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Vienna Media News 08/2018 Waltzing drag queens

The Rainbow Ball, taking place for the 22nd time in 2019, has long since established itself as a classic Viennese ball for the LGBT community. Held at Parkhotel Schönbrunn, the event on January 26, 2019 will get underway with a polonaise as custom dictates, followed by waltzes, foxtrots and sambas. A disco, rainbow casino, various live acts and the public quadrille at midnight ensure that the Rainbow Ball is one of the highlights of the season, with something for everyone.

The Kreativball has come a long way since its low-profile beginnings – you have to be quick these days because tickets for this event for the LGBT community and their friends sell out weeks in advance! Held on February 1 and 2, it will take place for the 27th time in 2019. This year’s slogan is “Under the Rainbow”.

While guests at the Opera Ball waltz with typical restraint at the Vienna State Opera on February 28, 2019, on the same night revelers at Miss Candy’s Rose Ball really let their hair down. Vienna’s best-known drag queen never fails to deliver a spectacular show. The dancefloors are packed deep into the early hours.

Another LGBT highlight of the year ahead is EuroPride 2019, which will be returning to the city for the second time since 2001. A series of info events, discussions and cultural highlights – as well as parties – will put Vienna at the heart of Europe’s LGBT community from June 1-16, 2019. More than a million visitors are expected.


Vienna Tourist Board
Helena Hartlauer
Media Relations UK, USA, Canada, Australia
Tel. (+ 43 1) 211 14-364

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