Please check local listings for
updates and schedule changes.
Orange Bowl Classic. Early-January This annual college bowl
game is now hosted at Pro Player Stadium. (305)371-4600
Indian Arts Festival. Late-December to Early-January.
This Miccosukee Indian festival features arts and crafts plus
traditional foods. For information call (305) 223-8380
Art Deco Weekend. Mid-January A street festival featuring
Art Deco displays and tours of the historic district. Hosted
along Ocean Drive in South Beach. (305) 672-2014
Taste of the Grove. Mid-January Top South Florida chefs
present their creations at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove.
Beaux Arts Festival of the Arts. Late-January This University
of Miami juried art show is hosted each year at the Lowe Art
Museum. (305) 284-3603
places for shopping, restaurants, and fabulous beaches is all
in a day's stroll in Miami. But, this magic city has a new pulse
that hugs the nightlife with the groovy sounds of Jazz. Groovin' High to the Sounds of Jazz in Miami
International Map Fair. Hundreds of antique maps from around
the world are a cartographer's dream each year at the Historical
Museum of South Florida.
Coconut Grove Art Festival. Mid-February. Showcases artists
from all over the country, also food and music. For information
call (305) 447-0401.
Miami International Boat Show and Sailboat Show. Mid-February.Find
the watercraft of your dreams at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Miami International Film Festival. The Film Society of
Miami shows independent foreign and American films each year
at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. For information
call (305) 377-3456
Home Design and Remodeling Show. Early February. Florida's
largest collection of the finest home furniture, accessories,
decorating, remodeling, interior design, architecture and many
home improvement services. Located in the Coconut Grove Convention
Miami provides the perfect destination
for creating the perfect distinct
tropical Miami decorations for special events and weddings.
Miami Grand Prix. Early-March. World famous car race,
hosted at the Homestead Motorsports Complex.
Feast With The Beasts. Early-March. Fundraiser, black
tie affair featuring a music-filled night amid the wilds of
Metrozoo's animal exhibits, with fabulous food and drinks from
many of South Florida's finest restaurants and drink suppliers.
Doral Ryder Open Golf Tournament. Early-March. Top pro
golfers compete in this international event.
Dade County Youth Fair and Exposition. Carnival rides,
food, music, and student displays hosted at the FairExpo Center.
For information call (305) 223-7060.
Carnival Miami Festival. Early March. A week of Latin
celebrations with food, music, dance, parades and fireworks.
For information call (305) 644-8888.
Calle Ocho Open House. Early March. Culmination of the
festival with a big street party on SW 8th Street, in the heart
of the Cuban district.
Lipton Tennis Championship. Mid-March. World prestigious
South Beach Film Festival. Early-April. Eclectic films from around
the world presented each year at the Colony Theatre.
Italian Renaissance Festival. Relive the Renaissance period
at the beautiful Vizcaya. For more information call (305)579-2708
Arabian Nights Festival. Early-May. A unique festival hosted
each year in the Opa-Locka community. For more information please
call (305) 688-4611.
Coconut Grove Bed Race. Mid-May A hilarious and quite
silly race that is a wonderful fund raiser for charities. Runs
from Peacock Park through the streets of Coconut Grove.
Miami International Home & Garden Show. Late-May.
Located in Miami Beach Convention Center, for more information
please call (305) 666-5944/673-7311.
Great Sunrise Balloon Race. Late-May. A delightful assortment
of hot-air balloons grace the sky each year over Homestead. For
more information call (305) 596-9040.
Festival. Early June.
Celebration of Bahamian heritage in Coconut Grove. For more information
contact (305) 372-9966.
South Florida Boat Show. Mid-June. Find the watercraft
of your dreams at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
America's Birthday Bash. July 4. Concert and fireworks display
celebrating American independence at Bayfront Park.
4th of July Extravaganza. July 4. Fireworks display and
concert on the grounds of the Biltmore Hotel.
International Mango Festival. Early-July. Presented by
Fairchild Tropical Garden, for more information call (305) 667-1651.
Colombian Festival. Mid-July. A celebration of Colombian
Everglades Music and Crafts Festival. Late-July. Native
American bands perform, plus crafts and food. For more information
call (305) 223-8380.
Annual Miami Reggae Festival. Early August. Top bands come from all
over for this annual festival hosted at Bayfront Park.
