Summer 2015 is here and with the heat the gays come out to play with events across France and Europe to suit all. Gay Pride season, festivals and club nights, the days and nights will be long.
Gay Village Festival
Roman Holiday anyone? Gay Village Festival arrives in the ancient city of Rome and stays until September 12th for the pleasure of the Italians… and others. A six hectares park is transformed in a place of entertainment with dance floors, bars, concerts and an outdoor cinema.
From 18 July to 12 September, Parco del Ninfeo, Rome - entrance from €10
Paris too hosts her gay rendez-vous this summer. The « Nix-Nox » boat welcomes the beautiful Parisian boys for an afterwork French-style. Deck chairs on the terrace, barbecue with friends and pop concerts, this is the place to be for a social and lively evening.
Every Thursday, Quai de la Gare, Paris - entrance €12
You may have seen Gay Pride elsewhere, but the Madrid edition is really something else ! Europe’s biggest with over two millions participants, the large parade in streets is complemented by the clubbing events from WE Party or the tanning sessions at El Lago swimming pool.
From 01st to 05 July, Madrid
The « Gaîté Lyrique » in Paris showcases Queer culture to fans. On the program : three concerts, five film projections, three conferences and two workshops. The theme is transsexuality with references to « Drag King » as well as a utopian history of New York.
From 02nd to 05 July, the « Gaîté Lyrique » in Paris
Ibiza is on its way back to the forefront of the international gay scene with Gay Pride and the Magico Festival this year. The heavenly white isle offers both world class beaches and a world class nightlife.
From 08 to 12 July, Ibiza
All aboard the Sovereign for a seven days of sea, sun and fun. « The Cruise » leaves the port of Barcelona and sets sail across the Mediterranean. Picturesque scenery as well as stop-off visits in four Italian cities: Palermo, Lipari, Amalfi and Sorrento. Hang out with the other 2 000 passengers for activities : suntanning, clubbing, treasure hunt and of course the 2015 encore of « Mister Cruise ».
$900 - $5300 according to cabins, from 18th to 25th July 2015, start and finish in Barcelona
Amsterdam’s gay pride is an institution, like Madrid. The Dutch capital is known for its impressive parade across the canals. On the program : art and sports events as well as the kiss chain. All this in a aquatic festival atmosphere with 500 000 participants. Wet T-Shirt Underwear competition?
From 25th July to 2nd August 2015, Parade 1st August, Amsterdam
The Swedish capital organizes its 17th Gay Pride this year and welcomes all of Scandinavia! In 2015 the city will also host the EuroGames. It’s one of the most important LGBT gatherings, with 250,000 visitors expected and 5,000 athletes who compete in 30 different sports.
From 27th July to 1st August 2015, Stockholm
La Rochelle’s party is truly a great festival. In fact, it’s the only gay gathering in the region. Boat parties, good food with friends and dance floors with French DJs.
From 31 July to 02 August 2015, La Rochelle
Brighton stay faithful to its reputation. The city does its large LGBT community proud with Gay Pride. Two days of clubbing, theater and music. Swimsuit mandatory for the « Saucy Sea Swim »: be warned, the water temperature is 15°C!
1st and 2nd August 2015, Brighton
Seventh time a charm for the famous festival in Barcelona where the gay european community comes together. Sun, sea and internationals DJs, this holiday will be unforgettable for the 70,000 participants, 100% boys !
From 5th August to 16th August 2015, Barcelona
The Gran Canaria summer fertival offers this year (and for the seventh time) a complete week of crazy parties with gogo dancers. The casting is in progress!
Flights from €250, from 11th to 16th August 2015, Gran Canaria
The Celebrity Equinoxe crosses the Mediterranean from west to east. From Rome to Istanbul with seven stops, one of which is Mykonos. A lot of activities with bars, shopping, dancing, …
Mykonos invites the gay community to return with its XLsior Festival. Clubbing nights, pool parties, and the magic of Mykonos.
From 19th to 23rd August 2015, Mykonos
Magico Festival of Ibiza takes place almost two months after Gay Pride. Visitors will be in for the gay-friendliest summer ever! The season is magic with nightclubs and dance floors on the beach!
From 19th to 23rd August 2015, Ibiza
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