Winter Party Festival Miami Beach - Art Deco District/South Beach

Winter Party Festival

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By: Lori Kahn

Don’t miss the Winter Party Festival 2018, Celebrating its 25th Edition.

This year's 25th Edition Winter Party Festival takes place February 28th to March 6th, 2018 and is by far the grandest one yet with two huge weekend dance events with Masterbeat and the biggest pool party ever at the festival. For the LGBTQ community, Winter Party is a place to rejuvenate, recharge, and let loose - but mostly it’s a place to feel free. This world-renowned weeklong celebration in Miami Beach is one of the most important and fun LGBTQ events of the year. It’s definitely not one to be missed.

What started in 1994 as a one-day mega dance party on Miami Beach, the first ever actually held on the beach, is now in its 25th year and runs the full week. It has evolved into an event that celebrates the true spirit of "chosen family" among the global LGBTQ community. Not only a massive party with an impressive lineup of internationally acclaimed DJs, this event has raised millions of dollars over the years for LGBTQ causes.

"People always ask me what it is that makes Winter Party Festival different from all other events like it, and the answer is love. It is a labor of love for the staff and consultants involved, and especially for the dozens of volunteers who have sustained it and allowed it to flourish over the years. And all of that culminates in an atmosphere of love among the guests who attend our events,” said Michael Bath, Events Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force.

The Cause

For the last 13 years, this “Party with a Purpose” has been produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force. Even though it’s well known as an incredible weeklong dance and music event, it's also a fundraiser for both the Task Force and the South Florida LGBTQ community. As a matter of fact, together with its sister event the National LGBTQ Task Force Gala – Miami, the Task Force has given back $2.7 million towards LGBTQ causes.

The Parties

Winter Party is a festival of high-energy dance and social events produced to raise critical funds for the LGBTQ community and brings over 10,000 people from around the globe together to sunny Miami Beach for an unforgettable week.

With more than 20 events featuring beautiful men and women, hot dance parties in spectacular nightclubs, cocktail receptions and pool parties, Winter Party culminates with the sexiest beach party on the planet. Live Free. Play Hard. Give Back.

To start off the celebration, The Art of Shaving is presenting an elegant VIP Cocktail Reception like no other. There will also be a newly reimagined ArtScape and two of its nighttime events will be held at the James L. Knight Center, one of Miami’s world-class entertainment centers. There will also be an international lineup of DJs from the United States, Mexico, Canada and Spain and the return to the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel as host hotel and site of the biggest pool party fit for the silver anniversary of the festival. At the end of the week there will be an enormous 25th Edition Beach Party, the event that started it all.

Featured Events

Winter Party Welcome Reception Presented by AeroMexico

Wednesday, Feb 28, 7-9 p.m. at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel - 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

The Art of Shaving Presents VIP Cocktail Reception

Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. at Nautilus, a SIXTY Hotel


Thursday, March 1, 10 p.m. featuring DJs J. Warren and circuit superstar Phil Romano at Score Nightclub


Friday, March 2, 7 p.m. at FIU CARTA in Miami Beach


Friday, March 2, 10 p.m. featuring DJs Alain Jackinsky and Issac Escalante, along with Pablo Lopez, Club Space

Impulse Group Presents Under One Sun Pool Party

Saturday, March 3, 12 p.m. at the Kimpton Surfcomber featuring DJ Joe Gauthreaux

Winter Party Festival Presents Masterbeat Toy Factory

Saturday, March 3 featuring DJs Oscar Velazquez and Alex Acosta at the James L. Knight Center

The 25th Edition Beach Party

Sunday, March 4, 12 p.m. featuring sets from DJs Grind and ROSABEL for an extended eight-hour beach party

Winter Party Festival and Masterbeat Present Forever Adventure

Sunday, March 4, 10 p.m. featuring Forever Tel Aviv’s DJs MickyFriedman and the return of Sagi Kariv.

See all the amazing events and purchase tickets to #WinterParty25.


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Miami Beach, FL 33139
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