40+ Gay Circuit Parties & Festivals Around the World
Popular Gay Circuit Parties Worldwide
Discover the best gay circuit parties around the world, from the most popular festival events to lesser-known gay circuit parties that diehard partyers love.
The gay circuit parties below are grouped by the world region where they are hosted. Afterward, an additional group includes the international gay circuit events that span multiple continents.
Here are the top gay circuit parties and festival weekends in Europe, the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Southeast Asia in the most comprehensive list of circuit parties you can find!
Gay Circuit Parties in Europe
Circuit Festival Barcelona
Guys love the splashing around while dancing in the massive pool that leads right up to the stage. If you’re planning to get wet, don’t forget a waterproof phone pouch!
We Party – Madrid
Infinity Destival – Torremolinos
European gay tourists flock to this gay beach town in southern Spain to party at Infinity Festival, which is typically held during the month of October. Get ready for a long weekend packed with beach parties, pool parties, and sex parties!
Revolver – Berlin
XLSIOR – Mykonos, Greece
Even so, this festival on the island of Mykonos attracts an impressive international crowd. You’ll tend to find the stereotypical muscled men at XLSIOR, for better or for worse.
But, whether you love or hate XLSIOR, no one can deny that these parties are some of the best in the world.
La Demence – Brussels, Belgium
The La Demence circuit party is held monthly, but the special event parties are what the enormous crowds really come for.
To get a late checkout at a local Brussels hotel, stay at one of the party’s partner hotels listed above. Or, check local Brussels VRBO apartment rentals that will offer a good checkout time!
COX Parties – Italy
The COX parties tend to feature prominent DJs and porn actors. The producers pride themselves on providing good music and a high-testosterone environment, largely popular with the leather and fetish communities.
FunHouse – Amsterdam, Netherlands
FunHouse is one of Amsterdam’s awesome gay circuit parties. There are quite a few FunHouse parties hosted each year all produced by Rapido Events.
Find an apartment rental close to the party by looking for VRBO rentals in the Westerpark neighborhood.
Rapido – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The hot and sweaty Rapido parties typically happen on Sundays and attract an international crowd. Fit the intense, rugged party theme with some sexy sporty tube socks to go along with your dancing sneakers.
H.I.M. – Antwerp Belgium
As of 2021, H.I.M. has been hosting parties for 7 years. In addition to the actual H.I.M. parties, the brand produces other parties such as Pervert and Eden.
XCAPE – Stockholm, Sweden
XCAPE produces monthly gay circuit parties in Stockholm. Each party has a different fun theme. Some past parties include Jungle Fever, Esceopatra, Voodoo, and the X-Cape Space Party.
Gay Circuit Parties in the United States
The United States has a ton of gay circuit parties. Some cities like San Francisco, Palm Springs, Dallas, and Orlando have multiple events each year.
Here are the most popular parties to know about.
Expect world-class international DJs at Masterbeat parties. If you’re headed to New York, stay in one of these popular NYC gay hotels I love.
White Party Palm Springs, California
White Party Palm Springs is a fantastic weekend of gay circuit parties for so many reasons. The weather is perfect, it’s easy to get around, nothing is too crowded and there are tons of cute guys!
If you prefer being in the center of the action while in Palm Springs, staying at the host hotel (the Hilton linked above) is ideal. You’ll be able to walk right out of your room down to the pool party!
Folsom Circuit Parties – San Francisco, California
Folsom hosts the largest gay leather and fetish event weeks in the world. They host two separate event weeks in San Francisco. The Folsom Street Fair is in September and their second event, Up Your Alley is in mid-July.
The Dinah Shore Lesbian Weekend – Palm Springs, California
The Dinah LGBTQ+ event lineup typically includes an opening party, several pool parties, a queer and lesbian circuit party, a comedy show, and of course, a closing party.
Winter Party Festival – Miami Beach, Florida
Winter Party Miami is undoubtedly one of the most popular gay circuit parties in Florida, as well as the United States.
The Miami Winter Party Festival is a yearly week-long celebration, produced to raise funds for the LGBT+community. There are a ton of intense circuit parties that attract both Americans and international visitors.
Gay Days – Orlando, Florida
Disney lovers are obsessed with Gay Days in Orlando. LGBT+ people flood the city of Orlando and the local theme parks.
Gay Days isn’t just about Disney World though. There are various Orlando circuit parties and hotel events like the GayDays Expo.
