⚕️ Coronavirus News Update: Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of São Paulo’s Pride parade announced that the event (originally scheduled for June 14), would be re-scheduled for November 29. However, as optimism for a quick recovery faded, the group declared the 2020 parade is cancelled and announced the date for the event in 2021.
On Sunday, June 6, 2021, the largest gay pride parade in the world will celebrate its 24th anniversary. Past parades have attracted over 3 million people took to the streets of Sao Paulo, according to estimates. In 2021, the city of Sao Paulo will also push back its Carnival celebration from February to an undetermined date in June.
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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.
Watch the Replay: Pride Parade 2019
The theme of the 2019 parade was a commemoration of the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
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. For international flights, we always use SkyScanner.com to compare airfares and find the lowest rates all of the major airlines.
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.
Guide to Bars & Club
There are almost 40 different options! From hole-in-the-wall bars to multi-floor mega clubs, check out our 2019 guide to São Paulo’s gay (and gay-friendly) places to go.
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!
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*Note for American visitors : Travel to Brazil requires a visa. Get visa info you will need in time for June’s pride parade. Click here for Brazilian visa information for tourists.