Miami is full of festivals that are worth planning a vacation. While some are cultural, art-based, or food-focused, others are simply about enjoying the party atmosphere that Miami is famous for. One of these events is the White Party Week. While this annual event is focused on all that is glamorous in Miami, it is also a fundraiser for a great cause. When you attend the White Party Week, you can be assured that your money is supporting Care Resource, an organization that developed from the Health Crisis Network
, a not-for-profit HIV/AIDS service organization.
The 2012 Festival
Each year since 1985, the White Party Week has grown and developed with a range of new events. Events are spread throughout Miami
and range from club nights to pool parties to cocktail receptions. Few other festivals offer the chance to contribute to such a worthy cause while having such a good time. In 2011, some festival highlights included club nights from the hottest DJs across the country, women's only events, and dance nights featuring female DJs. These events all provide access to some of the hottest venues in Miami, and advance tickets are available for purchase. From Nov 23rd to the 28th, expect events, like the Macy's Cocktail Party
, Cirque Blanc
, the Heatwave Pool Party
, and more.
When it comes to the White Party Week in Miami, people buy tickets for individual events. There are no festival tickets, as each event is run by different venues. Check the official festival website for the latest information on events. Once you've read about each event and narrowed down your choices, you can take advantage of advance purchase rates. Each event has a separate cost, and VIP tickets are generally for sale too. You can also wait till the day of the event, but the cost will be more and tickets might be sold out. The website provides all the information you will need to know to make a decision, including the hours of the event, special DJs, event location, and more.
Despite the fact the White Party Week is spread out throughout Miami, there is still a welcome center where you can find information and buy last minute tickets. In 2011, the Welcome Center
was found at the National Hotel on Collins Avenue. In the days leading up to the event, online tickets are no longer available. If you wait too long to purchase tickets, you can go the welcome center or purchase tickets directly at the doors of the event space. This strategy might result in disappointment, however, as many of the best events are sold out in advance.
Day and Night
While many potential visitors might expect only nighttime entertainment at the White Party Week - where everyone dresses in white for events - there are daytime events too. Bring your white bikini along with plenty of white club wear for the various events spread out during the day and night. Examples of daytime events include outdoor concerts, a muscle beach event held at 12th Street beach, and even events held at the Miami Seaquarium
. In 2011, the whole week was kicked off with a Macy's sponsored cocktail reception where models showcased some of the hottest looks of the season and guests had a chance to win prizes and sample free cocktails.
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