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Exciting lineup of Miami's upcoming local festivals and events

Discover the diverse array of local festivals that Miami is known for

Miami is gearing up for an exhilarating year filled with a rich tapestry of local festivals and events showcasing the vibrant diversity and cultural richness of the city. From culinary extravaganzas to music festivals and celebrations of heritage, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Let's dive into the exciting lineup of upcoming local events and festivals that Miami is renowned for.

South Beach Wine & Food Festival®: A gastronomic extravaganza

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®), returns for its 23rd year from February 22 to 25, 2024. This four-day culinary extravaganza brings together over 500 chefs, culinary experts, and personalities from around the globe. Indulge in creative dishes, fine wines, and spirits while mingling with renowned culinary figures. Proceeds benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

Signature Events:

  • Burger Bash: Kick-off event featuring delicious burgers on South Beach.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives LIVE: Hosted by Guy Fieri.
  • The Cookout presented by Stella Artois: Celebrating Black culture through global cuisines.
  • Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village: Culinary delights on the beach.
  • Tacos & Tequila presented by Tequila Cazadores: Tasty tacos and tequila cocktails.

New Events: Bubbles Brunch, Bobby's Triple Threat, Noche Cubana, BACARDI presents The Block Party, and Goya Foods Heritage Fire: Grand Finale.

Winter Party Festival: Celebrating diversity and unity

From February 28 to March 5, 2024, the Winter Party Festival will bring together music, dance, and the spirit of the LGBTQ+ community across Greater Miami & Miami Beach. This seven-day celebration features numerous diverse events that collectively raise millions of dollars for LGBTQ+ causes. Dance parties, pool parties, and beach events will unite attendees in a celebration of inclusion and solidarity.

Main Events:

  • Ignite: Dance party featuring DJ Dawson and DJ Leanh.
  • Elevate Pool Party: Poolside festivities at Royal Palm South Beach.
  • Under One Sun: Day party in Wynwood Arts district.
  • The Beach Party: Marquee event with DJs GSP and Dan Slater.
  • Additional Experiences: VIP cocktail reception and intimate events.
Calle Ocho Music Festival in Little Havana, Miami, Florida.
Calle Ocho Music Festival in Little Havana, Miami, Florida.

CarnavalMiami: A cultural extravaganza

From February 10 to April 6, 2024, Carnaval Miami will light up the streets of Greater Miami & Miami Beach with a vibrant celebration of Hispanic culture. This eight-week extravaganza features a series of events, including the Carnaval on the Mile, CalleOcho Music Festival, Miss Carnaval Miami Pageant, Domino Tournament, and Carnaval Miami Soccer 5v5 Challenge. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, supporting children's programs and scholarships.

Main Events:

  • Miss Carnaval Miami Pageant: Iconic opening event at Manuel Artime Theater.
  • Putting for Education Golf Classic: Fundraising event at Trump National Doral Golf Club.
  • Carnaval on the Mile: Two-day celebration of art, music, and dining in Coral Gables.
  • Domino Tournament: Competitive games at Domino Park in Little Havana.
  • CalleOcho Music Festival: Largest Hispanic music festival on CalleOcho.
  • Carnaval Miami Soccer 5v5 Challenge: Fun-filled soccer tournament for the whole family.

Miami's calendar for 2024 is brimming with excitement, offering residents and visitors alike a diverse range of experiences to enjoy throughout the year. Whether you're a food enthusiast, music lover, or cultural aficionado, Miami's festivals and events have something special in store for everyone.

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