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SweetHeat Miami, a Safe Space for Queer Women

Miami Beach Pride takes place every year in April. While there are some phenomenal events for lesbians. Miami’s unofficial Pride for queer women of color is SweetHeat Miami a week-long event created for women of all backgrounds and identities in the Miami area that expects to see more than 50 thousand women in attendance.

SweetHeat Miami stands out as a vibrant celebration of diversity, culture, and empowerment, specifically tailored for women. Now in its 16th year, this annual festival is uniquely designed to cater to LGBTQ+ women, with a special emphasis on queer women of color. Set against the backdrop of Miami, a city celebrated for its dynamic queer and lesbian nightlife, the festival unfolds across various trendy locales, including South Beach, Wynwood, and Downtown Miami. Attendees get to immerse themselves in the city’s famous lifestyle and scenic beauty.

This year’s festival is May 14-20 and promises a week filled with non-stop entertainment—from sun-soaked daytime events to exhilarating nights. Whether you’re there to dance until dawn at nightly parties or to forge new friendships at one of the many social events, SweetHeat is designed to build community. The festival is meticulously organized by Myah Mustafa, also known as DJ Dimples, who emphasizes that SweetHeat is a “judgment-free zone” where women can freely express themselves, celebrate their identities, and enjoy an environment of safety and acceptance.

With ticket prices starting at just $20 for the Monday Night Party and going up to $350 for an All Access pass, the festival includes daytime dance parties, twerk workshops, and vibrant nightlife featuring local DJs, live music, and plenty of dancing. SweetHeat Miami not only offers an opportunity to party but also to experience Greater Miami & Miami Beach.

SweetHeat Miami is more than just a festival; it’s a movement that champions the joy, freedom, and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community, particularly celebrating the spirit of queer women of color. Set in the beautiful, sunny backdrop of Miami, SweetHeat Miami invites one and all to join in this joyous celebration and be part of something truly spectacular.

Where to Stay for Sweet Heat

Marseilles Hotel

The Marseilles Hotel in Miami is your go-to spot for an awesome beach getaway and it’s also the buzzing hub for some of the SweetHeat Miami events! You can snag a comfy room starting at just $179, and you’ll be right in the thick of the action. The hotel hosts the exhilarating Day Bond, the SweetHeat meet and greet, and the ticket pick-up party. Dive into your Miami adventure with both a gorgeous room and instant access to some of the festival’s hottest events.

The Dorchester

The Dorchester Hotel is your cozy hideaway in the heart of Miami and a prime spot as one of the host hotels for SweetHeat! With standard rooms starting at just $149 and one-bedroom suites from $179—all based on a minimum three-night stay—you’re in for a great deal. It’s perfectly positioned for you to dive into SweetHeat events and then retreat back to relax and recharge in comfort. Don’t miss the chance to unwind and mingle in style at the Dorchester, where convenience meets fun, all without busting your budget. Get ready for your ultimate Miami experience!

Other Options to Consider

It is also worth noting that the Fairwind Hotel, on popular Collins Ave, is hosting two events. On Wednesday, the gorgeous rooftop is hosting Connect, a queer speed dating event, and on Monday they’re hosting a day party called Lets Chill. According to event coordinators, “You can book anywhere between 1st and 21st on Washington Ave., Collins Ave., Ocean Drive, or Wynwood” and easily attend events using ride-share or rental car options. 


SweetHeat Miami tickets are on sale now, offering a range of packages to fit every attendee’s needs! You can grab a Single Ticket starting at just $20 to access any one event of your choice, perfect for those who know exactly where they want to be. If you’re looking to dive into the full experience, the All Access Pass for $350 is your best bet. This pass covers entry to all the electrifying all-night events from Tuesday, May 16th to Monday, May 22nd, starting after 9 pm each night. Whether you’re planning to party every night or just drop in for a special event, SweetHeat has you covered with flexible ticketing options.

For more information about tickets and passes, CLICK HERE.  For more general information, visit www.sweetheatmiami.com, or follow SweetHeat Miami on Facebook and Instagram

Events Line Up




The Connect @ FairWind Hotel

Showtime @ Wood Tavern



WELCOME TO MIAMI @ Exchange Nightclub



SWEET HOEDOWN @ Electric Lady




SweetHeat Uncut @ Taboo Miami (GFive)

Sweet 16 White Party @ Mad Club


Pier Pressure @ VENUE NAME


Uncensored @ Crusoe


Lets Chill @ Fairwind Hotel

XO @ Zari

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