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Miami's Winter Party Festival 25th Edition - the Biggest Yet!

Thursday Dec 7, 2017

Winter Party Festival, the iconic weeklong celebration of LGBTQ people from all over the world, will once again take place in one of the world's hottest destinations -- Miami -- from Wednesday, February 28 to Tuesday, March 6, 2018. This "party with a purpose" is a fundraising venture produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force. The organization is committed to forward-thinking, progressive change locally and nationally.

To celebrate its 25th year milestone, the Festival will be moving its Saturday and Sunday night parties to the James L. Knight Center. The James L. Knight Center is a world-class multipurpose entertainment complex located in the heart of downtown Miami. The theater boasts a unique configuration that offers an unobstructed intimate sight line, superior acoustical dynamics and a massive dance floor. One venue. Two completely different parties.

For this fantastic event lineup, the Task Force is partnering with Masterbeat, which specializes in conceptualizing and producing theme events that go above the ordinary, presenting a unique experience by taking ideas and themes and incorporating them into every aspect of the event -- special costumes, interactive visual elements, guest activations and more. Masterbeat has partnered with some of the world's top party brands, including as Beyond (London), Forever (Tel Aviv), WE Party (Madrid), and XLSIOR (Mykonos).

Winter Party Festival also has a proud tradition of welcoming internationally renowned party brands from Brazil, Italy, Spain, and more and showcasing an international lineup of iconic DJs from the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Spain and as far as Australia to reflect our global appeal.

To mark this very special occasion, Masterbeat is crafting a brand new theme for the Festival's Saturday night event, turning the James L. Knight Center into a Toy Factory. For the Sunday night event, we are extremely proud to welcome internationally recognized party brand Forever Tel Aviv for the first time, welcoming the return of two of its resident DJs, Sagi Kariv and Micky Friedmann.

Masterbeat Partnered event lineup is as follows:

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM: Winter Party Presents Masterbeat "Toy Factory" with DJs Oscar Velazquez and Alex Acosta
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM: Winter Party Festival and Masterbeat Present "Forever Adventure" with Forever Tel Aviv's DJs Micky Friedman and the return of Sagi Kariv.

    To see a listing of all the amazing events confirmed for #WinterParty25, check out:

    The Task Force donates a significant portion of the proceeds from Winter Party Festival each year 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 July 2017, the Task Force donated a record-breaking $300,000, for a grand total of $2.7 million given back since the Task Force took on the production of Winter Party Festival.

    For more information on Winter Party Festival, visit

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