It’s a new year, and Miami is turning up the heat in January with a lineup that’s straight fire! The 305 is about to be lit with events that’ll have locals and tourists living their best life. We’re talking sultry beats at the South Beach Jazz Festival, throwback charm at Art Deco Weekend, and the heart-pounding Miami Marathon—all against the backdrop of our sun-soaked beaches and swaying palms.

Miami is an amazing city filled with culture, scenic beaches, amazing hotels, and fantastic restaurants. If you’re planning to visit Miami in January, here is a list of must-experience events this month that will tempt you to plan a trip.


Best Miami Events In January 2024:

January 2 – 7, 2024 – The Cher Show at the Arsht Center

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat out dominated popular culture — breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the bright-eyed kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon. Enjoy 15% off with code TCSFRIEND.


January 4 – 8, 2024 South Beach Jazz Festival

One of the most anticipated events on the South Florida music calendar returns to Miami Beach January 4-7, 2024, as the 8th Annual South Beach Jazz Festival, presented by Power Access, brings star-studded names from the jazz world to key venues throughout the city. Celebrating the unparalleled artistry of global jazz sensations Cécile McLorin Salvant, Alfredo Rodriguez, the extraordinary pianist Matthew Whitaker, the dynamic ensemble of Something Else!, multiple grammy winning trumpeter, composer Brian Lynch, passionate jazz pianist Tal Cohen, and many more from the full spectrum of jazz, this year’s festival promises to be an unforgettable four days of music from top-tier internationally recognized artists, favorite regional bands, emerging local and student artists, underscoring a commitment to both musical excellence and the festival’s vital mission of inclusion and accessibility. The festival has grown in size and stature with 18 performances, master classes, and activations both, ticketed and free, from the intimate Faena Theater to the great lawn of Collins Park and The Bass to the iconic Miami Beach Bandshell and the Power Access stages on the world-renowned outdoor promenade of Lincoln Road all weekend long. In partnership with the Rhythm Foundation, the South Beach Jazz Festival is a must for jazz fans. Tickets and reservations including a limited “All Access Pass” at


January 12 – 14, 2024 Art Deco Weekend

Today’s Miami Beach is a haven for all kinds of art and artists but, historically, it’s most known for Art Deco. Launched in 1976 by the nonprofit organization, Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), Art Deco Weekend is a three-day celebration of the design movement – a weekend filled with art, architecture, history, culture, entertainment and more. Art Deco Weekend is a free community cultural festival celebrating Miami’s architecture, history, arts, and culture. Organized by the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), the festival will celebrate its 47th year in 2024 with the theme: Celebrating Florida’s Historic Communities.


January 12 – 13, 2024 Great Gatsby Party

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. The 2024 festivities kick off at Miami‘s Alfred I. Dupont Building. The event has been tailor-made to dazzle—consider your ticket the key to an era of absolute decadence and excess. Live music, aerialists, theatrical acts, dancers, contortionists, showgirls, stilt walkers, and other performers add an air of possibility to the event.


January 13 – 14, 2024 Pickle Games Miami

Celebrate the largest pickleball festival in the world with E11EVEN Vodka at The inaugural Pickle Games Miami taking over the Miami Marine Stadium from Saturday, January 13 – to Sunday, January 14. This exciting event, promising an exhilarating blend of sports and entertainment, invites enthusiasts to celebrate the first-ever Pickle Games Miami, with two full days of thrilling pickleball matches and beachside attractions, including the official E11EVEN Vodka VIP Beach Club pop-up.


January 11 – 14, 2024 Wodapalooza

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.


January 13 – 14, 2024 The Beaux Arts Festival

Miami’s longest-running juried art festival will be held on January 13-14, 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. Expect live music, food vendors and art experiences.


January 25, 2024 – nightLAB: A New Adults-Only Experience at Frost Science

A new night at the museum exclusively for adults (21+) is coming your way. nightLAB is an adults-only science adventure launching at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Downtown Miami on Thursday, January 25. During nightLAB, you’ll expand your senses, engage with new sounds in the Frost Planetarium, and unleash your curiosity with hands-on science interactions.


January 11-25, 2024 – Miami Jewish Film Festival

Regularly ranked as one of the best film festivals in the world, the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) is proud to announce the program for its upcoming 27th edition, which will be a hybrid of virtual and live programming events with 105 films in selection. Running from January 11-25, 2024, the festival will screen 88 feature and 17 short films representing 25 countries, including 9 world premieres, 12 international premieres, 12 North American premieres, and 4 US premieres.


January 20 – 21, 2024 International Chocolate Festival

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. Taste your way through chocolate confections, decadent desserts and savory bites. Enjoy entertainment, activities, classes and demonstrations. Indulge in chocolate pairings with wine and spirits that will unlock flavors and delight your palate. Bring your family and friends to explore and discover one delicious chocolate adventure after another!


January 11-15, 2024 Miami Beach Antique Show

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is one of the country’s most revered shows of its kind. Taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in South Beach, the four-day-long event will feature more than 650 vendors and a packed schedule to enhance the experience.


