Winter’s Hottest Gay Party Returns To Miami Next Week Raising Money For A Great Cause

Miami will once again play host to the hottest Winter Party in the world, as more than 10,000 revelers prepare to descend upon South Beach for a six-day, non-stop lineup of events and activities, all for a great cause of course.

Winter Party Festival is a fund- and consciousness-raising event with proceeds going to South Florida organizations supporting the LGBTQ community and the National LGBTQ Task Force. They have contributed more than $1.85 million to South Florida grassroots LGBTQ organizations.

Last year, Russell Roybal, deputy executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, presented a giant check in the amount of $227,509 to The Miami Foundation’s GLBT Community Projects Fund. The donation represents a significant share of the combined net proceeds from the 2014 Winter Party Festival and the 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner, both of which are held in Miami Beach. The proceeds will be distributed to local LGBT organizations via Foundation grants with the remainder of the proceeds going to support the important work of the National LGBTQ Task Force to build power, take action and create positive, lasting change for LGBTQ people and their families throughout the country.

“The Task Force has been working in Miami since the days of Anita Bryant,” Roybal said. “We have a special and unique relationship with South Florida and the people here. It is thanks to these people – the volunteers, sponsors and guests who attend our two events – that this incredible donation has been possible.”

Below is a list of scheduled events for this year’s Winter Party Festival Miami:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Key West Kickoff Event
Island House Key West
1129 Fleming Street, Key West
12:00pm – 5:00pm
SOCIAL

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

Spark!
Gale South Beach
1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
7:00pm – 9:30pm
SOCIAL

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

ArtScape
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center DRive, Miami Beach
7:00pm – 11:00pm
WOMEN’S

Ignite
Cameo Nightclub
1445 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
10:00pm – 5:00am
DANCE

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Elevate
Hotel Victor
1144 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
2:00pm – 8:00pm
DANCE

VIP Cocktail Reception
Mediterranean Waterfront Home of Tom Bercu
4475 N. Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach
7:30pm – 10:00pm
SOCIAL

Pa’Ella
Hush Bar + Lounge
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, Miami Beach
10:00pm – 3:00am
WOMEN’S

Pulse
Club Space
34 NE 11th Street, Miami
10:00pm – 7:00am
DANCE

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Under One Sun Pool Party
Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach
1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
12:00pm – 6:00pm
DANCE

World Premier Screening of IN THE GRAYSCALE at Miami Dade College’s Miami
International Film Festival
Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
6:30pm – 8:30pm
SOCIAL

Kiehl’s 20/20

KIehl’s Since 1851
540 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
8pm – 10pm
SOCIAL

Industry

Cafeina
297 NW 23rd Street, Miami
10:00pm – 3:00am
WOMEN’S

Sweat
Hunters Nightclub
2232 Wilton Drive, Ft. Lauderdale
10:00pm – 3:00am
DANCE

Energy
Score Nightclub
1437 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
10:00pm – 7:00am
DANCE

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

Brunchic
Palace Bar
1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
11:30am – 4:00pm
SOCIAL

The Beach Party
Sands of South Beach at Lummus Park
12th Street and Ocean, Miami Beach
12:00pm – 7:00pm
DANCE

Illuminate
Palace Bar
1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
4:00pm – 11:00pm
DANCE

WE Party: Attacks
Mansion Nightclub
1235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
10:00pm – 5:00am
DANCE

ACTION! Afterglow
Mekka Nightclub
950 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami
5:00am – 12:00pm
DANCE