More than 500,000 spectators and 50,000 particpants join in the spectacular festivities at Stockholm Pride - one of the most highly anticipated events in Sweden.
- When? 31st July - 6th August 2017
- Where? Stockholm, Sweden
- Price: Free
You'd better pack your bright pink pants and multi-coloured face paint. Week-long Stockholm Pride is an explosion of colour and the largest gay event in the whole of Scandinavia - even more reason to add some extra sparkle to your outfit.
Since its debut in 1998, Stockholm Pride is now not only the biggest gay pride festival in Scandinavia but also the largest annual event in Sweden. This country is one of the world's most liberal regarding gay rights and although the capital doesn't have a huge gay scene, Stockholm is still considered extremely gay friendly.
It's for this reason that the pride festival is such a hit with not only the gay community, but also hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists who line the streets to enjoy the festivities. Lasting a whole week, you can expect a joyous and colourful occasion with parades, carnivals, dancing, singing and drinking in the city streets. A buzzing atmosphere is almost certainly guaranteed throughout the week, but it's the concluding weekend which will be the busiest and best time to party.
Our advice: think you're overdressed? Impossible. The more glitter, colour and feathers the better.
- Get there: Fly to Stockholm and use public transport to travel around the city.
- Stay: Find accommodation in the city centre to make the most of the festivities.
*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!