CSD Parade and Pride Night 2021

Parade and Pride Night on 4 September are the central events of Salzburg Pride. The day is full of highlights and with the best weather expected, we can expect a great Pride in the beautiful city on the Salzach.

This year, the organisers of the CSD Salzburg are expecting many participants at the parade again. And so the number of volunteers will also have to be large. In the meantime, almost 50 people have signed up. They have already been briefed and will ensure that this great event runs as smoothly as possible – for all of us.

What role does Corona play? Basically, the 3G rule applies to the parade, as it does to all other demonstrations. So proven vaccinated, tested or recovered. Anyone who cannot comply with these rules, please wear a mask and keep your distance. In the night gastronomy, i.e. at Pride Night or at the other parties, the 2G rule applies.

This year, the parade and rally will be streamed live. With sign language, so that even if you can’t see the stage well, you can still follow the action on your smartphone. The stream will run on the Facebook page Pride Weekend Salzburg.

Bremen is not a role model

From 4pm, the parade will form up in front of Salzburg’s main train station and will start its procession through the Schöne an der Salzach at 5pm. The leather and fetish community will lead the parade. In Salzburg, they are far from embracing a strange debate like the one around the fetish ban at the Bremen Pride this year. Leather and fetish men were at the forefront of the 1969 Stonewall riots on Christopher Street in New York. And so they will also show pride in being so in the front in Salzburg.

Around 6 pm, Phil Louis will perform at the Mirabellplatz stopover. The eyecandy singer-songwriter from St. Johann im Pongau challenges familiar conventions with his debut single “Alles anders”. And when Phil is not singing, a DJ accompanies the parade. This year, by the way, there will be a drinks sales van at the end of the parade.

Around 7.30 pm, the parade will reach the Uniplatz. Here the political demands will be made. A representative of the Salzburg state government will make a statement here. And Malin Brandl, trapeze artist from Salzburg will literally carry the motto “Love is in the Air” of this year’s CSD into the air. On the trapeze.

In the nearby (approx. 300 metres) ARGEkultur the Pride Night starts at 9 pm. In front of the entrance area, the open-air stage is in operation from early evening. There is music, food and drinks. And this is where you check in for Pride Night. Important and don’t forget – in addition to proof of vaccination, official photo identification (ID, driving licence, etc.) is required for registration. Djane Petra Pan will be spinning on the Main Stage in the ARGE that night.

Pride Parade and Pride Night 2021 – Good to know!

On Saturday evening there will also be the official Queer Night at Monkey’s and the fetish party at Dark Eagle. The after-party starts at 3 a.m. in the Mexxx Gaybar. On the way from the ARGE you pass Monkey’s anyway. If you walk to the right of the Salzach. 5 minutes by taxi. On the way to the Andräviertel (Dark Eagle, Mexxx Gaybar and the HOSI Bar) you’ll find Jacky ‘O and Fungo’s Bar. Enough reasons to experience a horny night in Salzburg. And the Hohensalzburg Fortress lights up too.

Published 30. August 2021Updated 25. June 2023
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