Greater Miami Events Calendar

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JUNE

Through 6/30/11
Mainly Mozart Festival
This annual music festival in Coral Gables features eight concerts of chamber music by Mozart, his contemporaries and musical successors played by renowned local and international ensembles and artists. Visit website for schedule.

6/1/11 – 6/30/11
Miami Romance Month
Celebrate love during June in Greater Miami and the Beaches — the perfect place to spark a new romance, rekindle an old flame or tie the knot. Stay at a luxurious hotel, stroll along the beach, indulge at a candlelit restaurant, and marvel at the shimmering skyline.

6/2/11 – 6/5/11
Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival
One of the largest Black Heritage festivals in the United States. Enjoy colorful, costumed junkanoo groups dancing to Caribbean rhythms, with rake ‘n scrape instruments. Features entertainment on three stages and more than 300 vendors selling a variety of arts, crafts and food.

6/2/11 – 6/26/11
Summer Shorts
This fast and furiously fun program presents the nation’s hottest short plays. This year’s festival features headliner Jai Rodriguez, star of stage, television and film, performing alongside City Theatre’s award-winning ensemble of veteran favorites: Steve Trovillion, Gregg Weiner, Finnerty Steeves and Ceci Fernandez.

6/6/11 – 6/19/11
Coral Gables Restaurant Week
Coral Gables Restaurant Week offers savings of over 20% off at more than 20 participating restaurants. Visit the website for more information, updates on restaurants and a complete list of menus.

6/16/11 – 6/19/11
Sunny Isles Beach Offshore Powerboat Challenge Weekend
Join us for the return of this exciting event bringing powerboat race teams and fans from all over the U.S. to Sunny Isles Beach for this action-packed weekend.

JULY

7/1/11 – 8/31/11
Miami Spa Month
Greater Miami and the Beaches is renowned for luxury spas that are ranked among the best in America, and are the favorites of spa connoisseurs throughout the world. Celebrate with us during July and August, when you can enjoy incredible savings on special treatments at Miami’s premier spas.

7/4/11
America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park
Celebrate the birth of our great nation at Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park with a spectacular fireworks display, children’s activities, food and drinks. Bring the whole family. Admission is free. The park is open all day, the Kids’ Zone will be open from 3-7 p.m., and the fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

7/4/11
City of Miami Beach Fourth of July Celebration
Annual celebration featuring blues and jazz, the uniquely American forms of music. Schedule:
6:30 p.m. – Big Poppa E and the E Band
7:45 p.m. – South Florida Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Chuck Bergeron, featuring special guest vocalist Nicole Henry
9 p.m. – Fireworks

7/4/11
Coconut Grove Fourth of July Celebration
Celebrate our nation’s Independence in beautiful Peacock Park, with live music, fireworks and more family-friendly events.

7/6/11 – 7/9/11
American Black Film Festival
The American Black Film Festival returns to Miami Beach with an Opening Night Gala, the latest and best Black films from around the world (shorts, features, documentary and unreleased), panels and symposiums, and other special events.

7/7/11 – 7/24/11
XXVI International Hispanic Theatre Festival
The acclaimed International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF) of Miami presents some of the best theatre companies from Latin America, Europe and the United States in various locations in Miami and Key Biscayne. This year the IHTF of Miami honors Chile in recognition of the contribution this country has made to Latin American culture.

7/22/11 – 7/24/11
Zo’s Summer Groove
NBA Champion and Miami Heat great, Alonzo Mourning, hosts his annual summer event – The Summer Groove. This three-day weekend fundraising event has something for everyone: golf, comedy, benefit dinner, youth summit, youth basketball clinic, sports conference, and numerous exclusive functions. Now in its 15th year, The Groove has raised more than $7 million for local South Florida programs and initiatives supported by Alonzo Mourning Charities.

7/9/11 – 7/10/11
International Mango Festival
Fairchild’s International Mango Festival celebrates the mangos of India with a selection of cultivars sure to dazzle your taste buds! Experience the world’s largest display of more than 200 locally-grown cultivars from Fairchild’s very own collection, mango tree sales, tastings and evaluations, lectures, food demonstrations, children’s activities and Mangoville.

7/13/11 – 7/17/11
Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami Beach
Top world designers will showcase their new lines in individual fashion shows.

7/15/11 – 7/19/11
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim
This fashion show is presented annually at the historic Raleigh Hotel. Timed to coincide with the swimwear industry’s largest trade show, MBFW Swim provides a world-class runway platform for designers to launch swimwear and resort collections and gain exposure with the national and international fashion, style, and news media.

