Daily Archives: March 28, 2013

Miami Florida Annual Events

Miami Florida  Annual Events

 

March

 

Spring Break in Florida-All Month

 

 

Concerts, Theater Shows, Festivals, Arts-Various Venues & Dates

 

 

Miami-Heat NBA Basketball-Various Dates

 

 

Baseball-Miami Marlins-Various Dates

 

 

Basketball-Miami-Florida -U of M

 

 

Miami International Film Festival 3/1-10

 

 

Golf-Cadillac World Golf Championships-Trump Doral Resort 3/6-10

 

 

Calle Ocho Festival 3/10

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 3/15-17

 

 

Tennis-Sony Ericsson Open-Key Biscayne 3/18-20

 

 

Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo-Dedicated to Youth      62nd Yr.  www.fairexpo.com 305-223-7060  3/14-3/31

 

 

Miami International Fashion Week 3/20-24

 

 

Miami Home &  Design Show 3/22-24

 

 

Brickell Taste of Brickell Food & Wine Festival-3/23-24

 

April

 

Spring Break in Florida

 

 

Concerts, Theater Shows, Festivals, Arts-Various Venues & Dates

 

 

Miami-Heat NBA Basketball-Various Dates

 

 

Baseball-Miami Marlins-Various Dates

 

 

Miami Metropolitan International Fashion Week

 

May

 

REDLAND INTERNATIONAL ORCHID FESTIVAL  – One of America’s largest annual orchid events with more than 50 world-class professional growers. Features orchid show, lectures by orchid experts from around the world, food, crafts and supplies. Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Miami, FL 33031 305-247-5727, www.fruitandspicepark.org.

June

 

Goomday Festival in Coconut Grove – In addition to being a gastronomic and consumer powerhouse, The Grove (as it is sometimes called) is also known for its varied and fantastic festivals and gatherings.  Its world renowned art festival and famous King Mango Strut (a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek takeoff of the Orange Bowl parade) are favorites to many.  My personal choice for festivals, however, is the Goombay Festival.  For a few days in June, the Goombay Festival transforms mild-mannered Coconut Grove into celebration of Bahamian culture in the form of a Caribbean carnival.  Junkanoo groups (Junkanoo is the traditional Bahamian street parade, usually featuring large groups wearing brightly colored clothes and yes, tons of cowbell) abound, and it can be difficult to tell if you are in Miami or Nassau.  Between the junkanoo groups dancing and carousing, the rake-and-scrape music coming from dozens of different sources, the sizzling Caribbean food, the vendors trying to hawk their wares, and the spectators caught up in the spectacle, the excitement is always palpable, and there is always more conch salad than you can eat…read more about Coconut Grove

 

July

August

September

October

 

Carnival Miami – North Miami – Parades and concerts, band contest, fireworks.

International Caribbean Music Festival – Held the same weekend as Miami Carnival, this celebration of island music began in 1997 as the Caribbean Reggae Fest, focusing mainly on the music of Jamaica. These days, the festival’s scope has extended to include music from all over. Indeed, award-winning musicians like Gailann, Giselle Blanche, Red Rat and Rupee give the festival a true “pan-Caribbean” flavor.

November

 

Hollywood Jazz Festival Some of the country’s and region’s top jazz musicians perform live at the concert series, held each November. Visit www.southfloridajazz.org for concert schedule, and more info.

 

Broward County Fair – The fair boasts more than 35,000 exhibits in 38 categories. – www.browardcountyfair.com

 

South Florida International Auto Show – Held each November, the show features exhibits of cars, trucks, sport utility vehicles and concept cars by more than 40 of the world’s leading automakers. – Miami Beach Convention Center

December

Coconut Grove King Mango Strut – A parody of the Orange Bowl Parade winding through the streets of Coconut Grove.

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade – Intracoastal Waterway from Port Everglades to Lake Santa Barbara.