Miami Events in April 2022: Beach Polo, Sir Elton John, Bitcoin Festivals, Pride Week, and more!

Miami Events in April 2022: Beach Polo, Sir Elton John, Bitcoin Festivals, Pride Week, and more!

Apr 01, 2022 April 01, 2022

As the April weather heats up, so does Miami’s calendar of events. Considering our city’s welcoming attitude towards Bitcoin transactions, especially at condos like Arte Surfside and E11even Residences Beyond, it is no wonder that the world’s largest Bitcoin conference and first Bitcoin music festival will be taking place here, as part of Tech Month. 

Balancing out all that tech talk will be performances by Justin Bieber and Sir Elton John at the FTX Arena. The Deering Estate will be hosting two seafood events this April – Chefs Table on the Bay & The Deering Seafood Festival. Equestrian sport lovers will be thrilled to see two world-class competitions come to town – the Longines Global Champions Tour and World Polo League. And, don’t forget to catch the last leg of the Miami Open this month.

We also have a special curation of Easter events around town, so read on for the full list of Top Things to Do in Miami this April 2022:

Things to Do in Miami - April Events at a Glance

April 2022: Miami In-person Events

April 2022: Miami Virtual Events

Special: Easter 2022 Events in Miami

Go event hopping this Easter with our selection of the best egg hunts and egg-stravaganzas around Miami:

  • Get an early start on Easter fun this year with Zoo Miami’s Eggventure – mobile in-park scavenger hunt. Taking place from March 17 through to April 17, you can join the virtual scavenger hunt at the park using an app to find all the 12 eggs hidden along the walkways.
  • Whip up a batch of adorable treats at this Easter Bunny Cupcake Class for kids aged 2-8 years on the 16th. Expect an egg hunt to accompany your culinary adventure at the Taste Buds Kitchen.
  • Rise-and-shine for a morning Easter egg hunt at Blanche park on the 16th. Expect Easter baskets, tons of Easter eggs, photo-ops, games, and take-home gifts at this Coconut Grove event. Or head over to Elizabeth Virrick Park in the Grove for a free Easter Egg Hunt on the same day. Expect to indulge with a bounce house, egg toss, face painting, DJ, and great food options.
  • Spring into the Fairchild Gardens for The Bunny Hoppening on the 17th. A treat for everyone in the family – there will be bunny hops, picnic baskets, trackless train rides, lawn games, and more for the kids, while the adults enjoy mimosas and chocolate martinis.
  • The Wharf Miami will be hosting its annual Easter Egg-Starvaganza on the 17th, complete with $30 bottles of Chandon Garden Spritz, a specialty frozen exotic fruit cocktail bar, and an egg hunt.
  • Spend Easter with a French twist at the Village Green Park in Key Biscayne. Hosting a Marché De Pâques 2022-Easter Market on the 17th, you will find French bakers, vegan food, fresh flowers, accessories, artists, children's toys, children's books, soaps and products from Provence, artisanal chocolate, book signings by French authors, and more.

April 2022: In-Person Events in Miami

Miami Attraction and Museum Months: Throughout April & May

Multiple locations across Miami

It’s the best excuse to explore Miami and its heritage like you never have! For two whole months, the top attractions in Miami will be offering Buy One Get One packages, special offers, and a whole bunch of great deals. Participants include the likes of Zoo Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, HistoryMiami Museum, Fruit & Spice Park, Perez Art Museum, and others.

Miami Open: April 1-3

Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens

It’s the final few days to catch the biggest tennis stars in action, close to home! Head out to the Hard Rock Stadium for the tournament finals of the men’s singles and doubles plus women’s singles and doubles categories.

BAD BUNNY - El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo: April 1-3

FTX Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami

Lose yourself to the beats of Latino trap and reggaeton as you catch Bad Bunny live on stage. Taking over FTX Arena for three days, the international reggaeton sensation will be on his El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo (The Last Tour in the World), slaying with chill vibes and an energy-filled arena experience.

Miami NFT Week: April 1-3

Mana Wynwood Convention Center, 318 NW 23rd St, Wynwood

If you’ve had your eye on NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), you wouldn’t want to miss this three-day conference. Kicking off Miami Tech month, this much-awaited exchange will bring together NFT creators, developers, and crypto communities in real life for networking, workshops, panel discussions, and more.

Miami Beach Pride Week: April 1-10

Multiple locations across Miami Beach 

Celebrating equality, human rights, and the different colors of the LGBTQ+ spectrum, Pride Week is one of the most fun, yet thought-provoking carnivals of the year. Besides its legendary parties and galas, visitors can look forward to a Queer Art Showcase on the 4th and a Social Justice, Health & Wellness Evening on the 6th.

