It's that time of year when perfectly chiseled models in sparkling bikinis take over the streets of SoBe.
Nope, not every day in the Magic City ... We're talkin' the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.
Sure, Mercedes-Benz may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of swimsuit fashion, but if that's what brings models and celebrities to Miami every summer, we'll take it.
Just check out Crossfade's six best Miami Swim Week parties.
See also: South Beach's Ten Best Pool Party Spots
Lila Nikole Collection Swim Fashion Show Afterparty. Presented by DTF Thursdays. With DJs Joe Maz and Ess & Emm. Thursday, July 17, 11 p.m. SET Nightclub, 320 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; 305-531-2800; setmiami.com. Ages 21 and up. Lila Nikole is one of the hottest swimsuit designers 'round town. She's so hot even Kim Kardashian has been spotted rockin' her two pieces. Kick off Swim Week at SET as this SoBe nightclub hosts the bikini designer's afterparty with Miami's own Joe Maz and Ess & Emm.
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The Weeknd. Hosting Miami Swim Week at Adore with music by DJ Irie. Friday, July 18, 11 p.m. Adore Nightclub, 2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-203-0303; clubadore.com. Tickets cost $50 to $70 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Explore the dark and mysterious side of Miami Swim Week's "Pretty" girls with R&B superstar Abel Tesfaye (AKA The Weeknd) and the homie DJ Irie at Miami Beach's Vegas-style nightclub.
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Eva Shaw. With Dave Sol. Friday, July 18, 11 p.m. Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30 to $40 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. When it night falls during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim ... You don't want anybody but an Ultra Music Festival-approved model-turned-DJ like Eva Shaw.
Guns & Rosé. With Jessie Andrews and Christa Marie. Saturday, July 19, 2 to 8 p.m. The Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr., Miami Beach; 305-531-2727; thefreehand.com. RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org. Get a dose of free rosé from 2 to 3 p.m., buy an itsy bitsy bikini at ishine365, 6 Shore Road, and Floss Swimwear's pop-up shops, munch on tasty barbecue from the Broken Shaker, and jam with porn star-turned-DJ Jessie Andrews and Christa Marie at the Freehand's Guns & Rosé bash.
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Five-Year Anniversary and Swim Week Celebration. With John Dahlback and Chicco Secci. Saturday, July 19, 11 p.m. Wall Lounge, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3131; wallmiami.com. Tickets cost $40 to $50 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Bring your bikinis and dance till the wee hours of the morning as John Dahlback makes an uhntz-uhntz splash at Wall's five-year anniversary bash.
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XIV Watch. XIV Summer Sessions Miami Swim Week edition. With DJs Damaged Goods, Patrick A, and Julian Ingrosso. Sunday, July 20, 12 p.m. Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-1701; hydebeach.com. Ages 21 and up. Truth is, not all of us are models. The great thing about Miami Swim Week, though, is we can all pretend we are, especially at a Baywatch-themed pool party. Channel your inner Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff, then hit up Hyde Beach for champagne spraying, blow-up rafts, and cocktail waitresses in swimsuits.
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