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January 2020

South Beach Jazz Festival

4-6 January / Venues across Miami Beach

The third annual South Beach Jazz Festival is truly a unique music event, featuring talented musicians from around the world, with most of the performances also showcasing the artistry of at least one person with a disability.

Nite Hike

9 January / Deering Estate, Palmetto Bay

Explore Deering Estate’s backwoods on foot during this guided walking tour. It’s especially beautiful during sunset and you’ll end your night toasting marshmallows around the campfire.

Miami Jewish Film Festival

10-24 January / Venues across Miami

Founded in 1996, this festival has grown and grown. Hosted by the Miami Jewish Film Society, the 2019 edition will once again include a huge range of screenings at various locations throughout Miami.

Wodapalooza

17 January / Bayfront Park

Lifestyle and fitness enthusiasts are invited to come and take part in this hugely popular annual Miami competition held in the city’s Bayfront Park, with a core focus on celebrating fitness, community, and life.

Art Deco Weekend

18-20 January / Venue TBC

Miami’s distinctive architecture and design style is celebrated during Art Deco Weekend, which commemorate the city’s beautiful facades with over 80 events including live music, lectures, walking tours, a fashion show and art exhibitions.

Miami Antique, Design and Art Show

18-20 January / Miami Airport Convention Center

This annual event features more than 100 exhibitors and antique art dealers offering antiques and vintage decorative arts. Exhibitors will showcase works representing design movements from the 17th, 18th, and 19th and 20th centuries.

Life in Color Festival

19 January / RC Cola Plant, Wynwood

The self-proclaimed world’s largest paint party returns to Miami, with the usual EDM superstars and rappers set to perform in front of large crowds of revellers.

Coconut Grove Food & Wine Festival

19 January / Biscayne Bay

With beautiful Biscayne Bay as the backdrop, this festival invites visitors to try samples from the Grove’s famous chefs, finest restaurants and caterers. There are also culinary demos, fine wines and spirits tastings, rum bars and craft beer.

International Chocolate Festival

25-27 January / Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables

For three full days, the spotlight falls on the beloved cocoa bean. Guests can taste samples from artisan chocolatiers, sit in on lectures and participate in demonstrations.

Pegasus World Cup

26 January / Gulfstream Park

This million dollar horse race comes to Gulfstream Park, where there’s numerous exciting races to watch, as well as world class live music hosted by some of the industry’s biggest DJ names.

Coral Gables Festival of the Arts

26-27 January / Downtown Coral Gables

Featuring more than 200 fine art and craft vendors, this is the perfect opportunity to explore Miami during one of the most beautiful times of the year. There’ll also be food, beer, cooking demonstrations and a kids’ zone.

Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

27 January / AmericanAirlines Arena, Downtown Miami

Now in its 17th year, the run winds through the city’s most scenic neighbourhoods, from Bayfront Park to Coconut Grove and Key Biscayne, all against the backdrop of cheering supporters the whole way round.

February 2020

Wigwood

1-3 February / Various venues

Miami’s explosive queer festival is back – with a twist. On day one the city’s drag and queer culture take to the sea via a 300-person boat around Biscayne Bay. The next two days features parties attended by the all-stars of Miami’s drag scene.

Miami International Map Fair

2-3 February / HistoryMiami Museum

At America’s largest map fair, visitors are invited to recall the simple pleasures of thumbing through an atlas, spinning a globe and seeing colourful antique versions.

Miami International Boat Show

14-18 February / Miami Marine Stadium

Whether you want to gawk, check out some marine gear or even buy a yacht, this show is the place to be. VIP passes are available, offering access to an exclusive tent with complimentary rosé.

III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival

15-17 February / Mana Wynwood Convention Center, Wynwood

Now in its sixth year, this festival moves to the winter in 2019 to avoid the Hurricane season. Headliners will include A$AP Rocky, SZA, Beach House, Tyler, the Creator, James Blake and many more.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

16-18 February / Peacock Park, Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove comes alive with music, food and art by over 260 artists for this hugely popular, family-friendly, outdoor festival held over Presidents’ Day Weekend.

Gay8 Festival

17 February / Venue TBC

For the fourth year in a row, Gay8 takes to the streets of Little Havana for a one-day festival celebrating Miami’s Latino LGBTQ culture. Expect food, art, music and more.

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

20-24 February / Venues across Miami

Celebrity chefs and hungry guests take to the sands of South Beach for Miami’s biggest food festival. Prepare for a week’s worth of burger battles, tasting villages and more calories than you can shake a cake at.

March 2020

Miami Film Festival

1-10 March / Miami Dade College

Now into its 35th year, this festival showcases the best of world cinema, with top class screenings, plus scores of writers, directors and actors competing across six categories for coveted prizes.

Asian Culture Festival

2-3 March / Fruit & Spice Park

This popular annual festival features Asian crafts, art, and exotic music and dance, along with a mouth-watering selection of authentic Far Eastern cuisine.

Miami Sailing Week

4-10 March / Biscayne Bay, Coconut Grove

For the 9th year running, competitors from across the globe will go sail to sail and hull to hull at this prestigious regatta off the shores of Miami in the pristine waters of Biscayne Bay.

Youth Music Festival

9 March / North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach

One of Miami’s newest festivals, this event offers a platform for young, budding musicians to showcase their talents in front of an enthusiastic audience of music lovers – and of course proud parents.

Calle Ocho Festival

10 March / Venue TBC

Miami’s biggest street fair sees thousands of revellers gather each year to celebrate Latin pride. There are eight stages featuring a variety of live performances, plus all the pork and arepas you can eat.

Flamenco Festival Miami

13-17 March / Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

For Miami’s 12th annual Flamenco Festival, legendary Spanish dancer Sara Baras returns to the Arsht Center to captivate spectators with her fabulous footwork, along with a whole roster of other top class performers.

Miami Open

18-31 March / Key Biscayne

Come and enjoy one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world where the finest names the sport has to offer will compete for one of its most prestigious prizes.

Ultra Music Festival

29 March-1 April / Venue TBC

Miami Music Week’s biggest event—the longest-running dance festival in the U.S.—celebrates its 20th anniversary with three days of DJ sets, performances and celebrity appearances.

April 2019

Miami Beach Gay Pride

1-7 April / Ocean Drive

Marking its 10th anniversary with an extended week-long celebration, this year’s Pride event will see two grand marshals and lots more surprises across Ocean Drive and its surroundings.

Chef Battle Fort Lauderdale

4 April / The Hideaway, Fort Lauderdale

The inaugural edition of this culinary contest will see local chefs battle for gastronomic glory and the title of Fort Lauderdale’s Best Chef. There’s also live entertainment, foodie tasters, a bar and the chance to meet competing chefs.

Sprung Beer Festival

6 April / The Wynwood Marketplace

Celebrating the best local brews in South Florida, this one-day event returns to Wynwood for 2019 promising more than 300 breweries, as many beer sample as you can handle, and plenty of delicious food too.

Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival

6-7 April / Miami-Dade County Parks

Gorge on grilled, smoked and sauce-slathered dishes from an array of South Florida restaurants while exploring Fruit and Spice Park’s 37-acres of botanical gardens and parkland. There’s also live blues bands along with pony rides for the kids.

Tortuga Music Festival

12-14 April / Fort Lauderdale Beach Park

The sixth annual Tortuga Music Festival will once again feature country, rock and roots favourites in front of a huge gathered audience on Fort Lauderdale’s beachside. Proceeds go towards raising awareness about the state of the world’s oceans.

Naked Men’s Yoga+Tantra

13 April / Miami Beach

Designed as a safe space for GBTQ men to deepen their connection to self and community, this warm and welcoming event invites participants to connect with one another through breath and partner yoga.

