The most outstanding party of the year is certainly the Life Ball*, which is one of the biggest AIDS fundraising events in the world. Numerous international show stars and Hollywood celebrities volunteer for the good cause and alone during the fashion show on Rathausplatz – City Hall Square every year thousands of people come to witness live this colorful and shrill spectacle. International designer greatnesses such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Roberto Cavalli, and Donatella Versace have presented their great and unusual creations at the City Hall Square fashion show. The nicest thing about it is life celebration and, incidentally, a lot of money is collected to support various projects in the fight against the immunodeficiency disease.
Also a "must go" in spring is the Vienna Fetish Spring, which takes place every year around Corpus Christi. Here meet fetish enthusiasts from all over the world. The party starts with a Rubber & Sportswear Party and includes also a Naked Party and a BLUF hour. One of the highlights is certainly the Mr. Fetish Austria Contest. DJs and numerous accompanying programs take care of an exuberant mood. Another highlight of the year is the Vienna Pride Week, which takes place every summer. The highlight here is certainly the Rainbow Parade, which attracts thousands of participants and spectators every year to the Vienna Ringstraße. The opening of the Pride Village takes place in front of the Vienna City Hall. The Boylesque Festival is not only an absolute must for fetish friends. Here comes the crème de la crème of the boylesque / burlesque and queerlesque scene to celebrate to Vienna.
There is something more hearty in autumn at the Rosa Wiener Wiesen Fest. Here come all friends of proper dirndls and crashing leather pants fully at their expense. This festival is part of the Wiener Wiesn and is one of the benchmarks of the queer scene.
*The Life Ball, which takes place every year in the Vienna City Hall, is the largest public manifestation against HIV and AIDS. Its goal: to help affected people in an unconventional way and to stop tabooing on HIV / AIDS. (Image: LifeBall / © Christoph Leder www.lifeball.org)