These are the best things to do in Miami this weekend

A guide to the best events, performances, culinary happenings and more things to do in Miami this weekend
The Wharf
Photograph: Robert Martinez

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

Palm Court MISO Pop-up Concert
Photograph: Courtesy Miami Design District
Things to do, Performances

Miami Design District Performance Series: Bernadette Peters

icon-location-pin Palm Court, Design District

Broadway lovers are in for a treat this weekend: Tony Award-winning actor Bernadette Peters performs free this Friday in Palm Court as part of the weekly Miami Design District Performance Series. Arrive by 5pm to snag a seat and take advantage of Estefan Kitchen’s happy hour specials.

The Wharf
Photograph: Robert Martinez
Nightlife, Nightlife

The Wharf One Year Anniversary


Guess who’s turning one this weekend? The always-bumpin’ waterfront spot The Wharf Miami! The bar is celebrating its first anniversary with three days of parties starting Friday and ending Sunday. And there will be fireworks!

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

Mountainfilm Miami Film Festival

Interested in helping the planet? Get inspired at the fourth-annual Mountainfilm festival, featuring films that touch on pressing environmental issues like rising sea levels and global warming. Craft beer and bites will be available between flicks.

Taste of Redland
Photograph: Courtesy Taste of Redland
Things to do, Event spaces

Taste of Redland: “Locavore Culinary Experience”

Feast on a farm-to-table meal in a dreamy, tropical setting at the first of a series of dinner parties happening at Taste of Redland. The functional farm/private estate welcomes Ortanique on the Mile’s Cindy Hutson and chef Allen Susser, who together will prepare a three-course family-style menu for guests.

Veza Sur
Photograph: Courtesy Veza Sur
Bars, Breweries

#HechaEnMiami Block Party

Veza Sur is made in Miami for Miami, and it’s about time we celebrated them for their efforts. Show your gratitude at the Wynwood brewery’s Saturday block party, featuring taps from other local breweries like M.I.A. Beer Company and Bousa, plus performances by Uma Galera, Spam Allstars and Patrick and the Swayzees.

Things to do in Miami this month