South Beach Miami - Recommended Events Calendar

Statewide Beach Warning Flags

Have you seen the flags on the beach lifeguard station? Do you know what they mean and how important they are?
Here is the chart:

beach warning flags RED - High Hazard = High surf and/or strong current

beach warning flags YELLOW - medium hazard = Moderate surf and/or current

beach warning flags GREEN - Low Hard - calm conditions, but still exercise caution

beach warning flags PURPLE - Dangerous marine life

The Life Guard Station in SOBE

Never enter the water when the red flag is flying. And if in doubt - just ask the lifeguard on duty.

In South Beach Miami something interesting is happening almost every day, but it’s the special events that make the area more fun. We’ve selected a few of the most popular SoBe events and festivals.
South Beach Miami has also many ongoing and free events which you may find very interesting.

January 3 - 5, 2014

TattooLaPalooza South Beach. One of the world's biggest and best tattoo, motorcycle, and art conventions. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Miami. If you are looking for a hip event - don't miss this one! More about TattooLaPalooza... External link

February 20 - 23, 2014

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This national four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most famous wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Read more about the Wine & Food Festival. External link

March 1 - 2, 2014

Carnaval Miami. Carnaval on the Mile is one-of-a-kind cultural experience appealing to people of all ages! Walk a mile of paintings with over a hundred fine artists and sculptures. Three concert stages packed with dozens live musical groups. Fine foods from local restaurants. Kids events. Saturday and Sunday. 10am - 10 pm. Carnaval on the Mile Info.External link

March 7 - 16, 2014

Miami International Film Festival. MIFF is an annual film festival in Miami, Florida, that showcases independent American and international films. The competitive film festival includes documentaries, short films, and retrospectives. More about MIFF... External link

March 21 - 30, 2014

Winter Music Festival. The hottest DJ talents from around the world meet in South Beach Miami during the Winter Music Festival week. This is one of the most important events on the dance music calendar. To register or for more information check the Winter Music Festival External link website.

March 29 - April 13, 2014

Florida Renaissance Festival. Suspended Between Myth and History. Location: Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Hwy. Miami, Florida Phone: 305-258-0044, 11:00 am til Sunset. More about Renaissance Festival...

April 1 - 30, 2014

National Poetry Month. Celebrate this month with a series of events at The Betsy Hotel on South Beach. Emerging Artist Readings: the Wednesday emerging writers readings and informal talks are FREE, and all begin at 8 p.m. at Betsy Hotel. Check the The Betsy Hotel events schedule for more detail info.External link

April 6, 2014

South Beach Triathlon. International Course: .93-mile swim - 24.25-mile bike - 6.2-mile run. Classic Course: .5-mile swim - 20.7-mile bike - 4-mile run. To register visit South Beach Triathlon website. External link

April 24 - 27, 2013

Miami Beach Polo Word Cup. This year, La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup is taking place on South Beach, between 21th and 22nd Streets, behind the Setai Hotel. Check event program on Miami Beach Polo World External link website.

May 15 - 18, 2014

Miami Fashion Week. If you would like to learn about new fashion trends and see many celebrities, Miami Fashion Week is a place to be! Featuring dozens of designers from all over the world. Location: Miami Beach Convention Center. Check Miami Fashion Week External link website for more information.

May 30 - June1, 2013

Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show. Features fine home furniture, accessories, remodeling, interior design, kitchens and baths, appliances, home theaters, home improvements, pools and spas, patios and much more. Open for public. Home Design Information. External link

Date To Be Announced - 2014

Festival of Speed Miami. Florida’s premier luxury and automotive event is returning to with an enhanced showcasing of yachts, contemporary and vintage automobiles, motorcycles, and luxury watercrafts. Festival of Speed details. External link

April 2 - 5, 2014

South Beach Comedy Festival™. Do you love to laugh? Are you into comedy? Looking for a tan? Like to party? Then this South Beach Miami Comedy Festival is the right place for you! With multiple locations to fit your schedule the Comedy Festival™ External link has something for everyone!

April 11 - 13, 2014

Miami Beach Gay PRIDE Parade. Miami Beach's largest LGBT two-day event with exciting celebrities, musical performances, refreshments, food and a family-friendly play area for over 60,000 people from all walks of life, all parts of the country, and all age groups. Visit the LGBT Parade & Festival External link website for events schedule. Check our previous years pictures of Gay Pride Parade here.

April 23 - 27, 2014

Miami Beach Polo Word Cup. This year, Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup is taking place on South Beach, between 20th and 22nd Streets, behind the Setai Hotel. Check event program on Miami Beach Polo World External link website.

May 3, 2013

Free Comic Book Day. Free cool kids comics, classic reprints and the latest creative stories. For participating store's locations check Free Comics External link website.

July 3 - 6, 2014

Florida Supercon. This 4-day festival is dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy and Sci-Fi featuring industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A's, films, workshops, video gaming and much more! Location: Miami Airport Hotel and Convention Center. Read more about Florida Supercon External link registration & schedule.

July (Date To Be Announced) 2014

Mercedes-Benz Swimwear Fashion Week. High visibility event for the fashion, entertainment and luxury goods industry. Here is more on Hottest Trends in Swimwear.External link

Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2014

Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show. Looking for interior / exterior inspiration? Visit the Labor Day weekend Home Design Show.
Features home improvements, pools and spas, patios and much more. Open for public. Home Design Information. External link

Oct 11 - 12, 2014

Columbus Day Regatta. Boaters from all over can come together to race for some great prizes and satisfy that sense of adventure. Info & Schedule. External link

Oct 31, 2014

Halloween Party, Lincoln Road, South Beach, 6:00PM. Admission is free and costumes are encouraged.
This is one of South Beach Miami special events that can't be missed! In a costume or not, make sure you are dressed with hip style!

November 7 - 9, 2014

Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show. One of the largest wine trade shows in America. About 1,500 wines from 20 countries on display! Antique Jewelry Show Details. External link

Nov 17 - 24, 2014

Miami Book Fair International. One of the nation’s largest outdoor book fairs features some 300 booksellers and publishers, and more than 250 authors. Book Fair Information. External link

Dec 4 - 7, 2014

Art | Basel | South Beach. The most important art show in the United States. Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events.
More than 12,000 visitors over the last three years have attended this must-see event destination in South Beach Miami, Florida. Festival Details. External link


Our events calendar is updated frequently. If you didn't find the event you were looking for, come back in a few days!

You can also check our Miami Travel Resources section where you can find references to many Miami Visitor's publications, free online Miami newspapers and more. Happy Traveling!

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