7/16/11 – 7/19/11
Salon Allure
Salon Allure is the first and only tradeshow to house luxury swim, resort wear, and fabric brands all under one roof, during Miami’s famed Swim Week. The event is a departure from the conventional trade show, combining the latest collections from globally-renowned designers with cutting-edge fabrics in a modern, oceanfront setting. The show also features innovative programs including daily cocktails hosted by industry notables, fashion presentations, and onsite luxury brand installations.


AUGUST

 

7/1/11 – 8/31/11
Miami Spa Month
Greater Miami and the Beaches is renowned for luxury spas that are ranked among the best in America, and are the favorites of spa connoisseurs throughout the world. Celebrate with us during July and August, when you can enjoy incredible savings on special treatments at Miami’s premier spas.

8/1/11 – 9/30/11

Miami Spice Restaurant Program
If you’re visiting during August or September, don’t miss a chance to savor some of our area’s most spectacular cuisine. Greater Miami and the Beaches’ top restaurants offer mouth-watering meals at incredible savings.

8/19/11 – 8/27/11
Brazilian Film Festival
The Inffinito Festival Circuit arrives in Miami for the 15th edition of the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami. The Competitive Screening takes place once again at the Colony Theatre, with short and feature films competing for the Cristal Lens Award, the most prestigious award in Brazilian cinema outside the country.

8/27/11 – 8/28/11
Miami Speed Triathlon
The Miami Speed Triathlon features Sprint & Olympic distance races, USA Triathlon Pro/Elite Draft-Legal Sprint race with $30K cash prize, and two days of multisport Expo.

8/26/11 – 9/18/11
International Ballet Festival of Miami
The International Ballet Festival of Miami is considered one of the most important ballet festivals in the country, featuring prestigious worldwide ballet companies presenting their greatest stars.

SEPTEMBER

Through 9/18/11
International Ballet Festival of Miami
The International Ballet Festival of Miami is considered one of the most important ballet festivals in the country, featuring prestigious worldwide ballet companies presenting their greatest stars.

Through 9/30/11
Miami Spice Restaurant Program
If you’re visiting during August or September, don’t miss a chance to savor some of our area’s most spectacular cuisine. Greater Miami and the Beaches’ top restaurants offer mouth-watering meals at incredible savings.

9/2/11 – 9/6/11
Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show
An informational showcase of residential decorating, remodeling and home improvement products and services.

2011 dates coming soon! 
The Great Grove Bed Race
A fun-filled annual community event and fundraiser where teams roll beds down a 1/8th mile “drag strip” street in Coconut Grove with the local community, individuals, businesses, organizations, and clubs sponsoring the beds.

9/23/11 – 9/25/11
Miami International Wine Fair
Guests have the opportunity to taste more than 1,500 different wines from 20 countries. Hundreds of renowned importers, distributors and retailers participate every year in the Fair’s innovative Buyers Program that guarantees exhibitors meetings with relevant potential buyers from all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

9/25/11
Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon
The Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon Weekend boasts the most unique and challenging course in Florida, and some might say the country. 5:45 a.m.

OCTOBER

10/1/11 – 10/31/11
Miami Attractions Month
Everyone’s A Kid in October – Experience Greater Miami and the Beaches’ many unique attractions during October and enjoy special discounts on admission to Miami’s top attractions.

2011 dates coming soon! 
IZOD IndyCar Series Championship
www.TheChampionshipTrack.com

10/6/11 – 10/11/11
Italian Film Festival
This award-winning festival features screenings of new films in competition as well as short films, seminars, a tribute to Italian Classic Cinema and closing ceremony awards.

2011 dates coming soon!
Festival Miami
www.FestivalMiami.com

10/9/11
Miami/Broward One Carnival
Elaborate costumes, pulsating rhythms, fantastic food and unbridled revelry await you at this annual celebration of Caribbean culture. The parade of bands and gravity-defying, architecturally mind-blowing, feathered, beaded and bikini’d dancers provide nonstop entertainment.

2011 dates coming soon!
Miccosukee Championship
The Miccosukee Golf course is a Mark Mahannah masterpiece and the proud home of the Miccosukee Championship. This picturesque and challenging facility has 27 holes, par 72 at 6,700 yards.

