An August to ‘Spice’ Up Life with Food, Wine and Rum!

An August to ‘Spice’ Up Life with Food, Wine and Rum!

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August is one special month in Miami when it comes to indulgences. We have the Spa and Spice months that coincide, which means you can nosh on a fancy three-course meal and try out that chakra balancing treatment you’ve been eyeing, all at the price of a single night out on the town. There’s also a drum festival, a rum festival, ballet and Rolling Stones concert to keep things chill through these sultry summer days. Read on for details:


Miami Spa Months: July 1 - August 31

Various venues across Miami

If you missed your chance last month, here’s one whole month to catch up on your wellness. Miami Spa Month continues into August with a variety of deals and discounts on the highest standards of spa therapy, starting at as low as $109. Check out the various treatments and packages offered by Miami’s best health clubs, hotel spas, day spas and med spas here.

Miami Spice Months: August 1 - September 30

Various venues across Miami

The most delicious months on the Miami Temptations calendar are back again! Pull out your fork and knife to savor the best culinary delights in the city, five-star to local hits, all at highly discounted prices. The top eateries and chefs in Miami will be showcasing their top talent with three course meals and prix-fixed menus. For two whole months, you get to nosh on signature dishes priced at $23 for lunch/brunch and $39 for dinner. So, don’t waste a minute more waiting and check out the list of participating restaurants here.


African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida: August 2-4

212 NE 59th Terrace, Little Haiti Cultural Center, Little Haiti

The first weekend of August brings another colorful festival to Miami. This cultural event features dance workshops, live performances, yoga, a better living health fair and symposium, a bazaar, free children’s village zone and much more. In its 10th year, the festival brings together renowned native artists from Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Haiti and Cuba. These artists will be performing to the tune of “Seeds of the Diaspora”, which is also the theme of the year.

Africa Dance

National Rum Day Festival: August 16

4041 Collins Avenue, The Confidante Miami Beach, Mid-Beach

Cool down with your favorite rum, poolside, at The Confidante Miami Beach hotel. This heady festival brings you complimentary tastings and the chance to mingle with the best mixologists, as you try out the best of local and global rum brands. There will also be lots of games and live music for a fun-filled evening.

National Rum Day Fest

Chefs Up Front: August 16

1200 Anastasia Avenue, The Biltmore, Coral Gables

Not a rum fan? Then dine for a cause at the Chefs Up Front fundraiser. This culinary event includes an elaborate table-side meal prepared by the most sought-after chefs and served with an expertly paired wine selection for each course. With tickets costing $250, all of the proceeds of the event and silent auction will go to benefit the Florida Cooking Matters program, which is a part of the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

Chef up front


Coconut Grove Food and Wine Festival: August 17

2985 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove

We recommend working up an appetite for this progressive food festival, with tickets starting at $25. Begin your stroll with tastings and demos at the Coconut Grove Woman’s Club. Then, carry on through the Mutiny Hotel’s pool area for a taste of some of the finest spirits. This delicious festival brings forth dishes from Coconut Grove’s newest restaurants and famous chefs along with access to rum bars, craft beer stations and fine wine samplings. Featuring full family entertainment, the fest will also have a Kid’s Zone, Waiter’s Race, Cuban Sandwich Smackdown Contest, Doggies Bark in the Park Contest and live music.


Florida Track Days: August 18

1 Speedway Blvd, Homestead Miami Speedway, Homestead

Every biker’s dream, this is your chance to push your bike to its fullest protentional in a safe and supervised environment. Taste new speed levels and try out new skills without any speed limits or stop signs at this world-class facility. Book your spot in advance for some private lessons. Or, join the advanced rider classes, where expert instructors train you to explore your full potential under the supervision of a competent safety crew.

Florida Trackdays


International Ballet Festival of Miami: July 27 - August 18

Various venues across Miami

Enjoy an array of graceful evenings courtesy this fine festival. You will find the greatest stars from ballet companies from across the globe performing at this three week-long festival. Celebrating the past, present and future of ballet, come to witness local talent to visiting stars performing in modern, contemporary and classic styles. Click here for the full schedule and tickets.

International Ballet Festival

Rolling Stones Concert: August 31

347 Don Shula Drive, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens

This one is for the young at heart and those with a classic soul. The greatest rock bands of all time will be visiting the Hard Rock Stadium for one of its most explosive events. Grab your seats here to catch this legendary band in all its glory, as it closes out its summer tour.

Rolling Stones Tour


So, where would you like to be seen this August? Let us know in the comments below!

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