Each year in May, Brussels - the gay-friendly capital of 500 million Europeans - goes entirely 'rainbow' during a whole weekend dedicated to celebration and tolerance.
The focus during the
Belgian Pride 2019 will be on intersectionality, a theme that draws attention to people suffering from different forms of simultaneous discrimination.
From the traditional Pride Parade that runs through the city centre, to the Pride Village on Mont des Arts - a place for information and entertainment - to the Rainbow Village in the Saint-Jacques neighbourhood... This festive weekend is all about good vibes and open-mindedness!
The Rainbow Village, the most gay-friendly place in the city, can be found this year in the Saint-Jacques quarter. Here you will find many cosy and hospitable bars, and besides that: you're very near to the Grand Place. The celebrations wil commence there on Friday 17 May, with live dj-sets and many other colourful performances.
On Saturday 18 May, from 12 noon, you can visit the Pride Village. It is located in the heart of Brussels on the Mont des Arts, close to the Central Station and the Grand Place.
There are no less than 40 associations, information stands, lots of entertainment and tastings, a stage for artists and DJ sets. Another feature is the Women Square, where exclusively female DJs put on a great show.
The Pride Parade starts on Saturday 18 May at 2.30 pm in the Rue Ravenstein. From there, a colourful collection of people and colours will spread out along the streets of Brussels. Be sure to take part in this festive message of love and tolerance!
When Pride is in full swing, the party never stops. There’s a multitude of “Pride Parties” inviting you to continue festivities in various venues in the capital.
Full programme: www.pride.be