Helsinki Pride Week will be held on September 7-13. The 2020 Pride Parade and the Park Festival on 12 September will be organized for the first time as a hybrid event, both online and in urban spaces.
An online Parade for partner communities and organizations is created at the event pages, and individual people can also take part in it. In addition to the online parade, the city, its streets and parks will be taken over in all the colors of the rainbow on Saturday 12th from 12 noon. Instead of one huge parade, people are encouraged to walk their own routes with rainbow flags and signs waving. Small groups, communities and groups of friends make Pride visible on the streets and online, on social media with the tags #imwithpride and #helsinkipride2020.
Photos and videos from around the city are shared on social media, when people are on their way to Pride picnics that take place in different park areas around the city of Helsinki from 1 pm. You can spend your own picnic moment in the city park areas or at your own home. Helsinki Pride’s PrideCam travels around the city all day, photographing groups in city spaces, streets and parks.
— The City of Helsinki cherishes everyone’s safety, mutual trust and sense of community. During these challenging times, this is needed even more. We are particularly proud of our partnership with Helsinki Pride and Pride Week, which helps us build a safer urban community for all, says Helsinki’s Mayor Jan Vapaavuori.
Saturday culminates in a live streamed Pride Concert
After the Parade, A Pride Concert will take place at the Cable Factory’s Merikaapelihalli from 4 pm to 6 pm. Stunning artists and visual fireworks are promised. The concert will be streamed on the Pride site, so you can also watch it from a picnic or from your own home couch. Throughout Saturday, we will broadcast a live stream from the city streets, parks and the Pride concert. Yle will also record the events during the Pride Week and do their own special Pride broadcast on Saturday the 12th.
Helsinki Pride House is at the National Museum
The program of Helsinki Pride Week includes discussions, lectures, peer meetings, performances and celebrations. Helsinki Pride House is at the National Museum, which also hosts part of the week’s program and a Pride Info & Shop. Youth’s own Youth Pride Week is being held for the ninth time and it also includes numerous meetings, picnics, workshops, performances and parties around the city.
Helsinki Pride Week is Finland’s largest human rights and cultural event and it is produced by a few employees, dozens of partner organizations and numerous volunteers.
Photo: Helsinki Pride ry