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Miami is Your Vibrant Year-Round LGBTQ+ Destination


Miami is a vibrant LGBTQ+ destination year-round, with luxury hotels, international nightlife, beautiful beaches, an edgy art scene, ecotourism, innovative cuisine, and an inclusive, inviting spirit. If you're in search of a high-energy destination full of fun and sun, you'll find what you're looking for at Greater Miami & Miami Beach.

Miami is a center of sophistication and style with iconic Art Deco architecture and top-notch entertainment options. This May, you'll enjoy a diverse lineup of LGBTQ+ events and experiences, from annual events to weekly events at iconic LGBTQ+ Miami hotspots.

The Greater Miami & Miami Beach calendar is filled with can't-miss LGBTQ+ events throughout the year.

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. This year's anticipated events 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.

Miami Design District

Sizzle Miami May 24th-27th, 2024:

This popular event takes place over Memorial Day Weekend as a way of celebrating life, pride, and community. Get ready for a beautiful blend of dazzling daytime events and sizzling nightlife, with an exciting new addition this year: A 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.

Marlins Pride in the Park May 31, 2024:

Take me out to the ballgame! The Miami Marlins are hosting their annual Pride-inspired game experience this month. The special Pride at the Park ticket package includes a Marlins Pride at the Park fan giveaway item and discounted ticket pricing to see the Marlins take on the Rangers. Make sure to arrive early to enjoy a pre-game party at the Biscayne Bay Brew Hall. It's a guaranteed good time.

Wynwood Pride: June, Dates TBD

Every year, Wynwood Art District hosts Wynwood Pride, a multi-day LGBTQ+ music and entertainment festival focusing on diversity, activism, and culture with performances, art installations, and more. You can expect days full of live music, show-stopping drag performances, delicious brunches, dance parties, and plenty of glitter, all benefiting Equality Florida.


Greater Miami & Miami Beach is jam-packed with electric LGBTQ+ hotspots, many of which have their own unique weekly events and offerings. Check out some of the following on your next trip.

R House in Wynwood:

This Miami staple is an award-winning Wynwood eatery featuring delectable Latin cuisine Wednesday and Thursday, and home to show-stopping drag extravaganzas Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You can catch performances by drag queens currently featured in "Ru Paul's Drag Race" both at weekly drag brunches on Saturdays and Sundays, and at evening entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.


This iconic spot on Ocean Drive is well-known for its drag performances. Enjoy the constantly changing menu filled with dishes made from scratch at drag brunch Fridays - Sundays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, or Mondays at noon. This location also offers a Drag Lunch Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, as well as Drag Performances nightly from 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm. As a bonus, the Palace is home to a rooftop bar with breathtaking views of South Beach.

Cocktails at Bar Gathering

Hotel Gaythering & Bar Gaythering:

Known as "The Gayest Hotel in Miami Beach," this charming adults-only boutique hotel features queer-inspired decorated rooms, a gay bar, and a gay sauna with a steam room and whirlpool. The hotel and its adjacent Bar Gaythering are home to must-attend weekly events like Karaoke Mondays, Trivia Night Wednesdays, and Bingo on Thursdays.

AxelBeach Miami:

Located in the heart of the South Beach Art Deco district, this trendy hotel features Art Deco interiors and several bars – including a poolside bar home to weekly LGBTQ+ parties. The interior keeps the hotel's original bohemian spirit of the '40s alive and was even recognized with the Merit Award of Excellence for Historic Preservation & Restoration 2020 by AIA Florida due to its sensitivity to the original design and the preservation of original elements.

12th Street Beach


This Miami mainstay is the hottest and longest-running gay club in Miami. The nightclub continues to redefine queer nightlife and provides a friendly environment that welcomes patrons from all over the world. Twist is open seven days a week from 1 pm to 5 am.

Villain Theater:

The Villain Theater in Little Haiti is always a good time. The theater hosts comedy shows – including Haus of YAS night of improv, stand-up, and drag, and the "No Fear, We're Queer" comedy festival in June – as well as events like "RuPaul's Drag Race" viewing parties.

On a visit, you can experience iconic drag brunches, legendary beaches, and a melting pot of cultures. Greater Miami & Miami Beach is a gregarious destination full of life. The feeling is palpable. Whenever you come, whether it's during large, annual LGBTQ+ events or at any other time of year, know that the rainbow-colored carpet is always rolled out for you.

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