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From Berlin to Montreal, Barcelona to Mexico City, explore the definitive list of the hottest gay circuit parties, and get ready to experience the ultimate in LGBTQ nightlife.
Discover all the best gay circuit parties around the world, from the most popular festival events to lesser-known gay circuit parties that diehard partiers love.
This list offers the most comprehensive roundup of the top gay circuit parties and festival weekends across Europe, the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Southeast Asia!
Gay Circuit Parties in Europe
Circuit Festival Barcelona
Dates: Aug 5 – 13, 2023
Host Hotel: NH Gran Hotel Calderón
- Popular Hotels: W Hotel BCN, Axel Hotel Barcelona
Circuit Festival Barcelona, hosted by the Matinée Group, is renowned as one of the biggest international gay circuit festivals in the world. Thousands of hot gay men attend the event from all corners of the globe.
Don't miss this epic water party where guys have a blast splashing around and dancing in the large pool at Illa Fantasia water park.
We Party – Madrid
- Partner Hotel: Hotel Indigo Gran Vía
- Popular Hotels: Axel Hotel Madrid, Room Mate Óscar, 7 Islas Hotel
Europe's renowned We Party is renowned for its vibrant gay circuit parties held in Madrid and is one of the most renowned event producers in the world. During the summer, the party takes off to some of the most popular gay destinations like Torremolinos, Stockholm and Mexico City.
Infinity Festival – Torremolinos
- Dates: April 28 – May 2, 2023
- Popular Hotels: Ritual Torremolinos, Hotel Sireno, Meliá Costa Del Sol
The Infinity Festival is an amazing circuit party that takes place in Torremolinos, a renowned gay resort close to Málaga in Spain. This vibrant location is the perfect backdrop for a weekend of fun and festivities.
This gay beach town in southern Spain is a popular destination for European gay tourists during the month of October, when the Infinity Festival takes place. Prepare for an unforgettable long weekend full of beach parties, hot men and sex parties!
Matrix Sun Festival – Torremolinos
The Matrix Sun Festival is the most lively of all Torremolinos gay festivals, with its all-out circuit party atmosphere and tons of sexy gay men ready to party.
Revolver – Berlin
Revolver is the largest monthly circuit event for the LGBTQ+ community in Berlin. It is renowned for its dark, sexually positive, and raunchy atmosphere typical of what you would expect from a German circuit party.
The party is hosted at Berlin’s KitKat Club. You’ll find everyone here is wearing sexy harnesses and revealing jockstraps.
XLSIOR – Mykonos, Greece
- Dates: Aug 16 – 23, 2023
- Host Hotels: The Pearls Collection (Villa Ilana, Villa Victoria & others)
- Partner Hotels: N Hotel and Kenshō Ornos, Myconian Ambassador, Myconian Imperial Elia Beach & Avaton Resort
- Luxury Options: Mykonos Plum Guide Listings
The XLSIOR Mykonos gay festival circuit parties are renowned around the globe, drawing in a diverse and impressive international crowd. These parties have become the stuff of legend, with individuals from all walks of life gathering on the Greek island of Mykonos to let loose. You can expect to find LOTS of muscled gay men at XLSIOR, but people of all kinds come to join in the fun, making these events some of the best on the planet.
La Demence – Brussels, Belgium
Partner Hotels: Pullman Brussels Centre Midi, The Augustin, Warwick Barsey & Aloft Schuman
- Luxury Options: Brussels Plum Guide Listings
La Demence circuit party occurs on a monthly basis, however, during the summer season, an extra special occasion is usually held. In the year 2023, the party is due to embark on the Explorer of The Seas La Demence gay cruise, also known as The Cruise.
COX Parties – Italy
COX is renowned as one of the most famed gay circuit parties in Italy, holding events in nine different cities. However, the most renowned parties are hosted in Naples, Rome, Florence, and especially in Milan.
The COX events usually showcase well-known DJs and porn stars. The organizers take pride in offering great music and a testosterone-filled atmosphere, which is favored by the leather and BDSM scenes.
FunHouse – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rapido Events produces numerous FunHouse parties annually, each one of them held in Amsterdam's exhilarating gay circuit.
