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LGBT Events

Creative Ball

February 5, 2022

No longer a secret tip for many years already and usually sold out weeks in advance is the Creative Ball, the alternative ball of the LGBT scene and its friends.

Rainbow Ball

May 21, 2022

Anyone who thinks the Viennese waltz is straight stuff is totally wide of the mark. The Rainbow Ball has conquered the classic Viennese ball for LGBT people. Festive evening wear is essential here. The ball is held in Parkhotel Schönbrunn. All waltzes and lots of fun!

Vienna Fetish Spring

Spring 2022

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.

Vienna Pride and Rainbow Parade

June 1-12, 2022
Rainbow Parade: June 11, 2022

In 2022, the Rainbow Parade will make its way along Vienna's Ringstrasse boulevard for the 26th time. It is the highlight of Vienna Pride, which sees the rainbow flag flutter across Vienna for two full weeks. Numerous events are dedicated to the rights of lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, intersexual and many other people. Parties and cultural events ensure that there's plenty of fun to be had.

Vienna Boylesque Festival

June 2022

The Vienna Boylesque Festival will be held at the Wiener Stadtsaal again in 2022. Mastermind Jacques Patriaque brings the best international boy and burlesque dancers to Vienna again.

Diversity Ball


Since 2008, "equalizent" has organized the annual Diversity Ball, a unique festival of joie de vivre and respect for human colorfulness and diversity. Many LGBT people in all their different communities come together for a rousing night at the ball in the Kursalon Wien, as a sign of the colorful nature of society, for tolerance, accessibility and mutual respect.

Vienna in Black – Vienna Fetish Week

October 2022

A whole week is dedicated to fetish at the end of October as Vienna Fetish Week turns Vienna into a magnet for fetish fans. The highlight of the week is the Vienna in Black weekend, which was established many years ago and offers numerous parties as well as a colorful supporting program.

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