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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.

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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

Barcelona is home to one of the biggest international gay circuit festivals in the world. Expect some major crowds and all types of men at Circuit Festival Barcelona, produced by the Matinée Group.

Barcelona gay circuit festival

Guys love the splashing around while dancing in the massive pool at the Illa Fantasia water park that leads right up to the stage.

If you’re planning to get wet, don’t forget a waterproof phone pouch!

We Party – Madrid

best gay circuit parties in Europe

Europe’s famous We Party hosts a ton of gay circuit parties in Madrid and has become one of the world’s most well-known circuit event producers. 

Each year during the summer months, the party travels to other popular gay destinations like Torremolinos, Stockholm, and Mexico City.

Infinity Destival – Torremolinos

Infinity Festival is a gay circuit party in Torremolinos, an epic gay resort destination in Spain not far from the city of Málaga. 

Infinity Torremolinos gay party

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

Revolver is the biggest monthly gay circuit party in Berlin. German circuit parties are known to be dark, intense, and sexy. Revolver is no different.

The party is hosted at Berlin’s KitKat Club. You’ll find everyone here is wearing leather harnesses and dark, sexy jockstraps.

XLSIOR – Mykonos, Greece

xlsior gay circuit festival

Just about everyone knows about the XLSIOR Mykonos gay festival circuit parties, especially after a video of two gay men fighting during a circuit party went viral.

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

La Demence is easily among the top 5 gay circuit parties in Europe, if not the world. The event, hosted at Fuse Nightclub in Brussels, draws thousands of gay men from a huge variety of countries.

la demence gay circuit party

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

COX is one of the most popular gay circuit parties in Italy. While they host events in many European countries, their most noteworthy gay parties are in Naples, Milan, Rome, and Florence.

cox party

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.

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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.

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They’re held north of the Amsterdam city center at either the WesterUnie Nightclub or Studio Westergas, known as Transformatorhuis.

Find an apartment rental close to the party by looking for VRBO rentals in the Westerpark neighborhood.

Rapido – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Another popular gay circuit party in Amsterdam is Rapido, also produced by Rapido Events. This massive party happens inside of a converted church nightclub called Paradiso. The club is conveniently located near Amsterdam’s city center.

gay circuit parties Amsterdam

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

H.I.M. is Antwerp’s largest circuit party event producer, and it sure is wild! These parties aren’t super extravagant, they definitely do a good job. Sexy muscled go-go dancers are everywhere, flexing and wearing stylish harnesses.

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.

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The event spaces change for each circuit party, so stay up to date with the XCAPE Facebook or Instagram pages.

GATE PARTY – Milan, Italy

GATE Party is the biggest gay circuit party in Milan, typically with 1 to 2 events each month. It’s a sexy, shirtless, and sweaty night of dancing.

The parties take are hosted at the local District 272 Club—a space that seems like it was created for circuit parties. Get ready for epic DJs and gorgeously muscled dancers all around.

gay circuit party Milan

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.

Masterbeat

Masterbeat hosts enormous gay circuit parties in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. Their venues are always high-quality, like New York’s multilevel Terminal 5 and Miami’s James L. Knight Center.

master beat parties United States

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!

white party Palm Springs

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

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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.

Real Bad is a giant circuit party that follows the Folsom Street Fair activities. Ritual is another favorite, the official Up Your Alley after-hours party.

Get into the Folsom vibe with a pair of super sexy tactical military boots. And don’t forget your adjustable leather body harness.

The Dinah Shore Lesbian Weekend – Palm Springs, California

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Club Skirts & The Dinah is a massive lesbian party festival, something that’s pretty rare to see these days. This magnificent yearly event was started by Mariah Hanson back in 1991. Every year has brought bigger and more extravagant events.

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.

winter party Miami

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.

Before you head to Winter Party, make sure you have all the essential gay circuit accessories, including a flip belt to keep your belongings discreetly secure, and a fun circuit party fan, of course! 

For more ideas, see my post on the most popular circuit gear.

Don’t miss wolfyy’s Miami gay travel guide for local recommendations for your visit.

Gay Days – Orlando, Florida

Orlando gay days event

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.

Check out these other popular and top-rated Orlando gay friendly hotels.

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.

gay circuit parties Orlando

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.

Peach Party tickets are available through Universe.com.

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!

It’s a fun event to show off a pair of sexy elastic swim trunks or maybe some colorful printed bikini bottoms.

