Temperatures are picking up and it's time to head out to the beaches! April in Miami packs an exciting array of festivals and events: The Fair, MB Gay Pride Festival, The Deering Seafood Festival...
The Miami Open will come to a close at the beginning of the month and the usual roster of first class concerts and entertainment featuring Marco Antonio Solis, Mana, Janet Jackson, New Edition, Anuel, Juan Luis Guerra...
For our sports fans, the Heat is on at FTX Arena, the Marlins are back at loan Depot Park, our Panthers take on the ice at the FLALive Arena and Inter Miami CF is back at DRV PNK Stadium.
Easter Sunday is on April 9, 2023, the Easter Bunny will be making the rounds...
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, BMX Pro Stunt Shows, Grammy Award winning performers...
All live entertainment and concerts are included in your admission.
When? March 16 - April 9, 2023. Open Daily Except March 27-28 and April 3-4.
Where? Miami-Dade County Fair, 10901 SW 24th St. Miami. Coral Way (SW 24th St) and 112th Avenue
How Much? General Admission $16 at the door, $12 online presale or at Sedano's, 5 and under free. Tickets for rides are extra. $5 admission days: March 16, 29 and April 5.
Unlimited ride package is $30. 2023 season pass $32.
scholarships that reward youth achievement in artistic, athletic and academic programs. Be there!
Explore the beauty and diversity of orchids in this breathtaking exhibit of live orchid floral displays set among the lush tropical gardens of Flamingo Gardens, with thousands of beautiful orchids in bloom, tours, classes, orchid vendors...
When? April 8 - 9, 2023
Where? Flamingo Gardens at 3750 S. Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330-1614
How Much? Free with General Admission: Adults $21.95, Kids (3-11) $15.95
Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival - April 1 - 16, 2023
This is the largest LGBT event in Miami including a three-day weekend packed with flashy, bold and spirited
What's on? Beach parties, block parties, VIP parties,
challenging runs, concerts and live entertainment, the legendary parade, Legends Ball, bar crawls, fireworks and
even a 4-night cruise to the Bahamas!
The Parade is a colossal affair and the crown jewel of the festival, with hundreds of participants and over 35 creative floats showcasing the Spirit of Pride.
When?: April 1 - 16, 2023. Parade on April 16, 2023
Where?: Throughout South Beach. Festival Village in Lummus Park. Parade along the Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, starting point at 7th Street and Ocean.
How Much?: Festival and parade FREE, many ticketed events held throughout the week
Longines Global Champions Tour
The Longines Global Champions Tour is the world's premier show jumping series, bringing together the top ranked athletes in the world to compete in prestigious locations for unprecedented prize money.
This month, they are back in the sands of Miami Beach...
The 17 event Tour offers some of the most explosive and exciting competition of any equestrian series featuring Olympic, World and Continental Champions as they battle fiercely for the title of overall season Champion of Champions and the lion's share of the bonus prize fund.
When? April 12 - 15, 2023
Where? Miami Beach, on the beach between 21st and 22nd Streets, behind the Setai Hotel
How Much? There are FREE areas for people to stand and watch along the beach on the side of the arena where you will be up-close to the incredible jumps as the horses and riders take to the course. Access to the public grandstand seating for all days of the event is normally free.
GC Lounge tickets $100 - $200 give you access to the lounge area with private bar and complimentary drink and bites on arrival, seats are first come first served. VIP Tables also available.
More info: www.globalchampionstour.com
Fort Lauderdale Air Show
Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team along with military jet flyovers, parachute teams, civilian aerobatic acts and formation flight teams for a fantastic day out on the beach!
Flown from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, the show's main flight line area is between Sunrise Boulevard and 18th Street.
