Summer Pride Festivals & Where to Stay

Missed London Pride this year? Don’t panic! Join in with one of the fabulous Pride festivals and events taking place throughout the UK and Europe this summer.

Brighton & Hove Pride 5th - 6th August

Fabuloso is Brighton & Hove Pride’s 2-day official fundraiser for the Brighton Rainbow Fund. Widely regarded as the UK’s best and most popular Pride event, Fabuloso will feature over 170 artists (including 150+ LGBTQ+ acts) across 12 entertainment areas, including the main stage, dance tents and cabaret stages.

Enjoy headliner performances on Saturday from the Black Eyed Peas, Zara Larsson and Jax Jones, followed by 90s favourites on Sunday, including Steps, Melanie C and Louise.

Tickets are still available to purchase for Fabuloso in the Park here.

Pride Village Party

This weekend will also see Pride celebrations taking place in Kemptown. The Pride Village Party brings together businesses across St James’ Street and Marine Parade to celebrate Pride and raise extra funds for the Brighton Rainbow Fund and Pride Social Impact Fund. Enjoy live performances from DJs, drag artists, singers, musicians and cabaret acts, with entertainment around every corner.

Pride Community Parade

Are you heading to Brighton on Saturday? Don’t miss the Brighton & Hove Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade at 11am. The annual parade features local charities, community groups, LGBTQ+ businesses and blue light services, who come together for a colourful display of diversity, respect and inclusion. 

The parade starts at Hove Lawns and dances its way through the streets of Brighton to Preston Park for We Are Fabuloso, the official Brighton & Hove Pride fundraiser.

Where to stay for Brighton & Hove Pride

For an authentic festival experience, camping is available at The Pride Campsite at Waterhall. Book a camping pitch or campervan pitch according to your party size with costs based on the number of occupants, and use the dedicated Pride bus service to access events in the city.

Or, if you fancy a more comfortable and luxurious experience, why not book a hotel in Brighton for Pride weekend? Search and book Brighton hotels with Plans Change to save money on your accommodation for the weekend. We have some fantastic money-saving deals on popular Brighton hotels, including:

  • Brighton Harbour Hotel
  • Hilton Brighton Metropole
  • The Old Ship Hotel
  • My Brighton
  • Queens Hotel Brighton

And many more!

Amsterdam Pride 1st - 6th August

Amsterdam Pride is also taking place this week, and with over 300 activities and events, including street parties and dance parties, there's something for everyone to enjoy. One of the week's highlights is the famous Canal Parade on Saturday, 5th August, at around noon. The boats will start at the Scheepvaart museum in the eastern part of the city centre, moving towards the Amstel River before continuing on the Prinsengracht towards the Westerdok.

This year's theme is #YouAreIncluded, highlighting and celebrating diversity in the LGBTQ+ community and bringing individuals and groups together to fight for equal rights and visibility. 

Last-minute hotel rooms for Amsterdam Pride 2023

Looking for last-minute hotels for Amsterdam Pride this week? You’ve come to the right place! The city is bustling during Pride, but luckily, we have some last-minute availability at top hotels in Amsterdam for Pride, including:

  • Quentin Zoo Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam
  • Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera

And more. Enter your location, guest numbers and dates into our search bar, and we’ll show you the best hotel deals in Amsterdam.

Stockholm Pride 31st July - 5th August

This year is Stockholm Pride's 25th anniversary, and it's marking it with the theme 'Celebrate Diversity.' This theme pays tribute to increased diversity in society and how, together, we create a more colourful and enjoyable place to exist in. Stockholm Pride welcomes everyone to join in with its celebrations, with a host of exciting and vibrant events taking place throughout the week.

Pride House - Situated at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Pride House is a free meeting place open for anyone to share their experiences and talk about the issues and challenges of the LGBTQ+ community. Workshops, author talks, and debates will take place throughout the week.

Pride Park - At the heart of the festival is Pride Park, bringing together amazing artists, exhibitors, restaurants, bars and partygoers for one big celebration. Ticket required.

Pride Parade - Stockholm's Pride Parade is the largest Pride parade in Scandinavia, attracting around 50,000 participants. The joyful and colourful parade marches through central Stockholm and visually demonstrates everyone's equal rights to love and to be who they want to be.

Where to stay for Stockholm Pride

If you’ve left booking your hotel for Stockholm Pride until the very last minute - don’t worry; there are still rooms available to book at many hotels in the city. Book through Plans Change and get money off Stockholm hotel rooms at the likes of:

  • At Six
  • Berns Hotel
  • Bank Hotel
  • Nobis Hotel Stockholm
  • Grand Hotel Stockholm
  • Hilton Stockholm Slussen
  • Radisson Collection Strand Hotel, Stockholm

Manchester Pride Festival 25th - 28th August

Back in the UK, the annual Manchester Pride Festival is taking place on the August bank holiday weekend from Friday, 25th to Monday, 28th August. Described as a ‘party as protest, ’ Manchester Pride is ‘part of the largest LGBTQ+ liberation movement in the world celebrating queer people, culture and expression as loudly and publicly as possible.’

Look forward to a varied programme of vibrant, exciting and inclusive events, including parades, parties and family-friendly activities. Tickets are available here.

Manchester Pride Parade -  Features tens of thousands of LGBTQ+ people and their allies marching together for equality in a spectacular parade of colour.

Gay Village Party - Packed with entertainment & celebrations, the line-up comprises 96% LGBTQ+ performers. Headliners include Brazilian sensation and world-renowned drag queen Pabllo Vittar, Scissors Sisters legend Jake Shears, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner Danny Beard and drag hero BIMINI.

Candlelit Vigil - A moment of reflection to remember all those we have lost to HIV and an opportunity to stand together against the discrimination that LGBTQ+ people still face.

Where to stay for Manchester Pride Festival

Not surprisingly, Manchester is extremely busy during Pride, attracting visitors from all over! So, if you haven’t yet booked a hotel room for Manchester Pride, you might be worried that you’ve missed out. The good news is that there are still plenty of hotels for the Manchester Pride Festival. Use our hotel search engine to book a room with a discount at hotels in Manchester, such as:

  • Maldron Manchester City Centre
  • Park Inn By Radisson Manchester City Centre
  • Clayton Manchester City Centre
  • Hyatt House Manchester
  • Hotel Gotham

Make sure you also check our Resale Deals for exclusive hotel room deals you won’t find anywhere else.

We hope you have the most fabulous time wherever you're celebrating Pride this summer!