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Everything You Totally Need to Do This Summer in Miami

Published On 05/31/2016 Published On 05/31/2016

Nobody’s trying to say summer in Miami is exactly prime time. Sure, it rains all the time, you sweat out 4lbs a day, and all you’ve got to watch on TV is…. the Marlins. But that doesn’t mean summertime is a complete activity wasteland. Everyone knows about Swim Week and Miami Spice, but from a block party in Hialeah to super boats in the Keys, here's everything you should be doing this summer in Miami.

Perez Art Museum Miami | Flickr/John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

June

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Jun 2 Thu

Join Spike Mendelsohn’s Beer Pong League This Thursday, and every other Thursday, all summer long, Spike Mendelsohn's Campton Yard at The Hall has launched a bi-weekly Beer Pong League, giving teams who attend more frequently a better chance at winning. You’ll get one free pitcher of beer at each game, and they’ll have food specials from Mendelsohn's Caribbean-inspired menus during the match. Sign up by emailing the RSVP at rsvp@workshopcollective.com.

The Hall Hotel 

Join Spike Mendelsohn’s Beer Pong League The Hall Hotel  This Thursday, and every other Thursday, all summer long, Spike Mendelsohn's Campton Yard at The Hall has launched a bi-weekly Beer Pong League, giving teams who attend more frequently a better chance at winning. You’ll get one free pitcher of beer at each game, and they’ll have food specials from Mendelsohn's Caribbean-inspired menus during the match. Sign up by emailing the RSVP at rsvp@workshopcollective.com.

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Jun 2 Thu

Kick off Miami Film Month at PAMM The Perez Art Museum is kicking off Miami Film Month, where art cinemas will have $8 tickets all month long, with a party showcasing the museum's latest film installations. And because it’s Miami, the terrace will play host to cocktails and a live DJ. Event runs from 6-9pm.

Perez Art Museum Miami

Kick off Miami Film Month at PAMM Perez Art Museum Miami The Perez Art Museum is kicking off Miami Film Month, where art cinemas will have $8 tickets all month long, with a party showcasing the museum's latest film installations. And because it’s Miami, the terrace will play host to cocktails and a live DJ. Event runs from 6-9pm.

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Jun 2 Thu

Crush donuts on the Langford rooftop The Pubbelly boys are offering a special collection of six donuts, all available at Pawn Broker on the roof. One of them might be called the McDonut. It’s exactly what you’re imagining.

The Langford Hotel

Crush donuts on the Langford rooftop The Langford Hotel The Pubbelly boys are offering a special collection of six donuts, all available at Pawn Broker on the roof. One of them might be called the McDonut. It’s exactly what you’re imagining.

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Jun 3-Sep 16

Go to Wonkaland at the Fontainebleau The Fontainebleau makes all its pastries in-house, in a crazy underground bakery that’s not unlike Willy Wonka’s. Tour it while you learn to make pastries with one of Fontainebleau's award-winning pastry chefs, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11-11:45am.

Chez Bon Bon

Go to Wonkaland at the Fontainebleau Chez Bon Bon The Fontainebleau makes all its pastries in-house, in a crazy underground bakery that’s not unlike Willy Wonka’s. Tour it while you learn to make pastries with one of Fontainebleau's award-winning pastry chefs, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11-11:45am.

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Jun 7 Tue

Do yoga... with manatees! Manatee Lagoon lets you get your downward sea-cow on with weekly classes on the lagoon patio, where manatees swim by during class. Tuesday classes are at 6:45am; Thursdays are at 5:45pm.

Manatee Lagoon

Do yoga... with manatees! Manatee Lagoon Manatee Lagoon lets you get your downward sea-cow on with weekly classes on the lagoon patio, where manatees swim by during class. Tuesday classes are at 6:45am; Thursdays are at 5:45pm.

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Jun 11 Sat

Party on the block in Hialeah The Leah Arts District kicks off its summer series of block parties with its second annual #HIALEAHNOW Block Party. There’ll be murals, music, and most importantly, food from the Burger Beast food truck.

The Leah Arts District

Party on the block in Hialeah The Leah Arts District The Leah Arts District kicks off its summer series of block parties with its second annual #HIALEAHNOW Block Party. There’ll be murals, music, and most importantly, food from the Burger Beast food truck.

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Jun 13 Mon

Watch an outdoor movie at the Victor The second-floor terrace at the Victor is converted to a sugar-filled cinema, where once a month they’ll be showing a candy-themed movie with 50% off candy bags from Sugar Factory. June 13th is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, July 11th is Chocolat, and August 8 is Sweet Home Alabama.

Hotel Victor

Watch an outdoor movie at the Victor Hotel Victor The second-floor terrace at the Victor is converted to a sugar-filled cinema, where once a month they’ll be showing a candy-themed movie with 50% off candy bags from Sugar Factory. June 13th is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, July 11th is Chocolat, and August 8 is Sweet Home Alabama.

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Jun 19 Sun

Treat Dad to BBQ and Beer Brunch Beachcraft’s Michael Fiorello is teaming with the guys from Miami Smokers and the Vagabond for this Father’s Day brunch blowout, complete with bottomless brews from Wynwood Brewing, Funky Buddha, and Cigar City.  

