and to celebrate our diversity! We will not be pushed aside and we will not be erased.

Miami Beach Pride, Florida: Sept. 10 to Sept. 19, 2021

Nowhere is this spirit and enthusiasm more apparent than during Miami Beach Pride’s extraordinary multi-day festival that features two stages with world-class celebrity entertainers, DJs, and special events. Miami Beach Pride brings together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community.

Nashville Pride, Tennessee: Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2021

Due to this uncertainty about the phased reopening of the local and state economy, Nashville Pride is unable to officially plan events with long lead times, however, we will actively participate in promotion and development of Pride events that follow proper health and safety protocols at the given time.

Pride London, United Kingdom: Sept. 11 to Sept 12, 2021

Following the UK Government’s recently announced timetable for easing of lockdown restrictions, Pride in London – the UK’s largest Pride event – will be returning to the capital on the weekend of 11th September 2021.

Blue Ridge Pride Festival, North Carolina: Sept. 25, 2021

Asheville’s Blue Ridge Pride Festival celebrates the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Join the LGBTQ community in Downtown Asheville in Pack Square Park, 11am -7pm. Two stages will feature regional musicians and many talented entertainers. Check out the 150 vendors and organizations that will do their best to feed, cloth, accessorize, entertain, and educate the 10,000+ festival-goers.

Lexington Pride Festival, Kentucky: Sept. 25, 2021

The Lexington Pride Festival will be happening with vendors, live entertainment, amazing food and lots of fun and frivolity on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

We are watching the situation with COVID-19 carefully and will continue to follow all advice for large public gatherings from local, state, and national health agencies.

Hispanic LGBT Pride, Miami: Oct. 1 to Oct. 15, 2021

Celebrate PRIDE’s 2021 Festival explores the ART of ILUSIÓN: How the Art of Drag, creativity, talent and self-expression influence our daily lives.

Come Out With Pride, Orlando: Oct. 3 to Oct. 10, 2021

Come Out With Pride, Inc. is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization inspired to make an impact in Orlando’s LGBTQ+ community. Celebrated in October, Come Out With Pride welcomes everyone from Central Florida and beyond to come together and #KeepDancingOrlando! We are dedicated to supporting our community through grants and scholarship programs.

Las Vegas Pride, Nevada: Oct. 9, 2021

Celebrate Diversity at the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival where everyone is welcome. GLBT families, couples, and singles along with their friends and straight allies come together for an entire day of fabulous fun.

Kentuckiana Pride Festival, Louisville: Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2021

Kentuckiana Pride Festival continues to monitor the guidance of the CDC and local authorities as it relates to the response for COVID19. For the protection of our community and all our partners it has become necessary to adjust some programming.

Pacific Northwest Black Pride, Seattle: Oct. 29 to Oct. 31

Pacific Northwest Black Pride invites everyone to a hybrid celebration of diversity, solidarity, and digital inclusion in 2021. Today we walk further into 2021 with cautious optimism as a renewed sense of hope has begun to wash over us!

Greater Palm Springs Pride, California: Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, 2021

Save-the-Date! This will be Greater Palm Springs Pride‘s 2021 Coming Out Party for the entire city. It’s Pride and we will be able to gather for live events.

Phoenix Pride, Arizona: Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2021

This year’s 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 and celebration of our past, present and future, while raising funds for the Phoenix Pride Community Programs and educating the public about the existence and continuing civil rights battle facing our community.

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