Art Basel Miami Beach, said to be North America’s most comprehensive international contemporary art fair, returns for its 21st edition December 8 – 10, 2023. Thousands of art dealers, artists, collectors and art aficionados will enjoy modern and contemporary art. There will be around 277 galleries represented.
The center of the action will be the gleaming Miami Beach Convention Center. The huge Convention Center is divided into sections, the following are the main ones:
Galleries: This is the main area or section, where top galleries will show major works in all mediums.
Positions: This is where you’ll find solo exhibitions by 16 emerging international artists.
Nova: This year, Nova will showcase 22 presentations from 22 galleries.
Survey: In this sector, 16 galleries will present work created before the year 2000.
Meridians: Curated by Magalí Arriola, Director of Mexico City’s Museo Tamayo, this year’s Meridians’ projects will be announced soon.
Kabinett: This sector features curated selections displayed by galleries in a separate section of their booth. 2023 Kabinett selections will be announced soon.
Where to stay during Art Basel Week
It’s never too early to book your accommodations for Art Basel Miami Beach. The most highly anticipated event on the social calendar in Greater Miami & Miami Beach. The ideal hotel will place you in close proximity to the Miami Beach Convention Center where the event is held. Or you might want to be close to your favorite Miami Art Week satellite fairs and all the parties that go along with them. Of course, stylish accommodations and a buzzy scene never hurt. Many hotels even boast their own impressive contemporary art collections as well as exclusive parties and events.
The Cavalier South Beach Hotel is conveniently located on Ocean Drive, with a walking promenade, walking distance from the beach. The Cavalier is recommended for art lovers to stay during Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week 2023. The beautiful Art Deco Henrosa Hotel located in Collins Ave is also steps away from the beaches.
Art Basel Miami Beach is one of only four Art Basel fairs in the world; the others are in Hong Kong, Paris and the founding fair in Basel, Switzerland. Read about the history of Art Basel.
Come see and be seen in your Halloween best an Lincoln Road!
The parade of Halloween on Lincoln Road attracts over 50,000 participants each year. The landmark celebration is world famous for its spontaneous parades of the most creative and outrageous costumes. Consequently, for the main event on October 31, Lincoln Road will open its streets to a fun packed night of the ghoulish, glamorous and everything in between. Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to enjoy the promenade early in the evening. Enjoy, before it transforms into a vibrant catwalk for costume revelers and visitors later in the night. Guests can choose from a bevy of restaurants, cafes and bars. Another key point is, the outdoor seatings for top-notch views of the Halloween on Lincoln Road promenade. It is decorated with zombies, super-heroes and vampires. Join us for Miami’s largest block party!
Whether you’re looking to show off your most outrageous Halloween costume, planning to trick-or-treat with the kiddos or just want to people watch, head to Lincoln Road Mall. Expect spooktacular sights and sounds. Additionally you will find as well a myriad of restaurants and bars where you can grab a bite or sip a cocktail.
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Trick-or-Treating for Kids
7:00 PM – 1:00 AM (+1 day)
Halloween Block Party
Date, time and location
October 31, 4 pm – November 1, 1 am EDT. Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139
Have a memorable visit by staying at the Cavalier’s South Beach Art Deco hotel that is located on Ocean Drive in front of the beach.
For one week in October, everything seafood is celebrated on South Beach during South Beach Seafood Week and the South Beach Seafood Festival. Firstly, this week marks the perfect way to kick off stone crab season with a lineup of celebrations. These events range from thrilling competitions to glitzy dinners, all culminating in the grand South Beach Seafood Festival.
Seafood lovers, stone crab enthusiasts, and pescatarians, rejoice! Firstly, the South Beach Seafood Week is making a triumphant return from October 18th to 21st, 2023. Secondly, to kick off stone crab season in the heart of South Beach, this culinary showcase brings together some of Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s finest chefs. Make sure to secure your tickets now for each event, and, most importantly, arrive hungry.
