With Mardi Gras season here and Sydney celebrating its 42nd annual Mardi Gras, it’s the perfect time to look at some of the world’s best and most exciting cities to celebrate Pride. And since Pride is celebrated year-long, you can visit these places and celebrate two, three times if you like!
Held on the 28th of June at the very start of Summer, New York doesn’t celebrate bright discretely and rightly so. Witness the march (Pride Parade), arguably the best-known event of NYC Pride. Starting at midday on 5th Avenue watch on as the explosion of colour march all the way 7th Avenue. You can also go see PrideFest – the street festival where you’ll find vendors, entertainment and activities all celebrating equality. Or you can participate in Pride Island with DJs and live music.
Check out flights to New York starting at $1464 return here.
Held a day before New York, London’s Pride celebrations commence on the 27th of June. Going into its 51st year, London Pride boasts one of the UK’s biggest celebrations. From cultural and political art scenes to the famed parade, you’re certain to feel the love in the heart of London.
Check out flights to England’s capital starting at $1249 return here.
Tel Aviv’s Gay Pride Week takes place during the week of the 12th of June with it being considered one of the biggest events of the year in the city. Boasting its reputation as the Gay Capital of the Middle East, and perhaps even one of the Gay Capitals of the World, Tel Aviv puts on an impressive show of colour and spirit featuring the extremely popular Gay Pride Parade.
Check out flights to Tel Aviv starting at $1708 return here.
A city known for its vibrancy, youth and open-mindedness, Amsterdam provides its LGBTQI+ community with more than worthy celebrations. Switch from marching the streets to flowing in the Canal Pride Parade. Starting on the 25th of July and ending on the 2nd of August, it’s bound to be a week of wild celebrations full of activities.
Fly out to Amsterdam with flights starting at $1245 return here.
Unlike the previous celebrations, Taipei celebrate Pride much later in the year in October. With their recent history-making year in 2019 where they became the first Asian country to legalise gay marriage, and they’re now making their mark on the Gay Pride scene.
Check out Taiwan’s capital with flights starting at $966 return here.
San Francisco has one of the best-represented LGBTQI+ communities in the world, so it’s only natural that they have some of the best Pride celebrations. From comedy shows, boat parties and its world-famous parade, San Francisco Pride is a party for everyone to get involved in.
Held on the 27th and 28th of June, you can go visit San Francisco starting at $1137 return here.
Where’s your favourite place to celebrate Pride?