March 2020
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

What's hot: Miami Open, Miami Film Festival, Spring Break...
Calle Ocho Festival in March

We have an exciting array of Festivals and Events for March 2020, from art and film festivals to lively food and music carnivals.

On stage this month is Hamilton, the acclaimed musical, Eros Ramazzotti and Diana Ross are in town...

For Spring breakers, ULTRA is not to be missed, and for kids and families, Disney on Ice is back with another inspiring and spectacular performance with Dream Big...

For sports lovers, the Miami Open and its roster of the world's top tennis players is here in its new home at Hard Rock Stadium, the Heat is on at AA Arena and an exciting weekend of Nascar racing awaits.

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

Likewise, if you are a nature lover, a visit to our State and National parks is in order before our migrating birds head out, so grab your binoculars and camaras and enjoy!

Here's this month's rundown:

This Month's Miami Highlight Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in March 2020 features:

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  • Hamilton - February 18 - March 10, 2020 at the Ziff Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center
  • Eros Ramazzotti World Tour - March 1, 2020 at AmericanAirlines Arena
  • Jeff Dunham - March 6, 2020 at BB&T Center, Sunrise
  • MercyMe - March 8, 2020 at BB&T Center, Sunrise
  • Billie Eilish - March 9, 2020 at AmericanAirlines Arena
  • Diana Ross - March 12 - 13, 2020 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
  • Andre Rieu - March 13, 2020 at BB&T Center, Sunrise
  • Disney On Ice: Dream Big - March 19 - 29, 2020 at AmericanAirlines Arena and BB&T Center

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In the Sports Calendar:

Specially for kids and families This March 2020:

Holidays This Month:

  • St. Patrick's Day - March 17, 2020 - This is not an official bank holiday, i.e. businesses, schools and government offices run as usual.

Spring Break in Miami:

FREE or almost FREE Ongoing Events in Miami:

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Miami Heat

$14 Miami Heat Tickets at Groupon

At AA Arena
All Dates

Miami Open

$7 Miami Open Tickets at Groupon

At Hard Rock Stadium
All Dates

Madonna

Madonna Madame X

At the Fillmore Miami Beach
December 14 - 19, 2019


Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

At the Fillmore
December 30, 2019

Cirque du Soleil Alegria tickets

Cirque du Soleil Alegria

At Grand Chapiteau at Hard Rock Stadium
Dec 21 - Jan 26, 2020

Orange Bowl

Orange Bowl

At Hard Rock Stadium
December 30, 2019


Billy Joel

Billy Joel

At Hard Rock Live
January 10, 2020

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

At AA Arena
January 17, 2020

J Lo

Superbowl LIV

at Hard Rock Stadium
February 2, 2020


Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

AA Arena
February 11, 2020

Hamilton

Hamilton

Adrienne Arsht Center
Feb 18 - Mar 8, 2020


March 2020 Highlight Events in Miami

Miami International Film Festival

Miami Film Festival

Celebrating its 37th 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 battling the $150,000 in awards include best feature film, best of South Florida, best Ibero-American film, best music composition, best short film, documentary, audience choice, and more.

Among this year's screening venues we have the Olympia Theater with its stunning Moorish architecture, the Silverspot Cinema in downtown Miami, MDC's Tower Theater in Little Havana, O Cinema in Miami Beach and the Coral Gables Art Cinema.

Ticket prices for screenings are quite reasonable, tickets for general admission to the screenings are $13 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 6 - 15, 2020
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.


Carnaval on the Mile Jazz and Art Festival

Stage at Carnaval on the Mile Coral Gables

It's a free weekend of art, jazz and great food at Coral Gable's renowned 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 7 - 8, 2020 - 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


Asian Culture Festival

Drummers at Asian Culture Festival

This fun-filled family event offers a virtual day trip to Asia featuring a variety of Asian arts, crafts, entertainment, plants and exotic cuisine. Highlights include Taiko drumming, Origami and Ikebana at the Japan tent; folk dance, classical music and fruit and vegetable carving from Thailand; games and puppet shows from Malaysia; authentic Persian arts, literature, crafts and dance from Iran; a traditional Lion Dance from China and much more.

Countries represented at the Asian Culture Festival typically include Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri-Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey and Vietnam.

When? Saturday and Sunday TBA - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where? Fruit and Spice Park at 24801 S.W. 187th Ave. in Homestead
How Much? Adults $12, Children (6-12) $5, under 6 FREE

For more info and this year's program: Asian Culture Festival FB Page

Veuve Clicquot Carnaval

Miami Veuve Clicquot Carnaval

Poolside brunches and rooftop soirees, the electrifying spirit of samba dancers, drummers, live music, gorgeous views and plenty of bubbly... This star-studded event is back this year at some of our city's most gorgeous venues.

