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Celebrate Pride 2024 around Europe with Stena Line

In summer 2024, rainbow flags will fly in cities throughout the world to honour the LGBTQ+ community during annual Pride events. Combining activism, celebration and community, these events often include colourful parades, live music, exhibits and much more. 

 

Our ferry routes offer a fantastic way to get to some of Europe's best Pride celebrations. Below, you’ll find every Pride festival taking place in cities we call home – or within a short drive from our ports. Sail with us into the heart of Pride Month and beyond for an experience at sea where “all aboard” truly means all are welcome.

 

***Every effort has been made to ensure information is correct at the time of publication. Please check directly with organisers before booking or travelling to any Pride event as details may change.***

PRIDE IN GREAT BRITAIN

Pride Cymru

Date: 22-23 June 2024

Distance from our Fishguard terminal: 183km 

Join Wales’s biggest celebration of equality and diversity at Pride CYMRU. Held in Cardiff over the weekend of 22-23 June. Join the festivities and check out the two stages featuring among others Vengaboys, Kara Marni, Donna Mara as Lady Gaga and with hostess Hallie Clark!



Book your ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard.

 

Pride Edinburgh

Date: 22 June 2024

Distance from our Cairnryan terminal: 202km 

 

Welcome to Pride Edinburgh, Scotland’s longest running celebration of diversity. Check out Bristo Square and spread the rainbows over the city. Dance to Louisa Johnson and Bradley from S-Club who’s djiing and of course many more acts and artists. All hosted by Ruby Murry and Cherry West.


Book your ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan.

 

London Pride

Date: 29 June 2024

Distance from our Harwich terminal: 137km 

Distance from our Liverpool terminal: 373km 

Join one of the biggest Pride events in UK. There are still many in the making as this is being written so make sure to check their webpage for the latest updates on the event. 


Book your ferry from Hook of Holland to Harwich or Belfast to Liverpool.

 

Glasgow Pride 

Date: 20 July 2024

Distance from our Cairnryan terminal: 130km   

In 2023 over 50,000 marchers joined the Glasgow Pride March. This year they aim to be even bigger, brighter and better than ever, continuing to be record breakers in participants. More details will be announced soon.


Book your ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan.

 

Norwich Pride

Date: 27 July 2024

Distance from our Harwich terminal: 118km

This year marks the 16th Norwich Pride. The march stretches from City Hall into Chapelfield Garden. Alongside the main parade, enjoy acoustic stages, live performances, a Makers’ Market, a Pride art exhibition, DJs, an education hub and a food and drinks area. The medieval city of Norwich is a short drive from the Stena Line terminal in Harwich, linking Europe to England’s east coast.


Book your ferry from the Hook of Holland to Harwich.

 

Chester Pride

Date: 17 August 2024

Distance from our Liverpool terminal: 30km 

Distance from Holyhead terminal: 134km 

Chester Pride attracts tens of thousands to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community of Cheshire and North Wales. Join the fantastic parade through the city centre and continue the party at Castle Square, where four stages will host an array of music. There’s also a full programme of family-friendly entertainment.

 

Book your ferry from Belfast to Liverpool or from Dublin to Holyhead.

 

Liverpool Pride

Date: 26-27 July 2024

Distance from our Liverpool terminal: 6km 

Distance from our Holyhead terminal: 152km

 

Following a record turn-out in 2023, the Pride in Liverpool Festival returns to the city's iconic Pier Head. Events take place throughout July with Pride Classical on Friday 26th followed by the Marcha and main festival on Saturday 27th.

 

Book your ferry from Belfast to Liverpool or from Dublin to Holyhead.

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PRIDE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Belfast Pride

Date: 19–28 July 2024

Distance from our Belfast terminal: 3.2km

 

One of the city’s biggest festivals, Belfast Pride brightens up the city with over 150 events across 10 days. This year’s theme is “Love Your Mind”. The festival runs from 19th to 28th July with Pride Day and the centerpiece Pride Parade on Saturday 27th July. Both a protest and a celebration, Belfast Pride is the main event in the city’s LGBTQ+ calendar and a truly cross-community event. For more fun, visit the Pride Village at the Big Fish on Donegall Quay and join in the party at nearby Custom House Square.

 

Book your ferry from Liverpool to Belfast or Cairnryan to Belfast.

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PRIDE IN IRELAND

Dublin Pride Festival

Date: 20–29 June 2024
Distance from our Dublin terminal: 6.6km 

This year Dublin Pride celebrates its 50th Anniversary! The festival stretches for over 9 days and culminates with a big bang on Saturday when the march takes place. No registration is needed to join in. Don’t forget to book tickets to The Mother Pride Block Party where the Swedish rapper, singer, and producer COBRAH is joining us on main stage. Also, a true veteran and unique vocalist – Robin S will make you sure that you dance. That and more DJs and acts to be announced. 


