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We are kicking off the year with a couple of top sports events specially for football fans, first off is the Orange Bowl and right on its heels the College Footbal Championship, both at Hard Rock Stadium which is ready to welcome fans with all the health precautions to keep everyone safe.
Covid-19 continues to present many challenges, large concert venues are still not operating although some of the smaller venues are beginning to welcome visitors following all social-distancing measures.
This month's top events include the Art Deco Weekend which this year has gone virtual, the South Beach Jazz Festival, and the Miami Beach Antique Show.
Thankfully January is the perfect time to be outdoors, so get out and enjoy the
marvelous weather, there's much to keep us all busy this month! And this year don't miss the Miami Marathon which has gone virtual and is open to everybody, anywhere in the world you happen to be!
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!
January 2021 Miami Highlight Events:
The concert and entertainment scene in January 2021 features:
- Rickey Smiley - December 31, 2020 - January 3, 2021 at the Miami Improv
- Live On The Plaza: Xperimento (Outdoor Performance) - January 7, 2021 at Thomson Plaza for the Arts at the Adrienne Arsht Center
- D.L. Hughley - January 8 - 10, 2021 at the Miami Improv
- Randy Rainbow - January 9, 2021 at the Au Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
- Rosie Revere, Engineer - January 14, 2021 at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
- Brad Williams - January 15 - 17, 2021 at the Miami Improv
- Live On The Plaza: Elastic Bond (Outdoor Performance) - January 21, 2021 at Thomson Plaza for the Arts at the Adrienne Arsht Center
- Preacher Lawson - January 22 - 24, 2021 at the Miami Improv
- Johnny Mathis - January 24, 2021 at the Au Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
- Shen Yun Performing Arts - January 26 - 27, 2021 at the Au Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
- DeRay Davis - January 29 - 31, 2021 at the Miami Improv
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Specially for kids and families This January 2021:
Holidays This Month:
FREE or almost FREE Ongoing Events in Miami:
Recurring January Events Cancelled/Suspended in 2021:
- NightGarden Magical Light Spectacular at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
- Jungle Island's Luminosa! Festival of Lights
- Santa's Enchanted Forest
Activities, Tours, Attractions that are OPEN
It's time to get out! Here's a list of things to do while maintaining social distancing measures. They have reopened and can be booked now. Make a reservation as many of the tours and activities are running on limited capacities. You can book with confidence as there is a free cancellation policy for most of the activities listed here, if your plans change and you cancel up to 24 hours in advance you will receive a full refund.
- Marinas are open and the following operators are taking reservations for Biscayne Bay Cruises now:
- Beaches and Parks are open, time to go for a swim, kayaking, jetskiing, parasailing...:
- From Dinner Key Marina: 30- or 60-minute Jet Ski Rides on a brand new Sea Doo GTI 130, Parasailing, Flyboarding, Paddleboarding and Kayaking, Tubing.
- At Hobie Beach (Rickenbacker Causeway): Windsurfing rentals, individual and group lessons available, Hobie Cat Sailing, Paddleboarding and Kayaking.
- Crandon Park, Bill Sadowski Preserve, Matheson Hammock Park: Kayak Treks and Adventures.
- At Oleta River State Park: Paddleboard and Kayak Rental, Standup Paddleboard Yoga Classes.
- With pick up from your hotel: 3-hour Jet Ski Tour covering downtown Miami, Key Biscayne, and Brickell Key, Fisher Island, Star Island with a stop in Monument Island
- Snorkeling Boats have resumed operations in the Florida Keys and at Biscayne National Park and John Pennekamp State Park
- The Everglades are open! The following outifts are conducting Airboat and Eco Tours now:
- Segway Tours have reopened and they are a great way to discover the Art Deco District, Ocean Drive, Fisher Island... You see a lot more gliding around than on foot while enjoying the breathtaking views and some fresh air! These Segway Tours are running right now
- The Wynwood Arts District is open, come check out this fantastic open-air museum with its stunning street art. A fun way to see it is with the 1-Hour Street Art Tour by Golf Buggy.