When?: TBA
Where?: Several venues TBA, these are last year's for reference:

March 3 - Seaspice, 422 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128
March 5 - Faena Hotel, 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
March 6 - The 1 Rooftop at 1 Hotel South Beach, 2341 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
March 7 - El Patio, 167 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
March 8 - Cantina La Veinte, 495 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
March 8 - Rockwell Miami, 743 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 331391
March 9 - The Wharf, 114 SW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33130
March 10 - Mondrian South Beach, 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
How Much? Free entry
More Info Contact individual venues for more details

Fairchild's International Orchid Festival

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 13 - 15, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
How Much? Included with Admission to Gardens, which 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

Homestead Carnival & Parade

Homestead Carnival Festival

Homestead Main Street is hosting its Annual Carnival Parade & Flavor of the Caribbean Festival.

Bring the whole family and enjoy the parade lead by Junkaroo Band, delicious food, authentic New Orleans Zydeco music, entertainment and much more!

When? Saturday March 14, 2020 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm (Parade begins at 5pm)
Where? Losner Park, Downtown Homestead at 104 N. Krome Avenue Homestead, FL 33030
How Much? FREE!

More Info http://homesteadmainst.org/ or check out their FB page.

Calle Ocho Festival

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. 20 blocks and 12 stages of music and fun...

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
  • 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 15, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where? Calle Ocho or S.W. 8th Street, most of the action between S.W. 12th Ave. and S.W. 27th Ave.
How Much? FREE!

More Info: Calle Ocho Festival

Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival

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 Lionel Richie, Bobby Brown, Stephanie Mills, En Vogue, Teddy Riley 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 15th Annual Jazz in the Gardens in another stellar line up: TBA

When? Saturday and Sunday March 14 - 15, 2020 - Gates open at 3:00 pm, first performance at 4:00 pm
Where? Hard Rock Stadium (Formerly Sun Life Stadium), 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami, FL 33056
How Much? General Admission $119
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More Info: www.jazzinthegardens.com

The Miami Open

Miami Open

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 once again at their fantastic facilities at Hard Rock Stadium!

When? March 23 - April 5, 2020
Where? Hard Rock Stadium
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

Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition
"The Fair"

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...

All live entertainment and concerts are included in your admission.

When? March 12 - April 5, 2020 Open Daily Except March 16 - 17 and 30 - 31
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.
22-ride Ride Sheet available online for $20. Unlimited ride package 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, concert line-up and tickets: The Fair

Ultra - the World's Premier Electronic Music Festival

Stage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami

On its 22nd year, ULTRA is the world's most famous outdoor electronic music event.

Taking place over a three-day weekend and back in their old digs at Bayfront Park, 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 20 - 22, 2020
Where? Bayfront Park
Tickets? 3-day passes as well as individual day tickets available. Find Tickets

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The 15th Annual Deering Seafood Festival On The Bay

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 29, 2020 - 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: TBA, last year Adults $20 in advance online, $25 the day of the event; children 4-14 years $7, $10 at the gate.

Here's more on the Deering Seafood Festival

Miami Concerts and Entertainment this January 2020

Hamilton - The Hit Musical

Hamilton The Hit Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed musical, HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary.

Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

When? February 18 - March 8, 2020
Where? Adriene Arscht Center Miami
How Much? Likely to sell out
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Eros Ramazzotti World Tour

Eros Ramazzotti

When? March 1, 2020

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? ›› Find Eros Ramazzotti Tickets


Miami For Kids And Families This March 2020

Family Fun Fest at Biscayne National Park

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? March 8, 2020 - 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

The Peking Acrobats

Peking Acrobats

For the last 30 years, THE PEKING ACROBATS have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; they are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control...

When? Sunday March 1, 2020 - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
Where? Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
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Pete The Cat

Pete the Cat

For Pete's sake, don't miss Pete the Cat! Join Jimmy and the hilarious blue cat, Pete, on a new adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back again in a VW Bus.

Pete the Cat never loses his cool. Jimmy Biddle never strays from his routine. Can cat and boy ever be friends?

When? Sunday March 15, 2020 - 1:00 pm
Where? Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
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Disney On Ice: Dream Big

Disney On Ice Dream Big

Believing is just the beginning for your favorite Disney heroes at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big! Miguel aspires to be a musician and journeys through the Land of the Dead to unlock his family's history... Moana and Maui bravely restore the stolen heart of Te Fiti... Anna and Elsa save their kingdom while the Disney Princesses inspire with stories of strength, determination and kindness...

Two South Florida venues:

When? March 19 - 22, 2020
Where? AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami
How Much? $30+
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When? March 26 - 29, 2020
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
How Much? $30+
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For Miami Sports Fans This March 2020

Miami Heat Basketball Schedule March 2020 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? As low as $15 early in the season, but they go quick!

