LGBT Events To Look Forward To In 2015

LGBT Miami Beach 2015Miami Beach is renowned around the world as a major destination for LGBT events. There are no shortage of leisure and recreational opportunities catering specifically to this vibrant community. As the leading Miami Beach Hotel, Z Ocean proudly welcomes the LGBT community to enjoy all that the city has to offer in the coming months.

Winter Party Festival – March 4-9

One of the biggest events of the year, the festival features an exciting lineup of some of the world’s top DJ’s, and is attended by over 10,000 people from around the world. From dance parties and renowned nightclubs, to cocktail receptions and pool parties, there is no shortage of fun to be had. It all ends with a big dance party on the beach. Proceeds go to the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and local LGBT groups.

Miami Beach Gay Pride – April 10-12
Coming into its sixth year, the parade has grown into Miami Beach’s largest two-event of the year. Taking place mostly along Ocean Drive, it welcomed over 80,000 people last year and raises awareness of Miami’s vibrant LGBT community. In addition to bringing together civic, community, and business leaders, it will feature more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors, celebrities, musical performances, food & beverage, and a family-friendly play area.

16th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – April 24 – May 3

This renowned event is the year’s first major LGBT film festival in the country. It takes place mostly on South Beach, with satellite events occurring throughout the city over the span of ten days. Over 65 films will be screened, most of which will offer historical and contemporary perspectives on LGBT issues and themes. Aside from entertaining and educating the public, the event encourages a sense of community with its diverse selection of international and cultural selections.

All of these great events and more can be enjoyed from our centrally located South Beach Hotelwhich is situated between Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive. With 79 intimate suites to choose from – many of which include private rooftop terraces with hot tubs – the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach is the perfect place to unwind before, after, and during all the exciting festivities. Our award-winning staff will gladly cater to your every need to ensure the ultimate five-star experience.

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Celebrate Miami Beach’s Centennial at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach

100-Year-Miami-Beach-Z Ocean HotelZ Ocean Hotel is proud to be the premier South Beach Hotel in beautiful and vibrant Miami Beach. From our iconic Art Deco design, to our central location between Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive, we have always been part of the heart and soul of what makes this city great.

That is why we invite you for a stay at our Miami Beach Hotel as the city marks its 100th birthday on March 26, 2015. This momentous occasion will be celebrated well before the exact day the city was founded, giving you plenty of options for fun and unique festivities throughout the year.

The party starts just two weeks into the New Year with Art Deco Weekend, which runs from Jan. 16th–18th. This free annual festival takes place along Ocean Drive and will be even bigger and more vibrant to commemorate the centennial. Most of the street will be closed to traffic and lined with blocks of artisans selling everything from vintage art to jewelry. You will find magicians, dancers, live music, a classic car show, and a parade. Adjacent Lummus Park will even turn into a carnival for family friendly events, all this will take place amid the backdrop of America’s largest concentration of Art Deco architecture, much of it going back to the 1920s and 30s.

There will plenty of great outdoor events going on throughout the year too. Every Wednesday, the SoundScape Cinema Series takes place at the beautiful New World Symphony Center, freely screening all sorts of films on the building’s large wall.

On Feb. 8th, Collins Park will host a free concert by Orchestra Miami beginning at 6:00 pm from March. 22nd–26th, the free 100-Hour Centennial Celebration will bring together musical talents from all over the world, promising to be the biggest event ever to take place on the famous Beach.

Celebrate Miami Beach’s rich artistic heritage with a visit to Lincoln Road on Feb. 1st, which will be lined with a variety of art projects and gallery works sponsored by ArtCenter/South Florida. The iconic Wolfsonian-FIU, which has free admission every Friday evening, will feature a variety of historic and avant-garde art from the city’s eclectic past.

Other events to kick-off the Centennial include the world-famous South Beach Wine & Food Festival (Feb. 19th–22nd); the Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 12th-16th), which will feature 3,000 boats of all kinds; and the Winter Party Festival (March 4th–9th), an extravagant collection of dance and cocktail parties along the beach.

These are just some of the many ways you can celebrate Miami Beach’s Centennial. Z Ocean Hotel South Beach offers the perfect place from which to enjoy these events and more. Not only is our boutique hotel conveniently close to most of the vibrant activities throughout town, but it offers 79 private and lavish suites in which to enjoy an intimate and resort-style stay; select rooms even include a private rooftop terrace and hot tub.

If you want to book a stay on time for the Centennial, please contact 305.672.4554 or email