Miami’s Hottest Events in September 2019

Miami's Hottest Events in September 2019

Miami's Hottest Events in September 2019

The school season has started, but that doesn’t mean all fun is over! From performing arts to a film festival, from Oktoberfest to Tyler the Creator, here are some Miami September events that can give you an unforgettable experience!

Wynwood’s Octoberfest Presented by Samuel Adams

Europe’s not too far away with Octoberfest season quickly approaching! For beer and fun lovers alike, the Oktoberfest season starts in September – from the 27 to the 29, to be more precise.

For the 10th year in a row, Wynwood’s Octoberfest Presented by Samuel Adams brings you everything you can wish for. The weekend-long event is packed full with goodies including seasonal brews, stein hoisting, a multitude of beer games, a plethora of pumpkin-themed items, a beer hall, more food options than you can imagine and plenty more! The whole event is also dog-friendly, so you can even bring your pet to enjoy a little slice of Germany right here in Miami! 

ArtsLaunch 2019

A free, family-friendly event that lives and breathes art is the annual ArtsLaunch! On September 7, you can enjoy over 50 activities, each one celebrating arts disciplines. During the event, you can revel in many performances, participate in interactive workshops, grow a love for art in your kids with activities specially made for them, enjoy a farmer’s market with all your senses and many more.

Just some of the activities are Hamiltunes, a Hamilton musical singalong, Dance classes on Stage where you can learn some new moves, and a Community Arts Village where you can see art works offered by more than 100 of Miami’s cultural organizations. 

Miami Trail Festival

For nature lovers and enthusiasts, the Miami Trail Festival on September 21 is the perfect place to be. You can participate in various running and mountain biking events and competitions, though nature and the fantastic views are just enough if you want to take a minute and just breathe deeply.

The festival will take place at Virginia Key, a small island en route to Key Biscayne. Reacquaint yourselves with nature – we’re sure you’ll love it!

Brazilian Film Festival

Interested in Brazil and enchanted with Brazilian culture? You can visit the annual Brazilian Film Festival, right here in Miami! Between the 14th and 21st September at various venues around the city, you can dive deeper into Brazilian culture. The opening screening is free and takes place at the New World Center where the movie will be projected on a large outdoor wall. 

Miami Hotel Months

Your last chance to get a good deal for your staycation or vacation in Miami is in September! During Miami Hotel Months, lasting from June to the end of September, locals and visitors alike can get special discounts on rooms, amenities, inclusions, and packages. So, if you’ve had an eye on a particular hotel where you can be pampered to no end, this is the time to take the plunge!

Tyler the Creator

Miami is no stranger to the world’s leading music sensations, and on September 29, Tyler the Creator is coming to town! Note that this concert might already be sold out, so if you haven’t secured your tickets, hurry! At the American Airlines Arena, you’ll be a part of Tyler’s tour for his fifth album, “Igor.” Tyler will also be joined by GoldLink and Jaden Smith – this is, for sure, an experience you shouldn’t miss! 

Tyler the Creator

You Don’t Have To Wait Any Longer

Now that you’re up to speed with everything that’s going on in Miami, all you need is decide which event you’ll be at! And hey – why stop at one? If you need more info before you make your final choice, you can always give us a call or contact us.

6 Awesome Festivals in Miami

6 Awesome Festivals in Miami

6 Awesome Festivals in Miami

Festival season happens in the Summer and it’s all about music. Fortunately, this is almost completely false! Festivals in Miami happen all year round, and each is a fascinating, dazzling, rich experience. From carnivals to dragons, you can find anything your heart desires.

Here are just some of the top Miami annual events:

Miami Carnival

Every October, one of the largest carnivals in the USA happens right here in Miami. 10 mass bands follow the brilliantly colorful street parade. For over 25 years, this carnival has been a joyful, family-friendly celebration of Caribbean culture. You can participate in Steel Pan competitions, Floats, King and Queen election and revel in Caribbean food and drinks, and explore the arts and crafts from the on-site vendors! 

