On 17th June 2017 the Utrecht Canal Pride Foundation added a new chapter to the festival. During the ten-day Midzomergracht festival they organized a very successful first boat parade through the historical Utrecht canals. The event attracted more than 25,000 visitors. Mayor Jan van Zanen: “a new tradition is born”.
In 2018 Midzomergracht festival is an indispensable part of Utrecht. Volunteers still organize and facilitate ten days full of exhibitions, workshops, theater, lectures, literary meetings, debate, party, film, sports, music and much more. All this, hand in hand with the rainbow organizations and encouraged by Utrechters and Utrechtenaren.