Art Deco Weekend in South Beach

One Huge Street Party Along Ocean Drive
January 12 - 14, 2024

Art Deco Weekend South Beach

The Annual Art Deco Weekend celebrated every January in South Beach, is one huge street party and definitely the place to be if you happen to be in town this weekend as everything will be happening all along Ocean Drive.

Come for the arts and crafts, the food, the retro fashion shows, the jazz, the classic cars, the outdoor film series, the adorable dog show... or simply to people watch. It's great fun and rapidly becoming one of the most anticipated events in the South Beach entertainment calendar.

The Art Deco Weekend is presented by the Miami Design Preservation League, and is a tribute to the Art Deco era involving a series of top notch events over this three-day weekend.

These are some of the highlights at this 47th edition of Art Deco Weekend. This year's theme celebrates Florida's Historic Communities.

All events for 2024 unless indicated, are FREE and open to the public:

So stop by and join in the fun, there will be lots happening over the weekend!

Take a peek here:

The Classic Car Show

Art Deco Classic Car

Classic Cars have been a staple of the Art Deco District landscape, and this weekend, for all lovers of vintage vehicles, there will be a great collection of automobiles, trucks and motorcycles of all makes and models from the early 1900s up to 1991.

The show is sponsored by the Antique Automobiles Club of America as in prior years.

When? Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where? Ocean Drive between 5th and 10th Streets
How Much? Free!

Art Deco Classic Car Parade

Bark Deco Dog Walk

Arf Deco Dog Parade

The Arf Troupe is back, our adorable four-legged friends in their funky costumes will be parading around Ocean Drive during Art Deco Weekend.

(Attention Dog Owners: you are encouraged to participate and bring your pooches, all dressed up of course!)

When? Sunday at 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Where? Meet at the tents by the Majestic Hotel at 661 Ocean Drive
How Much? Free! Register to participate

Art Deco Weekend Kids Zone

Art Deco Weekend Kids Show

Bring the kids to participate in bounce house, obstacle course, and other activities. Lots of activities and entertainment provided by numerous non-profits.

When? Saturday and Sunday
Where? Lummus Park between 8th and 9th
How Much? Suggested Donation $5 to support the historic Fienberg-Fisher K-8 in the Art Deco District.

The Tents: Food, Live Music, Arts and Crafts, Antiques...

Art Deco Weekend Festival

Throughout the weekend all along Ocean Drive from 5th through 15th Streets there will be the tents set up with the many options for arts and crafts, antiques, etc. come and browse:

  • Friday from noon to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

And chefs and restaurants on Ocean Drive will also have their booths offering their mouth-watering dishes available on the go for festival visitors.

Live street entertainment and Live Music events are organized throughout with a heavy line-up of retro inspired bands. And don't forget to checkout the exhibits and lectures at the Art Deco Welcome Center.

Jazz Age Lawn Party At Art Deco

Art Deco Weekend Jazz Festival

It's the Prohibition Era in all its glory... Sip a cocktail under the palms... Enjoy live jazz and dancing under the stars... The Jazz Age Stage is set and ready at Lummus Park and 12th!

When? Friday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Opening Soirée with the South Florida Jazz Orchestra and Lissane Lyons
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm - LeNard Rutledge & Mike Cady present "Cole Porter and Friends", South Florida Jazz Orchestra
Sunday - 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm - FIU Art Deco Combo, Jesse Jones Jr. Jazz Ensemble, Rose Max & Ramatis Moraes with Brazilian and Latin Sounds

Where? Lummus Park at 12th and Ocean Drive

How Much? Free More info.

Art Deco Weekend Tours

Art Deco District, learn more with a MDPL Walking Tour

The Miami Design Preservation League offers tours which are one of the best ways to get acquainted with the Art Deco District itself, its history and the many styles and trends prevalent throughout.

During the Art Deco Weekend, there are additional specialty tours offered uniquely during this weekend, with a variety of themes to choose from depending on your interests:

  • Deco Nights and Neon Lights Tour
  • South Beach Scandals Tour
  • Jewish Miami Beach Tour
  • Ocean Drive Architectural Tour
  • Collins Park Tour
  • Flamingo Park Tour
  • Spanish Art Deco Tour
  • Legends of Lincoln Road Tour
  • Hotel Names, Bas Reliefs and Terrazzo Floors - Art Deco Secrets Hiding in Plain Sight

Walking Tours start at $30 per person ($25 seniors) Children 12 and under FREE. They are conducted by fantastic volunteers, certainly well qualified and very passionate about the District and the movement.

You can find out more and purchase tickets for the MDPL Art Deco Weekend Tours, and here are more options for Art Deco District Tours available every day of the year.

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