Beachcraft 

Treat Dad to BBQ and Beer Brunch Beachcraft  Beachcraft’s Michael Fiorello is teaming with the guys from Miami Smokers and the Vagabond for this Father’s Day brunch blowout, complete with bottomless brews from Wynwood Brewing, Funky Buddha, and Cigar City.  

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Jun 24-26

Zoom with super boats in the Keys Some of the fastest super boats in the world will be racing through the waters off the seven-mile bridge on Sunday at 11am. But you can meet the racers and check out the boats all weekend from 9am-6pm at the Hyatt.

Hyatt Place Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club

Zoom with super boats in the Keys Hyatt Place Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club Some of the fastest super boats in the world will be racing through the waters off the seven-mile bridge on Sunday at 11am. But you can meet the racers and check out the boats all weekend from 9am-6pm at the Hyatt.

River Yacht Club

July

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Jul 4 Mon

Dance... independently at the IndepenDance Festival As of now, undisclosed top DJ talent will converge on the sands at Nikki Beach to celebrate the 4th of July like only Miami can, with bumping music, scantily clad dancers, and mojito pitchers, capped off by South Beach’s epic fireworks show.

Nikki Beach

Dance... independently at the IndepenDance Festival Nikki Beach As of now, undisclosed top DJ talent will converge on the sands at Nikki Beach to celebrate the 4th of July like only Miami can, with bumping music, scantily clad dancers, and mojito pitchers, capped off by South Beach’s epic fireworks show.

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Jul 4 Mon

Gorge on lobster rolls while watching fireworks on the river Get a front-row seat to fireworks over Downtown Miami and the Miami River at the new River Yacht Club. It’ll be plating lobster rolls with the traditional watermelon salad, corn, and sliders.

River Yacht Club

Gorge on lobster rolls while watching fireworks on the river River Yacht Club Get a front-row seat to fireworks over Downtown Miami and the Miami River at the new River Yacht Club. It’ll be plating lobster rolls with the traditional watermelon salad, corn, and sliders.

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Jul 7-28

Become a wine expert while you drink and paint Learn everything you’ll need to know to at least look like a wine expert during this four-week class led by sommelier Jacqueline Coleman. You’ll sample the stuff you learn about and get to paint your own masterpiece.

Bottle and Bottega

Become a wine expert while you drink and paint Bottle and Bottega Learn everything you’ll need to know to at least look like a wine expert during this four-week class led by sommelier Jacqueline Coleman. You’ll sample the stuff you learn about and get to paint your own masterpiece.

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Jul 7-31

Swing with Cirque Éloize Cirkopolis The Montreal-based circus troupe will make its Florida premiere as the critically-acclaimed, Drama Desk Award-winning show combines circus, dance, and theater in a gravity-defying performance of “how the hell did they do that?” acrobatics.

Adrienne Arsht Center

Swing with Cirque Éloize Cirkopolis Adrienne Arsht Center The Montreal-based circus troupe will make its Florida premiere as the critically-acclaimed, Drama Desk Award-winning show combines circus, dance, and theater in a gravity-defying performance of “how the hell did they do that?” acrobatics.

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Jul 17 Sun

Sample foods to stop hunger at Taste of the Nation 50 of South Florida’s top chefs join 50 restaurants from around South Florida for an night of sampling the area’s best food, all to benefit No Kid Hungry.

Soho Studios

Sample foods to stop hunger at Taste of the Nation Soho Studios 50 of South Florida’s top chefs join 50 restaurants from around South Florida for an night of sampling the area’s best food, all to benefit No Kid Hungry.

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Jul 26 Tue

Dine around SoFi at South of Spice Miami Spice gets going in August, but you can preview the offerings from 11 of your SoFi favorites like Cibo, RED the Steakhouse, and Red Ginger from 6-11pm.

10 locations South of Fifth

Dine around SoFi at South of Spice 10 locations South of Fifth Miami Spice gets going in August, but you can preview the offerings from 11 of your SoFi favorites like Cibo, RED the Steakhouse, and Red Ginger from 6-11pm.

Quality Meats Miami Beach

August

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Aug 1-Sep 30

Eat (relatively) cheap at Miami Spice Miami's top restaurants offer multi-course, prix fixe menus for $23 at lunch, $39 at dinner. Check out last year's best deals.
 

Various locations around Miami

Eat (relatively) cheap at Miami Spice Various locations around Miami Miami's top restaurants offer multi-course, prix fixe menus for $23 at lunch, $39 at dinner. Check out last year's best deals.
 

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Aug 5-Sep 24

Go country in Palm Beach County Hank Williams, Jr, the Dixie Chicks and Miranda Lambert will be headlining the annual country music series at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

Perfect Vodka Amphitheater

Go country in Palm Beach County Perfect Vodka Amphitheater Hank Williams, Jr, the Dixie Chicks and Miranda Lambert will be headlining the annual country music series at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

Flickr/Guillaume Capron

September

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Sep 6 Tue

Start a new era with the Miami Hurricanes The Mark Richt era begins at the newly renovated SunLife Stadium when your Hurricanes take on Florida A&M... with a canopy! More wins, less sunburns, all around better times.

SunLife Stadium

Start a new era with the Miami Hurricanes SunLife Stadium The Mark Richt era begins at the newly renovated SunLife Stadium when your Hurricanes take on Florida A&M... with a canopy! More wins, less sunburns, all around better times.

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Matt Meltzer is a staff writer at Thrillist. You’ll see pics from most of these events on his Instagram @meltrez1.

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