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When it comes to gay hotspots in Europe, Torremolinos may come as a bit of a surprise. Despite being small in size, this seaside town to the south of Spain continues to attract LGBTQ travelers year round, and during Gay Pride Torremolinos the rainbow flag shines brighter than ever.
Torremolinos Pride first stated in 2015, and it has since evolved into a hugely popular annual event. Despite Spain legalizing gay marriage as far back as 2005, it took Torremolinos Gay Pride some time to get off the ground. Right up until 2015, the local government imposed several measures to ban the collective celebration of pride and any form of float in the city. The most extreme case was in 2014, when a ban on a local a gala 'drag' in the main square was imposed, along with a slew of homophobic remarks and attitudes.
Despite this slow start and negative overarching political framework, Torremolinos Gay Pride has since evolved into LGBTQ splendor since 2015. Each year, pride enthusiasts flock to this seaside town for a series of beach parties, pool parties, one incredible pride parade, and a generally electric energy filling the town's streets. The main gay area of Torremolinos is La La Nogalera, and during Pride this comes alive with plenty of pride enthusaists enjoying al fresco drinking with new friends.
During Torremolinos Gay Pride, the local city council and plenty of gay-owned and operated business collaborate to create a rich and memorable event. This helps to create better synergy between Torremolinos and its local LGBTQ community, and brings to light any issues pertinent to the community. What once comprised just two floats, Torremolinos Gay Pride now attracts an estimated 40,000 people each year.
In between dancing at Pride and sharing cocktails with fellow pride enthusiats, be sure to hit some of Torremolinos' famed beaches that has made it such a hit with the local LGBTQ community. Just 15 kilometers from Malaga, the town is easily accessible, meaning you have no excuse not to be attending Torremolinos Pride this year. We'll see you there!
Please note that due to the global Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Torremolinos Pride 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
Bear in mind that this is the event program for 2019. Stay tuned for the program for Gay Pride Torremolinos 2020, coming soon.
Torremolinos Gay Pride officially begins on May 25, with the gay flag being raised in La Nogalera Square. The main program, however, happens around the last weekend, May 31 to June 2, 2019.
The official Torremolinos Gay Pride program includes concerts and DJ sets from local Spanish and international artists at La Nogalera open-air stage. The party continues in the dozens of clubs and bars in La Nogalera and Pueblo Blanco which will be hosting pride-themed parties. There will also be the incredible beach party, taking place on the dreamy sands of Eden Beach, so be sure to pack your best swimmers.
On Sunday June 2, Torremolinos Gay Pride takes to the beach for its closing party. Exhibitions, LGBTQ cinema and conferences complete the program. Along with this, Torremolinos Gay Pride also offers some unique events such as the High Heel Race, and the best dressed pet of pride - so don't forget to glam up pooch!
The Torremolinos Pride Parade kicks off on the Saturday, June 1 at 6:30pm at the City Hall, and travels through the city streets until it reaches its conclusion at Plaza de la Nogalera. It attracts around 50,000 people, making it the largest in Andalucía.
With balmy weather and plenty of party enthusiasts taking to the streets, be sure to add Torremolinos Gay Pride to your calendar this year.