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January 2018 Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

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

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Top Miami Events for January 2018

Art Deco Weekend, Cirque du Soleil, 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 2018 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 and International Chocolate Festival. In the entertainment sphere, Cirque Du Soleil Volta is in town as well as Riverdance and the Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance company. Unfortunately Shakira's El Dorado Tour has been postponed until August 2018.

Sports fans won't be dissapointed, the Miami Heat 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 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:

Booking.com

Holidays This Month:

In the Sports Calendar:


Specially for kids and families:

Limited Time hot offers and half-price tickets

$15 Sightseeing Boat Cruise for one, $29 for two
Bayside Tour in Miami
90-minute Bayride tour of Biscayne Bay, departs from Bayside, use within 120 days (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 (Reg. $25)

Coming Soon: Hot Tickets Now On Sale

Demi Lovato
& DJ Khaled
Demi Lovato Miami
AmericanAirlines Arena
March 30, 2018


Cirque du Soleil Crystal A Breakthrough Ice Experience
Cirque du Soleil Crystal
BB&T
July 18-29, 2018
Beyonce & Jay-Z
On The Run II Tour
Beyonce 2018
At Hard Rock Stadium
August 31, 2018


Taylor Swift
Reputation Tour
Taylor Swift Miami 2018
Hard Rock Stadium
August 18, 2018
Shakira
El Dorado World Tour
Shakira El Dorado Tour Miami
At BB&T and AArena
August 15, 17, 18, 2018


Elton John
Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Taylor Swift Miami 2018
AA Arena & BB&T Ctr
November 23-24, 2018
Hamilton
An American Musical
and Broadway Sensation
Hamilton the Musical in Miami
At the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 18, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019


Miami January 2018 Highlight Events

Art Deco Weekend - January 12 - 14, 2018

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 12-14, 2018

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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South Beach Jazz Festival

South Beach Jazz Festival

A jazz festival unlike any other, the South Beach Jazz Festival will take pride in featuring talented musicians with disabilities.

This first edition will take place throughout various venues on Miami Beach, and will be a combination of ticketed concerts as well as free performances open to the public.


When? Friday through Sunday January 5 - 7, 2018

Where? Several venues. Performances will take place at the Colony Theatre and on stages set up throughout Lincoln Road.

How Much? Free performances and ticketed concerts from $30. Tickets can be purchased directly from the Colony Theater, call 305-674-1040 to inquire.

More Info and Full Line Up at www.SoBeJazz.com

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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 19-21, 2018 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: www.fairchildgarden.org

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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? January 14, 2018 - 4:00 pm to midnight

Ages? 16+

Where? Mana Wynwood at 318 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127

More Info and this year's line-up: www.licmiami.com.

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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 28, 2018 starts 6:00 am

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

How Much? Registration Fee for Marathon $130, Half Marathon $115. Spectators FREE along the race course.

More info, event schedule and race course: www.themiamimarathon.com

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Miami Concerts and Entertainment January 2018

Cirque du Soleil Volta

Cirque du Soleil Volta in South Florida

When? December 15, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Where? Big Top by Hard Rock Stadium, Miami

›› Cirque du Soleil Volta

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Riverdance The Irish Dancing Phenomenon

Riverdance

When? January 5 - 7, 2018

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

›› Riverdance The Irish Dancing Phenomenon

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Shakira El Dorado World Tour POSTPONED to August 15, 17, 18

Shakira in Miami

Two South Florida performances:

When? Thursday January 11, 2018
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

When? Friday January 12, 2018
Where? AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

›› Find Shakira Tickets

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Shen Yun Performing Arts - January 30 - 31, 2018

Shen Yun in Miami

When? January 30 - 31, 2018

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 2018

WWE Raw

WWE Raw

When? January 1st, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

›› WWE Raw Tickets

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Miami Heat Basketball Schedule
January 2018 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! Find Tickets ***z-groupon-miami-heat.sthml***

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Florida Panthers Hockey Schedule - January 2018 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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January 2018 Public Holidays

New Year's Day - January 1, 2018

This is a public holiday. The following will be

Closed
  • Government Offices
  • Schools
  • Post Offices
  • Banks
  • Public Libraries
Open
  • 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 15, 2018

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

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

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Miami For Kids And Families This January 2018

Santa's Echanted Forest

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 2, 2017 to early January 2018 - 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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Winterland at the Farm

Winterland at Pinto Farm

With this 60-degree weather, what better way to warm up and get ready into the holiday spirit with family and friends than with some Snow, Holiday Treats, Hot chocolate and much more while you can meet Santa Claus, Nix the Snowman and Sprinkle the Gingerbread Cookie at a beautiful illuminated Forest.

Holiday treats, hay rides, face painting, paddleboat rides, Santa, pony rides, and many more activities for kids!

When?: December 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Where?: Pinto Farm at 14890 SW 216 Street, Miami, FL 33170

How Much?: Winterland Unlimited $19, Winterland Paddleboat ride or Hayride $9.

More info: www.pintofarm.com

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Family Fun Fest at Biscayne National Park
January 14, 2018

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 14, 2018 - 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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