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Miami has so much to offer. For up-to-date information about happenings throughout the city on any particular day.

Monthly Promotions

Daily-Deal and eCoupon Websites

Many websites publish offers and deals, including dining and food, local events, beauty and fitness, and retail services. Yipit combines all the best daily deals available in Miami from the most popular deal sites, including Gilt City, Groupon, Living Social, and Travelzoo.

Ticketing Services

Eventbrite

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ANNUAL EVENTS

Explore some of the annual events held throughout the city. A few are featured below.  

Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, January
The marathon draws more than 20,000 people for the event. The course takes you through the most popular parts of Miami and the Beaches.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival, February
Join your favorite Food Network hosts for cooking demos and book signings.

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Festival, February
The festival offers dancing, arts, crafts, kids’ activities, delicious Greek foods, and cooking demonstrations.

9 Mile Music Festival, March
An all-day reggae music festival featuring top artists and reggae legends on Key Biscayne.

Calle Ocho Festival, March
The world’s largest street party in Little Havana celebrating Miami’s Latin culture.

Ultra Music Festival, March
America’s premier electronic music festival featuring top artists performing over three days.

Miami Open Tennis, March
The 5th largest tennis tournament, you can watch the best players in the world compete during this two-week event.

Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade, April
Week-long parade and festival with celebrities, musical performances, and food and drink.

The Globe CubaLibre Block Party, May
A free, open-air concert and festival in the heart of downtown Coral Gables.

Key West Bacchanalia, June
Festival, filled with parties, tastings, cook-offs, seminars, celebrities, top chefs and fun!

Coral Gables Restaurant Week, June
Popular restaurants offer three-course prix fixe menus.

Miami New Times Iron Fork, October
This event takes the Iron Chef model and features a chef competition and grand tasting.

Coral Gables Oktoberfest, October
10 days of traditional food, beer, music and entertainment is served up at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus. Admission is free.

Columbus Day Regatta, October
More than 200 sailboats race on Biscayne Bay.

Fantasy Fest in Key West, October
A Mardi Gras-esque celebration and body painting extravaganza that draws over 70,000 revelers.

Ironman 70.3 Miami, October
A USA Triathlon-sanctioned event, this annual race brings competitors from all over the world to swim, bike, and run Miami.

Miami Book Fair International, November
Recognized as the nation’s finest literary festival, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books.

ART FESTIVALS

Wynwood Art Walk, Takes place every second Saturday of the month.
Check out the galleries, street art, bars, restaurants, and food trucks.

Art Basel Miami Beach, December
One of the most popular art fairs in the U.S.

Coconut Grove Arts Festival, February
Annual fine arts festival during Presidents Day weekend with more than 350 artists featured from around the world.

CLASSICAL MUSIC AND OPERA

Miami Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1989, the Miami Symphony Orchestra is one of the leading cultural organizations in South Florida.

Chopin for All
Free concerts on Saturdays and Sundays. They also offer a concert series for members.

THEATER AND DANCE

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. (305) 949-6722
Arts Ballet Theater of Florida, 15939 Biscayne Boulevard, N. Miami Beach. (305) 935-3232

MOVIES AND FILMS

The following theaters are just a selection of places to catch new releases, art films, and classics. To easily find show times for films in your area try Fandango.com or MovieTickets.com. Don’t forget your student ID for savings.

Theaters

AMC Sunset Place 24, 5701 Sunset Drive, South Miami. (305) 740-8904
Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables. (786) 385-9689
Cosford Cinema, UM Coral Gables Campus, Memorial Building, 2nd Floor. (305) 284-4861
O Cinema Wynwood, 90 N.W. 29 Street, Miami. (305) 571-9970
Cinépolise Coconut Grove, 3015 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove. (305) 446-6843
Regal Cinemas, Locations throughout Miami.
Tower Theater Miami, 1508 S.W. 8 Street, Miami. (305) 643-8706

Outdoor Movies & Drive-Ins

Florida Swap Shop, 3291 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale.
SoundScape Cinema Series, Corner of 17 Street and Washington Avenue, October to May.

MUSEUMS

The following museums are a selection of cultural organizations in the area. Many museums offer discounted museum entrances for students, so don’t forget to bring your student ID. Additionally, many museums participate in Museum Month in May. Visit MiamiMuseumMonth.com for more details.

ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. (305) 674-8278
Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 N.W. 32 Street, Miami. (305) 576-2828
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. (305) 673-7530
City of Miami Black Precinct and Courthouse Museum, 480 N.W. 11 Street, Miami. (305) 329-2513
Coral Gables Merrick House, 907 Coral Way, Coral Gables. (305) 460-5361
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables. (305) 603-8067
Dezer Collection Automobile Museum, 2000 N.E. 146 Street, N. Miami. (305) 354-7680
Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 S.W. 152 Street, Miami. (305) 253-0063
Haitian Heritage Museum, 4141 N.E. 2 Avenue, #105C, Miami. (305) 371-5988
HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami. (305) 375-1492
Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach, 1933-45 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach. (305) 538-1663
Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU, 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. (305) 672-5044
Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. (305) 284-3535
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. (305) 673-7256
Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. (305) 373-5437
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Avenue, Miami. (305) 646-4200
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 770 N.E. 125 Street, N. Miami. (305) 893-6211
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 S.W. 17 Street, Miami. (305) 348-2890
Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. (305) 375-3000
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Avenue, Miami. (305) 250-9133
Wings Over Miami Air Museum, 14710 S.W. 128 Street, Miami. (305) 233-5197
The Wolfsonian - FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. (305) 531-1001
World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. (305) 532-9336

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Bird Walks and Nature Tours
EcoAdventures, 16701 S.W. 72 Avenue, Miami. (305) 365-3018
EcoAdventures offer outdoor excursions tailored to all ability levels and skills.

Star Gazing
Bill Sadowski Park & Nature Center, 17555 S.W. 79 Avenue, Palmetto Bay. (305) 661-1375
Free star gazing every Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Biking
Bike and Roll Miami, Locations: Miami Beach (Marina and South Beach) and Downtown (Bayside)
Bike rentals and bike and segway tours around Miami. Find bike ride maps on the website to plan your own tour.

Bike Walk Coral Gables, bikewalkcoralgables@gmail.com. (305) 603-8067
Provides family-friendly bicycle tours of places of interest in Coral Gables. The tours are led by experienced bicycle leaders on safe routes to the varied destinations. Reservations recommended.

Miami Critical Mass, Last Friday of every month.
Started in San Francisco in 1992, Critical Mass events are held all over the world. The group meets at Government Center at 6:30 p.m. Riders depart at 7:15 p.m.

Sailing
Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 S. Bayshore Drive. (305) 444-4571
For a low annual fee, members can take sailing lessons, race, or just sit by the water at the clubhouse and socialize.

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Miami Dolphins – National Football League (NFL)
Miami Heat – National Basketball Association (NBA)
Miami Marlins – Major League Baseball (MLB)
Florida Panthers – National Hockey League (NHL)

Future home to the Miami MLS Team – Major League Soccer (MLS)