Miami festivals and Miami Fairs are popular Miami events and attractions. Many of the Florida festivals and Florida fairs held in Miami are considered the biggest events of their kind, bringing together a different lot of people from all over the world who appreciate the same things. Whether it is music, films, arts or something else, you are certain to discover a Miami festival that you will not want to miss and maybe you will meet some fun and interesting people.
Each month, the City of Miami serves several Miami events that offer tourists as well as locals, which is plenty to have a nice time in Miami. Most of these fairs and festivals in Miami are highly educational and offer activities for all family members from grandparents to kid friendly activities.
There are Miami events held indoors for those who would rather not be in the sun and outdoor events for those who cannot get enough of the fresh air and sunlight. There are also evening hours that Miami events held, so you do not have to be an early-bird to take part in all the fun.
- Art Deco Weekend Festival – Started by the Miami Design Preservation League and going strong for more than a quarter century, the Art Deco Weekend Festival, heralding Miami’s Art Deco era (roughly from 1925 to 1945), brims with events including tours, lectures, films, music, a parade, and more.
- Art Miami – This modern and contemporary art show features more than 100 worldwide exhibits, mostly from Latin America and Spain.
- Beaux Arts Festival – Arts, crafts, and assorted media from more than 300 participants celebrity at the juried Beaux Arts Festival of Art at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables.
- Original Miami Beach Antique Show – Over the first long weekend in February, more than 1,000 dealers provide shopping satisfaction for antique lovers at the largest indoor antique show in the world, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
- Miami Beach Festival of the Arts – During the first week in February, Miami Beach serves a free street fair featuring artists, food, music and entertainment centering around the corner of 73rd Street and Collins Avenue.
- Caribbean Festival – Over the last weekend in February, Bayfront Park hosts a festival of live music and food, and a canned food drive, sponsored by a local radio station.
- Ultra Music Festival – Through the month of March, top name groups as well as newcomers perform live at Bicentennial Park.
- Miami Sailing Week – During the second week in March, EFG Bank and Bacardi, sponsor an annual sailing regatta across Biscayne Bay, in rivalry for the Bacardi Cup, with some of the hotels which have a good view of the Bay offering special package deals.
- Miami River Day Festival – Early in April, The Miami River Commission sponsors a celebration of the culture and history of the Miami River with riverboat sightseeing tours, live entertainment, kids activities, and more, centered in and around Lummus Park and Public Beach.
- Miami Beach Festival of the Arts – In early to mid April, contemporary art, jewelry, photography and sculpture will be on exhibit in and around the Ocean Surf Hotel.
- Miami Museum Month – Participating museums in the Miami area offer special programs during the month of May to showcase the city’s unique collections and types of museums, sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
- Redland International Orchid Festival – In the middle of May, Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead, hosts orchid vendors and exhibitors from all over the world who offer educational programs and guided tours of the gardens.
- Miami / Bahamas Goombay Festival – During the first week in June, Coconut Grove’s summer street party celebrates the life and times of early Bahamian and Keys residents.
- Miami Romance Month – Miami celebrates romance during the month of June when local restaurants, bridal shops, and hotels offer specials and packages that cater to those in love, organized by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
- International Mango Festival – Mangos star at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s International Mango Festival, a weekend of tree sales, tastings and evaluations, lectures, food demos, kid’s activities, music and more.
- 4th of July Miami Beach – Live music and fireworks take place near the sand at Collins Avenue near 72nd Street.
- Miami Speed Triathlon – Towards the end of August, the Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts a series of sprint and Olympic distance races in a two-day multisport expo in competition for a $30K prize.
- Homestead Main Street Festival – On the first Friday in August, artists and chefs of Homestead host a street party along Krome and Washington avenues.
- International Wine Fair – Over 1,500 wines from over 300 wineries in 20 countries will be exhibited and tasted, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in late September.
- Arabian Nights Festival – Opa-Locka, with its Islamic architecture, hosts an annual festival of live music and theatrical presentations at its airport.
- Festival Miami – During the month of October, Maurice Gusman Concert Hall hosts a series of concerts representing the four basic themes of great performances, jazz and beyond, creative American music, and music of the Americas.
- Miami Fashion Fest – Runway shows, style clinics, shop specials, photo shoots and presentations by world class designers are presented in various places throughout Miami, especially in and around the Design District, towards the end of October.
- Harvest Festival – Historical re-enactments, music, traditional vehicles, blankets, crafts and more are at The Fair Expo Center.
- White Party Week – A week of tea dances, fashion shows and an elegant bash at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens highlight this annual fundraiser fighting HIV/AIDS at various venues throughout the city.
- Miami International Wine Fair – Florida’s largest independent wine trade show hosts an annual edition at the Miami Beach Convention Center presenting some 400 wineries from 19 countries to benefit the Red Cross.
- Festival of Carols – Kicking off the holiday season, the City of Miami Gardens stages the Festival of Carols, with a spectacular holiday light display and traditional holiday entertainment including caroling, soloists, choirs, jazz, and more.
- Junior Orange Bowl Parade & Festival – Floats and marching bands parade through streets of Coral Gables, with related events involving arts, crafts and children’s sports competition.
- New Year’s Eve at Bayfront Park – Celebrate the new year with a cosmopolitan array of food, assorted vendors, DJ’s spinning a variety of genres, culminating in a spectacular firework over Biscayne Bay and the Big Orange ball drop countdown to midnight.