Miami Life: January Fun

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Winter in Miami

Winter in Miami defies the imagination and is a real potpourri of Music, Art, Film, Festivals and of course, good eats.  While the rest of the country shivers, Miami turns up the heat for three months of non-stop parties and good times.  Below are just a few tips for the month of January.


Jan. 17. Celine Dion at The American Airlines Theatre

Miami Life: January Fun

For the first time since 2009, Canadian icon CELINE DION has relinquished her record-setting Las Vegas residency and hit the road to Miami. A performance not to be missed! Get the details.

Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Super Bowl Music Fest

Miami Life: January Fun

This one is for every music lover’s bucket list. A three day festival of music greats including Gun N Roses on Friday night and Maroon 5 on Saturday night, in this concert of epic proportions, as a fitting kickoff to Super Bowl Sunday! Get the details.

The Arts

Jan. 17-19. Art Deco Weekend

Miami Life: January Fun

Located in South Beach, this 3-day festival captures the spirit of Miami, its history, art and culture thru the Art Deco period.  In addition to a retro fashion show, classic car showcase, a dog parade, a free outdoor event features “SHEROES: Women Who Made A difference-Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Sufferage-1920-2020.”  And for the curious, no charge dance classes, sketch classes, and more!

Jan. 18-19. Beaux Arts Festival of Art

Miami Life: January Fun

In its 69th year, this festival held at the University of Miami showcases budding talent, with over 200 Fine Art exhibitors, with children’s art experiences, great dining option, live music and free admission to the Lowe Art Museum. This is South Florida’s oldest juried art festival with cash prizes, and all proceeds of the weekend to benefit the Lower Art Museum.

Now – Jan. 12. National Young Arts Week

Miami Life: January Fun

Also showcasing a new breed of artists is in South Beach, with artists from 10 different disciplines, and performances in voice, jazz, theatre, dance, film, classical music, design, photography, and visual artists held at South Beach New World Center.

Miami Arts and Heritage Month

Miami Life: January Fun

For the entire month of January you’ll get the chance to find inspiration in Miami’s most iconic museums, historic hotspots, and local discoveries. Get details for a complete roster of tickets.


Jan 9-23. Miami Jewish
Film Festival

Miami Life: January Fun

Kicking off with a heart-warming documentary about two Holocaust survivors, “Saul & Rub, to Life!”, the festivals closing night will premier an Israeli comedy, “Forgiveness”.  23 years in the running, 100 premiers for 2020, 14 films vying for the grand prize of
$18,000, and the largest Jewish film festival in the world, this is a totally
unique experience. Get the

Boats, Beer Horses, Chocolate


Jan. 19-25. 2020 Hempel World Cup Series

Miami Life: January Fun

Head to Coconut Grove and Hoist the sails for the hottest sailing event of the year! Olympic level racing from Coconut Grove to Biscayne Bay. Get the details.


Jan 11. Juicy Beerfest

Miami Life: January Fun

Wynwood, Miami – IPA and fruit-soured enthusiasts unite with unlimited tastings, a custom festival glass, and a pop-up burger joint in the iconic Wynwood district.


Jan 24-26. Homestead Championship Rodeo

Miami Life: January Fun

You don’t need to travel west to kick up your heels for this one! Sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, a fun filled weekend with line dancing, a free parade in the best of rodeo sport! Get the details.

Jan 25. Pegasus World Cup

Miami Life: January Fun

A million-dollar horse race in Gulfstream Park.  Not into horses?  Then come for the atmosphere, bordering a South Beach nightclub vibe, with food and beverage from luxe eateries and top entertainment!


Jan 25-26. International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild Botanical Gardens

Miami Life: January Fun

Head to Coral Gables, where it doesn’t get more indulgent than this!  Lose yourself to the pleasures of artisanal chocolate tastings, cooking demos, and the chance to purchase your own cacao tree.  A great way to lift your spirits and escape winter doldrums! Get the details.

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