This festival has now firmly established itself as the Mediterranean’s most important LGBT festival with eight days packed full of parties, entertainment and debates. Much of the action will take place in the Village on Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina. This space will be home to a bar, shopping area and a restaurant, displays by different LBGT organisations, a kids’ area and lots of activities. This is the place to head to on Friday 26th for the traditional Drag Race and Heels Race, which are followed by a huge foam party. At 6pm on Saturday 27th, the Pride Parade will leave from the Tres Xemenies park on Paral·lel, making its noisy and colourful way along Parallel towards Plaça Espanya and ending at the Village for a massive party. Although the vibe is fun, as always there’s a serious note to the Pride celebrations. This year’s motto is ‘STOP LBGT bullying at school and anywhere’, a reminder that this particular celebration is just as necessary as ever.