Written by Josue Santiago Friday, 03 February 2012 00:00
More than 10,000 beautiful people dancing on the sands of South Beach is among the many highlights that draw thousands worldwide to one of the country's premier LGBT fund-raising events: the annual Winter Party Festival, which features art and culture, shopping, cocktail receptions, pool parties and multiple dance events with world-class DJs and entertainment. This year's Winter Party Festival takes place February 29th to March 5th and, once again, promises to deliver something for everyone. Even better, the event raises important dollars that benefit many local South Florida causes throughout the year.
Winter Party Festival is produced by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Since 1994, Winter Party Festival and its sister event, the Miami Recognition Dinner, have raised millions of dollars for organizations serving the South Florida LGBT community. Two-thirds of the net proceeds from Winter Party Festival will be distributed to the Miami-Dade LGBT community through a grant program administered by the Dade Community Foundation, while the remaining one-third of the proceeds will benefit the Task Force.
In addition to the can't-miss Beach Party on the sand along famed Ocean Drive, highlights of this year's Winter Party Festival include the “Under One Sun Pool Party” on the Doubletree Surfcomber's tropical pool deck as well as “MATINÉE: Mercury Rising,” a partnership with one of Europe's biggest dance parties. Additional activities include a shopping adventure on the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall and four exciting events exclusively for Winter Party Festival's women guests.
“Miami Beach is, arguably, the world's favorite playground,” said Chad Richter, co-chair of this year's Winter Party Festival. “With our stellar line-up of events, DJs and entertainers, this year's Winter Party Festival will most definitely deliver and exceed the expectations of our guests. But it's also important not to lose sight of the reason behind why we're all here to have a great time. The proceeds from Winter Party Festival help continue The Task Force's local and national fight for LGBT rights and equality. Ultimately, that's what it's all about.”
For information, tickets and a complete list of events, visit WinterParty.com