Winter Party Festival

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By: Ian Maloney | Feb 4, 2020

Winter Party Festival: Live Free. Play Hard. Give Back.

For the 27th year in a row, Winter Party Festival will take over Miami Beach to help raise money for the LGBTQ community. Way back in 1994, Winter Party Festival started out as a one-day mega dance party on Miami Beach, the first ever actually held on the beach. Now, the festival is nearly a full week and has grown into one of the hottest LGBTQ themed parties on the planet. It has evolved into an event that celebrates the true spirit of "chosen family" among the global LGBTQ community. These days, Winter Party Festival is a massive party with an impressive lineup of internationally acclaimed DJs, which has raised millions of dollars for great causes.

According to Winter Party Festival organizers The National LGBTQ Taskforce, “For the LGBTQ community and our allies, Winter Party is a place to rejuvenate and recharge. A place to clear our heads, fill our hearts, and engage our minds. A place to let loose and kick up our heels. We live in a world that challenges us every day; telling us we’re different, less than, other. And while that may be changing, progress is slow, and inequality persists. It can wear on even the strongest among us. It makes us long for safe havens, places where we can be ourselves, surrounded by our chosen family and accepted and loved just the way we are. Winter Party is that place, a safe haven where we can LIVE FREE.”

While things officially get started on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 with a welcome reception, the action really heats up on Thursday, March 5, 2020 with the Ignite party at Treehouse in Miami Beach. From then on, The National LGBTQ Task Force has a nearly non-stop line up of events, because this is Miami, sleep is overrated. We party till the sun comes up then party some more! Ignite features DJ Allan Natal, one of the biggest names in house music in Brazil. Joining Natal will be international spinning sensation DJ Joe Gauthreaux, an institution on the LGBTQ circuit scene. Tickets are $30.

On Friday, March 6, 2020, the party moves to Wynwood Factory where Hilton Wolman Events presents Heat. DJs J Warren, Joe Pacheco, and Edu Quintas will spin starting at 10 p.m. till 5 a.m. Tickets start at $85 for general admission or $130 for VIP which includes a separate entrance as well as open bar till 2 a.m.

Just a few hours later, at noon on Saturday, March 7, 2020, partygoers will take over Nikki Beach Club in Miami Beach’s Sofi neighborhood for Under One Sun: Evolution featuring DJ Tony Armada and DJ Grind. Tickets range from $80-125. When that party ends at 6 p.m., it’s time for the party to move uptown to Mansion where Winter Party and MasterBeat present Major League. DJ Nacho Chapado and DJ Ivan Gomez will keep the party going from 10 p.m. till 5 a.m. Tickets range from $110-150 but ACT FAST! This one is sure to sell out.

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Winter Party will host the party that started it all, The Beach Party on the sands of Miami Beach at the famous 12th Street Gay Beach at Lummus Park. Things get started around 12 p.m., get heated up around 4 p.m. and wind down around 9 p.m. in the evening. Thousands of scantily clad gay boys and their admirers will have fun in the sun while DJs Alain Jackinsky and Mauro Mozart spin the hottest dance music at the hottest venue in the country! The sun, the water, the breeze and the boys… this party has it all and is a must if you are coming to SoBe for Winter Party. Splurge and get a VIP Cabana for $245 or save your dough and get general admission for $115. Get them while they last!

Don’t worry if you have caught your second wind and don’t want the party to end. After you wash the sand off, head back over to Mansion, just a few blocks away for Legend featuring DJ Oscar Velazquez and Israeli phenom Yinon Yahel. The party starts at 10 p.m. till 5 a.m. Monday morning. But, it doesn’t end there! Wynwood Factory will welcome Winter Party Festival goers for one last hurrah from 6 a.m. Monday morning till noon for After Glow featuring DJ Abel Aguilera. Tickets are $150 for Legend on Sunday night and $40 for After Glow on Monday morning.

There are other events going on throughout the week, so check out WinterParty.com for the full line up, ticket packages, and information about the host hotel- Royal Palm South Beach. The host hotel is just steps from The Beach Party and only a few blocks from several of the other events so it’s a great location and as of press time, great rooms are still available.

All purchases support the important work of the National LGBTQ Task Force in the fight for full freedom, justice and equity. The Task Force also donates a significant portion of the proceeds to South Florida LGBTQ organizations.

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