Circuit Shakers: See How Fast Winter Heats Up

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Dance in Miami, ski in Mammoth, and party in New Orleans.

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GAY MARDI GRAS

February 24-28

Carrying on traditions dating back to the 1950s, at least nine Gay Carnival organizations are still continuing the gay community’s contribution to Mardi Gras festivities. Whatever you do, don’t miss the 30th Annual Official Gay Mardi Gras Bead Toss on Fat Tuesday. gaymardigras.com

WINTER PARTY FESTIVAL

March 1-7

Join over 10,000 revelers at this weeklong celebration of the LGBT community in sunny Miami. From Thursday’s IGNITE Party to Saturday’s Under One Sun Pool Party to the VERVE closing event on Monday morning, there’s plenty of fun to be had. winterparty.com

ELEVATION MAMMOTH

March 15-19

More than 2,500 snow bunnies are expected to come out for the 15th Annual Mammoth Gay Ski Week. Head 11,053 feet up to the High Sierras to dance, party, snowboard, and ski until the gondolas stop running. The year’s official host hotel is The Village at Mammoth. mammothgayski.com

THE BLACK PARTY

April 1

Last year, this salute to leather and those that love it made the move to Brooklyn. If you’re looking forward to experiencing this year’s parties, exhibitions and the infamous “Strange Live Acts,” head to the Black Party web site for announcements about the details of this year’s main events. blackpartyexpo.com

Last modified: June 22, 2017