The first half of the year has come and gone, and we’re still wondering what happened to April. With Fourth of July hot on our heels and the long days of summer ahead of us, there’s more daylight to enjoy all the fun our city has to offer. From fruit festivals and jazz nights, to daytime BBQs and epic concerts, the first half of July has it all:
Saturday, July 1
25th Annual International Mango Festival – Join Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden as they celebrate our tropical summers with the juiciest event. Enjoy two days of the King of Tropical Fruit. Lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your mango trees thriving, pick up a trick from local chefs, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors, sample refreshing brews perfect for Summer.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – 10901 Old Cutler Road. Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday. Tickets: Get them here.
Lychee Summer Celebration -Come celebrate the 4th of July on Saturday July 1st the Miami way at this tropical free event. With vendors, food trucks , live art commemorating all branches of the armed forces, 4 live bands and DJ.
Where: Schnebly Redland’s Winery – 30205 SW 215th Ave. Time: 2-11 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – One of the most influential and prolific producer/MC duos in hip hop history comes to Sidebar Miami for a historic performance you won’t want to miss. Discover why the genre has lasted so long.
Where: Sidebar Miami – 337 SW 8th ST. Time: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Tickets: Get them here.
ArtOLocos – Kick off your month with the Saturday “living room sessions” on July 1st. Miami’s hip hop funk outfit ArtOfficial will be joined by the local favorite Latin band and their brothers in music, 2x Grammy nominated Locos Por Juana. You can expect classic tunes new and old, plus a whole lot of jamming in between.
Where: Bougainvillea’s Old Tavern – 7221 SW 58th ST. Time: 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. Tickets: Free.
Sunday, July 2
Over Under Gator BBQ – Over Under is setting up camp at the Broken Shaker for a Swamp BBQ. They are serving the finest in wetlands cuisine, including a full-sized mean-old alligator. Guests can also expect cocktails shaken up with local, foraged, and special sub-tropical ingredients found only in Miami. You can dip your feet in the pool and your face in a drink as we celebrate Florida and July 4th.
Where: The Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami – 2727 Indian Creek Dr. Time: 2-7 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Recess in July – My Mama Styles presents RECESS: A Family Friendly Art & Craft Beer Spot. First Sundays at South Miami’s Lincoln’s Beard Brewery off of Bird Road. Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to confine yourself to playgrounds and birthday parties for outside entertainment!
Where: Lincoln’s Beard Brewery – 7360 SW 41st ST. Time: 12-6 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Live Music Yoga with Cuci – The weekly Sunday evening Live Music Yoga class at Inhale Miami. This Sunday, Cuci from Afrobeta will be teaching! Claudio Celso will be playing his amazing electric guitar. This class includes breathwork techniques, asana class and meditation.
Where: Inhale Miami – 6310 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 7-8:15 p.m. Tickets: $18.
Just the Tip Comedy Show – As the title suggests, host Danny Benavente and the other comics collect tips throughout the show, so make sure to bring some cash. The comics get longer set times, giving them a chance to try out their more developed material. This month’s lineup includes: Chris Silio and Kaytlin Bailey (NY). Plus N64, ping pong, local craft beer, and good vibes.
Where: Yo Space Gallery & Studios – 294 NE 62nd ST. Time: 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Tickets: Donation.
Monday, July 3
Wake Up Miami – Wake up Miami! is back from July to December 2017, a series of concerts presented by #PAXyOrg. Enjoy free Live Music at the Government Center Metromover Station while drinking a Cup of Jose Coffee. Summer Series is opening with Deaf Poets.
Where: Government Center Station – 101 NW 1st ST. Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tickets: Free.
DJ Rich Medina Motown Monday – Celebrate Independence Day and the 1 year anniversary of Motown Monday. For the past two decades, Rich Medina has cemented his reputation as an elite DJ, one of few on the planet capable of taking audiences worldwide on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, soul, afrobeat, funk, breaks and dance classics. Don’t miss it!
Where: Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Co. – 237 20th ST. Time: 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Tickets: Free.
Tuesday, July 4
BBQ & Chill – Join The Wynwood Yard for a Fourth of July BBQ with delicious offerings by Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill. ESCO performs their soul-driven tunes live. Enjoy beer specials and delicious food from our resident concepts. Everyone is welcome.
Where: The Wynwood Yard – 56 NW 29th ST. Time: 3-7 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Stars, Stripes, and Suenalo – Celebrate this summer’s Fourth of July with Miami-favorite Suénalo for a spectacular view of the Magic City from A+E DIstrict’s Filling Station Loft pool deck at Rooftop Unplugged.