Miami International Dragon Boat Festival

More than 25000 visitors flock to Miami in November to enjoy this festival! As the name says, each boat is a Hong Kong style dragon boat – 40 feet long and 4 feet wide, carrying one drummer, one steersperson and 20 peddlers. You can enjoy their 250-meter race from the coast, watching as countless dragons glide through the water. Who said dragons are only on TV, anyway?

King Mango Strut

The last Sunday of the year is reserved for the King Mango Strut Festival! A procession that gently pokes fun at the previous year’s relevant events has been one of the more beloved Miami parades. Created back in 1982, this festival is a procession of everyone who enjoys a good laugh – and you can even participate! If you’d like to take part, all you need to fill out an entry form and you can walk with your own unit or join one of the others.

King Mango Strut

Art Deco Weekend Festival

Art Deco is a specific style, one that often hypnotizes and enchants. Each January, you can live and breathe this historical period in Miami. “The best 3 days on the Ocean Drive” brags more than 85 events, all with a common goal of appreciating and preserving Art Deco style buildings. During the festival, you can visit the Art Deco museum, dance to jazz, enjoy a classic car show and a period fashion show, visit one of the lectures. Of course, there will be guided walking tours where you can see and feel Art Deco up close. 

South Beach Comedy Festival

March brings you belly-aching laughter at the South Beach Comedy Festival. In the 7 years since its founding, it’s become one of the top comedy festivals in the country. Just some of the comedians who’ve performed here are: Aziz Ansari, Lewis Black, Donald Glover, Amy Schumer, and many, many others. No performers for the upcoming festival have been officially announced as yet, but we’re sure you won’t regret going!

Carnaval Miami

A two-week-long carnival in March – is there any place better for it than Miami? Carnaval Miami (not to be confused with the Miami Carnival) attracts about one million people each year and celebrates every known (and sometimes unknown) facet of Miami. Food, fashion, arts, sports and of course music – there are simply too many events to list! 

Calle Ocho, which is a regular part of Carnaval Miami, is the largest festival appreciating and celebrating Latinx culture. Each year, you can walk along around 20 blocks of Little Havana where you’ll find a multitude of stages, a cornucopia of international food and sampling sites, and you can even get to familiarize yourself with traditional, folkloric dances. Suitable for adults and children alike, this is a part of Miami you shouldn’t miss out on! 

So get ready!

In case you have any questions or need more info, don’t hesitate to contact us.

What to Do in Miami This Weekend?

What to Do in Miami This Weekend

What to Do in Miami This Weekend

 

 

 

 

Out of weekend ideas? We have a few tips on what to do in Miami this weekend. So grab your girl squad, or guy squad, and bring out your best outfits for perfect selfies because you are going to a party in Miami this weekend.

Looking for sophistication on a yacht or wild and crazy club vibes? Maybe you’d prefer a laid back rooftop get together. Whatever your preference, Miami in August will not disappoint. There’s plenty of beaches to go around so get ready to pull an all-nighter and come alive in the nighttime. Well, at least for the weekend. 

Happy hour and affordable bars

We get it. You want a fun escape without spending a fortune. We have the perfect places for you. The Mondrian’s Sunset Lounge at Miami Beach offers beautiful views of downtown Miami for free while sipping on cocktails that start at $5. A five-hour happy hour with glistening views of the water while eating light appetizers is a great way to end the work week, don’t you think?  

If you’re looking for an upbeat vibe where you can dance, Dalano’s FDR Lounge is where you should go. With no entry fees, this sophisticated and classy club is the perfect combination of affordability and chic. For a more laid back vibe, Jazid offers live jazz bands featuring local bands free of charge. 

For the best place to see a Miami sunset, you’ll need to visit the Monty’s South Beach on a Friday. Enjoy live music and the fresh raw bar featuring fresh-caught seafood with half-off drinks from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Don’t forget to indulge in $1 oysters from the raw bar that may make you a regular. 

Happy hour and affordable bars

Upscale & hotel lobby bars

Elevate your experience and taste buds at Miami’s exclusive hot spots. Sit waterfront at the luxurious River Yacht Club with plenty of drink specials and appetizers perfect for a summer evening. Turn up the luxury at the Epic Hotel on the 16th floor and sit poolside while sipping a martini. A popular place for young professionals, you’ll always find specials on drinks and quick bites. 

