Nestled along the sun-soaked shores of the Atlantic, Miami beckons as a cultural hotspot, boasting some of Miami’s best annual events that make it a must-visit destination. In 2024, the Magic City is set to host an array of spectacular gatherings, including the renowned Ultra Music Festival, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Art Basel Miami Beach, the Miami International Boat Show in February, and the exhilarating F1 Miami Grand Prix in May. These events, weaving together electronic dance music, culinary excellence, international artistry, maritime marvels, and the thrill of Formula 1 racing, promise an immersive experience for all.
Discover why 2024 is the year to embrace the extraordinary in the city where each event becomes an iconic affair, leaving indelible memories. Welcome to the 2024 Best Annual Events in Miami, where the stage is set, the lights are poised, and the countdown to an unforgettable year has begun.
2024 Best Annual Events in Miami:
Miami January 2024 Events
Art Deco Weekend
South Beach – January 12-14, 2024
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 5-8, 2024
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.
King Mango Strut Parade
Coconut Grove, January 7, 2024
Over-the-top costumes, festive floats, marching bands and loads of fun are on tap at the beloved King Mango Strut Parade. Strut your stuff at this annual event that started in 1982 and celebrates the community’s bohemian and eccentric roots. The free parade, which weaves through the streets of Coconut Grove, starts at 2 p.m. and ends with live entertainment in Commodore Plaza at 6 p.m.
The Beaux Arts Festival
Jan 13–14, 2024
Miami’s longest-running juried art festival, Beaux Arts Festival, will be held on January 13-14, 2024 on the beautiful University of Miami campus. The festival will feature over 150 fine art exhibitors, a children’s art tent, marketplace, a beer garden, food and live entertainment. This free outdoor community event is ideal for all art enthusiasts, offering artwork in a variety of media and price ranges.
Bayfront Park, Miami, FL – January 11 – 14, 2024
Wodapalooza (WZA) began as a grassroots single-day fitness competition with 145 athletes and 500 spectators in 2012 and has since established itself as the world’s premier Functional Fitness Festival. Wodapalooza descends on Miami’s Bayfront Park for 4-days in January and brings together thousands of athletes, spectators, and fitness fanatics to celebrate fitness, community, and life.
Great Gatsby Party
Miami, Jan 12–13, 2024
Step into the Roaring Twenties at the Dupont Building. Live music, aerialists, and decadence await. One hundred years after the era that inspired it, The Great Gatsby Party® returns, ready to channel the exuberance, decadence, and spirit of revelry of the Roaring Twenties. Evenings have been tailor-made to dazzle. Live music, aerialists, burlesque stars, theatrical acts, dancers, contortionists, showgirls, stilt walkers, and other performers add an air of possibility to each event. For those wanting to elevate the evening, VIP tickets offer exclusive extras such as early access, caviar sampling, petit fours, casino and speakeasy experiences, and much more. For those wishing to take the evening to the next level, there are Jay Gatsby Tables in a velvet-roped area, complete with reserved seating offering preferred views of the main stage.
International Chocolate Festival
Coral Gables – January 20-21, 2024
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.
Miami Jewish Film Festival
Miami Beach, January 11 – 25, 2024
The Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) was established in 1996 and has grown into a core cultural program for South Florida’s vibrant arts landscape. MJFF is the largest and most respected Jewish film festival in the world, the fastest-growing film festival in the state of Florida, and one of the largest Jewish cultural events in the Southeast United States. In the last ten years, the Festival has screened films from more than 35 countries, including 1,000 World, International, North American, US, and East Coast Premieres. Miami Jewish Film Festival’s special focus on discovering new talent and recognizing established filmmakers has made it a natural gateway and launching pad for the best in Jewish and Israeli cinema from around the world.
Pegasus World Cup
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, FL – January 27, 2024
The Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat returns Saturday, January 28 with an unparalleled racing and entertainment experience in the Carousel Club at Gulfstream Park. Featuring a takeover by the premier Miami nightlife brand LIV with Palm Tree Crew and special performances by KYGO and ONE REPUBLIC, this year’s event will bring together A-list celebrities, fashion icons, cultural tastemakers, and the best of Thoroughbred racing.
Miami Beach Antique Show
Miami Beach, Jan 11-15, 2024
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show presents more than 600+ recognized dealers from over 30 countries for five days. Attendees can explore the show floor and discover everything from jewelry, watches, and handbags to artwork, furniture, home décor and so much more.
