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Gay Zurich

New Gay Dance Nights in Zurich

Friday 11pm - 6am + Saturday 11pm-8am at Heaven, Spitalgasse 5, playing Deep House, Progressive House and Techno on Fridays, variety of music including Charts Disco, Pop, House, Techno to Open Format on Saturdays. Resident + international guest DJs. Events include:  Avalon; Balkan Gay Night; Boyahkasha; Boyteschma; Dudecute; Hell On Heels; Hell's Kitchen; MILK; Sissy That Walk.
Daily updates, in easy-to-read format Party Listings

The best guide to LGBTQ and gay-friendly parties in Zurich, and the nearby cities of Bern, Basel, and Luzern. In German, but with links to English-language websites and facebook pages.
The longest-running regular gay event in Zurich
Heldenbar, Wednesdays

Wednesdays 10pm-3am at Heldenbar. Queer, gay, lesbian, bi, straight mid-week deep house and techno dance party night from "der sonnenkrieger" - the the sun warrior.
Zurich's industrial/ fetish/ cruise club
kick-off! + prollboyz + biker gear - urban sex parties

Ongoing fetish parties at rage-club sector abc. sportswear + sneakers-parties + biker gear + sex parties - at all rage sectors -  play fair, fuck safe. See website for weekly lineup of events:
"Switzerlands‘ best Party brands"

WE Party, Sportsparty, Sündenbock, and No Regrets gay circuit dance parties and afterhours throughout the year. See upcoming dates at their website:
Milchjugend + Falschsexuelle Welten
Molke 7 + Molke Beyond + Milchbar + Milchreise + Jugendpride

Monthly Milchjugend LGBTQ+ youth group events at: Heaven; Provitreff, Sihlquai 240; Theater Neumarkt, Neumarkt 5; HAZ, Sihlquai 67, Zurich. Beyond Zurich find their queerness, liebe und glamourösität at: Reflection Bar & Bistro, Winterthur; Milchbar Baden, Aargau; and Treibhaus, Luzern. See details at:
Your Disco needs You!
King Kong Party

Saturdays, 10pm-5am, September through May LGBT and Friends monthly events - all welcome, with the biggest hits from back then until today, and on the electro floor with plenty of whacks. At Dynamo Zurich or Gaskessel in Bern. See FB
An einer der grössten Partys in den Nationalfeiertag reinfeiern
HIVEAHKASHA! - Boyahkasha Party

July 31, 2019, 11pm-9am at Hive Club, Geroldstrasse 5. One of the biggest August 1st National Holiday parties. Dance all night on two floors to the finest electronic music from local and international DJs. Open-air courtyard. Fortune-teller Madame Selma. Food. Like a compact folk festival with better music.
Hosted by Heaven
Scream & Shout

August 2, 2019, 11pm-6am. DJ Stella Sanchez plays Pop, Charts, and RnB. Scream and shout and let it all out ... carefree party combination of fat sound, exuberant mood and unrestrained celebration with friends guarantees a cheerful start to the weekend.
Turning Heaven into a pumping dance temple with musical magic

August 3, 2019, 11pm-7am at Heaven. Stylish Saturday night LGBT Party with fat HouseBeats and a lot of sexy men. DJs DJs Angel O (Zürich) + AleXio (Berlin) play all sorts of House - chilled sounds and deep house to driving basses. Entry: CHF 20.
...bestens zum Musikkonzept des Clubs

August 9, 2019, 11pm-6am Friday night/Saturday morning at Heaven Club, Spitalgasse 5. LGBT Pop, Dance, House, DJ: DjCK (Köln) plays Dance, Pop, and Charts. Entry: CHF 15. Facebook
Dance for Freedom - 28th Edition
Street Parade 2019

August 10, 2019. Colorful house/techno parade, street dancing, electronic music, top international stars, innovative newcomers, 30 Love Mobile moving stages, 6 fixed stages enroute, Wide range of music, top DJs, dance animations, typically 200+ DJs, live acts, VJs plus hundreds of dance performers - followed by lots of parties in the clubs.
The Angels Group presents
Flash Party 2019: MainParty

August 10, 2019, 10pm-6am. Special party event in collaboration with DIRTYWEST // FREEDOM PARTY on the occasion of the Street Parade. Featuring DJs Mickey Friedmann, Ben Manson, Lydia Sanz, and Allysson Luis. Handsome Angels Dancers, as superheroes.
Hosted by Gaywerk - The Circuit Legend and Queerdelta
Mega CSD Gaywerk 2019

August 10, 2019, 10pm-5am. Expect more than 2,000 visitors! DIFFERENT MUSIC STYLES IN 7 AREAS: Electronic Music/ Deep House/ Progressive House/ Charts/ Pop/ 80s/ 90s/ Gay Classix/ RnB/ Black by DJs Karl Kay; Ricardo Ruhga; DjCK; U-GO-BOY; G-Sun; Blondie; and Queens of Mannheim. OUTDOOR-Area w/ BBQ Grill. MEN-ONLY/ FUN AREAS/ Smokers' Zone.
Im direkten Anschluss an die Parade
Sweet Parade im Heaven

August 10, 2019, 11pm-7am at Heaven, following the Street Parade Heaven promises boisterous reveling with the best sounds - by DJs Charlet C House (GMF Berlin) + Gloria Viagra (Berlin) playing Open Format of Pop, for those who have not yet celebrated enough at Street Parade. Admission: CHF 20.
An diesem Abend mutiert das Heaven zur sündigen Partyhöhle
Hell's Kitchen

August 16, 2019, 11pm-6am. Recipe for a hot party night: heat up the mixer/ switch on the speakers, let the DJ get hot. Add party people and garnish with cool drinks, occasionally sprinkling with fog. Serve with a nice staff - and to spead the love there will be DJs Käry (Frankfurt) + Zör Gollin (Zürich) playing PopHouse. Admission: 15 CHF.
Seid ihr dabei. Let’s come out together!
Offstream - Zürich

August 17, 2019, 10pm. LGBTQ dance party. New and older discoveries of indie, pop, rock and electro-sphere. The Offstream DJ collective spares no effort this month with the last date before the summer break. Aus dem Sommer zurück oder immer noch am schwitzen? Next in Zürich: Nov 2nd at Dynamo; Dec 21st at Papiersaal.
Feiern eine Nacht lang im Partyhimmel - Heaven is a place on earth!
One Night In Heaven

August 23, 2019, 11pm-6am at Heaven. For over 4 years a well-attended Zurich party, Heaven also strongly supports the promotion of young talent. Drag queens get jump starts here, and DJs take first steps toward perfection. DJ U-GO-BOY (Köln) plays Pop-House. Entry: CHF 15.
The stage is yours:
Sissy That Walk

August 30, 2019, 11pm-7am. A special Sissy That Walk with stage catwalk. Party to super bass beats on a pretty fly dance floor: Va Va Wuum and Swalla! The meeting place for all cool cats, club kids and drag queens you rarely see anywhere else. DJs Dennis Sommer (Mannheim) + Zör Gollin (Zürich) play Pop-House + Pop music. Entry: 15 CHF.
Our next ball is about one thing - looks!
Kweer Ball - Fashion, fashion, fashion!

August 31, 2019, 10pm-5am. A queer ball themed dance party. Paris, London, Milan and now Zurich! Bring all your eleganza to our runway. Make us gag on it. Categories to be announced soon! Bring it to the ball!
Hosted by Milchjugend. Falschsexuelle Welten
MOLKE Beyond

September 6, 2019, 10pm-4am. Queer youth party at Provitreff, Sihlquai 240. Dancing the night away with Milchjugend, the organization for 16+ lesbian, gay, bi and trans youths - entry 10 CHF.
Das Heaven Drag Race geht in eine neue Runde
Heaven Drag Race 2019

September 7, 2019, 7:30-11pm at Bernhard Theater. The next round of Heaven Drag Race begins, with a new queen to be chosen to take the crown and the scepter. Moderation: Milky Diamond + Goss Ipa.
Tanznacht40 steht für einen gemütlichen Abend für alle ab 40 Jahren
Tanznacht40 Zürich-West

September 7, 2019, 9pm-3am at Bananenreiferei, Pfingstweidstrasse 101. Cozy evening/ ages 40+ meet, dance, chat, celebrate, and drink. DJs rotate frequently, keeping it fresh, playing wide-ranging music: old to new, things you know from the charts. Lounge: Jetzt buchen. Doors/ Show 9pm.
Authentisches und traditionelles Bierfest
Züri-Weisn 2019 Zurich Oktoberfest

September 12 - October 5, 2019. A traditional annual party of a month under a great tent in the traditional Münchener manner, at the main hall of Zurich Hauptbahnhof main station, Bahnhofplatz 15, with Bavarian beer, food & music -- natürlich! See website for details and tickets online. FB
Safe space for adults of all ages, genders, sexualities and fetishes
Explicit - Second

September 13, 2019, 11pm-7am (previously at Kauz, Ausstellungsstrasse 21 - see venue update TBA). We're back! Queerness Uncensored in September. A sex-positive queer dance party and counter protest to queer censorship - founded on three key values: RESPECT/ LOVE/ CONSENT.
Hosted by QueerSpace and Men Bodywork Zürich

September 17, 2019, 7-10pm, Gravity9. Experimental space to encounter other beings in a playful and friendly atmosphere. Relax, connect with yourself and others through mindful touch. Celebrate diversity and inclusion; encounter other people from the LGBTQIA+ community with various exercises. All genders/ orientations/ ages 16+
Hosted by Milchjugend. Falschsexuelle Welten
Milchreise 2019

September 20-22, 2019, 6pm at Ferienhaus Juhui, Engelberg. A weekend of fake-sex super-power! Milchjugend invites you on a discovery tour with more than 80 other young people from all over Switzerland. Find out what it means to be different. What is our story? Answers to be published in the Milchbüechlis December issue.
Promoting the exchange of ideas
Zurich Film Festival

