Annual Fairs in Miami, Miami Beach accommodations news

There is always something to do in Miami Beach, the city that never seems to rest. We believe that it is important for people staying in our Miami Beach accommodations and Miami Beach vacation rentals to know what is going on in our great city.

You can’t go wrong hitting one of the great fairs in Miami. There are fairs for many different interests, cultural celebrations, and lifestyles. Many of these fairs in Miami are close to our popular Miami Beach accommodations. That makes it easy to take a stroll and enjoy the sights and sounds of the fairs in Miami, rather than have to worry about parking or public transport.

There are more fairs and festivals than we could possibly list, but here is a sampling of our favorite fairs in Miami. We think you will find that there is something for everyone. We encourage our guests staying in our Miami Beach vacation rentals and our Miami Beach accommodation to check on the actual dates of those events.

February
International Map Fair
One of the more unique (and fun) fairs that you will find takes place at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida every February, the International Map Fair. Here you will find hundreds of antique maps displayed and presented with amazing stories and history. So informative, fun, and cool! Please call (305) 375-1492 for more information.

March
Dade Heritage Days Fair
Miami-Dade County is not just a hip and exciting place to live or visit, there is some reay history to this part of the country. The Dade Heritage Days call attention to that, with all the gusto one can expect from Miami. Fun, education, and lots of great events await you here. Fair runs through Mid-April, please call (305) 358-9572 for more details.

Winter Party Fair
The first week of March is highlighted by this five day fair on South Beach (at multiple venues) that supports the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. The Fair includes parties, musical performances, vendors, art exhibits, wine tastings, excellent dining, and more. The fair usually ends in style with the famous Beach Party from Noon til sunset on Sunday. (305) 571-1924

Calle Ocho
Mid-March in this town means one thing, Calle Ocho! This is Little Havana's world-famous festival of food, music, and Latin culture, and fun! If nothing else, you have to see it just for its sheer size (over 23 city blocks!) You can find more information by calling (305) 644-8888.

Miami Dade County Fair and Exposition
This is not your typical county fair, it is done Miami style! Don’t fret, though. You will still find carnival rides, games, food, a circus, and exhibits all within the Fair Expo Center. (305) 223-7060

April/May
CubaNostalgia
The Fair-Expo Center hosts the Cuban cultural fair. It features art exhibits, traditional Cuban food, music, vendors, and celebrations of Cuba and its culture. This May fair is a fun one for the whole family! (305) 856-7595

Orchids in the Park
Dante Fascell Park is where you will find this unique (and beautiful) fair. There are exhibits, events, and of course orchid sales that benefit the Pediatric AIDS program at the University of Miami. So, come see (and buy) some beautiful plants for a great cause. (305) 667-2992

June
Tropical Ag Fiesta
The Tropical Ag Fiesta is held at the Homestead / Redland agricultural area. This fair has been going for ages and continues to grow! There are food and wine events, children’s events, hayrides, farm activities, and more. This is a great, family-friendly fair! (305) 247-5727

Lizard Day
A fun and unique fair, Lizard Day, is definitely not your normal walk in the park. This one day event is held at the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium. It celebrates (no surprise) lizards! Kids are invited to bring their own lizard for a day of fun. Come on down! Please call (305) 646-4200 for more information.

July
Salon Allure
The W South Beach Hotel comes alive with fashion and upscale designers from across the world. Salon Allure is rife with cocktail parties, cutting edge style, and glamour. This exclusive event is sensational. Call (786) 879-7027 for more information.

August
Snake Day
Not to be outdone by June’s Lizard Day fun, snakes get their own fair day at theMiami Museum of Science & Planetarium. You are invited to bring your own pet snake for a day of games, fun, and education. (305) 646-4200

September
International Wine Fair
The numbers are astounding about this world-renown fair held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center. There are over 1,500 wines at this fair. There are over 300 wineries represented from 20 different countries. This is a highlight of the September calendar, by far. Don’t miss it; call (886) 887-WINE for more information today!

October
Jewish Book Fair
Miami has a proud literary culture, and this celebration of Jewish literature is a bright spot every year. Don’t miss any of the series of author lectures at local bookstores. Schedule and details are available by calling (305) 271-9000, ext. 268.

MetroBoo!
This family friendly and super fun fair happens at Zoo Miami at the end of October. Kids under 12 can trick-or-treat and participate in costume contests. Call (305) 251-0400 for more information and schedule of events.

November
French Spice
French-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and French Consulate highlight price specials for gourmet lunches and dinners at local French restaurants. The menus and locations vary, but trust us, the cuisine is flat-out sensational. This November-long fair is a fun one to partake in! Call (305) 374-5000 for more details.

ExpoNica: The Fair of the Americas
The Fair Expo Center is home to this stunning fair, which highlights Central and South American culture. You will find a variety of arts, crafts, events, music, vendors, and scrumptious food. (305) 227-2929

December
Art Miami
Modern and contemporary art take center stage at this December fair. Over 100 galleries, museums, and schools have pieces on exhibit at the Art Miami Pavilion. This fair leads up to another sensational art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach. (520) 529-1108

Art Basel Miami Beach
The Art Basel Miami Beach fair displays and celebrates art from more than 150 galleries in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. These breathtaking displays of skill and passion are truly something to behold. This fair draws visitors from around the globe. (520) 529-1108

Miccosukee Indian Arts Fair
During the last week of the year you will find the Miccosukee Indian Arts Fair at the Miccosukee Indian Village. This unique event features an amazing selection of gifts. You will also find Native American cuisine, Native American performers, alligator exhibitions, air boat rides, and a Native American fashion show. (305) 925-2555