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:
September 22 - October 2, 2016, 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 12th ZFF will be published September 2016
October 7, 2016, 11pm-6am Friday night/Saturday morning at Heaven Club, Spitalgasse 5. LGBT Pop, Dance, House, DJ: DjCK (Sexy Köln) plays Elektro, Pop & Dance. CHF 15.
October 8-9, 2016, from 10pm at Plaza-Zurich, Badenerstrasse 109. Queer party 12 years running at irregular intervals. HipHop, RnB, Dance Charts dance parties. DJs: NICKI DYNAMITE, GLORIA VIAGRA, DjCK, VICKY GOLDFINGER, ZÖR GOLLIN. DOOR GODESS: STELLA DIVINE. After party at Heaven with DJ José Jones playing Progressive House.
October 9- November 7, 2016. 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.
October 14, 2016, 11pm - 6am at Heaven, Spitalgasse 5. Autumn Gay Dance Party with Balkan Beats. DJ Countessa behind the turntables pushes up the temperature with sharp Balkan beats. Admission: CHF 15.
October 15, 2016, 11pm at Alte Kaserne, Kanonengasse 16. Gay/mixed Spanish circuit party with DJs Lydia Sanz, Taylor Cruz, Ambient P, Giuseppe Russo.
October 15, 2016, from 11pm at Bananenreiferei, Pfingstweidstrasse 101. Gays + friends dance party number 6 with DJs TBA playing Psytrance and Progressive. Formerly known as Gayme Party.
October 24, 2016, 11pm at Heaven. After the Pink Monday the party continues at Heaven as the tents on the Bauschänzli slowly empty. Schlager and pop music from DJs Zör Gollin and Vicktor in the spirit of Oktoberfest. No cover charge.
October 28, 2016, 11pm-6am at Heaven. Snow White, Godzilla, Count Dracula and Paris Hilton in latex means it's Halloween Weekend at Heaven! Show at 2am. DJ: the scandalous Dark Queen Charlet C. House (Berlin) playing RnB, Pop, and Dance music. Entry: CHF 15.
October 29, 2016, 9pm-late, at Papiersaal, Kalanderplatz 6. Returning after summer break. 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. Next: Nov 16th + Dec 24th.
November 5-6, 2016, 10pm-6am at Club X-tra, Limmatstrasse 118. Annual dance party weekend from the Angels group. 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 updates
November 6, 2016, 5-11am Alte Kaserne, Kanonengasse 16. The official FLEXX-Black Afterhours Party near the Black Party location. DJs Alessandro Londra (UK) and Beat Herren (CH) will heat up the dancefloor with driving sounds - a mix of Progressive, Tech House and Tribal House. Next date: December 31st 11pm-6am FLEXX BOOOM 2016 New Year’s Eve Party, at Alte Kaserne.
November 11, 2016, 11pm-6am, at Fridas Büxe, Friedaustrasse 23. Gay/hetero-friendly House, Deep House, Techno dance party, this edition with DJs Elvis Cassetta + Frenchwork + Niclas. For more info see behave.events and facebook below:
November 19, 2016, 11pm-8am at Revier Club, Hohlstr. 18. Club Revier will close at the end of this year which means that Kiki has to look for a new home. The last Kiki gay electronic dance party will be celebrated with Saus and Braus, Matija, Pazkal, and Modnar. See facebook for full details:
January, 2017 (TBC), the 13th 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.
April - May, 2017 (TBC). LGBT film festival at various venues in Zurich including Cabaret Voltaire; then following week, at Cinema Luna, in Frauenfeld.
May, 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:
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.
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:
Mid-August, 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.
Mid-August, 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:
Mid-August, 2017, 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
April, 2017 (TBC) at X-tra, Limmatstrasse 118. Annual epic spring adventure: sensual, fresh, all white weekend: Opening Party, WHITE PARTY, Main Event + FLEXX WHITE AFTERHOURS. See DJs/ hotel package offer online:
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: