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Helsinki: 26 June - 2 July 2023

Every year thousands of people gather in the middle of summer to dance and celebrate the beauty of love and diversity for seven wonderful days. Join the rainbow party that is Helsinki Pride!

What's up in Helsinki?

Welcome to Finland's biggest largest human rights celebration and cultural event! This year's theme is Joy & Riot. Joy represents the joy that characterises the identity of the Pride movement and the diverse nature of our society where we are equal, seen and proud. Riot represents the right to exist, be seen and be heard, and it honours the history and roots of the Pride movement. 

In 2023, Helsinki Pride will be loud and proud, and you are warmly invited to be part of this community! 


Helsinki Pride Week offers a series of thought-provoking workshops and colourful events. We're especially looking forward to:

The Pride Parade – 1 July 2023

Helsinki Pride Week's main event is the Pride Parade on Saturday. The parade commences at 1pm from the Senate Square and dances its way through the city toward the Kaivopusto Park, where the main party kicks off with a picnic.

Pride House – open all week

We are so proud to say that Klaus K Hotel is this year's Pride House, the hub of Pride Week! Come here to listen to various panel discussions, seminars, workshops and other events. It's a great place to learn more about the Pride movement and gain greater understanding of the key issues. Pride House is open for everyone, so come on in! 


Helsinki Pride

Helsinki – one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the world

Find out what We Speak Gay's founder, Hannu Medina, has to say about Helsinki from an LGBTQ+ perspective, as well as the collaboration between Pride and Strawberry in the Finnish capital.

Read the article
Magical moments of the Helsinki Pride Parade 2018

Over 100 000 people in Helsinki Pride Parade 2018

More than 100 000 people gathered in Helsinki in 2018, dressed in all the colours of the rainbow, to show their support of equality and the human right to be yourself. The grand celebration of love lasted for seven whole days - see pictures from the colourful parade here!

Helsinki Pride Parade 2018
We have the rooms - just bring a smile and an open mind!

Hotels in Helsinki

If you are looking for somewhere to stay during Pride, then check out our hotels in Helsinki. Find your favourite and book today! There are lots of other Pride festivals taking place in other destinations where we have hotels. Join us at our hotels in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

View our hotels in Helsinki

Strong voices in the Pride movement

Be inspired by people who are fighting for everyone's equal rights and opportunities every day!

Aurora's story

Aurora was always a woman!

Read about Aurora, who always knew she was not a man, but rather a woman living in a man's body for 25 years before she was finally allowed to be herself. Aurora gives you her dos & don'ts of what to say - or not say - to transgendered people. 

Read Aurora's story
When dad comes out

Carolin's father came out late in life: "I'm so proud of him!"

What happens when life doesn't quite turn out like you would have chosen yourself? What happpens when your family is divided and one of your parents suddenly comes out? For Carolin Solskär (27) from Sweden, this was a turbulent time in her life, but eventually led to some important conversations that provided answers to many of her questions.

Carolin's story & advice
How to be a supportive parent

Proud parents: "It's so important with good role models”

We met up with a charity that supports parents of LGBT children - Stolta föräldrar till HBTQ-barn (Proud parents of LGBTQ children) - and we got some great tips from parents whose families have gone through their own "coming out" processes.

Read about the initiative
Why we support Pride

Petter A. Stordalen about Strawberry and Pride: "To us, diversity means a better culture"

Read the interview here
All you need to know about Pride!

Find out everything about this colourful celebration of love and diversity here.

Find out more

Pride & Strawberry

Strawberry - Proud partner of Pride

Hotels in Helsinki

Live the way you deserve during Pride!

You bring the Pride - we'll take care of the hotel! Need a place to stay during Pride Week? We have plenty of hotels in Helsinki - find your favourite and book today. Pride is also celebrated in other Nordic cities, and we are there to host you in Norway, Sweden and Denmark as well!

Find your hotel
Room for all

Strawberry – Proud sponsor of Pride

We care deeply about diversity, and work hard to promote equal rights and opportunities. That's why we are so delighted to sponsor Pride across the Nordics!

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