Wednesday, October 18: An Evening At Joe’s
The festivities kick off at Miami Beach’s most iconic seafood restaurant, Joe’s Stone Crab, which opened in 1913 as a small seafood counter. Today it’s a glitzy, signature Miami Beach seafood restaurant where stone crabs are the main event (in season from October 1 through May 1) Besides, the rest of the menu is equally beloved. Consequently this week officially begins with An Evening At Joe’s, hosted by Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Chef Andre Bienvenue will show off with a five-course menu paired with fine wine and spirits. Certainly, General Manager Brian Johnson will be onsite to teach guests how to crack the perfect claw. Tickets are $500 and are extremely limited. The event starts at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 19: Crabs, Slabs, & Cabs in Seafood week
Enjoy seafood, meat and wine poolside at this decadent event at the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel. GOYA’S Crabs, Slabs, & Cabs is an evening showcasing the “best of the best” of Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s food world. Six chefs will present bites celebrating fresh ingredients, putting their own international spin on traditional surf ’n’ turf. Expect expertly paired cabernet sauvignons and rosés with each dish. The $250 ticket price is all-inclusive. The event starts at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 20: VIP Chef Showdown in Seafood Week
Also, It’s the Chef Showdown. Several years ago, the Travel Channel named this event the Best Seafood Competition in the USA – and now it’s your chance to take a bite of the fun. Held at Lummus Park, a beachfront park on South Beach, this signature event is presented by GOYA Foods, Tequila Herradura, Cadillac, Celebrity Cruises and official bank partner, City National Bank. Simultaneously, the Chef Showdown features 16 chefs, 8+ culinary battles and one champion. Enjoy tropical cocktails, live entertainment, competitions and, wonderful food. Lastly, guests can taste all 16 of the chefs’ entries. Tickets begin at $160. The event starts at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 21: Seafood week Festival Main Event
Saturday is South Beach Seafood Week’s signature beachfront festival. Surprisingly, more than 15,000 “seafoodies” enjoy the South Beach Seafood Festival Main Event every year. This family-friendly event takes place at Lummus Park. It is open to the public and offers a lively festival atmosphere with stone crabs, steak and lobster skewers, shrimp tacos, fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail, crab cakes and much more. Many of Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s best-known restaurants set up pop-ups (look for Ella’s Oyster Bar, A Fish Called Avalon, RED South Beach, Pubbelly Sushi and more). Additionally, all can enjoy several bars, multiple dessert cafe’s, DJs and live music. General admission tickets are $60; VIP admission tickets begin at $160. The event starts at noon.
Have a memorable visit by staying at the Cavalier’s South Beach Art Deco hotel that is located on Ocean Drive in front of the beach.For reservations call (305) 673 1199.
With Greater Miami & Miami Beach being one of the nation’s richest melting pots of Hispanic cultures, there is no better place to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. From September 15 to October 15, 2023. This special month is packed with events, concerts, festivals, movie screenings, book readings and much more. Check out some of the best Hispanic Heritage Month events happening all across Miami.
Miami Beach Salsa Festival
Join the City of Miami Beach in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the annual Miami Beach Salsa Fest. This festival will be held September 16, 2023. The festival returns to the Miami Beach Bandshell. Saturday, September 24 will be an evening of salsa rhythms for the whole family to enjoy. The event lineup features Melina Almodóvar. Besides live orchestra and dancers as well. Doors open at 4:00 PM and showtime is at 6:00 PM.
Una Noche Con Mabel Cuesta Y Gema Pérez-Sánchez
Books & Books and the Cuban Heritage Collection present Una Noche con Mabel Cuesta and Gema Pérez-Sánchez a conversation with the author discussing Cuesta’s book “In Your Face, Papi!” Additionally attendees should note that the conversation will be primarily in Spanish. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Coral Gables.
Good Things Will Come Film Screening
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a 7 p.m. special screening of the short documentary film ”Good Things Will Come (No Hay Mal Que Por Bien no Venga)”. This will be held at FIU in Westchester. Presented by the FIU Cuban Research Institute. Besides the film explores Operation Pedro Pan, which brought over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children to the United States. Brought by secret airlift between 1960 and 1962. Basically the story is told through the perspective of two children. After the screening, stay for a discussion about the film.
