Welcome to Tel Aviv, one of the most gay friendly cities in the world and the gay Mecca of the Middle East! Pride Week in Tel Aviv is a colorful, joyful and crazy week, impossible to miss! There are many parties, meetups, raves all kinds of events to celebrate Pride, so get ready for a unforgettable experience!
To make your holiday even better, we made a list of all the things you can’t miss this week, from where to stay to where to party. Happy pride everyone! (Picture credit: Niv Glazman – check out his Instragram)
Where to stay during Pride Week?
Your first step is to find somewhere to sleep. We have lists for Tel Aviv’s Best Hotels (best of the best), Tel Aviv’s Best Boutique Hotels (exclusive and tasteful) and Tel Aviv’s Best Hostels (fun and affordable) so whatever it is you are looking for, we’ve got you covered! You can book hotels directly through Secret Tel Aviv’s Booking.com Platform. (That amazing pool on the left belongs to The Norman Tel Aviv)
Where are the best places to eat and drink in Tel Aviv?
Tel Aviv is any foodies paradise, and after all the partying you will need a good and substantial meal, check out our Food and Drink Guides, we have everything from Tel Aviv’s Best Breakfast for the best after after-party, to Tel Aviv’s Best Gay Bars and Parties for the best places to grab a drink and meet some people. Click here to check out all the guides.
What to do during the week?
Apart from all the Pride Special Events (keep scrolling down), Tel Aviv is full of cool things to do! One the favorite activities in the city is going to the beach to relax, play Matkot, do some water sports or meet people, don’t miss Tel Aviv’s Gay Beach (in front of the Hilton Hotel), check out our Top Things to Do in Tel Aviv guide for more ideas!
Pride Week’s Main Events
This week is full of amazing special events! Keep scrolling down for the highlight of the week, or click here for full event listings.
All Week Events
May 30th – June 9th – TLVFest @ The Cinematheque
Tel Aviv’s International LBGT Film Festival is a unique annual event taking place at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque showcasing lesbian, bi, gay and trans films. The festival includes best film competitions, presentations from film makers, panel discussions and lots of other cool special events. Read more.
Friday 25th of May
This year we have a diverse and fascinating conference, for the fifth time! Read more.
Our Millennials members are having a Shabbat Potluck Dinner on the beach on Friday 25th May. Read more.
Sunday 27th of May
We invite you to an all-inclusive event – vegan cocktail and LGBT! The evening is open to all of them, to all tendencies and all identities! All invited! Read more.
Wednesday 30th of May
The Pride center of the sporting event, together with the Gordon Pool, the LGBT Sports Club and the Viking Sports Club. Read more.
Thursday 31st of May
Celebrating 20 years of pride on the streets of Tel-Aviv! An enormous street party with live music and shows, throwin back to the first pride event that accured on 1993 on Sheinkin Street and broght the gay community upfront. Read more.
Saturday 2nd of June
The annual family picnic, which has already become a tradition, will be held this year for the seventh time and this is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and families from all over the country! Read more.
We pride ourselves all year round, but we have one week, one and only, in which we celebrate the full drama.) This year there are several reasons for celebration: A 20-year hysterical win at the Eurovision Song Contest, and the Gay Pride Parade, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the community’s past, present and future. Read more.
Sunday 3rd of June
The proud community for the first time at the Eretz Israel Museum in an evening of proud culture and art. Read more.
Monday 4th of June
At the Opera Tonight – Celebrating 20 years of pride with the greatest superstars of all times! Read more.
Wednesday 6th of June
MOVIE & PICNIC – Old Jaffa’s view on the Tel Aviv coastline, open air public screening. Read more.
20 years later, the Israel AIDS Task Force in partnership with Tel-Aviv Municipality and the Gay center, and Funded by the Europian Union and The kingdom of the Netherlands we are proud to present the Annual Wigstock Event – a celebration of Drag Performances. Read more.
Thursday 7th of June
The Waterpark Team in a collaboration with Forever Tel Aviv brings to you the most refreshing event of summer time! Read more.
We’re super excited to invite you to the 3rd Annual Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Tel-Aviv Summit! The summit will bring together over 200+ queer women and gender nonconforming people (+ allies) across all areas of technology. Read more.
CROSS: The TLV drag evening is coming back for the 13th time to celebrate pride!
The 3 fabolous gals – Jacqueline Vison, Isha and Joanna Russ are gonna set you on fire! Read more.
Special screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with a live shadow cast and an audience participation. Read more.
Friday 8th of June
Join 200,000 happy people in this year’s Tel Aviv Pride Parade! Start meeting at 10am at Gan Meir where there will be booths, performances and surprises, before heading out through Tel Aviv at 11am and finishing on Gordon Beach for a huge party! Happy Pride Everyone! Read more.
Saturday 9th of June
The last three years of pride party at Bloomfield Stadium was just a sneak peek for the 2018 Pride –Tel Aviv’s Official Pride Concert for the Gay Weekend – under the open sky! Offer Nissim specially for you! Read more.
Looking for more ideas?
Check out The Gay Center in Tel Aviv, a hugely important resource for the LGBT community in Tel Aviv, based in Gan Meir. The Gay Center was established in 2008 under the premise that every person regardless of age, race, or gender has the right to live freely. The Gay Center exists as a safe environment for LGBT individuals to seek resources and stay connected with the LGBT community.