Since its 2009 inception, Pride BCN has gotten bigger and better every year and this year is sure to be no exception.
You will find a bunch of Pride events and cultural activities around the city from June 19th to 30th. There will be gallery exhibits, literary events and conferences, as well as the Pride Parade, of course.
On the evening of the 19th, the Antic Teatre hosts a Seventies-style cabaret called El Desplume (reservations essential).
The central focus of the festival will be the Village, located on Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina just off Plaça Espanya. It opens on Friday June 28th at 10am, with non-stop games, sports activities (including a six kilometre run through Montjuïc), kids’ activities and much more. Highlights include the Friday competitions such as the High Heel Race and the Drag Queen contest, both of which have cash prizes. On Friday evening, there is a Foam Party on Avinguda Maria Cristina—dress accordingly!
The Pride Parade is on Saturday, June 29th starting at Plaça de les Tres Xemeneies, near Paral·lel metro. Preparations kick off at 4pm, while the actual parade gets going at 6pm; it will wind through local streets and end up at the Village. Saturday’s main post-parade event is the Pride Party, starting at 8pm with all manner of entertainment, including the Pride DJs, well into the early morning hours.
The Pride Street Market will be held on Sunday 30th on Diputació between Villarroel and Casanova. Sunday is also Tibidabo Pride Day (midday to 9pm).