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January 2017 Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

Art Deco Weekend, Ringling Bros. Circus, Miami Heat...

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Top Miami Events for January 2017

Art Deco Weekend, Ringling Bros. Circus, the Miami Heat and more...

We are kicking off the year with an array of outdoor festivals and exciting entertainment, January is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the marvelous weather, there's much to keep us all busy this month!

January Miami Events: the Art Deco Weekend

We start off 2017 with our magnificent fireworks display over Biscayne Bay and in January right on the heels of the holiday season, some fantastic festivals await.

This month's top events include the Art Deco Weekend, the Miami Lantern Light Festival, Cirque Du Soleil Kurios is in town as well as the Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance company.

Sports fans won't be dissapointed, the Miami Heat, the Dolphins and the Florida Panthers are well underway on their regular seasons and for runners and fans, the Miami Marathon is here, don't miss the stunning course with even more stunning sights.

For kids and families, the Circus is in town!

For our nature lovers, this is the perfect time to get out and soak it all up, our State and National Parks are teeming with wildlife, enjoy!

Here's this month's rundown:

Great Signature Miami Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in January features:

Holidays This Month:

In the Sports Calendar:

Specially for kids and families:

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)
$15 Jet Boat Miami for one, $28 for two
30-minute adrenaline junky twister ride from Jet Boat Miami, leaves from Sea Isle Marina (Reg $29.95)
$45 Brewmaster Tickets
Brew At The Zoo
Brew at the Zoo Discount Tickets
Miami's Largest Craft Beer Festival at Zoo Miami
Saturday May 6, 2017 (Reg. $70)
$41 VIP Club Access, Appetizers and Drinks
$41 for Ticket with VIP Club Access, Appetizers, and Drinks with World Crawl Miami (Reg. $90.67)

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

$39.25+ Cirque Du Soleil Ovo
Cirque du Soleil Ovo
July 13-23, 2017 at BB&T Center
$50-$65 Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
April 25-May 7 at Au-Rene Theater

Hot Tickets Now On Sale

El Clásico: FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid
El Clasico in Miami Tickets
Hard Rock Stadium
July 29, 2017
2017 MLB All Star Game in Miami
MLB All Star in Miami
Marlins Stadium
July 7 - 11, 2017

Cirque Du Soleil OVO
Cirque du Soleil Ovo
AA Arena & BB&T
July 13 - 23, 2017
Hard Rock Live!
July 16, 2017

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

Miami January 2017 Highlight Events

Art Deco Weekend - January 13-15, 2017

Art Deco Weekend

Hosted by the Miami Design Preservation League, the Art Deco Weekend is a tribute to the Art Deco era and involves a series of top notch events over this three-day weekend including Classic Cars, the Parade, Fashion Shows, children's performances, Films and Lectures, Live Music, Antiques, Street Festivals and more.

In addition, the League sponsors an array of great specialty tours offered uniquely during the weekend.

When? Friday to Sunday, January 13-15, 2017

Where? Ocean Drive

How Much? Most of the events at the Art Deco Weekend are FREE, with the exception of the Specialty Tours.

Here's more on the Art Deco Weekend and this year's full program.

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Miami Lantern Light Festival

Lantern Light Festival

A spectacular evening of dazzling lights, colors, shapes, and themes.

The Lantern Light festival is a six week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine.

Each Chinese lantern is custom-built by Chinese artisans and typically takes four weeks and a team of seven to complete.

The lanterns are handmade from hundreds of pieces of silky cloth. Some are over 30 feet high and others are up to 300 feet long.

When? November 30, 2016 - January 8, 2017 Extended to January 29, 2017 Fridays to Sundays - 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Where? Miami - Dade County Fair Expo Center at 10921 SW 24 Street, Miami, FL 33165

How Much? Adults $27, Children (2-15) Seniors and Active Military $21, Season Pass $62, Parking $5

More Info, tickets:

Selected dates Groupon discount tickets Adult $27 $21 More details at Groupon.

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Fairchild's International Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!

Calling all chocolate lovers! This weekend is all about chocolate at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.

Featuring cooking demonstrations and samplings as well as lots of activities for kids, learn how chocolate is made and hundreds of ways to cook with chocolate.

When? Friday to Sunday January 20-22, 2017 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens

How Much? Included in Garden admission $25 for adults, $18 seniors +65, $12 children 6-17
Free for Fairchild Members.

More info and event schedule:

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Simone Biles at the Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular

Simone Biles

If you love gymnastics and ice skating, this is your event. Who's in town? Gold medallist gymnast Simone Biles, Olympics and World Champion figure-skating team Meryl Davis and Charlie White and figure-skating legend Nancy Kerrigan. Hosting the event: a who's who of champions, figure skaters Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss and gymnasts Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner.

When? January 25, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $25 - $125 Find discount tickets at Groupon $47.75 - $68.25 $22 - $37

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Life In Color - "The World's Largest Paint Party"

Life in Color in Miami

Step out of reality and immerse yourself in a world filled with music, art, and color! LIC's purpose from day 1 has been to create a blank canvas for fans to PAINT new memories! To create experiences with your best friends and to meet new ones along the way.

Art Installations, Attractions, Live Music, Chill Zones... LIC is so much more than just a concert, its an experience.

When? Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 2 pm onwards

Ages? 16+

Where? Mana Wynwood and RC Cola Plant

›› Life In Color 2016

More Info and this year's line-up:

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The Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon

Miami Marathon Runners

A fantastic weekend of running events that culminate with the renowned Miami Marathon on the final day. 25,000 runners, a beautiful course, fantastic views, electric atmosphere! Runners and spectators alike will enjoy what has to be one of the most stunning courses, passing along some of Miami's favorite hotspots: Port of Miami, Art Deco District, the MacArthur Causeway...

