The Miami Beach Gay Pride group kicks off their Miami Beach Gay Pride 2017 campaign January, 20 from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. with their fourth annual VIP “Soirée By The Sea,” cocktail reception being held to raise funds that will help produce the upcoming 2017 Pride parade and festival. The VIP event will take place at the Marriott Biscayne Bay, and will also include a birthday celebration for “Soirée By The Sea,” emcee, NBC6's Roxanne Vargas.
Tickets to “Soirée By The Sea,” will include; complimentary Stoli and Herradura cocktails, an exclusive raffle, Barefoot wines, food, performances by Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride Kalah Mendoza, entertainment, and much, much more. During the “Soirée By The Sea,” cocktail reception a giant check will be presented to The Point Foundation, a charity that helps LGBTQ college students in Miami-Dade pay tuition and other high learning expenses that assure they have the academic and leadership support that will help ready them for the real world. Every penny that is raised during the cocktail event will go directly toward this year’s Miami-Dade Gay Pride parade.
There will be no lack of celebrity star power at the event, as Soirée by the Sea has lined up a slew of celebrity speakers, some of which include; Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco, Roxanne Vargas, Edison Farrow, Craig Stevens, Michael Gongora, Christine Klingspor, Cindy Brown, Billy Kemp, Luis Morera, Liebe and Seth Gadinsky, Scott Hauser, Tony Ferro, Jim Tyrrell and Roger Thomson.
The Miami Beach Gay Pride is a group organized to support and celebrate members of the LGBT community, and their supporters. The LGBT community, with the help of Miami Beach Gay Pride, holds an annual parade and festival to celebrate the LGBT community yearly where attendees can visit support booths, expo areas, enjoy entertainment, sample food from many different vendors, and enjoy a day of family fun.
Since the inaugural Miami Beach Gay Pride in 2009, the celebration has grown from a small local event to a mega-party that in the past has featured cameos and appearances from A-list celebrities such as Adam Lambert’s performance at the parade in 2013, Gloria Estefan who was Grand Marshal in 2014, and Mario Lopez who was parade Grand Marshal in 2015. Attendance at the parade has bloomed from 15,000 in 2009 to a reported 130,000 in 2015.
The “Soirée By The Sea,” ensures that this amazing LGBTQ celebration continues to take place on an annual basis, and doubles as a tremendous way to connect with supporters of the LGBTQ community at a night full of fun and entertainment.