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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
Baguette Battle Miami
Photograph: Courtesy the National Hotel
By Virginia Gil and Falyn Freyman |

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

Sweeney Todd
Photograph: Courtesy Zoetic Stage
Things to do, Performances

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

icon-location-pin Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Omni

The Arsht Center’s award-winning resident company, Zoetic Stage, reimagines Stephen Sondheim’s bloody and beautiful 1979 masterpiece, about a demon barber who arrives on London’s derelict Fleet Street, meets a baker with a cannibalistic idea for a new dessert, and plans his revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life.

The Wharf
Photograph: Robert Martinez
Things to do, Event spaces

St. Patrick's Day Riverside Festival

Paint the town green for two entire days at this downtown waterfront gem, featuring Miami foodie staples such as Garcia’s Seafood and MOJO Donuts plus musical offerings from Kid Nemesis.

A Night on the RunWade
Photograph: Bobby Metelus/Getty Images
Things to do, Sport events

A Night on the RunWade

One of the NBA’s most well-dressed players, Dwyane Wade hosts the sixth annual RunWade fashion fundraiser at Aventura Mall. Head to the shopping complex’s third floor for a runway presentation that features looks by Bloomingdale’s, 120% Lino and Designer Eyes, among others, plus cocktails and food from the likes of Shake Shack, Tap 42 Craft Kitchen and Bar and Rosetta Bakery. Proceeds benefit the Wade Family Foundation at The Player’s Philanthropy Fund, plus a portion of sales go toward the Overtown Youth Center.

Mad Hatter Arts Festival at the Barnacle in Miami
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/osseous
Things to do, Festivals

Mad Hatter Arts Festival

Would it still be Coconut Grove without another arts festival? This time, the neighborhood hosts the 14th annual Mad Hatter, a wacky spectacle that’s part street fair and part marketplace. Stroll Main Highway’s array of vintage items and shoppable accessories and stop in at the Barnacle for a hat contest, performances and activities for the kids. The outdoor festival happens on both Saturday and Sunday. 

St. Patrick's Day
Photograph: Courtesy Identity Media
Things to do, Event spaces

St. Pat's Wynwood

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at this giant Wynwood festival that’ll have plenty of booze (including green beer!), music, food trucks and St. Patty’s appropriate decor, like the giant “pot of gold” that’ll be on site, which guests can jump right into and snap a pic with. It’s a free event and your RSVP gets you a complimentary beer and shot when you walk in the door.

Baguette Battle Miami
Photograph: Courtesy the National Hotel
Things to do, Quirky events

Baguette Battle Miami

Come for the delicious bread, stay for the badass competition. Miami’s finest bakers will come together to be judged by a panel of professional chefs, and you’re invited to watch the drama unfold while enjoying the fruits of their labor. In addition to the glorious, crusty loaves of bread, sample a selection of jams, charcuterie and cheeses, and wash it all down with a complimentary glass of wine.

Flamenco Festival 2019
Photograph: Peter Muller
Things to do, Performances

Flamenco Festival Miami 2019

Miami plays host to the only annual Flamenco festival outside of New York City featuring dancers directly from Spain. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her renowned dance company, Sara Baras is the star of the event, having performed more than 4,000 times around the world and even lending her likeness for the creation of Spain Barbie. For Miami, she brings a new show, Sombras, with 15 dancers, musicians and singers on stage.

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