Not sure when you want to take a trip down to Miami? Maybe you should look at some of the annual celebrations that take over the town throughout the year, and decide which one best suits your interests. To help you along, we put together a list of Miami’s biggest and best annual festivals.
Every year, the entire art world looks upon Miami Beach as the host of the revered Art Basel show. Bringing work in from thousands of galleries located around the world, the festival is centered here in Miami Beach, with loads of other pop-up art shows and parties in surrounding neighborhoods like downtown Miami and Wynwood.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Formerly known as “The Taste of South Beach,” the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival is now one of the most revered annual culinary events in the country. Located right here in South Beach, the event is a fun combination of demonstrations, tastings, and industry parties.
Art Deco Weekend
Art Deco Weekend is one of the most popular annual festivals in South Beach, as it focuses on the neighborhoods world-famous art deco architecture and vibrant history. Head out for classic car shows, retro fashion shows, cookouts, jazz parties, and a whole lot more.
Ultra Music Festival
Ultra Music Festival is one of the most talked about electronic dance music festivals in the world. Every year, the outdoor event takes over the city of Miami for three days of top-name DJ performances and wild parties. This is a companion event to the world-famous Winter Music Conference—a must for industry insiders.
The Miami International Film Festival is one of the area’s most respected and sought-after annual cinematic events. With special programs focusing on work by Latino and Black filmmakers, it’s a showcase of work that the world should see a lot more of. It also attracts Oscar hopefuls and star-studded casts every year.