Gay Pride 2018: a week of fun and free events in Barcelona

Pauline
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Article updated 14 November, 2018. 0 comments

Barcelona Gay Pride 2018 offers a great programme for all of you fun-loving, laid-back types out there, whatever your age or orientation!

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In many places, Gay Pride (or LGBTQ pride) is a festive event enjoyed by partygoers of all ages and orientations. Great news: Barcelona is one of them!

Gay Pride is free, open to all, and offers moments of pure madness each year. The philosophy behind the event is simple: celebrating the respect of diversity through culture and entertainment in the most visible way possible.

Gay Pride 2018: the dates and the programme

  • The Gay Pride will take place this year from Saturday 23rd to Saturday 30th June 2018.

The festival lasts for over a week, but the main events for 2018 are held on 29th and 30th June. Many of the activities are held in the same location, on the Avenida Maria Cristina.

Thursday 28th June 2018

The official opening of the festival, held on the square in front of the University of Barcelona.

Friday 20th – Saturday 30th June 2018

Discover the “Village” and join the party at the heart of Barcelona’s Gay Pride festival on the Avenida Maria Cristina.

Saturday 30th June 2018

The gathering pre-parade at 4pm, Parc de les Tres Xemeneies – possibility to join in.

The iconic Gay Pride parade at 5pm, leaving from theParc de les Tres Xemeneies, going along the Avigunda Paral·lel, before finishing at the Avenida Maria Cristina.

A huge party at the finishing point from 8pm, with a whole host of DJs to get things started!

For the full programme, see the official event website here.

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Pauline

Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?