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Visit West Hollywood’s New Partnership with Outfest

The official destination partner of Outfest’s tentpole festivals, West Hollywood welcomes visitors and locals to its vibrant city to celebrate Outfest Fusion, Outfest OutFronts, and Outfest Los Angeles beginning this month.

The West Hollywood Travel and Tourism Board, also known as Visit West Hollywood has a new partnership with Outfest. As the official destination partner for Outfest’s tentpole festivals, the legendary city will welcome visitors and locals to celebrate Outfest Fusion, Outfest OutFronts, and Outfest Los Angeles and book West Hollywood hotel stays directly on the Outfest website beginning this month. These events will showcase the best in talent and serve as a global destination for diverse filmmakers around the world.

Continuing to ride the momentum of a milestone 40th anniversary and record-breaking 2022, Outfest will continue to engage a fresh and loyal audience, supportive industry, and continuing passion for showcasing and supporting queer and trans artists in 2023. As one of the only global LGBTQIA+ arts, media, and entertainment organizations, its programs empower artists, communities, and filmmakers to transform the world through their stories, while also supporting the entire life cycle of their careers. And this year, Outfest will expand into a more destination event.

“We are excited to join forces with Outfest as their official destination partner for their 2023 tentpole festivals and bring more exciting events to the city for visitors and locals to experience,” said Tom Kiely, President and CEO for West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board. “This gives us the opportunity to connect with both in-person and virtual audiences across Outfest’s largest festivals including leaders in entertainment and media, influencers, and celebrities as well as a wide variety of Outfest media partners such as KABC, Out Magazine, and Equal Pride Media, Variety, and more.”

Outfest Fusion, one of the most important events in the tentpole trio, follows one of LA’s biggest seasons – awards season – and kicks off in the spring. The celebration of QTBIPOC, a third of which are now international films, runs from March 24 – April 2. The Outfest OutFronts TV Festival follows in early summer, from late May to June, and is a curated collection of discussions with the creatives behind some of television’s biggest shows. A truly global event, this largely virtual festival garners a huge audience leading into Pride Month. Summer welcomes the titular Outfest Los Angeles Film Festival from July 13 – 23. Recognized as Outfest’s largest, most enduring event, it brings 10 days of films, parties, celebrities, performances, and an attendance of over 40,000.

“With the support and in-kind partnership of Visit West Hollywood, we look forward to developing more expansive relationships within the city and with the West Hollywood hotels, specifically those with screening theaters and creative event spaces,” said Meghan Adamovic, Associate Director of Corporate Relations at Outfest. “We hope to grow the kinds of relationships we already have with partners like Neuehouse, The Edition, and The Pendry, whose support includes hosting guests for a variety of screenings, networking events, awards ceremonies, and more.”

West Hollywood, California (Photo courtesy of Visit West Hollywood)
West Hollywood, California (Photo courtesy of Visit West Hollywood)

Nestled just outside of LA, West Hollywood is apparently becoming the new luxury in the heart of Los Angeles, which features new and popular foodie-friendly restaurants, fitness and wellness spots, and the Design District. No stay in the city is complete without a stop to experience Santa Monica Boulevard, also the home to LA’s LBGTQ+ community. It’s home to legendary entertainment and nightlife, celebrity haunts, and inspired hotels. 

Stay tuned for updates on Outfest regarding tentpole festivals and special events at select West Hollywood hotels including a kick-off event, an Academy Awards breakfast reception for Outfest Los Angeles, and a cocktail hour for Outfest filmmaker alumni in July. 

Visit www.outfest.org and www.visitwesthollywood.com for more information and to book reservations for Outfest’s tentpole festivals and West Hollywood hotel stays.

Vacationer Staff

Vacationer Magazine's writing staff works hard to bring you all the latest LGBTQ travel articles to help inspire and inform.

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