Every year since 2008 Barcelona has hosted one of the most popular Pride celebrations in Europe, attracting over 250,000 attendees every year from all over the world. The 9th edition of Barcelona Pride has a whole host of wonderful events programmed over the next week, so check out our guide to Pride and get involved!
Gaixample Business Fair
This 12 hour fair celebrates the best of the LGBTQI neighbourhood in Barcelona, with stalls showcasing what the neighbourhood’s businesses have to offer. It takes place on Consell de Cent, between Casanova and Aribau.
July 1st, 11am to 11pm
This year Pride is focused on tackling homophobia within the world of sport, so for the first time there is a Pride Sports Day! Taking place in the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, there will be races, penalty shootouts, and archery, among a host of other fun activities.
July 2nd, 10am to 7pm
This year for the first time there is a dedicated corner of the Moll de la Fusta Pride Village that is just for kids! There are trampolines, a story telling session, a bubble blowing workshop and arts and crafts – plenty to keep children entertained!
July 7th, 5pm to 8pm
Miss Drag Gala
An unmissable part of every year’s festivities, the Miss Drag Gala features some of Europe’s best drag acts all competing for the title of Miss Drag Barcelona. If you fancy giving high heels a go yourself, why not turn up for the high heels race on just before the gala kicks off – there’s a 250€ prize!
July 7th, 7pm to 10pm
Every year Pride Barcelona hosts the biggest outdoor foam party in Europe at Moll de la Fusta. This year the soundtrack is provided by Ari Korrales, The Tripletz and Dani Toro. Just remember not to wear fancy clothes, as you’re sure to get covered in foam!
July 7th, 10pm onwards
A festival highlight, the Pride Holi party takes place in the Village at noon on Sunday, where you can see the colours of the rainbow flag come to life! Our top tip: wear white so the colours really show up on your (old) clothes!
July 8th, noon
The biggest event in the Pride Calendar, the parade starts of from Plaça Espanya at 5pm, wending its way down Avinguda Parallel and on to finish at the Pride Village in Moll de la Fusta. At 7.30pm, when the parade arrives, the manifesto will be read to the crowds and then the party gets started with performances from Plugin, la Terremoto de Alcorcón, Lucía Pérez and Ruth Lorenzo amongst others. There will also be DJ sets after the live performances are finished.
July 8th, 5pm onwards
Vermouth Trans and Lovers
If you need hair of the dog after a long night of partying, get yourself out of bed and out for that most traditional of Barcelona Sunday activities – a vermouth with friends. Head along to Passatge Valeri Serra in the Eixample for this fun event with bars, food stalls and music. The perfect way to end your Pride celebrations!
July 9th, 1pm to 8pm