In 2024, from 29 July to 3 August, the city will take a stand, dare to be uncomfortable, spread love and joy, get back up and stand proud together. All over the city there will be music, parties and workshops as Stockholm museums, restaurants and clubs join in the celebrations. Keep reading for our guide to the best Stockholm Pride events in 2024.

Stronger Together

In 2024, the theme for Stockholm Pride is Stronger Together. The goal of the theme is to remind everyone of one of the most important principles of the LGBTQ+-community and one of the fundamental principles of Swedish democracy: the equal value of all people, the right of all people to be who they are and the right of all people to love them one wants. And, of course, in the true spirit of togetherness, everyone is welcome to join in this year’s anniversary celebrations by attending activities during Stockholm Pride.

Stockholm Pride places to be: Pride Park

So where do you go in Stockholm to celebrate and join in activities? The main festival area is known as Pride Park, which sets up in Östermalms IP. Between Wednesday 31 July and Saturday 3 August, every night will feature fantastic artists, stands, restaurants and bars for music and parties.

The park is in many ways the heart of the festival, where festival-goers, exhibitors, performers and volunteers come together to create Stockholm's biggest festival! The main stage is set up in the middle of Pride Park and sees both the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the opera sing-a-long and the ever popular Schlager party which will be full of surprises.

Throughout Pride Park there will be restaurant tents with classic festival food, though focussed on quality and green options, and a range of food trucks with flavours and influences from around the world. Pride Kinky is a dedicated section in the park for fetish, leather and BDSM. The quarter is intended to be a safe place for play, exploration and curiosity. The area is open to those over 18 years of age.

Get ready to celebrate Stockholm Pride

Pride House

Pride House is the home of democratic discourse and important meetings during Stockholm Pride. In 2024, the House again takes up residence at the Clarion Hotel and opens its doors every day from Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August from 11 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon. Here organisations, associations, companies, political parties and individuals can meet and exchange experiences and talk about issues and challenges for the LGBTQ+ community. And you can also join in workshops, author talks, debates and visit an art gallery here.

Throughout the festival there will be special activities for the young, under the banner name of Pride Youth, with dedicated lectures at the House, the Park and theme days at Lava. Lava is the creative heart of Stockholm Pride, set in Kulturhuset in the centre of the city, where you can make pins, paint, borrow books, print shirts and much more.

Pride City

The entire city embraces Pride and many communities, civil societies and businesses organise their own events to celebrate Stockholm Pride. You’ll find events in churches, tattoo shops, pastry shops, cinemas and museums. For example, during Pride Week, the Royal Armoury offers a two-for-one on tickets if you have ticket or wristband to Stockholm Pride.

From Tuesday to Friday, the Hallwyl Museum offers special tours around the city (in Swedish). These "Acquaintance wanted..." tours explore locations around the neighbourhood of the museum where, when same-sex relationships were illegal, people, mostly men, left messages on walls to seek contact with others for forbidden sexual encounters. 

Pride Parade

Finally there is the big Pride Parade on 3 August, which will wind its way through the city centre from City Hall to Pride Park, along a 4.5 km long route. The parade starts at 1 in the afternoon at Stockholm City Hall. It will take around 2 hours for the Parade to move to Östermalms IP.

The Parade in Stockholm is Scandinavia’s largest with around 45,000 participants and 500,000 spectators in the crowd. The parade is a joyful and colourful manifestation of love and freedom and a demonstration for everyone’s right to love and be who they are.

Other activities to look forward to during Stockholm Pride include a Queer Stockholm tour on 31 July, which gives a historical glimpse at the sexual culture of the city and the diverse lives of LGBTQ people in Stockholm, from the 19th century onwards. This year's Transfesten, a party for trans people and allies, will be held at Hus 7 and Nalen will be the site for Moxy Pride with 2 dance floors where everyone can come to celebrate, be proud and most importantly dance!