January in Miami: a calendar with all the events

January marks the beginning of the international polo season in Palm Beach.

Miami and its beaches are a hub for first class hotels and hospitality services. They have spaces for professional meetings such as Miami Beach Convention Center (the House of Art Basel on the west shore of the Atlantic Ocean), Fort Lauderdale Convention Center or the Miami Airport Convention Center. It is also a global center of important activities, such as the international polo season cups.

This is the complete list of events in and around Miami during the first month of 2023. If you are on vacation, you may be interested in exploring the largest sports shoe convention, listening to great jazz musicians or watching a cowboy tame a pony, among other January offerings.

Urban Space Lincoln Road Holiday Market

The New York open market made its first national expansion and chose the pedestrian street of Miami Beach. The tents for shopping al fresco have occupied the pedestrian street on the beach since November 15. The most varied cuisine and all kinds of retail consumer goods that identify Urbanspace can now be enjoyed by the sea.

Where: lincoln rd between Collins Ave and Alton Rd

When: until February 15, from 10am to 11pm

International Polo Season

It’s not exactly in Miami, but in West Palm Beach, an hour north. But it is an event of world interest, which has brought Miami even to the current King Charles IIIwhen he was Prince Charles, sometimes accompanied by the Princess Diana. The main international polo players and enthusiasts from all countries come to the Palm Beaches to enjoy this competition that in 2023 will be offered in a National Polo Center (NPC) renovated.

until the end of US Open Polo Championship, which will be defined on April 23, there will be weekly activities and daily events, in addition to the most famous brunch in South Florida. The Polo Tournament shows the highest level of this sport in America. This unique meeting brings together the most outstanding teams in the world, the top athletes and the finest horses in competition for the CV Whitney Cupthe USPA Gold Cup and the US Open Polo Championship. There is also a junior circuit and one for women.

Where: Palm Beach International Polo Season, npc3667 120th Ave South, Wellington, FL 33414

When: from January 1 to April 23

How much: from USD 30

South Beach Jazz Festival

South Beach Jazz Festival
From January 5 to 8, at five different points, the great jazz festival transforms the city.

In five different venues for four days in a row, jazz prevails over all the rhythms of the diverse local soundtrack. Traditional and contemporary jazz, Latin American avant-garde, by the hand of legends such as the nominee for the Grammy Monty Alexander and also students of the genre.

Among the highlights of the program are the pianist Alexander, who will open the event on Thursday, January 5; the South Florida Jazz Orchestra will share the excitement of the big band on Friday the 6th; Tito Rodriguez Jr., Machito Jr. and Tito Puente Jr. they will perform with a 17-member orchestra at Mambo Night in Miami Beach, on Saturday the 7th; on Sunday the 8th they will happen Sammy Figueroa, Mike LeDonne and Wendy Pedersenamong others, and the closing will be the presentation of Gafieira Rio Miami with his fusion of samba, jazz and funk.

Where: theater theater3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140; Jazz for Tomorrow Stage700 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139; Miami Beach Bandshell7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141; Power Access Main Stage1100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139; The Bass2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When: from 5 to 8 Januarywith activities from 10am to 11pm

How much: All-event passes, $200 and $250; individual presentations, free, USD 35, USD 60 and USD 75.

Sneaker With Fort Lauderdale

Whether you tell them sneakers, tennis shoes or slippers, this piece is not missing in your wardrobe: the Sports shoes It is the most popular in the world. This fan gathering showcases new styles, as well as clothing and activities for the whole family. In the convention center 35 minutes from Miami there will be talks, games and, of course, stores selling the main sneaker brands of the USA.

An authentication booth will allow you to test the originality of your treasures, under the expert eye of the veters of eBay. In some of the 300 stalls you can sell or exchange pieces with other participants, chat with your influencers favorites and learn about the next models to be launched on the market. There will also be free raffles.

Where: Fort Lauderdale Convention Center1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

When: January 7thfrom 12 to 7pm

How much: $30

Miami International Piano Festival

In its 24th anniversary, the new season features exceptional talent from around the world through May. The series of concerts on Sundays opens on the 8th with the Belgian Julien Libeer and the Discover series presents the American Kenneth Broberg on Saturday the 28th and the Spanish Alberto Cano Smith on Sunday the 29th.

Where: Aventura Arts & Cultural Center3385 NE 188th St, Aventura, FL 33180, and The Wolfsonian FIU1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When: from January the 8th Until May 21

How much: from USD 45


WZA It is a festival and fitness competition that has been held since 2012. cross fitraces and individual and group challenges.

