What’s on in Miami

Calle Ocho photo

Calle Ocho

TBC March 2023

The streets of Little Havana, with the street party centering on the Orange Bowl Stadium

Claiming to be the biggest street party in the world, and undoubtedly the biggest Hispanic bash in the United States, Carnaval Miami offers two weeks of concerts, parades, family e…

Calle Ocho

TBC March 2023

The streets of Little Havana, with the street party centering on the Orange Bowl Stadium

Claiming to be the biggest street party in the world, and undoubtedly the biggest Hispanic bash in the United States, Carnaval Miami offers two weeks of concerts, parades, family entertainment, sports, art exhibits, and ethnic food, all culminating in the massive 'Calle Ocho' street party and parade on the streets of Little Havana. Organised by Little Havana's Kiwanis Club in aid of underpriviledged children, Carnaval in Miami attracts a million fun-lovers who swarm through 23 city blocks. More than 40 stages are placed on intersecting avenues, from which emanate merengue, salsa, pop and Caribbean music. Food kiosks line the streets, and four blocks are devoted entirely to children's entertainment. For more information check out the website listed below.

Website carnavalmiami.com

Coconut Grove Arts Festival photo

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

18 — 20 February 2023

McFarlane Rd, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive in Coconut Grove

The charming village of Coconut Grove, downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay, becomes the setting for a premier outdoor fine arts festival held every Feburary. The festival attracts more …

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

18 — 20 February 2023

McFarlane Rd, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive in Coconut Grove

The charming village of Coconut Grove, downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay, becomes the setting for a premier outdoor fine arts festival held every Feburary. The festival attracts more than 150,000 people to view the works of more than 300 contemporary artists, ranging from photography, to sculptures, jewellery, painting, and woodwork. Visitors can meet and chat with the artists, sample delicious cuisine, and enjoy live entertainment and music. The impressive variety of art on show is complemented by a fun, festival atmosphere perfect for families. Even if you don't take an art piece home, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is a great day out. Check the website below for more details.

Website www.cgaf.com

Ultra Music Festival photo

Ultra Music Festival

24 — 26 March 2023

Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Ultra Music Festival is so much more than a huge outdoor concert. For electronic music lovers, the festival held in Downtown Miami is a pilgramage. The festival has grown expon…

Ultra Music Festival

24 — 26 March 2023

Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Ultra Music Festival is so much more than a huge outdoor concert. For electronic music lovers, the festival held in Downtown Miami is a pilgramage. The festival has grown exponentially, becoming one of the highest-grossing music festivals anywhere in the world. Consisting of 16 stages, involving over 300 DJs, and with an expected attendance in excess of 165,000; tickets are bound to be scarce on the ground. Book tickets as soon as possible (sometimes they sell out in minutes), be sure to book accommodation early as the festival attracts many international visitors, and stock up on plenty of sleep!

Website www.ultramusicfestival.com

Spring Break photo

Spring Break

Between February and April annually

Various beach areas and resort towns around Florida

The notion of students misbehaving a little during their time away from their books is not unique to the USA. However, the annual wild partying of American students over Spring Bre…

Spring Break

Between February and April annually

Various beach areas and resort towns around Florida

The notion of students misbehaving a little during their time away from their books is not unique to the USA. However, the annual wild partying of American students over Spring Break is something that visitors to Florida, especially those travelling with children, should prepare themselves for.

Ever since the 'Fort Liquordale' days of the 1980s, Florida has been a notoriously popular destination for Spring Break revellers. These days, the presence of MTV film crews and internationally-renowned performers on the Sunshine State's beaches only adds to the party atmosphere.

Although Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, St Petersburg, and Miami's South Beach draw thousands of students, Panama City Beach has become the new epicentre with about 400,000 spring breakers expected every year. Love it or hate it, visitors should prepare themselves for Florida's transformation to party central.