April 2018

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Kings Day Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

With Willem Alexander and Maxima becoming King and Queen of Holland in 2013, the traditional Dutch national holiday Queensday, has become King's Day (Koningsdag in Dutch). It will be celebrated on the King's birthday, the 27th of April Kingsday is celebrated in the whole of The Netherlands. In Amsterdam almost the whole city centre is a free market, people selling old things on the street, or home baked caked, music performances etc. At several squares and streets there are big outside parties. If you plan to visit Amsterdam for Kingsday make sure to book your hotel in advance, as hotels are always fully booked that weekend.

May 2018

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Maspalomas Pride

Maspalomas, 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.
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Wet & Hairy Maspalomas

Maspalomas, Spain

Each year during the Sunday of Pride Maspalomas, the Hotel Axel Beach becomes the Home for bears and admierers for the annual “Wet & Hairy” Pool party! The annual pool party, Wet & Hairy is brought to you by the people behind the very successful “Bear Carnival” which takes place in Maspalomas every March. Tickets cost EUR 10 in advance. The party includes free access to the Sauna and the Jacuzzi plus a giant slide for those wishing to make a splash in the pool! International and local DJs will pump up the volume all afternoon as the hottest bears and chasers dance during what is one of the Island’s biggest gay events. Don’t Miss! Last time the fun in the Sauna was so hot, people were queuing just to get in! The Jacuzzi is also a must.
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Circuit Festival Gran Canaria

Maspalomas, Spain

During the Maspalmas Gay Pride there will be an edition of Circuit Festival. Circuit Festival Maspalomas brings the sound, heat and party atmosphere of the Europe’s top festival to Gran Canaria. The event, which takes place during Maspalomas Gay Pride features some of the biggest parties from around the world, including Eliad Cohen’s PAPA pool party and Matinee’s legendary “Easy Riders” event. Circuit Maspalomas’ pool party is always a sell out event and one of the most popular parties to take place during the Pride festivities. A 5 day pass is available for all of the major parties and events.
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Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

A HOT LATIN PRIDE BY THE BEACH! Vallarta Pride is now a 8-day annual event that pays tribute to the LGBT community with arts and cultural events, concerts, films, beach parties and a lot of fun to show the world the fabulous diversity of our destination. Vallarta Pride was created to showcase all the unique elements that have made Puerto Vallarta a favorite resort destination of the international gay community. Events kick off with an opening parties across all of the resort’s main gay bars and clubs together with an official opening party at the Mantamar Beach Club, which is situated along famed Los Muertos gay beach in charming Zona Romantica. The main parade takes place on Saturday from 6pm, leaving from the Hotel Rosita, followed by a party in the park at the Lazaro Cardenas Park Gardens. If you are looking for a place to stay then Puerto Vallarta has many gay options. Surrounded by coconut, mango and papaya mangroves Puerto Vallarta’s Casa Cupula is one of the city’s top gay resorts. The hotel has three pools with full room service. The iconic ocean-front Blue Chairs Hotel is known for its signature blue canvas lounge chairs that mark the gay section of the beach front. The popular beach-side resort located in the gay-borhood ‘Zona Rosa’ just a stone’s throw away from the entertainment of downtown Puerto Vallarta. With over 20 LGBT nightlife venues to enjoy, ranging from local watering holes to bumping super-clubs, the party never stops in PV, even as the rest of the world bids farewell to the summer parties.
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Paris Fetish

Paris, France

Paris Fetish weekend is the main fetish event in France. It’s a permanent fixture. The Parisian Fetish business community, associations and community media have worked together and the public has responded positively, confirming the desire that Paris could and should adopt this event as a regular international fetish one. Paris Fetish takes place over 4 days, each year in May and offers 20 events or parties. On Saturday night, the “Bruthal” party unites all the fetish communities into a shared experience, combining sex and friendliness.
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Disney Gay Days

Orlando, FL USA

Since 1991, gay men and lesbians from around the world have converged in and around Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida for the Disney Gay Days, an entire weekend of exciting events centered around area theme parks and attractions. Gay Day Orlando attendance has grown considerably, attracting more than 100,000 gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, family and friends since 1998.
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Lisbon Bear Pride

Lisbon, Portugal

HERE COME THE BEARS! WELCOME TO LISBOA… If you have been to Portugal, you’ll know by now that most Portuguese men tend to be Latino-looking, dark and hairy. Thus, it is not surprising that it’s capital, Lisbon, has a large bear (and their fans) community. Lisbon is also becoming increasingly known as a LGBT travel destination for Europeans and others. It offers plenty of bars, clubs and things to do, together with fantastic weather, tons of history and fantastic value-for-money. This year, Lisbon’s Bear Pride will last for a total of 5 days (yes, five!) and the partners of the event include some of the most prominent gay venues: Bar Tr3s, Trumps, Finalmente and Trombeta Bath. The popular bear cruise returns as will the election of Mr Bear Lisbon! Cruise parties, circuit events and more will complete a full schedule that will keep you busy!

June 2018

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Rome Gay Pride

Rome, Italy

One of the world’s great capital cities, Rome, Italy hosts a popular Pride celebration – Rome Gay Pride takes place in early June. The Rome Gay Pride Parade takes place that Saturday drawing thousands of spectators and participants. Throughout Pride week (the preceding several days leading up to the weekend), a series of related events will take place – including parties, concerts, film screenings, and lectures – in Testaccio’s Eutropia-Città dell’Altra Economia, which during this week becomes Rome’s Pride Park. The route kicks off in Piazza della Repubblica and ends to Piazza Venezia passing by world famous landmarks including the Colosseum. Be sure to book your hotel in advance as Rome is a busy city throughout the year and one of the most expensive in Europe.