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Miami Events

Junior Orange Bowl Festival

The world's largest arts, culture and sports festival for youth; an accompanying parade takes place between Christmas and New Year.

Date: 19 August 2017 - 30 April 2018
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://jrorangebowl.org/event-schedule/

Annual Homestead Championship Rodeo

'The Southernmost Rodeo in the United States' has a proud reputation both locally and further afield, standing as a pillar of the Homestead community. This seven event rodeo promises all manner of exciting All-American entertainments including horse displays, bucking broncos and skilled cowboy's demonstrating their abilities with lassos.

Date: 19 January 2018 - 21 January 2018
Venue: Homestead.
Website: http://homesteadrodeo.com

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Starting in 1963, with just a handful of artists and a few thousand onlookers, has now turned into South Florida’s most successful arts festival. Today, the event attracts around 120,000 people and showcases the works of 360 internationally recognised artists ranging from painting, photography, digital art, printmaking and drawing to watercolours, claywork and sculptures.

Date: 17 February 2018 - 19 February 2018
Venue: Coconut Grove.
Website: http://www.cgaf.com

South Beach Wine and Food Festival

Attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year, this is the largest event of its kind in the country. There are tons of events, featuring over 150 celebrated chefs and over 250 wineries and producers.

Date: 21 February 2018 - 25 February 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Miami Beach.
Website: http://sobewff.org/

Miami Sailing Week

The most anticipated multi-class regatta in Miami features teams from countries all over the world competing at Biscayne Bay for the celebrated Bacardi Cup and the BMSW regatta trophy.

Date: 04 March 2018 - 10 March 2018
Website: http://www.miamisailingweek.com

Calle Ocho Festival

The largest, one-day, Cuban-American festival and street party in America. The event sprawls across 23 blocks, and is filled with musical stages, youth sites, folkloric sites and food stalls.

Date: 08 March 2018 - 08 March 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Little Havana.
Website: http://www.carnavalmiami.com
Cost:

Free.


Miami International Film Festival

A 10-day festival featuring Hollywood and international independent films and celebrity parties.

Date: 09 March 2018 - 18 March 2018
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.miamifilmfestival.com
Cost:

Varies.


Fourth of July

Rides, parade, food stalls and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

Date: 04 July 2018 - 04 July 2018
Venue: Bayfront Park and Key Biscayne.

King Mango Strut Parade

A quarter-century old tradition, this festive parade parodies traditional holiday parades and spoofs national figures and current events.

Date: 31 December 2018 - 31 December 2018
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Coconut Grove.
Website: http://www.kingmangostrut.org

Art Deco Weekend

Miami Beach's colourful art deco district is the place to hang out during this event. Celebrate the fantastic architecture of the 1920s and 1930s with everything from jazz to classic cars and a celebratory procession. The whole weekend is a tribute to the area's architecture and the period from which it grew. Auctions offer the opportunity to purchase memorabilia and collectable items salvaged from recent renovation.

Date: 01 January 2019 - 31 January 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Website: http://www.artdecoweekend.com

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