White Party Week Miami 2011
When: November 23 – 28, 2011
What: White Party Week is a world famous fundraising event for CARE Resource, a NGO that provides services for those living with HIV/AIDS as well as education and disease prevention in the Miami-Dade and Broward County.
Who: LGBT community and friends.
Where: Miami. Parties will be held out throughout the city, with the main White Party event being held at the Miami Seaquarium.
Gray Line Miami Tip: Wear white!
For 26 years Miami has been hosting the one of the largest annual fundraisers for HIV/AIDS, The White Party. While cities such as New York, Montreal and Palm Springs also throw events, Miami’s is by far the biggest and best celebration around. What started out as a humble fundraiser in 1985 has now turned into week full of colorful cocktail parties, let-your-hair-down musical events and insane beach bashes catering to the LGBT community. This year over 15,000 LGBT visitors are expected to dance in glowing white on the shores of Miami Beach, making it one heck of a social gathering. Those interested in experiencing a crazy night in Miami should look no further.
As the event name implies, you should be dressed head to toe in all white. For party threads, stop by the Macy’s sponsored event on the Wednesday to pick up any last minute outfits. While there are things to do in Miami every day during the week, the biggest parties are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The main fundraiser is The White Party on Saturday, November 25th and this year the event will be held at the Miami Seaquarium. Guests can look forward to dancing until sun comes up over Biscayne Bay to the sounds of live DJs from all over the world. Ticket prices range from $40 – $350 with an option for Ultra VIP that includes an open bar and snacks. Florida residents can get a locals’ discount but tickets must be purchased in advance. For the ladies, there is a separate event called Cirque Blanc on the same night at the same location, with prices ranging $25-$85 and similar VIP options. For further information about the events, to purchase tickets or pick up free goodie bags, visitors can stop by the White Party Week Welcome Center, which is open from Wednesday to Saturday and is located in the National Hotel.
The best and perhaps most important part of White Party Week is that it’s all for a good cause. All the proceeds go to CARE Resource, a non-profit that provides services for those living with HIV/AIDS as well as educational and prevention campaigns for the Miami-Dade and Broward County area. Raising about $2 million annually, White Party Week is an essential fundraiser. So if you are in the Miami area at the end of November, don’t miss the chance to experience this legendary party. Be advised that hotels do fill up quickly and reservations are a must.