URGE Miami Thanksgiving Festival

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URGE Miami Thanksgiving Festival

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Miami Entertainment Months

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Get ready for the URGE Miami Thanksgiving Festival, one of the world’s biggest LGBTQ+ events and circuit parties. For 2022, URGE is back and better than ever. Taking place across Greater Miami & Miami Beach from Friday, November 25 through Monday, November 28, 2022, URGE boasts three massive evening events, the legendary Sunday Beach Party and a Monday morning after-hours event. With four days of parties, URGE has everything you need to keep dancing until the world (or at least the party) ends.

Miami and URGE: A Perfect Fit

Michael Lozano, a spokesperson for URGE and one of the organizers, is excited for travelers from across the world to descend on Miami for the festival. “There are many reasons why Miami is the perfect place for our upcoming festival,” he says. “Diversity is first and foremost one of the key aspects of the Miami experience, and our festival aims at bringing people together from all walks of life.”

Circuit parties such as URGE are popular within the LGBTQ+ community. Lozano describes circuit parties as “themed dance events with curated music, state-of-the-art installations and performers, generally held in large venues. They emerged out of gay communities in New York around the late 1970s. They are largely owned and operated by members of the community and they have served as an important safe space for sexual and gender expression. Musically, they have evolved to incorporate elements of house, dance and techno music.”

What to Expect

The 2022 Urge Miami talent lineup has not been released yet. Stay tuned for updates or visit the event talent page for the latest info.

Where to Stay During URGE

The picturesque Royal Palm South Beach serves as the host hotel for URGE guests. Offering special discounted rates, the hotel is the ideal place for those looking to both unwind and let loose. The hotel is also centrally located near the hub of gay nightlife in Miami Beach.

Bonus Content & Safety Protocols

In addition to all the in-person party fun, URGE is also launching an audible component to the festival for the first time. “We are excited to launch our festival podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Music,” Lozano says. “Our talent this year features world-renowned DJs from Europe, Latin America, and the United States. As a result, festival-goers will be able to experience the latest remixes of artists such as Adele and Ariana Grande even when they are not at the parties.”

The organizers behind URGE have implemented a number of safety guidelines to help protect all festival guests, including requiring proof of vaccination to attend events. General admission and VIP passes are available for the festival and related events.

By: Gino R. Campodónico | October 12, 2022

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