July 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 is here, with simple to the most cutting edge Spa treatments around, all without breaking the bank.
It's America's Birthday! Join in the parties and the celebrations, the 4th of July has long been a family tradition, the hot dogs, outdoor concerts, parades, and a myriad of activities which all culminate with a brilliant splash in the sky.
The 4th of July fireworks in Miami are spectacular, watching the sky lit up above the water in a stunning array of colors and sparks is a mind-blowing and affecting way to end the day, a stirring reflection of what our country stands for.
There are hundreds of celebrations throughout the city, many starting early in the afternoon with family activities, beach games, live music, etc.
Here is more on this year's 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks.
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.
Everything mango at this fun and lively festival: mangos for sale, mango cuisine, mango tastings, mango lectures, mango workshops, hard-to-find mangos, mango auctions, mango merchandise, mango art, mango brunches, and of course, the world's largest display of mangos.
Fun activities for the kids and an International Fruit Market.
When? Saturday and Sunday July 13-14, 2013 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
How Much? $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. Certainly not the cheapest, but proceeds go to support Fairchild, a leader in the conservation of the world's most endangered plants.
Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children.
More Info: www.fairchildgarden.org.
Two performances in South Florida:
When? Tuesday July 9, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
When? Wednesday July 10, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
Where? AmericanAirlines Arena
How Much? $100+
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 The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
10:00pm Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
11:00pm Jimi Hendrix
Midnight Pink Floyd: Echoes
When? July 5, 2013
Where? Miami Science Museum Planetarium
How Much? Laser Show - Adults $8 Children $4 (includes laser glasses)
More Info: Miami Science Museum Events
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 July 13, 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 July 13, 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
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 San Diego Padres, the Atlanta Braves,
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.
Miami Marlins Home Games at Marlins Ballpark - July 2013
|Monday July 1, 2013||7:10 p.m.||San Diego Padres|
|Monday July 8, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Atlanta Braves|
|Tuesday July 9, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Atlanta Braves|
|Wednesday July 10, 2013||12:40 p.m.||Atlanta Braves|
|Friday July 12, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Washington Nationals|
|Saturday July 13, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Washington Nationals|
|Sunday July 14, 2013||1:10 p.m.||Washington Nationals|
|Friday July 26, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Saturday July 27, 2013||7:10 p.m.||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Sunday July 28, 2013||1:10 p.m.||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Monday July 29, 2013||7:10 p.m.||New York Mets|
|Tuesday July 30, 2013||7:10 p.m.||New York Mets|
|Wednesday July 31, 2013||1:10 p.m.||New York Mets|
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