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The best June events in Miami

Summer concerts, fresh theater, outdoor activities and more June events in Miami to mark on your calendar.

Falyn Wood
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June marks the official kickoff of the slow season in Miami, but honestly, the action doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon. Miami Beach Pride breezes through in April, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it all over again on the mainland as part of National Pride Month. Beyond the LGTBQ+ fun to look forward to this June, there are plenty of concerts, exhibitions, festivals and outdoor activities to get excited about—not to mention that visits to a Miami museum make for an excellent thing to do in Miami when it rains (it tends to do that quite a bit in June). It’s also the start of hurricane season in Miami, so brace for that too. Find a list of the best June events in Miami below.

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Best June events in Miami

  • Things to do
  • Festivals
  • Wynwood
For a long time, Miami had politely excused itself from partaking in annual World Pride Month celebrations. By June, the Miami sun is already hot enough to melt off even the most seasoned drag queen’s full face—and who wants to plan a parade in the midst of hurricane season Besides, New York pretty much has the East Coast covered when it comes to Pride festivities, and April’s Miami Beach Pride is a fun way to kick everything off. At least, this had been the thinking from 1995 until around five years ago, when Wynwood Pride was born. The annual Pride celebration on the mainland stands defiantly in the face of heat waves, tropical storms and gay flight to Fire Island, boldly asserting: We’re here, we’re queer and Miami’s LGBTQ+ community deserves the world—including a proper World Pride celebration alongside everyone else. The concept was to create a more music and performance-driven atmosphere in the heart of Miami’s booming arts district that appealed to different ages and underserved groups. “The core belief was to be a Pride for everyone,” says Liza Santana, Wynwood Pride’s founding spokesperson. When is Wynwood Pride 2024? Don we now our gay apparel. Wynwood Pride is almost here! The annual LGBTQ+ festival kicks off June 1 with a fabulous party at Arlo Wynwood, followed by a month of speaker panels, drag performances and more. Stay tuned to their Instagram page for the latest.
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  • Performances
  • South Beach
This annual, month-long music festival platforms over 200 classical musicians across Miami Beach for a series of free public performances and ticketed events, including three full opera productions and three symphonic concerts. This year features the return of its popular Fourth of July orchestra and fireworks show at Lummus Park and an immersive space symphony concert at Faena Forum backdropped by 360-degree live projection-mapped visuals, among other unique offerings.
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  • Miami Beach
Faena Theater has put a fresh spin on its avant-garde cabaret, “Allura,” with a new performance titled “Ascension.” New York singer Rocky Lanes stars as master of ceremonies, leading showgoers through a series of spicy vignettes with aerial acts, acrobats, killer live music and a hint of naughty antics. “Ascension” shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Get there early to check out Faena’s incredible public art, including murals by Argentinian artist Juan Gatti and Damien Hirst’s famous wooly mammoth.
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  • Walks and tours
  • Miami
Fairchild Garden transforms into a prehistoric playground this summer. Explore the lush grounds where life-size dinosaurs hold court amid a collection of cycads, ferns, conifers and all sorts of flowering plants that date back to primitive times. Kiddos can get hands-on during the ancient artifact digs, egg hunts and more while learning all about what the world was like 65 million years ago. Be sure to check the Fairchild Garden website for up-to-date information on upcoming dino events.
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  • Festivals
  • Redlands
Kick off the season with an assortment of South Florida’s sweetest all-natural treats. The annual event showcases local and tropical fruit and fruit trees, and guests are invited to browse, sample and purchase their favorites. Once you’ve indulged in the cornucopia of tropical fruits, partake in arts and crafts activities and lawn games and make sure to walk the grounds and experience the gorgeous park.
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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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  • Things to do
  • Performances
  • Omni
The 27th iteration of this seasonal staple from City Theatre features eight new short plays heavy on comedy and satire, all performed by a crack cast of South Florida’s most diverse and industrious actors. Potential highlights include Swordfish Grilled, set in a West Kendall bistro, and This Week in the Land of Democracy, about how algorithms filter our information. City Theatre at Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd (305-949-6722, arshtcenter.org). June 6–23: various show times; $50–$75
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  • Coconut Grove
"The Messi Experience: A Dream Come True" launches its world tour in Miami this spring, just as the city's fever for the famed footballer kicks into high gear. The sprawling, immersive multimedia exhibit traces Leo Messi's childhood and powerhouse soccer career to now, taking visitors of all ages through approximately 75 minutes of projection-mapped installations and interactive games at The Hangar Coconut Grove.
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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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  • Coconut Grove
Discover the culture of Miccosukee patchwork with a hands-on textile workshop led by Miccosukee artists and Voices of the River Grass, a nonprofit organization that promotes Indigenous artists through creative platforms. Workshops are free and open to the public with RSVP.
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