Helsinki proudly displays the colours of the rainbow

Helsinki Pride Week 2020 happens from September 7 to 13 on the streets and online.

The parade and its accompanying park festival are being held as hybrid online and outdoor events this year to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone in spite of the coronavirus.

Helsinki Pride Week has a diverse programme all week, including panel discussions, movie nights and celebrations. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin is acting as the official patron of the event.

The following events take place on Saturday, September 12:

  • Pride Parade, both outdoors and online: Instead of having one big parade, organisers are encouraging people to gather with their friends, rainbow banners and signs and walk their own routes, because of coronavirus concerns. Join the virtual parade and colour Helsinki all the colours of the rainbow.
  • The Park Festival: this time it takes place in public spaces and at home. Helsinki Pride’s PrideCam will travel the city all day, photographing and streaming groups in parks and on the street, so you can take part in person or online.
  • Livestream: Helsinki Pride 2020 Concert, from 4 to 6 pm.

For more info, see the Helsinki Pride 2020 webpage.

For pride parade pictures from previous years, see ThisisFINLAND’s articles here and here. For more about the Tom of Finland emoji and Finland’s other official national emojis, see our emoji page.