Miami is the place to see and do everything—including some of the best annual events in Miami. Some events are so spectacular we keep them on the books each and every year.
Whether you’re planning a visit next week or later this year, the list below will help you find what’s happening during your stay—along with more information on what each major event is all about. From a Food and Wine festival to Art Basel, you’ll find something that will make your trip to Miami an annual affair.
Annual Events in Miami:
Art Deco Weekend
South Beach – January 14-16, 2022
Art Deco Weekend is a three-day celebration of that movement — a weekend filled with art, architecture, history, culture, entertainment and more. Originally created as a way to bring more people to Miami Beach at a time when tourism was low and preserving Art Deco history wasn’t a priority, today, this popular annual event is still the longest-running free community cultural festival in Miami Beach.
South Beach Jazz Festival
South Beach – January 7-9, 2022
The South Beach Jazz Festival is back. This three-day festival takes place throughout Miami Beach to showcase world-renowned musicians. All styles of jazz will be represented, from New Orleans to Brazilian, and all performances are free and open to the public.
International Chocolate Festival
Coral Gables – January 15-16, 2022
The International Chocolate Festival returns to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. Chocoholics from all over flock to this beloved event. They not only love the tasting stations but also getting to know the process behind making and growing cacao.
Lifetime Miami Marathon
Miami – February 6, 2022
As one of the biggest endurance events of the year, the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon will return on February 6, 2022 for its 20th anniversary. More than 25,000 people from all 50 states and more than 80 countries around the world will compete in both the 26.2-mile marathon and 13.1-mile half marathon that snakes through the city.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Regatta Park, Coconut Grove – February 19-21, 2022.
Coconut Grove comes alive with music, food and art for the three-day Coconut Grove Arts Festival. This family-friendly outdoor event is a great way to spend Presidents’ Day Weekend. Peep work from over 360 artists while you stuff your face with local bites.
Miami International Boat Show
Miami Marine Stadium – February 16-20, 2022.
The Progressive Miami International Boat Show returns to Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne from February 16-20, 2022. As one of the largest and most influential boat shows worldwide, it draws over 100,000 attendees annually to experience the latest in boating from over 1,000 vendors. Everyone from boaters looking to purchase their next mega yacht to novices enjoying a pleasant day under the sun amidst a marina full of state-of-the-art boats will find something exciting at the Miami International Boat Show.
South Beach Wine and Food Festival
South Beach – February 24-27, 2022
Celebrity chefs and culinary personalities—from Rachel Ray to Geoffrey Zakarian and Guy Fieri, take to the sands of South Beach for Miami’s biggest and most famous annual food festival, all proceeds of which benefit Florida International University’s Hospitality & Tourism Management school. Seriously, this thing is huge. Concocted by Lee Brian Schrager, festival founder and director, SOBEWFF is one of Miami’s most-anticipated annual events and a favorite amongst the highly-regarded chefs in attendance. Find tickets to Loews event and Cigars and Spirits
Winter Party Festival
South Beach – March 2-8, 2022
Winter Party Festival will take over Miami Beach to help raise money for the LGBTQ community. Way back in 1994, Winter Party Festival started out as a one-day mega dance party on Miami Beach, the first ever actually held on the beach.
Miami 305 Day
Miami – Mar 5, 2022
305 Day, a celebration of all that is wonderful about Miami! Every year on March 5, the city of Miami joins together to celebrate 305 Day and all that is unique to our city. 305 Day is celebrated in the city of Miami because of the area code for the city (305). It became the official day to have a shot of cuban coffee known as “Cafesito” at 3:05pm by the City of Miami. #Cafesito305.
South Beach – Mar 5 – 6, 2022
Carnaval is more than just a single weekend festival at the Calle Ocho Festival. It’s a series of cultural events which also includes a sister festival held on Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile that focuses on Latin Jazz (Carnaval on the Mile), a beauty pageant to crown Miss Carnaval, a Cooking Contest, 10 K run, Golf Classic, soccer tournament and domino tournament.
