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April 2016 Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

Conch Republic Fest, Beyonce, and Playoffs time!

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Top Miami Events for April 2016

Beyonce, Pearl Jam, the Heat and the Panthers in the Playoffs and the Marlins are back...

April Beach Weather in Miami

Temperatures are picking up and it's time to head out to the beaches!

As the Miami Open comes to a close after two weeks of electrifying tennis, this month brings us to Key West for a one-of-a-kind celebration at the Conch Republic.

The largest LGBT event in Miami is back this year in South Beach with its legendary parade.

For our baseball fans, the Miami Marlins are back at home and ready to swim deep into the NL East!

This Month's Signature Miami Events and Festivals:

The entertainment and performing art scene in April features:

Specially for kids and families:

In the Sports Calendar:

Limited Time hot offers and half-price tickets

$18 Sightseeing Boat Cruise for 1 $35 for 2
Bayside Tour in Miami
90-minute Bayride tour of Biscayne Bay, departs from Bayside
(Reg $26)
$20 Everglades Eco-Adventure Airboat Tour
Everglades Safari Park Airboat Tour
$20 for 1, $39 for 2, Eco-Adventure and Airboat Tour at Everglades Safari Park (Up to 20% Off)

For the following deals you must be a Goldstar member. Goldstar membership is FREE, sign up here.

$40 Harlem Globetrotters
2017 World Tour
Harlem Globetrotters
Sunday February 26, 2017 4:00 pm at the AmericanAirlines Arena
(Reg $73.50)
$17.50 ABBA Tribute: Dancing Dream
ABBA Tribute Discount Tickets
At the Boca Black Box
Friday April 7, 2017
(Reg $35)

Hot Tickets Now On Sale

Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour
Coldplay
Monday August 28, 2017
Lady Gaga
Joanne World Tour
Lady Gaga Miami
Thursday November 30, 2017



The Miami Open, formerly the Sony Tennis Open
March 21 - April 3, 2016

Sony Open In Miami

The world's top tennis players converge in Miami for this two week tournament, a great chance to see all your favorite ones in action!

And on this 2016 edition of the Miami Open, the tournament has announced a special performance of multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran on the evening of Friday, April 1.

Please note the DURAN DURAN concert originally scheduled to take place at Crandon Park on Friday, April 1 has been moved to Bayfront Park Amphitheatre in downtown Miami (301 Biscayne Blvd). Doors will open at 7:00pm and the show will begin promptly at 8:00pm with CHIC featuring NILE RODGERS, who have been added to the show as the Special Guest (opening act).

Those that have already purchased tickets for the concert will receive a full refund and an email with instructions on how to purchase tickets for the new venue if desired.

When? March 21 - April 3, 2016

Where? Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne

How Much? Tickets from $5 for the earlier sessions, Women's Finals from $49+, Men's Finals from $120+ Find Tickets

More on the Miami Open, Getting There, Tips on Attending

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Sprung! Spring Miami Beer Festival - Saturday, April 2, 2016

Sprung Miami Beer Festival

Every spring, thousands of beer enthusiasts gather for a celebration of seasonal brews, delicious food, and live music.

This time around, the festival ratchets up the good times with an even bigger selection of beers to sample, more than 300, from all over the world.

Wynwood is the epicenter of craft beer and naturally home of Sprung! Miami Beer Festival!

When?: Saturday, April 2, 2016

Where?: RC Cola Plant – MANA Wynwood at 550 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

How Much?:

  • General Admission (4pm-7pm) $43.19
  • Beer Socialite (3pm-7pm) $74.84
  • VIP (2:30pm-7pm) $95.94

Check Groupon for 48% off tickets!

More info: www.igotsprung.com

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Longines Global Champions Tour 2016 - April 7 - 10, 2016

Longines Global Champions Tour

Fantastic horses, top riders, $1 million prize money and breathtaking show-jumping action in an even more breathtaking location steps from the ocean in stunning South Beach! The world's premier show jumping series is back for the second time, the first leg of an international 15-city tour and the only one in the United States.

And the best part? It's FREE! A great chance for a glimpse into this elite world and a preview to the Rio Olympics later this year...

This year's fantastic line-up includes the highest ranked national riders, olympic gold medal winners, past Grand Prix winners as well as young stars, socialites and even royalty...

You will recognize some familiar names... Onassis, Bloomberg, Springsteen (as in the Boss)... as their offspring take on the field...

When?: Thursday to Sunday April 7 - 10, 2016

Start of first and last competition of the day:

  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
    **3:15 pm $500,000 Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach: 1.60m (Table A, two rounds against the clock with jump-off)
  • Sunday 11:30am Global Champions League

Where?: On the beach!

Beachgoers are encouraged to gather around the arena on the beach behind The Setai hotel at 2001 Collins Avenue, or on their nearest lifeguard stand.

A temporary public grandstand has been set up along the competition arena, seating is first come first served.

How Much?: FREE

More info and Competition Schedule: www.globalchampionstour.com

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Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival - April 8 - 10, 2016

Gay Pride Parade

This is the largest LGBT event in Miami and certainly a thre-day weekend packed with flashy, bold and spirited events including beach parties, block parties, VIP parties, challenging runs, concerts and live entertainment, the legendary parade, and even a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas.

