Planning to celebrate Berlin Pride in 2024 but overwhelmed by the number of events? Wondering which Berlin Pride events are the must-attend highlights recommended by locals? This guide will help you navigate Berlin Pride events with ease, ensuring you experience the best of what the city has to offer. In this article, you will learn about the top Berlin Pride events to attend, unique local recommendations, and tips for making the most of the huge amount of Berlin Pride events. By the end, you’ll have a clear plan for an unforgettable Pride experience.

Why Berlin Pride 2024 Is Unmissable

Berlin Pride, also known as Christopher Street Day (CSD), is one of the largest and most vibrant Pride celebrations in Europe. The city’s open and inclusive atmosphere makes it a top destination for LGBTQIA+ travelers. The 2024 Berlin Pride events promise to be bigger and better, reflecting the spirit of unity, diversity, and acceptance that Berlin is famous for.

Top Berlin Pride Events You Can’t Miss

1. Christopher Street Day Demonstration (July 27)

The Christopher Street Day Demonstration is THE Berlin Pride event and at the heart of Berlin Pride celebrations. This massive demonstration draws hundreds of thousands of participants and spectators. Expect colorful floats, energetic music, and powerful political messages of equality, love, and diversity.

2. Lesbian & Gay Festival (July 20-21)

Don’t miss the Lesbisch-Schwules Stadtfest, a vibrant city festival celebrating queer culture – and the largest of its kind in Europe. This event features live music, food stalls, and a lively atmosphere. More info

3. Special Berlin Pride Event: LGBTQIA+ History Tour (July 26 – 4 p.m.)

Dive deep into Berlin’s rich queer and trans history with a Berlin local queer activist. Discover the landmarks and stories that have shaped not only the city’s LGBTQIA+ community but the beginnings of the world’s modern queer movement. The tour covers historic milestones like “the world’s first gay man”, the impact of 1920s Berlin’s lesbian life on the world, or the world’s first gender affirmation surgeries for trans and non-binary people. More info

Three people standing around Claire Waldoff and another singer in Augmented Reality. During this Berlin Pride Event, people can discover queer history in Augmented Reality.
The guided tour about Berlin’s Queer and Trans History includes Augmented Reality elements.

Unique Local Berlin Pride Events Recommendations

4. Kinky Karaoke at Pepsi Boston Bar (18 July – 7 p.m.)

Join in the fun at Kinky Karaoke, an event combining karaoke with a kinky twist. Sing your heart out and enjoy a night of laughter and entertainment hosted by Gieza Poke and Aurah Jendafaaq. More info

5. “Your Body Is Enough” Exhibition & Queer Poetry Slam (19 July – 7 p.m.)

30 bodies. 30 stories. Naked. Authentic, unretouched, and uncensored nude photographs are exhibited, showcasing the beauty and truth of real body diversity. The body stories of these individuals provide us with insights into the experiences, wounds, journeys, and perspectives of each queer person on the topics of body shaming, discrimination, and body acceptance. More info

6. Embodied Consent Workshop (20 July – 5 p.m.)

For German speakers: Join this interactive workshop by Village Berlin on embodied consent to learn about boundaries, communication, and respectful interactions. This event is perfect for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of consent in intimate relationships. More info

7. Special Dinner Show with The Darvish (20 July – 7 p.m.)

Indulge in a unique dining experience with a captivating performance by Syrian Belly Dancer and performance artist The Darvish. This special dinner show combines exquisite Palestinian and Israeli cuisine with mesmerizing queer entertainment. More info

8. D.O.G. CPT Presents: Doggy Panel – Approaching the African Queer Experience (23 July – 8 p.m.)

Attend this insightful panel discussion “that will explore African queerness and European responses to queerness and Pride in non-European spaces, facilitating a dialogue on how European organizations like CSD Pride can support and amplify African queer voices and experiences.” Followed by a kiki featuring sets by D.O.G resident DJs and friends. More info

9. Super Sissy Smackdown at Pepsi Boston Bar (24 July – 7 p.m.)

THE Drag Smackdown Talent Competition, hosted by Miss Ivanka T.! Four queens compete fiercely for a spot in the semi-finals, aiming to claim the coveted title of Berlin’s Next Super Sissy! Audience votes will determine two winners, who will advance to the evening’s thrilling final showdown. More info

10. Berlin’s History of Sex – Berlin Pride Event Special Edition Guided Tour (28 July – 3:30 p.m.)

Explore Berlin’s rich and diverse sexual history with a sociologist and sex educator. From queer life to sex work, from the women’s liberation movement to kinks and fetishes in German capital: Learn about the city’s past and present as a hub of sexual liberation and expression, but also about the downfall at the hand of the Nazis. More info

A group of people stand laughing at the memorial of the world's first queer emancipation movement in Berlin. In their midst are queer people in Augmented Reality from the 1920s.
This Berlin Pride event uses Augmented Reality to explore queer history in a completely new way.

