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is an annual gay pride
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festival held in Stockholm
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, the capital of Sweden
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. Since the start in 1998, Stockholm Pride has grown.
The celebrations normally starts with lectures and exhibitions all over the city on the Monday. Pride House is the festival's cultural centre. It is packed with seminars, debates, workshops, exhibitions, film, theatre and other performances.
On the Wednesday it's the grand opening of the closed of Pride Park which is the festival arena for tens of thousands of people, and in the park organisation stalls, stages, restaurants, shops, and other attractions are built. Pride Park is open Wednesday through Sunday and every afternoon and evening a wide variety of famous artists and shows appear on the main stage.
Also outside the official Pride Park there is a green and leafy area where people join up, drink, listen to the music and party along in the warm summer night.
Many people have been out on the streets of Stockholm, enjoying the parade that ends in the park.
In addition to the official Stockholm Pride events, the week is noticeable elsewhere in the city. Many of the gay clubs have their own events and themed nights, one of these is Mr Gay Sweden.
The festival is held in the end of July or beginning of August each year.
In 1998 and 2008 Stockholm Pride was the host of the Europride
Europride is a pan-European international event dedicated to LGBT pride, hosted by a different European city each year. The host city is usually one with an established gay pride event or a significant LGBT community....