Miami is still considered to be one of the premier places to vacation in the United States. The weather is usually very hot in Miami all year long and in addition to the beaches, there is much to see and do in this city at the southern tip of Florida. Some of the annual Miami events are the following.
Victory Garden Night – Miami Beach
Miami Beach is home to hundreds of Art Galleries, gardens and cultural spots. One event where you can get both culture as well as history is the Victory Garden Night held on the second Saturday in November from 2 pm until 10 pm at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden Center. In addition to learning about Victory Gardens during WWII and commemorating them, this event celebrates the average vegetable garden and includes the sale of seeds that can be planted indoors for the following year. If you enjoy gardening, you will want to visit the Miami Botanical Garden Center and enjoy Victory Garden Night.
Annual Chopin Concert
The Annual Chopin Concert is open to the public and is presented by the Chopin Foundation. It is held at the Trinity Cathedral and takes place the first Sunday in December. Young pianists from all over the world compete to play music written by Chopin. There are several prizes in various categories that range according to age. This is a must see event for anyone who appreciates young musical geniuses.
Beach Street Art Expo
Miami Beach is pretty much filled with art throughout the area. The Beach Street Art Expo is held on the first weekend in February and premiers some of the area’s best artists. The Beach Street Art Expo is an annual event that is free and open to the public. While most of the artists are local, people from all over the United States often submit their work for this juried art exposition. You can also purchase art from the Beach Street Art Expo.
Pet Day is an annual pet parade that takes place the first Sunday in May in Miami Beach at South Beach. Pets from the exotic to the ordinary domestic pets are paraded and are also entered into contests with various prizes for this day. If you are an animal lover, you will want to observe Pet Day at South Beach in May. This event has been going on for the past 30 years and began as a simple children’s pet parade. It has evolved into a large spectacular event that always draws a crowd and some really exotic pets.
Cuban Independence Day
The first Saturday in August in Miami has been considered Cuban Independence Day. Miami has been home to many Cubans since the late 1970s and Cuban Independence Day has been a big celebration for the past 25 years in Miami. After you celebrate American Independence Day, you can celebrate Cuban Independence Day each August in Miami Beach. There are a lot of street fairs for this celebration as well as firework displays. There are also food stands throughout Miami Beach offering Cuban foods to celebrate this event.
Miami Beach is filled with much culture, art festivals and music festivals for most of the year. Chances are that no matter when you visit Miami Beach, there will be some exciting event taking place so do drop by soon!
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