Parade, pride show & parties

After a fully packed week of rainbow glam, human rights debates, concerts, parties and activities the big proud Saturday has finally arrived. Copenhagen Pride Parade, Pride Show and street parties all across the city centre marks the final night of Copenhagen Pride Week.

Copenhagen Pride Parade

Copenhagen Pride Parade
From early Saturday morning parade groups start gathering on Frederiksberg Town Hall Square to decorate their floats and trucks as well as themselves. From 11.00 legendary Danish DJ Master Fatman will be in charge of the warm-up party and at 13.00 the parade will depart from Frederiksberg Town Hall Square.

More than 30,000 people are estimated to take part in the parade and 200,000 people are expected to be on the streets watching, following and cheering the parade as it moves towards Copenhagen City Hall Square (Pride Square).

Copenhagen Pride have had to make some changes in the parade route this year due to road construction. This means that the parade will follow the romantic tree-lined avenue Frederiksberg Allé (commonly known as the Champs Elysées of Copenhagen) and from there continue via Vesterbrogade, Hammerichsgade and Vester Voldgade until it reaches Pride Square at around 15.00.

Pride Show & street parties
When the parade has arrived safely to Copenhagen City Hall Square it is time for the traditional Pride Show featuring names such as Canadian queer singer Peaches, DJ Robin Skouteris, Danish singers Aura and Nabiha and much, much more.

The Pride Show kicks off at 16.00 – after the annual official pride speeches have been held – and the show continues on Pride Square until 23.45, when the music usually stops right at the same moment when fireworks from Tivoli light up the night sky.

Throughout the afternoon and evening there are numerous outdoor street parties centered around the City Hall Square. Both Studiestræde, Sankt Peders Stræde, Regnbuepladsen (The Rainbow Square) and the streets around legendary gay bar Centralhjørnet will be closed for all traffic and transformed into colourful party zones.

Official party at Søpavillonen
If you haven’t had enough outdoor partying during the day and evening, this year’s official Copenhagen Pride Party is bound to make you keep dancing through the night. This year the Pride Party takes place at Søpavillonen, just a short walk from the City Hall Square, and DJ’s such as Glitter Boys, Bronx & Ashibah and Kings of the Universe are ready to serve you loud and proud music until 5.00 in the morning. Tickets for the Pride Party are 150 DKK at the door or 100 DKK in presale via billetto.dk.

See the full program for Saturday in Copenhagen Pride Week.

Photo by Tobias Jørgensen

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