Rapido – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rapido Events also produces the popular gay circuit party, Rapido, in Amsterdam. This event, which takes place in the converted church nightclub, Paradiso, is situated close to Amsterdam's city centre.
H.I.M. – Antwerp Belgium
H.I.M. is Antwerp’s largest gay circuit party, and it gets pretty wild! This Antwerp event is the biggest of its kind, with four different rooms each with a unique theme and sexy muscled go-go dancers flexing in their stylish harnesses.
Get ready to party and let loose as it's sure to be a wild night!
XCAPE – Stockholm, Sweden
XCAPE puts together some incredible monthly LGBT circuit parties in Stockholm. When they collaborate with other global queer event organizers, the gatherings can become extra special!
Each event has its own distinctive theme, such as Jungle Fever, Land of the Vikings, Voodoo, and the X-Cape Space Party.
GATE PARTY – Milan, Italy
GATE Party is well-known as the premier gay circuit party in Milan, usually with 1 to 2 events monthly. Get ready for a sultry, shirtless and sweat-filled night of dancing.
The gatherings are held at the District 272 Club, a setting that appears like it was made for circuit parties. Prepare to be dazzled by outstanding DJs and impressively toned dancers on the dance floor.
Gay Circuit Parties in the United States
In the US, there are many circuit parties for gay men. San Francisco, Palm Springs, Dallas, and Orlando are amongst the cities that host numerous events annually. Below are some of the most popular:
Masterbeat puts on huge gay circuit events with world-renowned international gay DJs in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. Their locations are top-notch, such as New York's multi-level Terminal 5 and Miami's James L. Knight Center.
White Party Palm Springs, California
Dates: May 12 – 14, 2023
Host Hotel: Hilton Palm Springs Resort
- Luxury Options: Palm Springs Plum Guide Listings
White Party Palm Springs is one of the best weekend of gay circuit parties in the USA. The climate is perfect, a short drive from Los Angeles, featuring world renowned entertainers and hottest gay scene DJs and (most importantly) there are plenty of attractive men!
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Folsom Circuit Parties – San Francisco, California
Real Bad Party Date: 2023 Dates TBA
Ritual Party Date: 2023 Dates TBA
- Stay Here: Gay Friendly San Francisco Hotels
The Folsom Street Fair and Up Your Alley are the two event weeks that San Francisco annually hosts, and they are the largest gay leather and fetish events weeks in the world. The Folsom Street Fair takes place in September and Up Your Alley is in mid-July.
XOXO Entertainment collaborates with Matinee and other international producers to put on their own circuit parties during Folsom.
The Dinah Shore Lesbian Weekend – Palm Springs, California
The Dinah, hosted by Club Skirts, is a one-of-a-kind lesbian party festival, making it a rare and special occurrence. It was created by Mariah Hanson in 1991 and has since grown larger and more exciting each year. Its lineup usually consists of an opening night, a couple of pool parties, a queer and lesbian circuit party, a comedy show, and a closing night.
Winter Party Festival – Miami Beach, Florida
Dates: March 8 – 14, 2023
- Popular Hotels: Hôtel Gaythering, AxelBeach Miami, Fontainebleau Miami Beach
The Winter Party Miami Festival has become renowned as one of the most celebrated gay circuit parties in both Florida and the United States. It is held annually for a week-long celebration, with the purpose of raising funds for the LGBT+ community. Wild circuit parties are held, which draw in people from all around the United States and from other countries.
Gay Days – Orlando, Florida
Attendees of Gay Days in Orlando are dedicated Disney fans. Many LGBT+ people travel to the city to enjoy the theme parks and other local festivities. This annual event offers more than just Disney World visits; there are also circuit parties, expos, and special hotel events.
One Magical Weekend – Orlando, Florida
One Magical Weekend The Disney fantasy waterpark gay party occurs annually on the first weekend of June. It is the festival's most prominent event.
In preparation for the upcoming weekend, get ready for the incredible Therapy Pool Party. The next four days will be full of circuit parties all over Orlando. Don't forget to wear your Red Shirt Pride Days at Walt Disney!
Peach Party – Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: June 8 – 12, 2023
Popular Hotels: Hotel Indigo Midtown, Loews Hotel Atlanta, The Candler Hotel
Recently, Peach Party Atlanta has become increasingly popular, even though it has been taking place for over 10 years!
