Rainbow Parade
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LGBT Events

Global Pride & Ringstrasse Parade

June 27, 2020

Global Pride will be held for the first time this year – virtually: more than 300 international Prides – from Bangkok to Sidney, Madrid, Cape Town, and New York – will present themselves during the live stream with their contributions and one or other international star. In Vienna, Global Pride can be followed at the public screening in numerous LGBT venues. And a Rainbow Parade along Vienna's Ringstrasse boulevard should ensure the necessary visibility of the LGBT community (live) in Vienna on this day. www.viennapride.at

Vienna Boylesque Festival

September 4 + 5, 2020

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. www.viennaboylesquefestival.com

Diversity Ball

September 26, 2020

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.

Pink Wiener Wiesn-Festival

Sept/Oct 2020

At the Wiener Wiesn-Festival, there's lederhosen gaudiness and dirndl fun for LGBT people for a whole evening. Live music, hearty food and humorous performance will ensure a successful evening. www.rosawiesn.at

Vienna in Black - Vienna Fetish Week


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. www.lmc-vienna.at

Rainbow Ball

January 23, 2021

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! www.regenbogenball.at



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. www.clubkreativ.at

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.

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.

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