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January 2018

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Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

Whistler, Canada

Named the #1 Gay Winter Event (2016) by GayTravel.com, Whistler Pride is gearing up to welcome back gay men and women from 26 nations making this Winter Pride festivals one of the planet's biggest and best. We invite you to come together to celebrate diversity and to explore the incredible 8,176 acres (3308 hectares) of pure skiing and riding bliss with some runs boasting a spectacular thigh burning vertical mile, the biggest and longest in North America. The 2017.18 season will see some improvements as Vail Mountain Resorts (acquired WB this Spring) will no doubt put their spice of mountain life on this iconic Canadian mountain.
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Beef Dip Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Beef Dip was created by Steve Buzcek. It is the annual Bear and Leather Party in Puerto Vallarta Mexico and takes place each year in January. The bears and their admirers come out of hibernation for the warm winter Mexican sun! Highlights include a choice of 4 pool parties at the Mantamar and end of evening parties at CC Slaughters. Don’t miss the pub crawls and the new “Dark Elements” party on the beach at night!

February 2018

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Carnival Rio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The world most famous Carnival is creating an exploding vibe along Rio. With different gay club and street parties (Ipanema) and of course the world famous samba parades at the Sambadrome. Sambadrome Samba Parades Make sure you do not miss the big parade at the Sambadrome on Sunday or Monday night. It consists of 700 m stretch of the Marquês de Sapucaí street converted into a permanent parade ground with bleachers built on either side for spectators. Its capacity is 90.000. The performance take many hours, from the evening till early in the next morning. It takes 80 minutes for s Samba school to cross the stadium, it's really spectacular. For tourists some hours is usually enough though. Tickets can be very expensive, few hundred dollars each for good places. Around the stadium you can also buy buy much cheaper tickets at the streets around the stadium for the lower cost grand stands at the beginning or the end of the Sambadrome. This will save you hundreds of dollars. These tickets are in sections with only local people and have a bit more limited view on the samba schools parading by. Also keep in mind you have to be careful in Rio at all times. Ipanema street carnival The Banda Ipanema is the oldest street carnival in town. In carnival weekend, the parade goes by the gay beach on Saturday and Monday, and moves to the Rua Farme de Amoedo (in front of Bofetada) to end in a massive, hot and chaotic street party. This is very different from the highly coordinated Samba schools in the Sambadrome. After the street carnival there is an unofficial street party. Make sure you watch your belongings in the busy crowd. At night several big circuit gay parties are around several locations and in the big gay clubs.
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Gay Mardi Gras at French Quarter

, USA

Gay Mardi Gras at New Orleans is a gay carnival festival in the famous French Quarter. Mardi Gras day or Fat Tuesday is the traditional day for masking. Costumes can be more than revealing and as it tradition that women show their tits for beans, the (gay) guys show tend to show the content of their underwear. The lower French Quarter is the center for Gay Mardi Gras. This is where you'll find the more extravagant costumes. People come from all over the world just to strut around in costumes of their own design. Of course, going home with a prestigious Bourbon Street Award is often the motivation for their sequined madness. Although parades roll for weeks before Fat Tuesday, on the Day of Days - parades begin early in the morning with the ever popular Zulu and don't stop until the last float passes late in the night. The highlight of the parades is the toast between the King of Carnival - Rex - and the mayor of New Orleans. This is the official proclamation and beginning of Mardi Gras.
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Mardi Gras Sydney

, Australia

Sydney Mardi Gras is one of the biggest and most popular gay events in the world. For many Australia is located on the other side of the world, but guys keep going back here every few years. The whole event is spread out over a few weeks. The opening is the Mardi Gras Fair Day. The main event is the Mardi Gras Parade, which takes place in the evening in the dark. It is summer in Sydney so during the day the temperatures can be very high. There are several big parties during the whole event. One of the highlights is the Harbour Party. This outdoor party taking place at the Royal Botanic Gardens has a great view over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The gay scene in Sydney is located around Oxford Street.
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Winter Party Miami

Miami Beach, FL USA

Winter Party Festival is a celebration of social and cultural events (including art, dance, music, food/wine) benefiting the gay community. The week of events culminates with The Beach Party, a dance party attended by over 4,500 visitors in South Beach. Approximately 10,000 participants from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and Australia attend the 5-day celebration. Official Winter Party Festival events are held at several of the hottest nightclubs and venues in town, and at some of the most popular hotels and restaurants in South Beach.

March 2018

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Carnival Maspalomas

Maspalomas, Spain

The Maspalomas Carnival is an annual, taking place at the infamous Yumbo Center. It's mixed, but due to the dominant gay crowds, as Yumbo is the Gay Centre of Gran Canaria, it has a firm pink element to it. Al lthe gay bars and clubs host special events. The Carnval in Playa del Ingles is a very popular period to visit. Make sure to book any hotels near the Yumbo Center. There is all the action!
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Leather and fetish week Berlin

Berlin, Germany

The Berlin Leather und Fetish Treffen is a yearly party weekend during Easter. Berlin turns into fetish for the wildest and most kinky Week ever. Gays from all over Europe pack there leather, rubber, skingear, uniform or other fetish clothing and fly to Berlin for the BLF | ECMC Leather & Fetish WEEK. Lots of parties and events are on the agenda this week including Fetish- and Sexpartys, the traditional BLF Leatherdinner at AXEL Hotel, the Townrally, the BLF Leatherboat and of course the TWO HIGHLIGHTS, the official contest of GERMAN MR. LEATHER 2013 and WILD BOAR, the Mega Dance-Cruise-Fetishparty at GOYA.

April 2018

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White Party Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA USA

The White Party Palm Springs takes place April 27th - 30th, 2018 and is widely considered the largest gay dance music festival in the nation. It has evolved throughout the years to become an international cultural and social phenomenon attracting more than 30,000 attendees from every corner of the globe. WPPS 2018 promises to be bigger, better and more adventurous than ever!