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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

Counter Corner
Photograph: Daniella A. Rascon Counter Corner
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

Things to do, Concerts

Spam Allstars

icon-location-pin Gulfstream Park,

Latin Grammy Award-nominated Spam Allstars fuse electronica, Latin, funk, hip-hop and dub to create a sound that’s totally and uniquely Miami. Catch the local heroes of live music at Gulfstream Park’s Sport of Kings venue, where they’ll perform as part of a new free concert series aimed at bringing together the community.

Wynwood Life Art Festival
Photograph: Courtesy Wynwood Life Art Festival
Things to do, Festivals


icon-location-pin Mana Wynwood Convention Center, Wynwood

Celebrate Colombian Independence Day with a massive outdoor festival in the heart of Wynwood. Groove the night away to cumbia, salsa and Latin pop from a stellar lineup of musicians, chow down on arepas and other Colombian treats from a fleet of food trucks, and try not to get too soused on aguardiente—after all, the party goes until 3am. Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St

Fitz and the Tantrums
Photograph: Luke Dickey
Things to do, Concerts

Young the Giant & Fitz and the Tantrums

icon-location-pin Bayfront Amphitheater, Downtown

Two of SoCal's biggest rock acts to break into the mainstream over the last decade, both Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums have become known for their infectious and accessible indie-pop hooks, soulful vocals and big, sun-soaked sound.

Mini Tapestry Workshop
Photograph: Courtesy Unsplash/Camylla Battani
Things to do, Classes and workshops

Mini Tapestry Weaving Workshop

icon-location-pin Miami, Miami Shores

Learn how to weave your own mini wall tapestry, perfect for styling with your on-trend potted Monstera plant and mid-century modern furniture for a totally Insta-ready home. Handlooms, yarns, weaving tools and personalized instructions are included in the price of this two-hour workshop led by textile designer Pamela Palma at KREL. 7520 NE 4th Court, 107, Miami 33138

Skeleton Crew
Photograph: George Schiavone
Things to do, Performances

Skeleton Crew

icon-location-pin GableStage, Coral Gables

As Detroit deteriorates, Dominique Morisseau’s car industry workers are torn between strategies of survival: the every-man-for-himself ethos of American individualism versus the solidarity of unions, friends and chosen families. They’re messed-up but decent people, driven by forces that may or may not be beyond their control.

Ms. Cheezious
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Jennifer V.
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Summer Market

icon-location-pin Ms. Cheezious–MiMo, Upper East Side

Miami’s favorite naughty grilled cheese purveyors are hosting a Sunday market this weekend at their brick-and-mortar home in the historic MiMo district. Local vendors will set up shop outside in the garden, while local band Ex Isles and DJ Babyface Blitz provide the tunes. Hungry? Wash down a gooey goat cheese and prosciutto or decadent crabby cheese melt with ice-cold PBR specials.

Counter Corner
Photograph: Daniella A. Rascon
Nightlife, Late-night bars

Counter Corner

icon-location-pin The Corner, Park West

Every third Sunday of the month, downtown bar the Corner welcomes Miami’s hottest drag queens for a night of performances and dancing. Guests are encouraged to come as they are for all the nonconforming fun one can handle. There’s no cover, nor a dress code, but a good attitude and some sparkle are encouraged.

Shore Thing Sundays Shore Club
Photograph: Courtesy Shore Club
Things to do, Play spaces

Shore Thing Sundays

icon-location-pin Shore Club, South Beach

One of South Beach’s most popular pool parties returns for the summer, opening its two infinity-edge pools to hotel guests and locals willing to drop cash on a daybed. Need a place to pre-game? Shore Club’s splash zone is far-reaching and includes the hotel’s pool-facing Mexican restaurant, Diez y Seis. Load up on delicious tacos and margaritas before making your way to the pool for an afternoon of soaking and sipping rosé.

Batch Gastropub
Photograph: Courtesy Batch Gastropub
Things to do, Trivia

Summer Night Adult Trivia

icon-location-pin Batch Gastropub, Brickell

Call your sitter, leave the kids at home and get ready to spice up your summer with a night of adults-only, booze-fuelled trivia. Brickell’s locals tavern Batch Gastropub is serving up weekly game nights featuring swag bags, drink specials and free liquor and beer samples throughout the evening to keep the party going and the competition friendly. Prizes for the winning teams include gift cards, rare liquor bottles and more. Guests who RSVP and arrive before 9:30 will also earn themselves a free cocktail.

Things to do in Miami this month