Pack your bags for Key West and get ready to party at the Tropical Heat festival this August. Tropical Heat is the most popular men’s-only event for gay locals and visitors alike, hosting a variety of events from club nights to drag shows. There are even naked pool parties! The event runs from August 10-14, and each day is packed with opportunities to socialize, relax, and make new friends.
The first day starts off with the Official Tropical Heat Kick-off party at the Island House resort, including hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, and free drink shots. From there, the next day offers two opportunities to sail on the Blue Q, a clothing optional all-men cruise. The earlier sailing at 11am offers opportunities for diving and snorkeling, while the 6:30pm sailing is more for those looking to enjoy drinks along with the sunset. The next day has drag shows at Aqua and Bourbon Bar, along with drag legend Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS show. The show is also live and includes Peterson’s popular impressions of some of history’s biggest divas. To finish off the week, visitors can attend Mangoe’s Drunken Drag Brunch for some laughs, mimosas, and a specially-prepared menu for the event from 12-3pm.
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