Miami events to plan out a great summer and Father’s Day weekend!
May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019
Summer is officially here! Schools get off, graduation hats go flying in the air and everyone’s going to be in vacation mood. For this, Miami has just the right mix of family-friendly events to keep you entertained all month long. From discounts on hotels to performing art events and culinary specials, this month’s roster is designed to let off some steam without making you break a sweat. So, let’s dive right in:
Miami Hotel Month: June 1-30
Various venues across Miami
Part of the Miami Temptations Program, June is Miami Hotels Month. Whether you’re just flying in or planning a staycation, this cool summer program lets you enjoy the best of Miami hotels at amazing discounts. You will find the likes of Fontainebleau, Four Seasons, Hyatt Regency, Eden Roc and more on the participants’ list. With so many perks and savings, such as 25% off, third night free, resort credits and more on the cards, it would almost be a sin not to plan a visit to one of these participating hotels.
City Theater’s Summer Shorts: May 30 – June 23
Suite 229, 444 Brickell Avenue, Brickell
Ten minutes is all it takes to be entertained, or so you will find out if you book yourself a seat at the annual Summer Shorts festival. With tickets starting at $39 a person, this American Short Play festival is great for those who love to keep it short and sweet.
Coral Gables Restaurant Week: June 3-23
Various venues through Downtown Coral Gables
Here’s how you get to savor the finest creations from Coral Gables’ best chefs for three whole weeks! The Coral Gables Restaurant Week gives you plenty of time to wine and dine at new eateries plus sample old favorites with amazing prix-fixe menus at discounted prices. Participating restaurants include the likes of Cibo Wine Bar, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Kao Sushi & Grill, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Zucca, Bellmont and more. Check out menus here.
23rd Annual American Black Film Festival: June 12-16
Various venues across South Beach
Check out what’s happening for and by the people of black descent in the world of film and television at this four-day event. This year, La La Anthony plays ambassador to ABFF, while Deon Cole hosts the Comedy Wings Competition and Omar Epps hosts the social impact showcase. ‘Shaft’ is the film of choice for opening night. Master Classes will be instructed by the likes of Producer Datari Turner, Entertainment lawyer Lisa Davis, and SVP of Programming Talent Development Karen Horne. There will also be discussions by panels, an awards function, after party and free public community event to keep things light. Passes start at $120 per person.
Father’s Day: June 16
Various venues across Miami
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time you honored him with a day designed just for dad. If you’re in Miami, this is easy to do. You could plan a Father’s Day Fishing Cruise that takes off from the Deering Estate. An eco-adventure, or a round of golf or tennis at Crandon Park could do the trick too.
Adrenaline enthusiasts should head to the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Miami Exotic Auto Racing event. Or, you could take dad to ogle at exotic cars on display for the Father’s Day Car Show on Lincoln Road.
Also, there’s always the tried and tested steak dinner that can be enjoyed at either of these Top 10 Steakhouses in Miami. And finally, you could finish off on a sweet note with the Daddy and Me father-daughter special hosted by the Sweet Servings Ice Cream Bar, complete with music, sweet treats and age-appropriate activities.
Redland Summer Fruit Festival: June 22 & 23
24801 SW 187th Avenue, Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead
With temperatures soaring outside, it only makes sense to cool off with some fresh fruit. This annual festival puts a wide variety of tropical fruit in the palm of your hand at just $10. Sample rare fruits, smoothies, local wines and participate in a sweet watermelon-eating contest while you’re at it.
Taste of the Caribbean 305: June 22
318 NW 23rd Street, Mana Wynwood
Come get a taste of the best of the Caribbean at this premier culinary event. A host of award-winning chefs and mixologists will be putting forth their best recipes with unlimited tapas style dishes and an open bar. There will also be Caribbean music and live entertainment through the evening. Tickets start at $75.
Which one of these events will you be spotted at this summer? Do write to us in the comments below!