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Pride, Play, Movies, and More Await in Greater Miami & Miami Beach


As the LGBTQ+ scene in Miami continues to grow and expand, so does the list of events that celebrate and uplift the queer community. If you're looking for a high-energy and inclusive destination, Greater Miami & Miami Beach is a perfect choice. This spring you can enjoy a diverse lineup of LGBTQ+ experiences and events that are as vibrant and colorful as the greater LGBTQ+ community itself.

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Miami Beach Pride: April 5th-April 14th, 2024

Miami Beach Pride originally began as a relatively small event in 2009 and has grown to become one of the largest Pride festivals in the country, bringing over 170,000 attendees to Greater Miami & Miami Beach. This year you can celebrate all things LGBTQ+ throughout Miami Beach with 10 days of back-to-back events culminating in the Pride Festival and Miami Beach Pride Parade. Other key events include a Pride Flag Raising at Miami Beach City Hall and Pride Lights the Night on April 5th, The Fun Dip Pool Party on April 6th, a Family Picnic on April 7th, Queer Art Showcase on April 8th, Miss Miami Beach Parade Pageant on April 9th, Social Justice, Health & Wellness Evening at O Cinema on April 10th, and a VIP Beach Affair on April 12th. You can find more details about these events on their website as they're announced.

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Outshine Film Festival: April 18th-28th, 2024

Take part in a weeklong celebration that offers historical and contemporary perspectives on the LGBTQ+ experience through film. This preeminent showcase for LGBTQ+ films shines a light on talented LGBTQ+ filmmakers and films ranging from full-length features to short films and documentaries with screenings across different venues in Miami. Enjoy electrifying, must-see films from emerging and established LGBTQ+ filmmakers at a range of venues across Greater Miami & Miami Beach.

CONEXION Queer Tango Festival: April 11th-14th, 2024

This festival is Miami's way of inviting LGBTQ+ dancers to the milonga. The elegant and sensual Argentine tango is especially popular in Miami, but for a long time the LGBTQ+ community felt left out due to the dance form's traditional emphasis on male and female dance roles. CONEXION Queer Tango Festival is a chance for gay and trans partners to bring creativity and play with these traditional gender roles.


SweetHeat Miami May 14th-May 20th, 2024

SweetHeat Miami is a popular Pride celebration that was created by women, for women. The founder, Myah Mustafa, describes it as "the only continuous party in South Beach catering to women. The atmosphere since its start has always been one of celebration, appreciation, and acceptance of what women represent both in their personal lives and as a community... It's a judgment-free zone where you can let down your hair and have fun."

This women-focused festival is comprised of events across South Beach, Wynwood, and Downtown Miami. Some of the events to look forward to this year include daytime pool parties, yoga and other wellness events, a yacht party, and sizzling nightlife with food, drinks, DJs, live music, themed parties, and dancing.


Sizzle Miami May 25th-27th, 2024
This popular event takes place over Memorial Day Weekend as a way of celebrating life, pride & community. This event is a beautiful blend of dazzling daytime events and sizzling nightlife, with an exciting new addition this year of the Sizzle Miami Beach Festival. Typical events include parties, concerts, fashion shows, cultural events, and workshops. Key components of this event include its vibrant and inclusive atmosphere, its focus on celebrating Black LGBTQ+ culture, and the promotion of social justice and equality.

Where to Stay

While Miami and Miami Beach are home to a range of boutique to luxury hotels perfect for every visitor, Miami Beach is also home to the popular queer hotels AxelBeach Miami and Hôtel Gaythering.

Where to Play
Outside of these outstanding annual events, Greater Miami & Miami Beach boast a vibrant LGBTQ+ nightlife and entertainment scene. Whether it's a drag show on Ocean Drive, boozy bingo at a lobby bar inside a gay hotel, or a late night on the dance floor of South Beach's longest-running gay club, Greater Miami & Miami Beach's gay nightlife is always a good time. Some of the most popular spots include the South Beach nightlife mainstay Twist, hotel-adjacent Bar Gaythering and AxelBeach Bar, the late-night LPN, the iconic Palace gay bar famous for nightly drag shows, and R House Wynwood, where you'll find delicious food and drag queens currently featured in "Ru Paul's Drag Race."

Miami is a hotspot for lively entertainment and live events, including a range of LGBTQ+ centered events. Enjoy the improv Haus of YAS comedy show at the Villain Theater in Little Haiti or catch a screening at the independent, community-based arthouse O Cinema South Beach. Whatever you choose to do, there's no shortage of fun to be had in Greater Miami & Miami Beach.

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