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

18-28 April / South Beach & Miami-Dade County

Now in its 20th year, the internationally acclaimed Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival returns for 10 day of screening more than 65 films across town. Genres range from comedies, romance and musicals to thrillers, Westerns and dramas.

May 2019

Miami Museum Month

1-31 May / Venues across Miami

Dozens of Miami’s top museums open their doors to the public who can explore them free of charge for the entire month of May. Perennial favourites include the Perez Art Museum Miami and Miami Children’s Museum.

INFILTRATE

2 May / Fontainebleau Miami Beach

This one-day conference focuses on offensive security issues, with ground-breaking researchers demonstrating innovative techniques that can help prevent computer and network exploitation.

SunFest Music and Arts Festival

2-5 May / Downtown West Palm Beach

Founded in 1982, Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival is held annually in downtown West Palm Beach and attracts more than 130,000 visitors each year with its relaxed atmosphere and impressive line-up of performers.

Redland International Orchid Show

17-18 May / Redland Fruit & Spice Park, Homestead

Come and enjoy the largest annual orchid show in the US, featuring educational exhibits, a wide array of orchid and plant vendors, lectures, delectable foodie treats, and the chance to win prizes in numerous raffles.

Memorial Day Air and Sea Show

25-26 May / Miami Beach

This two-day national salute to America’s war heroes treats spectators to a world class air & sea show, a patriotic concert featuring top musical talent, and spectacular star-spangled fireworks.

Wellness and Wines Series

28 May / Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines

Investigating Roots of Health, this event invites visitors to taste spring-inspired wines, learn what lifestyles trigger genes to express in certain ways, and what we can do to help tame dysfunction and discomfort.

June 2019

American Black Film Festival

12-16 June / Miami Beach

Take a peek at the bold and bright future of black cinema during the American Black Film Festival, where industry leaders gather for a week of networking, education and media consumption.

Whiteout Miami Weekend

14 June / Venues across Miami

One of the most eagerly awaited events on Miami’s social calendar, the 7th annual All White Yacht Party takes place on a stunning superyacht featuring 3 levels of music, 3 bars, a VIP Lounge and panoramic views to die for.

Redland Summer Fruit Festival

22 June / Fruit & Spice Park, Homestead

Kick off the season with an assortment of South Florida’s sweetest all-natural treats. Sample local and tropical fruit and take a walking tour of the park throughout the weekend.

July 2019

Miami Spa Month

1 July – 31 August / Venues across Miami

Throughout July & August, spa lovers can find a huge range of great spa deals across Miami, offering the chance to indulge in luxurious treatments at cut-price rates.

4th July Dinner Cruise

4 July / Bayside Marketplace

Celebrate Independence Day in style on an all-Inclusive Fireworks & Dinner Cruise aboard a luxury yacht featuring an open sky deck from which to enjoy the fireworks.

Florida Supercon

4-7 July / Miami Convention Center

Florida’s biggest annual convention for all things comic-book culture returns for 2019, complete with celebrities appearances, rare merchandise, panels, film screenings, Q&As and plenty more.

Miami Swim Week

11-16 July / Venues across Miami

Art Deco swimming pools and beachside catwalks make the perfect backdrop for this annual fashion extravaganza that coincides with SwimShow, the world’s largest swimwear trade show.

Bahamas Independence Festival

12-14 July / Wynwood Arts District

Celebrate 47 years of Bahamas Independence with the hottest Caribbean DJs, live performances, lashings of authentic Bahamian food, a live Junkanoo band, and more.

International Mango Festival

13-14 July / Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

For mango lovers, South Florida’s tropical fruit season is a time to celebrate as the exotic juicy stone fruit comes into its own. Each July, this occasion is marked at a fun-packed festival featuring tastings, lectures, cooking classes and no shortage of juicy mangoes to take home with you. The event also sees local restaurants, bars serve up a mouth-watering assortment of mango-themed dishes and cocktails.

No Sleep South Beach

19-21 July / South Beach

The sixth annual No Sleep South Beach weekend is the perfect chance to soak up everything South Beach is famous for, especially when it comes to its nightlife, with partying at the beach, clubs and even aboard a luxury yacht.