The Parade is a colossal affair and the crown jewel of the festival, with hundreds of participants and over 35 creative floats showcasing the Spirit of Pride.

The Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade

When?: Sunday, April 10, 2016 parade starts at 12:00 pm

Where?: Along the Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, starting point at 7th Street and Ocean Drive

How Much?: Free along parade route.

More info: www.miamibeachgaypride.com

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Conch Republic Independence Festival
April 22 to May 1, 2016

Conch Republic Independence Celebration

Key West is the place to be this week!

Ten days of Conch block parties, Parades and floats, the Conch Cruiser Car show, the Conch Republic Music Festival, Crafts and Food Fairs, Pub Crawls, a Pirate's Ball, Naval Parades and Battles and of course, a Victory Party...

The Kick-off Party
When? Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Where? Schooner Wharf Bar

Schooner Wharf Wrecker's Cup Race
When? Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 1:00 pm
Where? Viewing from harbor-front hotels and Mallory Square

The Parade
When? Thursday, April 28, 2016 parade starts at 7:00 p.m.
Where? Corner of South Street and Duval, when the parade ends, the party starts at Schooner Wharf Bar.

The Conch Republic Naval Parade and Great Battle
When?Friday, April 29, 2016 - shoreside viewing party starts at 6:00 pm, battle and parade at 7:00 pm
Where? Key West Harbor, Schooner Wharf Bar for the Victory Party and Surrender Ceremony at 9 p.m.

The Conch Republic Pirates' Ball & Pig Roast and Pirate Costume Competition
When? Saturday April 30, 2016 - 7:00 pm
Where? Schooner Wharf Bar on the harborwalk

The Conch Republic Independence Celebration Conch Cruiser Car Show
When? Sunday, May 1, 2016 - noon
Where? Schooner Wharf Bar on the harborwalk

More Info and detailed Schedule of Events: Schooner Wharf Bar and Galley, the Official Headquarters of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration, 202 William Street, Key West or call (305) 292-3302

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SunFest Music and Arts Festival - April 27 - May 1, 2016

SunFest Music and Art Festival

Every year in the spring, the West Palm Beach waterfront becomes the stage of a gigantic party for 5 days with a full lineup of top musical acts, a Fine Art and Crafts competition and exhibition, a 5k race and a stupendous fireworks display on the final day.

This year's performances taking place on three stages will include some great names as it has in the past. The 2016 lineup features Duran Duran, Alabama Shakes, Train, Jason Derulo, ZZ Top, Meghan Trainor, Steve Aoki... and many, many, MANY more!

You can check this year's full lineup.

When?: April 27 - May 1, 2016:

Wednesday and Thursday - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Friday - 5:00pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday - noon to 11:00 pm

Sunday - noon to 9:00 pm Fireworks are at 9:00 pm

Where?: Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront along the Intracoastal Waterway from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue

How Much?: One-Day Pass for Adults $40, Early-Bird (Advance Purchase) $35, $45 at the gate, discounts for children, youth and seniors available as well as multi-day passes and group rates.

For tickets and parking info: www.sunfest.com

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Duran Duran Paper Gods Tour
April 1st 2016

Duran Duran at the Miami Open 2016

When? Friday April 1st, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? Bayfront Park Amphitheatre

How Much? $82+ Find Tickets

Check for $35 Duran Duran discount tickets at Groupon

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Disney On Ice Frozen
March 23 - April 3, 2016

Disney On Ice Frozen  in Miami

Calling all the little princesses! Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, Kristoff and Olaf... they are all back and taking us on their epic adventures and magical songs...

Two South Florida venues, tickets are going fast and likely to be a sell out.

When? March 23 to 27, 2016

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $40+

Find Tickets

When? March 30 to April 3, 2016

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

How Much? $59+

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Ricardo Montaner - Friday, April 8, 2016

Ricardo Montaner in Miami

For one night only:

When?Friday April 8, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? $69+ Find Tickets

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Pearl Jam Ghost Riding Tour 2016
April 8-9, 2016

Pearl Jam in Miami

Two performances at two South Florida locations:

When? Friday, April 8, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $95+ Find Tickets

When? Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

How Much? $101+ Find Tickets

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Pentatonix World Tour 2016 - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pentatonix in South Florida

For one night only:

When? Wednesday April 13, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $40+ Find Tickets

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Meat Loaf - Thursday, April 14, 2016

Meatloaf in South Florida

For one night only:

When? Thursday April 14, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Pompano Beach

How Much? $60+ Find Tickets

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Air Supply - Friday, April 15, 2016

Air Supply in Miami

For one night only:

When?Friday April 15, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? Magic City Casino - 50 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33125

How Much? $158+ Find Tickets

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The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Musical Family Matters - Sunday April 10, 2016

Berenstain Bears Musical

Based on the beloved series of children's books, the Berenstain Bears come to life on stage, singing, dancing and just having a honey of a good time. Of course, Mother Bear is there to help her brood overcome some Family Matters: Brother Bear needs to get his grades up; Sister Bear needs help making new friends; and Papa Bear needs to take a serious break from the junk food.