Atlanta gay circuit parties

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!

southern decadence

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

Pines Party is a huge yearly gay festival weekend in the famous LGBT community of Fire Island Pines. Just a couple of hours outside of New York City, Pines Party is a beachfront gay party event that attracts loads of Americans.

pines party gay circuit festival

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

As any local gay New Yorker will tell you, Black Party is one of the gay circuit parties in New York City that you absolutely have to experience. It’s impressively been around for over 40 years and is known as one of the most intense circuit parties in the world.

New York black party event

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.

Read more about my top recommended New York gay hotels.

RAM Party

RAM Party by Daddy Ersin is a monthly fetish and gear party based in New York City with additional hosted events like ManFest in Fort Lauderdale and the Plunge Pool Party in both Dallas and Fort Lauderdale.

RAM party Dallas

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!

gay circuit parties Dallas

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

  • Dates2022 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.

revelry party

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.

Cherry pop weekend Washington DC

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.

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.

Provincetown Independence week

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. 

Check out this American flag romper by Zesties and American flag swim briefs by F plus R.

Gay Circuit Parties in Canada

Prism Festival – Toronto, Canada

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.

Prism festival party

2022 marked 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: 2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

Black and Blue is the most popular gay circuit party in Montréal, held at Bad Boy Club. This circuit party is a celebration dedicated to the unique style and culture of the gay community.

While the party is largely gay, the event openly welcomes straight patrons as well.

gay circuit parties in Montreal

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.

Ruff gay circuit party

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

Arena Riviera Maya is a hugely popular international gay circuit festival in Mexico. The Riviera Maya area is beautifully tropical and popular with gay tourists, especially Playa del Carmen.

Arena Riviera Maya

If you get super sweaty like me, consider wearing a pair of breathable mesh shorts to keep comfortable yet stylish.

White Party Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is always buzzing with parties, but White Party really brings a crowd.

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.

white party Puerto Vallarta

UTOPIA Festival - Isla Mujeres

Just off the Cancun coastline, UTOPIA Festival takes over Mexico’s Isla Mujeres once a year. 

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.

utopia gay circuit party

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 Parties in the Middle East

Forever Tel Aviv

Forever Tel Aviv is known around the world for being a fixture of the circuit party community.

You’ll see this brand partnering with other top world circuit events like Madrid’s WE Party, and bringing local versions of the Forever Tel Aviv brand to other cities, which is how Forever Paris was created.

Tel Aviv circuit party

The Main Party is Forever Tel Aviv’s prized event that’s hosted in an epic indoor-outdoor space in the old port area of Tel Aviv. I attended one of their pride parties here and had the time of my life.

Gay Circuit Festivals in Southeast Asia

White Party Bangkok

White Party Bangkok is the largest gay circuit party in Bangkok during New Year’s in December. The yearly themes are pretty awesome, which have previously included Guardians of the Gay-laxy.

Bangkok white party

G Circuit Songkran – Bangkok, Thailand

G Circuit is a massive gay circuit party in Thailand during Songkran in the month of April. Songkran is the Thai new year celebration, famous with tourists for epic water-throwing festivals.

G circuit Bangkok

Circuit Asia Weekend – This Year: Pattaya, Thailand

  • Dates2022 Events Finished, 2023 Dates TBA

  • Host HotelThe Zign Hotel

The Matinée Group’s famous international gay circuit lineup always includes an event in Asia.  Circuit Asia Weekend is held in Pattaya, a small city in Thailand outside of Bangkok.

circuit weekend Asia

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. 

gay men at brazil circuit party

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!

H&H brazil gay circuit party

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.

gay parties during Rio Carnival

Revolution Party hosts some of the most popular yearly gay circuit events during Carnival in Rio. A couple of them include the Original Brazilian Pool Party and various parties held at the city’s popular gay club, Heaven.

International Gay Circuit Festivals

Hustlaball

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.

hustlaball gay party

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!

horse meat disco gay circuit parties international

Cities like New York, Chicago and Berlin have semi-monthly Horse Meat Disco parties, attracting massive crowds who love the unique disco-inspired circuit-type beats. Many of these parties will have darkroom areas too.

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.

Atlantis Cruise circuit party

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.

gay circuit parties Brazil

Papa Party

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.

Some of the more frequent cities that Papa Parties tour include Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Barcelona.

papa party

No matter what gay circuit party you’re planning on attending, you’ve got to have the perfect circuit party gear and clothing

Browse these popular gay underwear and jockstrap brands to find the perfect pair for the parties!

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