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
February 1 + 2, 2019
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
Rose Ball (Rosenball)
February 28, 2019
While people dance in stately three-four time at the Opera Ball in the Vienna State Opera, things really get lively over at Miss Candy's Rose Ball. Vienna's best known drag queen delivers a sparkling show. The dance floors are packed until the early hours of the morning. www.rosenball.eu
May 4, 2019
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
May 23 + 24, 2019
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
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.
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. This year's motto: "The Sound of Music".
June 1-16, 2019
For two weeks, information, discussion and cultural events and parties will make Vienna the center of the European LGBT community: EuroPride Run, Pride Beach, Pride Day at the zoo, Pride guided tours of museums and a EuroPride pool day at the Schönbrunner Bad are just a few of the events planned. The Pride Village on City Hall Square and a Pride Park (probably in Sigmund Freud Park) will be the meeting places of the EuroPride community. The highlight of the celebrations will be the Rainbow Parade on the Ringstrasse boulevard on June 15, 2019. More than one million visitors are expected in Vienna for EuroPride 2019. www.europride2019.at
identities – Queer Film Festival
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 the finest in LGBT cinema.
Pink Wiener Wiesn-Festival
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
What awaits you at EuroPride 2019.