July is pride month, and we take pride celebrations very seriously here in Madrid. Madrid is home to one of the biggest pride celebrations all over the world, as we have different parades, parties, and celebrations all throughout the month of July. Since the pride celebrations are quickly approaching, we wanted to compile a list of the three best pride events in Madrid that you can’t miss!
This legendary parade is one of the world’s biggest and best celebrations. Madrid’s pride parade is filled with amazing people, incredible floats, dancers, singers, and so much more! It truly is an amazing celebration of inclusivity and freedom that you have to see. The parade is an all-day event where you will have the chance to meet amazing people and celebrate pride!
Where will the pride parade take place?
The pride parade will start at Atocha and travel all the way to Plaza Colon via El Paseo del Prado! You can’t miss it!
When does the pride parade take place?
The pride parade will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 2022.
Mr. Gay Pride is an extremely important and fun part of pride month in Madrid. Mr. Gay Pride is a gay beauty pageant where men from all over the world that have helped the LGBTI community come to compete and many others come to watch. This pageant has been celebrating men reclaiming their sexuality and defending LGBTQ rights since 2008.
Where does Mr. Gay Pride take place?
Mr. Gay Pride will be held in Plaza de España for 20.000 people!
When does Mr.Gay Pride take place?
Mr. Gay Pride takes place on Friday, July 8th, 2022, just one day before the parade!
The high-heel race in Madrid is a celebration of pride and one’s identity. Many people join in on this celebration, as it is both fun and light-hearted. Contestants go through three rounds of racing in high-heels, a dress, and lipstick and are awarded prizes based on how they place. If you are interested, you can either race or watch!
Where does the high-heel race take place?
This race, celebrating pride, takes place on Calle Pelayo in Madrid’s Chueca district.
When does the race take place?
The high heel race takes place on Thursday, July 7th, 2022.
(And here you will find the 3 best clubs in Madrid to celebrate the month of pride!)
By: Kathryn Cummings, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ’25