Antwerp Pride 2022 from 10 to 14 August for a 15th edition

Antwerp Pride 2021 drew to a close on Sunday with the second of the Pride Village at Operaplein and of course many parties organised by the gay catering sector in Antwerp. According to chairman Bart Abeel, some 15,000 people attended official Antwerp Pride activities. In COVID-19 times, this is a pretty number. 

Antwerp Pride 2021: “Long time, no see”

Pride is more than party. Pride is protest. But pride is also a celebration and is also a party. That was – and as I’m writing this still is – unsurprisingly the reigning vibe this Antwerp Pride Saturday.

VIDEO | Antwerp Pride Trail of Stories 2021

Officially, Antwerp Pride‘s ‘Trail of Stories‘ starts on 1 August. But as that is a Sunday, the city services installed the photos and so-called Bruegel cases two days earlier. I walked the long trail on Friday. 

Antwerp Pride 2021 programme and schedule

No, there won’t be a parade for Antwerp Pride this year. Even with COVID-19 statistics improving, it’s just not realistic to organise a parade. Too crowded, too expensive and too unrealistic at this point.