Sitges Gay Pride started in 2010 at the village to celebrate the gay community. It takes place at the Passeig Maritimo, following the coast and then back until it reaches the gay Beach of Playa de la Bassa Rodona. The parade gathers people from all around the world, gay, straight, men, women, children, for a day of harmony and equality among all. For attendees the event is free of charge, as well as its after parties around the village. Although the parade itself takes place in one day, the festivities last for about 5 days.
For the 2014’s parade more than 45,000 people participated the Sitges Pride. Sitges Gay Pride is considered to be one of the most important pride events in Europe. The Pride takes place in June, at the beginning of the Spanish Summer, which attracts lots of shirtless hunks.
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This year’s parade will happen the 21st of June at 5 p.m. The route will begin in front of Kansas Restaurant and end in front of Hotel Calipolis. Even though the Pride Parade is free, for those who wish to participate in the parade with a float, registration is required. A Pride VIP pass is available for sale for the five days of festivities. The VIP pass allows you to join the VIP zone in the gay village. VIP passes are limited and only 40 passes will be sold online on the parade’s Official Website. The pass also makes you skip all lines, free access to the Welcome Party, an invitation to participate on a float, VIP Bar on raised platforms.
The festivities begin on Thursday, June 18th and the opening events at the village include the “Red Night party” at club Organic, Pride T-Dance and a Black Eyed Peaz tribute band concert. On Friday, June 19th, on the gay village there will be a Beyoncé tribute concert, the second night of Pride T-Dance and the White Night, at club Organic. On Saturday, June 20th there is a Saturday Night Disco and the third night of Pride T-Dance both at the Gay Village. Hotel Antemare will be hosting a Pool Party and Organic a Grindr Party for the magic boys to meet each other in person. Sunday, June 21st is the big day when the parade happens. After that there is a Queen tribute concert at the Village as well as the fourth night of Pride T-Dance. Club Organic will be hosting the Black Night. The last day, Monday, June 22nd, the last night of Pride T-Dance takes place at the village, followed by a Spice Girlz tribute concert and Organic hosts the event ”Superheros Unmasked!”
Where to stay
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Check out our website for accommodation in Barcelona, in case your participation in the parade is for a day only.
In case you are planning to stay in Sitges for the five days of festivities check out our website for holiday rentals in Sitges.
For more information access the Gay Pride Sitges Official Website.
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