Lisbon Gay Pride, officially known as Arraial Lisboa Pride, actually comprises two distinct events taking place on different days. Unlike most gay pride events across the globe, the gay parade in Lisbon actually happens first.
The Lisbon Gay Pride Parade (Marcha do Orgulho LGBT) is a colorful procession that travels through the city streets, and usually welcomes plenty of pride enthusiasts. A week later, Lisbon Gay Pride illuminates the city and features a Pride Village with stands, bars, stage, DJs and dancefloor. And the good news is that entry is free!
Bear in mind that this is the event program for 2019. Stay tuned for the 2020 program for Lisbon Pride, coming soon. For 2019 the Lisbon Gay Pride (Marcha do Orgulho LGBT) will kick off on Saturday, June 15 at 5pm. The parade begins at Jardim do Príncipe Real, right by Bairro Alto, and ends on Praça do Comércio. The parade route passes by the River Tagus, offering some stunning views of the city.
A week later, Lisbon Gay Pride (Arraial Lisboa Pride) starts on Saturday, June 22 and will run for twelve hours, from 4pm right through to 4am. 2019 will mark the 23rd edition of Arraial Lisboa Pride, so it's safe to say this city knows a good thing or two about throwing a solid party. Taking place at Terreiro do Paço, right in the heart of Lisbon's Praça do Comercio, you can expect one incredible party that will include plenty of music, food, and fun. The celebrations will center around the themes of freedom, diversity and equality, and if that wasn't enough to persuade you to join in on the fun, the line-up of entertainment surely will. Think live DJ sets along with special guest star: Beatriz Gosta.
In the week leading up to the main day, Lisbon Gay Pride also puts on special exhibitions, events, club nights and parties related to the LGBTQ community. So if you are looking to experience your pride in Portugal's charming capital, lock in Lisbon Pride and enjoy two weekend's worth of pride.