Where: Bayfront Park301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, 33132

When: January 12 to 15different activities from 9am to 9pm

How much: USD 50 per day, passes from USD 135 and VIP packages from USD 215


Otakufest is a three-day gathering for fans of animation, manga, comics, and role-playing.

A otaku is “a person who has obsessive interests that apply to a wide variety of topics, such as animethe art, the cosplay and the video game”, according to the organizers of this annual meeting of hundreds of exhibitors, publishers, artists and writers of these genres. Of the animation to the sleeve, of comic to the role-playing, this space for professionals and enthusiasts is a three-day festival.

There are celebrity interview panels, autograph signings, concerts and costume competitions, as well as a Video Game Ballroom and rooms for role-playing games. Free games, karaoke and food and drink stalls complete the offer.

Where: Miami Airport Convention Center711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

When: Friday January 13from 1pm to 12am; Saturday 14, from 10am to 12am; sunday 15from 10am to 10pm

How Much: $20 to $35, with passes $45 to $120

Miami Jewish Film Festival

The 26th edition of the MJFF will be hybrid, with live and online events. A selection of 105 films (88 feature films and 17 short films) from 25 countries includes 21 international premieres and 16 in the United States. 32% of the program is made up of the work of women filmmakers.

Where: O Cinema South Beach1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139; Miami Beach JCC4221 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33140; Miami Beach Bandshell7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141; miami theater center9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138; Michael-Ann Russell JCC, 18900 NE 25th Avenue, Miami, FL 33180; Coral Gables Art Cinema260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134; Bill Cosford Cinema, 5030 Brunson Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146 and at https://miamijewishfilmfestival.org

When: From Thursday 12 to Thursday 26 January

How much: USD 15 general admission, USD 14 with discount for students and seniors

Art Deco Weekend

Organized by the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), this free community festival is held for the 46th time with the theme Art Deco Worldwide, in honor of the next congress on the matter, to be held in April. Guided tours of Miami Beach’s architectural heritage, classic car show, antiques, lectures, children’s activities, dog walks and much more.

Where: Lummus Park, Ocean Dr and Collins Ave between 5th St and 12th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When: the friday january 13 from 12pm to 10pm, the Saturday 14 from 10am to 10pm and the sunday 15 from 10am to 8pm

The Great Gatsby Party

In tune with the Art Deco weekend, a party to celebrate the Roaring Twenties, with live music, tightrope walkers, theatrical numbers, dancers, contortionists, chorus girls and stilt walkers.

Where: The Historic Alfred I. duPont Building169 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33131

When: Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of Januaryfrom 11pm to 4am

How Much: General admission, $95-$110; VIP ticket, $195-$210

River Plate Athletic Club vs. Millonaries FC

Demichelis and Gamero will lead the international friendly between River Plate and Millonarios FC in 2023
The Argentine and Colombian communities in Miami are preparing for the great duel of millionaires.

The party, already dubbed duel of millionaires, will present the Argentine club River Plate against the Colombian Millonarios FC at the DRV PNK Stadium, the home of InterMiami.

Where: DRV PNK Stadium, 1350 NW 55th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

When: Saturday January 14 at 7pm

How much: from USD 21 to USD 150

Beaux Art Festival

The 72nd edition of this free meeting brings together 150 fine art exhibitors and includes extra activities such as a children’s art tent, a market, a beer garden, food and live shows.

Where: University of Miamii, 1320 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146

When: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 Januaryfrom 10am to 5pm

connect miami

DeBanked organizes this half-day event for the small business finance industry, for investors and entrepreneurs to meet.

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center1901 Convention Ctr Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When: thursday 19 January from 12pm to 8pm

How much: USD 249 for brokers, USD 699 general admission

Advanced Therapies Week

Organized by Phacilitate, this event includes exhibitors and networking events between researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors in the area of ​​health therapies.

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center1901 Convention Ctr Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When: January 17 to 20from 8am to 5pm

How much: USD 1,045, with prior registration

Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show

The 16th edition of this vintage motorcycle show is one of the main attractions of winter in Florida.

Where: Frost Park300 NE 2nd Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004

When: January 28from 10am to 5pm

How Much: Free to the public; motorcycle ticket, USD 10

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

An antique, a Chanel necklace, displayed at The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Antiques of all kinds, for all budgets, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

In the 59th edition of this treasure hunt —from jewelry to furniture, from bags to watches, from lamps to works of art— it mixes the curious and interior designers looking for unique pieces. From USD 10 to USD 100,000, the antiques that this annual meeting brings together are a unique spectacle: more than 600 dealers from more than 30 countries attend.

