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March 2017 Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

Miami Film Festival, Carnaval Miami, Spring Break

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Top Miami Events for March 2017

Miami International Film Festival, Carnaval on the Mile,
"The Fair", Franco de Vita, ZZ Top, Julio Iglesias, the Miami Open, Spring Break...

Calle Ocho Festival in February

We have an exciting array of Festivals and Events for March 2017, from art and film festivals to lively food and music carnivals.

On stage this month is Franco de Vita, ZZ Top, Billy Ocean, Julio Iglesias...

For Spring breakers, ULTRA is not to be missed, and for kids and families, Annie and The Little Mermaid are playing on stage.

For sports lovers, the Miami Open, formerly the Sony Open, and its roster of the world's top tennis players is here and the Heat is on at AA Arena.

Closing the month, Easter is fast approaching and with temperatures picking up, it's time to head out to the beaches!

This Month's Miami Highlight Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in March 2017 features:

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Holidays this Month:

  • St. Patrick's Day - March 17, 2017 - This is not an official bank holiday, i.e. businesses, schools and government offices run as usual.

Spring Break in Miami:

In the Sports Calendar:


Specially for kids and families:

Limited Time hot offers and half-price tickets


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Bruno Mars The 24K Magic World Tour
Bruno Mars Miami
BB&T and AArena
October 15 and 18, 2017
Jay-Z in Miami
4:44 Tour
Jay Z in Miami
AA Arena
November 12, 2017


Lady Gaga
Joanne World Tour
Lady Gaga Miami
At AmericanAirlines Arena
Thursday November 30, 2017
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
Trans Siberian Orchestra
AT BB&T Center
Friday, December 15 2017


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscows Russian Nutrcracker discount tickets
At the Fillmore Miami Beach
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Katy Perry
Witness The Tour
Katy Perry Miami
AmericanAirlines Arena
Wed, December 20, 2017


Shakira
El Dorado World Tour
Shakira El Dorado Tour Miami
At BB&T and AArena
January 11 and 12, 2018
Andrea Bocelli
Valentine's Day Concert
Andrea Bocelli Miami
At AmericanAirlines Arena
February 11, 2018


Miami March 2017 Highlight Events

Miami International Film Festival - March 3-12, 2017

Miami Film Festival

Celebrating its 34th year, the Miami Film Festival continues to bring the finest in world cinema to South Florida. Administered by Miami Dade College, film screenings and events take place in an array of venues throughout Miami and Miami Beach over a 10 day period.

The Miami Film Festival is considered a major launching pad for Ibero-American films and young and veteran talent flock to the festival to promote their latest works.

In the past few years, the Festival has screened films from more than 60 countries, including 300 World and U.S. Premieres.

The competition categories include Ibero-American feature films, Documentary, Ibero-American Opera Prima, CinemaSlam, Miami Encuentros, and Short films.

Among this year's venues we have the Olympia Theater with its stunning Moorish architecture, O Cinema and the Colony Theater in Miami Beach, MDC's Tower Theater in Little Havana and the Regal South Beach Theaters.

Ticket prices for screenings are quite reasonable, tickets for general admission to the screenings are $12-$14 and is a great way to get to see some of Miami's top venues and architecture from the inside!

Besides the screenings, there are also culinary cinema screenings and the gala parties for opening and award nights. Party and Film packages from $100

When? March 3-12, 2017

Where? Various Venues

How Much? Regular screenings from $13, discounts for seniors, students and Film Society members.

More Info: For tickets and full line-up of screenings and event schedule check the official site: www.MiamiFilmFestival.com.

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Carnaval on the Mile Jazz and Art Festival - March 4 - 5, 2017

Stage at Carnaval on the Mile Coral Gables

It's a free weekend of art, jazz and great food at Coral Gable's reknowned Miracle Mile.

Carnaval on the Mile is an annual event that features top Latin Jazz bands and fine foods from local eateries. In addition, there is the "Artist Village" with tents filled with paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, woodworks, jewelry, glassworks... you get the idea.

There are three stages set up for the live entertainment at Le Jeune, Douglas and Ponce.

When? Saturday and Sunday March 4 - 5, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where? Miracle Mile, Coral Gables

How Much? Free!

For more info and this year's performers: www.carnavalmiami.com

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Fairchild's International Orchid Festival - March 10-12, 2017

Miami Orchid Festival

Orchids galore! Beautiful, colorful, fragrant orchids, for sale and for show. This is one of Fairchild's signature events, well-attended by thousands of orchid lovers.

Highlights besides the colorful displays are the garden workshops, walking tours, rare species at the juried show, and of course great festival food and live entertainment.

When? Friday to Sunday March 10 - 12, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

How Much? The cost is an additional $20.00 per adult, $15.00 per child under 12 after admission. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. I know it's not cheap, but proceeds go to support work in conservation, science, and education.

