Summer is in full swing, August in Miami is hot and humid, afternoon showers are not uncommon and actually welcomed to bring a bit of relief from the blistering sun.
This is a great time to enjoy the beaches, waterparks and any water-related activities. If you have been putting off that scuba certification, grab your mask and fins and get down here, our beautiful reefs are calling!
To escape the muggy weather outside and indulge in some well-deserved TLC, Miami Spa Month continues until the end of the month, with simple to the most cutting edge Spa treatments around, all without breaking the bank and Miami Spice brings the best of the culinary best in Miami, with some amazing offers at the city's top eateries.
For two full months, Miami Spa Month features a world of indulgence and relaxation at some of our internationally renowned spas with incredible savings for everyone with packages starting at only $99.
So get ready to unwind, our unique and diverse treatments await.. mango body scrubs... organic fusion facials... the Miami Mojito Massagge... the Beach Beautiful Package... this is the month to experience it all!
More info: Check this year's spa deals and resort packages at www.miamispamonth.com.
Treat yourself! It's restaurant month in Miami! During August and September, the city's top eateries showcase their signature dishes and award winning chefs with incredible 3-course set lunch or dinner packages that make it easy and affordable for all to try the best of Miami's delectable cuisine.
Luxury Dining Set Prices: Lunch $23, Dinner $39
Fine Dining Set Prices: Lunch $19, Dinner $33
More info: Check this year's participating restaurants at www.ilovemiamispice.com.
The Miami New Times' Iron Fork Culinary Competition and Tasting event is the kick-off event to this year's Miami Spice.
Competing for the Iron Fork Award will be two of the region's finest chefs, each starting off with a basket of foodstuffs to create their own magic in front of a panel of local celebrity chefs.
In addition to admission to this culinary extravaganza, each of the 45 restaurants participating in Miami Spice will be having tastings, a great way to get to sample from the best of the best in Miami cuisine and decide what to enjoy for the next two months at considerable savings.
When? Thursday August 1st, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where? Adrienne Arsht Center - Knight Concert Hall (1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132)
How Much? General Admission $40, VIP $75
Tickets and more info from Miami New Times.
Check out Goldstar discounted tickets (must be a Goldstar member, membership is free just sign up!) $33 here.
Must be 21 and older. Beer, wine and spirits will be available for purchase.
When? Friday August 16, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
Where? SunLife Stadium (Formerly Dolphin Stadium), Miami Gardens, Florida
How Much? $57+
When? Friday August 30, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
Where? American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
How Much? $64+
When? July 31 - August 4, 2013 - daily 7:30 pm and added performances Friday through Sunday
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
How Much? Prices vary, from $40
In beautiful Cirque du Soleil fashion, fabulous coreography, elaborate costumes, incredible acrobatics and artistry, a fairy tale story line, all work together to deliver a spectacular performance that is sure to blow you away. Great entertainment for the entire family.
This is a fantastic program conducted by Miami Dade Parks which aims to educate the public about the plight of the sea turtles.
Our beaches are one of the largest nesting grounds for sea turtles every year. Nesting and hatching season is from May through October, when the parks are actively engaged in protecting them.
Come and learn about their activities, the life of the turtles, the constant threats, and then come out to the beach and watch the hatchlings as they are released and quickly dash across the sand and into the ocean.
When? Mainly Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, approx. Mid-July to Mid-September, 2013 - 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
How Much? $10 per participant
You MUST make reservations, which can be made starting July 1st, 2013. Call 305-361-6767 ext. 121
More info: Sea Turtle Awareness Program
On the First Friday of each month, the Miami Science Museum Planetarium opens up for a great night of family fun. The program includes:
This month's Laser Show line up (each show requires one ticket):
8:00pm "Pop" (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm Best of Pink Floyd
10:00pm Led Zeppelin
11:00pm Bob Marley
When? August 2, 2013
Where? Miami Science Museum Planetarium
How Much? Laser Show - Adults $8 Children $4 (includes laser glasses)
More Info: Miami Science Museum Events
When? Tuesday and Wednesday August 6-7, 2013
Where? Sun Life Stadium (Formerly Dolphin Stadium) Miami Gardens, Florida
How Much? $40+
The Dolphins are back with a revamped offensive line up which we get to check out during the PreSeason as they take on the Buccaneers and the Saints at Sun Life Stadium.
