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Miami Beach Calls to Hispanic LGBTs in October

Saturday Aug 18, 2012
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MIAMI BEACH - It’s no coincidence that the producers of Art Basel chose Miami Beach as their U.S. home. Now, the world’s largest Art Fair is just one of several annual events that call Miami Beach home.

"An eclectic mix of events have gravitated or grown organically in Miami Beach thanks to the city’s unique culture, climate, population and style" says Grisette Marcos, Executive Director of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.

Miami Beach’s lineup of events are unique, ’Only in Miami Beach’ and offer something hot and happening for everyone.

Hispanic LGBT
The world-wide Hispanic LGBT community will gather in Miami Beach on October 6th for the Celebrate ORGULLO Festival . The event is the first of its kind in the U.S. and showcases the community during the month of October, Hispanic Heritage Month. Miami Beach is world renowned for their gay-friendly atmosphere that city organizations such as the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority help cultivate through services like the Pink Flamingo Program and the LGBT Welcome Center on Miami Beach.

More information on the festival can be found at www.unitycoalition.org.


Sit Back, Relax and Enjoy the WALLCASTâ„¢
Film aficionados will get a dose of culture at the 16th Brazilian Film Festival, opening with a WALLCASTâ„¢ on the pristine greens of the New World Symphony (NWS) designed by the legendary Frank Gehry. An NWS WALLCASTâ„¢ allows guests to experience select films through a striking use of visual and audio technology on a soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall. The WALLCAST will feature the Brazilian hit "The Clown" about a father and son who work as clowns for a circus in the Brazilian countryside. The film starts at 8:30 on August 18th but get there early for sounds from Brazil and a prime picnic spot. The event is free, more info can be found at www.inffinito.com

Miami Beach is world renowned for their gay-friendly atmosphere that city organizations such as the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority help cultivate through services like the Pink Flamingo Program and the LGBT Welcome Center on Miami Beach.


We’re With The DJ
Party goers and producers will get their fists pumping at the Opium Music Concert Series on the beach which kicks off on September 1st. For two days, the summer series will play host to several shows at 8th Street. The event is a nod to Miami Beach’s love affair with DJ’s and will feature a variety of world class DJs who will get the party started for tourists and locals alike.


Fit Fun
On September 23, fitness gurus and sports enthusiasts will gather for the Escape to Miami Triathlon.
The race, put on by US Road Sports & Entertainment of Florida will be an Olympic distance USAT certified triathlon. The bike and run portions will be held through downtown Miami and the always scenic Miami Beach (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run). More details are available at www.runmiami.com


With an average year-round temperature of 75 degrees, Miami Beach has an unrivaled reputation for culinary offerings, nightlife, culture, fashion, and luxurious hotels. Also a popular destination among travelers, Miami Beach was recently ranked by Trip Advisor as number one on its Top Winter Sun Vacation Rental Getaway Destinations for 2011 list and was included on both the Top 25 Beaches in the World and Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. lists.

Boasting seven miles of breathtaking beaches, Miami Beach is easily accessible from the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport.

The City of Miami Beach has just been named one of the top cities worldwide for ’walkability’ and is equally easy to navigate by bike or by boat. Home to unique museums, to the New World Symphony and Miami City Ballet, to over 17,000 luxury, boutique and resort hotel rooms, 12 public parks and to the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach is a destination for all seasons. Miami Beach is like no other place in the world!

Visit www.MiamiBeachGuest.com or www.MiamiBeachINCARD.com

This article is part of our "Summer 2012" series. Want to read more? Here's the full list»

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