From the 18th to the 22nd of August the streets of Copenhagen are going to get fabulous. Once a centre of mass demonstration and now more of an easygoing, party vibe, this year’s event promises to be one of the most spectacular yet.
The gay scene in Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark today has a reputation for being a fantastically laidback place, so the Pride event will be well at home in its capital. The city boasts an 80 year-old gay bar, the Centralhjørnet, as well as plenty of up-to-date establishments.
The heart of the gay scene is around the Strøget shopping district, where there are a hub of bars and clubs to choose from, including Can Can, Oscar, and the Never Mind Bar. These city centre establishments are all within walking distance of each other, and orbit around the beautiful town square.
To be honest you won’t need a guidebook to find a place to party during the Pride festivities. Whether it’s out on the streets, in a club or in one of the many trendy cafés, the party is likely to find you.
The main parade promises to be an amazing spectacle. It kicks off on Saturday 21st August at the Frederiksberg Town Hall Square (Frederiksberg Bredegade) then sings and dances its way to the Copenhagen City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) in the centre of Copenhagen. Afterwards the official party, Freedom to Love, begins in earnest at Hotel Fox. Doors open at 10pm. There is no dress code.
Also on the 21st there’s a party hosted by the Scandinavian bear aware group, for bears and admirers. It starts at 10pm and takes place at Nikolaj Plads 25. The dress code for this one is a little stricter, but it’s easy to work out.
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