March 2014 Highlights
Carnaval on the Mile
Where: Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Head to the heart of Coral Gables for a two-day celebration of art in all of its forms. Check out works by more than 120 artists, enjoy concerts on three different stages plus wine, cocktails and fine food from local restaurants and children’s games and activities.
Las Olas Art Fair (part II)
Where: Las Olas Boulevard between SE Sixth Avenue and SE Eleventh Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale’s main drag is converted into an outdoor art gallery filling with the works of 300 local, regional and national artists over the weekend.
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Filled with stirring music, this play tells the story of a brave and loyal horse named Joey who is separated from his beloved owner Albert during World War I. At the heart of the imaginitive drama are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
Winter Party Festival
Where: Various venues throughout Miami and Miami Beach.
What started 20 years ago as a one-time dance party in South Beach has evolved into a six-day festival with dozens of events, parties, cocktails, pool parties and more all to benefit the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and local Miami nonprofit organizations that serve the LGBT community.
WGC Cadillac Championship
Where: Doral Golf Resort & Spa, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral.
The top golfers like Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker and others face off at the Blue Monster course at the Doral Golf Resort as part of the PGA tour. The event also includes a fashion show by Carolina Herrera hosted by Ivanka Trump and a live performance by Travie McCoy.
Feast with the Beasts
Where: Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St., Miami
Miami’s party animals will be herded together at Zoo Miami for this event that celebrates wildlife and tantalizes palates with dishes created by some of South Florida’s top chefs. The event, which also features cocktails and live entertainment, will help support the Zoological Society of Florida’s wildlife education and conservation programs on behalf of Zoo Miami.
Miami International Film Festival
Where: Various theatres throughout Miami
The annual film festival brings an international program of films from established and emerging filmmakers to various venues throughout Miami. The event features screenings, Q & A’s with filmmakers, an opening night gala and awards ceremony. Celebrities slated to appear this year include Mike Myers, Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, John Turturro, Andy Garcia and Gloria and Emilio Estefan.
Where: SW Eighth Street between 11-27th Avenues, Miami
Miami shows the world how we party at this annual street festival held on Little Havana’s historic Calle Ocho, which is blocked off from 11th-27th Avenues, filling the street with stages, international food vendors and entertainment for one million people to dance, eat and celebrate Hispanic traditions. On this year’s performance roster are Venezuelan duo Chino y Nacho, bachata songstress Leslie Grace and Puerto Rican reggaetonero Daddy Yankee.
Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition
Where: Miami-Dade County Fair Grounds, 10901 SW 24 St., Miami
Ferris wheels, giant slides, merry-go-rounds and more await you at the annual Fair which attracts more than half a million visitors each year. The event includes live entertainment, state-of-the-art rides, skill games, outrageous fair foods and livestock/agricultural competitions plus a student art exhibition. This year’s entertainment line-up includes concerts by salsa stars Willy Chirino, Albita and a freestyle blowout plus the Royal Hanneford Circus, pig races, magic shows and daredevils performing death-defying acts.
Jazz In the Gardens
Where: Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens
Comedian D.L. Hughley hosts this festival featuring some of the hottest acts in jazz and R&B. This year will feature bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke, R & B star (and Academy Award-winning actor) Jamie Foxx, rap veteran LL Cool J, singer Anthony Hamilton, plus Trey Songz, Mint Condition, Kelly Rowland, Boney James and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.
Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival
Where: The Village Green, 455 Grand Bay Dr., Key Biscayne
Key Biscayne’s signature art festival is a celebration of art, live music and family fun with giveaways, an international food court and interactive art activities.
St. Patrick’s Day
Where: Various locations in Miami
Miami is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day because of a combination of two things – our great weather and our abundance of Irish pubs. Miami.com will keep you informed about where to find the green beer.
Sony Open Tennis Tournament
Where: Crandon Park Tennis Center, 7300 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne
This tennis tournament is unofficially considered the fifth grand slam among the pro ranks. The event attracts over 300,000 people and consistently showcases the best tennis players in the world with plenty of A-list celebrities in attendance.
Home Design and Remodeling Show
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr.
Need some help with a remodeling project? Get all the info you need to turn your house into your dream home at this show featuring contractors, designers, vendors and products for homeowners to get acquainted with the latest in home improvement.
Winter Music Conference
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Events throughout Miami Beach.
Miami Beach is ground zero for the club music industry during this annual conference which gathers the top dogs from house, techno, dance and electronic music plus their legions of fans and followers for a marathon of parties, seminars, workshops, demos and more.
CrawDebauchery Music Festival
Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheater Field, 1806 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach
Celebrate the music and culture of New Orleans at this event featuring blues, jazz and rock ‘n roll bands from Louisiana including Raw Oyster Cult, Bonerama, Rosie Ledet and Playboys, Remedy Krewe, Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers plus many more. And of course, there will be a crawfish boil and other traditional dishes from The Big Easy.
Vintage Auto Show
Where: Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami
Car enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy a variety of vintage cars from 1952 and older including the 1950 International Harvester truck, which was purchased brand new in Chicago by Marion Deering McCormick, Charles Deering’s daughter. There will also be guided tours of the historic houses, lawn games, a scavenger hunt for the children and other family fun.
Ultra Music Festival
Where:Bayfront Park, 301 Biscyane Blvd., Miami
The Ultra Music Festival rolls back into Miami for a 16th year with a lineup of superstar DJ headliners like Tiesto, David Guetta, Kaskade, Afrojack, Avicii, Diplo, Hardwell, Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, Nicky Romero, Krewella, Luciano, Alesso, Loco Dice, Marco Carola and Zedd, among others. British techno king Carl Cox will once again man his own tent and live performers this year will include Cut/Copy, MGMT, Basement, M.I.A. and many others.
Miami Taste of Brickell Food & Wine Festival
Where: 609 Brickell Ave., Miami
Enjoy tastings from local restaurants and catering companies plus wine, spirits, sweets and more at this event that showcases the culinary attractions available in Miami.
Deering Estate Seafood Festival
Where: Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami.
Enjoy the ocean’s bounty at this festival where seafood lovers can try different dishes, kids can go crazy at the L’il Shrimp Kid’s Zone and attendees can jam to the sounds of the Caribbean.