Each year Miami is home to some of the most exciting live shows, festivals and sports events. With our well established contacts, plethora of local knowledge and years of experience, you can be assured that your plans are in safe hands.
MIAMI EVENTS GUIDE
Art Deco Weekend
LOCATION: Ocean Drive
Often described as the annual festival that put Miami Beach on the map, this 3-day weekend has grown into one of the largest celebrations of Art Deco architecture in the nation.
Beginning as a small grassroots festival produced by the Miami Design Preservation League, South Beach’s Art Deco Weekend has evolved and now includes musical performances, fashion shows, walking tours, movie screenings, a lecture series and a showcase of antique cars.
The event is free and family-friendly with many activities for children. It’s a perfect weekend for anyone interested in the history of South Beach. Expect at least 400,000 + visitors.
ISAF Sailing World Cup
LOCATION: Bayshore Drive
Held in 6 cities around the world, with Miami as the 2nd regatta, this event includes a series of races taking place over a week and is considered a world-class fixture here in Miami. Bringing together the world’s top Olympic and Paralympic class competitors it has been a mainstay on the winter circuit for 8 years.
Miami Boat Show
LOCATION: Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin | Key Biscayne
One of the greatest boats shows in the world; the Miami Boat Show features more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe. A multi-venue event, it’s held annually over President’s Day Weekend. Highlighting what’s new in boating, from the latest in powerboats, sailboats, and engines to the best in nautical gifts, services, and apparel it’s the ideal shopping destination for every boater.
Whether you’re coming to shop for a new sailboat, yacht or fishing boat or just want to check out what’s new on the boating scene, you’ll enjoy the Miami International Boat Show. Hotels and villas book early for this one.
Miami Food Wine & Food Festival
VENUE: South Beach
An epicurean delight guaranteed to satisfy any appetite! Founded by Lee Brian Schrager and sponsored by the Food Network & Cooking Channel, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (also known as SOBEWFF or SOBEFEST) is the most highly regarded food festival of its kind. Often called, “Spring break for chefs.” it is an established tourist and local favorite. Previous celebrity chefs have included Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine and Anthony Bourdain.
Ultra Music Festival
This annual outdoor music festival is considered one of the biggest and most explosive electronic dance music festivals in the entire world, and a music mecca for EDM fans. With 3 full days of knockout live performances, incredible light shows, non-stop dancing and world known DJ’s such as Calvin Harris, Avicii, Martin Garrix, Daft Punk, Zedd, Hardwell, Ultra Music Festival tickets are always in high demand, and VIP access goes very fast.
Winter Music Conference
With more than 70 countries sending delegates to represent their music industries, WMC is the premiere platform for electronic dance music. With hundreds of thousands of attendees each year, it runs the gamut from for workshops, events, concerts, pool parties, and crazy after hours parties and even crazier parties!
Undoubtedly, the most popular event is ULTRA, a 3-day outdoor event that takes place in Downtown Miami. Showcasing the biggest names in the business (David Guetta, Skrillex, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Alesso, Nicky Romero) expect at least 700 parties over the week. To say it’s popular would be a major understatement!
Miami Open Tennis
LOCATION: Crandon Park | Key Biscayne
Formerly known as the Sony Ericsson Open, the Miami Open is one of the premier tournaments on the professional tennis tour. With the likes of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams all coming together, it truly is the Tennis’ 5th Grand Slam; Second only to the US Open in attendance for American tennis events. Be aware tickets go fast!!
Maison & Objet
LOCATION: Miami Beach Convention Center
Bringing together all the major players in luxury design, decor and high-end interior products Maison & Object showcase all the latest trends from light fixtures to chairs. Partnering with numerous cultural institutions and galleries, with events taking place all across Miami Beach, expect an incredible stretch of cocktail parties, gallery exhibits, and collection launches. This is a French trade show not to be missed.
Swim Week Miami
LOCATION: South Beach
With its perfect year round climate, where else but Miami, could world-class designers launch their swimwear and resort collections! Providing a pool-adored runway for all the major labels to strut their tans, beautiful models, and bikinis Miami Swim Week is the industry’s biggest event of the year.
Yes, it’s a fashion show, but the red carpet parties and events are truly the main event, so expect Miami’s hottest clubs, venues and restaurants packed to the rafters with the international jet-set. Book everything early.
Miami International Auto Show
VENUE: Miami Beach Convention Center
With over a million square feet of display space, the Miami International Auto Show is one of the top 5 auto shows in the U.S. Always guaranteed to entertain, it doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a new car or not, you can join in with car enthusiasts, families, shoppers and tech-geeks alike and marvel at the luxury cars on display (Rolls Royce, Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz to name but a few!!)