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Art Deco Weekend in South Beach

Classic Car Show, Fashion Show, Arts and Crafts, Live Music, Food...

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Art Deco Weekend in South Beach

One Huge Street Party: Classic Car Show, Fashion, Arts and Crafts, Food, Live Music...
January 13-15, 2017

The Annual Art Deco Weekend celebrated every January in South Beach, is one huge street party and definitely the place to be if you happen to be in town this weekend as everything will be happening all along Ocean Drive.

Art Deco Weekend South Beach

Come for the arts and crafts, the food, the retro fashion shows, the classic cars, the outdoor film series... or simply to people watch, it's great fun and rapidly becoming one of the most anticipated events in the South Beach entertainment calendar.

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The Art Deco Weekend is presented by the Miami Design Preservation League, and is a tribute to the Art Deco era involving a series of top notch events over this three-day weekend.

The theme for the 2017 Art Deco Weekend is "The Colors of Miami Beach: 40 Years of Fabulous Miami Beach" and brings over 85 different events throughout the weekend including the old favorites, the street fair, the fashion shows, the classic cars, the Bark Deco Dog Show and live entertainment.

These are some of the highlights at the Art Deco Weekend.

All events, unless indicated, are FREE to the public:

  • The Classic Car Show - Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Bark Deco Dog Show - Sunday at 1:00 pm

  • Live Music, Arts and Crafts, Antiques, etc. - throughout the weekend, noon to 11:00 p.m.

  • Art Deco Weekend Tours - throughout the weekend, adults from $25

  • The Retro Fashion Show - Saturday at 2:00 pm

  • The Kids Club Ocean Drive and 13th Street: Kids crafts, Magic Shows, etc. - Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 5:00 p.m.

  • Live Jazz & Big Bands - throughout the weekend. A heavy line-up of retro inspired bands including Sarah Jane & the Blue Notes, Michael Arenella And His Dreamland Orchestra, Oriente And The SJO Allstars and more!

  • Jazz Age Lawn Party (ticketed event) - January 13 - 16, 2017 at the sand dunes on Ocean and 12th Street.

So stop by and join in the fun, there will be lots happening over the weekend!

Take a peek here:

The Classic Car Show

Art Deco Classic Car

Classic Cars have been a staple of the Art Deco District landscape, and this weekend, for all lovers of vintage vehicles, there will be a great collection of automobiles, trucks and motorcycles of all makes and models from the early 1900s up to 1991 at this show sponsored by the Antique Automobiles Club of America as in prior years.

When? Saturday and Sunday January 14 - 15, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where? Ocean Drive between 5th and 10th Streets

How Much? Free!

Art Deco Classic Car Parade

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Bark Deco Dog Show

The Arf Troupe is back, our adorable four-legged friends in their funky costumes will be parading around the steps of the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center.

(Attention Dog Owners: you are encouraged to participate and bring your pooches, all dressed up of course, you can pre-register online to participate, also registration on the day of the event starting at 11:30 am).

Arf Deco Dog Parade

When? Sunday January 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Where? On the steps of the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center on Ocean Drive

How Much? Free!

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More Fun: Food, Live Music, Arts and Crafts, Antiques...

Art Deco Weekend Festival

Throughout the weekend all along Ocean Drive from 5th through 15th Streets there will be the tents set up with the many options for arts and crafts, antiques, etc. come and browse from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

And chefs and restaurants on Ocean Drive will also have their booths offering their mouth-watering dishes available on the go for festival visitors.

Live street entertainment and Live Music events are organized throughout, and don't forget to checkout the exhibits, lectures and fashion show at the Art Deco Welcome Center.

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Art Deco Weekend Tours

Art Deco District, learn more with a MDPL Walking Tour

The Miami Design Preservation League offers tours which are one of the best ways to get acquainted with the Art Deco District itself, its history and the many styles and trends prevalent throughout.

During the Art Deco Weekend, there are additional specialty tours offered uniquely during this weekend, with a variety of themes to choose from depending on your interests:

  • Deco Nights and Neon Lights Tour
  • Cocktails with a Twist Tour
  • South of 10th Hotels Art Deco Walking Tour
  • LGBT Tour
  • Ocean Drive Tour
  • Hollywood Movie Guide to Miami Beach History Tour

Walking Tours start at $25 per person, slightly more for "cocktail tours" and coach tours. They are conducted by fantastic volunteers, certainly well qualified and very passionate about the District and the movement.

You can find out more and purchase tickets for the MDPL Art Deco Weekend Tours, and here are more options for Art Deco District Tours available every day of the year.

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