More Info www.fairchildgarden.org

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Calle Ocho Festival - March 12, 2017

Calle Ocho Carnaval

The nation's largest street party is a celebration of latin heritage, food and unmistakeable latin beat, el Festival de la Ocho is definitely the place to be this Sunday.

Not your typical festival, Calle Ocho has earned a place in the Guinness World of Records five times (so far!) for:

  • The largest conga line in 1988
  • The biggest piñata in 1990
  • The longest cigar in 2000
  • The largest number of domino players at one place in 2008, and
  • More recently in 2012, for putting together the largest image made with flags, 422 flags from around the world were held together to form one giant "1" to simbolize unity, "One World", a world without borders.

We could only guess at what they will surprise us with this year!

So, yes, come for the food, tons of different dishes from the many Latin communities, the salsa and merengue on dozens of stages set up throughout, and the electric atmosphere that is Calle Ocho en Carnaval!

A hop-on hop-off trolley runs parallel on S.W. 7th Street with stops on Beacon Boulevard, 22nd Ave, 17th Ave, and 12th Ave.

When? Sunday March 12, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where? Calle Ocho or S.W. 8th Street, most of the action between S.W. 11th Ave. and S.W. 27th Ave.

How Much? FREE!

More Info: Calle Ocho Festival

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Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival - March 18-19, 2017

Jazz in the Garden concert

Two days and ten class acts, a weekend filled with R&B, soul, hip hop and jazz.

After previous years' smashing successes with stellar performances by Earth Wind & Fire, Najee, Boney James and many others, each year becomes an increasingly tough act to follow.

And this year's fantastic line-up certainly will not dissapoint.

Joining us on stage at the 12th Annual Jazz in the Gardens are: Jill Scott, Robin Thicke, Herbie Hancock... and more great names yet to be announced, stay tunned!

When? Saturday and Sunday March 18-19, 2017

Where? Hard Rock Stadium (Formerly Sun Life Stadium), 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami, FL 33056

How Much? General Admission (No reserved seating) advance purchase: Two Days $96,

Reserved Seats, one and two-day passes: $134, and VIP and Ambassador packages available $155 - $1,300

Find Tickets

More Info: www.jazzinthegardens.com

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The Miami Open, formerly the Sony Tennis Open
March 20 - April 2, 2017

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!

When? March 20 - April 2, 2017

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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Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition
"The Fair" - March 23 - April 16, 2017

Rides at The Fair

The Fair is in town! Rides, rides and more rides, oh and there's the cotton candy, funnel cakes, turkey legs, the roasted corn on the cob... no wonder this is one of the largest annual family events in the State.

This is more than one giant amusement park...

...although for kids, that's reason enough! There will be tons of live events and games, agriculture shows, a circus, a petting zoo, livestock exhibits, an ice show, skateboarding races, professional boxing matches, Grammy Award winning performers...

The $25 all-you-can-ride wristband is worth it if you and the kids will be hitting the roller coasters and rides. Individual tickets get expensive at $1.25 per ticket, some rides require 3-4 tickets!

All live entertainment and concerts are included in your admission.

When? March 23 to April 16, 2017 Open Daily Except March 27-28 and April 3-4

Where? Miami-Dade County Fair, 10901 SW 24th St. Miami. Coral Way (SW 24th St) and 112th Avenue

How Much? General Admission $10, 5 and under free. Tickets for rides are extra. A 22 coupon ride book is $20 and an the Pay One Price Unlimited Ride Card is $25. These are the online prices, they are higher at the fairgrounds. It can get pricey when you add up rides and food, but proceeds support scholarships that reward youth achievement in artistic, athletic and academic programs. Be there!

More info and tickets: The Fair

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Ultra - the World's Premier Electronic Music Festival
March 24-26, 2017

Stage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami

On it's 19th year, ULTRA is the world's most famous outdoor electronic music event.

Taking place at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami over a three-day weekend, this year's program promises to deliver a uniquely diverse, forward thinking line-up and is likely to be another sell-out.

When? Friday through Sunday March 24-26, 2017

Where? Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami

Tickets? 3-day passes as well as individual day tickets available. Find Tickets

More on Ultra and Spring Break in Miami

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The 12th Annual Deering Seafood Festival On The Bay
Sunday March 26, 2017

Seafood feast at the Deering Estate Seafood Festival

Get ready for a non-stop celebration at the Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay, complete with delicious catch from the sea, celebrity chef cooking demos, fun-filled adventures for kids, Virgin Island stilt walkers, a Bahamian Junkanoo musical parade and on-going live entertainment.

When? Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where? The Deering Estate at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue in Palmetto Bay, Miami, FL 33157

How Much? Admission: Adults $15 in advance online/$25 the day of the event; children 4-14 years $5.