September 26 - October 6, 2019, at Sechseläutenplatz Zürich. The work of up-and-coming young filmmakers from around the world, awarding the "Goldenes Auge" prize in the competitive category. Eleven days/ 70 film premières, well-known actors/ directors. Also discussions on the films. The program of the 15th ZFF will be published in September 2019.
Tanznacht40 steht für einen gemütlichen Abend für alle ab 40 Jahren
Tanznacht40 Papiersaal ZH

September 28, 2019, 9pm-3am. Cozy evening/ ages 40+ meet, dance, chat, celebrate, and drink. DJs rotate frequently, keeping it fresh, playing wide-ranging music: old to new, things you know from the charts. Lounge: Jetzt buchen. Doors/Show 9pm. Tickets: CHF 20.
Hosted by Alte Kaserne Zürich
Secret Garden

September 28, 2019, 11pm. Secret Garden for Gays & Friends with Ex-Labyrinth Club DJs Thomi B, Jesse Jay, Willi P, Tokee, Bobby Bella, and Ambient P. playing Progressive Trance and Goatek. Cover: 11pm - midnight 10 CHF; after 20 CHF. FB
Das queere Festival der Milchjugend geht in die nächste Runde!
Lila Festival

October 11-13, 2019, at Roten Fabrik. Queer culture that challenges, criticizes, encourages and allows. The creation of our own queer cultural spaces and art forms creates meeting places of our subculture. Music, dance and show are our way of turning the world upside down. Likewise, the themes of gender, youth, relationships, body, identity and friendship are being reinterpreted.
Annual Angels Group gay weekend parties
Black Party Weekend

Early November, 2019, 10pm. Three nights/ three parties - international guest DJs w/ vocalist performances, Angels dancers/artists, mirrors/fireworks/lights spectacle, huge LED wall - FRI Opening Party and SAT Main Event at X-tra, plus After Party at Q Club. See updates:
There's sure to be snow!
Arosa Ski Week 2020

January 18-25, 2020, the 16th annual gay ski week: 5700 foot elevation mountain resort, parties, gourmet dining, dancing, lounging in the sun, 10 gay-friendly hotels - boutique to chalet, foam party, fondue night, classical piano concert, pool party, cabaret-night, drag- queen ski race.
The Angels Group presents
Kitsch Party

Early February, 2020, 10pm-7am. Annual, sumptuous, chic, erotic, biggest Angels glam party ever! Beauty, grace, joie de vivre soiree. International guest DJs play progressive/ Tribal/ Tech-House. Updates at FB. Past year featured Afterhours 6am-1pm at Attico Club.
The most famous gay ski week in Europe for winter sports and party enthusiasts
Gay Snowhappening 2020 Sölden Austria

March 21-28, 2020, 10am. Sun, snow, spring skiing + parties for like-minded men + women. Slopes, après-ski + evening party program w/ international DJs, drag MCs Melly + Mataina, along with karaoke, bowling, the hut or the evening campfire. Past year included Bierhimmel Boyahkasha! Closing Party.
The 26th ANNIVERSARY - A party in its Prime
Angels | White Party Weekend

Late April, 2020. Annual 3-day weekend epic spring adventure: sensual, fresh, all white: Past year: FRI 11pm White Out! Opening Party; SAT 10pm WHITE PARTY Main Event; SUN 6am WHITE AFTER/ Attico. International star DJs.
23rd Annual Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Pink Apple 2020

April - May, 2020. Ten day LGBT film festival at various venues in Zurich, which last year included Cabaret Voltaire; then May 10-12th at Cinema Luna, in Frauenfeld. See 2019 program and 2020 updates at FB and website below:
LGBT culture festival in Zurich
Warmer Mai

April-May, 2020. An annual month of a hundred or so events - LGBT films, readings, discussions, performance art, comedy, theatre works, sports, music concerts, dance parties and more. See the full daily program at website:
No FearTo Be You! Safty for LGBT Refugees
Zurich Pride Festival 2020

Early June, 2020 annual events. Fri/Sat mid-June two-day festival with bars, food and entertainment stage - all-night movies too. Saturday Parade/demo usually follows shoreline of Lake Zurich, beginning at Hafendamm Enge, ending at Kreuzstrasse. Other events take place in week before. See their website for updates.
Official Event - Hosted by Zurich Pride
Zurich Pride Demonstration 2020

Mid-June, 2020 (TBC), 12-5pm at Helvetiaplatz Zürich. All LGBTIQ-oriented and friendly people, organizations and companies from home and abroad are cordially invited to participate in the demonstration and to peacefully announce their political message.
Zurich Street Festival
Züri Fäscht

July 1-3, 2022. Three-day folk/ arts/ music festival that attracts millions of visitors each third year to Bahnhofstrasse and Paradeplatz with: Friday and Saturday musical fireworks displays; amusement park rides; over 70 shops on Sechseläutenplatz, Hafendamm Enge, Mythenquai, Limmatquai, Bürkliplatz and at City Hall. See more at their website: