Gay Parties & LGBT+ Events

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, or LGBT+ for short, is an important scene in Zurich, which besides demonstrations, also organizes parties and festivals.

Nightlife & Party

Zurich's nightlife offers the LGBT+ community a broad and varied bouquet of clubs and parties. Various party labels in changing locations guarantee a lively ambiance – particularly popular are the events staged by the largest gay party organizer Angels. They include the "Kitsch Party", featuring bizarre decorations, and the "White Party", where guests are required to wear white. 

Festivals & Culture

Since 2009, Zurich organizes the Zurich Pride Festival every year. The three-day program features an opening and closing party, bars and food stands at the festival site, a series of concerts and shows, various parties, conferences on specific themes, and a parade through the inner city. Up to 30,000 people take part in the festival every year. Since the year 2000 the "Warmer Mai" (Warm May), a cultural month, is held annually, focusing on homosexual themes in the fields of art and culture. Kicking off the event is the Pink Apple Film Festival, featuring movie screenings, podium discussions, concerts and much more besides.

April 30 – May 9, 2019
The gay and lesbian film festival enthralls a large public in Zurich every year.
June 14 – 15, 2019
Colorful, loud and joyful – at Zurich Pride, the LGBT+ community demonstrate for their rights, with the widespread support of the people of Zurich.
August 10, 2019
At the largest techno parade in the world, hundreds of thousands of ravers dance around Zurich’s lake basin.
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The Angels parties enthrall a large public four times a year.
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Gay parties are held every month in hip Zurich clubs under this label.
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The alternative party series for all members of the LGBT+ community and “other colorful characters”.
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This small club in the heart of the Old Town is renowned as a gay club, but welcomes heterosexuals, too.
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The city’s oldest party exclusively for women is held at the Club Exil in Zürich-West.

Multifaceted Zurich

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