Photo: Emil Eriksson
On Saturday, EuroPride 2018 Stockholm’s last day with both international and Swedish stars in the evening and the annual spectacular parade in the day.
Prideparaden – equal parts party and statement
EuroPride parade Stockholm 2018 will have approximately 45,000 participants in 200 participants, walking groups and vehicles. The parade will attract half a million spectators who all want to join the party and the important statement. The parade usually takes a few hours and there are so many participants, that the first one finishes at Östermalm’s IP, when the last has not yet started at City Hall. Anyone wishing to participate as an individual may come to City Hall before we begin, or join later along the way. We do not expect any rain on our parade, so do not forget to drink a lot of water.
Stockholm treats visitors to a variety of events
Before the parade begins, the Swedish Armed Forces, who has received great attention for its campaign in connection to EuroPride 2018, will host Jump with Pride: an event where a Swedish parachute organisation, Svenska Fallskärmsförbundet parachutes over Rålambshovsparken with rainbow flags.
EuroPride visitors who want to participate in more City events can visit Zita or Rio to see the critically acclaimed film Call me by your name or other films. For the party animals, there are parties around the clock, like A gay day party at Josefina! or the Great Queer Party.
Closing party with both international and Swedish stars
The evening in EuroPride Park Stockholm finishes with Let’s Party – for a united Europe. The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst gives a colorful performance and Alcazar performes this year’s EuroPride song In the Name of Love. There will be equal amounts of glitter and glamour when Leo B and Christer Lindarw coronate Miss EuroPride 2018.
In EuroPride Park’s champagne bar we can listen to Kayo, who visits DjBucket at Belbuha, Kayo is one of Sweden’s greatest disco divas and previously a part of the trio Afro-Dite. Drag queen disco, complete with both feather boas and rainbow glitter is promised.
Art, humor and seriousness take place in the park
In the park, Carin Götblad from Polismyndigheten, the Swedish Police authority, will also be present to respond to visitors’ questions at the Swedish Police authority’s exhibition tent.
For the art enthusiasts, the park offers a variety of exhibitions, such as Fittröra – an important photo exhibition, Art Sale, which is art targeted to people in hbtq relationships and Cat of Stockholm kommer ut, which is a tribute to the lesbian eroticism with a wink to the Finnish the artist Tom of Finland.