Things to do in February
Miami's explosive queer festival takes to the sea in 2019. Yup—Wigwood has rented a 300-person boat to sail around Biscayne Bay for the first day of its three-day celebration. If you get left on dry land for that, don’t fret. The next two days see parties at Gramps and Broken Shaker with the all-stars of Miami’s drag scene.
Meet the most Miami Super Bowl party. Ballyhoo Media is throwing a watch party at Virginia Key Beach Park where guests can watch along on one of their floating 48-foot screens. You can watch from the sand or swim right up to the screen. Over on dry land, the party will have a DJ, food, drinks and games for folks to enjoy before kickoff.
This jazzy, jam fest brings some seriously funky (and talented) acts to the North Beach Bandshell. The jazz/funk band Snarky Puppy headlines each night of the week alongside bands like David Crosby and the Lighthouse Band, Tank & the Bangas (stop what you’re doing and watch their Tiny Desk concert), Andrew Bird and more. In addition to the concert, GroundUp also offers interactive workshops with some of the bands on the lineup.
Bring back that perm and get ready to bounce around as Duran Duran plays the hits in Miami Beach. The iconic pop act rehash the hits you no doubt remember (we‘ll be screaming along to “Hungry Like the Wolf”) and a few you probably forgot.
Whether you want to gawk, check out some marine gear or actually buy a yacht, the Miami International Boat Show is the place to be. Get nautical at the five-day boat show, which takes place at the historic Miami Marine Stadium. Really want to unleash your inner yachtie? Grab a VIP pass for access to the special VIP tent. The rosé is free, baby.
The Miami-born music festival is going to be epic this year thanks to headliners A$AP Rocky, SZA, Beach House, Tyler, the Creator, James Blake and many more. Expect plenty of art, trippy installations and tropi-goth fashion throughout the three-day festival.
Coconut Grove comes alive with music, food and art for the three-day Coconut Grove Arts Festival. This family-friendly outdoor event is a great way to spend Presidents’ Day Weekend. Peep work from over 260 artists while you stuff your face with local bites.
For the fourth year in a row, Gay8 takes to the streets of Little Havana for a one-day festival celebrating Miami’s Latino LGBTQ culture—and what a remarkably vibrant culture it is. Expect food, art, music and more proudly marching down Calle Ocho in a glorious rainbow of colors. 2436 SW 8th St.
Fresh out of a stint in jail that just about everyone agreed was severely unjust, Meek is back with a new album and tour. The aptly titled Motivation Tour is here to show the Philly rapper‘s fans that it‘s going to take more than a predatory criminal justice system to silence him.
Celebrity chefs and hungry Miamians take to the sands of South Beach for Miami’s biggest and most famous food festival. Seriously, this thing is huge. There are burger battles and tasting villages and more calories than you’ll know what to do with. Plus, Guy Fieri! Wash it all down with wine, of course.
Stevie and company come to South Florida to take you through the greatest hits of one of rock’s greatest bands. Heartbreak, betrayal, triumph—no emotion is off limits when Stevie Nicks takes the stage. Bring your best drunk aunt moves and get ready to party.