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.
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.
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.
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:
WE Party, Sportsparty, Sündenbock, and No Regrets gay circuit dance parties and afterhours throughout the year. See upcoming dates at their website:
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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+
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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: