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Local January Events with Luciana Barreto

Local January Events

South Beach Jazz Festival

Various Locations

January 4th -7th

Courtesy of Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

The upcoming 8th Annual South Beach Jazz Festival (SBJF) promises to deliver a vibrant array of musical, artistic, and cultural experiences suitable for the whole family to savor. Attendees can anticipate exceptional performances from Grammy Award-winning jazz artists, complimentary tours of art galleries, and a platform for up-and-coming jazz students to showcase their talents. Furthermore, the festival will extend an invitation to the public to engage in a virtual panel discussion focused on addressing accessibility and inclusion in the arts for individuals living with disabilities, reflecting the festival’s core mission.

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Jungle Island

Through February 28th

Experience the enchanting return of Luminosa to Miami at the breathtaking Jungle Island! This festival of lights, presented by the acclaimed Zigong Lantern Group, features over 40 stunning lamp scenes crafted by 150 artisans using 120 tons of steel and 150,000 feet of silk. From mythical jungle wildlife to Legendary Latin Culture, each section offers a captivating journey. Enjoy photo ops, acrobatic performers, traditional Chinese vendors, food, craft cocktails, live music, and more!

Learn more here.

Courtesy of South Florida Family Life

Beaux Arts Festival

January 13th-14th

University of Miami, Watsco Center

Courtesy of Coconut Grove Grapevine

The 73rd Annual Beaux Arts Festival is a two-day outdoor arts festival featuring over 200 fine artists, international food, live entertainment, a Children’s Art Tent, a marketplace, and a Beer Garden sponsored by Bay 13 Brewery & Kitchen. Beaux Arts is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the arts in South Florida. All proceeds from the festival support outreach programs for children, such as HandsOn! and the Student Artist Showcase, as well as providing assistance to the Lowe Art Museum.

Find more information here.

The Pickle Games

Miami Marine Stadium

January 13th-14th

Prepare to wield your paddle at The Pickle Games Miami, hailed as the world’s largest pickleball festival and tournament. Taking place at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium with a stunning view of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami, this weekend-long event features a 100-court pickleball tournament. In addition to the tournament, the festival offers VIP fan experiences, specialty vendors, live music, curated food experiences, and more. Players of all levels, from amateurs to pros, are invited to join in the excitement. Registration is currently available.

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Courtesy of Miami New Times

47th Anual Art Deco Weekend

Various Locations

January 12th – 14th

Courtesy of Sagamore Hotel

Join us for the 47th annual Art Deco Weekend, celebrating the architectural heritage of Greater Miami & Miami Beach. Organized by the Miami Design Preservation League, this free community festival offers guided tours, lectures, car exhibitions, film screenings, and family-friendly activities. Spanning from 5th Street to 12th Street along Ocean Drive, the event enriches understanding of the area’s architectural evolution. Discover the must-see events at this year’s Art Deco Weekend in our comprehensive guide.

Learn more about the event here.

Seed Food & Wine Week

Various Locations

January 18th -21st

Discover Miami’s vibrant vegan food scene at the 9th Annual SEED Food & Wine Week. Immerse yourself in a world of creative and satisfying dishes that are 100 percent plant-based and equally delicious. As the pioneering all-vegan food festival in the U.S., this event unites vegan chefs, plant-based food innovators, and other culinary and health leaders for five days of delectable vegan fare, refreshing adult beverages, and mindfulness practices. Prepare to engage in intriguing discussions, indulge in over-the-top burger feasts, participate in rejuvenating yoga workshops, and join guided meditation sessions. With a diverse array of activities, this celebration of plant-based food and drink offers ample opportunities for exploration and enjoyment.

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Courtesy Aventura Magazine

A Chorus Line

Lauderhill Performing Arts Center

Throughout January

Courtesy of SeatGeek

A Chorus Line is a captivating concept musical that delves into the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. It offers a glimpse into the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, showcasing one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers such as “What I Did for Love”, “One”, “I Can Do That”, “At The Ballet”, “The Music and the Mirror”, and “I Hope I Get It” leave a lasting impression. Instantly recognized as a classic, A Chorus Line clinched 9 Tony Awards, including best musical.

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Pegasus World Cup

Gulfstream Park

January 27th

Gulfstream Park is bringing back the thrilling million-dollar horse race (yes, $3 million!) on January 27th. If horses aren’t your thing, don’t worry – the Carousel Club is set to host an electrifying day party that channels the vibrant energy of a South Beach nightclub. Thanks to LIV and Kygo’s Palm Tree Crew, you can enjoy complimentary food and drinks. And as the cherry on top, this year’s headliner is none other than Calvin Harris.

Buy tickets here.

Courtesy of Pegasus World Cup

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