The top gay Maspalomas events include Gay Pride, Winter Pride, Fetish Week and the Bear Carnival.
Maspalomas is the home of some of Europe’s biggest gay events. The island destination is so popular it has two prides, one in May and the other in November!
When to visit Gay Maspalomas?
Year-round sunshine makes Gran Canaria a very popular destination. High season is from November to February. Hotels book up early so reserve well in advance. There are also some stunning apartments available close to Maspalomas.
The May Summer Pride is always busy, rivalling Madrid for the title of most popular gay festival in Spain. Summer temperatures (July and August) can get quite hot when Europe’s gay boys head to other destinations such as Sitges, Ibiza, Mykonos and Torremolinos.
March (12 – 21 , 2021) – Maspalomas Bear Carnival
Maspalomas Bear Carnival is home to the hottest bears and their admirers. The event takes place in October.
While most of Europe is coming out of hibernation, bears “in-the-know” head for the sunshine and pool parties of Gran Canaria.
Maspalomas Bear Carnival Video
Attracting almost 2,000 visitors from across Europe and the USA, events include the Mr Bear Gran Canaria competition, several boat parties and a bear BBQ! Local hotels such as the Axel, Club Torso and Seven Hotel host the hottest pool parties. Cruising bars in the Yumbo centre (the gay area in Maspalomas) host special bear and fetish parties.
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May (6 – 21 , 2021) Maspalomas Pride
One of the biggest gay Maspalomas events, the annual pride festival includes a full schedule of live shows performing on a stunning main stage in the heart of the Yumbo center.
Maspalomas Gay Pride Video
Maspalomas Gay Pride is one of Europe’s biggest pride events. The pride parade makes its way from the Riu Palace hotel, along Av. de Tirajana to the Yumbo centre. Highlights include the Ritual Hotel pool party and the Freedom Party.
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October (1 – 10 , 2021) Maspalomas Fetish Week
While most of Europe is wrapping up for the Autumn, Maspalomas welcomes fetish lovers and all things kink during the annual Fetish week. The event has grown so popular it now spans 10 days. Every fetish is catered for, from sportswear and sneakers to leather and rubber! Anyone for some puppy play?
Maspalomas Fetish Week Video
Parties not to miss at the fetish week include, the fetish boat party and the election of Mr Fetish Gran Canaria. The busy cruising bars of the Yumbo such as Bunker and The Hole also host some pretty raunchy sex parties.
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November (8 – 14 , 2021) Maspalomas Winter Pride
Maspalomas Winter Pride is one of our most searched for Gay Maspalomas Events and is held each year in November. The event kick-starts the high season on the Island. Beautiful weather and hot men from around Europe come together to form all the ingredients needed for a Winter escape.
Winter Pride Maspalomas Video
Maspalomas Winter Pride is the perfect antidote to those Winter blues. Hotels and apartments fill to capacity. Quality acts and an amazing stage set Winter Pride apart from other events. Organisers bring the best talent from around the world to the Island.
Where to Stay in Maspalomas?
The Cozy Apartment is light and spacious. The apartment is ideal for those who want to relax after a night of partying. This two-bedroom apartment is an true oasis. You can recharge your batteries while enjoying beautiful sea views.
The Sunny Apartment is a property that pays great attention to detail, with a modern Kitchen and high-end amenities. Enjoy breakfast on a charming covered patio followed by a swim in the pool.