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june 01 - 16, 2019

Vienna Gay Pride

june 15, 2019 @ 02:00 pm

Start: Rathausplatz/Ringstrasse Boulevard

©WienTourismus/Paul Bauer

About Vienna Gay Pride

Gay Pride Vienna first started in 1996 as a relatively small event, which was aimed at celebrating the local LGBTQ community. Since then, it has evolved into a multi-day event that welcomes both local and international members of the community.  

Along with an incredible parade which takes place on the city's most beautiful boulevard, Ringstrasse, you can look forward to a series of Pride Villages set up across the city, which will showcase live performers and DJs. While you may assume Vienna is relatively posh and orderly most of the time, the city rocks during its annual pride, with people flooding the streets with party spirits each year.  

Program of Vienna Gay Pride

This year will be extra special for Vienna Pride seeing as Vienna will be the host city for EuroPride 2019. For two weeks, Vienna will be the center of LGBT Austria, hosting a range of queer-related events, parties, and cultural activities. More than 1 million visitors are expected to descend upon the Austrian capital to take part in the celebrations. Along with 2019 representing EuroPride for Vienna, it also marks 50 years since Stonewall, meaning this pride will focus particularly on the necessity of inclusion, love, and respect towards the LGBTQ community. This couldn't be echoed any more than in the Pride's motto for 2019, 'Visions of Pride'.

The heart of EuroPride Vienna will be Pride Village which will take place in City Hall Square. If the crowds get a little too much, there will also be the alternative Pride Village in front of the Votive Church in Sigmund Freud Park. This will be the first time a second Pride Park/Village will be in place, making 2019 an extra special pride for Vienna. Whichever Pride Village you choose, you can expect drag shows, film nights, and a host of different DJs. Otherwise, if you want to do EuroPride Vienna like a boss, just visit both!

In the lead-up to the main Vienna Pride Parade, expect many LGBTQ events. While the entire program is yet to be determined, a few confirmed events include the EuroPride Run, EuroPride Pool Day, and a pride day at the zoo. There will also be a pride day at the beach, taking place at Hermann Strandbar. Here you can relax into a brunch, along with various yoga sessions and a curated DJ session.   

The highlight of Vienna Gay Pride is the traditional Rainbow Parade. For 2019 it will take place in the center of Vienna on Saturday, June 15 at 12 noon along the beautiful Ringstrasse Boulevard. This will the 23rd edition of the pride, so expect something momentous! The pride parade culminates to a party with live music and DJs, so be sure to come with high energy. Of course there will be additional celebrations to mark the end of EuroPride 2019, so be sure to stay tuned for more details.

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