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Events

January

FedEx Orange Bowl Classic
Held in early-January
Pro Player Stadium

Annual college bowl game featuring an entire weekend of fun and excitement culminating in a classic holiday bowl game.

Indian Arts Festival
Held in early-January

This Miccosukee Indian festival features arts and crafts plus traditional foods.

Art Deco Weekend
Held in mid-January
Hosted along Ocean Drive in South Beach

A street festival featuring Art Deco displays and tours of the historic district.

Taste of the Grove
Held in mid-January
Hosted in Coconut Grove

Each January, area restaurants put on this popular festival with a variety of concerts, children's activities, games, contests & demonstrations by area chefs ensure that everyone is entertained & enlightened.

February

Coconut Grove Art Festival
Held in mid-February

Showcases artists from all over the country, also food and music.

Miami International Boat Show and Sailboat Show
Held in mid-February

Find the watercraft of your dreams at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Miami Film Festival
Hosted each year at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

The Film Society of Miami shows independent foreign and American films.

Home Design and Remodeling Show
Held in early February
Located in the Coconut Grove Convention Center.

One of Florida's largest collections of the finest in home furniture, accessories, decorating, remodeling, interior design, architecture and many home improvement services.

Doral Open
Doral Golf Resort

Many say this is the most exciting and fun outing on the PGA Tour. The Doral Ryder Open started in 1962 and continues to draw crowds.

March

Miami Grand Prix
Held in early-March

Hosted at the Homestead Motorsports Complex, approximately one hour from Miami World famous car race.

Carnival Miami Festival
Held in early March

A week of Latin celebrations with food, music, dance, parades and fireworks.

Calle Ocho Open House
Held in early March

Culmination of the festival with a big street party on SW 8th Street, in the heart of the Cuban district.

Ericsson Open
Hosted at Crandon Park, Key Biscayne.

A top flight tennis championship with all the top names on the professional tour. It's a well-organized event and a favorite among tennis fans.

April

South Beach Film Festival
Held in early-April
Hosted at the Colony Theatre

Eclectic films from around the world are presented each year.

Italian Renaissance Festival
Held at Vizcaya

Relive the Renaissance period at the beautiful Vizcaya.

May

Great Sunrise Balloon Race
Held the second weekend in May
Hosted at the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport

A delightful assortment of hot-air balloons graces the sky each year.

Arabian Nights Festival
Held in early May
Hosted in Opa Locka

A unique festival hosted each year in the Opa-Locka community.

Coconut Grove Bed Race
Held in mid-May
Runs from Peacock Park through the streets of Coconut Grove

A hilarious and quite silly race that is a wonderful fund raiser for charities.

Miami International Home & Garden Show
Held in late May
Located in Miami Beach Convention Center

June

Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival
Held in early June

Celebration of Bahamian heritage in Coconut Grove.

South Florida Boat Show
Held in mid June

Find the perfect watercraft at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

July

America's Birthday Bash
Held on July 4
Hosted at Bayfront Park

Concert and fireworks display celebrating American independence.

International Mango Festival
Held in early July
Presented by Fairchild Tropical Gardens

Everglades Music and Crafts Festival
Held in late July

Native American bands perform, plus crafts and food.

August

Annual Miami Reggae Festival
Held in early August
Hosted at Bayfront Park.

Top bands come from all over for this annual festival.

September

Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show
Held Labor Day weekend
Hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center

A plethora of products for the home; furniture, accessories, home improvement products, landscaping and services.

Festival Miami
Held in mid September
Hosted at the University of Miami School of Music

An annual series of concerts

October

West Indian American Day Carnival Extravaganza
Held in early October

A Caribbean Mardi Gras.

Caribbean Carnival
Held in early October

Street Festival complete with costumes, steel bands and parades celebrating the Caribbean. Presented by the Consulate of Trinidad and Tobago.

Hispanic Heritage Festival
Hosted in different locations throughout Miami-Dade County

This celebration lasts the whole month and commemorates the discovery of the Americas, and the role Hispanics have played development of the U.S.