MegaRumba

20-21 July / The Wynwood Marketplace

This free-to-enter Latin Music Festival is one of the most eagerly awaited events on Miami’s cultural calendar, inviting revellers to celebrate Latin culture through live musical acts, unique arts & crafts vendors, delicious food trucks, bars serving speciality Latin-themed cocktails, and live dancing.

Miami Salsa Congress

24 July / Venues across Miami

The hip-shaking, arm-swaying dance of salsa is celebrated at this 4-day event, which features the world’s top salsa talent, along with pool parties, evening galas, dance workshops and live concerts.

South Beach Mango Festival

27-28 July / Lummus Park

Yet another Miami mango extravaganza comes to Miami for 2019, with the inaugural edition boasting a farmers’ market, tasting demos, a kids’ area and much more.

International Ballet Festival

28 July-19 August / Venues across Miami

This acclaimed festival provides a platform for more than 20 ballet companies and 100 dancers from around the world who perform in front of captivated crowds of ballet lovers.

August 2019

Venezuelan Food Wine & Spirits Festival

August / Revo Entertainment Center, Doral

This vibrant annual Venezuelan culinary fest features an array of drinks, dancing and, of course, all the delicious Latin American cuisine you can stomach.

Miami Spice

1 August-30 September / Venues across Miami

Local foodies flock to this two-month event, which sees Miami restaurants offering hundreds of discounted dining options around town, including some of the city’s most exclusive eateries.

African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida

3-5 August / Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Miami Beach

Enjoy African and Caribbean dance, drum, African folklore storytelling, face painting, music workshops, and plenty more at this family-friendly multicultural arts festival.

National Rum Day Fest

16 August / The Confidante Hotel, Miami Beach

Rum lovers in Miami have the ultimate cause for excitement thanks to this one-day festival that invites visitors to explore an entire world of rum, complete with tastings, demos and more.

Miami Mojito March

17 August / Venues across Miami

Come and enjoy a grand total of eight editions of the classic rum cocktail – all included in your ticket – as you explore eight of Miami’s best bars during this all-day mojito adventure.

Coconut Grove Food and Wine Festival

17 August / Regatta Park

Get ready to indulge at this popular annual event, where guests can experience some of the area’s top restaurants in a casual setting. Throughout the day there’ll be a Harley Davidson motorcycle show, live music, a kid’s zone, and more.

IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival

17 August / Miami Dade College Koubek Memorial Center

This one-day festival celebrates the unique cultural fusion that is Afro-Cuban dance, with dazzling choreography, workshops, a children’s camp, and an academic conference to enjoy.

Urban Film Festival

30 August-1 September / Venues across Miami

Young creatives looking for a path into the film industry should head to this three-day event that’s specifically designed to support rising filmmakers through screenings, workshops, panels, and other activities.

September 2019

Miami Fashion Film Festival

September / Venues across Miami

Catch this weekend-long event that celebrates the cross-sections of film and couture, screening classic fiction, documentary and experimental works.

Family Fun 5k Run/Walk

7 September / Vista View Park

Participants will converge for a 5K run/walk, plus health screenings, mini sports clinics, fitness classes, presentations, food demos, and interactive zones with bounce houses, obstacle courses and rock climbing.

LGBTQ Cuba Takeover

9-14 September / Port of Miami

The 2019 edition of this popular event invites guests to spend 5 nights at sea off the coast of Miami, with a whole host of themed events, not to mention an open bar and 24-hour room service, for entertainment.

Auto Show

12 September / Ocean Drive

Dedicated to JDM cars and rally racing, this annual autoshow welcomes car enthusiasts from all over the world who come to exhibit their dazzling automobiles.

Marine and Tropical Art Festival and Craft Show

14 September / South Florida Fairgrounds

Marine, tropical and nature artists and craftsmen descend on the South Florida Fairgrounds to exhibit photography, acrylic and oil paintings, serigraphy, watercolour, jewellery, pottery, woodcarving, furniture, and more.