Put on by GA Boy Events, this 5-day event is quickly becoming as renowned as many of the other major circuit parties in the United States.
Tickets for Peach Party are available through Universe.com
Joining Hearts Weekend Pool Party – Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: July 14 – 15, 2023
Joining Hearts throws an fun and no-attitude pool party. Even though it's one of the smaller gay circuit events in Atlanta, it is just as entertaining. Boys get the chance to wear their sexiest swimwear and show off their body.
Market Days – Chicago, Illinois
Market Days has been a well-known destination for LGBTQ+ travelers from many corners of the USA for more than four decades. It's a vibrant and lively event, full of top-tier talent from the gay entertainment world.
The massive half-mile-long party takes place in Chicago’s historic Northalsted district, also known as the Boystown gay neighborhood.
The suggested donation of $15 to cover performer costs at Market Days is also very reasonable, so you can save up to spend on accommodation!
Southern Decadence – New Orleans, Louisiana
Every Labor Day weekend, Southern Decadence, a grand celebration for the LGBT community, occurs in New Orleans. This event is widely considered to be the U.S. version of Mardi Gras!
Every year, hundreds of thousands of gay party-goers travel to New Orleans for the Southern Decadence weekend. Unlike many circuit parties, Southern Decadence is not a single, ticketed event. Rather, it is a collection of events held in and around the bars of the French Quarter, offering a range of activities for visitors to enjoy.
Pines Party – Fire Island, New York
- Dates: 2023 Dates TBA
Just a couple of hours away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, Pines Party is the ultimate beachfront gay festival weekend in the iconic Fire Island Pines. Every year, this LGBT community welcomes thousands of party-goers from all over America to experience the ultimate party weekend. Join us this summer and let the good times roll!
You won't want to miss out on Pines Party! Tickets usually go quickly, so be sure to grab yours as soon as they become available. And don't forget to rock your hottest swim trunks! It's going to be a night to remember!
MEAT NYC – New York City
If you live in New York City and you're part of the LGBT+ community, you've probably heard about MEAT NYC - and it's not surprising. This is one of the most talked about circuit parties in the Big Apple, and it's definitely worth checking out. From the pumping music to the amazing crowd, MEAT NYC is always a great time.
Held at 3 Dollar Bill, the renowned queer nightclub located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, MEAT offers an experience that can't be found anywhere else in New York City. With a large covered outdoor area, a huge bar and even a dark room, MEAT is the perfect place to throw a circuit party.
Calling all leather aficionados and kinksters! Daddy Ersin's RAM Party is the monthly fet/gear event to attend in NYC. But we don't just stop there - we also host special events such as ManFest in Fort Lauderdale and the Plunge Pool Party in both Dallas and Fort Lauderdale. Don't miss out on the fun!
Purple Party – Dallas, Texas
Head down south to the Lone Star State for the biggest gay circuit party weekend in the south! Purple Party is an all-volunteer non-profit charity dance, so your party ticket goes to a good cause.
Get the weekend started with several opening and welcome parties as well as the Shine Pool Party. On Sunday, close out the weekend with the Revival Tea Dance and Glow Closing Party.
But the fun doesn't have to end there – the Purple Foundation also produces smaller local circuit parties in Dallas throughout the year. So come and show your love and support for the Purple Party and its charitable mission!
Revelry – Houston, Texas
Dates: April 7 – 9, 2023
For the past few years, Reverly has been the go-to circuit party in Houston during the Easter holiday weekend. Packed with an array of themed events, the party has become a popular destination for the city's LGBTQ+ community. Whether you're looking for an epic night out or just looking to have some fun with friends, Reverly is the place to be this Easter.
CherryPop Weekend – Washington, DC
Every year, the CherryPop Weekend takes the LGBTQ+ community by storm! Featuring an incredible array of international DJs, this weekend-long circuit party festival is packed with pop-art inspired events and provides invaluable support to HIV/AIDS and mental health charities.
Whether you're looking to dance the night away or simply show your support, get ready to join the festivities and show your love for a great cause!
Kinetic Presents – Washington, DC
Kinetic Presents is shaking up the Washington, DC gay-scene! Bringing together the hottest DJs and seasoned party producers, these monthly circuit parties are sure to be a night to remember.
