ABOUT BENIDORM PRIDE
From a small beginning back in 2011 when just 3,000 people came to witness the first ever Benidorm gay Pride parade, in 2019 over 15,000 visited Benidorm during the big gay week that has now morphed into the “Benidorm Pride Festival”, a weeklong event expected to see over 15,000+ people for 2020 the Pride Festival runs from August 31 to September 6 and is the special 10 year annivesary event.
Thanks to a small team of hard working enthusiastic organisers and with the full backing of (most) local bar owners and a 100% positive approach toward the event from the Town Hall, gay Pride in Benidorm has become the final go to closing party of the year. It is the last big Pride event in Europe, at the tail end of the summer season.
What makes Pride Benidorm unique is the fact that it happens in the largest purpose-built tourist resort in Spain. When most Pride events consist of a day or maybe two, when everyone goes home at the end of the Parade or the next morning, Benidorm Pride can be combined with a 7 night or 14 night BIG gay holiday in Spain!
Benidorm combines the Festival with those who are also on holiday for a week or two. This and the guaranteed HOT sunny weather, plus over 25 gay venues to enjoy all plonked in the heart of the quaint old town, with big brash Benidorm and its 1,000 places to eat, sleep and play, what is not to like about a gay Pride event with so much added fun.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Naturally it is all about the rainbow, everywhere across the resort and especially in the old town the rainbow flag will be hanging out to say we are here, we have tons of love to share and it is our week to be mad and a little bit bad. Pride 2020 will be the special 10 year edition!
The true meaning of the Pride Festival will be found in the local gay bars, they are the folks who give 100% 365 days of the year and every bar will have it´s own fabulous events to keep the party going as a thank you to all those loyal customers.
31.08 - 01.09
Pride themed parties every night in ALL the local gay bars in the gay village.
September 2nd Wednesday
OPENING PARTY: (details to be confirmed) Expect, Go-go dancers, top local acts, guest DJs and surprises. Open air event with a full bar operating. Followed by opening parties in ALL the bars from about midnight onwards until 04:30.
September 3rd Thursday
EVENTS TO BE CONFIMRED
Followed by parties in ALL the gay bars and clubs until late.
September 4th Friday
EVENTS TO BE CONIFMED
September 5th Saturday
10th Annivesary Pride Parade with floats departing from the Rincon de Loix, passing along Avenida Madrid, Playa Levante (McDonalds) from about 17:00 ending at the "Pride Arena" and MAIN STAGE party (FREE ENTRY) @ Auditorio Julio Iglesias where there will be a full bar service.
Big line up of top acts from the biggest venues in Benidorm plus big-name guest appearances. Followed by Pride night parties in all the gay bars and the usual packed street parties in the gay village.
September 6th Sunday
CLOSING PARTY (EVENTS TO BE CONIFMED)
PLUS Farewell Pride 2020 parties in all your favourite gay bars until late.