These are the best things to do in Miami this weekend

A guide to the best events, performances, culinary happenings and more spectacular things to do in Miami this weekend
Life in Color
Photograph: Christopher Lazzaro/FreedomFilmLLC

Parking yourself on the sand of one of the Miami beaches for the weekend sounds like a glorious way to pass the time—until it’s not. At some point you’ll want to wear more than a swimsuit, experience brunch in Miami and see what the Miami nightlife scene has to offer. Lucky for you, each week we compile a list of what promise to be the most fun events, performances, festivals and more happening Friday through Sunday. Ready to turbocharge your social life? Make plans to keep busy with our guide to the best things to do in Miami this weekend. 

Things to do in Miami this weekend

Snow Parade
Photograph: Courtesy Kush Hospitality
Things to do, Quirky events

1st Annual Snow Miami Parade

icon-location-pin Vicky's House, West Coconut Grove

On January 19, 1977, the unthinkable happened: it snowed in Miami. To commemorate that freezing day in the 305, Kush Hospitality is throwing Miami’s very first snow parade. Everyone is encouraged to bring in their warmest snow attire (which you can then donate) and meet at the milkshake bar Vicky’s House at 6pm. There, you’ll be handed a free hot chocolate and a free Stone Xocoveza Imperial Stout if you want something a tad stronger. Then, the parade shall march a quarter mile to the Spillover. 

Film screening
Photograph: Unsplash/Joseph Pearson
Things to do, Film events

ScreenDance Miami Festival


This boutique film festival takes over various venues throughout Miami (the Light Box, WallCast at New World Symphony and PAMM) for four days of workshops, panel discussions and film screenings. This year focuses on filmmakers and films that highlight women and people of color.

Photograph: Courtesy Basement
Nightlife, Clubs

Femme Fatale: A Ladies Takeover at Basement

icon-location-pin Basement | Miami Beach, FL, Miami Beach

Basement’s new monthly party is all about the ladies. This month’s instillation sees an all-female rotation of DJs: DJ PeeWee, Jessica Who and Nala are doing the damn thing. Plus, ladies get complimentary frosé slushies from 9pm to 11pm because y’all freaking deserve it.

Locos Por Juana
Photograph: Juan Felipe Rangel
Things to do, Concerts

Permanent Vacation

icon-location-pin Location T.B.A., Miami

Coconut Grove launches a new block party this weekend. Permanent Vacation (that’s what they’re calling this shindig) sees Main Highway shut down for a free outdoor concert featuring local favorite Locos Por Juana. Come hungry too, because some very tasty Coconut Grove restaurants like GreenStreet Cafe, Spillover and more are providing bites. 3439 Main Highway, Coconut Grove.

Life in Color
Photograph: Christopher Lazzaro/FreedomFilmLLC
Things to do, Concerts

Life in Color Festival

icon-location-pin RC Cola Plant, Wynwood

The self-proclaimed world’s largest paint party comes back to Miami. The lineup has not been announced yet but it’s safe to expect the usual EDM superstars and rappers. Past years saw Zedd, 21 Savage, Lil Pump and more soak masses of young Miamians in swimming pools worth of shiny neon paint. Your poor showers. 

Boulud Sud
Photograph: Claudia Uribe Touri
Restaurants, Mediterranean

Brunch at Boulud Sud

icon-location-pin Boulud Sud, Downtown

Miami brunch fanatics, welcome the newest addition to the 305 brunch family: Boulud Sud. The delicious Downtown restaurant introduces its new Sunday brunch and it sounds pretty amazing: French scrambled eggs, ricotta pancakes, cocktails that go way beyond your average mimosa and a ton more. Come very, very hungry.

Art Deco Miami
Photograph: Shutterstock
Things to do, Festivals

Art Deco Weekend


Love art deco? Who doesn’t? The architecture and design style that’s made Miami famous around the world gets its very own celebration during Art Deco Weekend. Commemorate the city’s beautiful facades with over 80 events including live music, lectures, walking tours, a fashion show and art exhibitions. At Ocean Dr between Fifth and 15th Sts.

Things to do in Miami this month