It’s entering the 2nd week of Vienna Pride and there are a whole bunch of events happening at which you can celebrate what this week is all about – love and diversity!
Which is why, to get you hyped for the upcoming Vienna Pride, we’ve compiled a little list for everybody who’s ready to mingle with queer folk – or just up for a wild night, in general.
A festival all about love and life to be proud of
When: June 2 – June 17
Where: various locations in Vienna but the homebase for the festival is at the Rathausplatz
It will be the same procedure as every year (although not quite) at this year’s Vienna Pride festivities in the city center which runs a full two weeks this time around (from June 2–17). The climax of this 2 weeks of celebrating love in all its forms is the always ridiculously fun Regenbogenparade (Rainbow Parade), set for June 16th this year. You won’t miss it with the pounding music coming from the floats in the parade and the partying happening…not to mention the costumes. The Pride Village is set up at the Rathausplatz where there is a huge program on offer. What’s new is the Vienna Pride Run, scheduled for June 9th along the Prater Hauptallee boulevard, and the Pride Beach located on the Donaukanal (everybody is a bikini body, in our humble opinion), starting from Obere Donaustraße 77 on June 10th.
Recommended if you like: rainbows, being part of something great, equality for all, love is love, crazy parties, being a bit curious yourself, boys who like girls who like boys who like boys who like girls who like girls… and so on, flamboyant parties, being proud in what ever form you come!, boys who like boys who like girls who likes girls and so on…
Celebrate love, diversity and equal rights at the
When: SAT, June 16, 12am
Thousands of people join this wonderful and colourful event every year to express their solidarity with the LGBTIQ communities in Austria and around the world. And while the celebration atmosphere makes the rainbow parade look like a huge street party, everyone is reminded that this is also a political demonstration demanding a non-discriminating society in Austria and elsewhere. So, strong messages of love, respect and solidarity are encouraged on either banners, t-shirts, your dance moves on the street, or in what you simply shout out loud!
Recommended if you like: equal rights, living in the 21st century, respecting your peers, colourful wigs, mainstream music from party trucks, the colours of the rainbow, human beings, love, solidarity, being in love with somebody the same gender as you, forgetting this whole idea of gender
Vienna puts on its colours of pride with a festival & village to be proud of
When: TUE—SAT, June 12—June 16
From Tuesday onwards, you can celebrate and support the rights and lifestyle of the LGBTIQ+ community in Vienna with a visit to the rainbow pride village. The village, located in front of the town hall will have comedy shows, live theatre performances, drink stands and will also be welcoming to families! And after the sun goes down, you can continue the pride week with some awesome after parties in various locations. Check out the program, here.
Recommended if you like: equality for all, love is love, crazy parties, being a bit curious yourself, boys who like girls who like boys who like boys who like girls who like girls… and so on, flamboyant parties, being proud in what ever form you come!
Come together and kiss
When: MON, June 11, 6pm–6:20pm
This Pride special by the Albertina museum will have you kissing a loved one, a friend or some random people in a mass of people kissing this Monday evening. Make sure to show up at 6pm sharp in front of the Albertina stairs for some smooching. Bring a kissing partner if you like, or be resourceful and use your flirting skills to find a partner right there 😉 It’s all for a good cause – the cause being a statement of freedom!
Recommended if you like: spreading love, receiving love, kissing strangers, supporting others and good causes, Pride events, Albertina museum, breaking out of your comfort zone, smooching, kissing with tongue
Celebrate love, respect and solidarity with art at Albertina
When: WED, June 13, 7pm/7:30pm/8pm
This Wednesday, Albertina will strip off its museum colours and shine (in all colours of the rainbow) in the name of Vienna Pride. The exhibition from the Pop Art and Graffiti-like style artist, Keith Haring, will be open for visits at a reduced entrance fee.
Recommended if you like: rainbows, Sunday strolling through museums, thinking outside the box, reading philosophy books instead of magazines, practising your pensive face in front of the mirror, getting inspired by art, getting all philosophical over a cup of coffee, being part of something great
Pride party special at Club-u
When: SAT, June 24, 10pm–5:30am
There will be a whole bunch of Israeli pop-trash music, queer pride, colourfully dressed people, cocktails, rainbow flags, DJs, glitter, and loads of love happening at a special edition of the party series, Kibbutz Klub, at club-U this Saturday. If you’re all in for the LGBT movement, this is the party for you.
Recommended if you like: partying like there is no tomorrow, endless nights, dirty clubs, DJs in hot pants, girls who like girls who like boys who like boys…and so on
The after party to the pride parade
When: SAT, June 16, 11pm–6am
Entry: 15€ < 12am > 18€
You know that when Malefiz team up with PiNKED and GenderCrush, it can only mean one thing – the Pride Parade after party is in town and there’s going to be one hell of a party. With some of the very best DJs in town taking to the decks and the LGBTQ+ community out en masse, Saturday will be one hell of a fun party throughout the land, but Pratersauna is where it will be at (if you still have the legs to dance).
Recommended if you like: the LGBTQ+ community, celebrating diversity, equality and all things good and right in the world, unicorns, stuffing your instagram with fabulously dressed people, dancing like you don’t care
A party in the Pavillon after the parade
When: SAT, June 16, 9pm–5am
Where: Volksgarten Pavillon
The biggest Pop-garden-after-Pride-parade-party (that’s a lot of Ps) will be going down just right across the street from where the big Regenbogenparade will end – at the Volksgarten Pavillon. Pop, Hits and Charts will be dished up and most probably get you dancing and sweating all night, all the while celebrating life, love and togetherness. The open air section of the club will be where the main party is at.
Recommended if you like: equal rights, living in the 21st century, respecting your peers, colourful wigs, mainstream dance music, the colours of the rainbow, human beings, love, solidarity, being in love with somebody the same gender as you, forgetting this whole idea of gender
Pride finale at the men’s sauna
When: SAT, June 16, 11pm–5am
Where: Kaiserbründl Herrensauna
To celebrate Pride week accordingly, Kaiserbründl Herrensauna (men’s sauna) will be hosting a grand finale on the night of the Regenbogenparade (rainbow parade) party that will offer up the chance to recover a bit. Go crazy with a drag queen show, go-go dancers, half-naked people celebrating life. Meanwhile, you can also have a few drinks and snacks, have fun together, dancing and sweating all night long and into the next morning.
Recommended if you like: after parties, dancing and drinking like there’s no tomorrow, queer pride, being loved and giving love, colourful people and costumes, all the colours of the rainbow, human beings, love, solidarity, being in love with somebody the same gender as you, forgetting this whole idea of gender