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 Events

 

January

 

FedEx Orange Bowl Classic

Held in early-January

Pro Player Stadium

305-371-4600

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

305-223-8380

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

305-672-2014

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

305-284-3603

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.

 

February

 

Coconut Grove Art Festival

Held in mid-February

305-447-0401

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

305-377-3456

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

305-477-4653

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.

 

March

 

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

305-644-8888

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.

 

April

 

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

305-579-2708

Relive the Renaissance period at the beautiful Vizcaya.

 

May

 

Great Sunrise Balloon Race

Held the second weekend in May

Hosted at the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport

305-596-9040

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

 

Arabian Nights Festival

Held in early May

Hosted in Opa Locka

305-688-4611

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  

305-666-5944

 

June

 

Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival

Held in early June

305-372-9966

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.

 

July

 

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

305-667-1651

 

Everglades Music and Crafts Festival

Held in late July

305-223-8380

Native American bands perform, plus crafts and food.

 

August

 

Annual Miami Reggae Festival

Held in early August

Hosted at Bayfront Park.

Top bands come from all over for this annual festival.

 

September

 

Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show

Held Labor Day weekend

305-667-9299

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

305-284-4940

An annual series of concerts

 

October

West Indian American Day Carnival Extravaganza

Held in early October

305-435-4845

A Caribbean Mardi Gras.

 

Caribbean Carnival

Held in early October

305-653-1877

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

305-541-5023

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

305-573-9592

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

305-667-1651

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

 

November

 

Ramble-A Garden Festival

Held in early November

Hosted at Fairchild Tropical Garden

305-667-1651
Annual gardening festival with plants, garden accessories and activities for the whole family.

 

South Florida Auto Show

Held in early November

305-947-5950

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

305-661-1621

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

305-666-5944

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

305-817-4006

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

305-893-6511

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

 

December

 

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

305-662-1210

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

305-929-7010

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

305-275-4363

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
800-741-1010

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

305-673-7300

Located adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center

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

 

Sports

 

Florida Marlins

Professional Baseball

Games played at Pro Player Stadium

2267 Dan Marino Blvd.

Miami, Florida 33056

305-623-6100

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

786-777-1000

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

954-835-PUCK

Season runs October – April

 

Miami Dolphins

Professional Football

Games played at Pro Player Stadium

2267 Dan Marino Blvd.

Miami, Florida 33056

305-623-6100

Call for ticket information

Season runs September – January