Miami Beach Salsa Festival
Celebrate Hispanic heritage by dancing to the rhythms of salsa music under the stars at the Miami Beach Salsa Festival. This family-friendly concert will take place at the Miami Beach Bandshell and includes an impressive lineup, including headliner Melina Almodóvar, a live orchestra and dance performers. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a show time of 6 p.m., and while the event is free, you are encouraged to arrive early.
Hispanic Heritage Concert Celebration
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and to kick off its season, the Alhambra Orchestra presents a special Hispanic Heritage Concert Celebration. A free performance at 7:30 p.m. at Miami-Dade County Auditorium in Little Havana. Led by conductor Daniel Andai, the orchestra will perform Spanish and Spanish-inspired masterpieces. These include Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero,” Manuel de Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance” and Arturo Márquez’s “Danzón No. 2.” The evening will also include performances by the Doral Symphony Orchestra. Besides singers Manuel Arvelaiz and Roque Cedeño will also perform.
Tito Puente Jr.
Son of legendary Latin jazz bandleader Tito Puente, Tito Puente Jr. takes to Collins Park in South Beach for a free Hispanic Heritage Month concert. Will be held from 5-7 p.m., presented by the Global Arts Project and Artscape. The concert also features free salsa lessons with Fitness by Fernando. Additionally, wear comfortable shoes and come ready to move to the beat.
More Ways To Experience Hispanic Culture In Miami
During the Hispanic Heritage Month
No matter what time of year you visit, Little Havana is a great area in which to experience Miami’s rich Hispanic culture. Embark on a walking tour exploring the neighborhood’s food and culture with Little Havana Tours or stop into the MICHELIN-recommended Café La Trova for celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein’s spin on Cuban cuisine alongside nightly live Trova-style Cuban music. If you’re in South Beach, check out Havana 1957, a favorite Cuban restaurant that features a live band and entertainers in the spirit of 1950s Havana on Friday and Saturday nights.
Find more ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage. Have a memorable visit by staying at the Cavalier’s South Beach Art Deco hotel that is located on Ocean Drive in front of the beach.For reservations call (305) 673 1199.
Discover the captivating realm of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), a haven of modern and contemporary art that passionately embraces the collection and presentation of international masterpieces from the 20th and 21st centuries.
More about their story
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), also known as the Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County. It is a sanctuary of contemporary artistic expression that gracefully transitioned to its current home in 2013 at Museum Park in Downtown Miami, Florida. Its journey began in 1984 as the Center for the Fine Arts. Evolving later into the Miami Art Museum in 1996, and then embracing its present identity in 2013. It unveiled its splendid new edifice meticulously designed by the visionary architects Herzog & de Meuron. This cultural treasure, along with the remarkable $275 million Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and a burgeoning city park, is an integral component of the expansive 20-acre landscape of Museum Park, once known as Bicentennial Park.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) stands as a beacon for artistic expression and a haven for the exchange of creative ideas. Its mission resounds in advancing public knowledge and fostering a deep appreciation for art, architecture, and design. The museum’s walls echo with the vibrant spirit of the diverse community it calls home – a pivotal geographical crossroads of the Americas. A testament to philanthropy and passion, the museum derives its name from the generosity of billionaire real-estate developer Jorge Pérez, who graciously donated $40 million, half of which was composed of treasures from his personal art collection. Remarkably, it stands as one of the cherished few major institutions in the United States bearing a Hispanic name.
It’s Architectural Building
Gracefully perched upon an elevated platform, the three-story museum building extends its welcoming embrace under the shelter of a sprawling canopy. Besides, these architectural wonders not only encompass the building but stretch far beyond. It creates a serene shaded verandas and plazas. Additionally it allows still photography and videography without flash, including the use of cellphone cameras, for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Additionally it embraces the treasures within PAMM’s realm, where a tapestry of artistic brilliance awaits. In 2014, the museum’s permanent collection embraced over 1,800 exquisite as a testament to the 20th and 21st centuries from the Americas, Western Europe, and Africa. The collection flourished, growing to encompass nearly 2,000 works by 2016. The unveiling of the new museum building at Museum Park marked a crescendo in attendance. With over 150,000 visitors gracing its halls in the first four months alone. Originally envisioning over 200,000 visitors in its inaugural year at the new locale. The museum’s former abode on Flagler Street welcomed an average of about 60,000 visitors annually.