2019 Summer Festivals In Miami

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There’s always something to do and see in Miami, and this summer is definitely no exception. With a long list of exciting events happening in Miami this summer, locals and visitors alike are gearing up for the 2019 festival season, which promises to be the city’s best one yet. Music, dance, and culture will be celebrated at a variety of Miami festivals, offering something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re planning to spend time in Miami this summer, you might just want to check out our event calendar to make sure you make the most of your experience.

Here are our top picks for the best 2019 summer festivals in Miami that you won’t want to miss:

Dance and Music

Whether you prefer mega celebrations or low-key, intimate events, you can definitely find the perfect dance or music festival in Miami to enjoy this summer. Here are a few of the top festivals and events that will be delivering a wide range of music styles and dance:

Wynwood Pride 2019 - LGBTQ Music Festival & PRIDE Block Party

Slated to be one of the biggest events of the summer, the inaugural Wynwood Pride Festival will kick off Friday, June 21st and run through Sunday, June 23rd. Plan to start your fun at the Wynwood Marketplace in the Wynwood Arts District, and prepare to enjoy a weekend-long celebration of diversity that features lip-synching battles, a food hall, art vendors, late-night DJs, cocktails, and so much more. Wynwood Pride will mix it up with a variety of performances and other experiences on Friday the 21st (4 p.m. - 3 a.m.), Saturday the 22ndnd (12 p.m. - 3 a.m.), and Sunday the 23rd (12 p.m. - 10 p.m.).

The Miami Salsa Congress

Recognized as one of the most notable events of its type, the Miami Salsa Congress celebrates Latin dance and music over the course of a five-day event, with the 2019 festival planned for July 24th through July 28th at the Eden Roc Miami Beach. Festival-goers will enjoy performances by both local and international artists and award-winning dancers, as well as renowned DJs and Latin bands. The Miami Salsa Congress is the ultimate summer celebration, combining pool parties, dance workshops, formal evening galas, live concerts, and so much more in five days of fun.

The International Ballet Festival

From July 18th through August 27th, the world’s best ballet companies will gather in South Florida for the International Ballet Festival, a celebration of dance, art, and awe-inspiring talent. The schedule features performances by both youth and adult dance companies, including both classical and contemporary styles. Festival events will take place at several venues throughout South Florida.

Fashion

Experience the best of Miami style at a fashion-forward event this summer.

Miami Swim Week

Top designers and fashion-conscious festival-goers will get together for a stylish showcase of swimwear during Miami Swim Week, scheduled for July 11th-16th. Swim and resort wear will be featured at countless runway shows by international and local designers alike, so you can stay ahead of the fashion curve, Miami-style.

Film

Cannes isn’t the only city known for its film festival – Miami is also an international hotspot for film connoisseurs. If you’re passionate about film and television, here are a couple of events to add to your summer plans.

2019 American Black Film Festival

Miami’s American Black Film Festival is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of black television and film enthusiasts, honoring the notable contributions and culture of the community. Various parties, master classes, film screenings, seminars, and award ceremonies will take place throughout the event, which is scheduled from Wednesday, June 12th to Sunday, June 16th. The film festival is hosted by Loews Miami Beach, and a wide range of ticket packages is available.

Florida SuperCon

July 4th through the 7th, Florida’s largest comic book culture event takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, offering fans access to exclusive film screenings, panel discussions, and cosplay events. Florida SuperCon welcomes guests of all ages to participate in an exciting mix of events, including celebrity meet-and-greets and a full exhibition hall where you can shop for all your favorite film, television, and comic book memorabilia.

Theater

Discover both local and national talent telling stories on the stage at Miami’s best summer theater festivals and performances.

City Theatre’s Summer Shorts

Get an entertaining crash course in new plays from the top writers in the country at Summer Shorts, a unique theater experience running from May 30th through June 29th at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Join the audience for 10-minute musicals, dramas, and comedies, presenting bite-sized fun from a wide variety of emerging and well-known theatrical talents.

International Hispanic Theater Festival

The International Hispanic Theater Festival is a Miami tradition that’s been running for nearly thirty years, showcasing notable theater companies and their performances honoring Hispanic art and culture. This year, the four-show lineup is a tribute to Argentina, with showings scheduled for July 10-13, July 17-18, July 19-20, and July 24-27 at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Food

Offering up a deliciously-good time, these food-focused festivals are sure to provide you with a generous helping of summer memories.

The Mango and Tropical Fruit Festival

The Mango and Tropical Fruit Festival will be serving up fun and flavor on July 13th and 14th at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, welcoming festival-goers with expert cooking demonstrations, a festival-wide mango tasting, garden-related vendors, and resources for growing your own tropical fruit at home. The whole family can enjoy Florida’s favorite fruits alongside live music, kid’s entertainment, and more.

South Beach Mango Festival

Miami is home to plenty of beloved tropical fruits, but the mango is undoubtedly one of the favorites and is the fruit of honor at the South Beach Mango Festival, scheduled for July 26th -28th at Lummus Park. Enjoy everything that this deliciously sweet, colorful fruit has to offer with mango-inspired cooking classes, mango competitions, and a variety of local vendors offering up unique fares. Live entertainment and kid-friendly fun makes this fruity festival one you won’t want to miss.

Lychee Summer Celebration

Celebrate the summertime lychee harvest at the fourth annual Lychee Summer Celebration on June 29th at Schnebly Redland’s Winery in Homestead. Lychee-inspired food and beverages, including craft beers and wines, will be offered, as well as a charity run, live music, cooking demos, an auto showcase, and an evening fireworks display.

Multicultural

Miami is a diverse city that’s home to a wealth of thriving cultures, and many of the summer’s best festivals offer opportunities to experience multicultural art, food, and more.

IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival

A Miami tradition started in 1996, the IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival honors the heritage, culture, and art of the Afro-Cuban community. The August festival offers a unique opportunity to experience the art of Afro-Cuban dance through a variety of workshops and other events, as well as an academic conference. Dates for 2019 are still to be determined, but you’ll want to check back for updates on this unique festival experience.

Sounds of Little Haiti

While this monthly event is on a smaller scale than other festivals, it’s still worth paying attention to. Every third Friday of the month, the Little Haiti Visitors Center hosts a celebration of Haitian culture, complete with delicious traditional cuisine, live music, art exhibits, and vendors offering handmade goods.

Mark Your Calendars for the Top Events Happening in Miami this Summer

Miami is an international epicenter of art, music, fashion, film, culture, and so much more, so it’s not surprising that the city’s summer calendar is jam-packed with a diverse mix of great festivals and other special events. No matter where your interests lean, there’s no doubt that you’ll be adding at least a handful of these much-anticipated festivals in Miami to your must-go list.

Whether you’re a Miami native or planning to visit our vibrant, one-of-a-kind city this summer, make sure you snag your tickets now for all the exciting festivals that are sure to sell out.

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