First home game of the regular season is on September 22, 2013 when they face-off the Falcons. Get your 2013 Miami Dolphins Season Tickets now!
When? See Pre-Season schedule below
Where? Sun Life Stadium (Formerly Dolphin Stadium) Miami Gardens, Florida
How Much? Individual Pre Season game tickets can be had for as low as $5.
Miami Dolphins Pre-season Home Games at Sun Life Stadium - August 2013
|Saturday August 24, 2013||7:30 p.m.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers Find Tickets|
|Thursday August 29, 2013||7:30 p.m.||New Orleans Saints Find Tickets|
The Miami Marlins are back at splashy Marlins Ballpark with a fresh new line-up and plenty of young talent that bring some exciting prospects for the season.
Don't miss the chance of seeing them live at their plush new quarters! In town this month are the Mets, the Indians, the Giants, Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies.
When? See schedule below
Where? Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue), Miami, Florida 33125
How Much? Individual game tickets can be had for as low as $11. Find Miami Marlins Tickets
Miami Marlins Home Games at Marlins Ballpark - August 2013
|Thursday August 1, 2013||12:40 p.m.||New York Mets|
|Friday August 2, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Cleveland Indians|
|Saturday August 3, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Cleveland Indians|
|Sunday August 4, 2013||1:10 p.m.||Cleveland Indians|
|Friday August 16, 2013||7:10 p.m.||San Francisco Giants|
|Saturday August 17, 2013||7:10 p.m.||San Francisco Giants|
|Sunday August 18, 2013||1:10 p.m.||San Francisco Giants|
|Monday August 19, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Tuesday August 20, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Wednesday August 21, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Thursday August 22, 2013||12:40 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Friday August 23, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Colorado Rockies|
|Saturday August 24, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Colorado Rockies|
|Sunday August 25, 2013||1:10 p.m.||Colorado Rockies|
The second Saturday of every month is the day, or rather night, to visit this great up and coming neighborhood when the District does the "Art Walk".
Galleries are open to the public and host events, many serving refreshments and cocktails.
This entire area of the city is in constant change. It has been fun watching how it keeps evolving as it tries to find its identity. It is for the design and art lovers out there, as well as the well-heeled fashion trotters.
There is the art galleries, design showrooms, gourmet restaurants, and a roster of top-of-the-line fashion houses, all in a thriving compact area.
When? Saturday August 10, 2013 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where? Roughly between 38th St and 42nd St and N. Miami Avenue and NE 2nd Avenue. CAUTION: The area surrounding the Design District is a very doubtful neighborhood, please exercise caution when getting here and back.
How Much? FREE!
More info and Map: www.miamidesigndistrict.net
Like its counterpart at the Miami Design District, Wynwood is an emerging neighborhood in a decaying part of town that has been revitalized and is transforming the art scene in Miami, but this is where the likeness stops.
Wynwood is best known for its street art and splashy murals and over 70 galleries and counting.
On Second Saturdays, the place is on overdrive, crowds come to enjoy their art and their food trucks. A must for street art lovers, but if you are not into crowds, definitely not for you.
When? Saturday August 10, 2013 - 6:00pm to 11:00 pm
Where? Roughly between Biscayne Boulevard and I-95 and NW 36th Street and NW 20th Street. CAUTION: The area surrounding the Wynwood District is a very doubtful neighborhood, please exercise caution when getting here and back.
How Much? FREE
More info and Map: www.wynwoodmiami.com
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