Diverse and Spectacular September

Diverse and Spectacular September

Events happening during the month of September 2024 in Miami

The Miami International Auto Show

The Miami International Auto Show – one of the largest auto shows in the world, drawing hundreds of thousands of people every year – returns to Miami Beach August 30 – September 8. The show is enormous, covering over one-million square feet at the Miami Beach Convention Center, with exciting new unveilings from some of the biggest automakers on the planet. 2024 Spectacular September event details are forthcoming. 

The 10-day event will also offer attendees the chance to test-drive some of the latest models from their favorite automakers, discover innovative new electric vehicle (EV) technology and delve into the world of adventure vehicles. In addition, guests can check out rare futuristic cars in a special showcase from Supercar Rooms and see a special Bentley from famed local artist Romero Britto. The Miami International Auto Show began in 1971 and is sponsored by the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association. Over the show’s 50-plus years, it has raised more than $500,000 for longtime partner Ronald McDonald House.

Spectacular September for Orange Blossom Classic

Mark your calendar for this Labor Day weekend: The Orange Blossom Classic, a premiere Historically Black College and University (HBCU) football event, is back. Played September 1 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, the classic pits the North Carolina Central Eagles against the Alabama State University Hornets in a game you surely won’t want to miss. And just like every HBCU classic, the off-the-field festivities – ranging from a parade to a career fair to the Battle of the Bands – rival the exciting on-field matchup. The 2024 event details are forthcoming. During its heyday from 1933 to 1978, the Orange Blossom Classic was the leading HBCU postseason event. A four-decade absence concluded with the classic’s return to Greater Miami & Miami Beach in 2021.

Following last year’s 59-3 loss to JSU, the Rattlers will certainly be out for revenge against the Tigers, who have lost some talent since Hall of Fame coach Deion Sanders’ exit. The Orange Blossom Classic, however, is more than just a game. It’s an opportunity to highlight the best and brightest aspects of HBCU culture in the majority Black city of Miami Gardens. Whether you attended FAMU, JSU or another HBCU, festivities like the Orange Blossom Classic create a family reunion-like atmosphere that compares only to homecoming. Tickets range from $25-$95 plus fees and are available via Ticketmaster. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. and will also be broadcast on ESPN. Check out these events associated with the Orange Blossom Classic.

Orange Blossom Classic Parade

What better way to start the weekend than at the historic OBC parade? A fan favorite during the OBC’s heyday in the mid-20th century, the parade brings all OBC participants together – fans, bands, dancers, elected officials, you name it – for a celebration prior to game day. The parade will travel the streets of Miami Gardens. Make sure to take your place on the route bright and early. for more info visit website.

Latin Hustle Festival during Spectacular September

The Latin Hustle Festival is Miami’s response to salsa cravings. A blend of workshops, performances, and competitions that will leave attendees hustling in their sleep. The World Latin Hustle Championship promises to test your skills. Artists from around the globe will teach, judge, perform, and hopefully remember their steps. VIP Gala Nights, pool parties, theme nights.

Miami Spice

Miami Spice is a dining promotion across the Miami area with fine-dining restaurants offering more affordable, prix-fixe menus at lunch and brunch ($30 or $35) and dinner ($45 or $60). It’s a great opportunity to try more than 200 great restaurants without breaking the bank. Whether you’re looking for Italian, French, seafood, or something else entirely, you’re sure to find it at Miami Spice. Participating restaurants include Acqua Restaurant & Bar, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Mignonette, Stubborn Seed and many more.

The Americas Food & Beverage Show

The Americas Food & Beverage Show is an opportunity to learn about trends and best practices within the industry. There will be 300 exhibitors spread throughout over 100,000 square feet of space, so participants will have opportunities to network and meet with experts. Registration for the trade show is $50 through August 11, after which it will be $85. This show is only open to those with a professional affiliation with the industry.

