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Miami Florida Annual Events

January

FEdEx Orange Bowl - New Years Day football game - 2269 Dan Marino Blvd. - Miami Gardens Florida

Art Deco Weekend - Along Ocean Drive in South Beach

February

Coconut Grove Art Festival - Works of more than 300 artists, food, and music. Along South Bayshore Drive in Downtown Coconut Grove

Annual Miami Science Museum Gala - The Fifth Annual Miami Science Museum Gala will be held on Friday evening, February 16, 2007 at The Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne....read more

Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center - 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.
Contact: 954-441-3231. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach

South Beach Wine & Food Festival - Culinary festival featuring world-class wine, spirits and food tasting, star-studded dinners, a beachside barbecue, a Champagne brunch, and world-class cuisine.

March

Miami International Film Festival
The Miami International Film Festival brings the best of world cinema to South Florida. MIFF showcases a variety of acclaimed films from various genres and countries. The Festival has presented films from more than 50 countries, including 125 East Coast, U.S., and world premieres, scores of Oscar winners and nominees, and many international prizewinners. Screenings are held at several locations around town, including the Tower Theater in Little Havana, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, and the Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami.

CALLE OCHO FESTIVAL - A celebration of Hispanic culture. Known as the world's largest street party, the festival spans 23 city blocks, filled with musical stages, youth sites, folkloric sites and food vendors. Between 4th Avenue and 27th Avenue on SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135
305-644-8888, www.carnavalmiami.com.

ANNUAL TOUR OF MIAMI BEACH GARDENS - Annual event showcases a variety of urban residential gardens that are as colorful and eclectic as Miami Beach itself. The gamut of gardens includes rooftop terraces, seaside estate gardens, lushly landscaped terraces, backyard pocket-size gardens, and creations by renowned architects. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-7256, www.mbgarden.org.

MIAMI WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL (Mar. 22 - 24) - 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 seminars, live and silent auctions offering exotic travel packages, and some of the highest quality wine lots in South Florida. InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131
305-371-WINE, www.miamiwinefestival.org.

April MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR & EXPOSITION - Ranked as one of the largest and most successful fairs in the nation this annual 18-day fair showcases South Florida agriculture and offers nearly 50,000 exhibits, concerts, a circus, strolling entertainment, food, games, shopping and a 100-ride midway. Fair Expo Center, located at 10901 Coral Way (SW 24th Street) and 112th Avenue in Southwest Miami.
305-223-7060, www.fairexpo.com

FASHION WEEK MIAMI - This biannual fashion extravaganza showcases the work of renowned and new designers from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Highlights include fashion tents, designer shows, model castings and special events. Fashion tent on the beach at 21st Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
954-476-5761, www.miamifashionweek.com.

GREAT SUNRISE BALLOON RACE AND FESTIVAL - More than 40 hot air balloons rise up over the South Miami-Dade skies in a splendid display of color. Enjoy day-long entertainment including fly-bys, kid's games and activities, tours and balloon races. Come watch the balloon launches at 6:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday. Admission to the Sunrise Balloon Race is complimentary. Parking at the event is also free. Visitors are encouraged to make a donation to benefit South Florida citizens with disabilities assisted by Sunrise Community, Inc., Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, 12800 SW 137 Ave., Miami, FL 33186
305-273-3063, www.sunriseballoonrace.org.

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

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