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Miami Events: Art Basel outdoor exhibit

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.

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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 trickling back.

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...

Miami Events: Deering Estate Seafood Festival

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

Miami Events: Art Basel Street Art

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

Miami Events: 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

Miami Events: 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, and where would you rather be in February?!

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

Miami Events: 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.

Traditionally held on President's Day Weekend same as the Miami Boat Show.

Miami Open Tennis

Miami Events: Sony 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

Miami Events: SoBe Food and Wine

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

Miami Events: Miami Heat Game at AA Arena

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.

Annual Holidays and Celebrations

Valentine's Day in Miami

Valentine's Day

There's more to the candle-lit dinner, the chocolates and the flowers... No matter what your budget, here are some romantic getaway ideas... More...

Miami Spring Break

Spring Break

Miami ticks all the boxes: sun, warmth, palm trees, a sizzling night scene... Miami in Spring Break is the epicenter of some major world-class partying... More...

Miami Easter

Easter

Easter in Miami is full of Hoppenings, from bunny crossings and baskets of eggs, chicks and carrots, brunches and breakfasts, parades and festivals... More...

Mother's Day in Miami

Mother's Day

A picnic on the beach, a cruise on the bay, a laid-back brunch ... Here are some ideas to ponder and some popular events around Miami to celebrate with mom! More...

Memorial Day Miami

Memorial Day

Miami celebrates with the National Salute to America's Heroes initiative, a two-day extravaganza including an exciting Air & Sea Show, live entertainment and stunning fireworks...More...

Miami Independence Day

4th of July

It's America's Birthday! Join in the Picnics, Fairs, Live Entertainment, Cruises, Parades... ...and of course the Fireworks! More...

Columbus Day Regatta in Miami

Columbus Day

Columbus Day Weekend is a huge boating event in Miami. The Columbus Day Regatta races commemorate the voyages of discovery but there is much more going on this weekend... More...

Miami Halloween

Halloween

Boo! It's that time of the year in Miami! Halloween ghosts and spooky mazes, costume parties, trick-or-treating, hay rides and haunted walks... Tons of fun for young and old... More...

Miami Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving Day

More than turkey and mashed potatoes, shopping and football... there is always lots to do on this long weekend which heralds the unofficial start of the holiday season... More...

Christmas in Miami

Christmas

Ho! Ho! Ho! Stringing our lights around the palm trees and Santa is getting ready to surf! Come and enjoy the boat parades, tree lightings, winterland hayrides, holiday concerts... More...

NYE Fireworks Miami

New Year's Eve

Plenty of celebrations to ring in the New Year: Big Orange New Year's Countdown, Pitbull's New Year Revolution, parties and events nd of course stunning fireworks over the bay... More...

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

Closed

Government Offices
Schools
Post Offices
Banks
Public Libraries

Open

Shopping centers and malls
Grocery Stores
Restaurants
Federal, State, Regional Parks
Public Transportation, check for special holiday schedules

Public Holidays in Miami

Holiday

2018

2019

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
Independence Day 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
Veteran's Day November 11, 2018 November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Day, observed on the fourth Thursday in November November 22, 2018 November 28, 2019
Christmas Day December 25, 2018 December 25, 2019

Coming Up: Hot Tickets Now On Sale

Cirque du Soleil Crystal

Cirque du Soleil Crystal A Breakthrough Ice Experience

BB&T Center, Sunrise
July 18-29, 2018

Shakira El Dorado Tour Miami

Shakira
El Dorado World Tour

At BB&T and AArena
August 15, 17, 18, 2018

Taylor Swift Miami 2018

Taylor Swift
Reputation Tour

Hard Rock Stadium
August 18, 2018

Beyonce 2018

Beyonce & Jay-Z
On The Run II Tour

At Hard Rock Stadium
August 31, 2018

Elton John Miami 2018 tickets

Elton John
Farewell Yellow Brick Road

AA Arena & BB&T Ctr
November 23-24, 2018

Hamilton

Hamilton
An American Musical

At the Broward Ctr for the Performing Arts
Dec 18, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019

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