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URGE Miami Festival is back this Thanksgiving weekend, with thousands of gay men descending upon the beaches and bars of South Beach. Produced by Luis Morera, Billy Kemp, and Hilton Wolman, the four-day, three-night spectacular event will feature fan fave circuit DJs and performers like Isaac Escalante, Renato Cecin, Aron, Alex Lo, Joe Gauthreaux, Phil Romano, Morabito, Suri, and more yet to be revealed.
“Last year’s party was cancelled because of the pandemic so we are thrilled to bring the world’s best gay Thanksgiving event back to Miami,” Wolman said in a statement. “We are billing this year’s event as the ultimate holiday reunion for the American gay party community, emphasizing strength and unity.”
The opening night party will be a collab between We Party and Mexico’s Arena Festival, and there are plenty of other events planned across multiple venues through Sunday, all leading to the always-popular Sunday Beach Party. Showing they are good stewards, organizers have even planned a Beach Cleanup to leave no traces, only memories of the festival.
According to longtime South Florida resident Morera, the festival promises to bring much-needed tourism dollars to the local economy.
“It’s a beautiful exchange,” Morera said. “We want to make sure that URGE Miami Festival is contributing directly to our beautiful city and that we are leaving a good and lasting impression.”
Tickets for the festival are available on the URGE website (www.urgemiamifestival.com), with 50 percent savings on GA and VIP tickets for now. There’s also a 24-hour pass that includes the Sunday Beach Party and more. This year’s host hotel is the Kimpton Anglers with specially negotiated rates starting at just $219/night available on the URGE website.