Winter Party Festival

Winter Party Festival

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This event has been canceled. 

The Heat Is On at the Winter Party Festival

If it’s winter in Greater Miami & Miami Beach, it must mean it’s time for the popular Winter Party Festival, an annual, weeklong LGBTQ+ celebration of music, dance and community. Taking place at locations throughout the destination from Wednesday, March 2 through Tuesday, March 8, 2022, Winter Party Festival events raise funds in support of the National LGBTQ Task Force. While it might be freezing and snowing in your neck of the woods this time of year, you can appreciate sunny, beautiful Miami. Grab your friends and chosen family and get ready to party for a good cause!

Stay & Play At The Winter Party Fesitval’s Host Hotel

The festival kicks off on Wednesday, March 2 with a welcome reception at the festival’s host hotel, the Royal Palm South Beach. Located in the heart of South Beach, the Royal Palm is an iconic 1930s Art Deco hotel just steps from the beach. The welcome reception is a great opportunity to meet other festival goers, pick up a welcome bag and meet a variety of exhibitors and vendors.

The hotel is close to many options for dining and recreation. A few blocks away is Time Out Market Miami, a popular food hall with offerings from some of the area’s top chefs. For more elegant fare, check out Byblos Miami, a Mediterranean restaurant in an upscale and colorful dining space. For a late-night snack, two local favorites are La Sandwicherie South Beach and Cheeseburger Baby.

Dance Parties & Performances

The first dance party of the festival is IGNITE on Thursday, March 3. Presented by Thots & Prayers, queer dance promoters from Detroit, the IGNITE party is sure to be a can’t-miss event.

On Friday, March 4, DJ Jerac and DJ Ana Flor will bring the “HEAT,” produced by Hilton Wolman Events and hosted at the expansive M3 Studios. Inspired by Brazil’s Carnival celebration, you can expect costumed dancers, high-energy beats and a few surprises.

Winter Party and Masterbeat will join forces on Saturday, March 5 for SPRING BREAK, an all-night dance extravaganza at the new Studio 60 Nightclub. GRAMMY nominated DJ Rosabel, a house music duo consisting of DJs Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera, will be there to keep the night lively. Winter Party and Masterbeat will reunite once again at Studio 60 on Sunday, March 6 for WINTER OLYMPICS, featuring music by DJ Calagna and DJ Micky Friedmann.

The Beach Party

The marquee event and “crown jewel” of Winter Party Festival is THE BEACH PARTY on Sunday, March 6. It is held right on the sand off of 12th Street and Ocean Drive. For seven hours, from 1-8 p.m., guests can enjoy an amazing dance party as the sands of South Beach come alive with thousands of people from around the world. Expect impressive production, a massive dance floor and uplifting dance music by DJ Dan Slater and DJ Isaac Escalante, two well-known international DJs. It’s truly an experience you will not want to miss. (Pro tip: Be there before sunset for a truly magical “dancing at dusk” moment!)

Smaller Events At Winter Party Festival

In addition to the large dance events, there are also a number of smaller, intimate events including the VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION on Friday, March 4.

Tickets & Passes

Individual event tickets and festival passes are currently available on the Winter Party Festival’s official website. Some festival passes include access to all related events. To keep everyone safe, the Winter Party Festival requires proof of vaccination.

By: Gino R. Campodónico | January 13,2022

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