With a vibrant energy that's impossible to resist, these events are held at different venues around the city and feature everything from "play zone" dark rooms to exciting performances. So come out and experience the sensational sounds and atmosphere of Kinetic Presents!
Independence Week – Provincetown, Massachusetts
Dates: July 1 – 4, 2023
- Popular Hotels: White Porch Inn, Crowne Pointe Inn & Spa, Brass Key Guesthouse, Salt House Inn
Are you ready to party in Provincetown this July 4th? Independence Week is coming up, and it's shaping up to be an incredible celebration of all things gay! Get ready for all the amazing circuit parties happening during the week - from Rough Trade to the Trade Pool Party and the Freedom Beach Party - you’ll have a blast! Make sure to pack your best gay Independence Day looks for the festivities. See you in Provincetown for the best Independence Week yet!
Gay Circuit Parties in Canada
RUFF – Vancouver, Canada
RUFF is an open and affirming circuit party in Vancouver that began in 2012. It is a place where everyone is invited to come and celebrate, no matter their age, body type, or ethnicity. The producers of RUFF create a supportive and safe environment for all, making it a great choice for anyone looking for a fun night out on the town.
If you've been looking for an awesome night out in Vancouver, then you've come to the right place! RUFF parties take place at a variety of great venues, like The Pint, Celebrities Underground, and Central Studios.
Prism Events – Toronto, Canada
The music at Prism Events' parties always brings something for everyone. Whether you're into disco, house, or circuit beats, there's something for you. Get ready to experience the energy of Revival, Joy, and Resist - three of their most popular circuit parties. And if you're in Toronto for pride, you won't want to miss the massive, unforgettable parties Prism has to offer. Get ready to party!
Black and Blue – Montreal, Canada
Dates: 2023 Dates TBA
Celebrate the unique style and culture of the gay community at the most popular gay circuit party in Montréal - Black and Blue! Held annually at Bad Boy Club, this event is open to both gay and straight patrons. 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Black and Blue circuit party!
Not only is it a night of fun and celebration, but the proceeds of the event support the BBCM Foundation, who provide social, financial, and medical assistance to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Join us for an unforgettable night of music and dancing in support of a worthy cause!
Gay Circuit Parties in Mexico
Arena Riviera Maya
Dates: Feb 1 – 7, 2023
The gorgeous and romantic Riviera Maya is the backdrop for the hugely popular international gay circuit festival - Arena Riviera Maya! Heading to the stunning tropical island of Cozumel, just off Mexico’s west coast, you will be welcomed by the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a party like no other!
With just a short boat ride away from the gay-friendly destination of Playa del Carmen, you can be sure that this year’s festivities will be hot and humid, with plenty of sexy vibes!
White Party Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is the ultimate place to party, but the White Party really takes it up a notch! From the hottest DJs to the most outrageous costumes, the White Party is the event to be seen at. So come join the party and experience the energy of Puerto Vallarta's White Party!
UTOPIA Festival - Isla Mujeres
Dates: March 31 – April 3, 2023
- Host Hotels: Must book through Utopia (see site)
- Popular Hotels: Isla Mujeres Palace, Casa de la Luna Loca
For one week each year, UTOPIA Festival transforms Mexico’s Isla Mujeres - located off the Cancun coastline - into a paradise for gay party-goers. From Thursday to Monday, festival-goers enjoy world-class DJs, fitness classes, poolside lounging, and sun-soaked days on the island’s beautiful beaches. Utopia has four host hotels that are exclusively available to attendees, or you can opt for one of the nearby hotels for a quieter getaway. Regardless of where you stay, you’re sure to find plenty of like-minded people to mingle with during your stay!
Karmabeat - Mexico City
For 15 years and counting, Karmabeat has been the premier gay circuit party in Mexico City. With its line-up of superstar DJs such as Alex Acosta and Dani Brasil, you can expect the music to be nothing short of epic!
So if you're looking for a night of non-stop dancing, head to Karmabeat and experience the best in Mexico City.
Gay Circuit Parties in the Middle East
Forever Tel Aviv
Forever Tel Aviv is renowned in the circuit party scene, collaborating with other global circuit events like WE Party Madrid and launching local versions of their brand in other cities - like Forever Paris. Their flagship event, the Main Party, is held in a sprawling indoor-outdoor venue located in Tel Aviv's old port area. I had the pleasure of attending one of their Pride parties there, and I can confidently say it was the best night of my life!
