Pride is coming! July is just around the corner and with that comes Madrid’s most famous and anticipated week: Pride Week! However, this year is going to be extra fabulous because Madrid is the official host of 2017’s WorldPride festival! There will be 10 days of festivities including concerts, exhibitions, theatre shows, art shows parades and more! Check our 6 most anticipated events of World Pride 2017!
The 2017 Pride Parade
The Pride Parade is the main event of every Pride festival around the world! With Madrid being the host of World Pride this year, it’s prepping to be the largest in the entire world! The parade will take place on July 1st and will stretch all the way from Atocha to Plaza Colon! There will be over 40 floats participating and an estimated 2,000,000 people walking! All of all events to take part in this year, it’s this one!
World Pride Park
World Pride Park will be a huge exhibition hosted at the Madrid Rio. It will be divided into 4 parts: The Community Expo, The Cultural Stage, The Commercial Area and the Kids & Family Pride! The park will be open from June 28th – July 2nd at the Puente del Rey! There will be concerts, speeches, access to LGBT group and organisations, workshops and more!
Chueca itself is a neighbourhood famous for nightlife. With a huge concentration of bars and clubs in the neighbourhood and the lively LGBT residing there, it’s the go-to place! But during Madrid Orgullo the whole city turns into one big party! Officially, WorldPride will be hosting 5 parties, but clubs and bars all across town will be supporting the LGBT community with a whole-lotta partying!!
If you’re not into the party side of Pride you can participate in and attend one of the many sporting events! From the super fun colour run and the diversity race to the Women’s World Championship and the Paddel Tournament! You’ll have to register for most of these events, so make sure to get your spot!
Possibly one of the most important events of WorldPride, is the Madrid Summit for International Human Rights. It will be held from June 26th -28th and will consists of over nearly 100 speakers discussing topics ranging from LGBT Youth, LGBT Rights, Bullying, The Culture of Hate and many more! If you’d like to attend the summit, you will have to purchase tickets, so don’t forget to get them soon!
The culture festival of WorldPride is when art meets the streets! From powerful theatrical performances and social art shows to there cultural movements aimed at encouraging activism and attention toward the LGBT community! Shows like La Culta and Subversives are just a few of the movements scheduled for the festival!
Your friendly neighbourhood travel guide,