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Getting Ready for the 4th of July in Miami

Getting Ready for the 4th of July in Miami

Everything You Need to Know About Independence Day in the Magic City

Summer is in full swing and the fourth of July is right around the corner. With Independence Day events from Downtown Miami and Miami Beach to Coral Gables or Coconut Grove and many points in between, there is something for everyone. Events run the gamut from music festivals, pool parties and dinner cruises to some of the biggest and most spectacular fireworks displays around the globe. To help breakdown the bevy of options, here are some of the hottest events happening all around town.

Fire on the Fourth Festival  – 12p-9pm – 73 Street & Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Arguably one of the biggest and best of the 4th of July events takes place at Miami Beach’s North Beach Bandshell Park. Festivities kick off at noon and shuttle service is available.

Fireworks at the Historic Biltmore  – 5-10pm – Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables
Dazzling fireworks show over the historic Biltmore Hotel Miami. Concert, all-inclusive BBQ, open bar available. Grounds open to the public at 5pm. Reserve early!

America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park  – 10am-10pm – Bayfront Park, Miami
One of the biggest fireworks displays in South Florida can be found at Bayfront Park. The park opens at 10 and will have lots of food and drink options and a Kids’ Zone for the little ones.

4th of July Celebration at Bayside  – 11am-10pm – Bayside Marketplace
Family-friendly event with food, games and prizes, live music, the Miami Marlins Funday and fireworks.

Coconut Grove Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks Show  – 6-10pm – Regatta Park, Miami
It’s the 4th of July in Miami’s oldest city! This event will feature music, food, drinks and artisanal pop-ups by local favorite vendors, Miami Kids Corner and is capped off with the annual fireworks show on Biscayne Bay at Regatta Park.

4th of July Weekend Celebration on Ocean Drive  – July 4, 3pm – July 7, 5pm – Lummus Park, Miami Beach
If one day of celebration isn’t enough, this is the event for you! The breathtaking fireworks display is set to the sounds of a 50-piece orchestra to kick off a weekend of food, fun and many family-friendly events.

4th of July Independence Day 2019 family Fireworks Cruise  – 7- 11pm – Hyatt Regency Miami
Experience the spectacle of Miami’s best fireworks displays from the water aboard the South Beach Lady.

4th of July Firework Viewing Party at The Clevelander  – 6pm-11:30pm – The Clevelander, Miami Beach
World famous Clevelander South Beach Hotel and Bar will host their annual fireworks viewing party starting at 6pm on July 4th. Choose from vantage points on the POOL + PATIO, SPF-4 Sun Deck or the C-LEVEL 6th floor rooftop.

Can’t decide which event to attend? Perhaps the best viewing option of them all is on the water. Rent a boat – or find a friend with one – and see all the firework action on Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove and more while floating on the Intracoastal.

Umbrella Sky has moved on, but lots of selfie opportunities at this Coral Gables event

Umbrella Sky has moved on, but lots of selfie opportunities at this Coral Gables event

We no longer have the Umbrella Sky Project, but we have another reason to visit Giralda Plaza, an impressive art exhibition site and endless selfies.  Giralda Under The Stars is the latest Coral Gables event.

One of your favorite Coral Gables event is back: 9th Annual Giralda Under The Stars.

Coral Gables event Giralda Under The Stars

The six – month outdoor dining experience begins on the first Friday of November and runs through April. This annual shindig is occurring during our two seasons when it is not as hot as the other two seasons (although we would still recommend bug spray).

The culinary crowd, presented by Diageo, goes down to Giralda Plaza, on Giralda Avenue between Ponce de Leon Blvd. and Galiano Street.

What that means: from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. you can dine on the outdoor patio and enjoy the City Beautiful from the vantage point of the front row seat.

“Giralda Under the Stars has has always been a popular series for the community and complements our one-of-a-kind offerings,” said Taciana Amador, executive director of the Coral Gables Business Improvement District, which organizes GUTS. “Capturing the true essence of Giralda Plaza, this is the perfect opportunity for families and friends to experience the newly enhanced Downtown Coral Gables outdoor culinary scene.”

Visitors  can expect menu items from such diverse, local restaurants as Miss Saigon Bistro,  Pasion del Cielo, KAE by Chef Landa Talavera and Threefold Café.

Admission to this event, including live music, is free and tickets are not needed, but participating restaurants encourage customers to book.

Umbrellas not required.

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Art Miami, Context Art Miami & Aqua Return To Miami Art Week

Art Miami, Context Art Miami & Aqua Return To Miami Art Week

Art Miami is the city’s unique and longest running international contemporary and modern art fair. It returns for its 29th version, together with the seventh release of its adjoining sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami between December 4 – 9, 2018 to introduce a variety of notorious and excellent works, dynamic activities and exceptional establishments.

