February in Miami: a calendar of events for all ages

Heritage Fest celebrates America’s Black History. (Arsht Center)

Miami it is a constant bustle of parties, festivals and other fun events. Its large and accessible convention centers, the quality of its hotels and hospitality services, and its international airports make it an ideal destination for so much activity. Several world-class events take place here, such as Art Basel and the Ultra Music Festival.

This list brings together the most important and varied events that take place in the south florida during February. If you are here this month, you will be able to listen to everything from jazz to electronic music, going through rhythms from the African diaspora, recreate yourself with modern dance, and taste the best wines and international food.

GroundUP Music Festival

The GroundUP Music Festivalcreated by the bassist of the jazz group Snarky Puppy, michael league, has become in a short time one of the most popular in South Florida. With the Miami Beach Bandshell as a stage, the event has in the past featured artists as diverse as Eliades Ochoa Y david crosby. Jazz and world music fans will be able to enjoy an intimate and varied event.

Where: Miami Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141 – (786) 453-2897

When: from February 3 to 5

How much: general admission from USD 130 to USD 345

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I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance in Europe

This multidisciplinary event builds on the inaugural festival I Dream a World 2022 and underlines the continued commitment of New World Symphony with inclusive programming and representation of black musicians and creatives. This time it is a two-week exploration of the transatlantic movement and the influence of the Harlem Renaissance (an intellectual and cultural renaissance of African-American music, dance, art, fashion, literature, theater, and politics centered on Harlem, that spanned the 1920s and 1930s) in Europe.

I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance in Europe will focus on artists who were successful in Europe between 1917 and 1935, exploring the impact of the First World Warthe rise of Nazism and the WWII in spreading the ideology of the Harlem Renaissance and black music.

Where: New World Center500 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – (305) 673-3330; Historic Overtown Lyric Theater819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136 – (786) 708-4610; Soundscape Park400 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – (305) 673-3330

When: from February 3 to 15

How much: varies by event

The Versus Project by Layer Cake

A work from the Versus Project by the German duo Layer Cake, held at the Museum of Graffiti in Wynwood, Miami.
The Verses Project breaks one of the cardinal rules of graffiti: never write about the work of other writers. (Museum of Graffiti)

The Wynwood Graffiti Museum presents a new exhibition by the German duo layer cake. The Versus Project emerged as a series of unfinished canvases sent to other artists around the world. Each guest artist was tasked with adding to the paintings without discussing the details of the work with Layer Cake, thus breaking one of the most important rules of graffiti: never write about other writers’ work. The results of this project will be on display for the first time, with a kick-off event on Thursday, February 2 with a panel discussion moderated by jamie rojo Y Steven Harrington of brooklyn street art.

Where: Museum of Graffiti276 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127 – (786) 580-4678

When: from February 2 to April 16

How much: $16

Heritage Fest February 4

February is the Black History Month in USA and with it returns the fourth annual festival Heritage Fest from the Arsht Center. The festival Heritage Fest 2023: Black Resistance recognizes the strength and perseverance of the African diaspora and its resistance to historical and current oppression.

This is a free community event to highlight and celebrate African Diaspora artists in the community. There will be activities for the whole family.

Where: Arsht Center for the Performing Arts1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 – (305) 949-6722

When: February 4 from 3 pm to 7 pm

How much: free


One of the most fabulous events in Miami is wigwood, an annual festival of all things queer. Founded by Antonio Mendez (drag star, latin queef) Y adam gersten (owner of Gramps Pub), Wigwood has quickly become one of the most anticipated annual events in the city.

Where: gramps176 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127 – (855) 732-8992

When: February 4, from 8 pm to 3 am

How much: $25

Where: Arlo Hotel2217 NW Miami Ct, Miami, FL 33127 – (786) 522-6600

When: February 5, from 3 in the afternoon to 7 at night

How much: $50

Miami City Ballet: Modern Masters February

The miami ballet will present a program for lovers of modern and contemporary dance. Two seminal works by masters of the genre and two commissions from leading choreographers working in the art form today will be performed. The works presented will be Diversion of Angelsby the great pioneer of American dance, Martha Graham; The Moor’s Pavanea ballet based on the work of shakespeare, othello; and the world premieres of Petrichor Y Resplendent Fantasy.

Where: Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 – (305) 949-6722

When: February 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.; February 12 at 2 p.m.

How much: $49 to $189

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Eighth-Annual WakeFest Invitational & Anniversary Celebration

There will be beer from more than 100 independent craft breweries and more than 30 beers from J Wakefield Brewing in barrel. There will also be food trucks and live DJs.

Where: Soho Studios, 2136 NW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33127 – (305) 600-4785

When: February 11 from 12 noon to 5 pm

How much: $75 to $375

Miami International Boat Show

With a duration of five days, the Miami International Boat Show will return to Miami Beach Convention Center with more than 1,000 exhibitors and thousands of boats. The 2023 show will also feature live concerts, interactive boating experiences, and the latest in aquatic recreation.

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center: 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – (786) 276-2600

When: from February 15 to 19

How much: $42 to $325

Art Wynwood

Art Wynwood is the most important winter art fair in Miami. The event will launch with a VIP preview on Thursday, February 16 to benefit The Bass Museum, before opening to the public from Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19. More than 50 leading international galleries will exhibit a wide variety of murals, pop surrealism, street art and other modern and contemporary genres by emerging artists as well as leading names.

Where: One Herald Plaza (NE 14th Street & Biscayne Bay), Miami, FL 33132 – (305) 517-7977

When: from February 16 to 19

How much: $36.50 to $25

Coconut Grove Arts Festival

The Coconut Grove Festival of the Arts, now in its 57th year, is one of the premier cultural events in South Florida’s busy winter cultural calendar. The neighborhood will come alive from February 18-20 with booths by more than 360 artists, cooking demonstrations and delicious local foods, live music and activities for the whole family.

Where: Along McFarlane Road and South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 – (305) 447-0401

When: from February 18 to 20

How much: $20 online, $25 onsite

Gay8 Festival

Image of the Gay8 festival troupe, on Calle 8 in Little Havana, Miami.
Gay8 is the largest Hispanic LGBT+ inclusive festival in the United States. (Gay8)

the iconic Eighth Street from the bustling neighborhood of little havana will come alive on Sunday, February 19 during the gayfest8 (Gay Ocho), an annual fair dedicated to art, music, dance, food, and culture LGBT+. Gay8 attracts more than 80,000 people every year. In fact, it is considered the largest Hispanic diversity and inclusion festival in the United States. Plus, it’s free.

Where: Calle Ocho (Miami SW 8th Street) 14th to 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33135 – (305) 409-9800

When: February 19th

How much: general admission is free; VIP$65

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival

South Beach Wine & Food Festival It’s a foodie’s paradise year-round, but it really stands out during these four days. This event showcases local talent as well as the world’s most renowned chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirits producers. There are over 100 events to choose from.

Where: various locations along South Beach

When: from February 23 to 26

How much: varies by event

We Belong Here Festival

This two-day festival is a bacchanalia of edm music to be held in the historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The party will feature a long line-up of DJs and promises to be an experience packed with VIP perks.

Where: Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149

When: from February 25 to 26

How much: $95 to $499

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2023 Hollywood Mardi Gras

With origins dating back to 1935, mardi gras It has been a tradition in hollywood for the better part of a century. In February 2020, the tradition re-established itself as the largest Mardi Gras celebration in South Florida. This street party features live music, food and drink, street vendors, children’s activities, a walking procession, and most importantly, beaded necklaces.

Where: 330 N Federal Hwy, Hollywood, FL 33020

When: 26 of February

How much: free


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