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October

November

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Greater Palm Springs Pride

Palm Springs, CA USA

Gay Palm Springs, with endless gay resorts in the middle of the desert, has its own gay pride festival. Bit older, mainly American crowds. Only a rainbow mile from downtown, the unique two-day pride festival is held at the former spring training home of the California Angels and Chicago White Sox. On pride weekend, thousands will take to the field with the baseball diamond serving as the gathering spot for friends and a celebration of diversity and unity. Complete with gay-owned and LGBT friendly companies, the festival includes music, dancing, food vendors, and booths staffed by local organizations.
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Maspalomas Winter Pride

Maspalomas, Spain

ProGay presents the 4th edition of Winter Pride Maspalomas from 6 – 12 of November 2017. After the overwhelming success of last years edition over 50.000 visitors from all over Europe are expected this year. Winter Pride Maspalomas is now a consolidated event on the international Pride calendar. One week with many high quality and entertaining events where the central message is to Celebrate Life. Expect spectacular (free) live shows, pool parties, dinner gala, boat excursions and of course the Pride Walk which has grown within just 2 years from 3.000 into 8.000 participants last year. This year ProGay expects 15.000 persons who will Walk for Pride and make a statement towards the world.

December

January 2018

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Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

Whistler, Canada

Named the #1 Gay Winter Event (2016) by GayTravel.com, Whistler Pride is gearing up to welcome back gay men and women from 26 nations making this Winter Pride festivals one of the planet's biggest and best. We invite you to come together to celebrate diversity and to explore the incredible 8,176 acres (3308 hectares) of pure skiing and riding bliss with some runs boasting a spectacular thigh burning vertical mile, the biggest and longest in North America. The 2017.18 season will see some improvements as Vail Mountain Resorts (acquired WB this Spring) will no doubt put their spice of mountain life on this iconic Canadian mountain.
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Beef Dip Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Beef Dip was created by Steve Buzcek. It is the annual Bear and Leather Party in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and takes place each year in January. The bears and their admirers come out of hibernation for the warm winter Mexican sun! Highlights include a choice of 4 pool parties at the Mantamar and end of evening parties at CC Slaughters. Don’t miss the pub crawls and the new “Dark Elements” party on the beach at night!

February 2018

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Carnival Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The world most famous Carnival is creating an exploding vibe along Rio. With different gay club and street parties (Ipanema) and of course the world famous samba parades at the Sambadrome. Sambadrome Samba Parades Make sure you do not miss the big parade at the Sambadrome on Sunday or Monday night. It consists of 700 m stretch of the Marquês de Sapucaí street converted into a permanent parade ground with bleachers built on either side for spectators. Its capacity is 90.000. The performance take many hours, from the evening till early in the next morning. It takes 80 minutes for s Samba school to cross the stadium, it's really spectacular. For tourists some hours is usually enough though. Tickets can be very expensive, few hundred dollars each for good places. Around the stadium you can also buy buy much cheaper tickets at the streets around the stadium for the lower cost grand stands at the beginning or the end of the Sambadrome. This will save you hundreds of dollars. These tickets are in sections with only local people and have a bit more limited view on the samba schools parading by. Also keep in mind you have to be careful in Rio at all times. Ipanema street carnival The Banda Ipanema is the oldest street carnival in town. In carnival weekend, the parade goes by the gay beach on Saturday and Monday, and moves to the Rua Farme de Amoedo (in front of Bofetada) to end in a massive, hot and chaotic street party. This is very different from the highly coordinated Samba schools in the Sambadrome. After the street carnival there is an unofficial street party. Make sure you watch your belongings in the busy crowd. At night several big circuit gay parties are around several locations and in the big gay clubs.