Events in Miami Beach and South Beach

Once you have dialed in your South Beach vacation rentals, you might find yourself wondering if there are any events in Miami Beach. We are here to tell you, there definitely are events in Miami Beach! In actuality, there are more events than one could ever imagine, but here are some of the best!

Carnaval
For ten days in spring, Latino Miami is first and foremost with a dazzling array of pageants, sports, concerts and foods as part of Carnaval Miami (www.carnavalmiami.com). This is the real deal, too. You will find parties on every street, music around every corner, and an insane amount of wonderful food. You have never seen a party like this, and it is worth your time to check it out if you are in town. Heck, it is worth your time to get here for it if you are not in town!

Art Deco Weekend
Second weekend of January
This festival celebrates the National Art Deco Historic District in Miami Beach and has a large number of events including art exhibits, music, lectures, films, street theater, parades, auto shows, artists, and food.

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
February
This art, antique and jewelry show is considered one of the most prestigious antiques events in the country. The show features more than 800 antique dealers from over 20 different countries.

South Beach Wine and Food Festival
February
Join your favorite Food Network hosts for cooking demonstrations, appearances, and book signings. Other events include the Perrier-Jouet BubbleQ, Wine Spectator Tastings, organized dinners, and more.

South Beach Comedy Festival
Late February/early March
This massive comedy festival brings in some amazing talent. If you are in need of a laugh, look no further than this sensational annual event!

Calle Ocho Festival
March
This is one giant celebration of Hispanic culture. This festival spans over 20 city blocks and is filled with musical stages, youth sites, folk sites, and of course food. Tons and tons of wonderful Latino food!

Nautica South Beach Triathlon
April
The Nautica South Beach Triathlon features a half-mile swim, eighteen mile bike ride, and four mile run. There is also an event expo, free clinics, interactive activities, VIP brunch, kid’s events, and more!

Miami Beach Festival of the Arts
April
This festival brings to light the artwork of more than 100 artists from across the nation. Paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, and photographs are all represented. You will also find live music, an international food court, and children's activities.

Miami Dance Festival
May
Miami Dance Festival showcases both traditional and modern dance. There are also live performances by Momentum Dance Company and other South Florida dance groups.

International Mango Festival
July
It is mango madness! Experience one of the world’s largest collections of mangos and mango enthusiasts. This festival lets you enjoy mango tree sales, tastings, evaluations, lectures, food demonstrations, children's activities, and the amazing Mangoville.

Miami Beach Fashion Week
July
This is a world-class fashion event, every July, in Miami Beach. You will find tons of elite events, top models, stunning fashion, and style to spare – all in the heart of Miami Beach. What’s not to love?

International Ballet Festival of Miami
August
The International Ballet Festival of Miami is considered one of the most prestigious ballet festivals in the country. This illustrious event highlights worldwide ballet companies and their talented casts.

Art Basel Miami Beach
December
Art Basel Miami Beach is, quite simply, the most important art show in the United States. The Switzerland-based Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with special exhibitions, parties, and crossover events highlighting music, film, architecture, and design. Not to be missed!

Miami Fashion Fest
October
This is another famous, and glorious, fashion event in town. Runway events, clinics, photo shoots, you name it. Come experience high-fashion in the city that invented high-style, Miami Beach!

Miami Book Fair International
November
Nothing beats a great read. Well, maybe enjoying that read on the beach! The Miami Book Fair International is sensational. This even boasts author readings, book signings, events for children, and so much more. This is one event for the whole family!