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FedEx Orange Bowl Classic

Held in early-January

Pro Player Stadium


Annual college bowl game featuring an entire weekend of fun and excitement culminating in a classic holiday bowl game.


Indian Arts Festival

Held in early-January


This Miccosukee Indian festival features arts and crafts plus traditional foods.


Art Deco Weekend

Held in mid-January

Hosted along Ocean Drive in South Beach


A street festival featuring Art Deco displays and tours of the historic district.


Taste of the Grove

Held in mid-January

Hosted in Coconut Grove


Each January, area restaurants put on this popular festival with a variety of concerts, children's activities, games, contests & demonstrations by area chefs ensure that everyone is entertained & enlightened.




Coconut Grove Art Festival

Held in mid-February


Showcases artists from all over the country, also food and music.


Miami International Boat Show and Sailboat Show

Held in mid-February

Find the watercraft of your dreams at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Miami Film Festival

Hosted each year at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts


The Film Society of Miami shows independent foreign and American films.


Home Design and Remodeling Show

Held in early February

Located in the Coconut Grove Convention Center.

One of Florida's largest collections of the finest in home furniture, accessories, decorating, remodeling, interior design, architecture and many home improvement services.


Doral Open

Doral Golf Resort


Many say this is the most exciting and fun outing on the PGA Tour. The Doral Ryder Open started in 1962 and continues to draw crowds.




Miami Grand Prix

Held in early-March

Hosted at the Homestead Motorsports Complex, approximately one hour from Miami

World famous car race.

Carnival Miami Festival

Held in early March


A week of Latin celebrations with food, music, dance, parades and fireworks.

Calle Ocho Open House

Held in early March

Culmination of the festival with a big street party on SW 8th Street, in the heart of the Cuban district.

Ericsson Open

Hosted at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne.

A top flight tennis championship with all the top names on the professional tour.  It's a well-organized event and a favorite among tennis fans.




South Beach Film Festival

Held in early-April

Hosted at the Colony Theatre

Eclectic films from around the world are presented each year.

Italian Renaissance Festival

Held at Vizcaya


Relive the Renaissance period at the beautiful Vizcaya.




Great Sunrise Balloon Race

Held the second weekend in May

Hosted at the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport


A delightful assortment of hot-air balloons graces the sky each year.


Arabian Nights Festival

Held in early May

Hosted in Opa Locka


A unique festival hosted each year in the Opa-Locka community.

Coconut Grove Bed Race

Held in mid-May

Runs from Peacock Park through the streets of Coconut Grove

A hilarious and quite silly race that is a wonderful fund raiser for charities.

Miami International Home & Garden Show

Held in late May

Located in Miami Beach Convention Center  





Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival

Held in early June


Celebration of Bahamian heritage in Coconut Grove.

South Florida Boat Show

Held in mid June

Find the perfect watercraft at the Miami Beach Convention Center.




America's Birthday Bash

Held on July 4

Hosted at Bayfront Park

Concert and fireworks display celebrating American independence.

International Mango Festival

Held in early July

Presented by Fairchild Tropical Gardens



Everglades Music and Crafts Festival

Held in late July


Native American bands perform, plus crafts and food.




Annual Miami Reggae Festival

Held in early August

Hosted at Bayfront Park.

Top bands come from all over for this annual festival.




Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show

Held Labor Day weekend


Hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center

A plethora of products for the home; furniture, accessories, home improvement products, landscaping and services.

Festival Miami

Held in mid September

Hosted at the University of Miami School of Music


An annual series of concerts



West Indian American Day Carnival Extravaganza

Held in early October


A Caribbean Mardi Gras.


Caribbean Carnival

Held in early October


Street Festival complete with costumes, steel bands and parades celebrating the Caribbean. Presented by the Consulate of Trinidad and Tobago.

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Hosted in different locations throughout Miami-Dade County


This celebration lasts the whole month and commemorates the discovery of the Americas, and the role Hispanics have played development of the U.S.

