Events

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.

May 2018

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Maspalomas Pride

, Spain

Welcome to the 17th edition of Maspalomas Gay Pride from 3 – 13 of May 2018 at Europe´s favourite gay paradise; Gran Canaria. Every year, the streets of Maspalomas are filled with ever growing crowds during the annual Maspalomas Gay Pride. The town hosts ten days of shows and parades with nearly 100.000 attendees looking to celebrate Maspalomas Gay Pride. Activities range from fun-filled pool parties with the extremely popular T-Dance and Wet & White, especially organized boat excursions, and a whole host of other great LGBT activities, which will not only provide great entertainment, but are a great way to get to know the island too.