Best things to do in Miami August 2018

things to do in miami august 2018

 

things to do in miami august 2018

As we move into August, there is still time left to enjoy the summer sun before it is officially fall. This month, Miami is still heating up with spicy culinary cuisine, relaxing spa retreats, and unforgettable concerts you don’t want to miss.

We have you covered on the quick rundown of the hottest and best things to do in Miami.

Keep it spicy the whole month of August and September at Miami Spice. There is no special membership or sign up to participate in enjoying the finest food Miami has to offer.

Check the restaurant’s website that you are interested in visiting, look for the calendar days they are participating and make a reservation.

All participating restaurants are offering 3-course meals by famous chefs at discounted prices starting at $39. Enjoy this event for lunch, brunch, or both!

Pirouette down to the Lehman Theater from July 28 – August 19 for an exquisite ballet performances from Germany, France, England, Mexico, Brazil and more in the International Ballet Festival sponsored by the Miami Hispanic Ballet Company. This festival brings together and debuts the most prestigious and well – known ballet professionals and companies in the world for presentations, workshops, and master classes. Two of the most important and prestigious awards are presented at the IBMF. A lifetime achievement award known as “A Life for Dance” and “Criticism and Culture of Ballet” are granted to exemplary professionals from the world of dance.

In between these amazing events, take time out for a spa day any time during August. Miami Spa Month continues to August 31st, featuring Miami’s most relaxing spa retreats. Prices return to normal starting in September.

Experience exquisite African cuisine, dance, and music at the 9th Annual African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival held August 3 – 5. This multicultural family-friendly event features African, contemporary, and Caribbean dance, drum, and music workshops as well as health fairs, African fashion, raffle drawing, and a Children’s Village Zone. This event held on Miami’s main stage sells out every year. This cultural arts festival is sponsored by South African Airways and Little Haiti Culture Complex.

Janet Jackson, Beyonce & Jay Z, Kesha & Macklemore, Taylor Swift, and Shakira are bringing Miami heat to another level in August. These superstars will all be in Miami in the month of August and you need to get tickets asap!

Kesha & Macklemore perform on August 4 at the AmericanAirlines Arena for The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore tour. Kesha will be showcasing her third studio album, Rainbow while Macklemore will be performing hits from his second studio album, Gemini. Janet Jackson continues heating up Miami on August 5 on her State of the World Tour performing hits from her Unbreakable album.

Did we mention Shakira? Headlining her El Dorado World Tour, Shakira will also be performing two concerts at the AmericanAirlines Arena on August 17 – 18. Taylor Swift will be performing at Hard Rock Stadium on her Reputation Stadium tour on August 18.

Jay Z and Beyonce concert is the only way to end the summer and this fabulous concert series in Miami. Performing on August 31 at Hard Rock Stadium, these two megastars are bringing the heat for the On The Run Tour, their second co-headlining world tour.

The summer cabaret concert is an intimate concert series with a mix of jazz, blues, latin, and bossa nova held on August 25. Held at Deering Estate at Cutler, this Cuban infused musical delight features incredible artists like Dorian Reyes and Michaela Paige and starts at 8pm. Enjoy this cultural and musical explosion in a small but impactful setting.

In between seeing superstars perform and attending festivals, don’t forget to have a drink at the National Rum Day Festival in the Confidante Hotel held on August 16 in Miami Beach. What is better than drinking a glass of rum poolside while listening to live music after seeing your favorite superstar perform? Nothing.

Best Miami Beaches for Party, Surfing and Relaxing

miami beaches for surfing and party

miami beaches for surfing and party

When is the beach not a good idea? The beach is where you go to swim, surf, relax, and barbeque with friends and family. It’s perfect for a quick weekend getaway or part of a long term exotic adventure.

The feeling of sand between your toes and the cool rush of ocean waves against your legs can make a long and tedious work week disappear. Maybe adding a beach cruiser or skates to the mix is your thing. Or even bringing your loving balls of fur, aka extended family members to join you is your mode of getting some TLC.

Either way, we get it. Summer is soon coming to a close but that doesn’t mean play time at the beach is over. We have the inside scoop on what’s hot in Miami and that’s why we’ve compiled the best and most comprehensive inventory list of the best miami beaches to party, surf, and relax! Your welcome!

21st – 45th Street Beach

This gem is a well known spot for locals that lies just outside of the hustle and bustle of South Beach. If you are looking for more than just sand, this beach has the Miami Boardwalk running through it and is a great place for a brisk walk or jog.

If your visiting or having guests, this beach is near the area’s best hotels like Faena Hotel and the Miami Beach EDITION.

Lummus Park Beach

Many movies and TV shows were filmed on this beach like Alvin & the Chipmunks and many others. If you are looking for bright colors and exciting sightseeing, this is the beach for you.

This beach is getting a facelift with a fitness makeover combining art and exercise against an ocean backdrop. The LGBT at 12 Street has a similar vibe. This is where you come to party.

Haulover Beach

Looking for a low key perfect beach to take the family? Look no further than Haulover Beach with its miles and miles of perfect sand, serene scenery, and a dog park.

Park of Haulover Park, it is a laid back choice if your looking to enjoy your surroundings.

South Pointe Park Pier

This beautiful and stunning beach is set within a 17 acre park on the tip of Miami Beach. It is the perfect getaway from the urban chaos majestically surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Government Cut Channel.

This beach is family friendly with a playground, picnic areas, and a fishing pier. Or bring a new date and join the locals during crab season at nearby Joe’s Takeaway.

Surfside Beach

If you are looking for a small town surf vibe, this is it. At less than a mile long, everyone knows everyone here and the intimate ocean setting is the right backdrop for monthly communal picnics held every first Friday, complete with music, food, and fun.

Sunny Isles Beach

Sightseeing, relaxing, and shopping are the recommended activities for this 2 mile long beach. Live in the lap of luxury on this shore located between the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Intercoastal Waterway to the west.

46th – 63rd Beach

Another family friendly beach, this relaxing hot spot is a less chaotic alternative to South Beach. Here, you’ll find many famous Miami hotels from the area’s golden age.

Bill Bags Cape Florida State Park

Located at the southern tip of Key Biscayne, this beach is flooded with history, wildlife, and activity. The famous Cape Florida Lighthouse is located here and is Miami – Dade County’s oldest standing structure.

Get adventurous here with ocean kayaking, windsurfing, and shoreline fishing.

Crandon Park

A favorite for family outings, this beach is picture perfect located on Key Biscayne. This is the place to be for a barbecue.

With easy parking and a convenient boardwalk, you’ll be relaxing in no time.

Fort Lauderdale Beach

Break a sweat on the brick promenade or soak up the sun in this laid back beach. This is a great location to wind down from a hectic work week.

Matheson Hammock Park

This man made atoll pool is flushed by the Biscayne Bay. The beautiful scenery is home to one of the most popular boating docks and is perfect for a less chaotic experience.

Bal Harbour

If you’re feeling sophisticated, come by this small beach said to be home to more millionaires per capita than any other city in the U.S.

Delray Beach

If it’s culture you are looking for, look no further than this intimate setting equipped with trolly tours and wide beaches. It’s not too crowded so you’ll have plenty of space to spread out with a chair and umbrella.

Hobie Beach

This intimate beach is the best place to come to windsurf, jet ski, or sail. As an added bonus, this beach is pet friendly so bring your dog.

Hollywood Beach

This famous beach caters to the grown and sexy crowd. Home to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, grab a drink or a burger at the Le Tub Saloon.