The original rainbow flag
12.-21. August, 09: 00-16: 00; Copenhagen City Hall, Cph K; free adm
A 30 meter long section of the iconic Rainbow Flag created by the artist and LGBTI + activist Gilbert Baker will be shown from the very first day in Copenhagen 2021. One of the many sections of the original kilometer long flag will be adorned by the city of Hal.
Aug. 20, 6: 00-11: 59 p.m .; Fælledparken, Cph N; free adm
Visitors can look forward to a show that embraces the many nuances of the drag scene. Those in attendance will certainly not miss the lip-syncing, singing, dancing, comedy and drama presented on stage in the middle of Fælledparken, which probably involves the most prestigious line-up of drag queens and kings.
August 21 at 15.00-18.00; different starting point throughout the city; free adm
Due to the Danish government’s corona restrictions, the originally planned parades in Copenhagen and Malmö have been canceled. Instead, there will be six smaller marches starting from different venues around Copenhagen. The final destination will be Fælledparken, where the various groups are invited to gather and enjoy the closing ceremony in Copenhagen 2021.
WorldPride Closing Party
Aug. 21, 7: 00-02: 00 p.m .; One and a half, Cph K; DKK 250, at the door: DKK 300
This is one you will not want to miss as some of the biggest LGBTI + stars in the world come together to bring you an unforgettable music night. Among the performers are Lady Bunny, Bebulah, Tim Andresen, Annælix, Shaarup, Philipp Drube, Neri J and Frank Heise.
Closing ceremony in Copenhagen 2021
August 21 at 14.00-02.00; Fælledparken, Cph Ø; free admission, sign up for tickets
This is where all the events will be officially handed over: EuroGames for Nijmegen 2022, EuroPride for Belgrade 2022 and WorldPride for Sydney 2023. But first and foremost, it’s an opportunity to dance your socks off, mostly to stars performing at KB Hallen , which will be livestreamed to crowds throughout Copenhagen, including Jeuru, Keep Dancing Inc, Sander Sanchez and Todrick Hall.
Aug. 20, 8: 00-23: 00 p.m .; WorldPride Square, Cph K; 25 kroner
This bingo session, hosted by the prestigious quartet ‘The Girlfriends’, will definitely stay in your mind for life. The four drag artists have already won Danish hearts with their bingo events and appearances on national television and radio. As if this alone would not get you to participate, depending on your luck you could also win prizes.
Ride to Pride bike rides
12.-22. August; Malmö City Archives; free adm
The guide invites you on a journey through the city’s LGBTI + history, which travels 100 years back. During the trip you will find places that tell stories of power, struggle and pride. But do not be stressed about your probably already busy schedule, as the guide can still be found after the events in Copenhagen2021.
LGBTI + Chill Zone at Bøssehuset
16.-20. August, at 11.00-21.00; Bøssehuset, Christiania; free adm
Bøssehuset has established a cozy, comfortable place to sit and enjoy various cultural and joint events. The schedule covers a wide range of possible activities, so if you can see yourself stretching out on a yoga mat, just skip the first part and later attend a feminist sing-along or a communal meal. Bøssehuset is Copenhagen’s queer cultural site located in the heart of Christiania.
August 15-20; 15.00-20.30; at the Beach, Quay Square 3, Cph K; 120 kroner
It’s not quite your usual canal trip through Copenhagen – which is not to be misunderstood, is beautiful in itself – but host Betty Bitschlap is cherry on top. The tour involves music and sing-alongs along with a few special Betty additions that are exclusive to those attending.
City Walk with 111 LGBTI + locations in CPH
Aug. 15, 10: 00-12: 00 p.m .; Lurblaeserne, Cph K; free adm
Historian, podcaster and author Anders Larsen, probably known by many as Chantal al Arab, will guide you around the city and make sure you do not miss any queer venues. Be ready to rediscover places that are largely considered equal. The English-language tour ends at the Copenhagen Museum.
Wigs and heels on wheels
19.-21. August, 15: 00-17: 00, Rainbow Square, Cph K; 169 kroner
The tour starts from Rainbow Square and covers Copenhagen’s most famous sights, including the city’s palaces, Nyhavn and the Botanical Garden. It lasts about an hour and will be hosted by stand-up comedian and drag queen Annie Recton. It is up to you either to end the trip at Reffen to enjoy some food or go back to where the trip started.
Big WorldPride Eurovision Party
Aug. 20, 8: 00-01: 30 p.m .; Clarion Hotel, Copenhagen Airport, Cph S; 345-475kr
Sing along with drag queens to some of the biggest Eurovision favorites ever. And then enjoy live performances from e.g. Emmelie de Forest, Denmark’s winner in 2013 and many more former Eurovision stars, including Robin Bengtsson and Dotter. Clarion Hotels will donate to charity for every ticket sold. Guaranteed one night with drops.
Drag-Brunch with vinegar
August 15 at 11.00-13.00; Zoku, Cph S; 350 kroner
What’s not to love about a rooftop brunch overlooking the world’s Pride capital? Do not be fooled by the early call time: next to the family-style brunch from Living Kitchen, there will also be some alcoholic pick-ups for those who want them. The host will be no less than RuPaul participant Vinegar Strokes, who will make sure this brunch does not become your regular sleepy brunch on a gray Sunday.
Auction over draw
August 18 at 14.00-16.00; Street Hip, Ravnsborggade, Cph N; free adm
Lola Ramona and Di Di Cancerella will guide you through an auction in Nørrebro, Copenhagen’s most culturally diverse district. The auction is dedicated to the support of local Danish organizations FSTB, which helps and advises children struggling with their gender identity, as well as Sabaah, which seeks to improve the conditions for LGBTI + people from ethnic minorities.
Pride themed football game
Aug. 22, 2:30 p.m .; Malmö IP Stadium; 10-50 euros
Malmö is not only the birthplace of Sweden’s national hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but also the host of the Pride football match, where Malmö’s FC Rosengard takes on KIF Örebro. The shirts worn by the players will be auctioned in support of the LGBTI + community after the game is over.
Quiz night with the Girlfriends
August 17, at 19.00-21.00; Sports Village at Islands Brygge Havnepark, Cph S; free adm
Denmark’s most famous drag quartet, Veninderne, hosts a Pub Quiz by the water.
Underwear and nude party in Malmö
Aug. 13, 9: 00-23: 59 p.m .; The clubhouse SLM Malmö; 6 euros
A party for queer men for male fetishes. As soon as you attend the party, you can join the club and become a member, but that is not a must. Be careful that you are obliged not to just leave your jacket at the entrance as the dress code does not really allow any garments.
16.-17. August, all day; Hylliebadet, Hyllievângsvägen 20, Malmö; 5-10 euros
Let yourself be surprised by fun events dedicated to WorldPride including everyone inside and outside the LGBTI + community in Malmö’s communal swimming pool. Stains can be pre-ordered on the website.
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