Columbus Day Regatta

Held Columbus day weekend


Hundreds of sailboats from over 15 classes sail from the north end of Biscayne Bay to the southern end and back the following day.


Ramble - A Garden Festival

Hosted at Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami


A festival of plants, garden accessories, exhibits, shopping, food, music, & activities for children & adults.




Ramble-A Garden Festival

Held in early November

Hosted at Fairchild Tropical Garden

Annual gardening festival with plants, garden accessories and activities for the whole family.


South Florida Auto Show

Held in early November


Hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center

The latest car models on display for auto enthusiasts at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

South Miami Art Festival

Held in early November

Hosted along Sunset Drive in South Miami


Jiffy Lube Miami

Held in mid November

Hosted at the Homestead Motorsports Complex, approximately one hour from Miami

The season-ending NASCAR race.

November Home Show

Held in mid November

Located in Miami


Harvest Festival

Held in late November

Hosted at the Fair Expo Center

Craft booths, historical re-enactments, musical entertainment, antique automobiles and more.

Puerto Rican Festival

Held in late November

Hosted at Bayfront Park

Celebrates Puerto Rican cultural heritage.

Miami Lakes Country Holiday and Crafts Show

Held in late November


Craftsmen from throughout Florida exhibit their work. There's also country and western entertainment.

Annual Winter National Thanksgiving Day Parade

Held on Thanksgiving Day

Traveling down 125th Street from NE 6th Avenue to NE 12th Avenue


Participants include walkers, riders, bikers, clowns, beauty queens, bands & floats.




Indoor Flea Market

Held in mid December

Hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center

Claiming to be the world's largest, this event features over 1,000 booths filled with merchandise at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

King Mango Strut

Held in late December

Hosted in Coconut Grove

A light-hearted parody of the Orange Bowl parade down the streets Coconut Grove.

The Nutcracker

Held in late December

Hosted at the Jackie Gleason Theater and other South Florida venues

Performed annually by the Miami City Ballet.

Junior Orange Bowl Festival


The children's version of the Orange Bowl celebrations. It features arts and crafts shows and sports competitions.

Santa's Enchanted Forest

Held most of December through early January

Held at Tropical Park

Tropical Park becomes a brightly-lit winter wonderland each season.

Orange Bowl Parade

Held on December 31

Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami each year.
A Miami tradition since 1939, this themed parade marches down Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.

Big Orange New Year's Eve Celebration

Held on December 31.

Hosted at Bayfront Park

Just like the Times Square Ball Drop, but using a really big orange and with much warmer weather.


Arts and Entertainment


Miami City Ballet
Ophelia & Juan Js Roca Center
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139


The Miami City Ballet has been recognized as among the largest ballet companies in the United States.


Miami Symphony

10300 SW 72nd Street

Miami, FL 33173


Founded in 1989, The Miami Symphony Orchestra is Dade County's flagship orchestra. Under the leadership of renowned conductors, the orchestra has come to represent the excitement and cultural vitality of the Miami community.


Florida Opera
Arturo di Filippi Educational Center
1200 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145

Hours: Monday through Friday 10am-4pm
Summer hours often exclude Fridays

Ensemble consists of the Young Artist Studio and Resident Artists.


Jackie Gleason Theatre

1700 Washington Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139


Located adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center

Venue for the Miami Ballet, Broadway Series as well as national recognized performers.




Florida Marlins

Professional Baseball

Games played at Pro Player Stadium

2267 Dan Marino Blvd.

Miami, Florida 33056


Call for ticket information

Season runs from April – October


Miami Heat

Professional Basketball

Games played at the American Airlines Arena

601 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami, FL 33132


Call for ticket information

Season runs October – April


Florida Panthers

Professional Hockey

Games played at the Office Depot Center, located in Sunrise, FL, approximately 45 minutes from Miami.

Office Depot Center

One Panther Parkway

Sunrise, FL 33323


Season runs October – April


Miami Dolphins

Professional Football

Games played at Pro Player Stadium

2267 Dan Marino Blvd.

Miami, Florida 33056


Call for ticket information

Season runs September – January










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