Caraboom – The Greatest Carwashow on Earth: April 1-10

It’s silly, it’s quirky, but it’s definitely not boring. Catch this car wash show where no cars will be washed! With shows held twice a day, simply roll by for an unexpected day of foam canons, honking concertos, microfiber dancing, bubble machines, and human water fountains. You can catch the show from your car, boom zones, or splash zones.

Trees of Wisdom at the Fairchild Gardens: April 1-30

10901 Old Cutler Road, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables 

Fairchild’s collection of trees dates to over 100 years back and represents species from across the globe. At this month-long event, head over to hear the stories of the Fairchild’s collection of trees – and get ready to discover and be surprised by the ten talking trees at the Arboretum. For more botanical-themed events at the Fairchild, 
go here.

Redland Blues and Barbecue Festival: April 2

Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave, Homestead

If you enjoy a good weekend barbecue, then this blues festival is for you. The Fruit & Spice Park will be full of smooth tunes and smoky aromas, as you walk around getting a taste of live country and blues music with a side of award-winning barbecue. There will also be plenty of kid-friendly activities and lawn games.

Paws at The Underline: April 2

The Underline Brickell Backyard Sound Stage Plaza, SW 8th St, SW 1st Ave, Brickell

Kick start Earth Month with a date with your canine bestie. Walk over to The Underline to enjoy yummy dog treats, check out the latest in pet accessories, and have the chance to microchip your fuzzy friend so you never lose each other.

Bitcoin 2022: April 6-9

Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, South Beach 

Calling all geeks, techies, and investors! Bringing the future of money to Miami, this is the largest Bitcoin event in the world. Starting with an 
Industry Day for networking on the 6th, the Main Conference days will take place on the 7th and 8th. Expect to walk into sessions for mining strategies, liquidity, future of lightning development, investing, preventing attacks, and more.

Also, make sure to stay tuned for the world’s first Bitcoin music festival on the 9th. Find the likes of Logic, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Run the Jewels, San Holo, and more leading the stage at the Sound Money Fest.

PAMM Pride Night: April 7

Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami 

Celebrating Miami Beach Pride, the Perez Art Museum has a special soiree planned on its breathtaking waterfront terrace. This festive night will feature live DJ sets, drag performances, drinks, and Pride-themed tours of the art on display.

The members-only, appreciation pop-up lounge will also take place in conjunction with Pride Night. PAMM members will be treated to complimentary drinks and an outdoor space to connect with other members on the terrace.

Chefs Table on the BayThe Deering Seafood Festival: April 8 & 10

Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay

Calling all seafood lovers! The Deering will be hosting two signature events this April:

  • Taking place on the 8th, the Mardi Gras-themed Chefs Table on the Bay will feature a cocktail hour by Golden Rule Seafood, a four-course gourmet meal prepared and demonstrated live by Corporate Executive Chef Dewey LoSasso with Bill Hansen Luxury Catering, wine pairings by Michael Thaler of Breakthru Beverage, plus a very special end-of-evening cocktail – A Hurricane!
  • The 16th Annual Deering Seafood Festival will take on Sunday, the 10th. With a grand line-up of events for the day; expect to enjoy chef demos, fresh-off-the-boat seafood, live entertainment, and plenty of kid’s activities at this award-winning seafood festival.

16th Anniversary Adrienne Arsht Center Gala: April 9

Ziff Ballet Opera House, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Arts & Entertainment District

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, this year’s Adrienne Arsht Center Gala will be taking place at the Ziff Ballet Opera House. Welcoming guests with a champagne reception, the evening will proceed to host a supper club dinner on stage, performances by international singer, songwriter, actor, Jencarlos Canela, and conclude with a dessert and toast to the arts! Don’t forget to show up donning “Roaring Twenties” attire on this themed evening.

Justin Bieber – Justice World Tour: April 13

FTX Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami 

Attention all Beliebers: the international pop sensation will be dropping his Justice World Tour at the FTX Arena this April. Make sure to book early and catch Justin Bieber live in action, along with special guests JADEN, ¿Téo? and Eddie Benjamin.

Veritage Miami Craft Beer Tasting: April 14

Wynwood Walls, 2520 Northwest 2 Ave, Wynwood

Craft beer lovers cannot afford to miss this sampling of over two dozen breweries, including almost all local craft producers plus more from around the country. Making this weekend event even more delicious will be the presence of over a dozen of South Florida’s most popular restaurants.

Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL (Equestrian): April 14-16

Between 21st and 22nd St, Collins Park, Collins Avenue, South Beach

Calling all Equestrian sport lovers! Bringing Olympic-level sport to Miami Beach is this premier show jumping series. Nowhere else will you be able to find a more stunning combination of world-class riders competing for valuable points in the overall Championship season battle, set against the glittering turquoise of the Atlantic.

