Summer events in Miami
Glimpse the bright future of black cinema right here in Miami during the American Black Film Festival. Industry leaders gather for a week of networking, education and media consumption.
Kick off the season with an assortment of South Florida’s sweetest all-natural treats. The annual event showcases local and tropical fruit, and guests are invited to sample and purchase their favorites. Walking tours of the park are available throughout the weekend.
Our state’s biggest annual convention of all things comic-book culture returns to Broward County. Stop by to meet celebrities or nerd out on rare merchandise. The four-day event features panels, film screenings, Q&As and plenty of cosplay.
There are few better places than sun-soaked South Beach to show off what’s hot in bikinis, tankinis and beyond. Art Deco swimming pools, and beachside catwalks make the perfect backdrop for this annual fashion extravaganza that coincides with SwimShow, the largest swimwear trade show in the world. Various locations.
Mango lovers, this is your weekend. Experience tastings, lectures, cooking classes and no shortage of juicy mangoes to take home with you. See why the mango is one of Florida’s favorite fruits.
Get ready for five days of hip-shaking, arm-swaying programming during the annual dance extravaganza. The Latin music festival, one of the largest of its kind, features a grouping of the world’s top salsa talent, including musicians, dancers, DJs and bands. The event touts a variety of pool parties, evening galas, dance workshops and live concerts. Various locations.
There’s no better time of year to score some sweet spa deals in Miami than July and August. Miami Spa Month makes some of the city’s most luxurious treatments accessible to those who can’t afford to drop a stack on an afternoon facial. Treatments and specials at participating spas start as low as $109. Various locations.
Just in case you’re not sick of the Beautiful Game after a month of World Cup action, here’s the second-biggest futbol event of the year. The two most popular clubs in the world, England’s Manchester United and Spain’s Real Madrid, go head-to-head at Hard Rock Stadium. Get ready for a golazo.
Local foodies look forward to this two-month event all year. During the slow summer months, Miami restaurants participate in Miami Spice with hundreds of discounted prix-fixe dining options around town. During the promotion (lunch $23, dinner $39), you can gain access to some of the city’s most exclusive restaurants.
Sure, you’ve probably gotten so many mangoes from friends and neighbors offloading them on everyone in sight that you’re sick of them. Too bad! Mango season isn’t over yet, thanks to the Miami Beach Mango Festival. The first annual edition features a farmers’ market, tasting demos, a kids’ area and much more.
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