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October 26, 2024

Pride weekend Johannesburg 2024 is the glittering jewel in the crown of South Africa's LGBTQ+ celebrations!

IMPORTANT - tourists should avoid the city center neighborhoods of Hillbrow, Yeoville, and Berea!

Johannesburg Pride 2024 Details

Pride weekend Johannesburg has a rich history and a promising future, making it a must-attend event for both locals and visitors alike. Prepare to be dazzled by a kaleidoscope of colors, fierce activism, and an unapologetic celebration of love and identity in Johannesburg.

Joburg Pride traces its roots back to the 1990s when a group of courageous individuals decided to march for equality in the heart of South Africa. The event gained momentum over the years, evolving from a small gathering of like-minded activists into a dazzling display of LGBTQ+ pride.

The lively and culturally diverse city of Johannesburg sets the stage for this extravaganza. Known as the "City of Gold," Johannesburg embraces its vibrant spirit and proudly welcomes the LGBTQ+ community from all corners of the world. The iconic march takes place along the bustling streets of Sandton, offering a captivating blend of urban energy and political activism.

Johannesburg Pride peaks in a vibrant and flamboyant parade that sets the city alight with a riot of colors, music, and pure exuberance. The streets become a catwalk for individuals flaunting their unique styles, identities, and self-expression. Be prepared to witness amazing floats adorned with glittering decorations, drag performers and kings serving fierce looks, and marchers showcasing an array of eye-catching costumes.

Pride in Johannesburg is more than just a fabulous party. It serves as a platform for activism and raising awareness about the struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the month leading up to the main event, a series of informative workshops, panel discussions, and cultural events take place. These aim to educate, empower, and foster a sense of unity among attendees.

When the sun sets on the main parade, Johannesburg Pride kicks the party into high gear with a dazzling array of after-parties. Dance the night away to infectious beats spun by local and international DJs, indulge in themed parties, or revel in the sheer joy of being surrounded by a community that embraces diversity and acceptance.

One of the defining aspects of Johannesburg Pride is the remarkable sense of community and camaraderie. It is a space where people from all walks of life come together, creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously vibrant, supportive, and safe.

Johannesburg Pride continues to grow and evolve, promising an even brighter future for the LGBTQ+ community. With each passing year, it attracts more participants, garners greater media attention, and amplifies the message of equality and acceptance. As South Africa progresses in its journey towards LGBTQ+ rights, Johannesburg Pride stands as a beacon of hope and celebration.

So, whether you're a seasoned pride-goer or new to the scene, Johannesburg Pride invites you to join in the festivities, celebrate diversity, and leave with memories that will last a lifetime. Embrace the love, soak in the glitter, and let your true colors shine bright against the Johannesburg skyline.

Favorite Local Spots

Beefcakes, Ratz Bar Melville, The Factory, Trouble Bar, and Babylon. The gay sauna in town is The Rec Room.

Lodging Near Rosebank

Hyatt House Johannesburg RosebankSouthern Sun Rosebank, and Easy Stay - The Vantage Rosebank.


The address for this event varies. To get the most up-to-date location information please visit the official website or official social media pages below.


  • Asexual
  • Bears
  • Bisexual
  • Drag
  • Gay
  • Intersex
  • Lesbian
  • Queer
  • Transgender


  • Dance
  • Disco
  • EDM
  • Electropop
  • Hip Hop
  • House
  • Live
  • Pop
  • R&B
  • Top 40
  • Traditional

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October 26, 2024

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