Aqua Girl® 2015 in Miami Beach, FL

Author: 
Paul Rubio
Curator: 
Carrie Fowler

AQUA GIRL 2015 GUIDE

Ladies, start your engines!

Miami’s most anticipated Lesbian throw down – Aqua Girl - begins on May 13th, 2015! This ‘girls gone wild’ circuit-party unites thousands of beautiful women in America’s sexiest city for a wild and steamy weekend of fun-in-the-sun. More than alcohol-induced shenanigans, Aqua Girl is a party with a cause. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from events benefit the Aqua Foundation for Women, a not-for-profit-foundation whose primary mission is to promote the equality, strength, health, and visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women.
 
Between May 13th and May 17th, 2015 South Beach transforms into an Aqua Girl playground with 14 culturally diverse events, including comedy shows, film presentations, and a jazz brunch in addition to the happy hours, dance parties, the sensational pool party and the co-ed beach party. As per usual, several rotating local venues downtown and on the beach will transform ordinary spaces into late night party palladiums for Aqua Girl. However, the host hotel pool party, “The Beach House,” on Saturday, is sure to prevail as the paramount “don’t miss” event.
 
Below is a mini travel guide to help you prepare for the legendary Aqua Girl. Carpe diem and thank the weather gods for some great South Beach sunshine! Note: tickets for all official events are available online at http://aquagirl.org   

Slumber Parties National Hotel Miami Beach is this year's Aqua Girl host hotel and the quintessential Miami Art Deco luxury hotel with an authentic character, unmatched in Miami Beach. Every inch of this historic Miami beachfront hotel combines the dignity and nostalgia of yesterday and the glamour of today into timeless encounters that are completely unforgettable. The legend that began at the National in 1939 carries on during each visit today. Location info on Mark's List here:  National Hotel Miami Beach

Libations for the Ladies 

In addition to the mega dance parties, below are a few South Beach institutions for getting’ yo’ drink on during Aqua Girl.
 
Palace Bar – South Beach’s only oceanfront gay bar is a come-as-you-are kind of place, where you can sip cocktails and people-watch in your two-piece and tank-top ANYTIME. The drag queen performances are true showstoppers.  For those wanting a chill, co-ed Sunday afternoon, come hang here! Location info on Mark's List here: Palace Bar
 
Score - Score hit South Beach in the 90s and has looked back since. The chic dance club is always packed and always fun…but mostly with guys! However, there is typically at least one Lesbian party at Score during the Aqua Girl festivities. Location info on Mark's List here: Score

Where to hang in between events

Art Deco District – Stroll Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, and Washington Avenue and the perpendicular side streets to check out the foremost examples of the art deco design movement circa 1930s and 40s. Day or night, the beautiful and eccentric, fashionable and distasteful passing by Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive provide endless hours of entertainment. More info here: Art Deco Welcome Center
 
12th Street Gay Beach – Between 11th and 12th Streets, down the sands from Palace Bar, you can’t miss America’s hottest gay beach. Look for chiseled bodies and fake breasts!

 

Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2015 AquaMan Pool Party at National Hotel
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami, FL. The AquaMan CoEd Pool Party was held at National Hotel featured Hostess Adora and DJ Miss M and DJ Tatiana as well as hot Go Go Girls.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2015 Aqualicious Pool Party at National Hotel
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami, FL. The Aqualicious Pool Party at National Hotel featured DJ Tatiana and DJ Citizen Jane as well as hot Go Go Girls.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2015 Fuego Latin Dance Party at Tantra Nightclub
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami Beach, FL. They hosted their Fuego Latin Dance Party at the Tantra Nightclub with DJ Tatiana spinning all night long.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2015 Splash Pool Party at National Hotel
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami, FL. Their Friday Splash Pool Party at National Hotel featured DJ Miss M as well as hot girls hanging pool side.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2015 Traffic Jam Party at Dream Nightclub
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami, FL. The Traffic Jam Party at Dream Nightclub featured DJs Miss M and Citizen Jane, hot Go Go Dancers, and plenty of girls.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2015 Speed Dating Party at Radio Bar
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami Beach, FL. Their Kick Off social event was a Speed Dating Party at Radio Bar.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2015 VIP Party at Stonewall Gallery
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl in Miami, FL. The VIP Party at Stonewall Gallery in Wilton Manors and awarded various women in the community.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2014 Beach House Party at National Hotel
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami, FL. The Aqualicious Pool Party at National Hotel featured DJ Zehno as well as hot Go Go Girls.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2014 Aqualicious Pool Party at National Hotel
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami, FL. The Aqualicious Pool Party at National Hotel featured DJ Tatiana as well as hot Go Go Girls.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2014 Fuego Party at Nikki Beach
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami, FL. The Fuego Party at Nikki Beach featured DJ Citizen Jane and DJ Tatianna and was the premier Latin party of the festival.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2014 Traffic Jam Party at Dream Nightclub
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami, FL. The Traffic Jam Party at Dream Nightclub featured DJs Vixen and Citizen Jane, hot Go Go Dancers, and plenty of girls.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2014 VIP Party at Miami Beach Botanical Garden
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami, FL. The VIP Party at Miami Beach Botanical Garden featured an Awards Ceremony to those that have helped the foundation along the way.
Aqua Foundation's Aqua Girl 2014 Speed Dating Party at Radio Bar
The Aqua Foundation host a Women's Week party called Aqua Girl at various locations in Miami, FL. Their Kick Off social event was a Speed Dating Party at Radio Bar.

Other things to entertain you on Mark's List

Progress Bar’s One-Year Anniversary Party

Join Progress Bar in Wilton Manors during Labor Day Weekend to celebrate their One-Year Anniversary.  Enjoy a fun-filled weekend with theatrics, performances, dancers, giveaways and tons of surprises. Find out more information about the themed parties after the Jump: Progress Bar’s One-Year Anniversary Party

Going OUT in Wilton Manors?

Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale or #WilMa this weekend? Here are direct links to gay or gay-friendly restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale: Dapur, Dos CaminosHunters NightclubThe Manor, Progress BarRosie’s Bar & Grill  & Village Pub. View all upcoming gay events in Fort Lauderdale here: Gay and Lesbian Bars Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors, Florida

Going OUT in Miami or Miami Beach?

Here are the direct links to bars and restaurants that support Mark's List so you can check out what's up if you're going OUT in Miami & Miami Beach this weekend: Club Boi 3.0The Floppy Rooster, Hotel Gaythering and Palace Bar & Restaurant. 

Alexis Couture Hosts “Queens Against Humanity”

Alexis Couture and her sisters invite you to play “Queens Against Humanity,” an interactive game & drag show, at Village Pub on the first Thursday of every month starting at 9:45 pm.  More about Village Pub after the Jump: Alexis Couture Hosts “Queens Against Humanity” at Village Pub

The Manor Hosts 17th Annual Black Fort Lauderdale

On Saturday, September 5, The Manor Complex presents the 17th Annual Black Fort Lauderdale, the largest gay fetish event in Florida. Starring America’s #1 Adult Film Star Sebastian Kross, listen out for beats by DJ Tony Moran, enjoy novelty acts and watch for superstar dancers all night long. Doors open one hour early at 10 pm and there is no cover before 11 pm. From 11 pm to midnight cover is $15 and after midnight cover is $20. More about The Manor after the Jump: The Manor Complex Hosts 17th Annual Black Fort Lauderdale

Brunchic at Miami's Sunday Funday Headquarters, The Palace

There's always something fabulous happening at the Palace on Miami Beach.

