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Winter Party Festival® 2015 in Miami Beach on Mark's List

Winter Party Festival® 2015 in Miami Beach, FL

Author: 
Paul Rubio
Curator: 
Alexander Northman

WINTER PARTY 2015 GUIDE

The countdown to Winter Party Festival® has begun. March 4th, 2015 to March 9th, 2015 marks the start of Miami’s most anticipated LGBT throw down – Winter Party Festival 2015. Over 10,000 international hotties (and I mean HOTTIES) will gather for an extended weekend of mayhem, hook-ups, and standing, posing, dancing, drinking and living out quintessential South Beach hedonism. Best of all, this circuit scene is a party with a cause, with ticket proceeds benefiting the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (read between the lines – tickets are tax deductible).

As per usual, several rotating local venues downtown and on the beach will transform ordinary spaces into late night party palladiums for Winter Party. The Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach will welcome guests as the 2015 Winter Party Festival host hotel and the Sunday Beach Party (photos) is one of the “don’t miss” events.

Below is a mini travel guide to help you prepare for the legendary Winter Party. Carpe diem and thank the weather gods for some great South Beach winter sunshine!

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Libations (Get your Drink On)

Editors note: All of the bars mentioned below have events associated with Winter Party that you can find by pursuing the underlined links.

Mova – This scene queen hotspot has helped revive the South Beach glam scene with Miami’s easy-on-the-eyes who’s who packing the house on weekends.

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 Speedos and tank-top. The drag queen performances are true showstoppers. Sunday tea after the beach party is a must!

Score - Score hit South Beach in the 90s and hasn't looked back since. The chic dance club is always packed and always fun.

Twist -This South Beach institution is a massive enclave of five different gay parties, from hip-hop to bubble gum pop to strip club. It’s where everyone ends up after 2:30am, especially if still drunk and looking for a hook up.

South Beach Essentials (Things to do Besides Party)

Art Deco – 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.

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.

Haulover Nude Beach – You’ll need wheels to get 11 miles north to Halouver Beach, but if you don’t see enough peen during your winter party activities, you’ll see plenty here! The gay section of Halouver is in the northern section of the nude beach.

People-watching - Day or night, the beautiful and eccentric, fashionable and distasteful passing by Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive provide endless hours of entertainment.


