Credit: Luxembourg Pride/Rosa Lëtzebuerg

The annual LGBTIQ+ Pride celebrations kicked off in Luxembourg at the start of this month, with the main event, the Street Fest in Esch-sur-Alzette, set for Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2023.

Rosa Lëtzebuerg asbl, together with its partners, is once again organising Luxembourg Pride this year. Pride Week is taking place (mostly) in Esch-sur-Alzette from Saturday 1 to Sunday 9 July 2023.

After a larger celebration last year as part of Esch2022 - European Capital of Culture, a slightly smaller but still varied programme (featuring local and international artists, queer and allies alike) is set for Luxembourg Pride 2023.

The two-day Street Fest is back this weekend, starting with the Equality March on Saturday at 12:30 (departure: Aloyse Meyer car park). The Town Hall Stage and Village Stage will showcase a variety of artists (including American female duo The Weather Girls), speeches and performances. After the street festival, the official Pride Party will continue at the Kulturfabrik cultural centre in Esch-sur-Alzette.

The Rainbow Brunch and Drag Bingo will kick off Sunday's more relaxed celebrations. Drawing inspiration from the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) this year, Luxembourg Pride will host three ESC acts and various other activities.

Street Fest Programme

Saturday 8 July 2023
12:30: Equality March (departs Parking Aloyse Meyer)
15:00: Official opening (Main Stage, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville)
15:15: DJ José Sanchez (Village Stage)
15:20: girli (City Hall Stage)
16:15: Donna DellaStrada (City Hall Stage)
16:20: Medusa Venom (City Hall Stage)
16:25: Vanda Victoria (City Hall Stage)
16:35: Serena (City Hall Stage)
17:00: C'est Karma (City Hall Stage)
17:40: DJ Pippa (Village Stage)
18:00 & 21:20: Fada's Family & Delux Showgirls (City Hall Stage)
18:55: Maz (City Hall Stage)
19:50: Luxembourg Drag Stars (City Hall Stage)
20:10: DJ Gunn & Blizz Bugaddi (Village Stage)
20:30: Pleasing (City Hall Stage)
21:00: DJ Marco Mundo (Village Stage)
21:40: The Weather Girls (City Hall Stage)

Sunday 9 July 2023
10:00: Rainbow Breakfast & Drag Bingo (City Hall Stage)
11:20: Matthis Löw (City Hall Stage)
12:00: Kevin Chomat (City Hall Stage)
12:50: Enelos (City Hall Stage)
13:40: George Philippart (City Hall Stage)
14:30: Remo Forrer (City Hall Stage)
15:15: Anne-Marie David (City Hall Stage)
16:00: Finkbass (City Hall Stage)
17:10: Kate Ryan (Main Stage)
18:00: Fada's Family & Delux Showgirls (Main Stage)

Other events and activities are taking place throughout Pride Week. For example, there is a Diva Storytelling session with drag queen Séraphine at the library in Esch-sur-Alzette on Wednesday 5 July 2023 at 19:00 and a panel discussion called "Can you be as queer as you want in Luxembourg?" at the Rainbow Center in Luxembourg-Ville on Thursday 6 July 2023 at 18:00. Further information is available at

In addition, the first edition of the Luxembourg Pride Run, organised by the City of Luxembourg (Ville de Luxembourg - VdL) and ING, is taking place on Wednesday 5 July 2023; the start is scheduled for 19:00 at the Cité Judiciaire in Luxembourg-Ville. Registration fees and donations will go towards supporting Rosa Lëtzebuerg asbl and Centre LGBTIQ+ CIGALE.

The tenth anniversary edition of the BARNES Luxembourg Polo International Tournament is also taking place during Pride Week, with polo games and other activities being held at the Écurie de la Pétrusse in Luxembourg-Merl from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July 2023. The proceeds of "One Love" goodies will also be donated to Rosa Lëtzebuerg asbl.

Also throughout Pride Week, the City of Luxembourg is lighting up the Ban de Gasperich water tower and the trees in Place d'Armes in Luxembourg-Ville in rainbow colours. In addition, the LGBTIQ+ flag has adorned the entrance to City Hall since the beginning of June.

Moreover, at the end of last month, in the context of LGBTIQ+ Pride celebrations in the United States and the Grand Duchy, the US Embassy in Luxembourg raised the Intersex-Inclusive Progress Pride Flag for the first time.

(Pictured: Ban de Gasperich water tower; credit: ©Ville de Luxembourg / Tom Jungbluth)