2011 dates coming soon!
Miami Fashion Fest
www.MiamiFashionFest.com

2011 dates coming soon!
Zoo Boo!
www.ZooMiami.org

10/28/11 – 11/6/11
South Florida Auto Show
Car-related merchandise and more than 1,000 of the industry’s latest vehicles for the upcoming year are on display by world-leading auto manufacturers.

NOVEMBER

Through 11/6/11
South Florida Auto Show
Car-related merchandise and more than 1,000 of the industry’s latest vehicles for the upcoming year are on display by world-leading auto manufacturers.

11/1/11 – 11/30/11
Miami Live Music Month
To celebrate Greater Miami’s live music scene and coincide with the Miami Music Festival in November, Miami Live Music Month promotes the area’s diverse live music venues and the great musicians that play in them.

2011 dates coming soon!

South Miami Art Festival
www.ChamberSouth.com

2011 dates coming soon!
Wings Over Homestead Air Show
www.WingsOverHomestead.com

11/13/11 – 11/20/11
Miami Book Fair International
One of the nation’s finest and largest literary gatherings treats book lovers to more than a week of cultural and educational activities, including author readings, book signings, the Evenings With series, the IberoAmerican Authors program, the popular Street Fair on the actual closed streets of Downtown Miami surrounding the campus, Children’s Alley, and much more.

11/18/11 – 11/20/11
Ford Championship Weekend – NASCAR
For the 10th consecutive year, Homestead-Miami Speedway will host NASCAR during Ford Championship Weekend. South Florida again will be the site where NASCAR crowns its Champions in all three of its top national divisions—the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series.

11/23/11 – 11/28/11
White Party Week
An unparalleled week of fund-raising parties and events culminating with the legendary White Party. More than 15,000 party-goers enjoy six days and nights of nonstop entertainment in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

2011 dates coming soon!
Miami Turkey Trot
www.RunMiami.com

11/30/11 – 12/4/11
Art Miami
Miami’s longest-running contemporary art fair, Art Miami, returns to the City of Miami with a compelling array of modern and contemporary artwork from more than 100 international galleries and prominent art institutions.

DECEMBER

Through 12/4/11
Art Miami
Miami’s longest-running contemporary art fair, Art Miami, returns to the City of Miami with a compelling array of modern and contemporary artwork from more than 100 international galleries and prominent art institutions.

12/1/11 – 12/4/11
Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design.

2011 dates coming soon!
Design Miami
www.DesignMiami.com

12/31/11
New Year’s Eve at Bayfront Park
www.BayfrontParkMiami.com

2011 dates coming soon!
Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival
www.Miccosukee.com

JANUARY

2012 dates coming soon!
Orange Bowl
www.OrangeBowl.org

2012 dates coming soon!
Art Deco Weekend
www.MDPL.org

1/16/12
Martin Luther King Day Parade
The annual Martin Luther King Day parade travels along Northwest 54th Street, beginning at 10th Avenue in Liberty City and culminating in a festival at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park at 6101 Northwest 32nd Court. Festivities include a children’s cultural area, food booths and a vendor marketplace. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2012 dates coming soon! 
Homestead Championship Rodeo
An exciting seven-event rodeo including: bull riding, saddle-bronc riding, bareback-bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, and women’s barrel racing. Fun also includes cowboy poetry performances, a parade, live music and dancing.

1/29/12
ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon
A 26.2-mile marathon and 13.1 mile run through Miami and Miami Beach. The marathon draws more than 15,000 people for the event. The course starts at American Airlines Arena, follows the most beautiful parts of Miami and the Beaches for amazing panoramic views and ends at Bayfront Park, where the awards ceremony will take place. Visit the web site for complete registration information.

FEBRUARY

2/2/12 – 2/6/12
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
This high-end art, antique and jewelry show is considered one of the most prestigious antique events in the country for serious and casual collectors. With more than 800 antique dealers from 22 different countries, this event has an extensive representation of antiques including 17th-19th century furniture, paintings, silver, porcelain, Asian Art, textiles and rugs, Art Deco & Modernism, objects of virtue and antique jewelry and watches.

2012 dates coming soon!
Miami International Map Fair
Enjoy a weekend of browsing and buying antique maps of every size, shape and color, alongside top map dealers, collectors and aficionados from around the world. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2/16/12 – 2/20/12
Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail
One of the largest new boat shows in the world showcasing more than 2,000 exhibitors. The latest powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and accessories are exhibited at three different locations — all connected via a courtesy shuttle bus.

2012 dates coming soon!
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
An annual fine arts festival during Presidents Day weekend with more than 350 artists from around the world and an average attendance of 150,000 people.

2/23/12 – 2/26/12
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
www.SoBeWineandFoodFest.com

MARCH

2012 dates coming soon!
Dade Heritage Days
A celebration of Miami-Dade County’s architectural and cultural heritage with several events, including open houses, historic tours, lectures and performances.

2012 dates coming soon!
South Beach Comedy Festival
www.SouthBeachComedyFestival.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Winter Party Festival
Features an extraordinary line-up of celebrity DJs in a week filled with parties and events culminating with a beach dance party. Proceeds benefit the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and local Miami-Dade LGBT organizations.

2012 dates coming soon!
Miami Sailing Week
www.MiamiSailingWeek.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Miami Beach International Fashion Week
www.MiamiFashionWeek.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Miami International Film Festival
www.MiamiFilmFestival.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Winter Music Conference
www.WinterMusicConference.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Calle Ocho Festival
www.CarnavalMiami.com

2012 dates coming soon!

Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
www.FairExpo.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Miami International Agriculture & Cattle Show
www.MiamiCattleShow.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival
www.JazzintheGardens.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Sony Ericsson Open
www.SonyEricssonOpen.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Ultra Music Festival
www.UltraMusicFestival.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay
www.DeeringEstate.org

2012 dates coming soon!
Women’s International Film & Arts Festival
www.WomensFilmFest.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament
www.MiamiBillfish.com

APRIL

2012 dates coming soon!
Sony Ericsson Open
www.SonyEricssonOpen.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Dade Heritage Days
www.DadeHeritageTrust.org

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Nautica South Beach Triathlon
www.SouthBeachTri.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Miami Beach Festival of the Arts
www.ArtFestival.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Heineken TransAtlantic Festival
The Heineken TransAtlantic Festival is a series of concerts and parties featuring modern world music from the great cities of the Atlantic Rim. It features innovative artists working in the beautiful collision between traditional rhythms and electronica/DJ culture. Visit the website for a complete schedule.
www.RhythmFoundation.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Miami Beach Gay Pride
The 4th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride is a citywide celebration and a collaboration of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) community. Events include a parade/festival on Ocean Drive, a kick-off reception and evening show, a Lambda showcase theater event, an after-party and more.
www.MiamiBeachGayPride.com

2012 dates coming soon!
The Great Taste of the Grove
www.TheGreatTasteoftheGrove.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Zoo Miami’s Great Egg Safari
www.MiamiMetrozoo.com

2012 dates coming soon!
2012 Board Up! Miami – 2012 NIKE Swim Miami
Two big water events in one location: swimmers compete in their choice of three open-water swims in the NIKE Swim Miami; Board Up! Miami is Miami’s premier wakeboard/music festival. For registration and complete information, visit the web site.
www.MiamiSportsInternational.com

Miami Riverday Festival
This festival celebrates the history and culture of Miami’s working river, and features riverboat rides, live music, children’s activities, environmental education, historical re-enactors and more. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
www.MiamiRiverCommission.org

2012 dates coming soon!
Miami Wine & Food Festival
Ranked as one of the top ten wine events in the nation, the festival features an array of culinary and wine events including wine tasting and interactive dinner with a top chef, live and silent auctions offering exotic travel packages, and some of the highest quality wine lots in South Florida.
www.MiamiWineFestival.org

2012 dates coming soon!
The Miami Beach Polo World Cup
This international polo tournament will bring teams from around the world to compete as part of the Miami Beach Polo World Cup. Events include a player presentation/press conference, polo matches and social gatherings.
www.MiamiPolo.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
The festival aims to enrich, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media presentations in the Greater Miami area that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered experience.
www.MGLFF.com

2012 dates coming soon!
The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run 2012
A certified 3.1-mile road race/walk open to employees of corporations, government agencies and financial institutions. All levels of runners are encouraged to participate. Per person charge to enter the race; participants receive a souvenir T-shirt and post-race refreshments. Starting cannon is at 6:45 p.m. Call or visit web site to register.
www.MercedesBenzCorporateRun.com

2012 dates coming soon!
Grove SLAM! Fishing Tournament
Miami’s “funnest” fishing tournament. Daily dock parties, Miss Hotfish Bikini Contest, tournament shirts and more.
www.GroveSlam.com