For superior Mexican dining, you’ll want to visit Cantina la Veinte featuring the largest selection of high-end tequilas and mezcals. Check out the happy hour on Friday while enjoying views of the Biscayne Bay and Brickell Key. More casual elegance can be found at Lightkeepers with views of the Atlantic ocean and the beautiful pool at the Ritz Carlton coupled with drink and food specials. 

Komodo is a must-visit three-story lounge featuring 3 bars and Southeast Asian cuisine. Some delicious and popular favorites include Lobster Dynamite and Peking Duck. And the drink specials are great too! 

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Miami is one of 13 prime locations featuring USDA prime steak and award-winning wine. This location overlooks the Miami River with specials on quick bites like the steak slider trio and baked clams. Enjoy waterfront views with a glass of champagne or sangria all on special. 

Single & ready to mingle

The social scene for singles in Miami is second to none. Whether you’re looking to dance or just relax with a cosmopolitan, you’ll find the perfect place to mingle. For dancing, LIV and Nikki Beach are happening places for beautiful faces, strong drinks, and cool beats. Other sophisticated places to meet singles and two-step include the Fifty Ultra Lounge and Story. 

If you want a quiet place for good conversation, exclusivity, and a glass of wine, you’ll find it at the unique and posh Living Room in W. South Beach. For a completely new experience, check out the Basement at the Miami Beach Edition featuring late-night bowling and ice skating!

These are just a few options of Miami parties among a plethora of ritzy and charming hot spots in Miami. For more questions about where to party in Miami this weekend or the best places to stay, reach out to us on our Facebook page or give us a call today. We’ll keep you informed as you plan an unforgettable weekend. 

Miami’s Events in August 2019

Miami's Events in August 2019

In case you haven’t taken advantage of the chance to check out any Miami events, August is right around the corner and jam-packed with people and events you don’t want to miss.

Summer is still going strong and the heat is turned all the way up with celebrities, festivals, and good food. And who doesn’t like good food? We have the scoop on where you want to be in Miami to party, drink, or just chill for the month of August. 

Music & festivals in Miami in August

  • One of the hottest R&B acts right now, Khalid, will be at the American Airlines Arena on August 17th. The multiple Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter has been riding the top of the Billboard charts and is now the biggest global artist on Spotify at over 50 million monthly users. 
  • Marco Antonio Solis will also be at the American Airlines Arena on August 31st. The five-time Latin Grammy award winner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame. You don’t want to miss this multi award-winning performance. 
  • The Jonas Brothers keep it all in the family for their performance at the American Airlines Arena on August 7th. Getting their start originally on the Disney Channel, this Grammy-nominated and multi-talented pop-rock band has sold over 17 million albums worldwide. 

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  • Ranked as one of the “Greatest Artists of All Time,” The Rolling Stones are still going strong at 55 years together. With over 240 million albums sold worldwide and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame status, the Rolling Stones remain one of America’s classic rock bands. 
  • The Coconut Grove Food & Wine Festival is back and full of tantalizing dishes and aged grapes for your enjoyment. This is your chance to sample the newest restaurants, caterers, and famous chefs while enjoying the best mojitos, fine wine, and spirits at Regatta Park on August 17th. 
  • Don’t miss the much anticipated Festival De Cante from August 30th to September 1st at the Arsht Center. In its 14th year, this year will feature Spanish singers Rocio Bazan, Manuel de Manuel, and Javier Heredia alongside Siempra Flamenco’s founding members Paco and Celio Fonta. With mesmerizing performances of dance and guitar, you don’t want to miss this unforgettable cultural experience. 

Family-friendly events & programming

  • Bring the kids for the Miami Design District Public Art Tours and see Miami’s world-renowned art for free. Take a guided tour offered twice a month on Sundays led by art critic and educator Margery Gordon at the Jungle Plaza. 
  • Enjoy an elegant evening at the XXIV International Ballet Festival of Miami Closing Gala of Stars held at the Miami Dade County Auditorium. A long history of dancing excellence established in 1963, the Miami Hispanic Ballet Company has been producing the International Ballet Festival recognized as the most successful in the U.S. and the only one in Florida. You will want to add this to your calendar for August 18th. 