Movie Night with Your Pup - Encanto @ The Barnacle: April 22

The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove

Seize this unique opportunity to catch a movie with your pup, friends, and family to raise funds for the historic Barnacle State Park. Disney’s Encanto will be playing on the main lawns – and if you come in costume, you could end up winning awesome prizes.

Earth Love Festival: April 23

The Mango Grove, 18550 SW 134 Ave, South Dade

It’s the perfect excuse to head out of town and celebrate your love for Mother Nature. The day after Earth Day, The Mango Grove will be hosting a fun day of yoga, dancing, eco-friendly pop-up shops, composting workshops, panel discussions, kids’ activities, delicious plant-based food, and more to help raise funds for the Aguacate Sanctuary of Love Farm and Animal Rescue.

Miami Margarita March: April 24

8 of Miami’s Leading Bars and Restaurants 

If you thought you missed it in March, you’re in luck! Grab your friends and catch this early Cinco de Mayo-style fiesta in April, and sample margaritas at eight of the best bars and restaurants in Miami.

Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road: April 28

FTX Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami

This is your chance to catch the legend live in action as Sir Elton John takes center stage at the FTX Arena. Part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, expect to hear some of his biggest hits from "The Lion King," "Soul Train," and "Gnomeo & Juliet."

World Polo League - Beach Polo World Cup: April 29 – May 1

Between 21st and 22nd St, Collins Park, Collins Avenue, South Beach

This see-and-be-seen event is the world’s largest beach polo event. Head out to watch the competitive polo cup play out as 8 international teams and over 120 horses battle it out on the iconic shores of Miami Beach.

SOFLO Cake & Candy Expo: April 29 – May 1

Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami

Great for hobby bakers and professionals alike, this cake & candy expo is the stuff of dreams for sugar lovers. Venture out to this sweet weekend event to enjoy demos, cake competitions, baking classes, and more.

Young Musicians Unite - 9th Annual Spring Benefit Concert: April 30

North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave, North Beach

This annual benefit celebrates and encourages the incredibly talented students at YMU. Looking to raise $300,000 for 4,500 students, the beachside evening will feature musical performances, amazing food, and an open bar.

Bass Event - Surreal Night at the Museum: April 30

The Bass, 2100 Collins Ave, South Beach

This members-only, signature fundraiser at The Bass is inspired by the iconic surrealism art movement of the 20th century. With the motto “Come as you art!,” members are expected to don their finest attire for a night of fashion, art, music, dancing, and philanthropy.

Earth Day 2022 at the Frost: April 30

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd, Downtown Miami

Besides an interesting 
DNA Day mini-camp on the 15th, the Frost Museum will be celebrating Earth Day this April. Working towards the goal of “Understanding the Past and Imagining the Future,” this fun day will come complete with hands-on climate activities, exploring climate-friendly technological innovations, and a “City Nature Challenge” walk to help with Frost’s conservation program.

Events at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: April 13, 23 & 24

Vizcaya Village, 3250 S Miami Avenue, Coconut Grove

  • Vizcaya Late - Plant Masquerade, April 13. Celebrating 100 years of the gorgeous Vizcaya gardens, this evening affair will feature music, cake, signature complimentary cocktails, a costume party, and a DJ!
  • Baynanza - The 40th Anniversary, April 23. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Biscayne Bay and its significance as an important ecological system, this daytime event will feature a volunteer cleanup and more fun on-site.
  • Vintage Car Show, April 24. Showcasing cars from 1916 to 1968, this month’s farmer’s market will be hosting prized members of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s South Florida Region’s car club. There will also be a raffle for a free membership at this free car show.

Performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center: Throughout April

1300 Biscayne Blvd, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Arts & Entertainment District 

  • Side by Side by Sondheim, April 1-10. This Tony Award-nominated musical will stir up a rollercoaster of emotions as you laugh, cry and fall in love with Stephen Sondheim’s timeless lyrics.
  • Jewels, April 1-3. With acts divided into “Emeralds,” “Rubies,” and “Diamonds,” this set of mini-ballets has been described as a perfect night at the theater.
  • The Ultimate Queen Celebration, April 9. Marc Martel’s impeccable rendition of Freddie Mercury’s greatest hits will live rent-free in your head long after the lights go down.
  • This Is Our Youth, April 15 - May 1. Called a “rambunctious and witty play” by the New York Times, this Broadway hit by Kenneth Lonergan is a must-see.

April 2022: Virtual Events in Miami

The Art of Mindfulness: April 5

If you’ve been looking to cultivate greater present moment awareness, then this is the virtual practice for you. Join the Lowe Art Museum’s guided online practice for a session that leaves you recharged, refreshed, and simply more mindful.

Via Zoom! In Class with Dr. George: South Florida’s Communities: April 19

HistoryMiami Museum’s Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George will be taking you on a historical tour of the landmark communities of Brickell Avenue, the Village of Miami Shores, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, and Fort Lauderdale during this 5-week, virtual course.

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