Events Calendar - Recommended Events List

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2020 Events Calendar

In South Beach Miami, something exciting is happening almost every day, but it's the special events that make the area more fun. We've selected a few of the most popular South Beach events and festivals.

Plus, South Beach Miami has many ongoing and free events which you may find very interesting.

January 4 - 8, 2020

Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show. One of the most significant wine trade shows in America. About 1,500 wines from 20 countries on display!

January 25 and 26, 2020

The International Chocolate Festival. When: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

February 20 - March 22, 2020

Florida Renaissance Festival. Suspended Between Myth and History. Location: Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. Miami, Florida Phone: 305-258-0044, Saturday and Sunday, 0:00 a.m. to Sunset.

February 19 - 23, 2020

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This national four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most famous wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities.

March 7 - 8, 2020

Carnival Miami. Carnaval on the Mile is a one-of-a-kind cultural experience appealing to people of all ages! Walk a mile of paintings with over a hundred fine artists and sculptures. Three concert stages packed with dozens of live musical groups. Fine foods from local restaurants. Kids events. Saturday and Sunday. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

March 6 - 15, 2020

Miami International Film Festival. MIFF is an annual film festival in Miami, Florida that showcases independent American and international films. The competitive film festival includes documentaries, short films, and retrospectives.

March 16 - 19, 2020

Winter Music Festival. The hottest DJ talents from around the world meet in South Beach Miami during the Winter Music Festival week. This is one of the most important events on the dance music calendar.

March 21 - 22, 2020

Ultra Music Festival. Thousands of people attend this annual electronic music festival. The event usually is held outdoors at different parks around Miami. Check the event website for more.

To Be Announced

South Beach Comedy Festival. Celebrating many years of a laugh! Free shows & more! #SBCF15‏‏

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March 27 - 29, 2020

Miami Home Design Show. The show features beautiful home furniture, accessories, remodeling, interior design, kitchens and baths, appliances, home theaters, home improvements, pools and spas, patios, etc.. Open for the public.

March 28 - April 5, 2020

Miami Beach Gay PRIDE Parade. Miami Beach's largest LGBT two-day event with exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area for over 60,000 people from all walks of life, all parts of the country, and all age groups.

April 19, 2020

South Beach Triathlon. International Course: .93-mile swim - 24.25-mile bike - 6.2-mile run. Classic Course: .5-mile swim - 20.7-mile bike - 4-mile run.

May 2, 2020

Free comics.Free cool kids comics, classic reprints, and the latest creative stories. For participating store's locations, check the Free Comics website.

May 8 - 10, 2020

Florida Supercon. Dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy and Sci-Fi this 4-day festival is featuring industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A's, films, workshops, video gaming and much more! Location: Miami Beach Convention Center.

To Be Announced

Miami Fashion Week. If you would like to learn about new fashion trends and see many celebrities, Miami Fashion Week is a place to be! Featuring dozens of designers from all over the world.

May 1 - 3, 2020

Funkshion Swim. Miami Beach swimwear fashion event. Connecting fashion, music, art, and culture together. Plus, The Retreat Miami event showcasing the best in health, wellness, athleisure, and lifestyle industries.

July, To Be Announced

Mango Festival. Did you know that South Florida grows some of the most delicious Mangos in the world? Come to Lummus Park to check it out!

To Be Announced

National Rum Day Fest. Celebrate National Rum Day with games, live music, and rum.

October 31, 2019

Halloween Parade, Lincoln Road, 6:00 PM. Admission is free. Halloween Party on Lincoln Road is one of South Beach Miami's most extraordinary events. If you don't have a costume, wear the Halloween theme clothes - skull patterns, black cat jewelry, and a lot of black leather.

November 11, 2019

Veterans Day Parade. National holiday.

To Be Announced

The 17th Annual Miami Short Film Festival. This year's focus is on Canadian filmmakers. Location: Silverspot Cinemas in Downtown Miami. Schedule and Tickets here.

To Be Announced

Miami Book Fair International. One of the nation’s largest outdoor book fairs featuring hundreds of booksellers, publishers, and authors.

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November 28, 2020

Thanksgiving Day. Many restaurants will host special brunches and dinners to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

December 3 - 6, 2020

Art | Basel | South Beach (Cancelled this year). The most significant art show in the United States. Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events.
More than 12,000 visitors over the last three years have attended this must-see event destination in South Beach Miami, Florida.

December 31, 2020

Free Fireworks in South Beach. Show up early to the beach at 9th Street and Ocean Drive.

December 31, 2020

The Big Orange Drop and Fireworks in downtown Miami. To watch it head to the Bayfront Park area.

Our events calendar is updated frequently. If you didn't find the event you were looking for, come back in a few days!

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Life Guard Station in South Beach Miami.

Have you seen the flags on the beach lifeguard station? Do you know what they mean and how important they are?
Here is the chart:

  • RED - High Hazard = High surf and/or strong current
  • YELLOW - medium hazard = Moderate surf and/or current
  • GREEN - Low Hard - calm conditions, but still exercise caution
  • PURPLE - Dangerous marine life

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