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, to last year when over 10,000 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 next year’s 2019 Pride expected to run from September 2nd to 8th.
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.
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.
ACTUAL EVENTS ARE NOT CONFIRMED YET.
September 2nd and 3rd
Pride themed parties every night in ALL the local gay bars around the gay village.
September 4th (to be confirmed)
20:00 OPENING PARTY: Mirador del Castillo. Expect, Go-go dancers, top local acts, guest DJs and surprises. FREE Open air event with a full bar operating. Followed by opening parties in ALL the bars from about midnight.
September 5th (to be confirmed)
18:00 HIGH HEEL RACE Calle Alameda.
20:00 WHITE PARTY: at the Mirador del Castillo. Mirador del Castillo. Expect, Go-go dancers, top local acts, guest DJs, Drag shows, singers and a full bar too. Entry 12€ with drink included (1 spirit & mixer or 2 beers/soft drinks). Followed by parties in ALL the gay bars and clubs until 04:30.
September 6th (to be confirmed)
15:00 SANDIA Pool Party
20:00 BLACK PARTY:
Auditorium Julio Iglesias - Expect live appearances from top national acts, international DJ sets, Drag shows, singers and a full bar too. Entry 12€ with drink included (1 spirit & mixer or 2 beers/soft drinks).
Followed by massive parties in ALL the gay bars and clubs until 04:30.
September 7th PARADE DAY:
Huge Pride Parade with up to 50 floats departing from the Rincon de Loix, passing along Avenida Madrid, Playa Levante (McDonalds) from about 17:00 ending at the "Pride Arena", Julio Iglesias open air stadium where there will be the main stage, a full bar service.
(ACTUAL EVENTS TO BE CONFIRMED
19.00 - T-DANCE
21.00 - MAIN STAGE Showtime!
00:00 - MARIQUITAPOP.
FREE ENTRY. 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.
MAIN PARTY (€): KLUSTER @ Penelope Disco (Avenida Comunidad Valencia) from 02:00 to 08:00 (not confirmed yet).
20.00 - FREE CLOSING PARTY (not confimred yet) Av Bilbao, Levante beach. PLUS Farewell Pride 2018 parties in all the gay bars from midnight until 04:30.
BENIDORM PRIDE 2020
September 2nd to 9th with the Parade on the 8th (to be confimed).