Miami Home Design &
Remodeling Show. Labor
Day Weekend. A plethora of products for the home; furniture,
accessories, home improvement products, landscaping and services.
Hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Festival Miami. Mid-September. The University of Miami
School of Music hosts a series of concerts annually.
Florida Marine Aquarium Show. Late September. On display
are tanks filled with fish, corals, etc, that are maintained
by amateurs and professionals.
West Indian American
Day Carnival Extravaganza.
Early-October. A Caribbean Mardi Gras. For information call (305)
Caribbean Carnival. Early October. Street Festival complete
with costumes, steel bands and parades celebrating the Caribbean.
Presented by the Consulate of Trinidad and Tobago. For information
call (305) 653-1877
Hispanic Heritage Festival. This celebration that lasts
the whole month commemorates the discovery of the Americas, and
the role Hispanics have played development of the U.S. It takes
place in different locations throughout Miami-Dade County. For
more information call (305) 541-5023.
Coral Gables Oktoberfest. Mid-October. Food, music, polka
dancing and beer, plus kids activities. Sponsored by Mozart Stube
Columbus Day Regatta. A sailboat race from Coconut Grove
to the Keys, coupled with a hedonistic floating party after dark.
For information call (305) 876-0818.
International Women's Show. Late-October or Early-November.
Hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Metroboo. Late-October. A family oriented seasonal celebration
Ramble-A Garden Festival. Early-November. Presented by Fairchild
Tropical Garden. Annual gardening festival with plants, garden
accessories and activities for the whole family. For information
please call (305) 667-1651.
South Florida Auto Show. Early-November. The latest car
models on display for auto enthusiasts at the Miami Beach Convention
South Miami Art Festival. Early-November. Hosted along
Sunset Drive in South Miami. For information call (305)661-1621.
Jiffy Lube Miami. Mid-November. The season-ending NASCAR
race, hosted at the Homestead Motorsports Complex.
Miami Bookfair International. Mid-November. Cultural event
promoting awareness of literature and books for people of all
ages. Hosted at Miami-Dade Community College. For more information
November Home Show. Mid-November. Located in Miami, for
more information call (305) 666-5944.
Harvest Festival. Late-November. Craft booths, historical
re-enactments, musical entertainment, antique automobiles and
more at the FairExpo Center.
Check out the annual BLESSINGS!
Jazz Jam for the Homeless featuring local Jazz musicians.
Puerto Rican Festival. Late-November. Celebrates Puerto
Rican cultural heritage at Bayfront Park.
Miami Lakes Country Holiday and Crafts Show. Late-November.
Craftsmen from throughout Florida exhibit their work. There's
also country and western entertainment. For more information
call (305) 817-4006.
World's Largest Indoor
Flea Market. Mid-December.
Claiming to be the world's largest, this event features over
1,000 booths filled with merchandise at the Miami Beach Convention
King Mango Strut. Late-December. A light-hearted parody
of a the Orange Bowl parade down the streets Coconut Grove.
The Nutcracker. Late-December. Performed annually by the
Miami City Ballet at the Jackie Gleason Theater and other South
Junior Orange Bowl Festival. The children's version of
the Orange Bowl celebrations. It features arts and crafts shows
and sports competitions. For information contact (305) 662-1210.
Santa's Enchanted Forest. Through Early-January. Tropical
Park becomes a brightly-lit winter wonderland each season.
Orange Bowl Parade. December 31. A Miami tradition since
1939, this themed parade marches down Biscayne Boulevard in downtown
Miami each year.
Big Orange New Year's Eve Celebration. December 31. Just
like the Times Square Ball Drop, but using a really big orange
and with much warmer weather. Hosted at Bayfront Park.
WOW! Can you
imagine a museum in Miami, Florida totally dedicated to Jazz,
America's artform? Sounds exciting! There is a wonderful story
rooted in the Jazz tradition that is part of this city's history
and is waiting to be told. Support the Miami
initiative. Connect with Miami Jazz Museum on Facebook:
exhibicion interactiva que invita al publico que participe y
sea parte de su experiencia de improvisar con musica, tambores,
congas, instrumentos percusivos, baile, exhibicion de fotos y
arte celebrando la historia de diferentes estilos de musica.