Miami Fashion Week
Miami Beach – January 24 – 28, 2024
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.
Lifetime Miami Marathon
Miami – January 28, 2024
As one of the biggest endurance events of the year, The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon, is an exhilarating celebration of athleticism, endurance, and the vibrant spirit of Miami. Held annually, this iconic race brings together thousands of dedicated runners from around the globe, eager to conquer the scenic streets of this tropical paradise. The course takes runners on a breathtaking journey, weaving through palm-lined avenues, alongside shimmering turquoise waters, and past iconic landmarks like the Art Deco buildings of South Beach and the magnificent Port of Miami. The Life Time Miami Marathon & Half is not just a race, but an immersive experience that captures the essence of this vibrant city.
Miami Brickell Art Festival
Brickell, Jan 27–28, 2024
Enjoy two days of fine art, food, music and more at the 10th annual Miami Brickell Art Festival on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28. After 9 years as the Miami/Coral Gables Art & Mega Festival, this annual art fest has moved to a new location in the Brickell area and renamed itself accordingly. The festival will run from the Miami River to 10th St., featuring over 150 exhibitors of fine art. There will also be live music, food, activations and more.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Regatta Park, Coconut Grove – February 17-18-19, 2024
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 14-18, 2024
The Progressive Miami International Boat Show returns to Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne. 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 22-25, 2024
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.
Winter Party Festival
South Beach – February 28 March 5, 2024
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, 2024
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 2 – 10, 2024
Carnaval Miami 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 9 – 10, 2024
Talented, award-winning artists celebrate the 17th anniversary of the festival that showcases music and the culture and diversity of Miami Gardens with residents and people from all over the world. Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) has announced this years lineup for the incredibly popular jazz and R&B music festival.
World Baseball Classic
LoanDepot Park, Miami, FL – Mar 8 – 21, 2024
The World Baseball Classic returns to Miami for ten days of riveting baseball action. loanDepot park will become the first venue in tournament history to host games in all three rounds of a World Baseball Classic in the same year.
Calle Ocho Music Festival
Little Havana Miami – March 10, 2024
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 16-17, 2024
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 22 – 24 2024
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.
Miami Music Week
Miami – March 22-27, 2024
Miami Music Week is one of the world’s most recognized electronic music events. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe descend on Miami during the last week of March as the city transforms itself into a dance music paradise. Now in its tenth year, the MMW brand unifies events in the city as every venue opens its doors for a week long marathon of parties that collectively feature almost every major artist in the electronic dance music scene.
Hard Rock Stadium – March 17 – 31, 2024
Miami Open, the 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.
Deering Seafood Festival
Deering Estate – April 14, 2024
When you attend the 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
Miami Beach Polo World Cup
Miami Beach – April 19 – 21, 2024
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 13 – 14, 2024
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 15 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.
F1 Miami Grand Prix
Hard Rock Stadium – May 3 – 5 2024
Miami International Autodrome will combine the prestige of Formula 1 with the culture of Miami to create an unparalleled racing experience. With incredible sightlines, exclusive access, and local chef-inspired menus, the Miami Grand Prix will offer an array of hospitality options sure to make an unforgettable weekend. 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, 2024
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. The extra long weekend party will be the hottest on the beach, with the skimpiest, tightest, sexiest swimsuits Miami has to offer!
Wynwood – Jun, 2024
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.
American Black Film Festival
Miami Beach – June 12 -16, 2024
Now it its 28th year, the American Black Film Festival is an annual event that empowers Black artists and showcases a wide range of entertainment content made by and about people of African descent. An experience like no other, the festival brings together Black culture enthusiasts, executives and content creators from around the world for five days of screenings, talk events, exclusive parties and high-powered networking. Come join us for live in Miami Beach, followed by our virtual segment streaming on ABFF Play.
Miami Swim Week
Miami Beach – Mid July, 2024
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, 2024
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 – August, 2024
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 – August 30 – September 8, 2024
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.
III Points Music Festival
III Points Campus at Mana Wynwood, Miami, FL – Oct, 2024
The next III Points Music Festival Miami show will take place at III Points Campus at Mana Wynwood. III Points Music Festival die hards and first-timers alike will descend on III Points Campus at Mana Wynwood for this years rendition of III Points Music Festival.
Miami Book Fair
Miami – November, 2024
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 / Miami Art Week
Miami – December 3 – 8, 2024
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.
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