Winter Party 2018 returned to the shores of South Beach, Florida this past weekend. With beautiful weather (and even more beautiful boys and men in attendance from all over the world), the weekend seemed like a smashing success. We were there capturing all the sun, sand and sexiness for you. So if you couldn’t make it down for the weekend, you can still see what you missed.
For the past 25 years, the week-long festival of dance and social events has taken place annually and helped raise critical funds for the National LGBTQ Task Force. Every year, thousands of LGBT people and allies flock to South Florida to enjoy pool parties, networking events and a huge rager on the shores of South Beach, all in the name of a good cause.
The National LGBT Task Force is doing some of the important work attempting to advance full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement and basic human rights. The Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across the nation to break these barriers down.
One of the aspects that can of course ruin a weekend like Winter Party is the weather. But the South Florida gods delivered a beautiful forecast that wasn’t too hot and had almost no rain at all.
On Saturday, hundreds gathered at the Kimpton Surfcomber for the annual “Under One Sun Pool Party,” one of Winter Party’s most popular events every year. The Surfcomber, also this year’s host hotel, is a stylish and sleek setting where hundreds of men in all shapes and sizes gathered poolside for an afternoon full of good music and better vibes.
Sunday’s “Beach Party” is Winter Party’s largest and most popular event every year. It’s also the event that started it all. With pristine crystal clear blue waters in view, there really is no better destination in the world than South Beach for a dance party on the beach. The crown jewel of the weekend, the magic of dancing on the sands of South Beach with your chosen family and thousands of new friends from all over the world, is an unforgettable experience.
This year was no different. We were there capturing all the fun on the sands of South Beach. Check out these 22 pics from inside the Winter Party’s annual Beach Party.
Check out these 22 pics from Winter Party 2018: