January 2023
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

What's hot: Art Deco Weekend, South Beach Jazz Festival, Miami Marathon, Billy Joel...
January Miami Events: the Art Deco Weekend

January in Miami is time for the outdoors to enjoy the marvelous weather and so we kick off 2023 with an array of outdoor festivals and exciting entertainment: Art Deco Weekend, King Mango Strut and the South Beach Jazz Festival! You still have time to catch the tail end of the holiday lights and festivals which come to a close early in the month. Also back this month is the Miami Marathon! In town this January: Billy Joel, Jerry Seinfeld, Riverdance...

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 2023 Miami Highlight Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in January 2023 features:

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Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Candlelight Concerts

Several Venues
Select Dates December-April

Andrea Bocelli

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FLA Live Arena
February 14, 2022

Wicked Miami

Wicked

Adrienne Arsht Center
Feb 15 - Mar 5, 2023


January 2023 Highlight Events in Miami

Art Deco Weekend 2023

Art Basel in Miami

Hosted by the Miami Design Preservation League, the Art Deco Weekend is a tribute to the Art Deco era and 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.
In addition, the League sponsors an array of great specialty tours offered uniquely during the weekend.

When? Friday to Sunday, January 13 - 15, 2023
Where? Ocean Drive
How Much? Most of the events at the Art Deco Weekend are FREE, with the exception of the Specialty Tours.

Here's more on the Art Deco Weekend and this year's full program.

South Beach Jazz Festival

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 in Miami Beach and will be a combination of ticketed concerts as well as free performances open to the public.

When? Friday through Sunday January 5 - 8, 2023
Where? Several venues. Performances will take place on stages set up throughout Lincoln Road, the North Beach Bandshell and at the Faena Theater
How Much? Free performances and ticketed concerts from $35.

More Info and Full Line Up at www.SoBeJazz.com

King Mango Strut at the Grove

Coconut Grove King Mango Strut logo

The King Mango Strut is the wackiest of the wackiest, it's a parade that was born as the antithesis of the King Orange Bowl parade way back, when struters were rejected by King Orange for being too "irreverent" so they decided to start their own King Mango parade, and irony of ironies, the King Orange Bowl Parade does not exist any more as the King Mango Parade lives on...

So what is it? It's a parade with a party atmosphere on a fun and laid back afternoon the last Sunday of the year. The theme or rather themes of the parade are anything and everything that made the headlines this year, Mango style of course, meaning, it is a parody of the year's highlights all in the name of fun. Like for example? Everything and everybody is fair game, the TSA, the Pope, twinkies, the Royal Family, politicians, specially politicians ...

Who participates? Anybody can participate, as in, "be on the parade". This is not an over the top parade, the "floats" are not fancy structures or designs, it is all very relaxed with hilarity and fun as the only requirement.

Is it ok for kids? Yes, the Pre-Mango Strut activities begin with the Little Miss Mango Pageant for kids 5 to 12, it is a VERY competitive pageant and all contestants are expected to win, the winners get to ride in the opening "float" of the parade!

So take part or just come to watch, bring a cooler, a folding chair, and be ready to spend the funniest and craziest time, check it out:

When?: January 8, 2023, parade starts at 2:00 p.m., after-strut street party and dancing afterwards
Where?: Downtown Coconut Grove from Green Street to Coco Walk then back to Commodore Plaza
How Much?: Free!

More Info: www.kingmangostrut.org

Wodapalooza 2023

Wodapalooza began as a grassroots single-day fitness competition with 145 athletes and 500 spectators in 2012 and has since established itself as the world's premier Functional Fitness Festival.

Wodapalooza descends on Miami's Bayfront Park for 4-days in January and brings together thousands of athletes, spectators, and fitness fanatics to celebrate fitness, community, and life.

When? January 12 - 15, 2023
Where? Bayfront Park
Tickets

More Info and How To Compete

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

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? January 19 - 23, 2023
Where? Miami Beach Convention Center
How Much? $30 Your ticket gives you access to all five days of the show

More Info originalmiamibeachantiqueshow.com

Chocolate Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!

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 21 - 22, 2023 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens
How Much? Included in Garden admission $24.95 for adults, $17.95 seniors +65, $15.95 Students, $11.95 children 6-17
Free for Fairchild Members.

More info and event schedule: www.fairchildgarden.org

Winter Kite Festival at Lummus Park

Kite Festival Miami Beach

A free, fun-filled day of music, rides, games, food trucks, kite flying and much much more!

There will be kites and food for sale.