Art Miami

The most internationally visited art fair, Art Miami pulls in more than 80,000 motivated collectors, curators, historical center experts and art lovers from around the world. In excess of 125 global art galleries report high volume deals for their star artists, as collectors and counselors strive to procure the most imperative fine arts of the twentieth and 21st centuries inside the fair.

Art Miami

Art Miami keeps up a prevalent position in America’s contemporary art fair market. It is the “can’t miss” occasion for genuine collectors, curators, historical center executives and interior designers, who are available from the minute the entryways open. Art Miami gives a close insight at the absolute most essential work at the front line of the global contemporary art development.

Art Week

In its seventh year, CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Miami’s sister fair, is dedicated to the development and strengthening of emerging and middle – career artists. The open atmosphere of CONTEXT creates a meaningful dialog between artists, galleries and collectors, while providing the ultimate platform for established and emerging galleries for innovative and emerging talent.


Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami will open on Tuesday, December 4th with a VIP Private Preview at the Art Miami Pavilion, which is located at One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street on Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami between the Venetian & MacArthur Causeways.

Art Miami

A one – day fair pass offers entry to the Art Miami and CONTEXT Fairs at $ 50. A Multi-Day Pass offers $ 95 admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Fairs. Students aged 12 to 18 and aged 62 and older are $ 35. Children under twelve are free. The VIP Pass costs $ 250 and provides access to the VIP Previews; unlimited admission to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami during public fair hours; and access to Art Miami VIP Lounge + CONTEXT Art Miami VIP Lounge; and complimentary admission to partnering museums. This ticket will also provide access to the VIP Preview and fair hours of Aqua Art Miami.

Art Miami

The VIP opens on Tuesday December 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a First View VIP preview at 4:30 p.m. The fair will be open every day from 11 am to 8 pm between Wednesday and Sunday, except on Sunday, when the fair will close at 6 pm.

Art Miami

Aqua Art Miami, Art Miami’s sister satellite fair, will open its 14th edition at the 1530 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, FL 33139. The VIP Preview will be open to the public on Wednesday 5 December, 6 – 9 December 2018.

Aqua Art Miami

The festive preview has become the destination of influential collectors and art professionals who migrate from the Art Miami and CONTEXT fairs in the Pavilion to procure works for young, emerging and middle – career artists.

Aqua Art Miami

Over the years, Aqua Art Miami has continued to solidify itself as a completely unique art fair, consistently maintaining a relaxed yet energetic signature vibe. The 2017 edition featured 52 international exhibitors showing fresh new works in the intimate exhibition rooms in the classic South Beach Hotel’s beautiful courtyard.

Aqua Art Miami

A one – day Aqua fair passes is $ 25. A multi-day Aqua, CONTEXT and Art Miami is $ 95. Students 12 – 18 years old and seniors 62 years old are 20 dollars. Children under the age of 12 accompanied by adults are free. Aqua Groups 10 or more (online tickets only) are 20 dollars. A Multi-Day Pass offers admission to the Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami Fairs and free shuttle service between fairs.

Aqua Art Miami

The VIP Preview will be held from 3 pm to 10 pm on Wednesday December 5th. The fair will open on Thursday December 6th at 12 noon–at 9 pm. Friday and Saturday, fair hours are 11 am – 9 pm and Sunday is 11 am – 6 pm.


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It doesn't get more farm-to-table than at the Swank Farm annual dinner series. Photograph by Papp Photo.

Swank Farm in Loxahatchee Groves is conveying back its family-style farm-to-table dining series, Swank Table, which starts on November 18 and extends out through 2019. In excess of 80 commended culinary experts from South Florida and past will take an interest in this period of occasions, featuring produce from the hydroponic homestead claimed by Darrin and Jodi Swank.

Swank Table is a progression of 18 signature occasions, all fund-raising for neighborhood foundations. The recently declared season incorporates a 3030 Ocean Reunion Dinner, including the food of gourmet expert Dean James Max and a few of the acclaimed nearby chefs who came up through that eatery’s kitchen. Notwithstanding South Florida-based gourmet experts, this period of Swank Table will welcome culinary bosses from Milwaukee, Martha’s Vineyard, Boston and Louisville.

Swank Farm visit, following an exceptional dinner

Every feast on the farm— situated around 90 minutes north of Miami — unites top culinary experts, mixologists, winemakers and brewers, making for genuinely paramount encounters. The menus are comprehensive and all-nearby, fusing items from accomplice farms and crisply collected Swank Farm vegetables. Furthermore, every occasion starts with a voyage through the ranch driven by the Swanks, trailed by a dinner in their specially crafted horse shelter.

Swank Farm’s new occupant culinary specialist, Sam Horrocks, will work close by the visitor chefs. Horrocks likewise will have exceptional informal breakfasts on Easter and Mother’s Day, highlighting fun activities for children and boundless mimosas, Bloody Marys and specialty lagers for grown-ups.

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