Miami's Hottest Events In August

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By: Jennifer Agress

August is a wonderful time to be in Greater Miami & Miami Beach – the weather is warm, the beach beckons, and both Miami Spice and Miami Spa Months are in full swing with can’t-miss dining and spa deals. Check out all of the exciting events you can enjoy in Miami this month.

Miami Spa Months:
July 1 - Aug. 31

During Miami Spa Months, treat yourself to a day of pampering at Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s top spas – some of which rank among the best spas in America – at reduced prices. During this two-month period, hotel, day and med spas offer locals and visitors alike up to 50 percent off a range of treatments such as aromatherapy, hot-stone massages, facials and more. Prices start as low as $109 per treatment. Check out the full list of participating spas and treatment offerings.

Miami Spice:
Aug. 1 - Sept. 30

August kicks off two months of Miami Spice, when more than 150 restaurants across Greater Miami & Miami Beach offer special three-course, prix-fixe menus with their tastiest dishes at reduced prices. Lunch and brunch menus are priced at $28, and dinner menus are just $42. Find out more about Miami Spice and see the full list of participating restaurants.

Homestead Miami speedway
Compete in Fast Lane Friday at Homestead Miami Speedway

Fast Lane Friday
August 6 & 20

Got a need for speed? Head to Homestead Miami Speedway for Fast Lane Friday, a legal drag-racing event for drivers 18 years of age and older. On select Fridays, this event invites car enthusiasts to compete in the 1/8th-mile “Test & Tune” experience on Pit Road in front of a crowd of spectators. All drivers must have a valid driver's license, a street-legal vehicle and proof of registration and insurance. This month, Fast Lane Friday will take place on August 6 and August 20 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Ticket prices start at $10 per person and can be purchased online. Food and drink will be available for cashless purchase.

Marlins baseball game
Watch the Miami Marlins play baseball at loanDepot Park

Miami Marlins Games
Multiple Dates

Check out a Miami Marlins game at the air-conditioned loanDepot Park (or “Marlins Park,” as the locals call it) in Little Havana. This month, you can watch the Marlins play the Yankees, Mets, Cubs, Braves, Nationals and Reds. Tickets start at $17 and can be purchased online.

Viernes Culturales
August 20

On the third Friday of every month, head to Calle Ocho (Southwest 8th Street) in Little Havana and join the thousands of locals and visitors dancing in the streets at Viernes Culturales. This monthly street festival celebrates all things Cuban, including food, music and art. Art galleries keep their doors open late, local Cuban restaurants spill their tables out onto the streets, neighborhood artisans sell their handicrafts and teach art to kids, locals play dominoes, cigar masters roll authentic Cuban cigars, historians give free tours, and live music keeps the party going. Viernes Culturales starts at 7 p.m.

Drive-in Movie Fridays
August 27

This summer, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins and the Miami-Dade County Auditorium have teamed up to present a fun event series: Drive-In Movie Fridays. This monthly summer event creates the ultimate drive-in movie experience by showcasing top-rated movie classics and family films on a big screen in the parking lot behind the auditorium building. Starting at 8 p.m. on August 27, this month’s movie will be Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Tickets are priced at $20 per car. Entry includes one bag of popcorn. Additional food will be available for purchase at onsite food trucks.

Il Divo: For Once in My Life Tour
August 28

Get ready, Miami – the boys of Il Divo are coming to town. Made up of Carlos Marin (Spain), David Miller (USA), Sebastien Izambard (France) and Urs Buhler (Switzerland), this famous vocal group will visit Miami on its “For Once In My Life” tour. Starting at 8 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, they will perform hits from their latest album, For Once In My Life: A Celebration Of Motown. Expect to hear their unique twist on chart-toppers like “I’ll Be There” (The Jackson 5) and “For Once in My Life” (Stevie Wonder). Tickets start at $58.

“Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
Through September 6

Interact with dinosaurs like never before in the latest exhibit at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, which tells the story of the largest flying animals that ever lived. Discover life-sized models of these amazing creatures, as well as interactive flight simulators where you can pretend you’re a pterosaur soaring over a remarkable digital landscape. Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs is included in regular museum admission, which is $29.95 for adults and $21.95 for children ages 3-11. Buy tickets online for this fascinating exhibit, running through September 6.

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