Pink Lake Festival 2020: Program Highlights & Tips
Yasss! We as Gay Travel Blogger will attend the 13th edition of the Pink Lake Festival in Southern Austria from 27th to 30th of August 2020. Just two weeks and less to go before we will depart to Klagenfurt in the South of the Austrian state Carinthia. We cannot wait to be in the mountains again, something we really miss in Amsterdam! This year, the queer festival will turn the small summer resort and lakeside town Pörtschach am Wörthersee into a pink and LGBTQ+ friendly Get-together to celebrate diversity, love, and equality right on the world-famous Lake Wört (Wörthersee) nestled in the Alps of Austria. Together with the European gay-community, we will put on our Lederhosen to enjoy the beauty of the Austrian mountains close to the border with Italy and Slovenia.
During the day we will explore the nature of Carinthia, spend four wonderful summer days with BEACH CLUB-ENTERTAINMENT at the flower island in Pörtschach, try the best restaurants around the Lake Wörth, go on a Lake Cruise together with guys, girls, friends, and allies and celebrate unity in diversity in the Alps. With its 12th edition, the Pink Lake Festival 2020 looks back on over a decade of LGBTQ+ highlights on the sunny side of the Alps and sets course to conquer new frontiers of European Gay Events for even more wonderful happenings to come. We are happy to be part of the 12th edition after the 10th and 11th anniversary the last years and looking forward to showing you the beauty of the Southern Austrian mountains through a couple of men‘s eyes.
Pink Lake Festival 2020 – 13th Edition
To conclude the summer, the Austrian state Carinthia, the region of Lake Wörth (Wörther See) together with the summer resort and lakeside Pörtschach am Wörthersee and the agency COMMUNIGAYTE are inviting the international gay, lesbian, bi- and trans community and their friends to celebrate the 12th edition of the LGBTQ+ event Pink Lake Festival in Southern Austria. The huge Lake Wörth as one of the biggest lakes in Austria is a popular holiday destination in the middle of the south Austrian mountains. During the 4-day LGBTQ+ festival gay couples, friends and rainbow families can explore the cities Klagenfurt and Villach, the Wörthersee, the towns around the Lake Wörth like Velden am Wörthersee, Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Krumpendorf am Wörthersee and the sunny mountains north of the Karawanks.
The Austrian Alps, Sound of Music, Mozart, stunning nature, and Marriage Equality – All these things making the central European country a wonderful gay travel destination. We traveled to the Vienna, Salzburg and the southern state Carinthia for the annual Pink Lake Festival. Read all about our Austrian Gay Travel Adventures on our blog!
Carinthia turns Pink in 2020
Hiking, Mountain biking, Paragliding, Wake-Board Surfing, canoeing and, of course, swimming are the most favorite activities during a summer holiday in Carinthia, Austria. During the evening and nights, the Wörthersee region transforms into an LGBTQ+ friendly holiday destination with a relaxed summer atmosphere with gay parties, relaxing and romantic time for (gay) couples at the lake and the culinary highlights of the Austrian, Italian and Slovenian cuisine. We are so excited to meet guest and gay men from all over Europe like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the UK to sound the bell for the last weeks of summer 2020.
Program Highlights Pink Lake 2020
(NEW PROGRAM NOT PUBLISHED YET)
#1 Pink Island (The Main Beach Club) & (L)EON Beach Club
- Beach Sports, Beach Games, Beach Gastronomie, Boat Shuttle, Beach Sound & more
- Music Pavillion Pink Pop Up at Blumen Promenade (Flower Promenade)
- Thursday, 22nd to 25th August 2019
- Starting from 9 am to 7 pm daily
- at Blumeninsel (Flower Island)
Meet us during the day somewhere in the mountains or on the Flower Island by the Lake Wörth. As place-to-be, it is offering chill and relaxing areas with cocktails, club sounds, Pink Lake Drag Queen Mataina, the option to swim and do other water sports at the beachside of the “Wörthersee” during the Pink Lake Festival. For everyone staying in Velden and around with a festival ticket, the beach club is offering a free shuttle service “Speedline” to the island.
Wearing a traditional folk costume is an important part of daily life-defining an own identity in the mountains of the Alps. In the German-speaking South Austrian state Carinthia alone more than 80 different kinds of traditional garments for women and men. We talked to a professional sharing his best Lederhosen Tips!
#2 Almdudler Almrausch Party
- Thursday, 22ndh August 2019
- Preparty starting from 6 pm (Beer Garden) with The Wilderer Band
- at 8 pm Official Opening with the first draft from a freshly tapped cask of beer
- from 9 pm Almdudler Party at castle garden of Hotel Schloss Leonstain (Pörtschach)
- Highlight: Party band „die Stockhiatla“ (www.stockhiatla.at)
- Dress Code: optional – traditional garbs from the Alps in all forms
- DJane Tamara Mascara & DJ James Munich: Turntables at „Sissy-Lounge“ & „Franzl-Lounge“
This year, the “big opening” will take place at Hotel Schloss Leonstain where the party band „die Stockhiatla“ will entertain the guests from all over the world with the best of the party-Alps-dance-music mix. Popular Drag Queen from Berlin Mataina will kick off the four days festival from 6 pm at the Castle Garden with drinks, music and a fun program before the pink Lederhosen crowd move in the inner castle yard to dance together into the night. But that’s not all for the first night. Meet you there for some drinks?
#3 Pink Club Night “The Dark Side of Dirndl”
- Friday, 23rd August 2019
- Preparty starting from 8 pm at Monta Carlo Platz (Square)
- Main Party from 9 pm at Fabrik Techelsberg with Shuttle Bus from Monte Carlo (Square)
- Music from DJane Tamara Mascara, DJ Edu de la Torre, DJ James Munich, The Circus
- Dress Code: Tracht mal Anders – Traditional Austrian Clothes just differently
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE! One of the highlights of the last couple of years was the party night in an old factory building in the town Techelsberg. After a day in nature and/or the Lake Wörth, the guests of the festival are invited to dance the night away in between old machines, cogs and old furnaces. The PINK Club Night offers two dance floors. Good to know: there will be a free bus shuttle from Monte-Carlo-Platz in Pörtschach to Techelsberg and back from 8.45 pm on.
Already for over 10 years in a row, Carinthia, a state in the south of Austria, is celebrating with hundreds of gay guys, lesbian girls, trans-, bisexual and queer people from all over the world together with their friends and allies the colorful Pink Lake Festival in and around the world-famous Lake Wörthersee. Check our Best of 2017!
#4 Lake Boat Cruise Party
- Friday, 24th August 2019
- Boarding time: 7:30 pm at Werzers Strand Casino (Beach Casino)
- Starting from 9 pm until approximately 11:45 pm
- 3 different Party Boats cruising around Lake Wörth (Wörthersee)
- Dress Code: Come as you are – sailor men and women are always sexy!
- After-Cruise Party at Lakes Hotel Pörtschach from Midnight on
The event highlight during the Pink Lake Festival already for years is the popular Boat-Cruise Party on the Lake Wörth. Due to the great demand, there will be three boats in total cruising under the flag of shipping company “Wörthersee-Schifffahrt” over the Lake Wörth. The well-known DJs DJ James Munich, DJ Sunshine, and one surprise guest will be on board to make the Lake Wörth itself for one night to become the biggest dance-floor of the Alps. Undoubtedly, this “gay cruise” will be the highlight of the festival for us but also for the LGBTQ+ scene of Europe and the Alps… Disembarkment will take place at Landspitz at Pörtschach.
Aftermovie Pink Lake Festival Cruise 2017
Gay Travel Blogger in Carinthia, Southern Austria
Especially Karl knows the Alps very good and even Carinthia is not completely new to him. He cannot wait to show Daan and you how beautiful a summer holiday in the Alps can be, especially in late August and in the Austrian state Carinthia (Kärnten). Together we will show you the best of the sunny side of the Alps. Therefore, we will show gay-friendly accommodations, the best restaurants around, all you need know about buying real Austrian Lederhosen and what activity opportunities nature and the mountains around Lake Wörth has to offer. Stay tuned on our blog, on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram and we are looking forward to meeting you again in Austria for the Pink Lake Festival 2020 or around the world!
Pink Lake Festival 2020: Program, highlights & tips
– Facebook Pink Lake: facebook.com/pinklake
– Facebook Kärnten: facebook.com/lust.am.leben
– Website Pink Lake: pinklake.at/en/
– Website Carinthia: carinthia.at/en/
– Instagram Pink Lake: Instagram.com/pink_lake/
– Instagram Carinthia: Instagram.com/visitcarinthia/
Gay Travel Alps: Good to know!
Austria is one of the most famous countries in the Alps. The southern state Carinthia is well known for its sunny and warm weather in summer and for its various lakes that warm up during summertime. Additional to the Pink Lake Festival in Summer, Austria is hosting one of the 13 Gay Ski Weeks worldwide at Ski Resort Sölden. In 2017, we attended our first gay ski week in the Rocky Mountains in Jasper and in 2018 and 2019 the Gay Ski Week in Whistler, Western Canada.
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