The largest gay pride parade in the world will celebrate its 22nd anniversary when the São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade takes over the city on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Event organizers are still debating the theme of the parade, but visitors can expect a fabulous mix of pride, politics, creativity, and fun.
Here’s a photo gallery of the highlights from past parades. (Scroll down for travel information if you plan to visit the 2018 São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade.)
(Click to launch our Google Map of the parade route including landmarks of gay Sao Paulo.)
In the days leading up to the parade, São Paulo (already one of the most gay-friendly cities in Latin America) explodes with gay activities. By day, “gayborhoods” like Frei Caneca and Largo do Arouche fill with couples. And by night, nightclubs like The Week are packed. We will update this page with a full schedule for the 2018 pride parade when it becomes available.
The theme of the parade will be Elections: Power for the LGBTI+ Our Vote, Our Voice and the objective is to utilize the movement to influence the upcoming Brazilian elections. In 2017, over 3 million people took to the streets of Sao Paulo, according to parade estimates.
For those searching for air/hotel packages, Expedia offers some of the lowest rates for package deals to São Paulo. Europeans, Americans, and visitors who are already in South America have a number of inexpensive options.
Hotels & Gay-Friendly Places to Stay
South America’s largest city offers hundreds of great places to stay. Here’s our short list of hotels you can enjoy your stay for pride weekend.
Where to Party / Pride Agenda 2018
Film festivals, art exhibits, nightclub events, and even walks in the park. The week before the actual parade on Sunday, June 3rd will have something for everyone. Sign-up for our mailing list and be the first to know the full agenda!
Saunas & Sex
Every sex club, cinema, and sauna will be very active for Pride Week. We’ve listed them all on one page. Dive in!
*Note for American visitors in 2018: Travel to Brazil requires a visa. Get visa info you will need in time for June’s pride parade from the U.S. State Department website.