Long one of Europe's great gay playgrounds, and - along with Prague - a top GLBT destination in Eastern Europe, the beautiful and culturally rich city of Budapest is hosts a 10-day-long Budapest Gay Pride in early July. The dates for 2013 are the 30th of June through the 7th of July, 2013.
After some initial controversy, when the Budapest police canceled the Gay Pride March in 2011, the festival and parade went as planned last year, in early June. This year, the Pride festivities take place a bit later, in early July, kicking off on Sunday and including a full slate of arts and cultural events, including film screenings, parties, workshops, art exhibits, political and LGBT rights discussions, women's pride and men's pride celebrations, and lots more.
The big event is on Saturday afternoon (6 July) at 4 pm when the Budapest Gay Pride Parade marches through the city, culminating in Olympic Park, where the Budapest Pride Picnic takes place from 6 pm onward. Following the picnic will be a Budapest Gay Pride Rainbow Party, from 10 pm until 4:30 am, at Durer Kert.
Expect gay-popular bars, restaurants, hotels, and shops in the area have more going on than usual during Pride week. Check online resources about the Budapest gay scene, such as the GayGuide.net Budapest Gay Guide and the NightTours Gay Guide to Budapest. Also take a look at the excellent visitor site produced by the city's official tourism organization, the the Budapest Tourism Services Center.