Nothing screams Miami more than flashing strobe lights, sweaty bodies and the pulsing beat of music being played to thousands of concert-goers. After a year on hold, many of Miami’s events are set to return this fall. From music festivals to celebrations of art, Miami’s cultural scene has something for everyone.
Below is a list of festivals and events you won’t want to miss.
The Miami experience would not be complete without the city’s incredible music festivals. Hosted annually, lll Points is one of Miami’s best, as it incorporates interactive art installations and visual stage designing with a traditional music festival experience.
lll Points will be hosted at Mana Wynwood on Oct. 23-24, with headliners including indie-rock band The Strokes, electronic hip-hop producer Kaytranada and Swedish house disc jockey Eric Prydz. Tickets, starting at $149, can be purchased on the III Points festival website.
Miami Book Fair
An outdoor street festival, the Miami Book Fair is an eight-day long event that’s one of the largest literary celebrations nationwide, with hundreds of thousands of attendees. The fair brings together more than 400 authors to promote their work and celebrate literature.
The 2021 festival is to be hosted at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami from Nov. 14-21.
Vegan Block Party
Advertised as the “plant-based party of the year,” Vegan Block Party is an all-day celebration at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. It’s an epic event combining a day at the beach with the best plant-based food options the city has to offer.
Complete with music, entertainment, and even animal adoptions, the party starts on Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. Tickets can be found online at veganblockparty.com/tickets.
Art Basel is a historic Miami tradition lasting more than 40 years. The event integrates the beauty of the city’s beaches with hundreds of artists from across the globe. With other locations in Hong Kong and Switzerland, Art Basel is attended by the elite of the art community, as well as many celebrities and influencers.
The Miami Beach-based celebration is to occur from Dec. 2 – Dec. 4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Miami Beach Pride
Miami Beach Pride is an incredible week of festivities that uplift and celebrate the culture of the LGBTQ+ community. The multi-day event is filled with international entertainment, large parties with immaculate food and drinks and an elaborate parade sequence on Ocean Drive along the Art Deco district.
The party launches between Sept. 10-19 and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.
Every year on the week before Columbus Day, Miami hosts its spectacular Carnival. An enormous bash celebrating Caribbean culture, Carnival embraces art, music, traditions and heritage combined with dancing and stunning fashion.
The parades, concerts and fanfare occur this year between Oct. 7-10 at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale and the Miami Dade County Fairgrounds. Attendees have the option of acting as a spectator, watching from the sidelines, or joining in on the fun!