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Bergen Pride is the second largest Pride festival in Norway, and is a celebration of love and diversity. The festival, that takes place the first week of June every year, has over 80 different events during the 7 days of pride and gathers about 35 000 participants. The pride festival is owned by: FRI – The Norwegian organisation of gender and sexual diversity in Bergen and Hordaland.

Bergen City

On the west coast of Norway, one of the most gender equal countries in the world, you’ll find the historic city of Bergen. With it’s astonishing nature, and beautiful architecture, this historic Hanseatic city was voted the second most beautiful city in Europe by the readers of US Today in 2013.

But what makes Bergen so special? Is it because it’s the “gateway to the fjords”? Is it Bergen’s historic wharf, Bryggen, and the city’s architecture with surrounding fjords and beautiful mountains? Or is it the fact that the city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular port for cruise ships?

It’s actually all of the above, as well as the fact that Bergen is a diverse city, full of open minded and lovely people. The city is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, and a proud European City of Culture, with a wide range of concerts, international festivals and museums of all kinds. Since 2008, the city has had an action plan against homophobia and transphobia and is today a member of The Rainbow Cities Network, and Bergen Pride is a proud member of EPOA- European Pride Organisers. Norway is also ranked the third best country in Europe to be a LGBTI person in. Bergen is a city where you can proudly be who you are!

Bergen Pride is the second largest Pride festival in Norway, and is a celebration of love and diversity. The festival, that takes place the first week of June every year, has over 80 different events during the 7 days of pride and gathers about 35 000 participants. The pride festival is owned by: FRI – The Norwegian organisation of gender and sexual diversity in Bergen and Hordaland.

Bergen City

On the west coast of Norway, one of the most gender equal countries in the world, you’ll find the historic city of Bergen. With it’s astonishing nature, and beautiful architecture, this historic Hanseatic city was voted the second most beautiful city in Europe by the readers of US Today in 2013.

But what makes Bergen so special? Is it because it’s the “gateway to the fjords”? Is it Bergen’s historic wharf, Bryggen, and the city’s architecture with surrounding fjords and beautiful mountains? Or is it the fact that the city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular port for cruise ships?

It’s actually all of the above, as well as the fact that Bergen is a diverse city, full of open minded and lovely people. The city is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, and a proud European City of Culture, with a wide range of concerts, international festivals and museums of all kinds. Since 2008, the city has had an action plan against homophobia and transphobia and is today a member of The Rainbow Cities Network, and Bergen Pride is a proud member of EPOA- European Pride Organisers. Norway is also ranked the third best country in Europe to be a LGBTI person in. Bergen is a city where you can proudly be who you are!

Each year, thousands of people gather in the streets of Bergen to celebrate love and diversity in the annual pride parade, and together we are a part of a movement moving millions of people in pride all over the world. The pride parade is a political protest, about your rights to be who you are and love who you love, wrapped in a fun expression!

In 2018 the parade had a record when almost
16 000 people joined the parade!

When is the parade?
June 8, 2019

Meeting time for Pride Parade participants: 11.00 – 12.00. (All Pride Parade participants who have registered to join the parade as a group, have to meet at the starting point no later than 12.00. If you are not there by 12.00, you will not be permitted to join the parade as a group)

The parade starts at 13.00.

Who can join?

Everyone who shares our core values of love and diversity! Participating in the parade is fun and important, and you can either join as an individual by just joining one of the many organizations in the parade, or you can participate as a group. All groups, organizations, political parties, companies etc. have to register their participation. Registration for the parade will open in February 2019.

The route of the parade

The parade 2019 will start at Skur 7 / Statsraad Lehmkuhl and continue to Bryggen – Torget – Strandkaien – Strandgaten – Småstrandgaten – Christies gate – Nordahl Bruns gate –  People will go to Christies Gate (in front of the main entrance of Pride Park) and vehicles will drive to Rasmus Meyers Allé.

/ The Parade

Each year, thousands of people gather in the streets of Bergen to celebrate love and diversity in the annual pride parade, and together we are a part of a movement moving millions of people in pride all over the world. The pride parade is a political protest, about your rights to be who you are and love who you love, wrapped in a fun expression!

In 2018 the parade had a record when almost 16 000 people joined the parade!

When is the parade?
Date: June 8, 2019

Meeting time for Pride Parade participants: 11.00 – 12.00. (All Pride Parade participants who have registered to join the parade as a group, have to meet at the starting point no later than 12.00. If you are not there by 12.00, you will not be permitted to join the parade as a group)

The parade starts at 13.00.

Who can join?

Everyone who shares our core values of love and diversity! Participating in the parade is fun and important, and you can either join as an individual by just joining one of the many organizations in the parade, or you can participate as a group. All groups, organizations, political parties, companies etc. have to register their participation. Registration for the parade will open in February 2019.

The route of the parade

The parade 2019 will start at Skur 7 / Statsraad Lehmkuhl and continue to Bryggen – Torget – Strandkaien – Strandgaten – Småstrandgaten – Christies gate – Nordahl Bruns gate –  People will go to Christies Gate (in front of the main entrance of Pride Park) and vehicles will drive to Rasmus Meyers Allé.

/ The Park

Come and celebrate diversity, unity and love with us!

Thursday June 06, 2019, we kick off Pride Park! Join us for three days with great food, drinks, cultural features and concerts at Festplassen. In 2018, over 15 000 people attended Pride Park. The event is completely free and open to everyone.

In Pride Park you will experience national and international artists, DJs and shows in all genres, a number of different stands, lots of culture and a multitude of people’s lives. Everyone should feel at home – regardless of their orientation, background, gender or identity.

Pride Park a place to dance, love, make friends,
be happy, be proud and BE YOU!

Come and celebrate diversity, unity and love with us!

Thursday June 06, 2019, we kick off Pride Park! Join us for three days with great food, drinks, cultural features and concerts at Festplassen. In 2018, over 15 000 people attended Pride Park. The event is completely free and open to everyone.

In Pride Park you will experience national and international artists, DJs and shows in all genres, a number of different stands, lots of culture and a multitude of people’s lives. Everyone should feel at home – regardless of their orientation, background, gender or identity.

Pride Park a place to dance, love, make friends,
be happy, be proud and BE YOU!

Pride House highlights culture through debates, lectures, workshops and various cultural expressions.

Pride House 2018 is open from Saturday June 1stto Friday June 7th. Come and get to know the diversity. It’s free and open to everyone!

At Pride House, we deliberately highlight debates that are otherwise being ignored. It is a politically neutral arena where we create a space to highlight the diversity of gender, identity and sexuality. In 2018 Pride House had 25 debates and almost 2000 visitors.

/ The House

Pride House highlights culture through debates, lectures, workshops and various cultural expressions.

Pride House 2018 is open from Saturday June 1stto Friday June 7th. Come and get to know the diversity. It’s free and open to everyone!

At Pride House, we deliberately highlight debates that are otherwise being ignored. It is a politically neutral arena where we create a space to highlight the diversity of gender, identity and sexuality. In 2018 Pride House had 25 debates and almost 2000 visitors.

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