August in Miami

August in Miami

Events happening during August in Miami 2024

International Ballet Festival of Miami

This event is an annual celebration during august in Miami. Ballet that attracts artists and enthusiasts from around the world. It features performances from top ballet companies, along with workshops, and film screenings related to the art of ballet. Witness over 100 principal dancers transform Miami-Dade and Broward Counties into an expansive ballet stage, leaving audience members as spellbound as a swan entranced by Tchaikovsky. The 28th annual event is the brainchild of Eriberto Jimenez. Born in Bogota and trained in New York, Eriberto spins the festival into a whirl of classical, jazz, modern, and contemporary dance. Bring your fan, folks, because this festival is en pointe.

Spice Restaurant during August in Miami

This is a two-month promotion that celebrates Miami’s vibrant food scene. During this event, many of Miami’s top restaurants offer three-course meals at reduced prices Try bold, delicious dishes from some of the best chefs in Miami during Miami Spice Restaurant Month(s). Throughout August and September, enjoy special tasting menus at special prices – $30/$35 for brunch or lunch and $45/$60 for dinner.  Participating restaurants will be announced on July 2023. This is an excellent opportunity to try that restaurant you’ve been considering.

Miami Beach Kizomba Festival

This festival celebrates Kizomba, a type of dance and music that originated in Angola. It features dance workshops, performances, and parties. The Miami Beach Kizomba Festival is an international music festival that brings together African and American artists on the sunny shores of Miami. It is a celebration of pan-African music and dance that is one of a kind. see website for more info

Beyonce Renaissance World Tour

In August 2024, Miami will be one of the stops on Beyonce’s Renaissance World Tour at Hard Rock Stadium on August 18th – starting at 7 p.m. For this ninth tour (and possibly her best tour yet), Grammy-winning Queen Bey will deliver an exciting evening featuring a high-definition video screen with a setlist of 36 songs. Expect a contrast of raw soul songs and a technologically augmented spectacle, including a dance segment with actual robots.

Paw Event

Get set for PAW Patrol’s live. Excitement awaits as this furry crew of pint-sized heroes—Marshall, Rider, Chase, Wally, Jake, and more—burst onto the stage. An exclusive treat is the Very Important Pups (V.I.P) Party, a chance to meet your child’s animated pals—don’t shy away, adults can enjoy, too. 

August in Miami – Ale Trail Bar Crawl

This event is a bar crawl that takes participants to some of Miami’s best breweries and bars. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the bustling streets of August with the Pub Pioneers August Ale Trail Bar Crawl! From 5-11pm, immerse yourself in a world of craft brews, lively atmospheres, and unbeatable camaraderie.Kick off the adventure by checking in between 5-7pm at our designated location.

There, you’ll receive your coveted wristband, unlocking access to an evening filled with libations and laughter. But that’s not all – brace yourself for the ultimate bar crawl companion: a digital map meticulously crafted to guide you through the city’s finest watering holes.Whether you’re a seasoned pub enthusiast or a first-time crawler, the Pub Pioneers August Ale Trail Bar Crawl is an event not to be missed. So gather your friends, raise your glasses, and let the adventure begin! Cheers to an unforgettable evening of exploration and revelry.

FIU Piano Alumni Concert

This concert features performances by alumni of the piano program at Florida International University. Miami is our stage, but The Wertheim is our home. We offer a thrilling array of performances featuring our award-winning FIU artist-faculty, guest artists, and talented students. We continually strive to offer programming that deepens our engagement with the South Florida community, reaffirms our commitment to push for diversity, and nurtures the next generation of musicians through meaningful collaborations and partnerships. Experience an extraordinary evening of diverse musical artistry featuring NINE accomplished FIU alumni performers. Directed by Jose Lopez.

