The parade traditionally starts from Senate Square

Parade that starts from Senate Square is a happy, colourful and loud demonstration for equality and diversity. In the parade everyone has the right to be exactly as they are. It is marvellous that you all are with us to show how versatile we are!

Amount of parade participants is again larger than any of previous years, so we plead for your patience at parade take off and due the march.
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Our route is familiar from previous years

The route of the Parade: Senaatintori > Aleksanterinkatu > Mannerheimintie > Pohjoisesplanadi > Fabianinkatu > Eteläinen Makasiinikatu > Kasarmikatu > Neitsytpolku > Kaivopuisto The length of the route is approximately 2.8 km. It is also possible to join the procession from along the route. Good access points are Esplanadin puisto (Fabianinkatu), Kasarmitori (Eteläinen Makasiinikatu) and Vuorimiehenpuisto (Neitsytpolku).
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Helsinki Pride 2024 parade guidelines

Timetable and route

Date: Saturday 29.6.2024

The gathering will start at 10.30 a.m. at the Senate Square, and from then on the participants will be entertained by MILK DJ's (Mr.A & Janne X) and the hosts NikoLa and Jamie MacDonald. At the Senate Square you will find our partner KICKS Glam Station, where you can get a gorgeous glitter make-up.

The front of the parade will leave at 12 noon. The parade will arrive at Kaivopuisto from around 13:00.

Please note that the whole parade will take about three hours to get from Senaatintori to Kaivopuisto. It is expected that the last walking block, which is open to all, will leave Senaatintori at 14:00. You can therefore arrive at the Senate Square between 10.30 and 14.

Assembling the parade

Parade assembly is at Senate Square. Starting point is at Aleksanterinkatu. The Aleksanterinkatu side of Senate Square is preserved for parade send-off. First section of the parade is formed from pre-registered groups, organisations and companies. Behind those is free space for private individuals to join in to our joyful parade!
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Instructions for a smooth and safe march


Parade progresses at a walking pace. Occasionally parade must be halted at certain points to let other traffic pass. Pausings are run by security officers cooperating with police.

Safety of the parade is handled by security officers and police. All the participants must follow their instructions throughout the event. Traffic is controlled by professional traffic controllers.

Safe and peaceful march through a busy city requires cooperation among participants. If you see inappropriate behaviour, suspect that there is a security threat or see something suspicious during or before the parade, inform security officers or police immediately.

What is allowed to bring into the parade

Colourful outfits, balloons, plaques and other props are very welcome, but remember that product distribution at Senate square is prohibited without proper licence.

Torches, fire, smokers and fireworks are absolutely prohibited.

Basic guidelines to demonstration

Demonstrating in the Pride Parade is effective, fun, empowering and communal. Helsinki Pride is a diverse and egalitarian march where there is no place for violence, harassment or hate speech. Valuing diversity is an important part of Pride events. Please help us create a safe space where everyone can be themselves.

You can also bring your own demonstration signs, protesting for gender and sexual minorities. There may also be other demonstrators on the Pride route who are protesting against Pride. This may seem annoying and unfair. However, everyone has the right to protest, so it is not worth provoking counter-demonstrations along the route. Let's focus on the message of the Pride march, it is strong and powerful!

Violent behaviour will result in removal from the procession.

Together we will ensure a safe, respectful and empowering experience for all.


Accessibility information for the parade

Accessibility information related to the Helsinki Pride parade and Senate Square can be found from the link below.

Video about accessibility in the parade will be available soon on this page.
Accessibility information

Helsinki Pride parade accessibility on video