When? Saturday and Sunday, April 29 - 30, 2023 - noon to approximately 4:00 pm
Where? Fort Lauderdale Beach accross from Birch State Park
How Much?Drop Zone Beach - get away from the crowds, food and beverages including beer and wine for purchase plus portable restrooms, bring beach chairs and umbrellas - Adult $35 advance purchase, Child (6-12) $24.50
Sand Boxes - your own reserved beach area, bring your own chair and umbrella, restrooms, food and beverage stands, parking pass in Birch State Park with shuttle bus transport, Sand Boxes accommodate 4 people - Advance Purchase from $269 (for 4)
Flight Line Club VIP - the ultimate spot on the beach, tents with shade, restrooms, lunch and drinks/beer, parking, golf cart valet - Advance Purchase $199, child $169, reserved box for 4 $1,099
Rooftop Balcony at the Pelican Grand Hotel with Open Bar - Advance Purchase $599
This concert series known simply as "Candlelight" which have had tremendous success around the world has arrived in Miami! Listening to classical or jazz or contemporary music in an intimate and atmospheric setting of a candlelit concert is a delightful and magical experience.
These enchanting concerts feature a wide variety of genres, from Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky, operas and Broadway, to Frank Sinatra, Taylor Swift, Adele, Fleetwood Mac, ABBA... all played by talented musicians at a variety of gorgeous and unique indoor and outdoor venues including Hotel Colonnade, Jungle Island, the Coral Gables Congregational Church...
Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.
Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.
When?: March 25 - April 9, 2023
Where?: Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Disney On Ice: Into The Magic
Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas, snow covered mountains and the marigold bridge in Disney On Ice Into The Magic. This action-packed extravaganza, features Disney's Moana, Frozen, Coco and Beauty and the Beast with other beloved Disney characters.
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!
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 second or third Saturday of the month and the season runs from October through May.
When? Second or third Saturday of the month
Where? SoundScape Park at 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
These are fantastic oceanside concerts featuring our best local talents. Pack a picnic blanket or lawn chair and come and enjoy a relaxing Sunday among the swaying palm trees and experience the best of arts and culture.
The free weekly concert series features anything from Latin, Jazz, Pop, String Quartets, Classical, Marching Bands... you name it!
When? Sunday afternoons
Where? Lummus Park Ocean Drive Promenade between 14th Street and 14th Place
How Much? FREE
More Info and program: www.oceandrivearts.com.
Miami Museums Free Days
Many Miami museums regularly offer free admission days, so take advantage and save if you can!
Here are some of the offerings, and be sure to double check for updates or changes with each venue before you head out.
For our Residents, if you have a Miami Dade Library Card, check out the FREE Museum Pass Program where you can get passes to many of the most popular museums and attractions in the city. Passes are good for a family of 4 and can be easily "checked out" with your library card. Passes are first-come-first-served and as you can imagine, some of the most popular ones get snatched as soon as they become available, each library branch gets a limited number of passes for each attraction.
The Museum Pass Program offers free entry to the following:
Miami Children's Museum
Perez Art Museum (PAMM)
Frost Museum of Science
Frost Art Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Lowe Art Museum
Fruit and Spice Park
... and many more!
Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater Series
Fantasy Theater Factory is a non-profit organization that manages the Sandrell Rivers Theater, a state of the art black box theater in Miami. FTF places its greatest programmatic emphasis on Theater for Young Audiences which place a primary focus on childhood literacy and ecology. Other focus areas of programming include: fitness, history, diversity, self esteem, peer pressure and bullying prevention. FTF also produces cultural arts workshop residency programs that serve at-risk youth, children with disabilities and general population students.
Monthly lineups include a bi-monthly film screening series, a bi-monthly live music series, an art exhibition series and a new play competition, where playwrights can have their new works performed as staged readings in front of live audiences.
Each year FTF produces well over 500 programs, many are FREE and open to the public, some offered for a low nominal fee, in many cases if you are unable to afford a ticket, please call their box office, and they will be happy to reserve up to four (4) free tickets for your party.
When? Various throughout the month
Where? Sandrell Rivers Theater at 6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami FL 33127
How Much? Many FREE or offered for a low fee.
More Info and this month's lineup: Fantasy Theater Factory Shows.