One Magical Weekend – Orlando, Florida
One Magical Weekend takes place each year on the first weekend of June. The festival’s biggest event is the Disney fantasy waterpark gay party.
Earlier in the weekend, get ready for the amazing Therapy Pool Party. The following four days will be jam-packed with circuit parties all over Orlando. Don’t forget about the red shirt pride days at Walt Disney!
Circuit Festival Miami, Florida
Dates: Future Dates TBA
Also produced by the Matinée Group, Circuit Festival Miami typically is a weekend event that takes place around the Thanksgiving holiday. Similar to the Barcelona and Asia Weekend circuit events, expect Circuit Festival Miami to be a massive, high-quality event.
Check out the 2019 aftermovie below!
Peach Party – Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta’s Peach Party might not have the biggest online presence, but this gay circuit festival week is huge. Produced by GA Boy Events, the five-day circuit celebration has been happening for 10 years.
Joining Hearts Pool Party – Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: 2022 Events Finished. 2023 Dates TBA
Joining Hearts hosts a fun and carefree pool party event each year. It’s one of the smaller gay circuit parties in Atlanta, but easily just as fun. This year, Dan Slater will be the DJ!
The Joining Hearts mission is to support individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS in Atlanta. In attending their exciting gay parties, guests are encouraged to keep this mission close to their hearts.
Southern Decadence – New Orleans, Louisiana
Southern Decadence is a yearly gay party event in New Orleans that takes place over Labor Day weekend. It’s pretty much America’s gay version of Mardi Gras!
Hundreds of thousands of gay partiers flock to New Orleans for the Southern Decadence weekend events. Unlike many other circuit parties around the world, Southern Decadence isn’t one specifically ticketed event. There are tons of things to do while everyone congregates around bars in the French Quarter.
Book your accommodations early for the best selection of places to stay! VRBO rentals in the French Quarter are super popular since they’re right in the middle of the action.
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Pines Party – Fire Island, New York
- Dates: 2022 Events Finished. 2023 Dates TBA
Tickets for Pines Party tend to sell out extremely fast, so try to get them as soon as they’re released. Be sure to show up with your best sexy swim trunks!
Black Party – New York City
Black Party definitely has a sexy vibe. Be sure to bring along some convenient lube packets if you’ll be partaking in some of the fun.
New York’s Black Party took on the new name “Rites XLI: The Black Party Punk Riot” in 2020, a result of legal issues surrounding its ownership. Not to worry though, future events will certainly embody the same Black Party spirit.
Purple Party – Dallas, Texas
Down south in the Lone Star State, Purple Party is one of the biggest gay circuit party weekends in the southern United States. It’s an entirely charitable event, too. Purple Party is an all-volunteer non-profit charity dance!
Before the Purple Party main event, enjoy several opening and welcome parties as well as the Shine Pool Party. On Sunday, finish off the weekend with the Revival Tea Dance and Glow Closing Party.
In addition to the Purple Party weekend held in late spring, the Purple Foundation also produces smaller local circuit parties in the Dallas area.
Revelry – Houston, Texas
Dates: 2022 Events Finished. 2023 Dates TBA
Reverly is a popular gay circuit party in Houston over the Easter holiday weekend. The event has been gaining significant popularity over the past several years, noteworthy for an impressive line of themed circuit parties.
CherryPop Weekend – Washington, DC
The yearly CheryPop Weekend is a huge gay circuit party festival benefit that supports LGBTQ+ service organizations for HIV/AIDS and mental health.
International DJ line-ups bring world-renowned beats to crowds at a slew of parties over a long weekend, all with a pop-art theme.
Desert Splash – Phoenix, Arizona
The Desert Splash Pool Party is branded as the biggest hotel pool party in Arizona. The 2021 party marked the party’s seventh annual event. Get excited for a full day of poolside dancing, sexy models, and a full bar.
After a day of the pool, grab your best PJ’s for the Grown & Sexy Pajama Party.
Independence Week – Provincetown, Massachusetts
Here in the popular summer gay destination of Provincetown, the week straddling the July 4th holiday is called Independence Week, and it will be packed full of gay circuit parties.
Get excited for popular parties like Rough Trade, the Trade Pool Party, and the Freedom Beach Party! Don’t forget your best gay Independence Day outfits.
