The eclectic city of Miami boasts an abundance of fun and interesting festivals. From music to food and drink to arts and culture, the festival scene in Miami is as hot as the temperatures. Here are five of the top festivals to keep on your radar:
Beaux-Arts Festival of Art:
This January festival has been going strong for over 60 years. Held annually on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, this festival features the work from more than 250 artists along with a host of entertainment options. Get in touch with your artsy side and pick up a few unique pieces at the Beaux Arts Festival of Art.
Miami International Film Festival:
Nearly every major US city now offers a film festival, but Miami’s version certainly tops the list. As the premier Ibero-American film festival in the world, the MIFF has been delighting audiences for over 30 years. The 2019 festival is scheduled for October 10-13 at Miami Dade College. The MIFF has historically attracted over 70,000 audience members taking in the films of more than 400 producers and filmmakers.
The Cuban-American community of Miami is celebrated each March in this annual festival that takes place over 23 blocks of the iconic Little Havana neighborhood. Each year, more than one million festival-goers enjoy a myriad of authentic Cuban food offerings, traditional music, and more in this massive 10-day celebration of the community. This festival is the perfect way to immerse yourself in this welcoming and vibrant culture.
This annual four-day festival brings together some of the area’s top chefs, winemakers, and breweries to present a cornucopia of offerings for the taste buds. The spring event offers a myriad of special events spread throughout the city, featuring something for every personal taste and preference.
Art Deco Weekend:
The magic of Miami Beach comes alive in this annual January festival that celebrates the unique architecture and art of the area. The three-day event pays homage to Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District with a bevy of guided tours, presentations and displays, and entertainment. A myriad of mouth-watering food and drink options round out the weekend.
Whatever your festival fancy, you will be sure to find it in Miami!