Munich Gay Oktoberfest
Germany → Munich 18.09 - 03.10 2021
Munich Gay Oktoberfest is also known as ‘Rosa Wiesn-Oktoberfest’ which translated to Oink Oktoberfest.
The Rosa Wiesn festival is a combination of different events taking place for the LGBTQ community during the world’s biggest beer festival. The Oktoberfest is housed in lots of large tents which are connect to a different beer brand.
Thousands of gay boys and many lesbians from all over the world arrive in Munich for the different parties held in tents themed for the LGBTQ community. Tickets should be bought in advance as generally all events are sold out.
Germany → Munich 18.03 - 21.03 2021
Starkbierzeit in German means ‘Strong Beer Time’. The Munich Leather and Fetish association, MLC hosts a special 4-day weekend version of their very own Starkbierfest each March.
During the MLC Starkbierfests there is a strict dress code of Bavarian traditional costumes and leather pants only. An event to mix with locals and foreign tourists whilst consuming strong beer while partying in a beer tent.
Munich Gay Pride (CSD)
Germany → Munich 03.07 - 11.07 2021
Munich Gay Pride is Bavaria’s largest LGBTQ event with approximately 200,000 attendees. The event has been held since 1980 and grown in popularity. The main parade takes place on the Saturday afternoon with the Munich trams being decorated as well.
After the parade there is a street festival in Marienplatz which is Munich’s historic central square. In this square there a stage with local and international entertainers. In the evening the neo-gothic Munich City Hall is used as a large party location for the LGBTQ community which is unique for a city hall to be used for this type of party. Typically the mayor of Munich support the gay parade and why city hosts the party at the city hall.