Winter Party Festival is a week-long experience of iconic dance and social events with one of America’s party capitals, Miami Beach, as its backdrop. Winter Party isn’t only a festival, it’s a fundraising venture produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force dedicated to raising much-needed funds for the LGBTQ community. In 2016, the Task Force donated a record-breaking $275,000 to LGBTQ advocacy and community groups in South Florida. Winter Party Festival is committed to forward-thinking and progressive change. With every year, they continue to contribute financially and emotionally to the LGBTQ communities.
Winter Party now hails in crowds of thousands from all around the world, provides top notch entertainment, and most importantly, makes waves of change that ripple past the event’s run. With so much action packed into one week, it’s the perfect remedy for lingering winter blues.
To get you excited, check out a few of our favorite Winter Party’s events happening during the festival:
ArtScape March 3, 2017
Winter Party isn’t only stellar dance parties, it also works to showcase the talented members of the LGBTQ community. ArtScape welcomes painters, crafters, sculptors, photographers, and all other creatives to assemble under one roof for an exhibition and auction with proceeds benefiting the National LGBTQ Task Force. As an added bonus, the MiFo LGBT Film Festival will present a projected video installation at the event. The installation focuses on images of past LGBT stars and films offering a representation of the progression of the LGBT community.
Under One Sun Pool Party March 4, 2017
Another yearly favorite of Winter Party Festival, the Under One Sun Pool Party, tends to sell out quickly. This year, the party moves to one of the largest pools in Miami Beach, the Deauville Beach Resort. Winter Party alumni and fan-favorite DJ San Slater, and newcomer DJ Kitty Glitter, will be spinning for six straight hours of bliss. You don’t want miss this oceanside pool experience of the year!
The Beach Party March 5, 2017
The Beach Party has historically been Winter Party Festival’s most popular event, and it’s easy to understand why. Enjoy seven hours of dancing to ROSABEL (DJs Ralphi Rosabel and Abel Aguilera) on the hot sands of South Beach with thousands of new friends. If you’re looking for the must-attend event of Winter Party Festival – this is it. Grab your swimsuit, sunscreen, and get ready to get down.
Be sure to check out all of the events going on during Winter Party Festival!
“This year, Winter Party means much more than a fundraiser or celebration. It will be one of the first major LGBTQ festivals under the new administration. Being together is more important than ever, and Winter Party provides the space to do so. With social events, dance events, free events, and more, Winter Party is the place to be you and share experiences with your favorite people. Hundreds of volunteers and staff members have worked incredibly hard this year to produce our best Festival yet!” -Â Stephen Seo, Vice Chair of Winter Party Festival