Aqua Girl Festival in South Beach, Florida

Aqua Girl is hosting a remarkable event in South Beach Miami for women who love women from May 11 to May 15. Aqua Girl began in 1999 as an initiative to promote lesbian, bisexuals and transgender people from all over the nation. The program rose from a committee formed by Shescape magazine to promote initiatives for breast cancer, cancer and other women’s initiatives among likeminded women.

The 2011 Aqua Girl Event marks its 12th anniversary. This year participants can expect a stellar line up of events ranging from:

• VIP Cocktail Reception: Saturday May 7th at the private home of Dr. Karen Raben & Dr. Andrea Pernick from 7 PM to 10PM. The tickets are $85 in advance and $95 at the door. Members’ tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door.

• Happy Hour: Wednesday to Saturday, May 11th to the 14th, 4PM to 7PM, The Palace, 1200 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Reasonable Prices.

• Lady Luck Bowlathon: Wednesday, May 11th from 8PM to 11PM, The Lucky Strike, 1691 Michigan Avenue in Miami Beach, FL., $10 includes entrance only, $20 includes 2 games and shoes, Members bowl for $15.

• Lesbian and Gay Walking Tour: May 12th, Meet at Art Deco Welcome Center, Ocean Drive & 10th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139, 4:30PM and 6:30PM. The event will cost $20 in advance and $20 at the tour. Members will receive a $5 discount in advance and on the tour.

• Traffic Jam: Thursday, May 12th from 10PM to 3PM, Dream Nightclub, 1532 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. $10 in advance and $15 at the door, Members will be $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

• Aqua Beach Pool Party: Saturday, May 14th from 11AM to 5PM, Surfcomber Resort, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, $22 in advance and $27 at the door. For members, the tickets are $19 in advance and $22 at the door. A private cabana rental is $400.

• BodyToning with Rachel Robinson: Friday, May 13th, 10:30AM to 11:30AM, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139; Free Event.

• Splash Pool Party: Friday, May 13th, 11AM to 5PM, Surfcomber, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139; $12 in advance, $17 at the door; $9 in advance; $12 at the door; $300 for Private Cabana.

• A Night of Comedy with Suzanne Westenhoefer: Friday, May 13th, 8PM to 10PM, 411 NE 21st Street, Miami, FL 33137. $30 in Advance and $35 at the door; Members are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. VIP Seating is $45 in advance and $55 at the door; Members are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.

• Havana Nights: Friday, May 13th, 10PM to 4AM, Nikki Beach 1 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Tickets will be $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Members will be $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

• Dish: Saturday, May 14th, 8PM to 10PM, Smith and Wollensky, 1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. $55 in advance and $60 at the door. Members are $50 in advance and $55 at the door.

• Paradise Garage: Saturday, May 14th, 10PM to 4AM, Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Members: $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

• Jazz Brunch: Sunday, May 15th, Emeril’s Restaurant, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Members: $40 in advance and $45 at the door.

• Aqualicious Tea Dance: Sunday, May 15th, 2PM to 7PM, Surfcomber Resort, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Members: $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Private Cabana $300.

• Afterglow: Sunday, May 15, 9PM to 2AM, Score Nightclub, 727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Members: $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Women seeking female empowerment, camaraderie and a good time should be sure to check out the Aqua Girl promotional event.