Littlebearabroad's Guide to
Sthlm Pride 2019

LBA’s top tips for 2019’s Stockholm Pride festival. Don’t forget to support Stockholm Pride by becoming a member via their website


Stockholm Pride Parade

The highlight of the festival, Pride Parade, takes place on Saturday 3rd August at 1pm (13:00). The parade sets out from Stadshuset, Kungsholmen and dances through the city towards Östermalm IP. There is a map of viewing points on the Stockholm Pride website. 


The parade is bright, colourful (sometimes loud), full of love, respect and PRIDE. It brings a lump to our throats seeing the unconditional love and respect that humans have to offer one another. Advisable to bring ear-defenders for little ones as they do like shouting about the love they have to offer (haha). But, that said, it really is a family affair and safe. There are plenty of parade wardens for you to ask for assistance if need be and lots of places to stand away from the crowds. Have a great Pride Parade and be safe!


When: Saturday, 3rd of August 2019, 1pm (13:00)


Where: Stadshuset, Kungsholmen


Cost: 0 SEK


Stacy Lentz - the Stonewall Inn

The co-owner and founder of the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, Stacy Lentz, will be in discussion at  Morfar Ginko on Monday 29th July, 8pm. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots and the ongoing campaign for equality, Brooklyn Brewery and The Stonewall Inn welcome guests to an evening of Stonewall Inn history and discussions around Stacy’s continued work with SIGBI.


The event is free, but not suitable for children (DATE NIGHT).


Pride Cupperna - Hellasgården

If you love bunny rabbits and you love the outdoors, Pride Cuperna is the one for you. Taking place at Hellasgården for the third year in a row team 08 Kaninhopparteam are hosting their Pride competition. Focusing on team work, respect and mutual understanding (allowing people to be the individuals they are), the competition emphasises that differences are ok in sport and competition.


The competition takes place on Saturday the 27th July between 09:00 – 21:00. You can enjoy the cute little rabbits as they make their way around their specially constructed sport course and take in the beautiful, natural surroundings of Hellasgården.


Pride Park

Pride Park, Östermalms IP, near Stadium, opens on Wednesday 31st July at 3:30pm (15.30) and hosts tonnes of outdoor games, activities and meetings. There is even a couple of drop-in wedding events. There will be approximately 90 different exhibitors and 14 food stalls and bars on site, too. At its peak there is expected to be 12,000 visitors (2018 estimates).


The Main Stage of this year’s Pride Park will host the likes of Pussy Riot, Weather Girls, Mel C, Icona Pop and as much schlager as you can shake a stick at. The smaller ‘Rainbow’ stage will host more intimate events such as poetry reading, kid’s shows and a silent disco. For a full programme of what’s on at Pride Park, check out the Stockholm Pride website.


Pride Ung - underfontanen

Pride Ung, or Pride Youth, starts on the Monday 29th July at LAVA under the fountain at Sergels Torg. For youngsters between the age of 14-25, you can hang out for free, paint your nails in rainbow colours, try out screen printing, take a selfie in their studio, make pin badges and create banners for the Pride Parade.


There is a programme for each day, you can check the LAVA website for further details about what’s on during the week in celebration of Stockholm Pride.



Throughout the duration of the festival RFSL Sweden will be hosting a series of panel discussions, seminars and open advice centres for newly arrived HBTQIA community members. ASYLForum takes place on Wednesday 1st August at Pride House with other events around newcomers supported by RFSL taking place on Thursday 1st August.


Pink-History Walking Tour

Storytelling at its best. Stockholm has a unique gay history dating back to the Viking era. In the modern era, Sweden has been a leader for sexual equality and gender equality. Discover the hidden historical gems in the Old Town and captivating characters. From gay royalty to the women who lived as soldiers to groundbreaking artists and the “first” couple arrested for sodomy. An unforgettable walk filled with passion, humour, tragedy and hope.




250 SEK, Daily 12.30 PM, 1.5-2h, Meet at Köpmantorget.


Groups of 4 or more can email for tours at other times. Email Flaming Viking Tours!


Dear Eva-Lisa

When Eva-Lisa Bengtson started Sweden’s first club for trans people in 1964, she got post. The many letters came from transgender people who shared their innermost thoughts. Today, they give voice to a story that few know. Welcome to a reading of the letters that testify to love, solidarity and common struggle against prejudice.


The reading is part of the artist Sam Hultin’s project “Eva-Lisa’s Monument”.

Tuesday 30th July at 6pm (18:00), Moderna Museet, admission is free.


Rainbow Families

Högalids Församling, yes, the home of our very own Littlebearabroad International Playgroup, is hosting Öppna förskola Pride from Weds 31st July, 10:00 – 2pm (14:00). The Öppna förskola (open playgroup) takes place on Weds, Thurs and Fri. Everyone is welcome to enjoy good fika, splash pool, outdoor games and making new friends.


On Thursday 1st of August, RFSL and the project Regnbågsfamiljer is hosting a meet up for rainbow families at Humlegården lekplats between 2pm – 5pm (14:00 – 17:00). Pyssel, play and a korv or two on the grill.


Rocky Horror Picture Show - Sing-along.

Last, but by no means least, a night out on the town in your best suspenders and fish-nets can only mean one thing – The Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing-a-long. 


Not suitable for the whole family, but worth a night out on the town with friends or your other half. The screening takes place at Zita’s Folk Bio, 10pm (22:00) and will screen throughout the whole festival until Friday 2nd August.


Don’t forget to bring your:

– Ris* (vit konfetti eller serpentiner går också bra)
– Dagstidning*
– Liten vattenpistol (skjut inte på duken)
– Ficklampa
– Gummihandskar*
– Partyvisslor
– Toalettpapper
– Rostad brödskiva (utan smör)
– Partyhatt*
– Nycklar
– Spelkort*

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