A male couple in love in front of Schönbrunn Palace

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LGBT Events

Vienna Fetish Spring


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.

Diversity Ball

May 2021

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 Boylesque Festival

June 4 + 5, 2021

The sixth edition of the Vienna Boylesque Festival will be held at the Wiener Stadtsaal in May 2019. Mastermind Jacques Patriaque brings the best international boy and burlesque dancers to Vienna again.

Vienna Pride and Rainbow Parade

Vienna Pride: June 7-20, 2021
Rainbow Parade: June 19, 2021

In 2021, the Rainbow Parade will make its way along Vienna's Ringstrasse boulevard for the 25th 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 in Black - Vienna Fetish Week

October 2021

Almost a whole week is dedicated to fetish at the end of October: Vienna Fetish Week turns Vienna into a center 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.

Rainbow Ball

January 29, 2022

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 LGBT ballroom event. The ball is held in Parkhotel Schönbrunn. All waltzes and lots of fun!


February 5, 2022

The Kreativball, the alternative ball of the LGBT scene and its friends, has come a long way since its low-profile beginnings, and sells out weeks in advance.