Miami Events to Start Your New Year on a Bright Note

Miami Events to Start Your New Year on a Bright Note

Dec 31, 2018 December 31, 2018

January’s basket of events has the perfect mix to get rid of those post-holiday blues. Art and culture take front seat with six different events to appeal to your whimsical side. And, a wine and international chocolate festival make sure there’s ample soulfulness on the menu. Read on for details on these and many more events this January in Miami:

South Beach Jazz Festival: January 4 – 6

Various venues across Miami Beach

After a festive season full of parties, it’s time to unwind with some soulful music at the South Beach Jazz Festival. There will be at least one artist with a disability performing with rest of the talent roster. This year’s lineup includes Dee Dee Bridgewater, Alex Weitz, Maria Rivas, Leesa Richards, Nicole Yarling, Brian Lynch and more.

South Beach Jazz Festival

YoungArts Week: January 6 – 13

Various venues in Miami

Get a taste of what the next gen of artists is conjuring up across a wide spectrum of arts. There will be writers’ readings at the YoungArts Jewel Box, movie screenings at the New World Center and a visual arts, photography plus design exhibition at the YoungArts Gallery. Also, there will be performances in jazz, classical music, voice, theater and dance for everyone to enjoy.

Uncorked Miami Wine Festival: January 12th

2700 South Bayshore Drive, Regatta Park, Coconut Grove

Bring your appetite to indulge as over 100 wines from across the globe are uncorked at this tempting festival. Enjoy unlimited wine tastings along with a bubbly bar, gourmet food trucks, live DJ and lawn games.

Beaux Arts Festival of Art: January 12 & 13

1320 S Dixie Highway, University of Miami, Coral Gables

Immerse yourself in the world of fine arts this second week of January. Original work of arts and craft will be on display and available for purchase from over 200 juried exhibitors. The event will also have art activities for the kids, live entertainment and tasteful dining options.

Art Deco Weekend: January 18 – 20

Lummus Park on 11th Street and Ocean Drive, South Beach

This is a great opportunity to celebrate Miami’s unique architecture and history at this longest running, free community cultural festival. The three-day outdoor festival showcases everything Art Deco with more than 85 individual events, including a classic car show, retro fashion show, bark deco dog show plus vintage art and photography. Food, drinks and street performances make this a truly entertaining weekend event.

Homestead Championship Rodeo: January 18 – 20

1034 Northeast 8th Street, Homestead

Say ‘yeehaw!’ as you head to this adrenaline pumping championship rodeo. Besides bareback, steer wrestling, saddle bronc, tie down roping and bull riding competitions, this three-day event also features a Little Miss and Mr. HRA pageant, along with a free parade and the crowning of the Homestead Rodeo Queen.

Miami Antique, Design and Art Show: January 18 – 20

711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami Airport Convention Center

A must-see for antique lovers, this tasteful event features decorative works of art from more than 100 exhibitors and antique art dealers. This year, the works will be representing design movements from the 17th, 18th, 19th and vintage 20th centuries.

Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day Parade: January 21st

Concluding at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, Liberty City

Join in this slice out of history with a parade to honor the most visible figure in the Civil Rights movement. Athletes, marching bands, cheerleaders and floats take to the street for a colorful celebration. Live music, dance, theatrical performances, crafts, food vendors and more make this an even more spectacular event.

International Chocolate Festival at Fairchild: January 25 – 27

10901 Old Cutler Road, Fairchild Gardens, Coral Gables

Get your hands on the most sinful, gooey and satisfying recipes as you head to this annual event. From samples by artisan chocolatiers to a ChocoWalk through the life cycle of a cacao plant and demos by master chefs, this is one lip-smacking event your sweet tooth won’t want to miss.

Coral Gables Festival of the Arts: January 26 & 27

From Ponce to Le Jeune, Coral Gables

Have a tasteful weekend strolling through this fine arts festival in City Beautiful. Browse through over 200 fine art and craft vendors, have fun at the Kids Zone and feast on at the culinary corner. The festival is free with registration.

Miami Marathon and Half Marathon: January 27th

AmericanAirlines Arena to Bayfront Park, Downtown

This is a great way to test your fitness after the holiday season. A beautiful course has been set to enjoy the fabulous views through Miami Beach and Coconut Grove. Run a half marathon, full marathon or simply go to cheer, as this Fitbit event sees more than 20,000 participants every year.

World Cup Series & Festival: January 27 – February 3

2700 South Bayshore Drive, Regatta Park, Coconut Grove

The weather makes this just the perfect time of year to dive into a nautical event. With the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series stopping over in Miami, this is your chance to catch top-level, Olympic-class sailors battling it out for top honors. Lots of fun, food, activities and a jumbotron display of the live action makes it an outdoor event fit for all ages.



Which one of these events will you be catching to kickstart your New Year social calendar?

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