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.