If you want to know about a city or a place, attend its events and festivals. Exploring a local scene and city’s heritage not only help to understand its past and present but allows to feel the future trends and cultural movement.
Let’s agree on the fact that most of the people like to attend social events and find it fulfilling.
So, when it comes to Miami, which is famous for having a non-stop entertainment all year round, there is an endless list of concerts, festivals and block parties, which make the city stand out.
Miami’s cultural life can be described as one that is full of the Caribbean and Latin American influence.
Somewhat this is true.
However, to know what is going on there, you have to explore and attend the events that have been nationally recognized as its signature and meant to educate and reflect the locality, history, and ongoing trends. Interested what they are? Read on!
Festivals and carnivals in places like Wynwood, Little Havana or Little Haiti exhibit uniqueness and diversity of the area and show the significance arts have on local communities, urban development, artisan crafts and tourism.
Different gala occasions offer you to experience hospitality and gratitude of the area, explore fascinating places on the beach and land.
Still interested to find out what those three “must go” events are? Then here is a list of the major festivals you should put on your vacation agenda. Get a whole new perspective on the city, its vicinity, and transforming art.
Art Deco Weekend Festival
The Art Deco Weekend Festival started in 1976 in Miami, Florida. Since then, it has been one of the most popular artistic events in the city and all around the U.S. This event takes place at the famous South Beach Art Deco Historic District in the middle of January.
The purpose of this event is to educate the visitors about the artifacts made in the early and mid-twentieth century, as well as to show appreciation for the arts and culture of the district. This event attracts more than half a million visitors every year, so make sure you plan your visit beforehand!
The festival begins with the annual “Light Up the Drive” opening night parade following the “Art Deco Weekend” dog promenade, and includes various art and crafts events, musical performances, and, of course, food sampling.
It is an all-in-one experience that one can’t miss!
Miami Beer Festival
There is no better place to sample beers than in Miami. Here, as some locals like to say, “the beer rains down from the sky.” Well, not literally. The sky may not rain the beer on you in January, but, indeed, you will get a chance to try over 300 craft beers from local, national and international breweries.
No doubt, The Miami Beer Festival is one of the biggest beer festivals in America.
Domestic and international breweries come to participate in this fest, showcase their breweries and let people sample newly crafted beers. The event is held in Marlins Park every year.
It includes lots of ethnic food, fantastic music and dozens of different beers. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a lot of fun!
Food and Wine Fest
Food and Wine Festival of Miami is also among the most popular festivals around the U.S. Different well-known chefs, and wine manufacturers come to showcase their talent and passion for cuisine.
This four-day national event is held on the South Beach in February and attracts approximately fifty to sixty thousand people from all around the country. We suggest you put a vacation notice ahead of time!
What else would you wish for in a place where the white sand beach and turquoise ocean surround you? A glass of the best tasting wine in hand and delicious food! Enjoy a day like this with family and friends, and take loads of pictures because it is one of a kind experience!
Now, as you know a little bit more about Miami’s cultural events, you are well prepared for a vacation season. Spend a weekend on the beach, walk down the iconic Ocean Drive, grab a bite at a local organic restaurant and finish the day celebrating the life of art and music.
Miami is a place to feel happy and free!