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Festivals in Miami

Miami is a happening place any day of the week. So happening in fact, that sometimes it is hard to keep up with whats going on. We have tried to make your life a little easier by showcasing some of the most popular festivals and events that happen in Miami on a regular basis.

If you know of any other popular festivals in Miami, please leave a comment below and we might add it to the list!


  • Redland Festival – A large arts and crafts festival that that features local artists. Great food and tropical plants are available for purchase. This event is child friendly with a petting zoo, puppet and magic shows and pony rides.
  • Annual Taste of the Grove – This food and jazz festival is free to the public. Tickets are available for those who wish to taste and sample food and beverages from Coconut Grove’s best victualers.
  • International Chocolate Festival – Learn everything you ever wanted to know about chocolate. Taste and explore your way through the wonderful world of chocolate at this family friendly event.


  • Chinese New Years Festival – The arrival of the Chinese new year is celebrated with food, music and performances. Don’t miss the dragon and lion dances.
  • Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival – Televisions biggest food celebrities turn out to celebrate and cook. Tasting booths, shows and shopping opportunities abound.


  • Langerado Music Festival – Featuring three days of live music on multiple stages, this event will take place at Bicentennial Park.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Festival – Celebrating Irish culture, food, drink and music, the festival also plans crafts and activities.


  • Miami Riverday Festival – Celebrating the history of the river culture of Miami. Riverboat rides; crafts for the kids, historical reenactments will also be part of the festivities.
  • Miami Hong Kong World Dragon Boat Festival – The Dragon Boat festival will feature races promoting the sport and tradition of the sport.
  • Arabian Nights Festival – Set among Middle Eastern influenced architecture in Opa-Locka, this festival treats you to music, authentic cuisine, theater and a parade.


  • Redland International Orchid Show – At this show you can find over 50 booths of orchids for viewing, judging and buying. You can enjoy lectures and international food.
  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Aiming to educate and entertain the public, this festival offers film, video and other media relating to the history and contemporary lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community.


  • Bahamas Goombay Festival – Among the largest black heritage festivals in the country, this event features live music and entertainment on three stages, ethnic foods and a variety of crafts and arts.
  • Tropical Ag Festival – Cooking demonstrations, dessert competitions and food aplenty are found at this annual festival. Traditional farm activities are available for the children, including a watermelon eating contest and hayrides.


  • International Hispanic Theater Festival – Presenting some of the best theater companies from Latin America, Europe and the United States, the festival will host classes, performances, presentations and exhibits.
  • International Mango Festival – Featuring the luscious tropical fruit this festival encourages you to tantalize your taste buds while listening to lectures, enjoying tastings and attending cooking demonstrations.

August – September

  • International Ballet Festival of Miami – Performances by world class dancers from over 25 troupes around the world.


  • Junior Orange Bowl Festival – Taking place over several months this festival celebrates children and sports from all over the world. The annual parade will take place in December.


  • Miami Short Film Festival – Focusing on motivated, creative directors, screenwriters, producers and actors, the festival presents new and exciting independent works. The goal of the festival is to expose the public to up and coming film makers.
  • ExpoNica – A festival celebrating the culture of Central and South America. Food, crafts, bands and traditional dances will be heralded.


  • DanceAble – Seeking to change the public perception of dancers and dancing, this festival presents a new genre of dance geared for the disabled. Performances and workshops will be held and are available to the interested public.
  • Festival of Carols – The city of Miami hosts an amazing display of lights and holiday entertainment to start off the holiday season. You can find carolers, jazz, soloists and choirs at different locations at the Gardens.