Pride is coming! July is just around the corner and with that comes Madrid’s most famous and anticipated week: Pride Week! From the 25th of June to the 4th of July, there will be 10 days of festivities including concerts, exhibitions, theatre shows, art shows parades and more! Check our 5 most anticipated events of Madrid Pride 2021!
Due to COVID-19 each event will be operating under specific restrictions. These include reduced capacity, social distancing, visiting shifts and reservations. Make sure to consult the official city website for the proper rules.
1. The 2021 Pride Parade
The official Madrid Orgullo page is not clear about what restrictions will be in place for the parade. Please keep up with them for any updates
The Pride Parade is the main event of every Pride festival around the world! Madrid is famous for having one of the largest parades globally, and this year Madrid will continue with the fun! The parade will take place on Saturday, July 3rd and will stretch all the way from Atocha to Plaza Colon!
2. Mr. Gay Pride España
Mr Gay Pride España is one of the most important national gay beauty pageants in Spain and will take place on July 2nd this year. Every year the final of this glamourous pageant takes place in the Plaza de Callao in Madrid during Pride week. This event features a runway show and the selection of Mr Gay Pride Spain is based not only on the physical qualities of the candidates, but also on other qualities such as elegance, professionalism, and the way they express themselves.
3. Pride Parties
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, Madrid Pride will be hosting some official events, but clubs and bars all across town will be supporting the LGBT community with a whole-lotta partying!!
4. Sporting Events
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 Padel Tournament! You’ll have to register for most of these events, so make sure to get your spot!
5. Cultural Pride
The culture festival of Madrid Pride is when art meets the streets! From powerful theatrical performances and social art shows to their cultural movements aimed at encouraging activism and attention toward the LGBT community! Shows like La Culta and MUESTRA•T are just a few of the movements scheduled for the festival!