Columbus Day Regatta
Held Columbus day weekend

Hundreds of sailboats from over 15 classes sail from the north end of Biscayne Bay to the southern end and back the following day.

Ramble - A Garden Festival
Hosted at Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami

A festival of plants, garden accessories, exhibits, shopping, food, music, & activities for children & adults.

November

Ramble-A Garden Festival
Held in early November
Hosted at Fairchild Tropical Garden

Annual gardening festival with plants, garden accessories and activities for the whole family.

South Florida Auto Show
Held in early November
Hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center

The latest car models on display for auto enthusiasts at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

South Miami Art Festival
Held in early November
Hosted along Sunset Drive in South Miami

Jiffy Lube Miami
Held in mid November
Hosted at the Homestead Motorsports Complex, approximately one hour from Miami

The season-ending NASCAR race.

November Home Show
Held in mid November
Located in Miami

Harvest Festival
Held in late November
Hosted at the Fair Expo Center

Craft booths, historical re-enactments, musical entertainment, antique automobiles and more.

Puerto Rican Festival
Held in late November
Hosted at Bayfront Park

Celebrates Puerto Rican cultural heritage.

Miami Lakes Country Holiday and Crafts Show
Held in late November

Craftsmen from throughout Florida exhibit their work. There's also country and western entertainment.

Annual Winter National Thanksgiving Day Parade
Held on Thanksgiving Day
Traveling down 125th Street from NE 6th Avenue to NE 12th Avenue

Participants include walkers, riders, bikers, clowns, beauty queens, bands & floats.

December

Indoor Flea Market
Held in mid December
Hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center

Claiming to be the world's largest, this event features over 1,000 booths filled with merchandise at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

King Mango Strut
Held in late December
Hosted in Coconut Grove

A light-hearted parody of the Orange Bowl parade down the streets Coconut Grove.

The Nutcracker
Held in late December
Hosted at the Jackie Gleason Theater and other South Florida venues

Performed annually by the Miami City Ballet.

Junior Orange Bowl Festival

The children's version of the Orange Bowl celebrations. It features arts and crafts shows and sports competitions.

Santa's Enchanted Forest
Held most of December through early January
Held at Tropical Park

Tropical Park becomes a brightly-lit winter wonderland each season.

Orange Bowl Parade
Held on December 31
Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami each year.

A Miami tradition since 1939, this themed parade marches down Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami.

Big Orange New Year's Eve Celebration
Held on December 31.
Hosted at Bayfront Park

Just like the Times Square Ball Drop, but using a really big orange and with much warmer weather.

Arts and Entertainment

Miami City Ballet
Ophelia & Juan Js Roca Center
2200 Liberty Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Miami City Ballet has been recognized as among the largest ballet companies in the United States.

Miami Symphony
10300 SW 72nd Street
Miami, FL 33173

Founded in 1989, The Miami Symphony Orchestra is Dade County's flagship orchestra. Under the leadership of renowned conductors, the orchestra has come to represent the excitement and cultural vitality of the Miami community.

Florida Opera
Arturo di Filippi Educational Center
1200 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145

Ensemble consists of the Young Artist Studio and Resident Artists.

Jackie Gleason Theatre
1700 Washington Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Located adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center

Venue for the Miami Ballet, Broadway Series as well as national recognized performers.

Sports

Florida Marlins
Professional Baseball
Games played at Pro Player Stadium
2267 Dan Marino Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33056
Season runs from April October

Miami Heat
Professional Basketball
Games played at the American Airlines Arena
601 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Season runs October April

Florida Panthers
Professional Hockey
Games played at the Office Depot Center, located in Sunrise, FL, approximately 45 minutes from Miami.
Office Depot Center
One Panther Parkway
Sunrise, FL 33323

Miami Dolphins
Professional Football
Games played at Pro Player Stadium
2267 Dan Marino Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33056
Season runs September January

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