There is also a Half Marathon or Tropical 5K and Kids Run.

When? Sunday January 29, 2017 starts 6:00 am

Where? Start point is American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.

How Much? Registration Fee for Marathon $125, Half Marathon $105. Spectators FREE along the race course.

More info, event schedule and race course:

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La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel

Tapas at Mercado de San Miguel

Madrid's historic Mercado de San Miguel comes back to Miami! Tapas, ham, paella, gazpacho, gambas, fish... and a tinto de verano to wash it all down...

Selected Spanish chefs and vendors will set up kiosks and small carts at the wide open air area in Bayfront Park, recreating the atmosphere of this beloved food market.

When? Thursdays thru Sundays - Now through January 31, 2017

  • Thursdays 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Fridays 5:00 pm to midnight
  • Saturdays noon to midnight
  • Sundays noon to 11:00 pm

Where? Bayfront Park at 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

Where to Park?: There is limited, paid parking at Bayfront Park. You can also park at Bayside Marketplace nextdoor or take the Metrorail to the Government Center Station then transfer to the Metromover Inner Loop to Bayfront Park.

How Much? Admission is FREE, food prices range from $2 for small tapas to $8 for larger dishes.

More Info:

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Miami Concerts and Entertainment January 2017

Cirque Du Soleil KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities

Cirque du Soleil Kurios in Miami

When? December 10, 2016 - January 29, 2017

Where? The Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) Next to Hard Rock Stadium (formerly SunLife Stadium)

›› Cirque Du Soleil KURIOS Cabinet of Curiosities

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Titanic: The Musical

Titanic The Musical

When? January 19 - February 5, 2017

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

How Much? $47 $23.50 - $37 Check for half-price tickets at Goldstar, you need to be a member but membership is FREE, just sign up, it's worth the savings!

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Kenny Rogers: The Gambler's Last Deal

Kenny Rogers in Miami

When? Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm

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

›› Kenny Rogers: The Gambler's Last Deal

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The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

When? Friday, January 27, 2017 - 8:00 pm

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

›› Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

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Shen Yun Performing Arts - January 30 - 31, 2017

Shen Yun in Miami

When? January 30 - 31, 2017 - 7:30 pm

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

›› Shen Yun Performing Arts

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For Miami Sports Fans This January 2017

Miami Heat Basketball Schedule
January 2017 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? Home game schedule below

Where? American Airlines Arena

How Much? As low as $15 but they go quick! Tickets for 2 40% - 55% OFF at Groupon

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Florida Panthers Hockey Schedule - January 2017 Home Games and 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 $10, but they go quick!

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Miami Dolphins Football Home Game Schedule
January 2017

Miami Dolphins Home Games

When? Home game schedule below

Where? Hard Rock Stadium (Formerly Sun Life Stadium) Miami Gardens, Florida

How Much? $28+

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January 2017 Public Holidays

New Year's Day - January 1, 2017

This is a public holiday. The following will be

  • Government Offices
  • Schools
  • Post Offices
  • Banks
  • Public Libraries
  • Shopping centers and malls - hours may vary from regular schedule
  • Grocery Stores - hours may vary from regular schedule
  • Restaurants
  • Federal, State, Regional Parks
  • Public Transportation with special holiday schedule

Check out New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events in Miami

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Martin Luther King's Birthday January 16, 2017

This is a public holiday held on the third Monday in January. It celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader that fought for racial equality in the United States.

The following will be

  • Government Offices
  • Schools
  • Post Offices
  • Banks
  • Public Libraries
  • Shopping centers and malls
  • Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Federal, State, Regional Parks
  • Public Transportation

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Miami For Kids And Families This January 2017

Santa's Echanted Forest - until January 8, 2017

Santa's Enchanted Forest

The largest Christmas-Themed Amusement Park and Carnival is back on its 26th year with its 3 million lights, 92" christmas tree, and the carnival rides for little ones and those wanting a little more extreme.

Located in the heart of Miami in Tropical Park, you will no doubt see the lights from the highway as you drive past.

It is a huge sprawling lively event, just coming to see the lights is worth the trip. Tons of entertainment for kids and families round it all up. There are the many live shows, games, magic acts, mazes, all sorts of rides, from carrousels to roller coasters and drop towers and of course, the carnival food!

When? November 3, 2016 to January 8, 2017 - 5:00pm to Midnight

Where? Tropical Park, on the Palmetto (SR826) and Bird Road (40th Street) 7900 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155

How Much? Adults (10-64) $31.78, Children (3-9) $22.43, Seniors (65+) $22.43 Season and express passes available.

More Info: Santa's Enchanted Forest

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Family Fun Fest at Biscayne National Park
January 8, 2017

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.

When? January 8, 2017 - 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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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Out of This WORLD
January 6 - 15, 2017

Ringling Bros Circus Miami

The Circus is in town! with an All-New show. Jam-packed with entertainment and jaw-dropping acts, this is an amazing spectacle that certainly does justice to their motto "The Greatest Show on Earth"™.

Great family fun entertainment full of non-stop thrilling and exciting acts, just what a circus should be and more!

Don't forget to arrive at least a half hour before show-time for the pre-show event (which starts an hour before the performance), where kids can mingle and take pictures with the performers and clowns, try-out their juggling skills, or simply absorb all the fun atmosphere.

When? Several performances January 6 - 15, 2017.

Where? American Airlines Arena

How Much? Ticket prices start at $24.95. Discount tickets at Groupon from $20 ($29.25-$39.50 value) limited quantities, hurry!

More on Ringling Bros. Circus in Miami

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