Florida may be hot in August but in Key West it’s raining men during “Tropical Heat” — a fun, frisky “gaythering” that draws thousands of gay men from around the world.
This sizzling action-packed four-day event takes place from Wednesday, August 14th through Sunday, August 18th, with a full roster of all-male, island-wide events that includes pool parties, drag queen brunches, dance parties and adult-themed gatherings.
The red-hot celebration kicks off at 5pm Wednesday, August 14th at the Island House Resort, a world-renowned male-only clothing-optional resort at 1129 Fleming Street. Always a blow-out, this poolside party includes drink specials, appetizers, prizes and give-aways.
The fun and frolic continues on Thursday, August 15th, with a noon time pool party at the Equator Resort, 822 Fleming Street. Thursday’s schedule also includes the “Drunken Drag Brunch” which takes place from 2 – 4pm at Mangoes, 700 Duval Street. This gastronomic gathering is one event you don’t want to miss and features drag queen performances, a Cuban-style buffet and bottomless mimosas. After dark, the island rocks with revelry all over town.
On Friday, August 16th, you can cool down at another edgy pool party with frosty libations, spirited water games, a DJ and live entertainment. The action starts at noon in the back garden of the Bourbon St. Pub/New Orleans House, 724 Duval Street.
As the sun sets, things heat up even more with the “The Big Game Party” at Alexander’s Guesthouse, 1118 Fleming Street.
On Saturday, August 17th at 7pm, you can get your inner Roman on at the Equator Resort’s legendary Toga Party. Anything goes at this raucous costume party and your ancient garb can consist of anything from an old bed sheet to an extravagant costume.
The high-spirited merriment continues Sunday with more pool parties, Key West’s famed Tea Dance at La Te Da, 1125 Duval Street and a late-night “Afterglow Party” at Saloon 1, 504 Petronia Street
Tropical Heat VIP access passes are available for $99 per person or you can just pay for individual event admissions. The VIP pass allows you admission to all parties, and a five-day entry to the Island House Resort as well as special values at several restaurants and retailers.
Get the complete lowdown at gaykeywestfl.com/tropical-heat/