When? Sunday January 22, 2023 - 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Where? Lummus Park at 12th Street and Ocean Drive
How Much? FREE

More info: City of Miami Beach FB Page

NightGarden a Magical Light Spectacular

NightGarden Magical Light Spectacular at Fairchild

An enchanted, illuminated experience full of fantasy and wonderment where things like the Wise Talking Tree, Flying Fairies and a Sunflower Maze come to life.
Come and marvel at unbelievable live effects such as holographic butterflies and floating orchids throughout multiple acres of dazzling magic.

When? Select dates Thursdays thru Sundays, November 11, 2022 to January 8, 2023
Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
How Much? General Admission $35, Children 10 and under $30, plus service fees. Discounts for Fairchild members, students, senior, military, group (min. 6) bundle available.

More info and tickets: Nightgarden Magical Light Spectacular

Chinese New Year Festival 2023
Year of the Rabbit Celebrations - SUSPENDED

Chinese New Year Festival Miami

Chinese New Year is the largest festival in the Asian community calendar which this year welcomes the Year of the Rabbit.

Colorful celebrations featuring Lion Dances and Dragon Parades as well as cultural performances will take place over the traditional fifteen day holiday period all throughout South Florida. Chinese New Year Day is on January 22, 2023. The celebrations normally take place over the weekend following the New Year.

Lion Dances and parades are hosted by restaurants and martial art schools throughout the city. Other festivals, spiritual activities and cultural demonstrations are sponsored throughout the first two weeks of the new year.

The largest celebration takes place at Miami Dade College, Kendall campus, jointly hosted by the Confucius Institute and the Chinese Cultural Foundation in Miami.

What can you expect? Lion Dances, tai chi demonstrations, calligraphy, face painting, acrobatics, arts and crafts, bounce houses ans slides, and of course, lots of food and the Dragon Parade.

When? SUSPENDED - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Show Times at 12:30pm and 3:30 pm
Where? Miami Dade College Kendall Fred Shaw Plaza, 11011 S.W. 104th St. Miami
How Much? $10 for adults, $5 children 6-12, under 5 FREE

More info and planned activities: http://chinesenewyearfestivalmiami.org/ and Chinese New Year Festival Miami Facebook Page

The Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon

Miami Marathon Runners

A fantastic weekend of running events that culminate with the renowned Miami Marathon on the final day. 15,000 runners, a beautiful course, fantastic views, electric atmosphere! Runners and spectators alike will 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...

There is also a Half Marathon or Tropical 5K and Kids Run.

When? Events throughout the weekend January 28-29, 2023. Miami Marathon main race on Sunday January 29, 2023 starts 6:00 am
Where? Start point is FTX Arena in downtown Miami. Finish line at Bayfront Park.
How Much? Registration Fee for Marathon $220, Half Marathon $200. Spectators FREE along the race course.

More on this year's Miami Marathon

Van Gogh - The Immersive Experience

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 from December to February - visits take around 60 - 75 minutes
Where?: Olympia Theater at 174 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131, United States
How Much?: Adult $34.90, Child (4-12) $20.90, Senior/Student/Military $26.90, VIP and Family Passes available

More Info and tickets : Van Gogh The Immersive Experience

Miami For Kids And Families This January 2023

Santa's Echanted Forest

Santa's Enchanted Forest

The largest Christmas-Themed Amusement Park and Carnival is back with its millions of dazzling lights, South Florida's tallest christmas tree, and the carnival rides for little ones and those wanting a little more extreme.
In a new location in Doral for the 2022 season, Santa's new home is bigger than ever with more than 40 acres of attractions, plus 3 entrances and expansive parking. It is a huge sprawling lively event, just coming to see the lights is worth the trip. Tons of entertainment for kids and families round it all up.
There are the many live shows, games, magic acts, mazes, all sorts of rides, from carrousels to roller coasters and drop towers and of course, the carnival food!

When? November 9, 2022 to January 8, 2023 - 5:00pm to Midnight
Where? 7500 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33166
How Much? Adults (9-64) $42.99, Children (3-8) and Seniors 65+ $34.58. Season Passes, military discounts, group discounts and express passes available.

More Info: Santa's Enchanted Forest

Winterland at the Farm

Winterland at Pinto 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?: Thursdays through Sundays late November to early January
Where?: Pinto Farm at 14890 SW 216 Street, Miami, FL 33170
How Much?: $34.99, children under one free, includes paddle boat rides, tractor rides, pony rides, race track, petting zoo, hay maze, and of course you get to meet Santa.

