Keep tabs on the best things to do in Miami all year round, including 2020's biggest festivals, fairs, concerts and more.
INTERNATIONAL ORCHID FESTIVAL
The 17th annual International Orchid Festival, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, is an event that turns the already idyllic location into a veritable wonderland for plant enthusiasts. The International Orchid Festival showcases over 10,000 different orchid plants from local vendors and around the world. Enjoy exhibits, lectures, demos and fun, interactive hands-on activities.
MSW regatta is scheduled for March 4-15, 2020. Different classes will be racing on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Miami. The event hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Miami’s premier sailing center for:
Adults: March 4th – 8th
Youth: March 13th – 15th
This event attracts more than 200 boats each year and is the largest Spring Regatta second to the Orange Bowl and World Cup Miami. From award ceremonies, cocktail parties and cultural exhibits, the event will feature a week of activities gathering both the sailors and the local community. A number of local sailing organizations will put forth a collaborative effort to support the regatta. For 2020, the organizing committee is forecasting an increase in participation from local and international sailing enthusiasts.
Regatta Park, Miami’s premier public park located in Coconut Grove with waterfront views and easy access to the water, is MSW’s home where sailors can comfortably unwind, store and work on their vessels.
A weekend-long festival in the heart of Coral Gables featuring the best of local art, live music, fine cuisine, and children’s entertainment. In average, the event gathers 150 plastic artists on display and 50 artisan vendors. 150,000+ event attendees stroll the “Artist Village” with exhibitions of handcrafts, jewelry, paintings, sculptures and photography. Two large stages are crowned by world-renowned artists of jazz, funk, and rock, in a cultural explosion, totally free, to celebrate Carnaval Miami.
The entrance is FREE! So bring everyone to this festival.
Dessert Wars is a celebration of the “foodie” lifestyle, featuring dessert vendors vying for the title of Dessert Champion. The event features a wide array of desserts ranging from cupcakes, cookies, ice cream and doughnuts.
Celebrating 35 years of bringing the music industry to Miami, the Winter Music Conference (now officially part of Miami Music Week) is returning to Miami Beach featuring programming for industry professionals and enthusiasts. Learn from the best producers, professionals and artists in the industry at this line-up of panel discussions, workshops and more. The conference is taking place at the Faena District.
Ultra Music Festival is back at Bayfront Park for a weekend of the world’s best DJs at this outdoor electronic music festival that features the biggest names in EDM. This year’s lineup includes headliners Flume, Gesaffelstein, Major Lazer and Zedd with more attention-grabbing artists like Afrojack, David Guetta, Carl Cox. 3 day general admission tickets start at $399.95.
MIAMI YACHT SHOW
Miami Yacht Show, the city’s premier luxury yacht show, takes place from February 13 -17, 2020 in its new location at One Herald Plaza between the Sea Isle Marina and MacArthur causeways. The in-water display of new and pre-owned vessels will showcase the world's most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts from the world's foremost custom boat builders.
With a fresh look & layout, the new location is just north of downtown Miami along Biscayne Bay near the Adrienne ArshtCenter for the Performing Arts, Art Wynwood, the premier winter destination contemporary and modern art fair in South Florida and the Sea Isle Marina. Minutes away from major interstates, famous shopping districts and a Metromover one stop away from the new Brightline station, new additions to the show include 3,500 parking spaces, additional on-land exhibit space and closer proximity to Super Yacht Miami at Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson Island.
MIAMI JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
The largest Jewish film program in the world will be celebrated at the Miami Jewish Film Festival’s (MJFF) 23rd annual edition from January 9-23, 2020, premiering an unprecedented 107 films from 25 countries, and hosting more than 50 filmmakers and special guests. MJFF, the largest Jewish cultural event in Florida and one of the three largest Jewish film festivals in the world reaching an audience of more than 30,000, has unveiled its biggest film lineup ever featuring 6 World Premieres, 6 International Premieres, 7 North American Premieres, and a record-setting 29 films directed by women (31 percent of films announced), all being shown at 14 different venues across Greater Miami.
Jungle Island: Luminosa Chinese Lantern Festival
Take a journey through Jungle Island by night as you celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in a new light. The experience will span 13 acres and will feature 4 different themes that portray the diverse fauna and wildlife found at Jungle Island.
South Motors Fine Arts Festival
Come to one of Florida's premiere juried art shows, our 17th Annual Fine Arts Festival, and enjoy a day surrounded by spectacular visual arts in the most lush and luxurious setting. Amongst a generous representation of the best artists and artisans from the US and abroad; you will find the perfect piece of art for your home that includes painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography, or peruse a selection of original handcrafted jewelry or wearable art for yourself or significant other. Additionally there is always a great selection of delicious food, live music and other activities for the entire family. Join us at the most beautiful art show amongst the winding paths and exotic foliage in this magical botanical garden.
Homestead championship Rodeo
2020 will mark the 71st year of the annual Homestead Championship Rodeo, a tradition that grew out of a group of seventeen founding members who wanted to showcase this unique western sporting event. It is one of the oldest annual professional sporting events in South Florida and the only PRCA Rodeo in Miami-Dade County. Our rodeo is one of nearly 600 sanctioned annually by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). The PRCA is the largest and oldest rodeo-sanctioning body in the world; ensuring that every event is managed with fairness and competence, and that the livestock used is healthy and cared for to the highest standards.