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Puglia 2023 | What’s On

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The Puglia Guys guide to Puglia’s Pride Parades 2023 and what’s on guide | Photo © the Pugli Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination

Puglia 2023 What’s On. A calendar of Puglia’s LGBTQIA+ cultural and other selected events.

January

7 January | Makumba, Bari

Gay nightclub. Continuing their 2023 winter season.

More | Makumba Tribe Village on Facebook

21 January | Pazzeska, Bari

Gay friendly nightclub. Work in progress | Info Giannelli 3463758593 | 📍Garage Sound via Mauro Amoruso Manzari 62/7 B Bari.

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More | Pazzeska on Facebook

28 January | Makumba, Bari

Gay nightclub. With special guest La Diamond, winner of Drag Race Italia, S2. Last night of their winter season | 📍The New Circle Disco, Strada Statale 16 – USCITA 14A c/o Palaghiaccio – BARI CITTA’.

More | Makumba Tribe Village on Facebook

February

4, 12, 19 & 21 February | Carnevale di Putignano

Puglia’s most famous carnival, one of the oldest in Italy, returns for its 629th edition. Tens of thousands line the street to watch the famous parade with colourful floats boasting oversized papier-mâché satirical caricatures. Parades on Saturday 4, Sunday 12, Sunday 19 and Tuesday 21 February, from 18.30.

Concerts, events and shows take place from 2 – 25 February. 📍Putignano (BA).

More | Carnevale di Putignano website (in Italian)

March

April

May

June

10 June | Puglia Pride, Foggia

After an 8-year gap, Puglia Pride returns to Foggia. Prontə! 

More | Puglia Pride on Facebook

29 June | Sherocco, Ostuni

Italian language LGBTQIA+ cultural festival in the Valle d’Itria. Blowing the SHE/HER wind of change through the Ostuni countryside. Continues until 2nd July.

More | Sherocco on Facebook

July

1 July | Salento Pride, Lecce

Salento Pride returns to Lecce in 2023. No further details known yet.

More | Salento Pride on Facebook

Sherocco festival 2023 information provided by the Puglia Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guides to gay and LGBTQ Puglia, Italy’s top gay destination for LGBT travel
Continuing to 2 July | Sherocco, Ostuni

Italian language LGBTQIA+ cultural festival in the Valle d’Itria. Blowing the SHE/HER wind of change through the Ostuni countryside.

More | Sherocco on Facebook

August

September

October

November

December

June

When is Puglia Pride 2023

Salento Pride is scheduled to take place in Lecce on 1st July 2023.

What LGBTQ+ events take place in Puglia?

In 2022 there were five Pride parades in Puglia. Matera Pride took place in Basilicata, the neighboring region. Other LGBTQ+ cultural events take place in Puglia throughout the year, including the Bari International Gender film festival, Sherocco Italian language festival in the Valle d’Itria and Masseria Wave, a 6-week+ long queer summer festival, in Salento.

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