Spain is one of the most LGBTQ-friendly countries in the world. Pride events, festivals, and parades have been celebrated in Spain for many years. These events can be found all over the country, from the capital Madrid to Gran Canaria and each city has many bars and clubs like in Valencia. Here are 5 of the best LGBTQ events you can find in Spain.
Madrid Gay Pride
Madrid is known internationally as one of Europe’s most open and gay-friendly cities. Throughout the celebration, the Chueca district and the central main street host a variety of activities, open-air concerts, and pride parades. Madrid Gay Pride is one of the largest LGBT parties in all of Europe, attracting over 2 million visitors from all over the world. I
It consists of concerts, activities, and parties, including high-heel races, water fights, the Mr. Gay España contest, and a tour of Chueca. Watch the streets of Madrid filled with frenetic, joyful festivities during the weekend of the Pride Parade.
Barcelona Gay Pride
Although not as big as Madrid Pride, Barcelona Pride is the largest LGBT event in the Mediterranean and a must-see. Mall de la Fusta Port also hosts all kinds of LGBT awareness parties and activities during this time. The entire city takes to the streets for the Pride Parade.
The parade begins at Plaza de España and winds down Parallel Street, one of Barcelona’s main straits, to reach the port. Floats, rainbow flags, and more than 20,000 of his people of all ages and sexual orientations attend the event to raise awareness for the LGBT community and fight for equality.
Sitges Gay Pride
For beach lovers, Sitges Gay Pride is perfect and not to be missed. The event draws thousands of people to enjoy parties, concerts, DJ sessions, and fashion shows.
The main event of the Sitges Pride is the promenade parade. With international DJs, artists, happy floats, and thousands of spectators, this parade is he one of the best summer festivals in the Mediterranean and a must-see event.
Madrid We Pride Festival
Madrid also hosts the We Pride Festival, one of the biggest gay events in the world. A unique experience that combines the best of electronic music with all kinds of artistic performances, from music and dance to decoration and visual effects.
Held in various locations around the city, it attracts thousands of young people each year. Ten days of event madness, freedom, and color.
Velvet is a vibrant women-only event held at a private resort in Ibiza. It’s four days of pool parties, club nights, music, sun, sand, and sports. This weekend promotes fun, friendships, new love, and life—all energized by the sun and sangria!