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.
The festival will celebrate its 46th year in 2023 with the theme Art Deco Worldwide, a precursor to this year's 16th World Congress on Art Deco coming on the heels of Art Deco Weekend later on this month also in South Beach.
These are some of the highlights at the Art Deco Weekend. This year's theme is "Art Deco Worldwide".
All events for 2023 unless indicated, are FREE and open to the public:
- The Classic Car Show - Saturday and Sunday
- Bark Deco Dog Walk - Sunday
- The Kids Club - Deco Kids Fun Zone has not been announced for 2023
- Live Music, Arts and Crafts, Antiques, etc. - throughout the weekend
- Jazz Age Lawn Party - performances throughout the weekend
- Art Deco Weekend Tours - throughout the weekend, adults from $35
So stop by and join in the fun, there will be lots happening over the weekend!
Take a peek here:
The Classic Car Show
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!
Bark Deco Dog Walk
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!)
Archie the Great Dane will be this year's Honorary Grand Marshall.
When? Sunday at 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Where? Meet up by the Gabriel Hotel at 640 Ocean Drive
How Much? Free! Register to participate
Art Deco Weekend Kids Zone - NOT CONFIRMED for 2023
Bring the kids to participate in bounce house, obstacle course, and other activities. Lots of activities and entertainment provided by numerous non-profits.
When? Deco Kids Fun Zone has not been announced for 2023
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...
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
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 Cab Calloway Orchestra
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Julio Montalvo's Fabulous Dixie Kings, The Cab Calloway Orchestra
Sunday - 1:30 pm - 8:00 pm - FIU Art Deco Combo, The LeNard Rutledge Jazz Ensemble, Anibal Berraute's Milonga Under the Stars
Where? Lummus Park at 12th and Ocean Drive
How Much? Free More info.
Art Deco Weekend Tours
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.
Quick Links for More Info:
For detailed event schedule: www.artdecoweekend.com
Miami Art Deco District and the Art Deco Welcome Center
Touring the Art Deco District: walking tours, biking tours, segway tours...
Best of Art Deco!
Book with confidence! Free cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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