9 of the best gay parties to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

Gay Memorial Day Weekend brings with it the start of the Summer season. From Dallas to Pensacola, the world’s top parties and promoters host some of the most anticipated events of the year. Or why not escape further afield and visit Puerto Vallarta for their Gay Pride celebrations. Where will your Memorial Day Weekend trip take you? Here’s out top 9!

1. Pensacola Memorial Day Weekend

May 27th – May 31st, 2021

Pensacola Memorial Weekend

The Pensacola Beach Memorial Weekend is possibly the most famous party of the holiday.

Pensacola Memorial Weekend is the daddy of all Memorial parties taking place right on the beach during the day and night as Johnny Chisholm hosts the annual Glow, Wave and Beach Ball events.

The Hampton Inn still has some availability left for this busy season.

2. URGE Miami Memorial Day Weekend

May 30th 2021

Miami URGE Memorial Day Weekend

Urge is Miami’s leading party promoter and is taking events “next level” this year.

Urge promises an epic escape this Sunday of Memorial Weekend with an all day and all night party to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend. Guest DJs, hot dancers and even a gay shuttle to take you to and from the venue; these guys have thought of everything!

The stunning Kimpton South Beach, a gay ally for many events has limited availability.

3. Palm Springs Gay Memorial Weekend

May 27th – May 31st, 2021

Memorial Day Gay Palm Springs

Memorial Day Weekend in Palm Springs is a chilled affair revolving around the pool!

We love Palm Springs, with its eclectic mix of gay hotels and resorts, great restaurants and unpretentious vibe. Most of the gay resorts are hosting low key pool gatherings and popular drag lunches are set to return for the Season. Don’t miss the annual  Memorial Day Air Fair and Flower Drop on Sunday.

The uber-sexy Ace Hotel has some great rates for a last minute Memorial Weekend escape.

4. Houston Tribal Madness Memorial Weekend

May 28th – May 31st, 2021

Houston Memorial Day Gay Weekend

Houston’s gay party scene is buzzing with party promoter DNVRMX bringing circuit realness to Texas.

Houston has a really great gay vibe with classy bars and restaurants and an evolving party scene making it the perfect escape for a different Memorial day weekend.  Head to Montrose where you will find all the best gay venues and then celebrate the start of Summer each night at the epic Tribal Madness Weekend hosted by DVNMRX.

The Whitehall Houston has some really great last minute rates for your Houston escape.

5. Saugatuck Memorial Weekend

May 28th – May 31st, 2021

Saugatuck Memorial Weekend

We love Saugatuck’s pool parties and the Dunes resort and afternoons at Oval Beach!

Saugatuck, Michigan’s answer to Provincetown, opens its doors to the Summer season with a perfect mix of pool parties and beach fun for the Saugatuck Memorial Day Weekend. This tiny town, along with nearby Douglas, fills up for every holiday weekend.

The Belvedere Inn has some last minute availability and is rated “Fabulous”. What more do you need?

6. Provincetown Memorial Weekend

May 28th – May 31st, 2021

Provincetown Memorial Weekend

Provincetown is the darling of American Gay Towns and Memorial Weekend is its season debut!

Who needs an excuse to visit PTown? The charming gay village re-awakens after a Winter slumber with the opening of much loved bars, clubs and restaurants along with return of regular ferry sailings. While the 4th of July and Carnival weekends get more visitors, for us, Memorial Day Weekend in PTown is a chance to reconnect with much loved places and friendly faces.

The Beaconlight Guest House gets a “SUPERB” rating, and has limited rooms for the weekend!

7. Dallas DIRTea Memorial Weekend

May 29th – May 30th, 2021

Daddy Ersin presents Dirtea Dallas Ram Memorial Weekend

Party Promoter Daddy Ersin brings all the cowboys and their lovers to Dallas!

Everything is bigger in Texas, and we are more than happy with that! Daddy Ersin brings his Testosterone fueled RAM party from NYC to the great state capital for two days of parties featuring the DIRTea Dallas Memorial Day weekend party. Stetsons at the ready!

The Omni Dallas is a reader’s choice hotel in our annual survey. They have a fabulous infinity pool and great gym.

8. Temptation Pool Party Las Vegas Memorial Weekend

May 30th, 2021

Gay Memorial Day Weekend Events

The Temptation Pool party at the Luxor returns to Las Vegas in May.

Will Vegas tempt you this Gay Memorial Day Weekend? We think it might. The annual Temptation Sundays Las Vegas Pool parties return to the Luxor pool at the end of May and the organisers are hosting a special Memorial Day Weekend event to celebrate.

The M Resort Spa and Casino offers some superb views and is a spacious welcome from some of the more high-rise based hotels on the Strip!

9. Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride – Memorial Day Weekend

May 24th – May 31st, 2021

Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Memorial Day Weekend

Puerto Vallarta’s Gay Pride coincidentally coincides with Memorial Day Weekend in the USA!

Whether through planning or serendipity, Puerto Vallarta’s annual gay pride coincides with the dates for Memorial Day Weekend in the USA. So why not celebrate the weekend in another country! PV is already the USA’s No 1 international gay travel destination and the raft of parties planned for the annual gay pride event is impressive by anyone’s standards! Pool parties, the Mantamar Pride Weekend, a Hustlaball event and even a bear pride! You will be hard pressed to find a bigger event this May!

Hotels are hard to come by for this event. If you want to go all inclusive and stay in a resort then consider the Grand Fiesta PV which is one of our favourites. Lofts on Basilio also have some suites left.

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