Winter Party Festival® 2015 Events & Ads

National LGBTQ Task Force Events
National LGBTQ Task Force held an event in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The event was to bring awareness to their cause and their new directions.
NGLTF Party at Bacardi Headquarters
NGLTF held a party at the Barcardi Headquarters in Miami, FL. They rolled out the new Winter Party Logo as well as dispersed a check to The Miami Foundation.
Winter Party's Burn Block Party at Palace
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Burn Block Party at Palace in Miami Beach, FL featured a block party filled with hotties, DJ Raffelo, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's WE Party Airlines Boiling Point Party at Mansion
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's WE Party Airlines Boiling Point Party at Mansion in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of hotties, WE resident DJ Isaac Escalante from Mexico, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Pa'Ella in Wynwood
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Pa'Ella Party at TSL Lounge in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ George Ferrero as well as the critically acclaimed Spam Allstars performed, and of course plenty of fun all.
Winter Party's Under One Sun Pool Party at the National Hotel
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Under One Sun Pool Party at the National Hotel on Miami Beach, FL featured tons of sun-kissed hotties, DJ Gustavo Scorpio from Brasil, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Sweat Party at Hunters Nightclub
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Sweat Leather Party at Hunters Nightclub in Wilton Manors, FL featured DJ Ted Eiel spinning all night with hot guys in leather gear.
Winter Party's Flare at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Flare Party at Score in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Paulo, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Industry Party at City Hall
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Industry Party was held at City Hall Restaurant in Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ Alex Maximus 3000, Go-Go Girls, and of course plenty of fun for all.
Winter Party's Mercury Rising at Space
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Mercury Rising Party at Space in Miami, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Rosabel, a show with Kitty Meow and Power Infiniti, and two packed dancefloors .
Winter Party's VIP Party at The James Royal Palm
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's VIP Cocktail Party at The James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach, FL featured the Sponsors and major donors to The Task Force, DJ AJ Reddy, and an award to Dave Cook for all his hard work and dedicated service.
NGLTF 2014 Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival on Miami Beach, FL featured international hotties, DJ Danny Verde & DJ Grind, and plenty of sun and fun all around.
Winter Party's Ignite Party at Cameo
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Cameo in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Eddie Martinez and DJ Joe Gauthreaux, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's ArtScape Party at The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's ArtScape Party at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens in Miami, FL featured the hotest art by local artists, DJ LaTrice, and a guest appearance by NGLTF Executive Director Rea Carey.
NGLTF Winter Party Festival Spark Party at Gale Hotel
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival held their Spark Party at The Gale Hotel on Miami Beach, FL. This Kick Off Party was held on the Gale rooftop and featured speeches from Winter Party Festival Chair Victor Diaz-Herman and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine.
NGLTF Celebrates 40 Years
NGLTF celebrated 40 years with a party in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Executive Director Rea Carey was in attendance as well as a host of important people from around Southern Florida to give their support.
Winter Party's Under One Sun Pool Party at The Shelborne
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Under One Sun Pool Party at The Shelborne in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of sun-kissed hotties, DJ Rafael Calvente from Brazil, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Boiling Point Party at Mansion
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Boiling Point Party at Mansion in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of hotties, WE resident DJ Manuel de Diego direct from Madrid, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Industry Party at Safi
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Industry Party at Safi in Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ La Trice, Go-Go Girls, and of course plenty of fun for all.
Winter Party's VIP Party at The Gale
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's VIP Cocktail Party at The Gale Hotel in Miami Beach, FL featured the Sponsors and major donors to The Task Force, DJ AJ Reddy, and awards for appreciation.
Winter Party's Flare at Grand Central
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Flare Party at Grand Central in Miami, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Alyson Calagna and DJ Phil Romano, and plenty of fun all around.
NGLTF 2013 Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival on Miami Beach, FL featured international hotties, DJs Brett Henrichsen & Joe Gauthreaux, and plenty of fun all around.
Her Winter Party's Pa'Ella in Wynwood
NGLTF's Her Winter Party Festival's Pa'Ella Party at TSL Lounge in the Wynwood Art District of Miami, FL featured the hotest ladies, DJ GiGi as well as the critically acclaimed Afro-Cuban Funk band Palo performed, and of course plenty of fun all.
Winter Party's Urge: Mercury Rising at Cameo
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Urge: Mercury Rising Party at Cameo in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ duo Rosabel, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Ignite at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Score in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Tony Moran, and plenty of fun all around.
Winter Party's Ignite at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Score in Miami Beach, FL featured tons of international hotties, DJ Tony Moran, and plenty of fun all around.
NGLTF Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival Kick Off Party at The Miami Beach Botanical Gardens in Miami Beach, FL featured a bathing suit fashion show by local companies.

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Ryan Rose Talks The Hookies: Mr. Florida 2015 Contest

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Yahoo Style's Hottest Male Models 2015

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Winter Party 2015 - Tickets & Events

The countdown has officially started! Wednesday, March 4  to Monday, March 9. 2015 marks the start of Miami’s most anticipated LGBT throw down – Winter Party Festival 2015. Over 10,000 international hotties will gather for an extended weekend of mayhem, hook-ups, and standing, posing, dancing, drinking and living out quintessential South Beach hedonism. Best of all, this circuit scene is a party with a cause, with ticket proceeds benefiting the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Find out more information about Winter Party 2015 events and tickets on Mark's List here: Winter Party 2015 - Tickets & Events



Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale?

Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale or #WilMa this week? Here are direct links to restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale that support Mark's List: B.Bar & Grille, Boardwalk, Dapur, Dream Wine LoungeHuntersThe Manor, Progress BarRosie’s, Scandals Saloon, Sidelines Sports & Video Bar, The Stable & Village Pub. Interested in more Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors information? If you live in another city, or you didn't allow us to know your location, you can switch the view of this page by using this link: Gay and Lesbian 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 BoiDiscotekka, Floppy Rooster, Hotel Gaythering, PalaceScore and Twist. More weekend party information on Mark's List after the Jump: OUT in Miami

Club Boi 2.0 Features Beats by DJ Diaz & DJ Gavin

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Village Pub Hosts Valentine's Day Fashion Show

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The Manor Hosts Bubble Gum Fridays' 4th Anniversary Party

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Progress Bar Presents "Bartenders, Bitches & Booze"

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Matthew Lombardo & Rick Murray Present South Beach Broadway Series

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Double Trouble Thursdays at Twist Miami Beach

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The Mens Self Spa at Hôtel Gaythering

mens self spa hotel gaytheringThe Mens Self Spa at Hôtel Gaythering is open weekdays from 11:00 am until midnight. Registered hôtel guests get unlimited complimentary use, but walk-ins are welcome. It's a good idea to call before coming and get the price for the day pass.  Here's what you'll find on a trip to Gaythering's Self Spa...
  • Aroma Steam Room with Temp ranging from 110-114 degrees Fahrenheit and a Humidity level of 100%
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  • Jacuzzi with massage jets
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  • Bath Towels
  • Mud and treatment products are available in the hôtel lobby for self-application and to be used in the Hamam
You get the location and find out more here: The Mens Self Spa at Hôtel Gaythering

Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: New Orleans

Celebrate Mardi Gras weekend with the sounds and flavors of The Big Easy at ArtsPark at Young Circle on Saturday, February 14 from 7 to 11 pm. The event features legendary Bayou performers George Porter Jr. and the Running Pardners, with an opening set by the Zydeco Cha Chas. Join the second line parade through the Downtown led by a brass band. Yes...there will be beads! Free admission. Lawn seating. Bring a blanket or beach chair. For more information: www.VisitHollywoodFL.org/events. You can get the location and and find out more about the ArtsPark on Mark's List here: Hollywood ArtsPark Experience: New Orleans

Jessica Channing Presents "Sloppy Seconds" at The Stable

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BodyBlast Classes at Push Fitness

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Dapur's Bubble Bash Thursdays

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Fast Fitness & Nutrition Tips by Peter Jackson

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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

Living the Dream with January's Featured Bartender: Ryan

With Florida's recent changes concerning marriage equality and romantic Valentine's Day plans on the horizon, 2015 is already overflowing with extraordinary love, newfound hope and the realization of lifelong dreams. To celebrate these momentous occasions, what could possibly be better than a chilled bottle of wine or a sumptuous Sakitini to toast the ones you love?  Add to that the sexy swagger, insightful conversation and illuminating smile of a welcoming host and it’s just icing on the cake for your electrifying night on the town. Ryan Huggins, who has lived in Fort Lauderdale for about six months, has found satisfaction and an unrelenting passion working as a wine aficionado at Dream Wine Lounge in #WilMa. Mark’s List recently spoke with Ryan about his affinity for wine and living the ultimate dream. Read the interview after the Jump: Living the Dream with January's Featured Bartender: Ryan



Florida's LGBT Gayborhood, Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors (affectionately referred to as WilMa) is a city within the larger city of Fort Lauderdale. Wilton Manors is home to one of America's largest year-round populations of Gay and Lesbian residents. In the past decade downtown Wilton Manors has evolved into a nearly one mile long corridor of Gay and Lesbian owned, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The main street, Wilton Drive, is closed several times a year for LGBT festivals and events that are sponsored by Mark's List. The larger of the events are Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors in June and Wicked Manors, a Halloween event that attracts tens of thousands of costumed revelers from all over the world. You can check out a map of the Gayborhood and get information on virtually every business "on the Drive" here: Florda's LGBT Gayborhood, Wilton Manors

Going OUT in Tampa or Ybor City?

Here's are direct links to restaurants, bars and nightcubs that support Mark's List so you can check out what's up if you're going OUT in Tampa and Ybor City: G. Bar, Honey Pot, Ybor Social Club. Interested in more Tampa and Ybor City information? If you live in another city, or you didn't allow us to know your location, you can switch the view of this page by using this link: Gay and Lesbian Tampa and Ybor City

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