More Must-Attend Berlin Pride Events

11. Parka und Schlönzke Live (18 July – 8 p.m.)

Enjoy a live podcast recording (in German) by Berlin drag queens Jurassica Parka and Margot Schlönzke, a dynamic duo known for their hilarious wit and entertaining shade. This event is sure to be a highlight of Berlin Pride Month. More info

12. “Queer Is Beautiful” Revue (19 July – 7:30 p.m.)

If you understand German, then this event is for you! A dazzling show where gender boundaries blur in creative ways. QUEER IS BEAUTIFUL is a colorful Berlin revue: cheeky, quirky, sentimental, funny, and packed with plenty of music. More info

13. Village Potluck (20 July – 7:30 p.m.)

Join the community of Village Berlin for a free Potluck event. If you can, then bring a dish of your choice to share. This event fosters a sense of community and togetherness, providing a space for meaningful new (and old) connections and friendships. More info

14. Pride Boat Party on the Spree (25 July)

Experience Berlin from the water on the Berlin Canal Pride (CSD auf der Spree). Dance to the beats of local DJs while cruising along the Spree River, taking in the stunning city views.

15. DragStreet Boyz at Pepsi Boston Bar (25 July – 7 p.m.)

Enjoy a night of drag performances by the DragStreet Boyz at Pepsi Boston Bar (part of SchwuZ – Germany’s oldest queer club). This Drag King event promises a night of fabulous entertainment and community spirit. More info

16. Berlin Club Tour – Special Berlin Pride Event Edition (26 July – 11 a.m.)

Explore the rich history of Berlin’s vibrant nightlife on a guided tour of the city’s best clubs. Experience a unique backstage tour of SchwuZ, Berlin’s oldest and largest queer club. Get personalized tips on which clubs match your vibe and insider advice on how to gain entry. More info

A group of people standing in front of Pepsi Boston Bar inside SchwuZ.  In their midst, in Augmented Reality, are the Berlin Drag Queens Jurassica Parka and Jacky-Oh Weinhaus. During this Berlin Pride event, people can take photos with Augmented reality.
The Berlin Club Tour also includes Augmented Reality.

17. Berlin Pride Month Drag Brunch (26 July – 11 a.m.)

Conclude Berlin Pride Month with an extravagant Drag Brunch featuring glitz, glam, and Middle Eastern culinary delights. Join Tunisian Drag Artist Shayma alQueer and Turkish Dancer & Drag Artist Kekik for a pre-parade feast that promises a full stomach and fabulous entertainment. More info

18. Dyke* March (26 July – 6 p.m.)

Join the trans-inclusive Dyke* March, a powerful demonstration celebrating lesbian visibility and solidarity. This march is an important part of Berlin Pride, advocating for the rights and recognition of lesbians. More info

19. Tipsy Bear Pride Show (26 July – 8 p.m.)

Enjoy an evening of queer entertainment at Tipsy Bear – one of Berlin’s most beloved queer bars. This event features a variety of performances, including drag, in a fun, welcoming, and inclusive environment. More info

20. Mama’s Boy – Lesbian Son Comedy Hour (26 July – 8:30 p.m.)

MAMAS’ BOY is a comedic journey through Patrick’s upbringing with two lesbian moms in 1990s California, now living in Berlin with his German wife and family. Filled with anecdotes and humor, the show explores his unconventional childhood and the amusing twists of his life’s journey. More info

21. Boylesque Drag Festival Berlin (27 July – 8 p.m.)

Celebrate the art of drag at the Boylesque Drag Festival Berlin. This festival features the crème de la crème of international drag. More info

Tips for Making the Most of Berlin Pride Events

  • Start your day with a good breakfast in a queer-friendly café, like Café Berio in Schöneberg.
  • Support the local community. For instance, with dinner and drinks at the community location Südblock.
  • Stay hydrated and wear comfortable shoes, especially during the Pride demonstrations, as you will be on your feet a lot.
  • Use public transportation or the Jelbi app to get to and from the different Berlin Pride events easily.
  • Plan ahead for major Berlin Pride events and arrive early to secure a good spot.

Final Thoughts

Berlin Pride events in 2024 are set to be an extraordinary celebration of love, diversity, and equality. From the iconic Christopher Street Day Demonstration to unique local Berlin Pride events, there’s something for everyone. Plan your visit, join the festivities, and create unforgettable memories.

Key Takeaways for Berlin Pride Events

  • Attend the Christopher Street Day Parade.
  • Enjoy local Berlin Pride events like the “Kinky Karaoke” and the Berlin Club Tour.
  • Enhance your experience with the “Berlin’s Queer and Trans History” tour.

With this comprehensive guide, you’re all set to enjoy Berlin Pride events 2024 to the fullest. Don’t forget to book your tours and plan your Berlin Pride events in advance to ensure an amazing Pride experience in Berlin!

Book “Berlin’s Queer and Trans History” tour today:

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For more information on Berlin Pride events, visit the official Berlin Pride website.

Keep the spirit of Pride alive and make the most of your time in Berlin. Celebrate love, diversity, and unity in the most vibrant city in Europe. Happy Pride! 🌈