EuroPride 2023 Valletta is upon us and it might be hard to navigate between the various events, so here is a list to help you find the best EuroPride Events:
DAY 1 – 7th SEPTEMBER 2023
6th – 17th September 10AM – 6PM: [Be]loved Malta: Stories of sexual and gender identityy @ Main Guard (Valletta)
Heritage Malta shall suggest answers to such queries by presenting a number of human stories which unfolded in Malta along the centuries in an exhibition organised on the occasion of the first ever EuroPride held in Malta in 2023. Such exhibition is rendered even more significant by the fact that it occurs on the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexual acts in Malta, in 1973.
This exhibition will be on display at the Main Guard building in Valletta, from the 6th of September until the 11th of November 2023 between 10:00 and 18:00 hrs.
Purchase the official catalogue and merchandise celebrating love in all its rainbow colours at the exhibition and in all our Heritage Malta gift shops. Click here for more information.
7th September 7.30PM: The EuroPride Valletta 2023 Opening Ceremony & After-Party @ MFCC ATTARD – FREE EVENT
oin us on September 7th, 2023 for the Official EuroPride Valletta 2023 opening.
The Opening Ceremony will kick-off at MFCC, Ta’ Qali where the best local artists will join forces to deliver a memorable and original performance of music, dance and audio-visual productions.
Hosted by the inimitable Ray Calleja, Ron Briffa and Olivia Lilith, the official opening will draw Malta, as Europe’s leader in LGBTIQ rights, into the exciting 10-day events which symbolise past achievements and future goals.
Get ready to dance the night away to the infectious beats of Brass House Unit and the dynamic tunes of DJ LEX, as they bring you an unforgettable set of Iconic Gay Anthems. Their performances are sure to create an atmosphere filled with joy, love, and equality.
And the excitement doesn’t stop there! Prepare to be dazzled by the one and only superstar NETTA, who will grace the stage with her powerful vocals and incredible stage presence. Known for her Eurovision victory and empowering songs, NETTA promises to deliver a show-stopping performance that will leave you inspired and uplifted.
Come together with friends and allies from all over the world to show your support for the LGBTIQ+ community during EuroPride Valletta 2023.
It is a FREE EVENT, however, registration is needed. Click here to register.
7th September – 17th September 9AM – 10PM: Amsterdam Rainbow Dress | Exhibition @ Spazju Kreattiv – FREE EVENT
Imagine a dress with a diameter of over 16 meters (52 feet), adorned with the flags of 68* countries where being LGBTIQ+ is still punishable by law. It includes eight countries where homosexual acts can even lead to the death penalty. The bodice of the dress proudly showcases the Amsterdam city flag, representing a city that has long been a sanctuary for the LGBTIQ+ community.
What does the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress represent? It symbolizes the importance of Amsterdam as a haven for LGBTIQ+ refugees and migrants who have faced persecution in their home countries based on their identity or whom they love. Amsterdam has a rich history of embracing and protecting the LGBTIQ+ community, and it is crucial to nurture and preserve this status for future generations. As the dress travels around the world, it aims to spread this message of inclusivity and tolerance to other cities and communities, advocating for a global society that celebrates diversity on multiple levels. Visit the event`s Facebook page.
7th September – 17th September 9AM – 10PM: Flag in the Map | Photography Exhibition @ Pjazza San Gorg – FREE EVENT
Get ready to be moved and inspired by “Flag in the Map,” a captivating exhibition that showcases the universal power of the Rainbow Flag to uplift and empower LGBTQ+ individuals in the face of adversity. From the 7th to the 17th of September, head over to St George`s Square and immerse yourself in this extraordinary collection of photographs and stories.
“Flag in the Map” is a collaboration between the renowned Gilbert Baker Foundation and ReportOUT, two organizations dedicated to advancing LGBTIQ+ rights and visibility worldwide. In October 2020, they issued an open call for submissions, inviting people from all corners of the globe to share their photos of proudly flying the Pride Flag. Visit the event`s Facebook page.
7th September – 8th October 9AM – 9PM: Representing Pride | Photography Exhibition @ Spazju Kreattiv – FREE EVENT
The exhibition will feature powerful and engaging stories that represent the experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals from various cultural backgrounds and countries, from Albania to Tunisia. The photographers and creators will take you on a journey that will showcase the beauty of the LGBTQIA+ community and highlight their struggles, joys, and stories of resilience. Visit the event`s Facebook page.
7th September 10PM: Men2Men @ Michelangelo
Join us for Michelangelo`s EuroPride opening party. More details are found on our Facebook page
Don`t miss out on the best EuroPride Events, check out the Full Program here.