Florida Marine Flea Market & BBQ Festival

14 September / South Florida Fairgrounds

Bargain hunters seeking deals can visit marine booths as vendors exhibit and sell their nautical and marine related merchandise and services during this two-day festival.

Blue Lagoon Healing Arts Experience Festival

14 September / Blue Lagoon Farm

Designed to encourage the local wellness entrepreneurship and healing through art, this event features talks, exhibits, and products relating to all matters of the mind, body and soul.

Riverwalk Fall Festival

21 September / Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale

Celebrate the Fall season with free hayrides, live entertainment, character meet & greets, a pumpkin patch with free decorating station, music, crafts, games, contests, and plenty more.

Vets & Brews

26 September / Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Co

This monthly gathering of South Florida veterans and military service members is the perfect place to rally with fellow veterans, network, reminisce and enjoy top notch crafted beer.

Wise, Wild & Sacred Feminine Dance Retreat

28 September / Saraswati Sacred Temple

The global sisterhood continues to come together to help women fulfill their potential. Held in the impressive surroundings of Sarawati’s Sacred Temple in South Miami, women are invited to take part in a magical weekend where they can nurture themselves, reconnect with their inner fire, and achieve a deeper connection to their mind and bodies, all through the medium of dance.

October 2019

Jewelers International Showcase

4-7 October / Miami Beach Convention Center

Now in its fourth decade, this trade-only jewellery “buying and selling” event brand is specifically timed to meet the seasonal buying needs of retailers from Latin America, the Caribbean, the US, and beyond.

Luminosa! Festival of Lights

5 October-8 January / Jungle Island

Featuring giant hand-crafted silk lanterns being waved across Jungle Island’s lush 18 acres of parkland, this ancient Chinese festival paints a magical story of the jungle, its wildlife, birds, blooms and the beautiful Biscayne Bay.

Wharftoberfest

5-6 October / The Wharf Miami

Come and celebrate the 200 year Oktoberfest tradition alongside the historic Miami River, which pays tribute to German traditions with live music, entertainment, food, and lashings of beer.

Occupy Miami Carnival Weekend

11-13 October / South Beach

Hip-Hop, Reggae, Soca and Afrobeats are just some of the popular musical genres on display at this pumping annual carnival weekend. All access party passes are available for $150.

Grovetoberfest

12 October / Regatta Park

Visitors can indulge in a vast and diverse selection of over 400 craft beers, as well as enjoying live music and a VIP area at one of Miami’s biggest and best beer and music festivals

Miami Broward Carnival

13 October / Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition

One of Miami’s most vibrant events, this colourful street parade features over 10 mass bands, along with competitions, food, drinks, arts and crafts vendors, and plenty more.

Florida Hempfest

12-13 October / Historic Virginia Key Beach Park

Visitors from far and wide come together to celebrate the power of hemp. There are special guest speakers, chefs specialising in CBD, activists, neurologists and medical professionals in the field of cannabis, as well as live music and tons of food.

South Florida Seafood Festival

19-20 October / Miami Marine Stadium

Featuring the freshest, tastiest delicacies of the sea, this annual festival celebrates all things seafood and waterfront living culture. Visitors can expect Caribbean beats, family fun zones, mojito bars, gourmet chef demonstrations, mouth-watering food, and more.

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

26-27 October / Peacock Park

This magical festival plays host to a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including a pumpkin patch with 2,500 pumpkins to pick from, a cornstalk maze, a dress-your-own scarecrow village, and carnival rides for all ages.

November 2019

Miami International Auto Show

1-10 November / Miami Beach Convention Center

One of the biggest events on the car industry calendar, the Miami Auto Show showcases new vehicles from manufacturers from around the world. Other highlights will include the Memory Lane exhibition, featuring antique and classic vehicles from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Seed Food And Wine Festival

7-10 November / The Warehouse at Magic City Innovation District

The first plant-based food and wine festival in the country, this event offers delicious vegan foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, lifestyle products and companies, speakers, chefs, celebrities and authors, while focusing on raising health awareness.

