Tel Aviv’s annual Pride Festival runs this year (2019) from June 9-15 – and we’ve picked out some of the must-see events you’ll want to attend!
This year’s theme is yet to be announced – but as in previous years you can expect it to be a celebration of diversity and sexuality, and the acceptance of all into the LGBTQ fold.
The annual Pride Parade event, the showcase of the week, will start on June 14 at 10am, with a large fair in Me’ir Park (Gan Me’ir) and then take you along the beautiful streets of Tel Aviv towards the city’s Charles Clore beach where the famous beach party will be held. The festival is expected to attract over 200,000 attendees, with some 30,000 gay tourists from abroad!
Some of the highlights to catch at this year’s Pride Festival (note that we’ll update the list with some of the best pride parties as they are announced – in the meantime you might want to pre-order your TLV19 Pride Pass, a special bracelet that gets you into some of the hottest pride parties of the week!):
- June 9-15: Shuttles from Pride Beach to Dizengoff Center, with branded shuttles running to and from Dizengoff Center and back every day, every half hour or so, between 12.00 and 20.00.
- June 14: Tel Aviv Pride Parade, starting at Gan Meir Park. The pinnacle of Pride Week is the Pride Parade, which kicks off at 10:00 in Me’ir Park with drag shows, floats, marching groups and uplifting music. This festive celebration departs from the park, through the city and ends with a bang at the famous sunset beach party, attracting countless spectators and participants.
- June 14: Pride Parade Party, Charles Clore Park. The biggest sunset beach party in the Middle East, with special performances and DJs attracting thousands of spectators and participants.
For a taste of the action, here’s what awaits…