Parties & mixers in Miami in August

  • The Miami World Club Crawl is the biggest and the best club crawl in Miami. Turn all the way up as you are taken from bar to bar with food already taken care of at the beginning of the evening. You won’t have to wait in line and you won’t pay cover charges. Leave the kids at home for this all-nighter. 
  • No summer is complete without a Foam Party! College student life can be stressful. Take a break and check out Senor Frogs on August 4th for free admission with open bar specials. 

Miami in August is full of great events to satisfy any occasion. Bring the family or leave the kids at home, it’s up to you. For more information on where to stay or how to get around when you visit, give us a call.

7 Fun Things You Can do in Miami Today

7 Fun Things You Can do in Miami Today

Magic City has something for everyone. It’s no wonder why so many Hollywood movie makers, A-list celebrities, and artists are attracted to the city with the warmest climate in the winter. Miami’s art deco architecture is second to none and the beach fronts are fantastic. A culturally rich fusion of Latin, African, Cuban, Caribbean, and European influences, Miami’s vibrant art scene and legendary nightlife is something to be experienced at least once if you haven’t already.

For newcomers and veterans alike, we have some ideas on how you can experience everything this great city has to offer with a list of things to do in Miami today.

Fun Free Activities

One of the best things about Miami is all the free and fun activities that are available. From lounging on the beach to strolling Flamingo Park, you’ll never be bored. We’ve compiled a list of must-do free activities you’ll want to do today or all month!  

  • Take the Metromover

Do you want to explore Miami? The best way to do so is by taking a free ride on the Metromover around town. It’s also the perfect mode of transportation for a fun bar crawl with a group of friends. Designated drivers need not apply!

  • Take a bike ride around Wynwood

Every Sunday at 11 am, BYOBIKE offers free one-hour bike ride tours of Wynwood artist owned and operated mural and graffiti displays. Bring a friend and make a day of it!

  • Live music every night

Yes, you read that right! Enjoy live music every night at Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami on the Marina stage. There is always a musical variety ranging from Latin to pop and everything in between.  While your there, you might want to check out the other sightseeing attractions like Bayside Tours, Island Queen Cruises, Miami Aqua Tours, and Thriller Speed Boat.

  • Wood Tavern Tacos

Ok, who can say no to great free food? We can’t either! You’ll love the free tacos served at the bar of Wood Tavern with your favorite cocktail and a fun group of friends. This casual dining experience is ideal for music and art lovers alike. And if you feel like dancing while your there, feel free!

Great places to visit

  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

You’ll want to schedule a visit see the magnificent Italian Renaissance architecture and gardens at the Vizcaya Museum. Populated with beautiful 16th- and 19th-century antiques, art, and furnishings, the museum overlooks the bay and is a popular wedding destination. Admission is just over 60$ at this national historic landmark. Don’t forget to dine at the cafe for lunch. You’ll be glad you did.Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

 

  • Versailles Restaurant

This is the perfect place for dinner plans. The restaurant that dubs itself as “the world’s most famous Cuban restaurant” serves up a healthy dose of Cuban sophistication and delicious sandwiches. It is known as the unofficial meeting place for the Cuban community and is quite busy. When you visit, make sure to get the Cubano, the most popular item on the menu.

  • Get fancy at Sugar

After a great day of bike rides and Cuban food, step it up in the evening with a cocktail in the sky at a rooftop bar with 360° views of the city.

Sugar is the tallest bar in the city at 40 floors up, amongst a garden of green foliage. Take in breathtaking views of the surrounding area as you relax in the Tea Room. You’ll want to bring out those new shoes and outfit you’ve been dying to wear for a night out. With Asian influenced cocktails and late night brunch, you’ll end your day right.

Miami is waiting for you

Miami is a smorgasbord of beautiful scenery vibrant nightlife, and rich experiences just waiting to be discovered. If you are a first-time visitor and are looking for the best hotels, we have you covered.

Visit our website or give us a call for a visitor’s guide and other important information to make your trip comfortable. We are here to help you navigate Magic City and settle in quickly once you’re here.