What's Happening in Miami During April

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Aerial view of Downtown Miami

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The Gay Pride Festival runs all weekend long

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Entrance at the Miami Beach Convention Center

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By Kara Franker

Don’t Miss These Events In Miami During The Month Of April

Ready to plan a springtime trip to Miami? April is brimming with plenty of fun things to do. And we’re highlighting our wide variety of attractions and museums. Enjoy exclusive savings on admissions, memberships and more throughout the months of April and May.

Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo: March 14 - April 7

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo hosts a variety of family-friendly indoor and outdoor events, including the Youth Fair. It's the largest fair in Florida and includes more than 90 carnival rides, livestock and agricultural competitions, live concerts and more. Tickets start at $10 per person for general admission, or pay $25 per person for unlimited rides.

O, Miami Poetry Festival: April 1 - 30

April is your chance to encounter poetry in lots of different formats throughout Miami. Each spring, the O, Miami Poetry Festival attempts to deliver a poem to every single person in Miami-Dade County. Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the festival features more than 40 free events and 20 projects throughout the city. Most events are free.

Miami Beach Pride: April 1 - 7

Featuring a vibrant parade with more than 80,000 participants, the Miami Beach Pride Festival is a week full of non-stop celebration. Highlights include the VIP gala, Gay Pride Parade along Ocean Drive, and high-energy parties in and around the area’s nightclubs. The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities hand in hand with Miami’s community. Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Read more about Miami Beach Pride Festival.

Miami Riverday Festival: April 6

Cruise down the Miami River on free boat rides, enjoy live music performances and learn more about the Lummus Park Historic District at the Miami Riverday Festival. Event admission is free.

Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival: April 6 - 7

Sing the blues and chow down on traditional slow-cooked barbecue at the Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead. Family-friendly activities include pony rides and games for the kids. General admission is $8 per person and children 11 and under are free.

Miami Romance Wedding Showcase: April 7

Ready to tie the knot in Miami? Check out the Miami Romance Wedding Showcase at the Hotel Colonnade in Coral Gables. More than 60 wedding vendors will unveil all kinds of inspiration to help you plan the big day. Tickets start at $10 in advance or $20 at the door.

Miami Cattle Show: April 12 – 14

Cows in Miami? Absolutely. Attracting 50,000 attendees each year, the Miami International Agricultural, Horse and Cattle Show is held at the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center at Tropical Park. View live auctions, cattle and horse shows, live music performances, a car show, food trucks and an interactive children’s exhibit with live farm animals. Tickets sales benefit the South Florida Autism Charter Schools.

South Beach Triathlon: April 14

Test your physical fitness at the South Beach Triathlon. Athletes will compete by running, swimming and biking along Miami Beach's gorgeous shoreline. Life Time Tri is hosting the 2019 South Beach Triathlon with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to featured charity partner, Save the Children.

Outshine Film Festival: April 18 - 28

Designed to educate the public about LGBTQ+ experiences, the OUTShine Film Festival takes place in various locations around Miami and Miami Beach. The ten-day event features more than 65 films. Ticket prices vary depending on the screening.

The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run: April 25

Take strides for better health at the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. Unlike most races of its kind that occur in the early morning, this 5K run/walk happens after work in Downtown at Bayfront Park. Registration is $40 per team member.

Beach Polo World Cup: April 25 – 28

One of the hottest events directly on the sands of South Beach, the Beach Polo World Cup event showcases some of the best professional and amateur polo players and ponies in the world for a weekend full of heart-pumping matches on the beach. Join in on the action and watch high-powered horses gallop across pristine stretches of sand as their riders compete for bragging rights as best of the beach.

Soflo Cake & Candy Expo: April 26 - 28

If you have a sweet tooth, then the SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo is for you. Join industry professionals and hobby bakers at this conference at the Miami Airport Convention Center. Tickets start at $25 for one-day general admission and $40 for a weekend pass.

Aids Walk Miami: April 28

Get your heart pumping for a good cause at the annual AIDS Walk Miami. Taking place on Miami Beach, the event is a 5K walk-a-thon fundraiser through the picturesque streets of South Beach benefiting more than 50,000 individuals in South Florida affected by HIV/AIDS. Proceeds benefit Care Resource and Food for Life Network.

eMerge Americas: April 29 – 30

A two-day technology conference bringing together more than 400 companies from over 40 countries, eMerge Americas is happening at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Speakers include executives from Microsoft, Hitachi Vantara, EMERCOM and more. Ticket prices vary.

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