Miami is without a doubt a party town, but it’s tough to decide which weekend-long festival, or annual fiesta takes the cake. Leaving the deciding up to our traveling readers, we put together a shortlist of five can’t-miss parties that take place in Miami and Miami Beach every year.

White Party Week
November

Marrying a great cause with a great cause, White Party Week is one of Miami’s most popular annual events, and the world’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser! A proud and exciting event championed by the city’s local LGBT community, White Party Week keeps your blood pumping with pool parties, concerts, and fun mixers.

Art Basel
December

Art Basel is one of the most popular art festivals in the world, and with that comes a whole lot of partying. In between perusing works from top-rated galleries from around the world, attendees can attend a wide number of fun pop-up and planned parties around South Beach, Wynwood, and downtown Miami.

Ultra Music Festival
March

Those of you who like to party with a heavy bass and electronic dance rhythms absolutely need to check out Ultra Music Festival. The outdoor gathering is one of the largest and most sought-after music festivals in the world, which for those in the know means one hell of a party.

Miami Pride
April

Miami Beach Gay Pride is an out-of-this-world great time. The three-day event is known for its annual beach party, as well as a festival and parade featuring live music, amazing costumes, and plenty of partying throughout the city of Miami Beach. All are welcome at this loving and vibrant event that brightens up the city year after year.

Nosleep South Beach
July

NoSleep South Beach is one of the best annual parties in the city. Offering group packages to five fun and exciting events for one low price around town, this is a weekend guaranteed to please the most avid party animals. Guests come from around the world to take part in the all-white yacht party, morning beach fitness workouts, and other fun installments of NoSleep.