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Sizzling August in Miami with tempting events and vibrant festivals

Miami offers a packed calendar in August, including art exhibits, family celebrations, and more

Miami is sizzling this month with a lineup of exciting events and festivals that cater to people of all ages and interests. From ballet aficionados to music and food lovers, the city has something for everyone. With the convergence of Miami Spa Months, Miami Hotel Months, and Miami Spice Restaurant Months, locals and tourists alike can celebrate the best that Miami has to offer at unbeatable prices. Additionally, a variety of captivating events and exhibits make this August the perfect time to soak up the vibrant culture and unique experiences that the city has to offer.

International Ballet Festival of Miami

On August 13, the International Ballet Festival of Miami, now in its 28th season, promises a mesmerizing display of global talent. With over 100 dancers representing ballet companies, contemporary and modern dance ensembles, the festival offers a diverse and captivating array of performances. Multiple venues across Miami host the festival, creating an opportunity for dance enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the artistry and elegance of this timeless art form.

Immersive art and culture

Miami has a treat in store for art enthusiasts with the exhibit "Donna Ruff: Terra Incognita" at the Deering Estate through August 31. This captivating collection showcases the works of Miami-based artist Donna Ruff, featuring large- and small-scale silk screens on Bhutanese bark paper made by hand. Inspired by archival photographs of botanist John Kunkel Small, the exhibit explores the relationship between Small and Charles Deering, adding a unique perspective to the estate's history.

Additionally, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science offers "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition," a fascinating display of human and animal mummified remains, providing a glimpse into ancient civilizations from different parts of the world. The event will run through September 4.

Family fun and live music in August

For fans of classic fairy tales, "Disney's The Little Mermaid" brings the enchanting underwater world to life at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Mark your calendar from August 9-27.

Music enthusiasts can groove to the beats of megastar Beyoncé at the Renaissance World Tour on August 18 or dance to the reggaeton and pop melodies of Karol G at the Mañana Será Bonito Tour on August 25-26, both taking the stage at Hard Rock Stadium.

People at a concert

Craft beer and African cuisine

As the heat of August continues, the Miami Coconut Grove Summer Craft Beer Festival provides the perfect opportunity to indulge in a refreshing array of spirits, craft beers, cocktails, wines, and delectable food while enjoying live music, happening on August 12.

For those seeking unique culinary experiences, the Black Pepper Food Festival celebrates the African Diaspora with a showcase of Black-owned restaurants and food trucks, a Black Vendor Marketplace, cook-off competitions, and live music in Historic Overtown at The Urban on August 26.

Don’t miss the Dolphins and Falcons pre-season game on August 11 and Paw Patrol Live! on August 25-27.

Check out Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau for further details, and subscribe to Calle Ocho News to get daily and monthly updates on fun things to do in Miami.

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