September 1, 2013

European Gay Calendar

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Gay LGBT euro events including Germany, Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid, Athens and more. We do our best to try and keep up with all the events, but sometimes we miss one or two.

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BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival is 30 years old in 2016


  • Arosa Gay Skiweek  – Arosa sits at the top of a typical Swiss mountain valley (5700 feet) and that means there’s sure to be snow! Whether you like carving the slopes and skiing back to your hotel at the end of the day, walking along the winter paths that lead you right through the ski area to the heart of town, or listening to the snow crunching under your feet as you stroll through the village. 225 km of Ski & Snowboard trails Jan 10-17, 2016
  • Barenpaadiie – a gay bear weekend in Hamburg with gay parties, sauna and events. Hamburg, Germany; Jan 15-17, 2016
  • Mr Gear Ireland – Our mission is to develop the Leather & fetish scene for gay men here in Ireland, building relationships with similar groups and community organisations here and abroad. At GEARED nights we provide a genuine gay and fetish friendly venue, on a Saturday night, with a late bar, a reasonable cover charge and normal drinks prices. Having a strict dress code ensures that those who take the gear seriously feel comfortable. It also creates the right atmosphere. We began in early 2013 as GEAR Ireland and had our first monthly event in Fibber Magees in May 2013. This is an entirely voluntary and not for profit operation, after the essential costs are covered we will donate any surplus funds to charity again at the end of the year. We also run occasional Gear sales, a Bondage workshop and participate in similar fetish gear events elsewhere whenever possible. Our Dress Code – Leather/Biker. Rubber, Military, Skinhead, Workwear & Sportgear. Dublin, Ireland; January 16, 2016
  • Budapest Pride (LGBT Film and Cultural Festival) – The 19th Budapest Pride LGBTQ Film Festival opens on January 13th with Der Kreis – “The Circle.” Budapest, Hungary Jan 20-24, 2016
  • RegenbogenBall – The Wiener Regenbogenball (Viennese Rainbow Ball) is the number one ball for LGBTI people and their friends. Vienna, Austria; Jan 30, 2016


  • Festival des images aux mots – 8th edition of the Lesbian Film Festival, Gay, Bi and Trans Toulouse “Of Images For Words” The Festival  Of Words In Pictures  has found its place in the cultural landscape Toulouse film, as well as local and national LGBT movement. Toulouse, France; Feb 1-7  Mid Pyrenees Feb 8-28, 2016
  • Sitges Carnival 2016Sitges Carnival is one of the world’s top 10 carnivals and attracts more than 250,000 people to Sitges over 7 days with amazing parades, shows and parties. This is one Winter festival you don’t want to miss! Sitges, Spain; Feb 2-10, 2016
  • Rainbows Winter FestivalAn international four day gay event which offers guests everything from exotic sight seeing trips, northern lights hunt and late night parties. Attracts people from all around the world. Reykjavik, Iceland; Feb 11-14, 2016
  • Belgium Leatherpride – MSC BELGIUM organizes meetings for men showing interest in motorcycles and bikermen. Our organisation prsues three goals: Strengthening of the gay fetish scene; Public visibility to reduce prejudice; Support of sexual health associations and organizations. Antwerp, Belgium; Feb 17-22, 2016
  • TEDDY AWARD at the International Film Festival in Berlin – The TEDDY AWARD honors Queer movies in the sections: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary/Essay Film as well as Best Short Film. The 30th TEDDY AWARD will be given away during the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The location of the festive awarding in 2016 will be the STATION Berlin; Feb 19, 2016
  • Mr Leather Belgium – Antwerp, Belgium; Feb 20, 2016
  • INTO THE TANK ROMA – The famous fetish night from Madrid, goes this winter to Rome again. Rome. Sports – Urban – Clubbers – Leather – Rubber – Army – Jockstraps – Underwear – Swimming Trunks – Speedos, etc.. are the main dress-codes for the party. IT; Feb 20, 2016
  • Zinegoak Bilbao International GLT Film Festival – Zinegoak is the international LGBT film and performing arts festival of Bilbao which is organized by Hegoak Association and that celebrates its 13th edition in 2016. We invite you to submit your film through our website. You may learn more about us in the “Other Editions” tab. Bilbao, Spain; Feb 22-29, 2016
  • Starkbierfest – For five days, the Münchener Löwen present the established programme-mix of folksy togetherness and hot event.Bavaria, Germany; Feb 24-28, 2016
  • Bavarian Mr Leather – Bavaria, Germany; Feb 25, 2016
  • Fetish Pride Italia & Mr. Rubber Italia Contest – Italy’s biggest gay fetish pride event comes complete with a film festival, photo exhibition, an art exhibition and plenty of parties with various themes such as rubber, leather uniforms, skin heads, sneakers and a ‘Fuck the rest’ party to finish off proceedings. Rome, Italy; Feb 25-28, 2016
  • Swing – Only 90 minutes from Zurich, the Swiss resort village of Lenzerheide is the perfect setting for an Alpine adventure; Feb 28 – Mar 6, 2016