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Florida Panthers Schedule - March 2020 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 schedule below
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!

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›› Check for Panthers Tickets at Groupon from $11.

NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend

Nascar Ford Championship Racing

A must weekend for NASCAR afficionados. The Speedway's race weekend will once again feature a full slate of exhilarating racing and exciting entertainment as all three of NASCAR's national series come to South Florida March 20-22, 2020.

  • NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
  • NASCAR Xfinity Series
  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Homestead-Miami Speedway will also celebrate it's 25th anniversary! And for the ocassion there will be an Infield Beach Party, NASCAR's first ever beach party, which is open to guests ages 18 and over and located on a 20,000 square-foot beach located in the Speedway's infield, inside of Turn 3.

When?: Friday through Sunday March 20 - 22, 2020
Where?: Homestead-Miami Speedway, 1 Speedway Boulevard, Homestead, FL 33035
How Much?: Single Day Tickets $35 - $140, Two and Three-Day Packages also available.

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March 2020 Holidays

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

St Patricks Day in Miami Pub Crawls

St. Patrick's Day is on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Parties and pub crawls are ongoing throughout the weekend.

Shamrocks, Green Beer and Leprechauns! Here's where to celebrate the Luck o' the Irish with some fantastic offers!

2020 Offers TBA Stay tuned!

Scheherazade Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 PM

Free Or Almost Free Ongoing Events in Miami

Miami Design District Free Outdoor Concerts

Free Gloria Gaynor Concert at the Design District in Miami

The Miami Design District Performance Series kicks off in the fall and is a fantastic chance to enjoy live FREE outdoor concerts, our marvelous weather as it starts to cool off all wrapped in a fantastic South Florida atmosphere. The events are put together by the Knight Foundation, Design District developer Craig Robins and our very own Emilio Estefan and are free for all to enjoy. (THANK YOU!!!!)

The season normally starts in October and runs through the Holidays. Taking the stage on Friday evenings are performers in all sorts of genres from classical, pop, salsa... last year we had Gloria Gaynor, Jose Luis Rodriguez (El Puma), the Miami Symphony Orchestra... it's an eclectic bunch and regardless of who appears at Palm Court, it is always an enjoyable evening and a great way to kick start your weekend. And did I mention it's FREE?!!!

When? Fridays TBA

Where? Palm Court Plaza at the Miami Design District

How Much? FREE!

More Info: www.miamidesigndistrict.net

New World Symphony WALLCAST® Concerts

WALLCAST Concert at SoundScape Park

These are live classical music performances by the New World Symphony which are projected into a 7,000 square-foot wall at the New World Center for thousands to enjoy in a fantastic outdoor atmosphere.

The concerts are typically on the third Saturday of the month and the season runs from October through May.

New for the 2019-2020 season, WALLCAST® Concerts will utilize 4K Ultra High Definition visual technology for projections on the wall at the New World Center.

When? Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Where? SoundScape Park at 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

How Much? FREE! Bring a picnic, blankets, beach chairs, cocktails... yes, there are restrooms available at the south-east corner of SoundScape Park.
More Info: New World Symphony Wallcast Concert Series

Wynwood Art Walk Block Party

Wynwood Art Walk

Every second Saturday of the month, the Wynwood Art Walk Block Party is one of the most iconic events in the city in this up and coming neighborhood which has been transforming the art scene in Miami.

Wynwood which is best known for its street art and splashy murals puts together a live art show, pop-up shop & gallery experience where you can mingle among the artists and creators, drink in hand, watch as art is being created in front of you and purchase directly from them.

And beyond the fantastic art there's plenty of gourmet food trucks, cocktails, live music and vendors, yes, it's a party!

When? Saturday March 14, 2020 and every second Saturday of the month, doors open at noon
Where? The Wynwood Marketplace at 2250 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 at the Wynwood Art District
How Much? FREE! RSVP for a free drink!
More Info: www.wynwoodartwalkblockparty.com

WAVE Wine + Beer Taste on Washington Avenue

WAVE Festival in Miami

The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District Presents a Live Music Series Featuring a Wine & Beer Taste!
15 wine, beer, and live music locations over a 1 mile stretch on Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
A diversity of live music everyone can enjoy! Grab a friend and come enjoy your favorite wines, beers, and try something new while sitting back with locals and tourists alike to take in all the live music. Must be 21+.

When? Thursday March 19, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and every 3rd Thursday of the month.
Where? Along Washington Avenue in South Beach
How Much? General Admission $12.24 (entitles you to 12 wine / beer tastes), VIP $20.73 (entitles you to 24 wine / beer tastes)
More Info and Tickets: WAVE Wine & Beer.

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