Summer is in full swing, August in Miami is hot and humid, afternoon showers are not uncommon and actually welcomed to bring a bit of relief from the blistering sun.
This is a great time to enjoy the beaches, our outdoor spaces and any water-related activities. If you're heading out
to the beach remember our turtles are nesting! Please pay special attention for any signs indicating turtle activity in the area.
If you have been putting off
that scuba certification, grab your mask and fins and get down here, our beautiful reefs are calling!
A full roster of top notch entertainment awaits! Beyonce, Lionel Richie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Karol G and many more are in town this August!
About our sea turtles and nesting on South Florida beaches
Sea turtle nesting season is here, if you are heading out to the beaches, please pay attention to nesting areas, they will
be ropped off and clearly marked, avoid getting near these areas or trampling on the eggs!
Sea turtles nest mostly after dark, females emerge from the water in search for a spot to lay their eggs.
They need their peace and quiet, give them a wide berth.
It is against the law to disturb turtles, nesting or otherwise, their eggs and their hatchlings!
During Miami Spice, the city's top eateries showcase
their signature dishes and award winning chefs with incredible 3-course set lunch or dinner packages that
make it easy and affordable for all to try the best of Miami's delectable cuisine.
Take an awe-inspiring journey into the incomparable universe of Van Gogh, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the 19th century. Explore his life, his work, and his secrets as never before through cutting-edge 360-degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind VR experience, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show.
Become completely immersed in the works of art around you, and feel the shift in reality as you dive deep into the world created by Van Gogh's brush strokes.
When?: Thursdays through Sundays in July and August - visits take around 60 - 75 minutes
Where?: Olympia Theater at 174 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131, United States
How Much?: Adult $39.90, Child (4-12) $23.90, Senior/Student/Military $29.90, VIP and Family Passes available
BRESH is the Latin American sensation that has swept across the globe since its inception, bringing its 'Banger After Banger' philosophy with it. Having enjoyed a string of sold-out shows in Buenos Aires, New York, Ibiza and beyond, BRESH is finally returning to Miami.
Enjoy a variety of musical styles from reggaeton to pop to disco, the only constant will be the unshakable need to move your body as the DJs take you on a sonic journey with plenty of balloons, flowers, glitter, props, and more.
When?: Friday, August 25, 2023
Where?: Club M2 Miami Beach at 1235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139-4613
How Much?: $24
CAP Summer Concert Series at Coral Gables Congregational Church
The Community Arts Program (CAP) Summer Concert Series brings to Miami a yearly roster of the most prestigious classical and jazz artists from around the world, and an affordable world-class experience for people from South Florida and beyond.
Experience six superb evenings within the historic Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, from opening to closing nights, six concerts will feature outstanding classical and jazz luminaries.
When? Every other Thursday evening June 6 - August 17, 2023
Where? Coral Gables Congregational Church
How Much? $35 - $50
More Info and program: CAP Summer Concert Series.
Magical Candlelight Concerts in Miami
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...
This is a fantastic program conducted by Miami Dade Parks which aims to educate the public about the plight of the sea turtles.
Our beaches are one of the largest nesting grounds for sea turtles every year. Nesting and hatching season is from May through October, when
the parks are actively engaged in protecting them.
Come and learn about their activities, the life of the turtles, the constant threats, and then come out to the beach and
watch the hatchlings as they are released and quickly dash across the sand and into the ocean.
How Much? Adults $65.99, Children (3 - 12) $55.99, all summer long! (plus tax)
Pass is valid from May 17 through August 31, 2023 and can be purchased online through any of the above participating parks. If you are an annual pass member to any of them check for additional discounts you might be entitled for the Summer Savings Pass.
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!
Come and enjoy the Magic of Ocean Drive with this new FREE open air family-friendly classical music series every Sunday at 5:00 pm. Talented South Florida performers will present concerts that are free and open to the general public. You are welcome to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments.
This year's line up includes performances by the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, Nu Deco Ensemble, Nicole Henry, the New World Symphony Ensemble among many others.
When?: Sundays at 5:00 pm
Where?: Ocean Drive Promenade located between 14th Street and 14th Place in Lummus Park
How Much?: FREE
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.