Jazz in the Gardens
Hard Rock Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL – Mar 12 – 13, 2022
Talented, award-winning artists celebrate the 15th anniversary of the festival that showcases music and the culture and diversity of Miami Gardens with residents and people from all over the world on March 12th and 13th. Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) has announced the 2022 lineup for the 15th anniversary of the incredibly popular jazz and R&B music festival including Mary J. Blige, H.E.R, Rick Ross, The Isley Brothers and more.
Calle Ocho Music Festival
Little Havana Miami – March 13, 2022
Carnaval Miami and the Calle Ocho Music Festival is the largest street festival in Miami and the largest Hispanic festival in the entire country. It’s an annual tradition that brings people together to celebrate Miami’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean cultures on the streets of Little Havana. The festivities are positively brimming with non-stop music, food and activities for an energetic and festive explosion of culture.
Model Volleyball Miami Beach
8th & Ocean Front – March 12-13, 2022
The Model Volleyball Tournament takes places once a year in Miami Beach. The tournament has grown to see nearly 15,000 attendees over the two day event in Miami Beach. The Tournament is always free and open to the public of all ages. Featuring each cities top model agencies, as well as some of the top professional volleyball players across the world, competing in a co-ed beach volleyball tournament. These top agencies include Next, CGM, Elite, MC2, Mega, Front, BMG Runways, 2BC, K2, DAS & Dorothy Combs.
Ultra Music Festival
Downtown Miami – March 25, 26, 27 2022
Party people from around the world escape rainy, gray springtime and descend on sunny Miami in late March for the annual Ultra Music Festival, a three-day electronic dance music (EDM) party. Attracting over 70,000 music-lovers, the festival started two decades ago as a small one-day party on South Beach to cap off the Winter Music Conference. Expect a high-energy crowd relishing in a euphoric dance experience with major pyrotechnics, confetti and lasers.
Hard Rock Stadium – March 21-April 3, 2022
This prestigious two-week tennis tournament is one of the world’s largest, in terms of players, prize money and attendance, with 200 of the world’s top competitors taking part. This will be the tournament’s last year at Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park before it moves to Hard Rock Stadium.
Miami Beach Polo World Cup
Miami Beach – April 21 – 24, 2022
The World Polo League Beach Polo, Miami Beach is a four-day world class event held on the sands of Miami Beach. Throughout the multi-day tournament, eight international teams compete for the coveted trophy. Each day is comprised of high goal polo matches featuring some of the best players in the world on the sand along with a series of offsite events that fuse polo, fashion and luxury.
Miami Beach Pride
Lummus Park in South Beach – April 1 – 10, 2022
Miami Beach Pride is a nine-day celebration featuring special events, social mixers, dance events, a VIP gala, an incredible two-day festival and Pride Parade. For more than 12 years, Miami Beach Pride has brought together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, along with friends, allies and supporters, in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community.
Miami Beach Convention Center – April 6-9, 2022
Miami Beach is set to welcome thousands of visitors and fintech industry leaders for the largest Bitcoin event in the history of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin 2022, from April 6-9, 2022. Bitcoin 2022 will bring together company founders, c-suite executives, bitcoin holders, and industry experts to fulfill their mission of mass bitcoin adoption and hyperbitcoinization.
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Deering Seafood Festival
Deering Estate – April 10, 2022
When you attend the 16th annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay, you’re signing up for a fun-filled March afternoon indulging in the freshest seafood in Miami in a lovely setting on Biscayne Bay at the gorgeous Deering Estate in South Dade. Scheduled for Sunday. Find tickets to the festival
F1 Miami Grand Prix
Hard Rock Stadium – May 6-8 2022.