January 26, 2024 Marlins Fanfest

Grab your favorite Marlins gear and head over to loanDepot park on Friday, January 26, as the ballpark welcomes fans back for a full day of fun with one-of-a-kind access and activities from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Marlins FanFest presented by ADT. The fan-favorite event, which features complimentary admission and parking, connects fans and Marlins players for the ultimate experience.


January 27 Comic Wonderland

Step into a hilarious wonderland where comedy takes center stage – join us for an immersive night of laughter at Comic Wonderland! Comic Wonderland, an immersive comedy soirée officially arrives to Miami for a Hollywood themed show! Comic Wonderland is a riveting live show that blends interactive theater with stand-up comedy through bespoke themes, audacious entertainment and a diverse lineup of comics. Get tickets now!


January 27, 2024 Pegasus World Cup

The million-dollar horse race ($3 million, to be exact) returns to Gulfstream Park this January. Launched in 2017 as part of 1/ST’s mission to modernize the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing, the Pegasus World Cup has become a premier event on the racing and Miami social calendars.  Come for the atmosphere, which borders on South Beach nightclub thanks to a day party and live musical performances. This year’s post-race A-list performances by Kygo and OneRepublic. Groot Hospitality restaurants Komodo, Papi Steak, Key Club and Gekkō will serve Carousel Club guests.


January 28, 2024 Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon

As one of the biggest endurance events of the year, the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half will return on January 28, 2024 for its 21st edition. 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. With such a gorgeous racecourse, it’s easy to see why the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon has emerged as a top destination race for international runners.


January 27 – 28, 2024 Miami Brickell Art Festival

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. As part of the main art fest, festival goers can enjoy a lineup of food and and drink festivals and events that include the Miami/Brickell Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival and the Brickell Seafood Festival. Here’s what’s in store according to the current festival schedule:


Now – Jan 7, 2024 Christmas Wonderland At Tropical Park

Tropical Park is transformed into a Christmas Wonderland this holiday season when it gets decked out with holiday displays and light shows for a magnificent midway of thrilling carnival rides. Kids can explore Santa’s Village and meet jolly old Saint Nick plus enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, while grown-ups can gather at the snowy ice bar. There’s also a Cirque du Soleil-style aerial show featuring hoops, balance boards and swords as well as a daredevil motorcycle show.


Now- Jan 2024 – NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The beloved NightGarden holiday light event returns. This whimsical family-friendly event transforms Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden into a magical wonderland with stunning illuminations, spectacular special effects, talking trees, interactive mysteries and colorful lights everywhere. Food trucks will sell food and beverages onsite.


Now – April 21, 2024: Sharks Exhibit At Frost Science Museum

Dive into the Sharks exhibition at the Frost Museum of Science in Downtown Miami. Explore shark diversity and habitats with life-sized models, 3D displays, and a 360-degree view of a hammerhead shark. The three-level aquarium offers live shark views.


January, 2024 – Concerts & Shows at the Kaseya Center in Miami

From marquee NBA matchups to music’s hottest performers, downtown Miami’s premier venue, Kaseya Center (formerly American Airlines Arena), is the place to be for a night of entertainment. No matter the occasion. Get Kaseya Center tickets, so you can experience it live. You have quite a few to choose from this month with Travis Scott and more.

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January, 2024 – Hard Rock Live Concerts & Shows

Check out all upcoming events at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. Primed as the epicenter of South Florida entertainment, the new venue hosts state-of-the art technical capabilities that supports A-list celebrity performances as well as award shows. You have quite a few to choose from this month with Jerry Seinfeld and more.
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Miami January Sports

Winter is a great time to catch one of our professional sports teams in action! The Miami Dolphins are heading towards the end of football season. Miami Heat basketball is underway, and Florida Panthers hockey seasons. Make sure to add a Miami Game Day to your Miami vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in Miami!


🏀 Miami Heat Basketball

See the Miami Heat play live at the Kaseya Center. If you’ve attended a Miami Heat game before, you know the excitement and energy of the crowd makes for a truly unforgettable experience. Get Miami Heat tickets, so you can experience it live.

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🏈 Miami Dolphins

If you’ve attended a Miami Dolphins game before, you know the excitement and energy of the crowd makes for a truly unforgettable experience. With Miami Dolphins tickets from Vivid Seats, you can experience it live.

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🌤️ Miami weather in January

In January, Miami graces visitors with mild and pleasant weather, offering a delightful escape from winter’s chill. With average temperatures ranging from the low 60s to the high 70s Fahrenheit (15-25°C), the city becomes a haven for those seeking a balmy holiday retreat. While the occasional cool breeze may sweep through, the sun-soaked days and comfortable evenings make January in Miami an ideal time to explore its vibrant neighborhoods, relax on the sandy beaches, and partake in the array of outdoor festivities that define this coastal paradise.


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What event are you most excited about? We will be updating this list leading up to end of month, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often and let us know if you would like to be included!


Miami is packed with exciting events that offer something for everyone. Whether you are a music lover, sports fan, or beach enthusiast, there is an event that is sure to capture your interest and provide a memorable experience.