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The best February events in Miami

Thank goodness it's a leap year – because 28 days isn't enough for all this fun.

Ashley Brozic
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Ashley Brozic
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We LOVE February in Miami – and not just because Valentine’s Day slices through it like Cupid's arrow. 2024 is a leap year, which means we get one more day of fun in this fine weathered month, and you'll definitely put it to use once you see how packed our lineup of events are this year. We've got our annual heavy hitters like SOBEWFF, The Miami Boat Show, Art Wynwood and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Then, we have music fests on the rise like Vibra Urbana and We Belong Here. But let's not spoil all the fun in one paragraph. We've got you covered below on the best festivals, markets and events to enjoy February in Miami. 

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February events in Miami

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  • Wynwood
This magical pop-up flea market brings some of Miami's best indie vendors to cool locations around town every month. Usually under the shade of lush trees and flowering foliage, you'll find vintage fashion, vinyl, books, plants, art, home decor, handmade jewelry, candles and more, plus local food vendor pop-ups and activities. There's always a DJ spinning, and when the flea takes place at its home base, Higher Ground at Arlo Wynwood, there's always happy hour from 3 to 6pm. 
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  • Allapattah
The vibe: Malibu in the 70s – but pink. The fare: fast-casual Barbiecore. You don't have to head to Barbieland to fulfill your fantasies, because a Malibu Barbie Café is ready to welcome you in Wynwood. Expect 'Beach Burgers' and 'West Coast Wave Salads,' 'Pacific Paradise Pancakes' and 'Tubular Tenders.' Even the hummus is Barbie pink. There's also a cupcake-filled mega-yacht that'll sail right to your table, and glittery cocktails will be served.
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  • Downtown
Japanese contemporary art superstar Yayoi Kusama unveils her largest and most immersive kaleidoscopic environment this spring at Pérez Art Museum Miami. Known for her groundbreaking, psychedelic sculpture and Infinity Mirror installation works that originated in the 1960s and gave rise to today’s ubiquitous immersive art trend, Kusama has created a culmination of her artistic practice in the upcoming LOVE IS CALLING show at PAMM.  As visitors walk through the darkened, mirrored room, they’ll encounter the breadth of Kusama’s visual vocabulary: a disorienting cavern of polka-dotted, tentacle-like forms extending from the floor and ceiling, providing the room’s only source of light as they gradually change color. Meanwhile, a recording of Kusama’s voice fills the space as she recites a love poem that explores poignant, universal themes around life and death. Written by the artist, the Japanese poem’s title translates to “Residing in a Castle of Shed Tears.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Time Out Miami (@timeoutmiami)
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  • Walks and tours
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  • Design District
There’s more to the Design District than high-end shopping. Get to know a new (free) side of the glittering neighborhood on this hour-long guided public art tour, covering 18 blocks of public artworks and the buildings they adorn. The expert-led walking tours happen every second and fourth Saturday, showcasing selected artworks and architectural highlights along distinctive routes. Meet in front of the Fly's Eye Dome on the first floor of Palm Court (enter at 140 NE 39th Street). 
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  • Allapattah
Immersive theater achieves new artistic heights with The Museum Plays, a series of six new 10-minute plays performed inside the Rubell Museum in front of the works that inspired them. Produced by avant-garde company Miami New Drama in collaboration with the esteemed contemporary art collection, The Museum Plays runs for just 10 nights, weaving an intimate audience through the galleries as the artworks become the backdrop to unfolding, entirely original storylines.
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  • 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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  • Little Haiti / Lemon City
Miami's biggest night for improv comedy happens every Saturday at Villain Theater in the heart of Little Haiti. Enjoy original, spontaneous live performances from some of the fiercest improvisers across South Florida. Shout out a suggestion and become a part of the action as the theater's talented cast of actors spins hysterical yarns over the course of two Second City-style improv shows. Mingle and sip beers in the lobby lounge in between sets: A ticket grants you access to both the 8:30 and 10pm showtimes.
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  • South Beach
Eminent wine critic James Suckling and his team of 15 independent editors present one of the largest social wine-tasting events of the year. Sprawling across the Miami Beach Convention Center over two days, this annual event fosters direct connections between winemakers and consumers and boasts a list of more than 900 wines, all of which have received a rating of 92 to 100 points. This year, they've tapped Surahn Sidhu (formerly of Empire of the Sun) as music curator, ensuring the tunes and entertainment are every bit as spot-on as the vino.
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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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  • South Beach
Hyde Beach at the SLS South Beach is basically a nightclub—but it’s during the day, everyone's in a bathing suit and the dance floor is a pool. If it’s a Vegas-style bash with bottle service and champagne showers you seek, the SLS Pool party is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm, while the Haus of Hyde nightclub rages on from 10pm to 3am. Though weekends are the busiest, hit up the SLS pool any day of the week for a guaranteed fist-pumping good time—especially during Spring Break and Miami Music Week, when the party programming doesn't stop.  
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