Gay Circuit Parties in Canada
Prism Festival – Toronto, Canada
Dates: 2022 Events Finished. 2023 Dates TBA
Toronto’s Prism Festival is the biggest gay circuit festival in North America. These parties are epic. With one look at the Prism Gay Circuit Festival’s event photos, you’ll definitely see why their parties are so popular.
2022 marks 20 years for Prism Festival. Get ready for a lineup of the world’s best gay circuit DJs alongside stunning performances.
Black and Blue – Montreal, Canada
Dates: Future dates TBA
While the party is largely gay, the event openly welcomes straight patrons as well.
2020 marked the Black and Blue circuit party’s 30th anniversary! The party is hosted by the BBCM Foundation, which supports social, financial, and medical assistance to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
RUFF – Vancouver, Canada
RUFF is an inclusive gay circuit party in Vancouver that started in 2012. The party’s producers make it known that RUFF is a party that welcomes everyone, regardless of body type, age, or ethnicity.
Party locations usually rotate between a few Vancouver venues including The Pint, Celebrities Underground, and Central Studios, among others. Visit founder Michael Nadeau’s Soundcloud page to hear the style of the RUFF party music.
Gay Circuit Parties in Mexico
Arena Riviera Maya
Dates: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA
If you get super sweaty like me, consider wearing a pair of breathable mesh shorts to keep comfortable yet stylish.
White Party Puerto Vallarta
While there is no separate website for the Puerto Vallarta White Party events, you can search for and purchase tickets on Eventbrite for the individual parties.
UTOPIA Festival - Isla Mujeres
From Thursday to Monday, gay party lovers enjoy dancing to international DJs, taking fitness classes, hanging out poolside, and basking in the sun along beautiful blue-water beaches.
The festival has four host hotels that are exclusively for event guests. These can only be booked through Utopia’s website. Other nearby hotels are a quieter option. There will surely be guys staying in non-host hotels that attend the festival.
Gay Circuit Festivals in Southeast Asia
White Party Bangkok
G Circuit Songkran – Bangkok, Thailand
Circuit Asia Weekend – This Year: Pattaya, Thailand
Gay Circuit Festivals in South America
H&H (Hell & Heaven) Festival – Cumbuco, Brazil
H&H Festival is one of the larger gay circuit parties in Brazil. Expect the men here to be ungodly attractive. Plus, Brazilians know how to throw some of the best circuit parties in the world.
Party locations in previous years have been in all different Brazilian destinations, including the northern coast of Bahia as well as the island of Florianopolis to the south.
Hell & Heaven Resort Edition events include a legendary pool party as well as evening circuit parties all spanning a long weekend. Some years, H&H offers a special cruise edition!
2022 H&H Festival events will return to the popular Villa Galé Resort in Cumbuco, which is just outside the Brazilian city of Fortaleza.
Carnival Parties – Rio de Janeiro
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is hugely popular with gay travelers all over the world. While the Rio Carnival events are not specifically gay, there are many gay circuit party-type events in Rio during Carnival.
International Gay Circuit Festivals
Hustlaball gay circuit parties originally started as cabaret parties. Today, Hustlaball events are a huge gathering of porn stars, gay entertainers, and all their admirers.
You can find all types of guys at Hustlaball, from twinks to jocks to leather daddies. Other cities that host Hustlaball include New York, Las Vegas, and London.
Horse Meat Disco
Horse Meat Disco originally began in London and has since become an iconic gay dance party with an international presence. It’s one of my personal favorites!
Atlantis Cruise Parties
Atlantis Cruises are immensely popular with gay men around the world. So popular, that their gay cruises quickly sell out! As you can imagine, gay circuit parties on a cruise ship are pretty much like an enormous playground for gay men.
There are several Atlantis Cruises every year. For a little insight on what one of these gay cruises is like, read this first-hand Atlantis Cruise experience post!
Some of the Atlantis gay circuit cruises start in Miami, Florida and often stop in places like Costa Rica, Panama, and the Cayman Islands.
If dates are sold out for any specific cruise, add your name to Atlantis’ gay cruise waitlist.
Israeli gay party icon Eliad Cohen hosts Papa Party events all over the world. Papa Parties truly tour internationally, spanning cities from Guayaquil, Ecuador to Lyon, France.
No matter what gay circuit party you’re planning on attending, you’ve got to have the perfect circuit party gear and clothing.