Beginning with the month of December, it seems like every weekend of the Miami calendar is booked-full with events or parties that keep locals and visitors outside in the sunshine through the end of May.
Considering the number of events that take place in this pseudo-tropical playground, it’s mind-blowing how many of the winter parties take place in the month of March in Miami – We’re not quite sure if any other city in the world hosts as many events in the same month, but if there is…well then, they know what it’s like to party.
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Miami Sailing Week
Miami’s largest spring regatta, and a world-class regatta since 2010, Miami Sailing Week draws sailing competitors and aficionados to the waterfront of picturesque Coconut Grove every March.
Sailors from 20 countries will race aboard more than 200 boats for an exciting week on the water. With multi-class races taking place over both weekends, Miami Sailing Week also includes cocktail parties, cultural exhibits and awards ceremonies bringing together sailors and the local community.
Winter Party Festival
Winter Party Festival started out as a one-day mega dance party on Miami Beach, the first ever actually held on the beach. Now, the festival is nearly a full week and has grown into one of the hottest LGBTQ themed parties on the planet.
According to Winter Party Festival organizers “the Winter Party is a place to rejuvenate and recharge.
With the mentality of “Miami Never Stops”, organizers schedule a non-stop number of events starting on Thursday, with the Ignite Party at Treehouse. Ignite features DJ Allan Natal, one of the biggest names in house music in Brazil. Joining Natal will be international spinning sensation DJ Joe Gauthreaux, an institution on the LGBTQ circuit scene.
Treehouse is only the start, to make it through the weekend, you had better bring your ‘A’-Game, keep hydrated and rest when you can – because in Miami, the party never stops.
Carnaval on the Mile
Part of Miami’s citywide Carnaval Festival throughout the month of March, Carnaval on the Mile is a weekend-long celebration situated in the heart of Coral Gables along Miracle Mile.
It’s a festive, family-friendly atmosphere beloved by locals filled with live music, crafts and delicious food. The annual tradition brings the community together to celebrate Miami’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean cultures.
All of this leads up to Miami’s premier Carnaval event, the Calle Ocho Music Festival held March 15, 2020 along Little Havana’s famous Calle Ocho (or Eighth Street).
Calle Ocho Music Festival
Miami Music Week
DANCE, DANCE AND KEEP-ON DANCIN’…
Miami Music Week is the Crown Jewel of events in Miami. Beginning with a 4-Day ‘DJ & EDM Industry’ Winter Music Conference and ending with the Torrent of Sounds from Downtown in the Ultra Music Festival.
If you love Electronic Dance Music, this is the week for you…there’s nothing like it anywhere in the world. Miami is the EDM Music Mecca.
Winter Music Conference
The annual gathering that helped give birth to an entire industry from its humble beginnings back in 1985 is now stronger than ever.
With a renewed sense of purpose and direction, this EDM ‘Industry’ event boasts even more updates, panels, demos and insightful programming that will bring together a new generation of industry professionals and music consumers for a week of unforgettable experiences.
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Ultra Music Festival
Miami, where ULTRA was born…
Nestled waterfront in Miami’s Bayfront Park, Ultra promises a pulsating, three-day immersive electronic dance party like no other – and they always deliver.
The unique setting of Downtown Miami’s skyscrapers and Biscayne Bay’s waterfront makes for an amazing atmosphere to listen to the biggest names in electronic dance music. Enjoy the best EDM by the best DJs in the world, in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. We’ve gone, we enjoyed it and you will too… don’t forget your ear plugs.
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Moved to a NFL Stadium complex in 2019, the Miami Open is one of the premier tennis tournaments in the world. With top talent arriving from around the world, many of the worlds-best tennis players live in South Florida for some or most of the year. The Miami Open is almost a “Home Game” for each of top-ranked players.
Great tennis is played and the fans are rowdy indeed; the Miami Open is a spectacle that can hold its own next to all the parties.
“I thought it was quite electric, how it usually is in Miami. I’m happy that hasn’t gone away.’’ – Roger Federer
Miami Beach Pride
Miami Beach Pride is a nine-day celebration featuring special events, social mixers, dance events, a VIP gala, an incredible two-day festival and Pride Parade.
What started off as a relatively modest crowd of 15,000 people at the first event in 2009 has ballooned into one of the most popular parties along Ocean Drive, drawing over 140,000 people in 2019. With events happening throughout the week, be sure to stick around after sunset on Sunday for a spectacular fireworks display that will put the finishing touches on the week of nonstop events.
For more information, a full event schedule for the week, and to learn more about volunteer opportunities for Miami Beach Pride week, visit their website.