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
August 24, 2019, 11pm-7am. Trashy monthly gathering of Zurich drag queens and their boys - particularly glamorous, and extravagant! DJ Laila Licious (Köln) plays open format. CHF 20. Ongoing monthly Saturday nights w/ guest drag DJs. Come in drag and come for free!
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 6-7, 2019, 10pm. Friday and Saturday openers for new Wednesday through Saturday club nights. Featuring DJ Allysson Luis (Angels) and drag group Haus of Moonia + DJ Bablionska from Croatia, plus sexy go-go boys. Coming up: DJ Vitor Cardoso (Porto) and drag performer/ DJ Jewels (Berlin).
September 6, 2019, 11pm-6am at Heaven. Sie sind jung, wild und sexy. The night belongs to Generation Z - our newest night owls and party padawans. The doors of Heaven will open for all those over age 16 who want to spend a night together in the party sky. They are young, wild and sexy. DJ U-GO-BOY (Köln) plays Pop. Admission: CHF 10.
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 7, 2019, 10pm-5am. Time for the monkey to swing a leg again. Back from summer break, turning night into day together. Dive into the Groove Jungle on the All Time Hits Floor, or the Electro section, with DJs A-Med + Gubello. LGBT community + everyone who wants to celebrate an open and tolerant society welcome.
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-6am. No matter whether you have Balkan roots or not, or are gay or not - don't miss this legendary Balkan Gay Night! DJ Countessa plays Balkan Beats - see how fast this young Viennese can get the dance floor to the boil and the whole club carried away by the sound. 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 14, 2019, 11pm-7am. Queer dance night. RnB + HipHop with DJs Louis de Fumer + Zör Gollin. Alles drehte sich um fette Beats, nice rhymes und sexy b-boys.
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 falschsexuelle alternative 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? The answers are to be published in the Milchbüechlis December issue.
September 20, 2018, 11pm-6am Friday night/Saturday morning at Heaven Club, Spitalgasse 5. LGBT Pop, Dance, House, DJ: DjCK (Sexy Köln) plays Elektro, Pop & Dance. 1:30am Drag Show. Entry: CHF 15.
September 21, 2019, 11pm-7am 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 plays Pop-House. Entry: CHF 15.
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 27, 2019, 11pm-7am. Party to super bass beats on a pretty fly dance floor. The meeting place for cool cats, club kids, party gals, nightclubbers, celebrators, funseekers, social lions and drag queens you rarely see anywhere else. DJs play Pop-House + Pop music. Entry: 15 CHF.
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-7am at Heaven. A special treat from the international DJ scene: Zach Burns from Heaven Club London comes to Zurich. A virtuoso of his guild and resident DJ in the most famous British gay club. Also DJ Angel O, one of the most famous DJs from Zurich along with DJ Pult.
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 5, 2019, 10pm at Salzhaus, Untere Vogelsangstrasse 6, Winterthur. LGBTQ dance party. New and older discoveries of indie, pop, rock and electro-sphere. The Offstream DJ collective spares no effort this month with tan away party in Winterthur. Aus dem Sommer zurück oder immer noch am schwitzen? Next in Zürich: Nov 2nd at Dynamo; Dec 21st at Papiersaal.
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.
October 12, 2019, 10pm-5am at Plaza Klub Zürich. RnB, House, 80s, 90s music and more. Diva show performers include Kelly Hilton, Sandra Love, Donna Tella, Stella Divine, Evita from Tesa and Nikita and the Balkan Boys. Boyahkasha.
October 26, 2019, 10pm-5am. Just in time for Halloween w/ MC Tropikahl and resident DJ Achtung B. Categories TBA.
November 8-10, 2019, 11pm. Three nights/ three parties - international guest DJs w/ vocalist performances, Angels dancers/artists, mirrors/fireworks/lights spectacle, huge LED wall - FRI Opening Party at Bronx, SAT Main Event at X-tra, plus After Party at Chilli's. DJs Sr Edu, Abel, Ben Mason, Binomio, Aguilera, Amadeo, Will, Ruhga, T2K, Alex Baronny, Alexio, Madhouse and Jose Jones.
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.
August 8, 2020, 1pm-midnight. 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 80 parties in clubs around town.
August 8, 2020 (TBC), 10pm-6am. Special party event in collaboration with DIRTYWEST // FREEDOM PARTY on the occasion of the Street Parade. Past year featured DJs Mickey Friedmann, Ben Manson, Lydia Sanz, and Allysson Luis. Handsome Angels Dancers, as superheroes.
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: