About Us

About Us

Winter Party is a week-long festival of iconic dance and social events, produced to raise critical funds for the LGBTQ community, celebrating its 25th Edition February 28 - March 6, 2018, in Miami Beach. Do not miss out! Live Free, Play Hard, Give Back.

LIVE FREE. For the LGBTQ community and our allies, Winter Party is a place to rejuvenate and recharge. A place to clear our heads, fill our hearts, and engage our minds. A place to let loose and kick up our heels. We live in a world that challenges us everyday; telling us we’re different, less than, other. And while that may be changing, progress is slow, and inequality persists. It can wear on even the strongest among us. It makes us long for safe havens, places where we can be ourselves, surrounded by our chosen family and accepted and loved just the way we are. Winter Party is that place, a safe haven where we can LIVE FREE.

PLAY HARD. Founded in 1994, the original Winter Party featured just one event, a dance party on the sands of South Beach. In the years since, Winter Party has grown into an iconic week-long celebration featuring dozens of events and drawing crowds by the thousands from around the globe. Our method is part genius and part magic. We feature an amazing mix of people, music, entertainment and international DJ talent, and we do so in the exhilarating, world-class venues of Miami Beach. So why not take a break from the icy cold winter? Soak up the sun, breathe in the ocean air, and get ready to PLAY HARD.  

GIVE BACK. Our underlying purpose is much larger than the festival itself. Winter Party is a fundraising venture produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force. We are committed to forward-thinking, progressive change, both locally and nationally. The Task Force donates a significant portion of the proceeds to LGBTQ advocacy and community groups in South Florida through a grant-making process administered by the GLBT Community Projects Fund of The Miami Foundation.  In 2016, the Task Force donated a record-breaking $275,000, for a grand total of $2.4 million given back since Winter Party was founded. That money plays an essential role in empowering and elevating our community, and it wouldn’t be possible without you! With your help, let’s move freedom, justice, and equality forward, let’s GIVE BACK!

Find out more information about the 2016 grantees here.

Winter Party Festival. LIVE FREE. PLAY HARD. GIVE BACK.