Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, is expecting more than 40,000 visitors to attend EuroPride 2024 to take place in June.

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The European Pride Organizers Association awarded Thessaloniki the annual EuroPride event, which celebrates diversity in Europe. The Greek northern port city won bids from Norway, Belgium and Germany. Each year a different European city hosts the event.

EuroPride 2024 Thessaloniki will take place on June 21-29, during Pride Month. For eight days, the city will host dozens of LGBTQ+ art and theater performances, walking tours, screenings, awareness-raising events, a human rights conference, a pride fair, and the traditional pride parade on June 29. More info here.

EuroPride 2024

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Art exhibitions will be taking place across the city for Pride Month.

This year’s theme is “Persevere – Progress – Prosper”. The event is organized by Thessaloniki Pride with the support of the municipality and the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization.

The event comes months after Greece legalized same-sex marriage becoming the first Orthodox Christian nation in the world to do so, the 16th in the EU, and the 37th country globally and enabling same-sex couples to now legally adopt children.