By: Kara Franker
Don’t miss these Miami events in the month of July.
From fabulous fireworks displays over Biscayne Bay to luxurious spa treatments for less during Miami Spa Month, summer in Miami offers a wide variety of fun events.
Miami Spa Month: July 1- August 31
Spend some time relaxing this summer and take advantage of deals on spa treatments throughout Miami Spa Month. Luxurious spas across the city are cutting prices on signature services throughout the months of July and August.
Local Craft Beer Mini Festival: July 1
Sample a variety of local brews at The Wynwood Yard. Sip on a craft beer, enjoy local art and listen to a DJ spin the beats. Tickets are $40 and event starts at 7 p.m.
Florida Supercon: July 1-4
Florida Supercon, one of the country's largest comic convention and pop culture events, returns to Miami Beach for a four-day event. Don't miss celebrity guests, comic book creators, film screenings, parties, video gaming and more. Single day admission starts at $30 per person.
Afrikin: July 2
Celebrate the ingenuity and future of the African diaspora through art, music, food and talks in the Miami Design District. Afrikin will highlight the ingenuity, economic, and social opportunity of the world's fastest growing region - Africa. Admission is $25 and proceeds benefit Give Me Dignity.
Bacon and Beer Crawl: July 2
A match made in heaven, nosh on bacon and throw back a cold one at Miami's Bacon and Beer Crawl at Blue Martini in Mary Brickell Village. Tickets start at $30.
Justin Bieber Concert: July 2-3
Justin Bieber is coming to Miami to perform The Purpose Tour at AmericanAirlines Arena in Downtown. Ticket prices vary.
Bluegrass Festival: July 3
Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and listen to the sounds of the banjo at the annual Bluegrass Festival at Greynolds Park in North Miami Beach. The event by the South Florida Bluegrass Association starts at 12:30 p.m. and costs $7 for admission.
Freedom Festival USA: July 3
Head over to historic Virginia Key State Park to listen to live bands play oceanfront at the Freedom Festival USA. Tickets start at $30 and proceeds benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
America’s Birthday Bash: July 4
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by watching one of the largest fireworks displays in South Florida at America’s Birthday Bash. In downtown, the fun starts at Bayfront Park at noon with a free Kids’ Zone, food and music. The night will culminate with a fantastic fireworks celebration over Biscayne Bay. Check out more 4th of July happenings.
International Mango Festival: July 9-10
Experience the world’s largest display of mangoes at Fairchild Tropical Garden’s 24th Annual International Mango Festival. Activities include tastings, lectures, food demonstrations, children’s activities and the opportunity to explore Mangoville. Admission is free for members and $25 for non-members.
MIAMI Magazine’s Splashion: July 12
Held just days prior to the swimwear takeover of Miami, MIAMI Magazine's Splashion has emerged as the unofficial kickoff to Swim Week. Guests will enjoy a group fashion show, beauty and wellness samples, cutting-edge live entertainment, specialty cocktails and so much more.
Funkshion Swim: Fashion Week Miami Beach: July 13-17
Check out the latest swim styles and emerging designers at the Funkshion Swim Show. Funkshion events offer a distinct blend of cutting edge fashion with live entertainment that make their shows a high energy and unique experience.
Miami Swim Week: July 14-19
Turning heads and turning out trends for more than three decades, SwimShow 2016 will showcase the finest swim and resort wear from across the globe. This one-of-a-kind tradeshow at the Miami Beach Convention Center offers exclusive access to the latest trends.
Beach Bruthaz: July 14-18
Beach Bruthaz is annual summer lifestyle event for gay men of color on Miami Beach. Enjoy parties, workshops, networking and camaraderie. Ticket prices vary.
Overtown Music and Arts Festival: July 23
The Overtown Music and Arts Festival celebrates economic development and community enrichment in the historic Overtown district of Miami. Enjoy a stellar line-up of live music artists and activities for all ages. The event is free.
Summer Butterfly Walk at Deering Estate: July 23
Wander through a tropical wonderland at the Deering Estate and view rarely seen species of colorful butterflies. The Summer Butterfly Walk is happening on July 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children.
Miami Salsa Congress: July 27-31
Put on your dancing shoes! The Miami Salsa Congress is a five-day Latin music and dance event featuring the world's top salsa musicians and dancers. The conference is being held at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach and ticket prices vary.
Miami New Times Iron Fork Miami Spice Kick Off Event: July 28
Sample dishes from more than 70 restaurants and kick off Miami Spice at the annual Miami New Times Iron Fork event. Held at AmericanAirlines Arena in Downtown Miami, tickets start at $50 per person.
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