WorldPride 2021 shows off Copenhagen in all its gay grandeur

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After nearly two years of hibernation, the time’s finally arrived for WorldPride 2021, which kicks off in Copenhagen in partnership with Copenhagen Pride, Thursday, August 12th.

This is one of the largest events in 2021, combining WorldPride, EuroGames, an eclectic arts expo, and one of the biggest LGBTQ human rights forums ever organized.

Copenhagen has been primping in preparation for this event, and she’s looking good, honey. If you happen to find yourself at WorldPride 2021, lucky duck, be sure to scope these out. If not, start prepping for a visit to this amazing city.

Where to stay:

Tivoli Gardens


Even though the festival is spread across two host cities, you’ll want to be close to the action near WorldPride Square. This “Olympic Village” style gathering place will be the launchpad for 10 days of fun and festivities. 

Here are some excellent LGBTQ-friendly accommodations to choose from:

For the artsy type on a budget, Andersen Hotel.


For the sophisticated traveler, Hotel Kong Frederik.

For design enthusiasts, Radisson Collection Royal Hotel.

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Where’s the gay scene?

Want to go cruising after hours? Check out these local hot spots.

Dancing and dive bar vibes, Cosy Bar.

Centralhjørnet, an old-guard gay saloon.

*Warning* Totally NSFW: SLM – Scandinavian Leather Men.

For the young (or young at heart): Masken Bar.

See all Copenhagen Bars & Clubs

Where’s a good place to eat?

Our top 3 picks:

Bingo Chinese Foodtruck



See all Copenhagen Restaurants

Need some extra-curricular fun? Check out Copenhagen events in the GayCities guide.