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
February 3 + 4, 2017
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
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.
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.
Vienna Boylesque Festival
05/25 & 05/26/2017
The fourth edition of the Vienna Boylesque Festival will be held at the Wiener Stadtsaal in May 2017. Mastermind Jacques Patriaque brings the best international boy and burlesque dancers to Vienna again.
identities – Queer Film Festival
06/08/2017 - 06/15/2017
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.
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.
Vienna Fetish Spring
06/14/2017 - 06/18/2017
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.
Rainbow Parade & Vienna Pride
Rainbow Parade: 17 June 2017 (Ringstrasse boulevard)
Vienna Pride/Pride Village: 14-17 June 2017 (City Hall Square)
The popular Pride Village will be set up on City Hall Square again in 2017: Information and food stalls as well as loungers and a line-up of DJs provide daily entertainment. The highlight of Vienna Pride every year is the Rainbow Parade. It moves along Vienna's Ringstrasse boulevard and takes a stance in favor of tolerance and equality.
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
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. www.lmc-vienna.at
Europride is returning to Vienna in 2019 after its last visit in 2001. Details to follow. www.europride2019.at