Denmark's largest city and one of Europe's great hubs of culture, design, eco-consciousness, and progressive politics, Copenhagen has an extremely well-organized and visible GLBT community. The city hosts the impressively attended and extensive Copenhagen Gay Pride in mid-August - the dates this year are August 19 to August 24, 2013.
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More on 2013 Copenhagen Gay Pride will be posted as information is released. Here's a look at last year's event:
Copenhagen Gay Pride comprises a number of events held throughout the city. For the four main days of the celebration, the city center's City Hall Square (at Radhuspladsen and Stroget is transformed into Pride Square and hosts concerts, art exhibitions, vendors, and more. It's open from Wednesday through Saturday. The hours are 4 until 10:30 pm on Wednesday, noon until 10:30 on Thursday and Friday, and 11 am until 10 pm on Saturday. Here's a full calendar of Copenhagen Gay Pride events.
The biggest day of Copenhagen Pride is Saturday. At 1 pm, the Copenhagen Gay Pride Parade departs City Hall Square (aka Pride Square). Then throughout the afternoon, the Copenhagen Pride Show takes place in the square.
Additionally, gay-popular bars, restaurants, hotels, and shops in the area have more going on than usual during Pride week. Check online resources about the Copenhagen gay scene, such as CopenhagenGayLife's Copenhagen Gay Guide and the Patroc.com Gay Guide to Copenhagen. Also take a look at the excellent gay visitor site produced by the city's official tourism organization, Visit Copenhagen.