Madrid World Pride Festival 2017

Proud Madrid
Proud Madrid

PROUD MADRID! World Pride comes to town for a weeklong festival and celebration of gay life with open-air concerts, performing art, sporting competitions and conferences – oh and not to mention a gay village and of course the now iconic street parade and Mr Gay Pride!

The main event is the Pride Parade with over 3 million people expected for the event which will culminate in the mother of all parties through to well into the next day. Madrid is no stranger to the event which stretches back 20 years and which celebrated the Europride festival in 2007 ( which is also being celebrated this year).
Below we list the main events!

PRIDE GAMES

Pride Games
Pride Games
The 9th Games is from the 23rd to 25th June inclusive and includes football, beach volleyball and swimming amongst ten sporting disciplines. Registration and further details can be found at http://www.worldpridemadrid2017.com/en/
Swimming: Puente de Vallecas Municipal Sports Centre. Calle del Payaso Fofó 22.
Basketball: Barceló Municipal Sports Centre. Calle Barceló 6.
Football 7: La Elipa Municipal Sports Centre. Calle Alcalde Garrido Juaristi. –
Football 11: La Elipa Municipal Sports Centre. Calle Alcalde Garrido Juaristi 17.
Volleyball: Level C/C+ Male: Arganzuela Municipal Sports Centre. Calle Alicante 14.
Beach Volleyball: Voley Playa RecintoFerial. Calle Castillo de Simancas 2.
Walking: Route 1, Madrid of the Austrias. 25 June at 12 Noon. Meeting Point: Pza. de la Villa.
Walking: Route 2, Madrid towards Contemporaneity. 25 June at 12 Noon. Meeting Point: Cibeles Palace
Padel: Caja Mágica. Cmo. de Perales 23.
Diving: M-86 Swimming Centre. Calle de José Martinez de Velasco, 3


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Worldpride Experience Festival runs through from 22nd June till the 2nd July with a series of events organised by Marta, Cariño! Including music ( from electronic to flamenco) at the Coliseum Theatre and performing arts at the Luchana Theatre with El gol de Álex . Meanwhile the restaurant La Paquita will be hosting gastronomic events highlighting the best of Madrid cuisine and products.

DIVERSITY RACE

The 25th June sees the first ever Diversity Race ( celebrating sexual diversity through respect and tolerance) with a run by an expected 20,000 runners starting and finishing in the Plaza de Colón with races of 5 and 10 KM. through the city.

PARADE

Parade
Parade
The iconic parade will start at 18.00 on 1st July. With over 2 million people expected for the biggest parade ever with floats, music and carnival celebrations through the streets.

PRIDE VILLAGE

Is the place to go for information on organisations, LGTBI associations, companies and services as well as workshops and seminars. Situated by Madrid Río (Puente del Rey) with plenty of delicious options for food and drink and activities for all the family.

PRIDE SUMMIT

Pride Summit
Pride Summit
Organised by the Harvey Milk Foundation and Autonomous University of Madrid and sponsored by the Madrid City Council, the conference features international speakers and will be tackling LGTBQI discrimination and inequality in education, health, work, culture and sport.

MR GAY PRIDE

The 10th The Mr. Gay Pride España winner will go on to represent Spain in the Mr Gay World and Mr Gay Europe competitions. We have already had the provincial eliminating rounds and Madrid will see the final run off for our guys judging their looks and body, elegance and poise as well as their commitment to LGTB values.

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