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Sitges Gay Pride is one of the biggest pride events in Spain and, in fact, the whole of Europe. Sitges Gay Pride first started in 2009, and since then it has continued to provide an incredible celebration by the sea. As per usual, you can look forward to an open-air stage, celebrity guests, international DJs and plenty more. Regular staples in Sitges Pride include the Pride Village, which transpires by the beachfront, and of course the incredible Pride Parade, which usually takes place in the late afternoon, and fills the city streets with loads of pride revelry.
Every day, plenty of pride enthusiasts are expected to pack into the narrow streets of this cute seaside town, which lies just 30 minutes south of Barcelona. Already a major gay destination, Sitges Gay Pride really turns the whole town pink for a week. Along with the organized events during Sitges Pride, many of the town's existing gay bars and clubs come to the table in terms of celebrating pride, offering a series of different parties throughout the week.
Sitges is renowned for being an LGBTQ hotspot, and has continued to attract members of the community for decades. With its welcoming attitude and balmy Mediterranean climate, this is the perfect spot to experience your pride and mingle with locals and tourists alike. So will we be seeing you at Sitges Pride this year? Surely yes!
Please note that due to the global Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Sitges Pride 2020 has been postponed until the end of summer
Bear in mind that this is the event program for 2019. Stay tuned for the 2020 program for Sitges Pride, coming soon. Expect a busy schedule over 10 action-packed days. The main Sitges Gay Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, June 9 from 5pm outside KANSAS Chiringuito restaurant. It will run along the seafront, through Passage Maritimo and Passage Ribera, before ending outside the Hotel Calipolis. An estimated 3,000 participants are expected to attend the parade, along with over 20 colorful, homemade floats. The event will conclude with an amazing post-parade party on the seafront - certainly something unique that's not to be missed!
For another year, the Poseidon Boat Party will also returning to Sitges, and will take place on Thursday, June 6. The catamaran will leave the Sitges Port Aiguadolc, and sail around the Mediterranean and past the Gay Village. Be treated to a DJ, open bar, and BBQ buffet - perfection. On Wednesday June 5, Pride Village will also open, and offer five days' worth of shows and entertainment from 8pm on the seafront.
Other top events of Sitges Pride include the Splash Opening Pool Party on Wednesday, June 5, and the Gay Beach Party from 12pm to 6pm on June 8. Here you can look forward to DJs, day beds, and direct access to the sea. The momentous celebrations will conclude on Monday, June 10, with a Birthday Closing Party. While specific details are TBC, the entire town of Sitges is set to come alive with a series of different parties scattered throughout the streets. And after all, this will be the tenth birthday party for Sitges Gay Pride, so expect something big.
If you like the idea of experiencing your pride by the sea, you need to add Sitges Gay Pride to your calendar for 2019, you're going to love it!