Best time to visit Miami

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Best time of year to visit Miami

Gorgeous weather makes a period between March and May the best time to visit Miami. Ultra Music Festival and Miami Music Week bring great vibes in late March. Sharing sand with crowds of spring breakers is unavoidable in early spring, so you'd better come in late April or early May. The period from June to August brings the sweltering heat with afternoon downpours as it's a start of the Atlantic hurricane season lasting until November. Lower prices and fewer tourists make up for the weather. Party tourists are gone, and beaches are mostly occupied by families. September through November see tourism slowly crawling back to Miami hotels and clubs. As the warm winter in Miami brings out all the best, you should book a room few months in advance—Art Basel, New Year's Eve, and Miami Marathon bring in even more crowds.

7 THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI (JANUARY 07 - JANUARY 16)

Holy Ship!

Holy Ship!

January 05–09, 2019 | January 09–12, 2019 • event

Don't miss your chance to take part in the world's wildest cruise with some of the best parties on board

Everglades Boating Adventure

Everglades Boating Adventure

December–April • nature

A unique ecosystem and the beauty of its wildlife open a totally new look on the life of South Florida

Stone Crab Season

Stone Crab Season

October 15–May 15 • food

Taste one of the most delicious seasonal foods of Miami—you can even catch some yourself

Miami Cruise Month

Miami Cruise Month

January • event

A great chance for a dream cruise. The best prices and some free special deals await you during Cruise month

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

December–April • nature

The amazing amount of local and migratory birds make South Florida a great place for bird watchers

Winter Equestrian Festival

Winter Equestrian Festival

January 09–March 31, 2019 • event

An upscale seasonal entertainment in Wellington, south-east Florida

The Kampong

The Kampong

September–June • nature

The only tropical monsoon garden in a major US city

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Miami Broward Carnival

Miami Broward Carnival

October 07, 2018 • event

Be involved in the amazing rhythm and real carnival spirit of the Miami Broward Carnival. Enjoy the beauty and glory of everything you'll see!

Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival

March 29–31, 2019 • event

Should you feel the urge for a wild dance, head to the world's premier electronic music festival

King Mango Strut

King Mango Strut

December 30, 2018 • event

The weirdest event you may ever see, but the one that will make you laugh and relax

Art Basel

Art Basel

December 06–09, 2018 | March 29–31, 2019 | June 13–16, 2019 • event

Don't miss the chance to become a part of the art world for a week full of exciting events

Baby Alligators

Baby Alligators

September • nature

If you are a fan of these huge reptiles, there are plenty of places here to observe them in the wild

New Year's Eve at Bayfront Park, Miami

New Year's Eve at Bayfront Park, Miami

December 31–January 01 • event

If you visit Miami during the winter holidays, don't miss the biggest New Year's Eve celebration around

Art Deco Weekend

Art Deco Weekend

January 18–20, 2019 • event

Dive into the Art Deco era together with local enthusiasts during this three-day unique Miami-style soiree

Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail

Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail

February 14–18, 2019 • event

One of the greatest boat shows in the world takes place in Miami

Miami Marathon

Miami Marathon

January 27, 2019 • event

Test your body and participate in the marathon, or come support the runners

4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks

4th of July Weekend Events & Fireworks

July 04 • event

Spectacular fireworks over the ocean are worth a visit to Miami on Independence Day

Miami Music Week

Miami Music Week

March 25–31, 2019 • event

Dance to the beats of a weeklong marathon of electronic dance music

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

May–August • activity

You'll be amazed by the variety of diving sites and their unspeakable beauty

Winter Party Festival

Winter Party Festival

February 27–March 05, 2019 • event

A huge six-day festival celebrating the LGBTQ community at the hottest winter destination—Miami Beach

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

February 20–24, 2019 • event

The most delicious of all Miami festivals

Venetian Pool, Coral Gables

Venetian Pool, Coral Gables

May–September • activity

This is the world's largest swimming pool which is emptied and refilled with fresh water every day

Mamey Sapote Harvest

Mamey Sapote Harvest

May–July • food

Sweet and smooth. Don't forget to try this exotic fruit!

Fruit Wine

Fruit Wine

late August–November • food

The unforgettable taste of tropical wines can't be compared with anything else

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

late November–December • event

Art deco district and downtown are especially pretty during holiday season

Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week

July 2019 (TBA) • event

Hottest time for hottest swimwear brands

Miami Fashion Week

Miami Fashion Week

May (TBA) • event

One of the hottest events of the year in Miami

Miami Film Festival

Miami Film Festival

March 01–10, 2019 • event

This 10-day independent movie festival in South Florida gives a chance to meet celebrities and watch some great films

Miami Open

Miami Open

March 18–31, 2019 • event

One of the world’s largest and most prestigious tennis events

South Florida Fair

South Florida Fair

January 18–February 03, 2019 • event

Get ready for orgasmic rides and godlike food