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Updated February 28, 2024

June 8, 2024

La Marche des Fiertés (Lyon Pride) is the biggest LGBTQ+ celebration of the year in Lyon!

La Marche des Fiertés, or Lyon Pride, is not just a celebration; it's a vibrant testament to love, equality, and freedom in Lyon. Every year, on the second Saturday of June, the city transforms into a pulsating rainbow of festivities, drawing over 20,000 participants from all corners of the globe and all walks of life.

Pride Details

The day kicks off in the most spirited fashion at Place Geneviève Anthonioz de Gaulle, in the dynamic district of Villeurbanne. As the clock strikes noon, a spectacular procession of color, music, and joy begins to weave its way through Lyon's historic streets. The parade is a delightful spectacle, a mix of marching groups representing various LGBTQ+ communities, allies, and an array of party floats that could rival any carnival on earth. DJs pump out electrifying beats, dancers move with high energy.

Why Go

Lyon Pride isn't just about the eye candy and dance anthems. It's a parade with a purpose, intertwining political action with its party atmosphere. Each float, each group, carries a message of love, acceptance, and the ongoing fight for rights and recognition. It's a reminder that while the parade is a celebration, it's also a powerful form of advocacy.

Route for Pride

The route is ingeniously circular, weaving through Lyon's city center in a symbolic embrace of the community's unity and strength. Participants and onlookers alike are treated to a visual feast as the parade meanders through the city, taking approximately two hours to complete its journey. The destination? The lush expanse of the Parc de la Tête d’Or, where the marchers converge in a celebration of their shared journey and the strides made towards equality.

Festivities

But the festivities don't end at the park's gates. The parade's culmination at Place Bellecour is where the real party begins. This iconic square, nestled in the heart of Lyon, transforms into a pulsating epicenter of joy and liberation. An after-party of epic proportions takes over, featuring an eclectic mix of gay bars, live shows, and queer performances that capture the spirit of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. The highlight? A "crazy foam party" that ensures the day's celebrations end on a high note, enveloping everyone in a cloud of joy and unity.

La Marche des Fiertés in Lyon is more than just a parade; it's a symbol of the city's vibrant LGBTQ+ community and a beacon of hope and solidarity for the global fight for equality. With its unique blend of political activism and celebratory flair, Lyon Pride stands as a shining example of how love, in all its forms, can truly bring a city to life. So, if you find yourself in Lyon in June, join the throng, dance to the rhythm of freedom, and be part of a movement that marches not just through the streets, but into the hearts of people worldwide.

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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.

contact@fierte.net


Crowd

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

Music

  • Dance
  • DJ
  • EDM
  • Electropop
  • House
  • Pop
  • Techno
  • Top 40
  • Traditional

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June 8, 2024

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