Organize your event for the 28th Budapest Pride Community Festival!

Join Hungary’s biggest civil festival! Submit your event for the Budapest Pride Community Festival, which will be held between June 16th and July 16th, 2023.

We are certain that this year’s festival is going to be just as colourful and community building-oriented as the previous ones with more and more events. Our goal is to empower and to give head start to individuals and small groups that would like to contribute to the festival with an event.

To organize an event at the Budapest Pride Community Festival, you don’t have to be an officially registered NGO! You can be an organizer as an informal group, as a group of friends or even as an individual. Submit your event to the festival through this link:

I submit my event! 

Submission deadline: 02nd April 2023 by midnight

Until the submission deadline, you only have to send your event’s short description, title, type and your contact information.

After your submission we will get back to you until April 9th, 2023 if your event is selected for the 28th Budapest Pride Community Festival. The submission deadline for the finalized event plans, such as location, time, detailed description of the event, picture, etc. will be May 1st, 2023.

If your event is selected for the 28th Budapest Pride Community Festival, as an event organizer you will be responsible for the following:

  • organizing the event;
  • finding a location equipped with the necessary technical equipment and event security;
  • filling out the 2nd form between April 9th and May 1st in which you’ll provide the operational information and source materials so we can advertise your event;
  • creating a Facebook event and adding the Budapest Pride page as a co-host to the event;
  • advertising the event on your own social media platforms;
  • however, securing your event is your responsibility in the first place; participating in the event security training by Budapest Pride on how to secure your event is obligatory!
  • cooperating with Budapest Pride Community Festival’s event communications and event security workgroups.

We will provide the following :

  • advertisement for your event on our website, social media platforms and newsletters;
  • paid online advertisements in order to reach more people who might be interested in your event. Instead of paying for a printed programme booklet we are advertising with social media ads;
  • dedicated contact person from Budapest Pride;
  • the coordination of all the festival programs;
  • event securing trainings for all organizers;
  • cooperation with the police;
  • policy and legal assistance in relation to the events;
  • press releases for the festival and indirectly (if possible directly) for the festival programs;
  • photographers and videographers to the events (based on the time and type of the event.).

What we are looking for:

  • innovative ideas, creative solutions;
  • events that are regular parts of the festival and the community is expecting for;
  • events that haven’t been done at previous festivals and organizers who are new to the Budapest Pride Community Festival;
  • nonprofit organizations and/or organizations who are connected to the LGBTQ community;
  • events that touch the subject of intersectionality, like roma, disabled, refugee, homeless, etc. LGBTQ people and/or are about them;
  • events that are sent in by organizations not located at Budapest;
  • programs that are accessible in many ways (physically, linguistically…);
  • programs that relate to the Festival’s slogan (Claim back your future!).

Submissions that miss the deadline or deemed to be incompatible with Budapest Pride’s core values will be rejected! (stated in our organizational Manifesto).

Stay tuned! Come chat with other program organizers! If you speak Hungarian, join the ‘Programot szervezek a Budapest Pride-ra 2023’ Facebook group (“I’m an event organizer for Budapest Pride 2023”), where you can look for projectors or basically any other needs for your event, and you can ask for advice or even team up with others!

In case you don't find the answers to your questions in that Facebook group, contact us at Please make sure to use the following email subject: 'Summer Festival Program Submission 2023 - <organization name>'.

I submit my event!