When? Sunday April 10, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Where? Lauderhill Performing Arts Center at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill

How Much? $22.20 $11.00

More Info and Tickets: Discount tickets for selected performances $22.20 $11.00 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up.

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Disney's Choo Choo Soul - Saturday, April 16, 2016

Disneys Choo Choo Soul in South Florida

Aimed at toddlers to 6-year-olds, the Choo-Choo Soul train will be rolling into the station for an exciting live adaptation of Disney Junior's short-form video show.

They'll be grooving to tunes from the Choo-Choo Soul songbook, a selection of hip-hop beats all about the ABCs and 123s.

When? Saturday April 16, 2016

Where? Parker Playhouse at 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

How Much? $25 $10

More Info and Tickets: Discount tickets for selected performances $25 $10.00 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up.

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The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
Master Quest
- Saturday, April 16, 2016

Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Journey back to the land of Hyrule with Master Quest, the next chapter in the acclaimed world tour, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. Master Quest is a never-before seen or heard multimedia concert experience featuring a live 56-piece orchestra, 20 person choir and a larger than life video presentation that celebrates The Legend of Zelda!

When?Saturday April 16, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

How Much? $35+ Find Tickets

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Shrek the Musical: Your Favorite Ogre Live on Stage
April 15 - 24, 2016

Shrek The Musical in South Florida

Throwing just about every fairy tale ever told into a blender, Shrek the Musical is a hip and funny mashup that follows a very unlikely hero who teams up with a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who's anything but a damsel in distress. Together they take on the short-tempered bad guy Lord Farquaad and save their fairy-tale kingdom.

When? Selected Dates from April 15 - 24, 2016

Where? William T. Dwyer Theater, 13601 Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

How Much? $27 $13.50

More Info and Tickets: Discount tickets for selected performances $27 $13.50 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up.

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The Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular - Sunday, April 24, 2016

Acrobats of Cirquetacular

With death-defying feats, the Acrobats of Cirque-tacular are a family-friendly Wow-Fest!

Pretzeling their bodies into shapes even yogis have never seen, flying through the air with the grace of a bird or dangling from a human chain, the Acrobats of Cirque-tacular will boggle your mind!

When? Sunday April 24, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Where? Lauderhill Performing Arts Center at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill

How Much? $38.10 $19

More Info and Tickets: Discount tickets for selected performances $38.10 $19 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up.

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Beyonce The Formation World Tour
April 27, 2016

Beyonce Tickets in Miami

For one night only:

When? Wednesday April 27, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Where? Marlins Ball Park

How Much? $60+ Find Tickets

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Julio Iglesias World Tour - Friday, April 29, 2016

Julio Iglesias in Miami

For one night only:

When? Friday April 29, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? $80+ Find Tickets

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Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage
April 12 - 24, 2016

Dirty Dancing on Stage

Have the time of your life with the ultimate live experience: Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage.

Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing...

The record-breaking musical is even better than before in this all new production.

When? Several performances from April 12 to 24, 2016

Where? Au Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale

How Much? $50+ Find Tickets

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Footloose: Popular Dance Musical Cuts Loose
April 30 - May 8, 2016

Footloose the Musical

Based on the hit 1984 movie featuring Kevin Bacon, Sarah Jessica Parker and John Lithgow, Footloose was a huge success on Broadway and London's West End.

It's the story of Ren McCormack, a big-city teen who finds himself out of place in a rural town where dancing has been outlawed.

As he tries to carve out a place for himself, he sets off a revolution in the town as the younger generation rebels against the strict rules of the local preacher.

When? Several weekend performances April 30 - May 8, 2016

Where? West Boca Performing Arts Theater, West Boca Raton Community High School at 12811 Glades Road, Boca Raton

How Much? $35.00 $17.50

More Info and Tickets: Discount tickets for selected performances $35.00 $17.50 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up.

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Family Fun Fest at Biscayne National Park
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Family Fun Fest Biscayne National Park

Family Fun Fest is a FREE program at Biscayne National Park brought to you thanks to the many volunteers and park sponsors.

It is held on the second Sunday of the month during the "dry and cool" season, December through April with lots of fun and educational activities for kids and adults alike.

This is the last program of the 2015-16 season, so if you have the chance, join in!

When? April 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:00 pm

Where? Biscayne National Park - Dante Fascell Visitor Center

How Much? FREE!

More info: Biscayne National Park Family Fun Fest

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Miami Heat Basketball Schedule
April 2016 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

Night in and night out, this is electrifying, winning basketball with Dwayne Wayde, Chris Bosh & Co... never a dull moment! The AmericanAirlines Arena is where awesome happens...

Come catch a game, check out this amazing team in yet another quest for that coveted championship ring.

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Florida Panthers Schedule - April 2016 Home Games
and Hockey Tickets

Florida Panthers Tickets BBT Center

Panthers are pouncing, get over to the BB&T Center to see first-class teams battle it out on the ice!

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? As low as $18, but they go quick!

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Miami Marlins Schedule - April 2016 Home Games
and Baseball Tickets

Miami Marlins schedule and 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!

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.

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