The largest gay pride parade in the world celebrated its 22nd anniversary when the São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade took over the city on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Watch the recording of the live webcast.
The theme of the 2018 parade was 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.
(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.
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.
Pride Week 2018 Schedule
Film festivals, art exhibits, nightclub events, and even walks in the park. The weeks before the actual parade on Sunday, June 3rd will have something for everyone.
Thursday May 31
18th Annual LGBT Cultural Fair @ 10am @ Vale do Anhagabau
Pre-Pride @ 6pm @ Boteco do Massay
Dama da Noite @9pm @ Cabaret da Cecilia
Talent @ 10:30pm @ Thermas Lagoa
Pop Party w/ Freddie Mercury Tribute @ 11pm @ Cantho
Churrasco @ 11pm @ The Week
Bigger @ 11pm @ Club Yacht
Erotika w/ live sex show @ 11pm Danger Dance Club
Friday June 1
1st Annual Trans Pride March @ 2pm @ Largo do Arouche
“Os Rapazes da Rua Augusta” Play @ 9pm @ Teatro Bibi Ferreira
Bear Underwear Party @ 11pm @ Eagle Sao Paulo
Pre-Pride Strippers and Drag @ 11pm @ Bar Fama
Best Stripper Contest @ 10:30pm @ Thermas Lagoa
Gang Bang @ 11pm @ Wild Thermas
“Bigger” Party @ 11pm @ Blue Space
Maryana Mercury @ 11pm @ Bar Queen
Kevin @ 11 @ Zig
Sexta Destruidora @ 11pm @ Bar Verde
Matinee: Eterna 2018 Party @ 11:30pm @ The Week
Dando (nude sex party) @ 11pm @ Club 380
Fun! @ 11pm @ Bubu
Freak Chic @ 11:30pm @ D-Edge
Saturday June 2
Free Walk Tour LGBT @ 3pm @ Largo do Arouche
Miss Brazil Gay Universe @ 9pm @ Memorial da America Latina
Milkshake Festival @ 4pm @ Anhembi Arena
We Party Mantra (co-promoted by The Week) @ 5pm @ Clube Aquatico Portuguesa
Main Party @ 11pm @ The Week
Sunday June 3
22nd Annual LGBT Pride Parade 🏳️🌈 @ 10am @ MASP (location on Av. Paulista.)
Fresh Pride @ 3pm @ Hotel Prince Tower
Pool Party @ 4pm @ The Week
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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!
Photos from Pride 2018
*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.