- Lion Country Safari Drive-through Safari is OPEN
- Zoo Miami is OPEN, tickets must be purchased online, members and Summer Pass holders must also make a reservation for the day of their visit.
- The gardens at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are OPEN
- The outdoor areas at the Deering Estate are OPEN and hikes and kayak rentals have resumed.
- Tidal Cove Water Park at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is OPEN
- The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens are OPEN
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January 2021 Highlight Events in Miami
Orange Bowl 2020-2021: Texas A&M vs North Carolina
When? Saturday, January 2, 2021
Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
What's different this year? There will be capacity restrictions and increased sanitization throughout. Socially-distanced seats will be at least six feet apart, with the first several rows closest to the field blocked off. Hard Rock Stadium is a minimum contact stadium, there will be touchless security scans at all gates, touchless restrooms and no cash accepted. Food & beverage concessions will implement mobile ordering with express lane pick up. Face masks are required for all fans and personnel. There will be no tailgating.
How Much? ››
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Here's more on the 2020-2021 Orange Bowl, Fan Fest, etc..
The 2020-2021 College Football Playoff National Championship - Alabama vs Ohio State
Before the pandemic hit, there were a series of free fan-centered events planned for the CFP with Miami Beach at the epicenter of the happenings with free concerts and college pep rallies along the shoreline, Playoff Fan Central at the Convention Center, a 5k run in Miami Beach among many others. Large scale events that attract the masses won't be going ahead for obvious reasons but there is a possibility of smaller socially-distanced fan events that can be held according to the county safety and health measures, so stay tuned.
Who is playing for the National Championship? Alabama vs Ohio State
When? January 11, 2021
Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
There will be capacity restrictions and increased sanitization throughout. Socially-distanced seats will be at least six feet apart, with the first several rows closest to the field blocked off. Hard Rock Stadium is a minimum contact stadium, there will be touchless security scans at all gates, touchless restrooms and no cash accepted. Food & beverage concessions will implement mobile ordering with express lane pick up. Face masks are required for all fans and personnel. There will be no tailgating.
How Much? ››
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Here's more on the 2020-2021 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Art Deco Weekend 2021
Hosted by the Miami Design Preservation League, the Art Deco Weekend is a tribute to the Art Deco era and on a normal year, it involves a series of
top notch events over a three-day weekend including Classic Cars, the Parade, Fashion Shows, children's performances, Films and Lectures, Live Music, Antiques, Street Festivals and more.
This year due to the pandemic, a diferent format is planned and for the first time, the festival is going virtual.
When? January 14 - 17, 2021
Where? This year will be a virtual event
How Much? FREE
Here's more on this year's Art Deco Weekend and full program of events.
The Miami Marathon 2021
We will sure miss the fantastic weekend of running events that culminate with the renowned Miami Marathon on the final day with 25,000 runners, the beautiful course, fantastic views, and electric atmosphere! Runners and spectators alike flock down to Miami to enjoy what has to be one of the most stunning courses, passing along some of Miami's classic landmarks: Port of Miami, Art Deco District, the MacArthur Causeway...
But this year due to the pandemic, the Miami Marathon events are going virtual. What does that mean? Anybody can compete from anywhere in the world!
- 1. You choose your distance and complete your chosen distance race between January 10 - 31, 2021, following Covid-19 guidelines from your own local public health officials
- 2. Track your distances and times with any app, watch, or fitness device (You can even use a treadmill!)
- 3. Submit your results
- 4. Earn your medal!
If you really want to be competitive and see where you stack up on the leaderboard, the following schedule is suggested:
- Tropical 5K: January 10 - 17
- Miami Half Marathon: January 18 - 24
- Miami Marathon: January 25 - 31
Train with Frankie: As an added bonus, Miami Marathon co-founder Frankie Ruiz has crafted a free TuneUp running plan for each distance.
When? From January 10 - 31, 2021
Where? Virtual Event
How Much? Registration Fee for one distance $40 (marathon, half-marathon or 5k Tropical race), two distances $60, all three distances $80. Additional costs for international addresses for mailing of kits. Train with Frankie is FREE.