Where: Filling Station Lofts – 1657 N Miami Ave. Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
House Savage 4th of July Getdown – House Savage returns to Lagniappe House July 4th. They will be playing some new stuff and bringing the funk as always. The band is Sam Savage- Trombone, Ted Zimmerman – Trumpet, Tim Jago- Guitar, Big Brooklyn Red- Vocals, Marcel Salas- Bass, Ivan Palma- Drums.
Where: Lagniappe – 3425 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, July 5
Subtropics 24 Summer Festival – For its 24th edition, Subtropics Biennial will become a Summer Festival and will feature live performances by Olivia Block, Abbey Rader, John Driscoll, Jack Wright, Richard Garet, Barbara Held and a.m.EE members, Miguel Álvarez-Fernández and Victor Aguado Machuca. With openings for a sound art exhibition titled LISTEN by artistic director, Gustavo Matamoros and an installation by Alba Triana and end three weeks later with its classic Subtropics Marathon.The festival will also offer workshops and seminars about experimental music, free musics and sound art with authors Jennie Gottschalk, Jack Wright and Christoph Cox and so much more.
Where: Audiotheque – 294 Lincoln Road. Time: 7-10 p.m. Tickets and Lineup info: Get them here.
I’m Not Gonna Move to LA: Music Video Edition – On July 5th, celebrate music videos made by local filmmakers. Help pick the best music video created in South Florida. Submissions are now open!
Where: O Cinema Wynwood – 90 NE 29th ST. Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.
Thursday, July 6
P a.m.M Free Community Night – Miami Music Club partners with P a.m.M for an evening of two highly-charged performances: RRLEW (Providence, RI) creates richly-textured, lesbian-utopian operas. CUBE (Oakland, CA) fuses disparate genres, from industrial to techno to noise, to create crunchy ear-worms that have a pop catchiness and punk spirit. Romulo Del Castillo (Miami, FL), founder of the legendary Schematic Music Company, will DJ.
Where: Perez Art Museum – 1103 Biscayne Blvd. Time: 5-9 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Standard Sounds: Jazz Night with Tal Cohen – What do you get when you combine Jewish folk songs and classical music? Tal Cohen. Bebop with a Peroni in hand at the live performance and release of “Gentle Giants,” a collection of original compositions with a personal dedication to Miles Davis.
Where: The Standard Spa – 40 Island Dr. Time: 8-11 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Friday, July 7
SBD Shark Week: Keg & Klean – The trifecta of Miami cleanup organizations is teaming up with the two Miami Beach surf shops to unite under the causes of clean oceans and free beer! As a part of Shark Week 2017 – South Beach Divers, Debris Free Oceans, Surfrider Foundation and VolunteerCleanup.Org will be hosting a collaborative Keg & Klean beach cleanup with F1RST SHOP. BOTE will be providing demo paddleboards so that you can take this cleanup into the ocean.
Where: F1RST SHOP – 40 S Pointe Dr. Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Full Moon Yoga – The Full Moon Yoga Series at the Deering Estate provides an opportunity to enjoy the sunset and end of the day, while welcoming the full moon at one of the most beautiful settings in Palmetto Bay. Each session will host a guest or special theme to make for a unique experience.
Where: Deering Estate – 16701 SW 72nd Ave. Time: 6:3-7:45 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.
American Picnic on Surfside Beach – Join The Surfside Community for an Americana picnic on the beach with live music, healthy snacks, drum circle, yoga class, art tours and kids activities. Live music from Rachael Rage, Interactive kids drum circle, Art tours of beachwalk art courtesy of Pérez Art Museum Miami, Watermelon juice and FREE yoga class sponsored by Tsamma Juice, Folk storytelling performance. Bring your own picnic and beach gear.
Where: Surfside Oceanfront Pool Center – 9301 Collins Ave. Time: 4-7 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Saturday, July 8
PAMM Free Second Saturday – Join P a.m.M for a game of dominoes and create playful artwork at the museum. Get inspired by their latest exhibition, “Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes” and try your hand in their domino tournament.
Where: PAMM Time: 1-4 p.m. Tickets: Free.
The Kitchen Club – Join Churchill’s for a very special edition of the Kitchen Club featuring Andy Rourke (of the Smiths) (dj set & meet n’ greet). Dj 16 bit and Tommy Gunn, Hosted by Notorious Nastie, plus live rock bands in the back patio and dungeon room.
Where: Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave. Time: 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Tickets: $10 at the door.
Sunday, July 9
Average Joe Sunday Market – Come browse a hand-picked selection of artist vendors every 2nd Sunday at Yo Space selling affordable prints, originals and other goodies. This month they’re showcasing: In addition to the artwork, they also have their N64 ready to time warp you back to the good old days, and ping pong table to challenge your friends.
