Miami’s Hottest Events in August

By Kara Franker | Jul 25, 2017
Deering Estate
Enjoy the Summer Cabaret Concert on the lawn at Deering Estate

Don’t miss these Miami events in the month of August.

August in Miami is sizzlin’ hot—featuring live music, Miami Spice and a list of events you won’t want to miss.

Miami Spice: Aug. 1 - Sept. 30

Calling all foodies! Miami Spice is an annual showcase of Miami’s hip culinary scene. Enjoy three-course, prix-fixe menus prepared by Miami’s hottest chefs at the best restaurants in the city for a great price (lunch $23 and dinner $39). Check out these great restaurants on mainland Miami and on Miami Beach.

Miami Spa Month: July 1- Aug. 31

Do not let August end without taking advantage of Miami Spa Month one last time. What better way to wind down your summer than getting a massage at a world renowned spa for a great price. Prices go back to normal in September. Check out some of Miami's most relaxing spa retreats.

African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida: Aug. 4-6

Enjoy African and Caribbean dance, drum and music workshops at the African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida presented by Delou Africa Inc. Bring the whole family to this multicultural arts festival and take part in festivities like African folklore storytelling, face painting, drum circles and more. Enter to win two roundtrip tickets to South Africa and learn about the legacy of Baba Chuck Davis. Ticket prices vary.

Comedian Bill Maher: Aug. 5-6

The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater is hosting popular political comedian Bill Maher for a rare stand-up comedy show. Tickets start at $59 per person.

Guns N’ Roses Concert: Aug. 8

Guns N’ Roses brings its “Not In This Lifetime Tour” to Marlins Park in Little Havana on August 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35 per person.

Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour: Aug. 12

The Miami Design Preservation League is sponsoring the Gay and Lesbian Walking Tour, featuring history and contributions of the local LGBT community. The tour starts at 11 a.m. and leaves from the Art Deco Welcome Center at Ocean Drive and 10th Street.

IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival: Aug. 14-19

Celebrate Afro-Cuban tradition and cultures at the three-day IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival. Events include a children’s camp, academic conference at HistoryMiami (“Following the Steps of the Orishas: Afro-Cuban Spirituality in Urban Spaces”), a cocktail party and dance presentations. Full festival passes are $220 per person.

J. Cole Concert: Aug. 14

Popular hip-hop recording artist J. Cole will perform in Downtown Miami at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Tickets for the "4 Your Eyez Only Tour” start at $45 per person.

Remembering Hurricane Andrew 25 Years Later: Aug. 24

Join HistoryMiami Guest Curator Bryan Norcross and New York Times Miami Bureau Chief Lizette Alvarez as they commemorate the 25th anniversary of the day Hurricane Andrew made landfall with a devastating effect to South Florida. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $20 for non-members.

Summer Cabaret Concert: Aug. 26

Enjoy a summer cabaret concert at the Deering Estate at Cutler, featuring Yoli Mayor, a dynamic entertainer. Tickets are $25 and the concert starts at 8 p.m.

International Ballet Festival of Miami: Aug. 26 - Sept. 15

Taking place at multiple venues across Miami, the International Ballet Festival will showcase performing arts by more than 20 ballet companies from around the world and more than 200 dancers. Ticket prices vary depending on the event.

Coldplay Concert: Aug. 28

British rock band Coldplay will perform their "Head Full of Dreams Tour" at Hard Rock Stadium on August 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $64 per person.

Ed Sheeran Concert: Aug. 30

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will perform at the AmericanAirlines Arena on August 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

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