Our year is always full of exciting events, Miami really capitalizes on that wonderful year-round weather. On any given weekend,
there is bound to be something going on.
The range of lively happenings and top notch events spans from art festivals, concerts and shows
to world-class sports events, holiday fairs and family entertainment.
Our yearly event calendar kicks off as the hot summer days wind down, temperatures start to cool off and visitors start
The peak of activity hits after Thanksgiving when Art Basel Miami returns in early December giving way to a string of
cultural events, art fairs and exhibitions before we get all wrapped up in the Christmas holiday season.
And as the new year begins, Miami is host to some spectacular signature events like the Miami Boat Show,
the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, the Miami Art Deco Weekend,
and many more colorful arts and crafts festivals, delightful food fairs and just about all kinds of fun events ranging from the educational to the wacky
affairs... parades, carnivals, parties, food fests...
For sports afficionados, four professional sports teams call South Florida home including three-time NBA Champions our Miami Heat.
In addition, a host of national and international tournaments take place
in Miami: the Orange Bowl, the Miami Open Tennis, the International Champions Cup (soccer) to name a few.
And througout the year, leading names in entertainment come pay a visit. Whether it is Cirque du Soleil, Lady Gaga,
that award-winning Broadway musical, or
a matinee with the Globetrotters, be sure to check the monthly event schedule to see who's in town.
Miami's Highlight Events
These are just a handful of top signature events in Miami, not only are they a "must see" if you
are in the area, these are the kind of events that draw the crowds from all over. Needless to say, hotels might be
in short supply during these events so plan ahead!
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel Miami is the largest and most prominent contemporary art show in the country if not the continent,
and the epicenter of a series of satellite events, exhibitions, parties, fairs throughout the city, indoor and outdoor,
all revolving on what has now become the Miami Art Week.
On this first week of December, the art world converges in Miami... a definite must for contemporary art lovers.
Art Deco Weekend
The Annual Art Deco Weekend in South Beach, is one huge street party
and definitely the place to be with all happening along Ocean Drive in the backdrop of some of the most striking art deco architecture.
Come for the parades dogs and all, the arts, crafts and antiques, the food, the classic cars, or simply to people watch and
enjoy our gorgeous January weather.
Miami International Boat Show
The latest and greatest in Boating, Fishing, Sailing, Diving...
Cruising Boats, Racing Boats, Sailing Boats, Catamarans, Power Boats, Mega Yachts... some serious boat eye candy all in
lovely South Florida weather, definitely a "do not miss" event specially for boating enthusiasts.
This is quite an impressive 5-day event in February, spread out over three magnificent venues.
The "trade show" part is held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and the in-water shows at Sea Isle Marina and Miamarina at Bayside.
Best part, the ON-WATER hands on learning events, for beginners and seasoned skippers. A one-hour Discover Boating session is only $15.
Coconut Grove Art Festival
Ranked one of the Top 5 Art Fairs in America, the Coconut Grove Art Festival is a weekend filled with live music,
exquisite food, fun outdoor entertainment, and art, art, art... all in the backdrop of one of Miami's most beautiful waterfront settings.
Miami Open Tennis
Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Venus and Serena, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal... all in Miami for an electrifying
two weeks of tennis, delightful weather, celebrity galore, and if that's not enough, a brand new world-class venue equipped with great food and facilities at the newly built Tennis complex of Hard Rock Stadium. The Miami Open is the place to be in March.
South Beach Wine and Food Fest
Presented by Food & Wine, this five-day affair of glorious food, famous chefs, flowing champagne, or wine, or beer... will be attracting
its share of foodies to one of the most spectacular places to be in February, gorgeous South Beach.
Basketball Finest: Our Miami Heat
Night in and night out, this is electrifying, winning basketball!
The AmericanAirlines Arena is where awesome happens... Come catch a game, check out this amazing team in yet another quest for that coveted championship ring.
Season starts in October, check the monthly schedules for dates and tickets.
Miami Events By Month
Each Month at a Glance
Public Holiday Schedule
There are ten public holidays observed throughout the country. These are "bank" holidays and most federal agencies are closed.
What will be open or closed depends on the holiday and the particular establishment, i.e. on Christmas Day some grocery stores may be open, some may be open with special holiday hours, some may be
closed. Some parks are closed Christmas Day, some are open 365 days a year. As a general rule, the following remain
Shopping centers and malls
Federal, State, Regional Parks
Public Transportation, check for special holiday schedules
Public Holidays in Miami
|New Year's Day
||January 1, 2018
||January 1, 2019|
|Martin Luther King's Birthday, observed on the third Monday in January
||January 15, 2018
||January 21, 2019|
|President's Day, observed on the third Monday in February
||February 19, 2018
||February 18, 2019|
|Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May
||May 28, 2018
||May 27, 2019|
||July 4, 2018
||July 4, 2019|
|Labor Day, observed on the first Monday in September
||September 3, 2018
||September 2, 2019|
|Columbus Day, observed on the second Monday in October
||October 8, 2018
||October 14, 2019|
||November 11, 2018
||November 11, 2019|
|Thanksgiving Day, observed on the fourth Thursday in November
||November 22, 2018
||November 28, 2019|
||December 25, 2018
||December 25, 2019|
Coming Up: Hot Tickets Now On Sale
AA Arena - May 18, 2018
BB&T Sunrise - May 19, 2018
BB&T Center, Sunrise
July 18-29, 2018
At Hard Rock Stadium
August 31, 2018
Hard Rock Stadium
August 18, 2018
At BB&T and AArena
August 15, 17, 18, 2018
AA Arena & BB&T Ctr
November 23-24, 2018
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