Sydney Mardi Gra
Australia → Sydney 18.02 - 06.03 2022
2021's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival will start on Friday 19 February, running through until Sunday 7 March. Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) is one of the oldest continuously operating LGBTQ organisations in Australia.
Book you accommodation in advance as one of the most famous event in LGBTQ calendar with a parade which is a great show to take part in or just to watch.
Antwerp Leather Pride
Belgium → Antwerp 02.03 - 06.03 2022
Antwerp’s Leather pride welcomes approximately 3000 fetish lovers from around the world, for a 5-day event. A packed agenda including 2 official dinners and 3 major parties (Darklands, Rage and Pervert).
The event kicks off on a Wednesday and the election of ‘Mr Leather Belgium’ is done on the Saturday night at the Darklands festival. A smaller fetish event than some of the others bigger event with has a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Bear Carnival - GC
Spain → Maspalomas (GC) 26.03 - 03.04 2022
The Bear Carnival in Maspalomas attracts thousands of guys from around the world for days of fun in the sun with hot bears, otters and chasers. Many are hoping to enjoy the sun having just got over Europe’s winter season.
Over 30 events with International DJ’s and great parties at clubs, pools and on boat cruises. The Bear Carnival has also created a new program of fetish parties, known as “F.U.R.” sessions for bears and admirers at Gran Canaria’s legendary sex clubs.
Milan Bear Festival
Italy → Milan 20.04 - 26.04 2022
The annual Milan Bear Festival Milan takes place every April. The event is hosted by Company Club which is one of the best know gay bars for bears in the city.
The festival attracts international bears meeting for the themed partis and shows. There are parties hosted by international bear celebrities and DJ’s as well as karaoke and saunas parties.
Spain → Madrid 28.04 - 02.05 2022
Sleazy Madrid is the main fetish festival in southern Europe consisting of a number of different events held throughout the year. They have a main event and then host other parties during gay pride or in other cities of Europe.
The parties have been running for over 20 years and the Madrid edition of the event attracts hundreds of men to enjoy different parties hosted by several event promoters during the course of the weekend.
The 2021 edition will be 21st anniversary of the event and expect a larger crowd due to cancellation last year.
Bear Week - Spring
Spain → Sitges 29.04 - 01.05 2022
The first of two bear events held in the beach town of Sitges close to Barcelona. The 4 day event attract Spanish guys and International bears for beach events and streets packed full of guys enjoying the event and meeting their friends at this annual event.
Thousand of bears cubs and admirers arrive to pack Sitges for all 4 days of the event. Book your accommodation in advance to ensure availability.
Maspalomas Gay Pride
Spain → Maspalomas (GC) 05.05 - 15.05 2022
The next Gay Pride Maspalomas in 2021 will be the 20th anniversary. A 10 day event which many people book for a 2 week holiday. Many of the best gay resorts in Gran Canaria and the popular accommodations around the Yumbo Centre get fully booked very quickly so book in advance.
During the 2 week period there are a series of different parties and event with the main event a parade and In the centre square is the large stage with entertainment from international top acts and DJs.
Brussels Gay Pride
Belgium → Brussels 21.05 - 21.05 2022
Brussels annual Gay Pride event is normally the first in Europe. Attended by around 100,000 from neighbouring cities or Amsterdam, Cologne and Paris as well as some international tourists.
The parade take place in the city centre and is followed by a party in St Catherine Square close to the Bourse as well as many hang out after the parade on Rue du Marché au Charbon where many of the most popular gay bars are located.
San Francisco Gay Pride
USA → San Francisco 11.06 - 12.06 2022
With over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBTQ community and allies in the nation. Celebrations begin on a Saturday in Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Francisco the last full weekend of June each year. The Parade, which takes place the Sunday morning of the event, kicks off from Beale Street along Market and ends at Market and 8th St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco.
Sao Paulo Gay Pride
Brazil → Sao Paulo 15.06 - 19.06 2022
São Paulo LGBTQ Pride Parade is an annual gay pride parade that has taken place in Avenida Paulista, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, since 1997. It is South America’s largest Pride parade, and is listed by Guinness World Records as the biggest pride parade in the world
The event has seen up to 5 million attendees in past years and has a fun party atmosphere with Brazilians and gringos. Something everybody in LGBTQ community should attend once.