Where: Yo Space Gallery & Studios. Time: 4-7 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Vamos a la Playa ft. Awesome Tapes from Africa – Vamos a la Playa is back with something a little different! Awesome Tapes From Africa makes his Miami debut with his unique collection of rare tracks from Africa. Brian Shimkovitz was on a Fulbright scholarship in Ghana when he got hooked on the cassette culture of the region.
Where: Gramps – 176 NW 24th ST. Time: 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. Tickets: Free.
Sweet Taboo R&B Party – A monthly R&B party series. They’ve packed up the Hip Hop records, taken off the sneakers and threw on the jackets & 4″ heels for a new, sensual experience. This is for the ladies and the lovers; its for someone who’s looking for something fresh and new. Sweet Taboo is for that person who wants a place to go out and have that feeling of sophistication in a town where t-shirts and sneakers are the norm.
Where: 297 NW 23rd ST. Time: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tickets: $10.
Monday, July 10
Moonlight Meditation – Let the moonlight bathe you as you connect to your stillness through a journey of meditation and sound from crystal bowls. The full moon brings energy to set intentions, to bathe in the fullness of your own SELF. Arianne Traverso, one of TRIO’s senior teachers, guides you in this journey to release stress and bring energy into your life. Exclusive for Vizcaya Members.
Where: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – 3251 S Miami Ave. Time: 7:45-10 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.
Full Moon Night Swim & Pop-up Shops – Nothing is better in summer than swimming under the moonlight. Take a dip and up your style game with local vendor pop-ups while sipping Shaker cocktails.
Where: The Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami. Time: 7-10 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Wednesday, July 12
Stitch N Bitch – Catch up with our friend Karelle Levy (the gal behind KRELwear’s sexy-chic knits) over cocktails and crochet. All supplies provided & first round of cocktails are complementary!
Where: The Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami. Time: 7-9 p.m. Tickets: Free.
In the Lobby Lounge: JAZZ – On July 12th join the Lobby Lounge for JAZZ!. Come out to meet your Downtown neighbors, have a drink and experience the Olympia like never before. Doors open at 6:00 pm and music starts at 6:30 pm. Cocktails available at the bar. Guided tour of the historic Olympia Theater during intermission.
Where: Olympia Theater – 174 E Flagler ST. Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: Free.
Thursday, July 13
Brand New Mornings: Building Your Business in Miami – Join Brand New Mornings for a dynamic conversation from the perspective of three business owners in Miami on their successes, challenges and growth in the Magic City. Co-hosted by Support Local Miami.
Where: 537 SW 12th Ave. Time: 8:30-10 a.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Friday, July 14
Meet Miami – It’s time to celebrate and highlight our city with another MEET MI a.m.I. Beyond South Beach is dedicating a night to Miami’s rich past and promising future. It’s going to be special – full of history, love, appreciation and support of Miami and its locals. Live show by Magic City Hippies, Live painting by Atomik, and local vendors.
Where: The Tank Brewing Company – 5100 NW 72nd Ave. Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Saturday, July 15
Midsummer Night’s Dream: Urban Apothecary – Enjoy an extraordinary evening of celebration including live music, a fresh herb Apothecary themed bar and an interactive preview of their new treatments and services. Find your fairy maiden to purchase a discounted treatment or service and earn a complimentary gift. Live Music including Harp and Drumming, Live DJ, Fresh Herb Apothecary Themed Bar, Free Acupuncture, Interactive Treatments and Services, Lite Bites.
Where: Inhale Miami. Time: 7-11:30 p.m. Tickets: Free w/ RSVP.
Tiago Iorc – Rhythm Foundation has a long history of introducing great Brazilian artists to South Florida. Brazil’s newest sensation, Tiago Iorc‘s mix of Brazilian pop and indie-folk has earned praise from fans and critics, two Latin GR a.m.MYsnominations and featured songs on popular Brazilian novelas.
Where: North Beach Bandshell – 7272 Collins Ave. Time: 8-11 p.m. Tickets: Get them here.
Jurassic Park 35mm – Few films inspire the imagination as much as Steven Spielberg’s landmark adventure film Jurassic Park. When released in 1993, its CGI and animatronic dinosaurs were unlike anything the world had seen before. It was hard not to believe an actual island was created with these long-dead behemoths roaming the land.
Where: Coral Gables Art Cinema – 260 Aragon Ave. Time: 11:45 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tickets: Get them here.
Bondax at Floyd Miami – Bondax is an electronic music duo consisting of English musicians Adam Kaye & George Townsend. Bondax’s sound has often been described as genre-transcending; Moses Wiener of Dazed details the band’s sound as “the aural equivalent of sipping an ice-cold Pimms on the balcony of your council estate flat.”.
Where: Floyd Miami – 34 NE 11th ST. Time: 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. Tickets: Get them here.