Miami's Hottest Events In August

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By: Kara Franker

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

August in Miami is sizzlin’ hot—featuring lots of incredible concerts from the top performers in the music industry, plus Miami Spice, our annual restaurant promotion, and a list of more great 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 (brunch $23, lunch $23 and dinner $39).

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.

International Ballet Festival of Miami: July 28 – Aug.19

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 100 dancers. Ticket prices vary depending on the event.

African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida: Aug. 3-5

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 enjoy festivities such as African folklore storytelling, face painting, drum circles and more. Try your luck with a $20 raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip to South or West Africa. General admission concert tickets start at $35 per person.

Kesha & Macklemore Concert: Aug. 4

Head to AmericanAirlines Arena in downtown Miami for The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour. Kesha will perform hits from her third studio album, Rainbow, while Macklemore will showcase his second solo album, Gemini. Ticket prices vary.

Janet Jackson Concert: Aug. 5

Also performing at AmericanAirlines Arena, Janet Jackson is headlining her eight concert tour. In her State of the World Tour the singer will perform her hits including songs from her new Unbreakable album. Ticket prices vary.

South Beach Mango Festival: Aug. 5

In celebration of Miami’s mango season, Robert Lansburgh and Chef Allen Susser are launching the first annual South Beach Mango Festival to benefit Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Miami. Taking place at Lummus Park at 12th Street and Ocean Drive, the festival will feature live music, cooking classes, a mango eating contest and lots of yummy mango-inspired dishes. Tickets start at $20.

Florida Track Days: Aug. 12

The Homestead-Miami Speedway is hosting Florida Track Days, an annual event giving motorcycle riders the opportunity to ride their bikes in a safe and controlled environment. There will also be a new track rider school with free gear rental for novice riders. Admission for the novice group is $205 per person.

National Rum Day Fest: Aug. 16

Join a variety of rum brands and experts at the Confidante Hotel in Miami Beach for the second annual National Rum Day Fest. Savor a glass of rum poolside and listen to live music with fellow enthusiasts. Tickets start at $25 per person and you must be 21 or over to attend.

IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival: Aug. 12-18

Celebrate Afro-Cuban tradition and culture at the three-day IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival. Events include a children’s camp, academic conference and dance presentations at the Koubek Center. General admission to the dance performances are $20 per person and single-day workshop passes also start at $20 per person.

Shakira Concert: Aug. 17-18

Performing two concerts at AmericanAirlines Arena, Shakira is showcasing her El Dorado World Tour in Miami. This is the sixth world tour for the Colombian singer. Ticket prices vary.

Taylor Swift Concert: Aug. 18

Performing at Hard Rock Stadium, Taylor Swift is showcasing her reputation Stadium Tour. Ticket prices vary.

Summer Cabaret Concert: Aug. 25

Enjoy a summer cabaret concert at the Deering Estate at Cutler, featuring Vintash, a mix of soul, jazz, blues, Latin and Bossa Nova. Cuban born Raymond Daniel Rodriguez, Cuban-American Dorian Reyes, and Cleveland, Ohio native Michaela Paige, have created a sound all their own. Tickets are $25 (per concert) and the concert starts at 8 p.m.

Jay-Z and Beyonce Concert: Aug. 31

End summer with a bang. Jay-Z and Beyonce are stopping at Hard Rock Stadium for their On The Run II Tour. This is the second co-headlining stadium tour for the superstar couple. Ticket prices vary.

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