In September 2017, Thessaloniki Pride was appointed to be the host of EuroPride 2020, following voting by members of the European Pride Organisers Association at their annual meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden. Since then, the team of Thessaloniki Pride has been working intensively and they are determined to deliver a safe, political EuroPride that is still festive, exciting and full of vibe.
With a slogan “Welcome to the future where everyone can join!”, EuroPride 2020 is marking a new era for the Pride movement and it will highlight the sentiments of freedom and hope of the local LGBTI community, as they are leaving behind the dark past of hatred and intolerance that the Balkans have been associated with since the 1990s. It’s the first time that EuroPride will be hosted in South East Europe.
From the 20th to the 28th of June 2020, Thessaloniki welcomes everyone to join the future of Pride and celebrate in a series of art exhibitions, outdoor parties, concerts, open air film screenings, a human rights conference and, of course, the big EuroPride Parade on Saturday, 27th of June 2020, on the 51th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.