New Orleans’s reputation as a premier Halloween destination is unwavering. With much enthusiasm, the city will welcome the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, Oct. 23 to 26. The weekend-long extravaganza, benefiting Project Lazarus, is the largest gay Halloween charity event in the country; last year drawing its largest crowd since Hurricane Katrina. The schedule of events includes a black-tie ball, dance party, costume contest and parade and classical New Orleans jazz brunch. For more information on visiting New Orleans and a calendar of events throughout the year, check out neworleansonline.com.
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Miami will be sizzling when it hosts the 30th anniversary of the White Party Week, Nov. 26 to Dec. 1. Benefiting the health care services of Care Resource, the extended weekend of festivities will include pool, beach and nightclub parties. The main event on Sat. Nov. 29, will be held at the all new Perez Art Museum Miami. Guests will enjoy the nighttime skyline of Miami Beach and the Port of Miami as never seen before in high fashion while enjoying complimentary cocktails all night long. The special evening’s entertainment will be DJ David Knapp and the White Party Symphony, conducted by Sam Hyken. For more information on visiting Miami and a calendar of events throughout the year, check out miamiandbeaches.com.
Curacao is one of the most LGBT-friendly islands in the Caribbean, and it’s hoping to grow its reputation even more with the Exotic Festival. The five-day festival, Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, will include ten official parties organized by Gaypartix Productions, which has produced some of Europe’s hottest circuit events. Exotic’s main party will be held at the beautiful Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort and include a special performance by Brazilian pop star Nicky Valentine. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy Curacao’s rich and diverse culture. For more information on visiting Curacao and a calendar of events throughout the year, check out curacao.com.