Featuring unlimited mimosas and incredibly fun drag shows, check out the Palace's Brunchic every Sunday. With two seatings at 11:30 am & 2:00 pm, order your favorites from the tasty Brunchic menu. Still hungry for more fun? Don't miss the T-Dance at 4:00 pm. Why go home directly after hanging out on Miami's 12th Street Gay Beach? Show off that sexy tan and sporty swim suit on Ocean Drive! Be sure to grab all the details after the Jump: Brunchic at Miami's Sunday Funday Headquarters, The Palace

Rosie's Infamous Sunday Funday Brunch

Every Sunday Funday‬, ‪‎Rosie‬'s in ‪Wilton Manors‬ serves up some of the best reasons to get out of bed. See and be seen at Sunday Brunch while digging into some of the tastiest pancakes, waffles and eggs Benedict in the area. If breakfast food isn't your style, try a delicious burger, wrap or salad. Are you on a liquid diet? Order a hurricane bucket to quench your thirst, toast the morning with a refreshing mimosa or chug down a Bloody Mary to fend off that nasty hangover. Be sure to get all the details about Rosie's Sunday Brunch menu after the Jump: Sunday Brunch at Rosie's

Bourbon Street Pub Hosts Labor Day Weekend Luau Party

Bourbon Street Pub in Key West hosts a Luau Party this Labor Day Weekend. Get soakin’ wet at the Luau Pool Party on Saturday, look for the return of the Hurricane Party on Saturday & Monday night, and enjoy the Luau Pool Party & Hawaiian BBQ on Sunday. More information after the Jump: Bourbon Street Pub Hosts Labor Day Weekend Luau Party

Progress Bar Hosts "Lip Service" Wednesdays

Join Progress Bar in WIlton Manors for "Lip Service" every Wednesday. Hosted by Amanda Austin, listen out for beats by resident DJ Aulden Brown and catch the drag show starting at 11:30 pm. Drink specials include $3 beers & $5 Jameson. You can check out all the details and find out more about Progress Bar on Mark's List here: Progress Bar Hosts "Lip Service" Wednesdays

New York Grilled Cheese Presents "Cheese-A-Rama"

Benefiting the Smart Ride, New York Grilled Cheese presents “Cheese-A-Rama” on Wednesday, September 9 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Hosted by Daisy Deadpetals, the event features a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. In addition, 20% of all food sales and $1 for every Facebook check-in will go to the Smart Ride. More about the Smart Ride after the Jump: New York Grilled Cheese Presents "Cheese-A-Rama" Benefiting Smart Ride

GLBX Presents "Artopia" Annual Fundraiser

Join the GLBX for “Artopia,” an annual fundraiser, at the AUDI Fort Lauderdale Showroom (1200 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304) on Thursday, September 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. For further information contact Geph Scarr at gscarr@scarrinsurance.com. More about the GLBX after the Jump: GLBX Presents "Artopia" Annual Fundraiser

Oakland Park's Annual Oktoberfest German Festival

Oakland Park, Florida is holding their annual Oktoberfest on Friday, October 2nd (5 pm to 11 pm) and Saturday, October 3rd (1 pm to 11 pm) at Jaco Pastorius Park on Dixie Highway. The City of Oakland Park’s Oktoberfest is the largest and most authentic in South Florida. From the food and the German beer to the bands performing German Folk Music, it is one of the most popular Oktoberfest events in the Sunshine State. More information after the Jump: Oakland Park's Annual Oktoberfest

BOOM! Halloween Dance Party in Key West

Featuring beats by DJ Neill Macleod (Toronto) & DJ Shane Stiel (Los Angeles), don’t miss the BOOM! Halloween Dance Party at Fort East Martello in Key West on Saturday, October 31 2015 from 10 pm to 4 am (after the parade). There is a shuttle service from White & Fleming, as well as the Gato Building. Ample free parking & cash bar. Entrance is $20/person & $40 VIP (two free drinks, private bar and swag). Get tickets after the Jump: BOOM! Halloween Dance Party in Key West

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