For five days “history, art and innovation are combined”, according to the organizers. In the 2022 edition, for example, a small Guatemalan jade figure dating between 900 BC and 1200 BC was found. And all of them abound with names like Tiffany, Cartier, Hermès, Van Cleef & Arpels and Patek Phillippe.

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center1901 Convention Ctr Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When: from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22, from 11am to 7pm; the monday 2311am to 4pm

How Much: $30 to $50

US Open Sailing Series

This series of regattas held in California and Florida bring together high-level national and international competitors. The one in Miami is organized by the Miami Yacht Club Youth Sailing Foundation and the one in Fort Lauderdale, by the Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC).

Where: sailing center2476 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133; Coconut Grove Sailing Clubb, 2990 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133 and Crandon Park6767 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149; Ft. Lauderdale City Boat Ramps1784 SE 15th Street 33316

When: from 14 to 16 January10am to 6pm

How much: Miami, from USD 175 to USD 300; Fort Lauderdale, from USD 300 to USD 450.

Chocolate Festival

To taste sweets, desserts and bars but also to participate in activities, classes and demonstrations.

Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156

When: January 21 and 22from 10am to 5pm

How Much: Adults USD 24.95; children, $11.95; seniors, USD 17.95; students, $15.95

The Ultimate Miami Bridal Experience Winter 2023

An annual gathering of bridal fashion and wedding shows.

Where: Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon5101 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, FL 33126

When: Sunday, January 22, from 1pm to 4pm

How much: USD 6 to USD 10

Antique Automobile Club Winter National

The main event of the Florida vintage car club. Its main attraction: a tour of an amazing private collection.

Where: Gold Coast Railroad Museum12450 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177

When: from 26 to 28 Januaryfrom 7am to 6:30pm

How much: from USD 15 to USD 50

Homestead Rodeo

A cowboy tames a cattle during the Homestead Rodeo in Miami
A moment of the American West in Florida: the Homestead Rodeo.

Founded in 1949—one of Florida’s oldest professional sporting events—the annual championship rodeo held 45 minutes south of Miami is endorsed by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the largest and oldest.

Made by the Homestead Rodeo Association, is the home in the East of this characteristic activity of the American West: riding bareback colts or wild cattle and practicing different exercises such as throwing the lasso. There are three days of exhibitions that last approximately two hours each.

Where: 74th Annual Homestead Championship Rodeo1034 NE 8th St, Homestead, FL 33031

When: Friday the 27thfrom 6pm; Saturday 28 and Sunday 29from 12pm

How much: adults USD 25, children USD 15

Anime Ink Con

The world of anime meets the world of ink on the skin: a convention where you can learn and, of course, get your favorite character tattooed. It is advisable to make an appointment in advance with the artist of your choice.

Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, Convention Ctr Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

When: January 27 to 29from 3pm to 7pm

How much: general admission USD 26; pass for the three days, USD 60

Pegasus World Cup

Now in its seventh year, this prize for racehorses over the age of four, presented by Baccarat, will once again attract celebrities, fashionistas, influencers and fans of equine competition.

Where: Gulfstream Park901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

When: January 28from 11am

Price: from USD 125 to USD 770 (includes open bar from 11am to 4pm and amuse-gueules)

Coral Gables Festival of the Arts

A weekend to enjoy a very diverse arc of art and entertainment, tasting the best Latin cuisine and, in this 9th edition, the festival of beers, wines and spirits.

Where: Alhambra, from Ponce de León to LeJeueneCoral Gables, FL 33134

When: January 28 and 29from 10am

Free activity with previous registration; drinks from $35 to $89 and comedy performances from $39 to $69

Miami Marathon and Half Marathon

Miami Marathon and Half Marathon 2023 Course Plan
The Miami Marathon offers three options for enthusiasts.

The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon was born by accident in 2022, when a Florida International University graduate, Frankie Ruiz, was inspired by a Paralympic gold medalist, Californian Rudy Garcia-Tolson. Although it had different names and different fortunes, the race was consolidated and today it is a boreal winter classic. There are three options: Tropical 5K, Half Marathon and Marathon.

Tropical 5K

Where: 980 MacArthur Causeway to 1 Washington Avenue

When: January 28 at 7:30

Marathon and Half Marathon

Where: 601 Biscayne Blvd to 301 Biscayne Blvd

When: January 29by groups from 5am


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