More info: www.pintofarm.com

Nights of Lights at Pinecrest Gardens

Christmas Tree Lighting Doral

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 11, 2022 to January 1, 2023 - 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

Jurassic World Live Tour

Jurassic World Live Tour

When? January 19 - 22, 2023

Where? The Watsco Center at UM Miami

How Much? Find Tickets

Magical Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Candlelight Concerts 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.
Coming soon:

  • A Tribute to Queen - March 23, April 14 and 21, June 1, 2023 at Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables
  • A Tribute to Adele - February 23, March 16, May 4, 2023 at Coral Gables Congregational Church
  • A Tribute to ABBA - February 3, March 26, 2023, June 4 at The Plaza Turf - Jungle Island
  • From Bach to the Beatles - March 12, April 23, 2023 at The Plaza Turf - Jungle Island
  • Classic Rock on Strings - February 9, March 9, April 20 2023 at Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables
  • The Best of Joe Hisaishi - January 21, February 18, 2023 at Miami Scottish Rite
  • A Tribute to Juan Gabriel - March 19, 2023 at at Miami Scottish Rite
  • A Tribute to Coldplay - February 24, March 30, June 18, 2023 at Coral Gables Congregational Church
  • Candlelight Ballet: Featuring Tchaikovsky and more - February 4, March 25, April 16, 2023 at Miami Scottish Rite
  • Valentine's Day Special: Romeo and Juliet and more - February 10, 2023 at Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables
  • Valentine's Day Special: Romeo and Juliet and more - February 11, 2023 at The Plaza Turf - Jungle Island
  • Valentine's Day Special: Romeo and Juliet and more - February 14, 2023 at Curtiss Mansion
  • A Jazz Tribute to The Miles Davis Classic Quintet - February 19, 2023 at The Plaza Turf - Jungle Island
  • Open Air Jazz: 20th Century Women: Nina Simone, Billie Holiday - March 5, 2023 at The Plaza Turf - Jungle Island
  • Vivaldi's Four Seasons - March 24, May 25, 2023 at Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables
  • A Tribute to Ed Sheeran - April 13, June 2, 2023 at Coral Gables Congregational Church
  • A Tribute to Beyonce - May 19, 2023 at Coral Gables Congregational Church
  • A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac - April 27, May 21, 2023 at Coral Gables Congregational Church
  • Favorite Anime Themes - April 30, 2023 at Miami Scottish Rite
  • A Tribute to Taylor Swift - May 11, June 22, 2023 at Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables

More info and tickets: Candlelight Concerts in Miami

For Miami Sports Fans This January 2023

Miami Heat Basketball Schedule January 2023 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? See Home Game Schedule below
Where? FTX Arena, formerly AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!
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Miami Dolphins Schedule - December 2023 Home Games and Football Tickets

Miami Dolphins schedule and tickets

When? See schedule below

Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

How Much? Individual game tickets can be had for as low as $15 but you have to be quick!
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Florida Panthers Schedule - January 2023 Home Games and Hockey Tickets

Florida Panthers Tickets BBT Center

When? See schedule below

Where? FLA Live Arena formerly BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!

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January 2023 Public Holidays

New Year's Day - January 1, 2023

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:

Closed

Government Offices
Schools
Post Offices
Banks
Public Libraries
Grocery Stores

Open

(check for special holiday schedules)
Shopping Centers and Malls
Pharmacies
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 16, 2023

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

Closed


Government Offices
Schools
Post Offices
Banks
Public Libraries

Open


Shopping centers and malls
Grocery Stores
Restaurants
Federal, State, Regional Parks
Public Transportation

Free Or Almost Free Ongoing Events in Miami

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? 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

Miami Design District Art and Architecture Walks

MDD Art and Architecture Walks

Explore the art murals, outdoor art spaces, perhaps a gallery or two, featured exhibitions or the fabulous architecture throughout the Design District with resident experts.

Also on Sundays, The Market brings you locally sourced produce, culturally influenced food, or that special one-of-a-kind creation, while enjoying live entertainment.

When?: Several Saturdays / Sundays throughout the month, check the calendar of events for details
Where?: 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 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

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

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

Ocean Drive Music Series

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

MOAD Body Electric exhibit

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:

  • Deering Estate
  • Miami Children's Museum
  • Perez Art Museum (PAMM)
  • Frost Museum of Science
  • Frost Art Museum
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • Zoo Miami
  • Lowe Art Museum
  • The Bass
  • Fruit and Spice Park
  • ... and many more!

Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater Series

Fantasy Theater Factory Show

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.

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