Guide to Copenhagen Pride 2022

15 Jul 2022


Copenhagen Pride 2022 Takes Place!
13th-21st August

This August the temperatures are rising as Copenhagen Pride strikes back with a full-scale event for the first time since Covid-19, with a whole host of events for your to get stuck into, from lectures to pumping concerts. We can't wait to get stuck into some of the arts and music events, and of course, the glittering Parade! Get your LGTBI+ on for all things the Pride stands for and check out the awesome programme of events here - everyone is invited!

The Joy of Pride

From Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st August, Copenhagen will come to life with a rainbow of possibilities as Pride comes to town. Pride Square (at Rådhuspladsen) will be buzzing as the centre of all the activiy including food and bars, and of course concerts on stage. Along with the inclusive events and more serious events such as human rights and lectures, there are also plenty of concerts to shake your booty at, live music events, and who could forget the Parade?

This is the 26th year for Copenhagen Pride and they have presented a program of events to knock your socks off. Last year WorldPride and the EuroGames shared with Malmo created an unforgettable experience, but unfortunately the parade wasn't allowed, so this year expect it to be bigger and better! This year the theme is FREEDOM, and it will be expressed in all ways over the 9 day celebration of all things LGTBI+

Pride Square

Rådhuspladsen will once again be transformed from the City Hall Square to Pride Square, the epicentre of the celebrations for the duration of Pride. Here you will find the usual food and drink stalls and two performance areas, places to meet, and of course the main stage for the shows at Drag Night and Pride Night concerts. The square is open from the afternoon at 12 and until 10pm, and midnight Friday and Saturday.

Check out the programme of events here

Route for the Parade 2022

The Pride Parade is the highlight of the week for many, expect colourful and exuberant costumes! Get your outfit and flags ready for some banner waving to raise awareness for LGTBI+ issues.

Please check the guidelines for the parade if you have a large group or vehicle. 

Start: Frederiksberg City Hall Square
Krydset Allégade/Pile Allé/Frederiksberg Allé
Frederiksberg Allé/Madvigs Allé
Vesterbrogade/Frederiksberg Allé
End: Copenhagen City Hall Square / now transformed into Pride Square

There will also be a human rights international conference that is focusing on highlighting equality in Copenhagen and globally. The event aims to raise awareness and tackle issues within the LGTBI+ community to influence policy makers and challenge attitudes of discrimination.

The Children & Family area is new to 2022, so if that's your thing then check out the programme. All the events taking place at this year's Pride are aimed to be as accessible as possible to those with disabilities and the venues aim to provide wheelchair access. Please check in advance! For those with neurodiverse conditions you can walk the Parade route the day before with the organizers to familiarise yourself with it.

Proud to Stay at Copenhagen Downtown

We hope you enjoy our guide to Copenhagen Pride 2022 in the city and see you at the parade! Don't forget we have the best happy hour in town and an international bar with a friendly vibe. You will find our fabulous bar staff welcoming and our parties are out of this world! What are you waiting for? Check our events calendar to find out about our latest theme parties and Pride events. Book your shared or private room with us at Copenhagen Downtown Hostel - the Famous Hostel in Copenhagen for #GenuineBackpackers.

We are also part of the Europe's Famous Hostels network, being the hostel of choice for the Genuine Backpacker, as part of a network of over 30 hostels across Europe. Find out more about Famous Hostels here