Since 2008, the association "equalizent" has organized the annual Diversity Ball, a unique festival of joie de vivre and respect for human colorfulness and diversity. The Diversity Ball succeeds in bringing worlds together. People dance into the early hours of the morning at the Kursalon Wien in the Stadtpark.
Boylesque Festival Vienna
05/14/2015 + 05/15/2015
The Boylesque Festival Vienna is held every year in May. It is organized by Austria’s only Boylesque artiste, Jacques Patriaque. Burlesque, Boylesque, Vaudeville, artistry and everything in between are presented on two evenings.
The star-studded AIDS-charity event is the most spectacular queer party in Europe and it raises close to a million euros each year for HIV projects. From Federal Chancellor to Hollywood star, they all come to watch the fashion show by one of the world’s super-designers on City Hall Square and to dance the night away. Tickets for the Life Ball are as precious as gold, but the fashion show is free for everyone.
60th Eurovision Song Contest
05/19/2015 - 05/23/2015
The 60th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Vienna Stadthalle from 19 to 23 May 2015. The two semi-finals will take to the stage on Tuesday, 19 and Thursday, 21 May, with the grand final on Saturday, 23 May 2015. Many events and a "Euro-Village" will transform the city into a huge party zone. www.stadthalle.com
Vienna Fetish Spring
06/03/2015 - 06/07/2015
The organizers of "Vienna in Black" also become active each year in the spring: the "Vienna Fetish Spring" festival is held each year around Corpus Christi. Numerous fetish events - including the election of "Mr. Leather Austria" - will be on the program.
identities – Queer Film Festival
06/11/2015 - 06/19/2015
identities is a cultural highlight and the second biggest international film event in Vienna. The best queer movies in the most beautiful cinemas in Vienna and a series of events and parties make for an exciting week. But even in the "off-years" the organizers of the biennial festival offer cinema performances on a regular but smaller scale.
Vienna Pride & Rainbow Parade
Vienna Pride: 06/16/2015 - 06/21/2015
Rainbow Parade: 06/20/2015
"Vienna Pride" and the "Rainbow Parade" are the highlights of the gay and lesbian year in Vienna. The "Pride Village" is a tent city that offers a mix of culture, shows, dining, information and parties. The Rainbow Parade also makes its way along the Vienna Ringstrasse this year and is symbol of tolerance and equality. After the big closing rally, the partying continues in Vienna's clubs into the early hours of the morning.
Pink Wiener Wiesn-Festival
At the Wiener Wiesn-Festival, there's lederhosen gaudiness and dirndl fun for gays and lesbians for a whole evening. Live music, hearty food and humorous performance will ensure a successful evening. www.rosawiesn.at
Vienna in Black
10/22/2015 - 10/26/2015
The international leather and fetish meeting in Vienna does not just offer the obligatory leather and fetish party but a whole range of events. From dinner to leather brunch, bike tour and much more. 2015 will be a very special year: "Vienna in Black" is being held for the 25th time this year. To mark the occasion, the vote for "Mr. Leather Europe" will be held in Vienna for the first time. www.lmc-vienna.at
Whoever said that Viennese Waltzes are only for straight people? The Rainbow Ball successfully conquered this heterosexual domain. Formal evening attire is strictly enforced at this gay and lesbian ballroom event. The ball is held in Parkhotel Schönbrunn. All waltzes and lots of fun! www.regenbogenball.at
The Rosenball is a distinguished counterpart of the Viennese Opernball with an unique mixture of the audience. After the formal opening ceremony the crowd is getting wild to house and disco music. Dresscode: Glamourous costumes or evening dress.
02/05/2015 + 02/06/2016
The Kreativball has come a long way since its low-profile beginnings. Now it is a must in Vienna's annual queer ball season. You have to be quick these days because this event for gays and lesbians and their friends sells out weeks in advance. www.clubkreativ.at