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Helsinki Gay Pride 2016 – Finland Gay Pride 2016

Finland’s capital and largest city, Helsinki (population 625,000) is among the most progressive and gay-friendly cities in Europe – the country currently recognizes registered same-sex partnerships, but is expected to legalize marriage. full homosexual in March 2017, as is done in the Scandinavian country. countries of Sweden, Norway and Iceland. At the end of June, the city celebrates Helsinki Gay Pride, which comprises a week of events. This year’s dates are June 27 to July 3, 2016. Typically around 10,000 participants attend Pride in Helsinki, making it one of the largest events in the city.

Events include a Pride Parade on Saturday, July 2, beginning at Plaza Senaatintori, with the procession leading to the Pride Festival grounds at Kaivopuisto Water Park in the far southeast of the city.

Note that Helsinki Gay Pride takes place at the same time as another major Scandinavian LGBT event, Oslo Gay Pride in Norway.

Helsinki Gay Resources

Popular gay bars, as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels and shops have special events and parties during Pride Week. Check local resources, like the Helsinki Helsinki Night Guide. And visit the helpful Helsinki Pride Guide, produced by the Helsinki City Tourist Board, for more information on planning a gay vacation in this vibrant city.

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