Hot events in Miami in July that you might want to mark on your calendar.
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach
The largest convention for lovers of comics, anime, video games, fantasy, sci-fi, animation and pop culture in general returns with cosplayers, voice actors, writers, films, celebrities, workshops and more.
Miami Music Festival
Where: Various venues throughout South Florida
The second month of the annual classical music festival brings performances by Christine Goerke and Alan Held of scenes from Wagner’s Die Walküre, classic stagings of Puccini’s La bohème, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Robert Ward’s retelling of The Crucible along with the Family Opera Series and much more.
Miami Spa Month
July 1-August 31
Where: Various participating spas around Miami and Miami Beach. Complete list at www.miamispamonth.com.
Here’s your chance to visit Miami’s swankiest hotels and get pampered during Miami Spa Month. And because there are so many to get to, the promo runs until Aug. 31. That means you can enjoy a variety of spa treatments including facials, massages, scrubs and more at spas from South Beach to Bal Harbour as well as on the mainland for $99.
Where: American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
The Biebs brings his Purpose Tour to Miami for two dates to the AAA. The Canadian singer will run through his well-known hits “All Around the World,” “Baby” and “Never Let You Go” plus his smash hit from the Purpose album “What do you Mean?”
Fourth of July Events
Where: Various locations throughout South Florida
Want to know the best place to see the fireworks? Have a look at our Fourth of July guide to find the best place to see the show.
Falling in Reverse
Vans Warped Tour
Where: Perfect Vodka Amphitheater, 601-7 Sansbury Way, West Palm Beach www.vanswarpedtour.com
The day-long indie music festival features various familiar bands as well as several newcomers. Hitting the stage for the tour will be Against the Current, Ballyhoo!, Emarosa, Falling in Reverse, Like Pacific, Old Wounds, Safe to Say, Sum 41, New Found Glory and a ton more. There are 68 bands on the bill.
International Hispanic Theatre Festival
Where: Various venues throughout Miami
Teatro Avante’s annual festival puts international theater in the spotlight with three weeks of educational workshops, performances and special events by the best theater companies from around Latin America, the United States and Europe. This year’s festival highlights Uruguay’s contributions to the arts with several performances by the country’s theater companies.
Cirque Eloize – Cirkopolis
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
A show that combines circus, dance, theater and inventive stage design with original music visual projections featuring acrobats and multidisciplinary artists.
International Mango Festival
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables www.fairchildgarden.org
This year’s festival celebrates the mangos of Cuba and the abundant varieties from the island. The sweet tropical fruit will be the highlight for cooking demos, educational presentations on best growing methods, plenty of samplings and the sale of trees.
FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach Swim
Where: Various locations in Miami Beach
Five-day event serving as a fashion platform for emerging and established designers to showcase their latest swimwear trends at events and shows attended by celebrities, style makers, influencers, international buyers and members of the fashion world media.
SwimShow & Lingerie Show
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach www.SwimShow.com
Annual trade show for the swimwear and lingerie industry features hundreds of exhibitors representing several thousand swimwear brands and manufacturers of swimwear, resort wear, lifestyle, active wear and accessories for both men and women.
Overtown Music and Arts Festival
Where: Overtown Business District, Northwest Third Avenue between 9th and 11th Streets, Miami
A free festival in the heart of one of Miami’s most historic neighborhoods, known in its heyday as the “Harlem of the South,” that will feature a wide array of musical entertainment on several stages plus artwork, ethnic cuisine, crafts, jewelry and a Youth Zone with kids’ activities.
Miami Salsa Congress
Where: Various locations throughout Miami Beach
The five-day Latin music and dance festival is where you’ll learn to swivel your hips and move to the salsa beat from a variety of instructors. It’s also a chance to watch the experts including Karel Flores, Fortezza Dance Company, Amy Figueiras Dominguez, Salsa Synergy, Elite International Dance Academy and dozens more. Several DJs will be on hand to keep the beat going.