Gay Summer Festivals: 4 events not to miss

6 months ago — 3 min read — 1 Comment
By Blued

While 2017 gay pride season is already in full swing, it’s time to prepare for an amazing gay summer! Here are some of the biggest gay events not to miss this summer in Europe.


The 10th Circuit Festival Barcelona –August 5 – 20

Let’s fly to Barcelona for a XXL edition of Circuit Festival: the iconic gay festival is celebrating its 10th edition this summer! Tens of thousands of party goers from around the world are expected to attend the biggest gay clubbing festival on earth.

This year, the promoters have extended the events to three full weekends of parties! Outdoor or indoor clubbing events, pool parties, shows, more than 15 events are already scheduled with the biggest names of the international gay clubbing scene such as Matinée, Forever Tel Aviv, Papa Party etc. It’s also a great opportunity to enjoy Barcelona’s gay beaches packed with the hottest men on earth for 3 weeks!

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Mykonos Xlsior Festival – August 23 – 30

Launched in 2009, the Xlsior Festival has put this wonderful island of the Cyclades back on the gay summer agenda! Attracting an always growing crowd of party-goers (30,000 people expected this summer), the  XLsior festival combines a breathtaking scenery, pristine beaches and the sound of the best DJs gathering from around the world.

You will enjoy crazy nights and the wonders of a beautiful island, not to mention the iconic sunset from the terrace of the Elysium hotel. And who knows, you might meet with some descendants of the Gods of ancient Greece.

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Pink Lake Festival in Wörthersee (Austria) – August 24 – 27

A rather unique gay event in Europe, the Pink Lake Festival has been taking place in Wörthersee (Austria) every year for 10 years already. For 4 days, the attendees celebrate at the Pinklake beach Club settled on the wonderful Park’s Hotel’s Sol Beach Club in Velden. A beach, pristine water from the mountains (25 degrees all summer long!), cocktails and top food, the Pink Lake Beach Club is a dreaming place to relax, sunbathe, swim and enjoy the summer heat with charming people!

And don’t miss the parties! Costumed parties, DJs parties and even a Cruise Party on the Wörthersee Lake.

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The Cruise, from Lisbon to Gran Canaria –September 18 – 25

The Cruise by La Démence is the most international gay cruise of this summer in Europe. For this new edition, The Cruise offers a brand new route, from Lisbon to Gran Canaria with stops  in Madeira, La Palma, La Gormera, Tenerife and Lanzarote, a unique experience for a dream vacation.

During the stops, you will sightsee the beauty and must-see of the  Canary islands in the Atlantic ocean. On board, you will enjoy the upper deck sunbathe (with or without bathing suit), do some sports, relax around the pool, make new friends or have dinner in one of the five restaurants. At night, the DJs take over for intense parties under the stars. Be ready, this gay cruise is unforgettable.

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