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PHOTOS: Girls In Wonderland brings sapphic celebration to St. Pete Beach

Girls in Wonderland Beach St. Petersburg gears up for its second annual seaside celebration

Femmes and thems everywhere, get ready to pack your swimsuits and dancing shoes because the countdown to one of the year’s biggest events is on! Girls In Wonderland is making waves in St. Pete Beach from October 5-9, and it will be an unforgettable weekend of sun, sand, and spectacular celebrations.

Everything you need to know about Girls in Wonderland

GIW attendees are some of the friendliest friends you’ll ever make

Why should you be there? For starters, this event has been a beacon of inclusivity and empowerment for over two decades, and it’s hitting the beach for the second time. 

DJ Citizen Jane, a former Miami investigator-turned-interactive performer, provides plenty of entertainment at GIW

Hosted at the iconic Postcard Inn, Girls In Wonderland Beach promises a three-day extravaganza like no other, showcasing a dazzling array of LGBTQ+ artists and celebrities.

Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey (aka Shane and Alice from the hit series The L Word present at GIW 2023 in Orlando, Florida

From live music to side-splitting comedy, wild club nights to a fierce volleyball tournament, and even a film festival for those cinephiles among us – this event has it all. 

GIW: The ultimate event where celebration meets inclusivity

And of course, you can’t forget the legendary pool parties that will have you dancing the days away under the Florida sun. Tickets are available for individual events or as a full weekend pass, making it easy to curate your perfect weekend.

Pandora Events – A Legendary Powerhouse Trio Bringing Incredible Talents

From left to right – Amy Alonso, Amy Burgos, Leisha Hailey, Kate Moennig, and Yesenia Leon onstage at GIW 2023 Orlando at the signature Queer Prom Event

Behind the magic of Girls In Wonderland stands the remarkable trio of Amy Alonso, Alison Burgos, and Yesenia Leon, the creative minds fueling Pandora Events. 

Incredible musical talents boast the entire party schedule at Girls in Wonderland, spinning the hottest dance beats to date

This powerhouse lesbian event production company hails from South Beach and boasts an impressive resume of LGBTQ+ soirees across the nation.

GIW attendees enjoy performances by some of the hottest talents in the nation
GIW attendees enjoy performances by some of the hottest talents in the nation

Their secret sauce? Bringing the South Beach flare to each project, they secure the hippest venues, top-notch DJs, and over-the-top shows that keep ladies from around the world coming back for more.

Their history includes hosting or producing some of the hottest women’s events in the country, such as Girls In Wonderland in Orlando, Women’s White Party, and the official women’s events of Sobe Pride, just to name a few.

Pandora Events is committed to numerous organizations furthering equality, inclusivity, and public health for the queer community

What sets them apart is their commitment to partying with a purpose. Not only do they create unforgettable experiences, but they also dedicate their time and resources to causes they are passionate about. 

Pandora Events has donated over $30,000 a year to worthy organizations, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Aqua Foundation for Women, HRC, Care Resource, NVEEE, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Building Social Good and Community Since 1998

[Image 11 Caption: Celebrities from L Word stars to reality TV personalities and major music icons have all come together to be part of the celebration]

Girls In Wonderland and Pandora Events are about more than just throwing incredible parties. They’re about creating spaces where everyone feels welcome, seen, and celebrated. 

Bringing together talented performers, including hilarious comedians like Suzanne Westenhoeffer, Julie Goldman, and Dana Goldberg, as well as mesmerizing musicians and DJs, Pandora Events ensures that everyone has a great time while supporting various charitable causes.

Celebrities love to be part of the Pandora Events family, making appearances at their parties and supporting the community. From L Word stars to reality TV personalities and mega music stars, they’ve all joined in the celebration.

So, what are you waiting for? Secure your tickets, book your accommodations, and get ready to be a part of history at Girls In Wonderland Beach in St. Pete Beach from October 7th to 9th. It’s not just a party; it’s a celebration of love, unity, and the vibrant LGBTQ+ community.

Words and photos by Miné Salkin, with images courtesy of Pandora Events.

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