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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.

10 THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI (JANUARY 19 - JANUARY 28)

Art Deco Weekend

Art Deco Weekend

January 17–19, 2020 • event

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

Holy Ship!

Holy Ship!

January 22–26, 2020 • 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

Loop Road Scenic Drive

Loop Road Scenic Drive

November–April • activity

Drive through dwarf cypress forest and spot lots of tropical fauna of Everglades

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 08–March 29, 2020 • event

An upscale seasonal entertainment in Wellington, south-east Florida

South Florida Fair

South Florida Fair

January 17–February 02, 2020 • event

Get ready for orgasmic rides and godlike food

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 13, 2019 • 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 20–22, 2020 • 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 05–08, 2019 (Miami Beach) | March 19–21, 2020 (Hong Kong) | June 18–21, 2020 (Basel) • event

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

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

Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail

Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail

February 13–17, 2020 • event

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

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

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 16–22, 2020 • event

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

Miami Marathon

Miami Marathon

February 09, 2020 • event

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

Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise

Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise

November 08–12, 2019 • event

Take a Caribbean cruise of your dreams with lots of music and fun aboard

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

February 19–23, 2020 • event

The most delicious of all Miami festivals

Jazz In The Gardens (JITG)

Jazz In The Gardens (JITG)

March 14–15, 2020 • event

A two-day music affair in Miami Gardens

Winter Party Festival

Winter Party Festival

March 04–10, 2020 • event

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

Fruit Wine

Fruit Wine

late August–November • food

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

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

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!

Miami Film Festival

Miami Film Festival

March 06–15, 2020 • event

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

Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week

July 2019 (TBA) • event

Hottest time for hottest swimwear brands

Tortuga Music Festival

Tortuga Music Festival

April 17–19, 2020 • event

Get loose with some big rock music stars at a white sandy Fort Lauderdale beach

Miami Fashion Week

Miami Fashion Week

May 29–June 02, 2019 • event

One of the hottest events of the year in Miami

Miami Open

Miami Open

March 23–April 05, 2020 • event

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

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

late November–December • event

The art deco district and downtown are especially pretty during holiday season

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2019 • event

Pub crawls and festivals on the Irish National holiday

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

May 23–25, 2020 • activity

A hot weekend with a military show, parties and free concerts

Grovetoberfest

Grovetoberfest

October 12, 2019 • event

Florida's largest beer festival in Coconut Grove

South Florida Garlic Fest

South Florida Garlic Fest

February 08–09, 2020 • event

The premier food and entertainment festival in South Florida

Halloween

Halloween

October 26–27, 2019 | October 31, 2019 • event

Miami goes wild during Halloween celebrations