Reykjavík Pride 2016

Reykjavík Pride festival started today when the Mayor of Reykjavík, Mr. Dagur B. Eggertsson, began the painting of a rainbow in the stairs in front of Reykjavík Junior College followed by volunteers who will finish the painting.  

The theme of Reykjavík Pride this year is ‘Our History’ – the history of queer people, which reference to how the past has shaped ourselves and the society. 

The management team of Reykjavík Pride has promised events that will be open for all of their guests between 2 -7 August.
 
The biggest single event is the Pride Parade, happening next Saturday, 6 August, which is one of the biggest events in Iceland with attendance reaching somewhere between 90,000-100,000 people.
 
The parade is followed by a massive outdoor concert at Arnarhóll in downtown Reykjavík. 
 
See a full schedule of the festival here