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 and international guest DJs. Also Saturday DUDECUTE! afterparties.
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 2016 dates at their website:
April 26 - May 4, 2017. LGBT film festival at various venues in Zurich including Cabaret Voltaire; then following week, May 5-7, at Cinema Luna, in Frauenfeld.
May 3-31, 2017. 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:
May 5, 2017, 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 with TBA. Entry: CHF 15.
May 5-7, 2017, 10pm-6am at X-tra, Limmatstrasse 118. Annual epic spring adventure: sensual, fresh, all white weekend: FRI Opening Party, SAT WHITE PARTY Main Event w/ DJs Yinon Yahel (ISR), Alex Acosta (US), Adrian Dalera (MX), Sharon O’Love (UK), Ricardo Ruhga (DE/IT), Tyra Starlight (DE), and Angel O (CH). Buy tickets and book a lounge at:
May 11, 2017, 7-9pm at Heaven. An entertaining evening with the notorious team of Pornolesung and Markus Notter. Presenter Kamilla of Arx, Hugo Egon Balder in drag, and much more fun.
May 12, 2017, 11pm-6am at Heaven. 9th Anniversary Gay Dance Party with DJ Countessa (Wien) behind the turntables pushing up the temperature - Balkan beats, Black Music, Reggaeton and Pop Charts. Drag show with CJ Croix taking the stage. Admission: CHF 15. BGN
May 13, 20, 27, 2017 at Heaven. Milky Diamond presents Saturday nights in May the most recent episode of Drag Race. Doors: 9:30pm. Screening: 10pm. Party: 11pm. Komm vorbei und feier mit Milky, wenn‘s wieder heisst: «...AND MAY THE BEST WOMAN WIN!»
May 20, 2017, 10pm at Alte Kaserne, Zürich. LGBTQ dance party. Greet the Spring season with a floral carpet of sound; new and older discoveries of indie, pop, rock and electro-sphere. Upcoming 2017 dates: June 10 Pride Zürich; Wagen; Sept 2 at Alte Kaserne; Oct 14 at Exil; Dec 16 at Papiersaal.
May 20, 2017, 11pm-7am at Heaven. Gay circuit dance style night with DJs José Jones (Barcelona) + Angel O (Zürich). Shirtless dancing bodies rub against one another to the DJs' drifting bass sounds; the mood gets increasingly aroused, and Splash Party/ Heaven is back in full swing. Entry: CHF 20
May 24, 2017, 7-9pm at Sihlquai 67. Party, film and culture. Events for small groups welcoming all those who are interested in being part of the Milchjugend LGBTQ youth group.
May 27, 2017, 9pm-late, at Papiersaal, Kalanderplatz 6. 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.
June 4, 2017, 10pm-5am at Plaza-Zurich, Badenerstrasse 109. Queer party at irregular intervals 12-yrs running. HipHop, RnB, Dance Charts, Deep House dance parties. STARRING: DUO RAW (SCHWEDEN). DJs: NICKI DYNAMITE (HAMBURG), CHARLET C.HOUSE (BERLIN), VICKY GOLDFINGER (ZÜRICH), and ZÖR GOLLIN (ZÜRICH). HOSTED BY STELLA DIVINE. See Sept 1 Boyahkasha Gay Cruise to Mykonos:
June 9-10, 2017 annual events. Fri/Sat June 9-10th Festival with bars, food and entertainment stage - all-night movies too. Saturday June 10th 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.
June 9, 2017, 11pm-8am at Frieda's Büxe - Pride & Anniversay Edition. DJs: TBA, Workinprogress Performances. Private gay electronic dance party for friends and their friends. And maybe their friends. If you have no friend see their "friend-for-one-night" list at: yourkiki.ch Next dates: Jul 21st, Oct 13th, Dec 29th.
June 10, 2017, 11pm-7am at Heaven. A glittering Pride show + DJs Vava Vilde, Polly Gamie, Nico, Uniforms&Unicorns playing danceable music. Ages 16+ dance party. 10 CHF proceeds go directly to benefit Milchjugend (milk youth), the organization for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and asexual young people.
July 5-7, 2019. 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:
Late-July Saturday, 2017 (TBC), past year at the Strandbad Wollishofen Lido (pool). Long-distance swim of 1800 meters over a period of one hour - for competitive swimmers and casual fun in the waters of the lake. See details and registration forms at website:
August 12, 2017. Colorful house/ techno parade --dancing in the streets, electronic music, top international stars, innovative newcomers, 30 Love Mobile moving stages, plus six fixed stages along the route, Wide selection of music with top DJs and dance animations, typically 200+ DJs, live acts & VJs plus hundreds of dancers performing, 1pm-midnight +after-hours party.
August 12, 2017 (TBC), from 10pm at Club X-TRA, Limmatstrasse 118. Special party event to celebrate Street Parade supported by national and international stars at the booth and on stage. Details online as announced. See updates and previous event photos at their website:
August 12, 2017 (TBC), at Heaven, immediately following the parade Heaven promises boisterous reveling with the best sounds - past year from DJs Charlet C House (GMF Berlin) + Djane playing a poppy mix of party hits with a touch of House and RnB for those who have not yet celebrated enough at Street Parade - Heaven will be in the House. Open Format, Pop. Admission: CHF 20
September - October, 2017, 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 with 70 film premières, well-known actors & directors. Also discussions on the films. The program of the 13th ZFF will be published in September 2017
October- November, 2017. Annual party under a great tent in the traditional Münchener manner, at Bauschänzli Island, with Bavarian beer, food & music -- natürlich! See website for details and tickets online.
November 4-5, 2017 (TBC), 10pm-6am at Club X-tra, Limmatstrasse 118. Annual dance party weekend from the Angels group. Past year: DJs Mauro Mozart (BR); Eddie Martinez (US); Ricardo Ruhga (DE); Extasia (CH). After Party 5-11am at Alte Kaserne presented by flexx. Dark progressive & tribal sound w/ DJs Alessandro Londra (UK) + Beat Herren (CH). See website for 2017 updates:
January 20-27, 2018, the 14th 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.
February 3-4, 2018 (TBC), 10pm-5am, at X-TRA. A sumptuous night blending chic with erotic - the biggest glam party Angels ever! Soiree of beauty, grace, joie de vivre. DJs TBA playing progressive, Tribal, Tech-House. Tix: Cranberry Bar, Männerzone + Rathaus Cafe. See 2018 updates at their website: