Bienvenido a Miami – The 2018 Destination Guide
Miami is a favorite holiday hotspot for travelers the world over for more reasons than their great beaches. With music festivals like Ultra and food festivals running year-round, there’s something to enjoy for the artist, music or food lover almost every month of the year!
Temperatures fluctuate from the high 70s and 80s in the spring, which makes it a great time to visit if you’ve got sunshine on your agenda after a long cold winter! The late summer and autumn months also will let you take advantage of great flight deals outside of snowbird season.
The calendar of events in Miami is always ablaze with music, food and beach events. So what’s coming up for the summer and beyond? Let’s take a look at some of the calendar events that are not to be missed in 2018.
Bachata, Salsa, and Kizombo @ Cubaoucho – Latin Vibes To Fire You Up!
Miami’s ‘Little Havana’ neighborhood heats up with this night of Bachata, Salsa and Kizombo dancing for beginners and experts alike! It’s 70% Bachata, 20% Salsa and 10% Kizombo that’s 100% free. If you want to take a dance lesson, beginner dance lessons can be purchased for as little as $18 and live music to have you spinning across the floor in no time! There’s also all you can drink ‘Cubalibre’ for $5. Ariba!
When: May 17, 2018
Where: Inside the bar at Cubaocho Art and Research Center, 1465 Southwest 8th Street #106 · Miami, FL
‘Happy Birthday U.S.A!’ South Florida’s Best Birthday Celebration – July 4, 2018
The downtown party starts at Bayfront Park with the Budweiser Beer Garden opening up at 2:00 pm featuring the classic ‘Bud’ party with celebratory music as well as your favorite American grub. There are free activities for kids and families followed by a spectacular free fireworks display over the bay. South Florida patriotic fervor and fun at it’s best!
When: 4th of July of course!
Where: 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami
South beach Mango Festival – Fresh local Mangoes and Coconuts all around!
Lummus Park, situated across from the Art Deco district is a beautiful park that’s enjoyed by locals for its picturesque blue expanse of ocean as well as the gorgeous beach. Sample the fresh local harvest of over 40 varieties of mangoes and an assortment of coconuts leave you with a memorable taste of the tropics! Early bird tickets are only $12 with proceeds from the event benefiting both the Big Brothers and Sisters of America. A socially responsible and family-friendly event on the beach to sweeten anyone’s taste buds!
When: August 2018
Where: Lummus Park, 1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
Food Truck Fridays @ Tamiami Park – Yum Central for the foodies
Bring your picnic blanket or table and chair set-up to taste your way through Tamiami Park. Enjoy music and entertainment for all ages throughout the night as well as plenty of tasty food options. So here’s your gameplan. Arrive early and B.Y.O table set-up and drinks (if you like) to get you started. The area doesn’t provide any seating options except for the grass. Next, have your map of the park ready with your menu choices in hand. Finally, spread your team out to cover your dinner and dessert choices! With a DJ spinning great music and activities for the kids, you’re all set for an awesome Friday night out.
When: Every Friday night from 5 pm till 10 pm throughout the year!
Where: 11201 SW 24th St, Miami
‘Ein Prosit!’ Miami Style – Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Strap on your lederhosen and raise your beer stein for Miami’s premier Oktoberfest party! With an artisan market, grand beer hall, live music, and authentic bratwurst. The Wynwood neighborhood is in its 9th year hosting this iconic event. If you want to RSVP and get yourself a free beer, you can buy a ticket for around $8 but you’ve to be one of the first 100 people to arrive to get it! The event is free to enter, however, if you’d rather just check out the Miss Oktoberfest show or play a little ‘Giant Jenga’.
When: October 5-7, 2018 (times vary depending on the day)
Where: MANA Wynwood, 2250 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami