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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
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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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2015 Winter Party's WE Party at Mansion
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's WE Party at Mansion Nightclub on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Alyson Calagna and DJ Micky Friedman.
2015 Winter Party's Illuminate Block Party at Palace
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Illuminate Block Party at Palace Bar on Miami Beach, FL featured a block party filled with hotties, DJ Josh Whitaker and DJ Deanne, and plenty of fun all around.
2015 Women's Winter Party's Industry Party at Cafeina
NGLTF's Women's Winter Party Festival's Industry Party at Cafeina in Wynwood featured DJ Crush, Go-Go Girls, and of course plenty of the hot ladies.
2015 Winter Party's Energy Party at Score
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Energy Party at Score Nightclub on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Alian Jackinsky and DJ Isaac Escalante upstairs and DJ Erez Ben Ishay downstairs.
2015 Women's Winter Party's Pa'ella Party at Hush Bar & Lounge
NGLTF's Women's Winter Party Festival's Pa'Ella Party at Hush Bar & Lounge on Miami Beach, FL. This official Latin Women's event featured Leslie Cartaya and her band performing live, Hostess Pussilla, and DJ Inaia with Latin rhythms and Latin House all night long.
2015 NGLTF Winter Party's VIP Party
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's VIP Cocktail Party on Miami Beach, FL featured the Sponsors and major donors to The Task Force, DJ Maximus 3000 and honored Bacardi's Joe Plana.
2015 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.
2015 Winter Party's Under Elevate Pool Party at the Hotel Victor
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Elevate Pool Party at Hotel Victor on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Carlos Rojas and DJ Jalil Z and plenty of fun all around.
2015 Women's Winter Party's ArtScape Party at The Miami Beach Botanical Garden
NGLTF' Women's Winter Party Festival's ArtScape Party at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden in Miami, FL featured the hottest art by local artists and a guest appearance by NGLTF Executive Director Rea Carey.
2015 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 Justin Bell and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine who welcomed Winter Party to the city.
2015 NGLTF Winter Party Festival
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival on Miami Beach, FL featured hot bodies, great views of the ocean, and plenty of fun all around.
2015 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 and DJ Brett Henrichsen spinning all afternoon.
2015 Winter Party's Pulse Party at Space in Miami
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Pulse Party at Space Nightclub in Miami, FL featured DJ Ralphi Rosario and DJ Able on the Terrace as well as DJ Nina Flowers and DJ Power Infiniti in the Basement.
2015 Winter Party's Ignite Party at Cameo
NGLTF's Winter Party Festival's Ignite Party at Cameo on Miami Beach, FL featured DJ Dan Slater from Australia and DJ Dani Toro from Barcelona.
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.

Other things to entertain you on Mark's List

Discotekka's Farewell Closing Party

Yes, it’s the end—but with a new beginning. Presented by Milancita, Discotekka invites you to join them for their final farewell closing party on Saturday, March 28 starting at 11 pm and to also celebrate their 8th Anniversary in Miami before they begin a new journey. That’s right! The club will reopen this summer in the space where the famous Nocturnal Nightclub was located. More information after the Jump: Discotekka's Farewell Closing Party

B.Bar & Grille Hosts "Pervert Party" Featuring DJ Vadim

A slice of Ibiza comes to Fort Lauderdale! Featuring beats by guest superstar DJ Vadim, Sinergy (an Ibiza Production) presents the “Pervert Party” at B.Bar & Grille on Saturday, March 28 starting at 9 pm. Brought to you by Sandro Armenti, don’t miss this European-style dance party with an evening filled with new music, sexy dancers and special guests all night long. Tickets are $25 at the door. Find out more information about B.Bar & Grille after the Jump: B.Bar & Grille Hosts “Pervert Party”

Winter Music Conference 2015

Winter Music Conference celebrates 30 years as the essential platform for the advancement of the dance music industry, March 24 – 28, 2015 in Miami Beach. WMC’s 2015 program will celebrate three decades of dance music & EDM’s most innovative artists and professionals converging on Miami Beach. More about Winter Music Conference after the Jump: Winter Music Conference 2015

2015 PrideFest of the Palm Beaches

Packing in over 30,000 people at this two-day waterfront event, PrideFest of the Palm Beaches has become one of Florida's most entertaining Gay Pride festivals. PrideFest of the Palm Beaches is Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th 2015 at Bryant Park in Lake Worth Florida. Gay Pride Parade Sunday March 29th at 11:30 AM. You can find the location and get more information on Mark's List Here: 2015 PrideFest of the Palm Beaches

Pride Fort Lauderdale Honors City Commissioner Dean Trantalis

On Monday March 30th, Pride Fort Lauderdale will host the first in their Pride Honors series awards, as they celebrate Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Dean Trantalis in his 2015 reelection, by awarding him with the Medallion Award for Meritorious Achievement. The event takes place on Monday, March 30 and will be open to the public at no charge. Join the celebration from 6-8 pm to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and a silent auction at the Pride Center of Equality Park. More information after the Jump: Pride Fort Lauderdale Honors City Commissioner

"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 7 Episode 4 Recap: "Spoof! (There It Is)"

Catch Amanda Austin's new weekly blog, "The Queen's Corner," where she recaps each week's episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 7. This week Amanda serves all the juicy details on Episode 4. Find out who sashayed away after the Jump:  "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 7 Episode 4 Recap: "Spoof! "There It Is"

Shades of Pride Celebrating FTL Leather Pride Month

Beginning on March 1, Shades of Pride is a month-long celebration of leather culture and history in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event is produced by FTL Leather Pride and proceeds from Shades of Pride will benefit the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, the World AIDS Museum and the Leather Archives & Museum as well as providing seed money for a bigger and better Leather Pride in 2016. More information about all of the scheduled events after the Jump: Shades of Pride Celebrating FTL Leather Pride Month

Bourbon Street Pub Presents "Drag Races"

Presented by Bourbon St. Pub, get ready for the mother of all races as Duval Street explodes with drag queen mayhem. Grab your highest pair of heels for the “Drag Races” on Saturday, April 18 at the 700 Block of Duval Street. Participants get to test run the course, then compete one on one during the qualifying races. The two fastest queens will compete in the finals for the trophy. Registration is free and anyone can enter. All contestants must be in heels and look somewhat like a woman (pretty or ugly). Get more details and register after the Jump: Bourbon Street Pub Presents "Drag Races"

Beach Bear Weekend 2015

The 2015 BeachBear Weekend takes place from Wednesday, May 6 to Monday, May 11. This year's BeachBear Weekend host hotel is the Courtyard Marriott on Fort Lauderdale Beach and is currently offering discounted room rates. BeachBear Weekend was founded by Bob Young, Shannon Spotts, and Chad Bush to bring men from all over the world to experience the exciting and very gay friendly Fort Lauderdale Beach and Wilton Manors Florida, nightlife and other attractions. You can find out more about Beach Bear Weekend and get links here: Beach Bear Weekend Fort Lauderdale 2015

Miami Beach Gay Pride Presents "Pride Run Miami"

Miami Beach Gay Pride brings together members of the LGBT community, their friends, and allies. Miami Beach Gay Pride will play host to this year’s inaugural “Pride Run Miami” 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at Lummus Park starting at 9 am. This event is to raise awareness about human rights and equality for our LGBT community. Register and find out more information after the Jump: Miami Beach Gay Pride Presents "Pride Run Miami"

The Hollywood Odd Duck Bazaar Indie Craft Show

Don't miss the Hollywood Odd Duck Bazaar Indie Craft Show at the Fred Lippmann Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk Street, Hollywood on Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12 from 12:00 pm to  6:00 pm. The Hollywood Odd Duck Bazaar is an annual two-day, indoor, indie craft show complete with handmades, collectibles, live art and demonstrations with more than 65 artists from near and far. Complimentary swag bags full of goodies go to our first 50 guests each day, plus door prizes! Admission $5 (children under 12 FREE). More information after the Jump: www.OddDuckBazaar.com 

Miami Beach Gay Pride Schedule of Events

Miami Beach Gay Pride is an extraordinary two-day event that features a Beach Party and a Festival & Parade with more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area. Find out all information about the events after the Jump: Miami Beach Gay Pride Schedule of Events 

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2015

The 17th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival takes place from Friday, April 24th through Sunday, May 3rd. The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, a critically acclaimed event, is based in the world-renowned historic South Beach neighborhood with additional films screened at locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Find out more information and get tickets after the Jump: Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2015

The 27th Annual AIDS Walk Miami 2015

Get ready South Florida. The 27th Annual AIDS Walk Miami 5K walk-a-thon fundraiser steps off from the Miami Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 26th. Register today and start raising funds to help support over 15,000 individuals living in our Miami-Dade and Broward Communities who have been affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS.  The Walk benefits Care Resource, a non-profit, multi-cultural, community based HIV/AIDS service organization. More including registration link after the Jump: The 27th Annual AIDS Walk Miami 2015

Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale?

Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale or #WilMa this week? Here are direct links to gay or gay-friendly 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. 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 BoiDiscotekka, The Floppy Rooster, Hotel Gaythering and Palace. More weekend party information on Mark's List after the Jump: OUT in Miami - Weekly Gay Party Guide

The Manor Hosts Spring Break Beach Party Featuring Skye Stevens

Featuring Billboard dance recording artist Skye Stevens, The Manor Complex hosts its Spring Break Beach Party on Friday, March 27 starting at 11 pm. Look for performances by TP Lords and Sasha, and listen out for beats by DJ JPS in the Main Room and DJ MiiK in the Ultra Lounge. More information about The Manor right here on Mark's List after the Jump: The Manor Hosts Spring Break Beach Party

Progress Bar Presents "Kink"

Featuring beats by DeMarko, Progress Bar presents “Kink” on Friday, March 27 starting at 9 pm. Benefiting FTL Leather Pride, Progress Bar opens its doors to unveil a dark red-light district bar where the men are looking to get dirty. Filled with sweat ad bare skin, cruise through and you will find the back alley bar where all the secrets are kept. Look for special giveaways throughout the night. You can check out all the details and find out more about Progress Bar on Mark's List here: Progress Bar Presents "Kink"

Village Pub Hosts Alexis Couture Benefit

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Hosted by Nicolette, join the gang at Village Pub on Sunday, March 29 at 9 pm for a star-studded benefit for the lovely Alexis Couture. Look for appearances by some of the most popular divas around, including Amanda Austin, Erika Norell, Electra, Nikki Adams, Nicole T. Phillips, Franchesque Richards, Saphyre L’Sweet, Salena, Deja Devonier, Jennifer McClain, Sharde Ross, TP Lords, April Chanel, Willow Austin and more.More about Village Pub after the Jump: Village Pub Hosts Alexis Couture Benefit

Sunday Brunchic at Palace

There's always something fabulous happening at Palace. Featuring unlimited mimosas and drag shows all day long, check out Sunday Brunchic every week. With two seatings at 11:30 am & 2 pm, order your favorites from the delicious new brunch menu. Still hungry for more fun? Don't miss the T-Dance at 4 pm. Be sure to grab all the details after the Jump: Sunday Brunchic at Palace

B.Bar & Grille Presents Trannie Palace Sundays

Join Misty Eyez and her cast of drag performers, including Amanda Austin, Noel Leon, Twat LaRouge, Athena Dion and Nicole Halliwell, every Sunday night for Trannie Palace at B.Bar and Grille. Showtime is at 10:30 pm. More information about B.Bar & Grille and Trannie Palace after the Jump: Misty Eyez Hosts Trannie Palace Sundays at B.Bar & Grille

Catch NCAA March Madness Action at Sidelines Sports & Video Bar

NCAA March Madness is coming to Sidelines Sports & Video Bar from Sunday, March 15 to Monday, April 6. Watch every game live and enjoy great drink specials. Also, don’t miss Karoke Sundays with DJ Shawn and Keith Allen every Sunday starting at 7 pm. Enjoy $5 Skyy and $12/$15 beer buckets. More about Sidelines Sports & Video Bar after the Jump: Catch NCAA March Madness Action at Sidelines Sports & Video Bar

Island House Key West, Tropical, All Male, Gay Resort

Island House All Male Resort Key West
Imagine a place where everyone is Gay – and you have the Island House in Key West. Island House is a very tropical and a not-so-far away all-male compound that’s safe from the influences of the outside world. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner poolside and is one of the most complete Gay resorts in Key West offering a steam room, sauna, weight room and both an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi. Lots more after the Jump: Island House Tropical Men's Resort Key West

March's Featured Bartender: Paul (The Floppy Rooster)

Since opening with a bang in Miami a little over a year ago. The Floppy Rooster has showcased some of the sexiest, most chiseled men in Florida. Speaking of sexy, one of Tampa’s hottest dancers, Javy, is going all nude on the Floppy Rooster stage for one night only on Friday, February 6. Another face you will see at The Floppy Rooster is Paul, who prefers to work his magic behind the bar. Mark’s List recently spoke with Paul to get the inside scoop on working at The Floppy Rooster. Read the full interview after the Jump: March's Featured Bartender: Paul

Rooster Auditions Every Sunday at The Floppy Rooster

Do you think you have what it takes to join the Roosters? The Floppy Rooster holds auditions for new cast members every Sunday. Sip on $3 domestic beers and $4 well cocktails. Only $5 cover before midnight. Find out more information about The Floppy Rooster after the Jump: Rooster Auditions Every Sunday at The Floppy Rooster

Sushi Song Fridays & Saturdays at Dream Wine Lounge

Nothing sets off a Hiro Saketini like Sushi Song’s Sushi. That’s right! Dream Wine Lounge now features Sushi Song sushi every Friday and Saturday night starting at 7 pm. You can get the location and find out more about Dream Wine Lounge on Mark's List here: Sushi Song Fridays & Saturdays at Dream Wine Lounge

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