CSD Düsseldorf e. V. is an organisation founded in 2004 by a handful of committed individuals who believed it was time for the North Rhine-Westphalian regional capital to host an event commemorating the Stonewall riot on Christopher Street in New York in 1969. These annual events (Düsseldorf Pride) have always included a street festival, a commemorative church service and a parade involving various groups, clubs and organisations.
For years now the venue for Düsseldorf’s CSD has been the Johannes-Rau-Platz, right next to the River Rhine. It’s the perfect event location, with a large stage for German and international artists, and for top politicians, because the North Rhine-Westphalian parliament is just around the corner.
The sycamore tree-lined promenade is used for information, artists and food stands, and the grassy areas on the banks of the Rhine are the perfect place for visitors to relax and enjoy themselves.
The EuroGames village will benefit from the CSD atmosphere and flair, providing plenty of opportunities to meet old and new friends, dine, drink and dance or simply chill out on the banks of the Rhine. The parade and closing ceremony will also combine the EuroGames and the CSD event.