If you plan your trip to radiant South Florida around the area’s festivals, you will be in for a guaranteed treat. Enjoy these annual celebrations of culture and history. In this part one of two, check out the first six calendar months of visitors’ favorites:
South Florida Fair
A true ‘country’ fair featuring new rides every year, plenty of live shows and concerts, animal attractions and delicious food.
Art Deco Weekend
Come celebrate Miami’s Art Deco via art exhibits, music, films, street theater, parades and plenty of food.
Homestead Championship Rodeo
An exciting rodeo event where you will see bull riding, saddle and bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, and women’s barrel racing. Some cowboy poetry, live music and dancing and a parade complete this South Florida that will reminds you of true country.
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Considered one of the most prestigious antique events in the country, this show features more than 800 antique dealers from 22 different countries. Finding one-of-a-kind antiques is as common as breathing.
Go back in time and enjoy Renaissance period entertainment, drink and food.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Feast your eyes at this annual fine arts festival featuring more than 350 artists from around the world.
9 Mile Music Festival
This all day reggae music festival has plenty of international food and an arts and crafts market for your enjoyment.
Calle Ocho Festival
This celebration of Hispanic culture is known as the largest street festival as it covers over 23 city blocks, where you can enjoy music, folk stories and food.
South Beach Comedy Festival
This annual festival is the spring board for a variety of top talent in the comedy circuit.
Miami International Film Festival
This is our showcase for films from Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Enjoy over 100 films from 30 countries during this 10 day festival.
Miami Beach Festival of the Arts
Enjoy the juried artwork of more than 100 artists from across the country for free. Featuring live music, an international food court and children’s activities.
Miami Beach Gay Pride
This fabulous GLBT celebration event includes a parade and festival, evening show, theater event and after-party.
United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival
One of the top ten wine events in the US, this festival features wine tasting, dinner and silent auctions.
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Vastly entertaining and educational, this international and culturally diverse film festival can’t be missed.
Mainly Mozart Festival
Featuring eight chamber music concerts played by renowned musical ensembles and artists, this is a festival of enrichment.
Redland International Orchid Festival
An American Orchid Society judged event, this festival showcases gorgeous and unique orchids.
Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival
This Black heritage festival showcases colorful costumed junkanoo dancers, musical Caribbean rhythms and over 300 arts, crafts and food vendors.
American Black Film Festival
Savor the latest and best Black films from around the world.