Copenhagen Gay Pride 2016 - Denmark Gay Pride 2016

Celebrating Danish Gay Pride

Copenhagen AIDS Memorial
photo by Andrew Collins

Denmark's largest city and one of Europe's great hubs of culture, design, eco-consciousness, and progressive politics, Copenhagen has an extremely well-organized and visible GLBT community. The city hosts the impressively attended and extensive Copenhagen Gay Pride in mid-August - the dates this year are August 16 to August 20, 2016.

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Copenhagen Gay Pride comprises a number of events held throughout the city. For the four main days of the celebration, the city center's City Hall Square (at Radhuspladsen and Stroget is transformed into Pride Square and hosts concerts, art exhibitions, vendors, and more. It's open from Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am until 11 pm. 

The biggest day of Copenhagen Pride is Saturday, August 20. At 1 pm, the Copenhagen Gay Pride Parade departs Frederiksberg Rådhusplads (town hall). Then throughout the afternoon, the Copenhagen Pride Show takes place.

Other major Pride events in Scandinavia include Oslo Gay Pride and Helsinki Gay Pride, both of which take place in June, and Stockholm Gay Pride, which is held in late July.

Copenhagen Gay Resources

Note that Copenhagen's scores of gay-popular bars, restaurants, hotels, and shops in the area have more going on than usual during Pride week. Check online resources about the Copenhagen gay scene, such as the Patroc.com Gay Guide to Copenhagen. Also take a look at the excellent gay visitor site produced by the city's official tourism organization, Visit Copenhagen.