Miami Beach Pop Festival

8 November / Lummus Park

This large multi-genre music festival invites all comers to share moments of joy and inspiration through live music, all surrounded by the iconic art deco scenery of Ocean Drive.

Miami Smooth Jazz Festival

9-10 November / The Miami Zoo

Smooth Jazz and R&B artists will descend on the grounds of Zoo Miami on Veteran’s Day Weekend for two dazzling days of dulcet tones across live music stages.

Miami Home Yard & Patio Show

15-17 November / Miami Airport Convention Center

This annual show is dedicated to the accessories and back yard paraphernalia that are so popular across residential America, including a Grill & BBQ area, outdoor furniture, pools & spas, and plenty more. Kids under 3 go free.

United First Responders Music Fest

16 November / Regatta Park

A unique music festival, this event features live bands and performances by professional police officers and firefighters. The festival also hosts a police and fire exhibition.

Bucklers Craft Fair Harvest Miami

16-17 November / Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition

Back for 2019, Bucklers Craft Fair Harvest Miami will once again display a huge assortment of creative products including paintings, framework, craft pieces, antiques, sculptures and much more.

Miami Gun Show

16-17 November / Miccosukee Resort & Gaming

Hosted by the largest gun show promoter in Florida, this event is a one-stop shop for visitors keen to peruse an enormous array of new, used & antique firearms, ammunition, holsters, hunting gear, and more.

Miami Book Fair International

17-24 November / Miami Dade College

Bringing together over 300 renowned national and international authors, this popular festival offers a weeklong celebration of all things literary and includes pavilions for translation, comics, children, and young adults.

Vizcaya Ball

23 November / Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

A staple of the Miami social scene, the Vizcaya Ball raises funds for the preservation of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a National Historic Landmark, complete with red carpet entrance, live entertainment, an elegant dinner, and a spectacular fireworks display.

December 2019

Junior Orange Bowl Parade

1 December / Downtown Coral Gables

Visitors can come and witness the 71st Annual Junior Orange Bowl Parade, designed to celebrate the local community and its active youth down the streets of Coral Gables, with colourful floats and a marching band.

Art Basel

4-8 December / Miami Beach Convention Center

Offering a premier platform for renowned artists and galleries from across the US and beyond, this prestigious annual art show is a major highlight on the annual arts industry calendar.

Red Dot Art Fair

4-8 December / Mana Wynwood Convention Center

Now in its 14th year, this contemporary art fair in the heart of Miami features the world’s leading galleries, as well as exhibitors showcasing over 500 leading contemporary artists including includes Art Labs, events, and informative Art Talks focused on collecting.

Design Miami

4-8 December / Miami Beach Convention Center

Taking place alongside Miami’s Art Basel fairs each December, Design Miami brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce.

Pulse Miami

5-8 December / Indian Beach Park

This event provides the international community of galleries with a dynamic platform for connecting with a global audience, offering an engaging environment to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.

Miami Street Photography Festival

5-8 December / HistoryMiami Museum

Taking place during Art Basel Week, this festival features various street photography exhibitions and public programs by professional and emerging photographers. Once again the main event will be a street photography competition with contenders from across the globe.

Rakastella

7-8 December / Virginia Key Beach Park

A 17-hour sunset to sunrise music festival, this event features a top class line-up of musical acts including underground DJs, as well as immersive décor and a beautiful setting.

Vive Miami Fest

14-15 December / Mana Wynwood Convention Center

Billed as the biggest festival in Florida dedicated to reggaeton and trap music, Vive Miami brings together over 20 artists, including both emerging and established acts, for 2 days of top notch sounds.

New Year’s Eve at Bayfront Park

31 December / Bayfront Park

The largest New Year’s Eve celebration in South Florida comprises a huge street party and fireworks, with tens of thousands joining the celebration to see in the year in style.