Though the city tends to slow down a bit, you’ll still find no shortage of summer events in Miami to get you through the sweaty season. Contrary to popular belief, the 305 does not shut down from June to September. In fact, it can be one of the best times of the year to check out Miami for the first time. Is it hot? Sure. But that’s why the good lord invented Miami pool parties, gave us some awesome Miami water parks and plenty of Miami craft beer bars to help us cool off. So take advantage of a less-crowded Miami this summer and be sure to hit up these festivals, conventions and parties before the snowbirds arrive.
Summer events in Miami
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.
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.
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.
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.