Uppsala’s Pride Festival

14–16 September, 2018


WARNING: Nazi demonstrators spotted in the city, the corner outside of S:t Per's Gallerian.

Stay safe, avoid the area if you are feeling unsure. Don’t take photos, don’t get photographed. There will be a group leaving SENSUS (main event area) before the party tonight if you want to travel in a group. You can also contact the main lobby there if you want to go with another person to an event.
This is the square they are standing in:

A Pride festival for all, in Uppsala city. Entrance is free with an armband – get one free here!

Västra Ågatan 16

Svartbäcksgatan 17

Trädgårdsgatan 5

Svartbäcksgatan 11

Nedre Slottsgatan 6

Join the parade

Show your support of LGBTQ rights

There will be a Pride parade through Uppsala city on the last day of the festival.

The parade gives the people of Uppsala, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression, a chance to demonstrate that the people of Uppsala value diversity and welcome transgender, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer and intersex people to full, open, and equal participation in society, and reminds us of the collective power of individuals to stand up for what’s right.

Walking in the parade is free and does not require registering.
Just come to the starting location, or join along the way!

Sunday,16th September
starting field:
Vasaparken, meet-up 12:00
ending field:
Stadsträdgården, around 14:30

Movie nights

In collaboration with the festival, Fyrisbiografen will be showing international movies on Friday and Saturday, and several other independent movies and documentaries will be screening at Slottsbio and Grand. All free with an armband!

And don’t miss the chance to see the documentary about the festival itself, showing on Friday at Slottsbio.

Follow the festival

Shine with all the colors of rainbow! 

You can get involved by volunteering for a shift at the Pride festival (neat t-shirt included!). Or you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and use the hashtag #welcomeout to share your personal highlights.

Of course, you’re also most welcome to join RFSL Uppsala itself, and support the work for LGBTQI people all year round!


Organised by

Uppsalas pride festival WelcomeOUT is entirely funded by public grants and stipends, applied for by the hard working board of RFSL Uppsala and the WelcomeOUT planning committee.

This year’s festival has required more then 8 grant applications over the course of ten months, and we are extremely proud to the able to offer an LGBTQI festival accessible to all.

Our Financiers

Uppsala Pride – Welcome OUT is a completely volunteer-driven non-profit organisation, and has no commercial sponsors. All our funds come from local, municipality, and national grants.

We also encourage local businesses to give back to the community by offering discounts. You can read more about the offers closer to the festival!