Visit the Miami Sandbar

Experience Miami the local way: hopping on a fun boat ride that’ll take you to the real party at Haulover sandbar. Enjoy a party beachside, with island music to dance to, cool beverages to drink, and your toes in the sand. It’ll feel like you have a whole island to yourself! The only way to get to Haulover is by boat, so it really feels intimate and fun. There will be a foodboat—another version of a food truck—that’ll offer delicious food and desserts. The boat can accommodate big parties, with the full experience starting at $800 for 6 people, for 4 hours. If you plan to enjoy Miami Beach as well while you are in Miami, Cavalier Hotel is right on Ocean Drive, walking distance from it all. Book here

Fun July Events

Fun July Events

Fun July events will be held starting July 1. There are running events throughout the U.S. – but a sunset race in one of the world’s most iconic destinations? That’s unique. Don’t let the “marathon” name scare you away – the Sunset Marathon Miami will feature 5K, 10K and half-marathon options in Downtown Miami. There are two starting times – one at 3:30 p.m. and one at 4 p.m.

Miami Marlins Home Games

What could deliver more summer fun than a baseball game? Don’t miss a chance to attend a Miami Marlins game at loanDepot Park in Little Havana. July home games will take place July 3-9, July 21-23 and July 28-31. Home games continue on select dates through September 24.

Fourth Of July At Bayfront Park

Miami’s signature Fourth of July celebration is at Bayfront Park, where an astounding fireworks show fills the skies over Downtown Miami. The festivities will kick off shortly after sunset. Pro tip: Get there early, as the park fills up long before it gets dark. (If you do want to take your time, VIP seating is available.) See more July 4th events.

Miami Beach Swimsuit Fashion Shows

Whether you love couture swimwear or just the parties that surround it, annual week of Miami Beach swimshow fashion shows is one of the year’s most celebrated happenings. This year its held from July 4th to the 12. While many of the shows are by invite only, others are open to the public or ticketed, giving you a first look at swimwear from both iconic and emerging designers.

International Hispanic Theater Festival Of Miami

Celebrate Hispanic theater works from Teatro Avante throughout the month during the 37th edition of the International Hispanic Theater Festival of Miami at several venues. In addition to 10 plays performed by troupes from around the world, there will be bilingual educational sessions, awards ceremonies and a children’s day. Don’t miss it. These fun July events are held between the 7th and the 30th of July.

Mango Festival 

July is that time of year when mangos show up everywhere in Miami, from your neighbor’s yard to restaurant menus and creative drinks. Get in the celebratory spirit at the Mango Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, where the park’s 400+ mango varieties take center stage. This will be held during the 8th and 9th of July. Enjoy mangos in everything from refreshing smoothies to mango-infused cocktails, and see how Miami’s top chefs prepare mangos during a special brunch. There will also be lectures and cooking demos. If you are inspired to grow one of the world’s most delicious fruits yourself, mango trees will be for sale onsite and sellers will provide tips on growing them. There’s a charge for festival admission and separate ticketing for some of the events.

Rolling Loud during our fun July events

The Rolling Loud music festival returns to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens for three nights of top-tier rap and hip-hop talent playing to a packed house. Travis Scott will be Saturday’s headliner, Friday’s main act will be Playboi Carti, and Sunday features A$AP Rocky. Other big names include Lil Durk, Lil Yachty, yvngxchris, Zzz, Nav, Offset and City Girls. Tickets are limited at this point, and fans must buy a three-day ticket (no single-day tickets are available).

Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

Held January 28

Miami Marathon Endurance

Miami is a prime destination for outdoor athletics thanks to year-round warm weather and an abundance of palm tree-lined parks flanked by the water. While training and endurance events take place year-round in sunny Miami. But, nothing’s quite like the excitement surrounding the Miami Marathon & Half Marathon.

As one of the biggest endurance events of the year, the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half Marathon will return on January 28, 2024 for its 22nd edition. More than 25,000 people from all 50 states and more than 80 countries around the world will compete. There are both the 26.2-mile marathon and 13.1-mile half marathon that snakes through the city. With such a gorgeous racecourse, the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon has emerged as a top destination race for international runners.

It’s an exciting event not only for the athletes competing, but also for spectators who line the streets in the early hours cheering on friends and family with drums, signs and good wishes. From first-time marathoners looking to test their endurance to seasoned runners trying to beat their personal bests, the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is filled with athletes with inspiring stories.