Gay Circuit Festivals in Southeast Asia
White Party Bangkok
White Party Bangkok is an unmissable event for any LGBTQ+ reveller in Bangkok during the New Year's period. Every year the party has an incredible them, from Guardians of the Gay-laxy to who knows what else in 2020! It's the largest gay circuit party in Bangkok and a must-see for anyone who loves to party.
G Circuit Songkran – Bangkok, Thailand
If you're looking for an unforgettable way to celebrate the Thai New Year, G Circuit is the perfect event! During Songkran, the month of April, G Circuit brings together a massive gay circuit party in Thailand, with unforgettable water-throwing festivals that tourists flock to. It's a party like no other, and one you won't want to miss!
Circuit Asia Weekend – This Year: Pattaya, Thailand
The Matinée Group's renowned global gay circuit party schedule always includes a stop in Asia. Proud revelers from all over the world flock to the exotic city of Pattaya, Thailand, just outside of Bangkok, for Circuit Asia Weekend. Get ready to experience the ultimate gay party that will have you dancing the night away in an incredible beachside location!
Gay Circuit Festivals in South America
H&H (Hell & Heaven) Festival – Brazil
If you're looking for a wild and unforgettable weekend, then H&H Festival is the place to be. As one of the biggest gay circuit parties in Brazil, expect to be surrounded by some of the hottest guys around. Nothing quite compares to the electrifying atmosphere created by the Brazilians - these guys really know how to throw a party. With two events running simultaneously in 2023, you'll have the choice of a Cruise Edition or a Resort Edition.
Previous locations have been all around Brazil, including Bahia, Florianopolis and now the Villa Galé Resort in Cumbuco. With a legendary pool party and all-night circuit parties, you're guaranteed an unforgettable experience.
Carnival Parties – Rio de Janeiro
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is an incredibly popular destination for gay travelers from all corners of the globe. While the official Rio Carnival events aren't specifically tailored to the LGBTQ+ community, there are plenty of amazing gay circuit parties to be found throughout the city during the festivities.
Revolution Party has become a household name in Rio, thanks to its huge roster of yearly gay circuit events during Carnival.
The Original Brazilian Pool Party and various parties held at the city's beloved gay club, Heaven, are just a couple of the outstanding events you can look forward to.
Don't miss out on the Rio Carnival experience - it's truly one of the best times to be in Rio!
International Gay Circuit Festivals
Since its humble beginnings as a cabaret, Hustlaball has grown into the ultimate destination for gay parties. From porn stars to gay entertainers, this gathering of all types of guys is the perfect place to find your next twink, jock, or leather daddy. Plus, with events in cities like New York, Las Vegas, and London, you can join the party no matter where you are! Come and experience the energy of Hustlaball for yourself.
Horse Meat Disco
Horse Meat Disco is an iconic gay dance party that has definitely made its mark in the nightlife scene! Starting off in London, it's now known internationally with semi-monthly parties in major cities such as New York, Chicago and Berlin. These parties are always packed with people who love the unique disco-inspired circuit-type beats. Plus, there's usually a darkroom area where you can get your groove on in complete privacy.
Atlantis Cruise Parties
If you're a gay man looking for a wild adventure, Atlantis Cruises are the perfect choice!
From the moment you set sail, the party atmosphere on board is electric. With its huge range of circuit parties, events and activities, Atlantis Cruises are like an enormous playground where you can let loose and have fun with other gay men.
Every year, Atlantis Cruises offer a selection of unforgettable voyages. Depending on the cruise, you could find yourself embarking in Miami and enjoying stops along the way in beautiful destinations like Costa Rica, Panama and the Cayman Islands. The best part? These cruises are so popular, they tend to sell out quickly!
From the exotic beaches of Guayaquil, Ecuador to the vibrant city of Lyon, France, Israeli gay party icon Eliad Cohen is bringing his renowned Papa Party events to the world!
With frequent stops in Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Barcelona, this truly international tour is bringing the hottest beats and hottest people from every corner of the globe.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to join Eliad Cohen and the Papa Party family for an unforgettable night of music and fun!
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