Few cities in the world play host to bigger and more glamorous gay parties than Miami, specifically South Beach, which has been a favorite destination of LGBTQ jet-setters and sun-worshipers for years. Prominent celebrations include the beloved White Party held in late November, and increasingly, the city's spirited Miami Beach Gay Pride, which takes place in mid-April, shortly before the MiFo LGBT Film Festival (typically held in late April).
An LGBTQ Festival Twenty Five Years Strong
And then there's the famed Miami Beach Winter Party Festival, which takes place in late winter and has been a must-attend for revelers since it began two decades ago. Having been going strong for more than two decades, in 2019 the Winter Party Festival takes place from February 27 to March 4. More than 13,000 guests are expected to partake of the festival. The events take place over six days, and including a full slate of parties and gatherings, including some of the best gay pool parties in the country.
Winter Party is a fundraising venture produced by, and in support of, the National LGBTQ Task Force. They are committed to forward-thinking progressive change, both locally and nationally. The Task Force also donates a significant portion of the proceeds raised at Winter Party and its sister event, the Task Force Gala, to like-minded community advocacy groups in South Florida through a grant-making process administered by the LGBTQ Community Fund of The Miami Foundation. In 2018, the Task Force donated $215,000 to the Miami Foundation, for a total of nearly $3 million given back since Winter Party was founded.
That money has supported over 75 other nonprofit organizations in South Florida and played an essential role in empowering and elevating the community.
Ticket and Pass Info
Single event tickets and multi-day passes can be purchased here.
The Best LGBTQ Nightlife in Miami
Resources like Mark's List on South Beach, HotSpots Magazine, and SoBeSocialClub.com have tips on the local gay scene, and you'll also find plenty of information on clubbing and dancing in the Miami Beach Gay Bars Guide.
You can also obtain gay-specific tourism information on Miami and Miami Beach from the excellent GLBT Travel Site produced by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as the site of the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.