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Cologne Carnival Festival 2019

4 days, 5 parties, 25DJs and up to 50 hours of music! Experience the world's biggest gay carnival party in Cologne. Real carnival lovers and party people will not miss the opportunity to celebrate the whole weekend, to have fun and to live up to legendary Cologne Carnival.

Carnival Festival - europe\'s biggest gay carnival event in Cologne

1st March: Welcome Party in the EXILE

The whole spectacle starts in one of the city's most popular gay bars. In exile located at Cologne's most famous gay street, Schaafenstraße, guys from Cologne and the rest of the world meet on Friday to start the weekend in a cozy atmosphere.

2nd March: SEXY Invictus - Main Party Carnival Festival Cologne 2019

On Saturday, the weekend´s big mega event will take place. With the SEXY Invictus circuit fans experience a giant happening. In legendary Bootshaus directly at the famous cathedral you can dance and celebrate on three different. This year, world-famous DJs such as Asaf Dolev, Alexio and D'Alessandro are playing just the best music. RuPaul's drag race star Aja will make the stage shake as a special show act.

SEXY Invictus - Main Party Carnival Festival Cologne 2019

3rd March: Green Komm - Official Afterhour

Those who are still in party mood after a night full of dancing should make their way Sunday morning into the trendy club Nachtflug just in the middle of the city center. Green Komm is one of the best after-hour parties ever and convinces with great electronic beats and good sounds.

Green Komm: the best after hour for gays and lesbians

3nd March: NAUGHTYCONTROL - Official Closing Party

Just a few doors away you can find the popular club Diamonds Club. With a party called Naughtycontrol, the official closing party takes place here. Again, you can dance to excellent music until Monday morning and have lots of fun.

Carnival Festival - the world\'s biggest gay carnival party in Cologne

4th March: MOUSSA'S T-DANCE - Official T-Dance

On Monday night, at Zimmermanns once again night turns into day. Until Tuesday morning you can dance to the beats of international top DJs and enjoy a wonderful party. Nobody should miss out on this grand finale of such a fabulous weekend.

Carnival Festival Cologne - the world\'s biggest gay carnival party

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In our category "Hotels Cologne" you will find great LGBT-friendly accommodations which are ideal for a party trip!


Cologne Carnival Festival 2019

Cologne Carnival Festival 2019

At the beginning of March the carnival season is at its peak and of course, the LGBT Community in Cologne is celebrating a lot. As part of the queer Carnival Festival, 5 different gay highlights take place in Cologne in just 4 days.
Gay Bars in Cologne - Schaafenstraße & Rudolfplatz

Queer going out: Gay Bars in Cologne

Cologne is home to a huge LGBT+ community and a meeting point for gays and lesbians from all over the region. Here are our tips and recommendations for Gay Bars & Cafes in Cologne!