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:
- Miami International Film Festival - March 6 - 15, 2020
- Carnaval on the Mile Jazz and Art Festival - March 7 - 8, 2020
- Asian Culture Festival - TBA
- Veuve Clicquot Carnaval - TBA
- Fairchild's International Orchid Festival - March 13 - 15, 2020
- Homestead Carnival & Parade - March 14, 2020
- Calle Ocho Festival, the nation's largest street party - March 15, 2020
- Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival - March 14 - 15, 2020
- The Miami Open - March 23 - April 5, 2020
- "The Fair" - March 12 - April 5, 2020
- ULTRA Music Festival - March 20 - 22, 2020
- The Deering Seafood Festival - March 29, 2020
The concert and entertainment scene in March 2020 features:
- 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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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.
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At Hard Rock Stadium
At the Fillmore Miami Beach
December 14 - 19, 2019
At the Fillmore
December 30, 2019
At Grand Chapiteau at Hard Rock Stadium
Dec 21 - Jan 26, 2020
At Hard Rock Stadium
December 30, 2019
At Hard Rock Live
January 10, 2020
At AA Arena
January 17, 2020
at Hard Rock Stadium
February 2, 2020
February 11, 2020
Adrienne Arsht Center
Feb 18 - Mar 8, 2020
March 2020 Highlight Events in Miami
Miami International 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:
Carnaval on the Mile Jazz and Art Festival
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
$54 Half Off tickets at Groupon
More Info: www.jazzinthegardens.com
The 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+
More on the Miami Open, Getting There, Tips on Attending
Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition
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
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.
More on Ultra and Spring Break in Miami
The 15th Annual Deering Seafood Festival On The Bay
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
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
When? March 1, 2020
Where? AmericanAirlines Arena
How Much? ››
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Miami For Kids And Families This March 2020
Family Fun Fest at 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
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
How Much? ››
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
How Much? ››
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
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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›› Check for Miami Heat Tickets at Groupon from $18!!!
Florida Panthers Schedule - March 2020 Home Games and Hockey Tickets
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
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. 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!
$33.67 $15 St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl Wynwood at The Dirty Rabbit, on Sunday, March 17, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Local leprechauns head from one pub to the next for a night of drinking, partying, and the occasional jig dance. Celebrants of the Irish holiday will head between four different pubs and spend an hour at each spot to sample their brews, menu, and music.
$18.90 $8 Wynwood St. Patrick's Day Celebration 2019 at The Wynwood Yard on Sunday, March 17, at 4 p.m. Ladies and leprechauns alike are encouraged to dress in green and gold for this St. Patrick's Day party, where The Wynwood Yard will provide libations and tunes from Juanabee and DJ Chris Valencia. There will be plenty of Guinness pours, green beer, and drink specials.
$73.81 $39 Two Day Admission St. Paddy's Brickell at
The Shops at Mary Brickell Village on Saturday and Sunday March 16-17 Miami will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a two-day festival. Brickell has prepared four parties and exclusive experiences - all in one location. On March 16 and March 17, participants will hit the dancefloor, have fun with their friends in the lounge area, and enjoy specialty green cocktails and goodies. The event includes fun experiences in the Irish Pub VIP, the Get Lucky Room, End of the Rainbow Room, and the Forbidden Treasure Room. This two-day festival will be the opportunity to celebrate "green" to the fullest.
Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 PM
Free Or Almost Free Ongoing Events in Miami
Miami Design District Free Outdoor Concerts
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
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
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
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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