Since its launch in 1999, the Reykjavik Pride has become one of Iceland’s most vibrant and popular events. Reykjavik Gay Pride is filled with exciting events such as queer cruises, gay walks, a family festival, concerts, gallery openings, parties and a huge dance party after the main Reykjavik Pride Parade. The event attracts over 100,000 guests from all over the world, and a major percentage of Iceland's population join in the celebrations!
The following is the event program of a previous pride edition. Stay tuned for the 2021 program.
2019 will be a special year for Reykjavic Pride, as it will not only represent 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising, but also 20 years since the first Reykjavic Pride. To celebrate, this year's pride will run for ten days instead of the usual six.
The festivities will kick off on Thursday, August 8 with an opening ceremony, and will conclude with the Pride Parade, outdoor festival, and Pride Party on Saturday, August 17. The Reykjavik Gay Pride Parade will kick off at 2pm in the town center before heading through the city streets. Other events transpiring during Reykjavik Pride include a Royal Drag Competition and a Crowning Party on the Friday night, as well as a party at The Paradise Garage on the Saturday night, following the Pride Parade.