Maybe it’s the cold temps that keep the boys indoors or perhaps it’s spending too much time in the gym working on the bod for the sunny months, but most queer event calendars are as barren as Death Valley when it comes to the Winter months.
Even though it might take more layers to go about your daily routine and your bulking phase gets longer and longer, this does not excuse the fact that you probably need a little gay getaway to recharge your batteries and let your hair down.
Queer Winter Wonderland: Unmissable Gay Winter Events
Gay Mardi Gras
Think that you need to stock up on sleeping pills to partake in a gay Mardi Gras in Sydney? Think again since New Orleans does their own Gay Mardi Gras celebration. Although it is not as over the top as the parade and party down under, NOLA turns up the heat and welcomes visitors from all over to dance the night away with parties all week long. The French Quarter turns into the epicenter of debauchery from February 9th through 13th, so grab your Hurricane and go.
Mates Leather Weekend
Escape the chilly weather and dive into the sizzling heat with some awesome new pals for a wild weekend in PTown! This jam-packed event is bursting with all sorts of fun, from social shindigs and thrilling competitions to non-stop dance parties and charity bashes. It’s the perfect opportunity for leather enthusiasts to connect with kindred souls, swap stories, and revel in their shared passion. And let’s not forget about the picturesque charm of Provincetown, with its vibrant LGBTQ+ community and stunning coastal backdrop, which only adds to the unforgettable experience of the Mates Leather Weekend from February 23rd through 25th.
February 28th through March 5, Miami’s Winter Party sets South Beach on fire with a bevy of eye candy from all corners of the planet. This iconic event has flooded the beaches and pools with party-goers in search of fun all the while raising money for the LGBTQ community. Grind, Mauro Mozart, Toy Armada and a laundry list of other hot DJs, both in looks and talent, will be providing the tunes, you just need to get your butt to Miami! In between dance parties, you can snag a few art shows or cocktail events to keep yourself sane.
High Sierras and Mammoth Lakes, California
March 13th through 17th is California’s premier annual gay ski event to hit the slopes and party with the boys on High Sierras and Mammoth Lakes. Ski events, glow bowl and dance parties fill Elevation: Mammoth weekend to ensure that frigid air is the least of your worries.
These gay winter events offer an exciting blend of entertainment, community engagement, and memorable experiences. Whether you’re into leather parties in Provincetown, beach blowouts in Miami, or skiing escapades in California, there’s something for every taste in the LGBTQ+ community. So mark your calendars and get ready to join in the fun, the camaraderie, and the spirit of these wonderful events.