Miami Marathon Racecourse

The race is a USTAF-certified, flat, single loop course with each mile showcasing the best of Miami’s iconic landmarks and breathtaking views.

“It’s the same route you might drive a friend or family member around to show them what Miami is all about,” Ruiz said. “From Miami Beach to Coconut Grove to Downtown Miami, this course offers a uniquely Miami experience for everyone.”

Runners participating in the marathon and half marathon start together in Downtown Miami in front of the Kaseya Center, home of the Miami Heat. Consequently, they run the same scenic route for the first 12.8 miles of the race. Across the MacArthur Causeway to Miami Beach as the sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean. Then down iconic Ocean Drive and Washington Avenue. Continuing crossing back toward Downtown over the scenic Venetian Causeway.

As the half marathoners peel off and race for the finish line at Bayfront Park, the marathoners continue their route through Downtown and popular local neighborhoods – such as Brickell, Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove – before circling around toward the Bayfront Park finish line. All runners are greeted at the finish line with a unique, colorful medal that is designed by a different artist each year and a festive post-race celebration.

Kids Run Miami Marathon

The Miami Marathon isn’t just for adults. Kids can get in on the fun, as well. Kids Run Miami is a countywide initiative that invites all middle schools in Miami-Dade County to establish a consistent running program. This program promotes a fit and healthy lifestyle. Schools and teachers encourage students to run 25 miles over 15 weeks before the Marathons. This is where the students run their final 1.2 miles on the same course used by the runners after the conclusion of the main event. Kids Run Miami helps hundreds of students reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

By: Shayne Benowitz 

The Miami International Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show

Held during February 14 to 18

It is set to be a significant event, featuring a large presence of boats and marine exhibits. The Miami International Boat Show in February 2024 will be held across various locations. Also, the on-land portion of the event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Pride Park. The in-water components of the show will be located at different points. These are Sea Isle Marina, One Herald Plaza, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens,Venetian Marina.

Additionally, the event will showcase a wide range of watercraft, from kayaks to superyachts, as well as marine innovations. It will be held across various locations in Miami, Florida, including on-land and in-water features. The Miami International Boat Show is known for being the largest boat and yacht event in the world. Concurrently, it is a joint production by the NMMA, Informa Markets, and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). The 2023 edition saw strong attendance, sales, and the unveiling of next-gen marine technologies.

Overview of the Miami International Boat Show

The show is set to be the largest boat and yacht event in the world. Consequently, featuring a wide range of watercraft, from kayaks to superyachts, and showcasing marine innovations. Furthermore, these events and workshops are designed to cater to a diverse range of interests within the boating and marine industry.

  • Next-Gen Marine Technologies: The 2024 event is expected to unveil several next-gen marine technologies.
  • Boat Finder Tool: To aid in consumers’ boat shopping journey. The Miami show’s Boat Finder tool will help visitors to shop before, during, and after the show.
  • Partnership with FOX Sports: Through an exclusive partnership with FOX Sports, viewers will be able to relive the excitement of the event. Through interviews with industry leaders and on-site coverage across all six of the show’s sites.
  • Environmental Commitment: The organizers have partnered with the Miami Foundation to raise awareness and support efforts to preserve Miami-Dade County’s marine wildlife.
  • Virtual Events and Seminars: The 2024 event is expected to feature virtual events and seminars, allowing visitors to engage with industry experts and explore the latest in marine technology.
  • Progressive Boat Show Experience at Pride Park: This will showcase a selection of experiential boating, including activity zones, educational seminars, and dining options, offering a family-friendly experience.

Besides, some of the popular exhibitors or vendors at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2024 will include Sea Ray Known for its popular and versatile range of boats. Viking Yachts, which is a well-known yacht manufacturer with a reputation for luxury and performance. Tiara Yachts, recognized for its high-quality, handcrafted yachts. Certainly, these exhibitors are among the biggest names in the boating industry and are expected to showcase their latest products and innovations at the 2024 Miami International Boat Show. For more information available visit .