From: Saturday, Feb 5th, 2022
To: Monday, Feb 7th, 2022
Wigwood Miami 2022
One of the most fabulous events to strut into Miami is Wigwood, an annual fest of all things queer taking place each year in early February. The event has become known locally as the queer “Meg Gala”, so dress to impress.
Founded by Antonio Mendez (Miami drag star Queef Latina) and Adam Gersten (proprietor of the Wynwood bar Gramps and all-around dope dude), Wigwood has rapidly emerged as one of the Big Orange’s most highly anticipated annual events.
Originally, Wigwood was conceived as a way to fill the need for a larger, grander event where everyone could celebrate their queerness in a daylong setting. It has since grown to become a weekend long event attracting international celebrities and the top names in drag.
At the edge of the continental U.S., Miami is becoming a mecca for the weird and the unusual. Wigwood is playing off this energy. In a city defined by migration and tourism, the theme of alien invasion meets hedonistic tropical vacation is itself tongue-in-cheek. The three-day event is more than a festival, rather a “queer cultural revolution.”
Wigwood has expanded to take over several Miami venues, including Club Space and Gramps for evening parties and a cool off Sunday at Broken Shaker on Miami Beach.
- Club Space Invasion. 11 p.m. Friday,at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St.
- Gramps Drag Festival. 5 p.m. Saturday, at Gramps, 176 NW 24th St.
- Broken Shaker Pool Party. 1 p.m. Sunday, February 9, at Broken Shaker, 2727 Indian Creek Dr
- Stay close to Club Space and the best gay bars in Maimi at The Gabriel Miami
Wigwood Miami welcomes a diverse mix of drag performers, DJs, live musical acts, queer visual artists, and a variety of queer local vendors to contribute their talents. The Wigwood celebration highlights the Magic City’s growing influence on drag culture.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of Miami
The gay scene in Miami is centred around South Beach. The gay beach is located at 12th Street and Ocean Drive. It is not too difficult to find, with the rainbow flags marking the territory between two chair rental spots.
Recommended Apartments in Miami Beach
W South Beach
This air-conditioned apartment comes with 1 bedroom, a satellite flat-screen TV, and a kitchenette. Private parking is available at the apartment. an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and free WiFi.
There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and microwave. A flat-screen TV is provided. Other facilities include a hot tub, fitness centre, a balcony and an outdoor pool.
The apartment features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a bath or shower. complimentary WiFi
1 & 2 Bedrooms
Featuring a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, each unit also comes with a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, wardrobe and a seating area with a sofa. There is a private bathroom with shower in all units
Recommended Hotels in Miami
Hotel rates in Miami and South Beach are high during this event, so book early! Try and get a seafront room! Here are our top recommendations.
The Setai, Miami Beach
5 Star Chic & Stylish
Miami Beach Setai features 3 infinity swimming pools & a business centre
The Marlin Hotel, 4 Star
Perfect Location & Views
The white sands ofare steps away from this boutique hotel
South Beach, 4 Star
Oceanfront hotel offers the perfect balance between history and modern
Relaxed 3 Star Hotel
This casual Art Deco hotel is located on Collins Avenue in South Beach