More on this year's VIRTUAL Miami Marathon
South Beach Jazz Festival
A jazz festival unlike any other, the South Beach Jazz Festival will take pride in featuring talented musicians with disabilities.
The festival takes 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 8 - 10, 2021
Where? Several venues. Performances will take place on stages set up throughout Lincoln Road, the North Beach Bandshell and the Miami Beach's Woman Club
How Much? Free performances and ticketed concerts from $35.
More Info and Full Line Up at www.SoBeJazz.com
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show plays host to nearly 700 domestic and international vendors of antiques, art, furniture, home décor, vintage fashion, jewelry, watches, silver and collectables.
With brands such as Cartier, Chanel, Rolex, Hermes, David Webb, Van Clef & Arpels, Georg Jensen and many more, the Original Miami Beach Antique Show is a veritable treasure hunt of one-of-a-kind finds.
When? Postponed to March 12 - 16, 2021
Where? Miami Beach Convention Center
How Much? $20 Your ticket gives you access to all five days of the show
More Info originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com
Chocolate Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
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? Saturday and Sunday January 22 - 24, 2021 - 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
Miami For Kids And Families This January 2021
Winterland at the 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, paddleboat rides, Santa, pony rides, and many more activities for kids!
When?: Saturdays and Sundays December 12, 2020 to January 10, 2021 - Limited capacity, by reservations only
Where?: Pinto Farm at 14890 SW 216 Street, Miami, FL 33170
How Much?: $24.99, children under one free, includes paddle boat rides, tractor rides, pony rides, race track, walk through around the farm, magic shows, opportunity to meet Santa. Check for Groupon offers.
More info: www.pintofarm.com
Nights of Lights at Pinecrest Gardens
Pinecrest Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland dotted by thousands of twinkling lights that go up, through and around the whimsical botanical landscape. This year they are adding a whole new section of sparkling holiday lights and a bigger than last year's holiday-themed maze in the gardens.
Eat yummy treats, have a signature Pinecrest Gardens cocktail and enjoy magical Story Time with Mrs. Claus. Stay tuned for Santa Claus special appearances.
On select evenings, admission includes a holiday concert performance in the historic Banyan Bowl.
When? December 10, 2021 - January 2, 2022 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where? Pinecrest Gardens at 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, Florida 33156
How Much? $15 - $20
More info, tickets and Schedule of Events at the Banyan Bowl: www.pinecrestgardens.org
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? TO BE CONFIRMED January 10, 2021 - 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
For Miami Sports Fans This January 2021
Miami Heat Basketball Schedule January 2021 Home Games and Tickets
When? Season has started and home games will be played at the Arena but whether fans will be allowed to attend is still to be decided, stay tuned.
Where? AmericanAirlines Arena
How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!
›› Check for Miami Heat Tickets at Groupon from $17!!!
Florida Panthers Schedule - January 2021 Home Games and Hockey Tickets
When?The NHL is aiming for mid-January for the start to the 2021 season, stay tuned!
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!
›› Find Tickets
›› Check for Panthers Tickets at Groupon from $19.
January 2021 Public Holidays
New Year's Day - January 1, 2021
New Year's Day, is a public holiday throughout the country. Federal government offices and schools are closed on New Year's Day and store hours and restaurant and businesses holiday schedules may vary.
You can expect the following to
be open and closed on New Year's Day:
(check for special holiday schedules)
Shopping Centers and Malls
Most Fast Food and Restaurants
Public Transportation (Limited schedules and routes)
National, State and Regional Parks
Check out New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events in Miami
Martin Luther King's Birthday January 18, 2021
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
Shopping centers and malls
Federal, State, Regional Parks
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?!!!
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.
Concerts utilize 4K Ultra High Definition visual technology for projections on the wall at the New World Center.
When? SUSPENDED until further notice
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 January 9, 2021 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 January 21, 2021 - 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 $15 (entitles you to 12 wine / beer tastes), VIP $25 (entitles you to 24 wine / beer tastes, for 2 people)
More Info and Tickets: WAVE Wine & Beer.
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