All day Friday and Saturday, and right up until 2am, this space on Av. Maria Cristina will be a great place to hang out, meet and make friends, and generally get into the spirit of the occasion. There will be stalls from around 30 associations, a kids’ zone that includes bouncy castles and various games, a shopping area, bar and terrace. And the best part is, it’s all for free.
Presented by popular local personality Deborah Ombres, and accompanied by live music, this event on Av. Maria Cristina will see the queen of the parade crowned by last year’s winner. If you want your own moment in the spotlight, why not take part in the High Heel race? It kicks off at 8pm and you have to make sure your shoes are at least 7cm high. Be warned, though – competition for the €250 prize is savage.
One of the most fun parts of Pride Barcelona is this nighttime take on the popular kids’ activity. Litres of soap and bubbles will be pumped into a space on Av. Maria Cristina for what has become a key tradition of the weekend. We love it and wouldn’t miss it for the world, but a tip to foam virgins – those bubbles can cause irritation, so best apply vaseline to your sensitive parts.
This is the Pride event that attracts the biggest crowds, and the most diverse range of participants. From 4pm, there will be a warm-up event in the Parc de les Tres Xemeneies (Three Chimneys Park, Av. Paral·lel, 49). The parade with its various floats will then traverse Av. Paral·lel to finish in Av. Maria Cristina, just off Plaça Espanya and the heart of the festivities.
The big blowout after the parade will bring together thousands of revellers in Plaça Espanya with a concert featuring Spagna, local favourite Lucrecia and DJ Yeyo, followed by the DJ Pride Party with DJ Sita Moore. A fitting end to these days of fun that, we shouldn’t forget, are all in the name of the fight for gay rights – this year’s message: stop LGBTI bullying everywhere.