Organizers of the Formula 1® Miami Grand Prix have confirmed that their first event will be held on May 6-8 2022. As with all rounds of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship™, the action will be split across all three days, with Practice on Friday, Qualifying on Saturday and the Grand Prix on Sunday, together with a host of other action and entertainment throughout the weekend.
South Beach – May 26 – 31, 2022
Memorial Day Weekend in Miami Beach is always smoking hot, but since 2002 it Sizzles! Sizzle South Beach, “America’s most celebrated and anticipated urban gay event” is the brainchild of Dwight Daniel. In an abundance of caution, the festivities for 2021 have been canceled. But we look forward to some Sizzle — Memorial Day Weekend 2022. The extra long weekend party will be the hottest on the beach, with the skimpiest, tightest, sexiest swimsuits Miami has to offer!
Miami Fashion Week
Miami Beach – May, 2022
Miami Fashion Week has become Miami’s premier fashion soiree attracting tens of thousands of international media, jetsetters, fashion royalty and celebrities alike. The week showcases the latest cruise, resort and pre-Spring collections by both established and emerging designers. There’s a wide range of fashion on display including women’s wear, men’s wear, swimwear, jewelry and accessories.
Wynwood – Jun 18, 2022
Wynwood and Pride go hand in hand. It’s no secret the LGBTQ+ community is drawn to the arts, so the Wynwood neighborhood is a natural fit for Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s first pride festival in the Covid-19 vaccine era. With a stellar entertainment lineup, the festival represented the hopes of all of us who were cooped up for the past year while nearly every Pride festival was shuttered because of the lockdown.
Miami Swim Week
Miami Beach – July
Miami Swim Week, held in Miami Beach each July is the world’s largest swimwear tradeshow. Every year, more than 2,500 of the best swim, resort, beach and lifestyle lines are showcased at the show held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. For the fashion shows and events, Miami Swim Week by FashionWeekOnline provides a calendar of events. Runway shows, cocktail receptions, trunk shows and incredible events fill the week on South Beach.
Miami – July 22-24, 2022
The Rolling Loud Music Festival is a three-day event that has become the largest Hip-Hop festival in the world. And it all started in Miami. Headliners at Rolling Loud 2021 were A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott and Post Malone.
International Ballet Festival of Miami
Miami – July 24 – August 14, 2022
The International Ballet Festival is held every year in Miami from the last week of August through mid-September, bringing to Miami-Dade County spectacular performances by over 100 Principal Dancers representing more than 20 ballet companies, a dance film series, art exhibits inspired by the dance, book presentations, workshops and master classes.
Aqua Girl® is the iconic five-day celebration and the largest gay women’s charity event in the country. Each year thousands of women from all over the world travel to south beach to celebrate their lives—laughing, swimming, sharing, dancing and playing together. Stay and play for an exclusive all women’s weekend at the exclusive oceanfront resort – Marseilles Hotel.
Miami International Auto Show
Miami – October, 2022
One of the largest shows of its kind in America and a cornerstone of Miami car culture, The Miami International Auto Show returns just in time for its 50th anniversary October. The exhibition will cover over a million square feet at the Miami Beach Convention Center, bringing with it hundreds of new cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles and crossovers. The show will also offer a number of “Ride and Drives,” where attendees can strap into their favorite car and take it for a spin.
Miami Book Fair
The Miami Book Fair takes place in November in Downtown Miami on the campus of Miami Dade College. This annual event draws more than 500 authors and literary luminaries to Miami for lectures, readings, panel discussions and a street fair. Every author comes ready for dialogue, presenting a book that frequently animates our national discourse.
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel Miami Beach is North America’s most comprehensive international contemporary art fair with over 268 galleries from 35 countries showcasing works by more than 4,000 artists. Held at the newly reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center, Art Basel Miami Beach draws more than 83,000 art dealers, artists, collectors and aficionados to Miami during the fair.
What event are you most excited about? We will be updating this list leading up to end of year, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often and let us know if you would like to be included!