Miami Events

Miami is the number one place in America for events and parties of all kind. Depending on the time of year different events will take place. There’s the Miami International Boat Show, Miami Book Fair, Art Basel, Miami Fashion Week, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Ultra, Winter Music Conference and many more.

These type of Miami events bring in huge crowds and have a huge economic impact. For example one of Miami events named Ultra (one weekend of electronic music) brings South Florida $79 million.

Other notable periods like Art Basel Miami in December have a much wider impact on Miami events. During Art Basel Miami many satellite Art Fairs setup in Miami Beach, Wynwood and Midtown. International brands look to jump on the exposure of Art Basel and align their brand with an Art theme. For example Heineken created the Heineken Mural Map.

Sony Ericsson Open

Where: Crandon Park Tennis Center, 7300 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne
When: Mar-Apr
Tel & website: 1-888 383 1515/305 379 7978/
Fifth-largest international tennis tournament in terms of players, prize money and attendance.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Where: Wynwood, Midtown and Miami Beach Convention Center
When: December 4 – 8 2013 (usually first week of December)
Tel & website: 305 674 292/

Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Where: South Beach
When: late Feb to early March
Tel & website: 305 627 1275/
The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is a national, star-studded, four-day destination Miami event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities

Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail

Where: Miamarina at Bayside, 401 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown & other locations
When: 3rd wk Feb
Tel & website: 954 441 3220/
This popular Miami Event showcases the latest in yachts, powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and accessories.


Miami International Film Festival

Where: Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler Street, at SE 1st Avenue, Downtown, & other locations
When: early Mar
Tel & website: 305 237 3456/
By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, MIFF presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent.

WGC-CA Championship

Where: Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 NW 87th Avenue, at NW 41st Street, North-west Miami
When: mid Mar
Tel & website: 305 447 4653/

Carnaval Miami/Calle Ocho

Where: throughout Miami-Dade County
When: early Mar
Tel & website: 305 644 8888/
The Miami Event began as a club that started in 1975 by a small group of high school friends, to grow and become a major service non-profit organization.

Miami International Orchid Show

Where: Coconut Grove Convention Center, 2700 S Bayshore Drive, at SW 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove
When: late Feb
Tel and Website: 305 255 3656 /

Winter Party Week

Where: on the beach at Ocean Drive, at 14th Street, South Beach
When: late Feb
Tel & website: 305 571 1924/
Over 10,000 guests from around the world attend this Miami Event. A annual six-day extravaganza featuring the most spectacular venues, the most unforgettable parties and receptions and the best international DJ talent.

Dade Heritage Days

Where: throughout Miami-Dade County
When: Mar-Apr
Tel & website: 305 258 9572/
Dade Heritage Trust (DHT) was founded in 1972 as a nonprofit membership organization to preserve Dade County’s architectural, cultural and environmental heritage through advocacy, education and restoration. This Miami-Dade County event celebrates with open houses, lectures, and guided walking and canoe tours of sights like the Deering Estate and the Barnacle site.

Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition

Where: Tamiami Park, Coral Way/SW 24th Street & SW 112th Avenue, West Dade
When: Mar-Apr
Tel & website: 305 223 7060/
A private, not-for-profit organization will continue its dedication to enriching our community by promoting education and South Florida agriculture while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement.


Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival

Where: throughout Coconut Grove
When: 1st weekend June
Tel & website: 305 448 9501/
Who needs to go to the Bahamas. This Miami event brings the Bahamas to Miami over a three day event including music and food.

International Mango Festival

Where: Fairchild Tropical Garden 10901 Old Cutler Road, at SW 101st Street, South Miami
When: 2nd weekend July
Tel & website: 305 667 1651/

Miami Spice Restaurant Month

Where: throughout Miami
When: Aug-Sept

During August and September, Miami Spice bring a Miami event that features top restaurants, offering three-course meals (Lunches $19 or $23, Dinners $33 or $39) featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs.


Festival Miami

Where: University of Miami, Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, at San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables
When: 4-6wks from mid Sept
Tel & website: 305 284 4940/
This Miami event brings a Premier Live Music Festival—provides world-class musical programming in diverse styles to all of South Florida.

Junior Orange Bowl Festival

Where: throughout Miami-Dade County
When: Oct-Jan
Tel & website: 305 662 1210/
Known as “The Largest International Youth Sports and Arts Festival,” the Junior Orange Bowl Youth Festival blossomed in 1948 when the first Junior Orange Bowl Parade traveled through beautiful downtown Coral Gables and become and important Miami events.

Columbus Day Regatta

Where: Biscayne Bay
When: mid Oct
Tel & website: 305 858 3320/

Miami Book Fair

Where: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue, at NE 3rd Street, Downtown

When: mid Nov

Tel & website: 305 237 3258/
This Miami event features six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.

South Beach Comedy Festival

Where: various venues
When: mid-Jan
South Beach comedy week is guaranteed to bring laughs and smiles.

Ocean Drive Volleypalooza

Where: Ocean Drive & 8th Street, South Beach
When: early Feb
Tel & website: 305 532 2544/
This Miami event brings all those fit young people out for a sexy volleyball tournament. For two days watch models from the world’s top agencies get down and dirty in the South Beach sand.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Where: throughout Coconut Grove
When: 3rd weekend Feb
Tel & website: 305 447 0401/

What began in 1963 as an intimate “clothes line” art show featuring a handful of artists and a few thousand onlookers as part of a promotion for the Coconut Grove Playhouse’s production of Irma la Douce has transformed itself into South Florida’s most successful arts festival.



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