18th January – 20th January 2019: Art Deco Weekend
Go on a Miami time warp back to the Jazz Age as Ocean Drive celebrates its famous Art Deco architecture. The weekend is packed with events like dances, a classic car show, a retro fashion show, live music and much more!
27th January 2019: Miami Marathon
Lace up your trainers! With options ranging from the full marathon to a half marathon, a 5k and even a kids’ race, there’s something for everyone. If you’re not a runner, you can volunteer or just show up to cheer on the participants – you’ll love the festive atmosphere!
10th March 2019: Calle Ocho Festival
Miami’s carnival culminates in the Calle Ocho Festival, a celebration of everything Cuban! In fact, it’s the biggest Hispanic festival in the USA. Get ready for live music, dancing, a parade and a crazy good time.
29th March – 1st April 2019: Ultra Music Festival
Electronic music fans, this one’s for you. This 3-day festival in Miami’s Bayfront Park unites some of the biggest names in electronic music in one of the most important festivals in the states. With its waterfront location, you couldn’t ask for a better setting!
1st April – 7th April 2019: Miami Beach Gay Pride
Miami takes Pride to a whole new level! The parade processes along Ocean Drive in a colourful extravaganza of costumes, confetti and music. There’s nothing like it!
29th May – 2nd June 2019: Miami Fashion Week
This fashion week with a special emphasis on resort wear (it is Miami, after all!) is one of the most fun and vibrant fashion weeks in the states!
4th July 2019: Fourth of July
There’s nothing more American than the Fourth of July. There are events for the patriotic holiday held all over Miami, but the big ones are in Bayfront Park (live music and food all day followed by the city’s largest fireworks display), Ocean Drive (fireworks over South Beach) and Key Biscayne (a mid-morning parade and fireworks at night).
July – August 2019 (TBC): International Ballet Festival
Calling all dance lovers! The most important ballet festival in the USA takes place right in Miami. Get ready for three weeks of performances ranging from classic ballet to contemporary style ballet and everything in between. Check out Ticketmaster for tickets!
October 2019 (TBC): Miami Broward Carnival
This super festive carnival celebrates Caribbean cultures and includes street parties, skimpy costumes, parades, live music concerts and more. Held at the Miami Dade Fairgrounds, it’s a guaranteed good time!
November 2019 (TBC): Miami Book Fair
Miami’s literary scene comes to life during this week honouring writers, poets and all lovers of the written word. Among the events are readings, lectures, cooking demos by cookbook authors, teen and children’s events and comic book presentations, to name a few.
December 2019 (TBC): Art Basel Miami Beach
Nothing can prepare you for Art Basel Miami Beach. It is THE art event in the USA and also one of the most prestigious in the world! Gathering the most important artists of the moment, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mingle with some of the world’s most influential artists. You can get a day ticket (with discounts for students!), or if you’re a real art fan, get a permanent ticket and save almost 50%.