  • Amsterdam Bear Pride – Amsterdam will celebrate it’s third Bear Pride. The city of cheese, tulips and tolerance welcomes all the furry fellas and their friends for a weekend filled with fun. Bowling, a pub crawl, dancing, cruising, bingo, a canal cruise and of course a Mister Bear Netherlands election are just some of the highlights of a diverse schedule of events. Amsterdam; Mar 3-7, 2016
  • Amsterdam Bear Pride Main Party – Following the election of Mister Bear Amsterdam 2015, it is time to get dancing!Amsterdam’s finest bear parties, Furball Amsterdam & Bear-Necessity, join forces to bring you a EXTRA LONG unforgettable party that will go on until 08:00AM. Both will contribute with their best DJ’s to make sure you can dance until the early morning! Amsterdam; Mar 5, 2016
  • Bear Carnival Maspalomas – Bear Carnival 2016 will be a large-scale bear meeting in Gran Canaria, the biggest gay beach destination in the World. Have a look at the programme! Last edition was held in March 2015, overlapping the famous Maspalomas International Carnival. It was a complete success, atracting hundreds of bears from America, Europe and Mid-East. The theme for our parties in 2015 was the “the pirates“, and the chosen theme for 2016 will be “the Wild West.” Gran Canaria, Spain; Mar 7-14, 2016
  • Gay & Lesbian Travel Expo at ITB – Gay & Lesbian travel is visible at ITB Berlin since 2003 but it became one of the “established ITB travel segments” in 2010. In the meantime, the Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion has become an increasingly important landmark. Thus at ITB Berlin 2012 more than a dozen exhibitors were presenting the latest trends and products in the LGBT market on a record display area covering 200 square metres in Hall 2.1a. Mar 9-13, 2016
  • PITBUL VIENNA – Austria’s hottest bear&butch-run. For real men, wild bears, fetish-fans & friends into relaxed masculine attitude… “WOOF!” Bavaria, Germany; Monthly Parties
  • Queergestreift Filmfestival – Get ready for two weeks queer cinema full of glittering glamour, compelling dramas, deep feeling and first class entertainment. Konstanz, Germany; TBA
  • Roze Filmdagen; Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival  – 18th AMSTERDAM LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Mar 10-20, 2016
  • Amsterdam Bear Pride – Amsterdam Bear Pride, a yearly event for gay men who are big, butch and hairy and all their lovers and admirers. Amsterdam; Mar 3-7, 2016
  • GLITCH – is a new queer film festival. They have a stunning selection of films, video art, spoken word, filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, live music and free haircuts. Programmed by Digital Desperados their focus is on films by or about people of colour – so GLITCH is a queer, trans, intersex, people of colour film festival. A contemporary snapshot of queer passions and preoccupations. Road movies, love, prisons, cooking, S&M, life drawing, colonialism, dance, children, electricity, magnets, death, the play of light, lipstick, racism, shop work, night life, poetry, outer space, sex work, pride, mothers, pet dogs and more! Entry to all events is free. All films are subtitled. All live events are BSL interpreted. Glasgow, Scotland; TBA
  • BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival – London LGBT Film Festival is 30 years old in 2016. Since starting life in 1986 as Gay’s Own Pictures, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival (formerly BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival) has brought the best in international queer cinema to the South Bank. The festival has evolved to become one of the highlights in the LGBT cultural calendar, a place for the breadth of the community, and a few of our honoured friends, to meet and watch and talk and drink and dance and debate. London; Mar 16-27, 2016
  • Fist & Fetish International MeetingBerlin dark is a cruising club HARD & FETISH for men who like to meet other men freely and without any other barriers than those of respect for others.We remind you that you must not only look for the sleaze attitude in others, you must also bring it on yourself. A strict dress code will only be required for specific party nights, which will be duly announced. However, on the rest of occasions we advise you to come along wearing no-frills dress code attire to “ease” the admission process; You know : leather, rubber, skin outfin, sportwear, jockstrap, military, industrial, jeans, speedo, plain t-shirts… only boots or sneakers. You don’t be too groomed & cologned either; it can be “counterproductive”. You can bring along your dress code or fetish attire in your bag and get changed in the foyer.If you come in a group or are in trendy, fashionable outfits you’d better refrain: You won’t be at ease in Berlin Dark . There’s plenty of other clubs where you’ll be better off. Barcelona, Spain; Mar 18-19, 2016
  • The DÜSSEL-CUP – Düsseldorf’s gay and lesbian sporting event. The Düssel-Cup is organized by four clubs: VC Phönix, Düsseldorf Dolphins, Weiberkram and TSC conTAKT.Around 700 participants come from all over Europe to Düsseldorf to participate in 11 sporting disciplines including swimming, volleyball, basketball, dancing, soccer, badminton, and running. Düsseldorf, Germany; Mar 18-20, 2016
  • EUROPEAN GAY SKI WEEK  – March 2014 will be our amazing 6th year, and we are proud to be returning to Alpe d’Huez. Oisans region of the French Alpes. This party is so cool it takes place in two countries, with participants able to ski trails in France and Italy; Mar 19-26, 2016
  • Bearcelona – Barcelona, Spain; Mar 23-28, 2016
  • BLF | ECMC Leather & Fetish Week – In 1998 the BLF was established to organize this event and also to provide a framework for the Berlin Easter Meeting to once again become one of the great fetish fixtures in the calendar of the fetish world. This is the reason why in 2013, we celebrate 15 years BLF | Berlin Leather and Fetish e.V.. We are pleased that you are all here together celebrating this anniversary with us and the Berlin community. Mar 23-29, 2016
  • Matinée Easter Gay Weekend 2016Barcelona, Spain; Mar 24-27, 2016
  • Torremolinos Leather & Fetish – Torremolinos will hold 4 days of good, hot fun of the Leather and Fetish kind. So if you are turned on by leather, BD, rubber, latex, uniforms, sport’s gear, jockstraps or your own particular fetish, this is your opportunity to join like-minded guys at Torremolinos Leather & Fetish. Torremolinos, Spain; Mar 24-28, 2016
  • Béar Féile – Dublin Bears are a social group run by gay men for gay men of all ages who identify as bears or admirers. We have a committee of 5 and are supported by volunteers on an ongoing basis. We run monthly and annual social events in Dublin City, Ireland and also travel to support other Bear groups. Dublin, Ireland; Mar 31 – Apr 3, 2016

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