Tel Aviv Pride Parade returns this summer!
Proving itself once again as the most liberal destination in the Middle East (Tel Aviv was voted the world’s top Gay City back in 2011), the now annual event – part of a week’s events aimed at the gay community in Israel and a large number of gay tourists – will take place on June 7th.
Now considered one of the top events in the gay community worldwide, some 100,000 people are expected to take part in the 2013 Pride Parade in Tel Aviv.
As always, the parade will start from Gan Meir, the location of a new and unique center for the gay community, with live music, activity booths and a performance by the ‘official gay youth band’. Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai will launch the event, after which the parade will continue along Bograshov Street, turning east to Ben Yehuda Street, down Ben Gurion Blvd – and finally towards Gordon Beach, where the action really starts with a huge beach party.
Expect an awesome atmosphere, with plenty of noise, skin and color on display – and plenty of characters!
There are some great events happening in Tel Aviv’s gay bars and clubs during Pride Week, including at the Eurovision, drag nights at the oldest gay bar in town Evita, and live performances and exhibitions at Shpagat on Nachalat Benyamin Street. And don’t miss out on some of Tel Aviv’s best things to see and do while you’re in town!
Just so you know, last year many hotels were booked solid during this period, so book now to avoid disappointment – check out our awesome hotel search and compare engine for the very best deals in Tel Aviv!
Here’s what the Pride Parade in Tel Aviv looked like last year…
And here’s some handy Hebrew for gay tourists in Pride Week!