Curaçao Pride is a five-day long event organized since 2013 on one of the most gay-friendly islands in the Caribbean. Curaçao is a beautiful Dutch Caribbean Island located just under the hurricane belt. In 2013, a group of gay professionals and allies came together to form The Curaçao Pride Organization, dedicated to showing that being gay is normal. Since this first event, every year has brought more progress in terms of acceptance. Over the years, Curaçao has become the most popular Caribbean island for gay and lesbian travelers.
Today, the LGBTQ community feels at home on the island with gay venues, events and festivals. The Curaçao Pride is filled with plenty of parties and activities with local and international artists catering to the LGBTQ community and their friends.
Highlights of the Curaçao Pride include the Pride Walk (the pride parade), the Pride Happy Hours, the White Party and the Boat Party.
In 2019, the Curaçao Pride will take place September 25-29. It will start with a Happy Hour and DJ performance on the 25th.
On September 26, you can enjoy the Pride Parade, called the Pride Walk, from 6pm to 7pm. It starts at Rif Fort, Otrabanda and ends at Wilhelmina Park, Punda where DJs and artists will perform until 10pm.
In a party mood? Prepare for the White Party at the pool side of Floris Suite Hotel, the host hotel of the Curaçao Pride, also known as the most gay-welcoming hotel on the Island. As can be expected, dresscode is… white! It will run from 11pm-4am, and admission is $35.
Last but not least: on Sunday, September 29, from noon to 6pm, you can enjoy the “Navigaytion Sea Parade” aboard a catamaran from downtown Willemstad along the coast of Curaçao to Fuik Beach and return. Boarding starts at noon. Admission is $65 all-inclusive.
Happy Curaçao Pride!