Book your ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

 

Cork Pride

Date: 27 July–4 August 2024
Distance from our Rosslare terminal: 191km 

The Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival returns in 2024 with a comprehensive programme of events and activities aimed at supporting the LGBT+ community. The week-long festivities will culminate in the vibrant Pride Parade, which will traverse the streets of the city. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of their time in Cork by exploring Ireland’s picturesque southern coastline

Book your ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare or Cherbourg to Rosslare.

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PRIDE IN THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam Pride

Date: 2–4 August 2024

Distance from our Hoek van Holland terminal: 82km

 

The fabulous Amsterdam Pride has become one of the most iconic gay events in the world. Watch the floating Canal Parade from the bridges and riverbanks, join the street parties at Amstelveld, Dam Square, or Rembrandtplein, and take in the many arts and cultural events that complement the carnival atmosphere. From open-air cinemas, photography exhibitions, and theater performances to a Senior Pride concert that honors pink pioneers, Pride Amsterdam is a vibrant celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Book your ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland.

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PRIDE IN SWEDEN

West Pride Gothenburg

Dates: 10–16 June 2024

Distance from our Gothenburg terminal: 1.7km 

 

Western Sweden’s biggest Pride event is a city-wide celebration of the LGBTQ+ community featuring the iconic parade (15 June) and Pride Park, plus concerts, competitions and exhibits at museums throughout the city. All and all more than 250 events during the week. It’s an art, culture, dance, theatre, seminars, film and much more festival. Making our home city a prime destination for a summer full of activities.  

 

Book your ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg or Frederikshavn to Gothenburg

 

Malmö Pride

Dates: 3–6 July 2024

Distance from our Trelleborg terminal: 33km

 

Located a short 30-minute drive from our Trelleborg Port, bustling Malmö hosts its annual Pride festival, uniting the southwest Sweden’s Skåne region to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. The event revolves around the Pride House and features parties, workshops, a closing day parade and much more. 

 

Book your ferry from Rostock to Trelleborg.

 

Stockholm Pride

Dates: 29 July–3 August 2024

Distance from our Nynäshamn terminal: 57.6km

 

Take a short drive from our Nynäshamn port this August and immerse yourself in Sweden’s biggest Pride celebration. Last year, Stockholm celebrated its 25th Pride Anniversary in grand style. The citywide event includes author talks, international exhibits, workshops, concerts, performances, the free Pride House and Pride Youth. 

 

Book your ferry from Ventspils to Nynäshamn.

 

Karlskrona Pride

Date: 10 August 2024

Distance from our Karlskrona terminal: 12km 

 

A baroque maritime treasure on Sweden’s southeast coast, Karlskrona’s storied naval history has earned it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Last year, the LGBTQ+ community made its own history with the 10th annual Karlskrona Pride parade. This year won't be any different, just bigger and better. Join in and march through the winding streets of this gorgeous seaside city in August. 

 

Book your ferry from Gdynia to Karlskrona

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PRIDE IN DENMARK

Aarhus Pride

Date: 1 June 2024
Distance from our Grenaa terminal: 66km

Denmark’s second-largest city is less than an hour’s drive from our port in Grenaa, and the annual Pride parade is a great reason to get to know this beautiful and artistic city. The parade winds through the city before arriving “under the rainbow” at Musikhusparken, where the party continues with food, drinks and more.

Book your ferry from Halmstad to Grenaa.

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PRIDE IN GERMANY

Christopher Street Day Kiel

Date: 13 July 2024

Distance from our Kiel terminal: 500m 

Kiel commemorates Christopher Street Day with its annual parade through the streets of this historic maritime city. This year, the chosen anti-discrimination slogan “My life. My self. My freedom” takes centre stage. The parade following a full week of events centred on the LGBTQ+ community, including readings, parties, karaoke nights and much, much more.  

Book your ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel.

 

Hamburg Pride

Date: 27 July – 4 August 2024
Distance from our Kiel terminal: 97km
Distance from our Rostock Terminal: 199km

Always-energetic Hamburg is aglow during its annual Pride week, and getting there to partake in the festivities from Rostock or Kiel is incredibly easy. Once you arrive, you’ll experience a full week’s worth of activities in one of Germany’s most exciting cities. And once the Christopher Street Demonstration kicks off on 4 August, more than 100,000 people are expected to take to the streets in unity to combat transphobia.

Book your ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel or Trelleborg to Rostock.

 

Lübeck Pride

Date: 16 - 17 August 2024
Distance from our Kiel terminal: 86km
Distance from our Rostock terminal: 131km

Germany's remarkably preserved medieval city provides a surreal historic backdrop for one of northern Germany's largest Christopher Street Day parades and demonstrations. Check back with the Lübeck Pride website for more details closer to the event. 

Book your ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel or Trelleborg to Rostock.

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