This article was published on February 15th, 2018
No one loves a great party more than HomoCulture readers, and in 2018, we have curated events that are going to pop off and you certainly do not want to miss them. The following events are all over North America, so take notes and we hope to see you there as we take off on the HomoCulture Tour!
- Winter Party Festival, March 1-5, Miami, Florida
Now more than ever, the gay community needs to come together in solidarity, and at this year’s Winter Party Festival, the LGBTQ are prepared to come out in full force to not only dance the days and nights away, but to raise crucial funds to fight for equality. With this year’s motto ‘Live Free. Play Hard. Give Back.’, superstar DJs will descend upon Miami for the week at this iconic festival.
- White Party Palm Springs, April 27-30, Palm Springs, California
White Party Palm Springs is a spectacle that is not to be missed, and this year is no different! Surround yourself with thousands of the hottest men in the world for a few days and experience live performances from some of the hottest DJs around, sexy go-go dancers, mesmerizing firework displays, and special guest appearances that are sure to make this yet again one of the top events of the season.
- Matinee Las Vegas, May 25 – 28, Las Vegas, Nevada
At the end of May, come out and witness it for yourself as all the sexiest men from all over the nation and around the globe travel to the city that sin built to enjoy a weekend filled with celebrity DJs, grandiose parties, and fun shooting from all cylinders. Memorial Day at Matinee Las Vegas could not possibly get any hotter!
- LA Pride, June 8 – 10, West Hollywood, California
LA Pride has a long history of fostering a safe space for the LGBTQ community to mobilize and unite to battle for equality for all, and the event this year continues to celebrate that original mission. To stay abreast of the latest additions to the upcoming festivities, visit their website. Be united, be inspired, and be true at this year’s massive event!
- Denver Pride, June 15 – 17, Denver, Colorado
Acknowledging that the LGBTQ community is at a crossroads, this year’s Denver Pride aims to push the agenda of its people even further, working within the city and throughout the state in an effort to challenge the status quo by being remaining vital and celebrating the achievements of those lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people there and abroad. Expect several stages, premiere live performers, and special guest stars, all there to support Denver and the Rocky Mountain region.
- New York Pride, June 21 – 24, New York City, New York
What began as a commemoration to the Stonewall Riots of 1969 has evolved and grown into one of the premiere events of the international gay community, with the Heritage of Pride organization working each year to promote an event whose purpose is to educate, inspire, and celebrate the LGBTQ community. New York Pride continues this year with a wealth of celebrities, premiere performers, and loads of exciting surprises in store. Don’t miss out on this year’s New York Pride!
- Vancouver Pride, August 3 – 5, Vancouver, British Columbia
As one of the country’s biggest events of the year, even Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knows it’s the place to be, and he is expected to be on hand this year as well as a sign of support for Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. Vancouver Pride Society hosts this annual shindig, and people of all orientations in the hundreds of thousands are expected to show up and celebrate this parade in British Columbia. Join us in this massive celebration!
- Northalstad Festival (Market Days), August 10 – 12, Chicago, Illinois
Recognized as the biggest outdoor street festival in all of the Midwest, the Northalstad Festival just gets bigger and better with each passing year and is definitely where the boys are, so expect HomoCulture to be out in full force to join in the weekend of festivities. With nearly a quarter of a million visitors, live music across several stages, street vendors, superstar DJs, and much more, the LGBTQ community is set to take over Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood with a bang!
- Fierte Montreal Pride, August 17-19, Montreal, Quebec
Every year, Montreal truly comes alive in celebration of the rainbow flag and the LGBTQ community at the Fierte Montreal Pride weekend that is filled with some of the most exciting events of the summer. Expect a fun-filled program that includes free shows, celebrity guests, and their famous Pride Parade through some of the most historical landmarks of the city.
- Southern Decadence, August 30 – September 2, New Orleans, Louisiana
Nearing 50 years of celebration, Southern Decadence is an experience like no other, arguably the top destination for the LGBTQ community during the Labor Day Weekend in New Orleans. With last year’s attendance at an all-time high, expect nothing less than bigger, better, faster, more and HomoCulture will be there to engage in all the festivities. See you there! Laissez les bon temps rouler!
- Folsom Street Fair, September 28 – 30, San Francisco, California
As the biggest leather event in the world, the Folsom Street Fair has a lot to live up to every year to satiate the thousands of LGBTQ members that descend upon the city for the weekend. Filled with massive entertainment and a true form of self-expression, the event is sure to rock out with its cock out, while simultaneously raising money for the San Francisco care and surrounding areas.
- Atlanta Pride, October 12 – 14, Atlanta, Georgia
They don’t call it ‘Hotlanta’ for nothing, and this year’s Atlanta Pride promises to bring the southeast together for the largest event in the region, coinciding with National Coming Out Day. From the hot men, the hot celebrities, and the parade to end all parades, HomoCulture will have its hands completely full this weekend, and so will you!
Of course, there are plenty of other amazing and fantastic Pride events, circuit parties, festivals, street fairs, and celebrations on the gay calendar in 2018, but these are just 12 that we really like.
What events are you looking forward to the most this year? We want to hear about them, and maybe, just maybe, they’ll become part of our 2019 HomoCulture Tour!