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The best Miami events in April 2024

Miami Beach Pride, fresh theater and festivals galore: Mark your calendars with our guide to the best April events in Miami.

Falyn Wood
Virginia Gil
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Falyn Wood
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Virginia Gil
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Spring is in full swing and it doesn’t feel like the city’s skipped a beat. The best April events in Miami signal that the hottest days are still ahead of us here in the Magic City as we look forward to a month of spectacular theater performances, museum exhibitions and citywide festivals. Miami Beach Pride returns for its biggest-ever schedule this April, featuring drag shows, fundraisers and the epic parade as part of its spectacular weeklong celebration. It’s also a great time to revisit the best clubs in Miami and the best Miami beaches now that the spring breakers have all returned home. Whether you’re looking for a low-key activity or some high-energy fun, our list of the best April events in Miami has you covered.

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Best April events in Miami

  • Things to do
  • West Coconut Grove
The Coconut Grove Farmers Market is probably Miami’s most well-known. Every Saturday, Homestead's Glaser Organic Farms transforms an unoccupied corner of Coconut Grove into a full-fledged produce market with dozens of fruit and vegetable stands, a raw bar featuring prepared foods and salads and coolers filled with cold-pressed juices and nut mylks. There’s even velvety vegan ice cream for sale and several rows of picnic tables where you can sit and enjoy your bounty. Along its periphery, you’ll find other local vendors selling honey, homemade soaps, handmade jewelry and other artisanal items. And the setup and breakdown are so fascinating to watch! Much like the circus leaving town, everyone quickly dismantles their tents and packs up just after sunset, leaving no trace of the bustling day on the empty gravel lot.
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  • Miami
Argentinian restaurant and market Graziano’s has partnered with local music aficionados Tigre Sounds and Estrella Damm on a new, laidback social gathering at the Lifetime location in Coral Gables. Every first Friday of the month, enjoy Graziano’s classics like steak sandwiches, choripanes and charcuterie boards paired with two-for-one draft beer specials and live tunes curated from Miami’s thriving indie-Latino scene.
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  • South Beach
The world's biggest beach polo event takes over Collins Park in Miami Beach for another year of ponies and prizes for a good cause. Miami Beach Polo World Cup spans three days of high-goal polo matches featuring eight international teams and more than 120 horses. Complementing the matches are luxe amenities and add-ons like the Polo Lounge overlooking the field, a curated retail village and star-studded Après Polo parties at the Setai following the fourth game each day. New this year is a cocktail dance party and player meet-and-greet at Medium Cool on April 19. General admission to the matches is free to the public while VIP tickets include access to shaded lounge areas, a full bar and catering. 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
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  • Miami
Legion Park is the place to be on a beautiful Saturday morning, as tents pop up from Biscayne Boulevard all the way to Biscayne Bay. Run by Urban Oasis Project, which oversees some of Miami’s most important farmers markets, you’ll find produce from local favorites like Little River Cooperative and French Farms, artisan-made goods like fresh bread, hummus and empanadas (the Chilean ones are excellent), and even dog treats. (Don’t worry, Fido always gets a free sample.) In the morning, a hundred or so yogis gather under the Spanish oak-draped banyan trees for a donation-based yoga class and then stock up on goods from some of the new-age vendors onsite.
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  • Miami
This immersive theater experience at a secret location in Little River promises to transplant you and 14 other guests to Elvis Presley's inner circle for a night. Juggerknot Theatre Company celebrates the King of Rock and Roll with a one-woman production starring Susie K. Taylor and June Raven Romero, who take turns playing Avarey, the president of the Miami Elvis Fan Club. The audience are the fan club members partaking in games, singalongs and snacks and ensuring that no two shows are the same. Guests are encouraged to don their finest Elvis-inspired looks—think blue suede shoes and glossy pompadours. The memorabilia-packed venue will be disclosed to ticketholders ahead of each show.
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  • Quirky events
  • Downtown
If you're looking for a light show, there's nowhere better than the Frost Planetarium’s 67-foot dome. Every month, they host a night filled with lasers, music and fun – with a different theme every hour. In April, it's all about the divas. Guests can enjoy new songs added to the highly popular Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga laser shows, or groove to the classics with the Elton John or Queen shows. Refreshments and snacks are available for purchase in the Main Atrium until 10pm.
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  • Little Haiti / Lemon City
Magic 13 Brewing Co. is ringing in the spring season with a weekend-long party featuring live music, beer and cocktail specials and a crawfish boil ($35 per pound) complete with Southern-inspired sides. On the music end, Blackwater Sound, Eddy Gatoe, Bombargo, Flama & the Coyotes, Don Sha, Tony and the Kings and the Sound Brothers Ft. Itawe grace the outdoor stage from Saturday to Sunday. For libations, partake in a bottomless drinks special for $75. Admission to the event is free.
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  • East Little Havana
Major NYC comedy club The Stand is hosting a series of pop-up events around Miami, and it's kicking off with a show by Dominican legend, Carlos Sanchez. Like a George Carlin of the Caribbean, the trailblazing comic known for his relatable, family-friendly bits helped establish standup scenes in Cuba, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and beyond. For Miami, expect a Spanish-English crossover set in the heart of Little Havana at the Manuel Airtime Theater.
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  • Allapattah
April is Autism Awareness Month and Superblue is offering free admission to its monthly sensory-friendly session to celebrate. This program is tailored to neurodiverse guests or anyone seeking to experience the venue's renowned, immersive art in a quiet, comfortable environment with appropriate sound and lighting adjustments made in each installation.
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  • Performances
  • Wynwood
Laidback Wynwood watering hole Gramps keeps programming fresh and eclectic every day of the week. On Thursdays, the spotlight turns to some of Miami’s fiercest drag performers, from well-seasoned mainstays to emerging talent and more experimental characters. The well-attended weekly hosted by beloved bearded queen Karla Croqueta continues to turn out one of the city’s most consistently on-point live shows, drag or otherwise. Resident DJs Hottpants and Zehno keep the bodies moving in between sets.
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