This Is How to Not Miss August’s Sexiest Gay Parties

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It’s time to book your flights and get to these hot parties in August and September. Remember, even though it’s no longer June, we’re still celebrating 50 years of gay liberation since the Stonewall Uprising. Their fight led to your right to party!

Barcelona Circuit Festival

August 8 – 18

There’s never a bad time to go to Barcelona. But, if you want 10 days of non-stop beats from 40 international DJs, this is the ideal moment for you to dance all night, and siesta all day while enjoying the Catalan experience. The event hosts 16 parties, so there’s sure to be something for everybody. circuitfestival.net/barcelona/about-us/

Chicago Market Days

August 10 – 11

Since 1980, Northalsted Chicago Market Days has attracted thousands of hip DJs, hot musicians, dancers and music lovers of all stripes. It’s also a street festiva chicagoevents.com/events/northalstedmarketdays/

P-Town Carnival

August 15 – 24

Idyllic Provincetown knows how to throw events with the LGBTQ community in mind. This year, with Stonewall 50 to celebrate, it’s gonna be an extra hot time in Ye Olde Towne! There’ll be a costume ball, local artists selling their wares, and a parade Thursday, August 22nd bearing the spellbinding theme of “Enchanted Forest.” ptownevents.com/provincetown-carnival/

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Austin Splash Days

August 30 – September 1

Austin Splash days offers four hot parties over four hot Texas days. And you know what they say about everything being bigger in Texas, so expect this event to be no exception to the rule. As an added bonus, you can feel good knowing that 100% of the profits earned go to AIDS Services of Austin. Headlining DJs include LA’s Roland Belmares and J. Warren from Dallas. splashdays.com

The Lineup

  • FRIDAY
    August 30th

    Swim Meet & Greet
    Welcome Party
    9pm – 2am
    21+
    Dumont’s Down Low
    214 WEST 4TH ST AUSTIN
  • SATURDAY
    August 31st

    Splash Dance
    Main Event
    DJ Roland Belmares
    10pm – 3am
    21+
    Rain on 4th
    217 WEST 4TH ST AUSTIN
  • SUNDAY
    September 1st

    Get Wet!
    Lake Party
    12am – 4pm
    18+
    Hippie Hollow
    Lake Travis

    The party barge will be docked at Hippie Hollow from 12 am to 4 pm. You will need a wristband from either Rain or Highland. There will be no entry onto the boat, but you are welcome to swim or raft up to the boat.

    Hippie Hollow is a state park and has specific regulations in place for the number of people allowed in the park. Go to the Hippie Hollow website for information about capacity, hours, and parking.

  • SUNDAY
    September 1st

    High Seas
    DJ J Warren
    10pm – 3am
    21+
    Oil Can Harry’s
    211 WEST 4TH ST AUSTIN

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Last modified: July 25, 2019