Here's more on the Deering Seafood Festival

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Miami Concerts and Entertainment
March 2017

Annie The Musical - March 3 - 5, 2017

Annie The Musical in Miami

When? Several performances from March 3 - 5, 2017

Where? Ziff Opera House At The Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

How Much? $29 - $92

›› Annie The Musical at www.arshtcenter.org

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Itzhak Perlman - March 9, 2017

Itzhak Perlman in South Florida in March 2017

When? Thursday March 9, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

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

How Much? $50+ $17.50 - $27.50 at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up!

›› Itzhak Perlman Tickets

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Jim Brickman - March 10, 2017

Jim Brickman in South Florida in March 2017

When? Friday March 10, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

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

How Much? $50+ $17.50 at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up!

›› Jim Brickman Tickets

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Patti LaBelle - March 14, 2017

Patti LaBelle in South Florida in March 2017

When? Tuesday March 14, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

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

How Much? $65+

›› Patti LaBelle Tickets

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Franco De Vita - March 18, 2017

Franco de Vita in Miami in March 2017

When? Saturday March 18, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

How Much? $70+

›› Franco De Vita Tickets

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Carol Burnett - March 19, 2017

Carol Burnett in South Florida in March 2017

When? Sunday March 19, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.

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

How Much? $60+

›› Carol Burnett Tickets

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ZZ Top - March 17, 2017

ZZ Top in Miami in March 2017

When? Friday March 17, 2017 - 8:30 p.m.

Where? The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach

How Much? $70+

›› ZZ Top Tickets

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Billy Ocean with Taylor Dayne - March 17, 2017

Billy Ocean In South Florida in March 2017

When? Friday March 17, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

Where? Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL

How Much? $68 $34 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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Spring Awakening: The Hit Coming-of-Age Rock Musical
February 23 - March 4, 2017

Spring Awakening in South Florida in March 2017

Spring Awakening took Broadway by storm when it premiered, winning eight Tony Awards (including Best Musical).

Based on an German play that shocked and scandalized 19th-century audiences, it's now a bold and touching musical that captures the timeless and turbulent experience of adolescence.

Punctuated by an electrifying and hauntingly beautiful rock score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, Spring Awakening follows a group of teens as they navigate the confusing and often troubled waters of teenage angst and their budding sexuality. The characters grapple with such issues as teen suicide, pregnancy and self-identity -- topics that remain relevant to today's teens more than a century after the play was first written.

When? February 23 - March 4, 2017

Where? Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124

How Much? $25

More Info and Tickets: Discount tickets for selected performances $25 COMP - $12.50 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up.

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Julio Iglesias - March 24, 2017

Julio Iglesias In South Florida in March 2017

When? Friday March 24, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

How Much? $70+

›› Julio Iglesias Tickets

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March 2017 Special Holidays

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

St. Patrick's Day is on March 17, 2017. Parties and pub crawls are ongoing during the week. Shamrocks, Green Beer and Leprechauns! Here's where to celebrate the Luck o' the Irish with some fantastic offers!

St Patricks Day in Miami Pub Crawls

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Miami For Kids And Families This March 2017

Disney's The Little Mermaid On Stage
February 22 - March 5, 2017

Disney's The Little Mermaid

When? February 22 - March 5, 2017

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

How Much? $40+

›› Disney's The Little Mermaid On Stage

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Family Fun Fest at Biscayne National Park
March 12, 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.

"Family Fun Fest Junior" is full of activities for toddlers and little ones!

When? March 12, 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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Miami Heat Family Festival - March 18, 2017

Miami Heat Family Festival

The Annual Miami Heat Family Festival is the place to be for all HEAT fans as HEAT players, coaches and their families, provide a memorable experience for guests of all ages.

The entire Miami HEAT team and coaching staff will participate in the festivities!

There will be interactive opportunities with the team, a food court with delicacies from over 50 of South Florida's finest restaurants, appearances by the Miami HEAT Dancers and of course Burnie the mascot.

When? March 18, 2017 - 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? $300, family packages for 5 $200 each. All proceeds benefit the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund and local area charities.

›› Miami Heat Family Festival

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Disney On Ice Worlds Of Enchantment
March 30 - April 9, 2017

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

Who's in town? All our Toy Story friends... Ariel and the Under The Sea gang... Cars... Princess Elsa and more...

When? March 30 - April 2, 2017

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $40+

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When? April 5 - 9,2017

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

How Much? $40+

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For Miami Sports Fans This March 2017

Miami Heat Basketball Schedule
March 2017 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

Night in and night out, this is electrifying, winning basketball ... never a dull moment! The AmericanAirlines Arena is where awesome happens...

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? AmericanAirlines 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 Schedule - March 2017 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 $15, but they go quick!

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