Friday - Sunday
Jun 8-10
Marlins Park
When the average Joe turns 25, he gets to rent a car. When the Marlins turn 25, they get a weekend-long celebration with throwback 1993 uniforms, $4 ticket prices, a post-game fireworks show, big-shot player and coach autograph signings and appearances, a Marlins alumni softball game, a few 25th anniversary pin and towel giveaways, a watch party AND signature 25th anniversary baseballs to play with... all while playing the San Diego Padres. That seems fair.
Cost: Tickets start at $4
Saturday
Jun 9
Hollywood
Instead of the usual hungover mimosa grab, start this brunch off with an hour-long, bootcamp-style workout right on the sand at the Diplomat Resort & Spa at 9am. Then, when you’ve burned all those calories, get them all back with a brunch buffet of malted waffles, smoked salmon, different salads and cereals, pastries, champagne, and more at chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Point Royal.
Cost: $50
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Thursday
Jun 21
Lincoln Road
Although it's based on the French-born “Fête de la Musique” -- a nationwide celebration of music on the longest day of the year -- there’s nothing French about “Make Music Day” on Lincoln Road. Back for the second year, music names like the Chris Rod Duo, Alex Coldwell, Jenny Bapst, and Matthew Sabatella will perform live on the Euclid Oval and 1111 Lincoln Road stages as early as 5:30pm, while street performers, musicians, face painters and improv comedians liven up the pedestrian-only street.
Cost: Free
Saturday
Jun 30
Schnebly Redland’s Winery
At the 3rd-annual Lychee Summer Celebration, Miami’s own Homestead winery will celebrate the debut of this year’s lychee crop with a 50+-vendor farmer’s market, lychee cooking demonstrations, a family mud run, live music, fireworks, 40+ arts and crafts vendors, and even an automobile show with 200+ classic and modern cars. Given the occasion, expect a lot of lychees. We're talking three different lychee wines, three limited special-release lychee beers from Miami Brewing Company, lychee seafood ceviche, lychee martini ice cream and more.
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. All military get free entry.
Sunday - Thursday
Jul 1-Aug 30
Everywhere
This summer, hit up one of Miami’s luxury hotel spas and rock the “new” robe and slippers you’re pretending 100 other people haven’t already used. Miami Spa Month is the beautiful time of year where $200+ massages, facials and other treatments start at just $109, and you can usually squeeze in hotel pool access, too.
Cost: Varies by treatment, but starts at $109
Sunday - Thursday
Jul 1-Aug 30
Everywhere
Back again for the summer, Miami Spice is what Miami foodies train for all year long. During this two-month stretch, hundreds of the Magic City’s top restaurants (including some of the priciest) offer three-course lunches, brunches, and dinners at set prices the everyday Miamian can actually afford.
Cost: $23 for lunch and brunch, $39 for dinner $23 for lunch and brunch, $39 for dinner
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Chuy's
Tuesday
Jul 3
Chuy’s Kendall
Doral’s newest addition to Miami’s Tex-Mex scene will open a second location in Kendall this summer, bringing Miami’s worthy Tex-Mex restaurant count to a solid… well, two. Be one of the first 50 in line at its grand opening shindig, however, and you could be eating its made-from-scratch “big as yo’ face” burritos for FREE for a whole year.
Cost: Free
Wednesday
Jul 4
The Wharf
Miami’s hottest outdoor bar/food truck venue/hangout/whatever the hell someone decides it should be that day, The Wharf, is throwing its first-ever July 4th party. It runs from noon to midnight and you can expect music by Kid Nemesis & Friends as well as food and drinks from Garcia’s Seafood Open-Air Fish Market & Raw Bar, King of Racks BBQ, CRACKED by Chef Adrianne, Spris Artisan Pizza, MOJO Donuts and more. Kids are only allowed in before 6pm -- then the real party starts.
Cost: Free
Wednesday
Jul 4
Gulfstream Park
Because nothing screams “freedom” like throwing money down for a horse race, pigging out at a buffet, drinking outdoors, and then ceremoniously shooting fire into the air just because you can. Celebrate the country’s 242nd birthday at Freedom Fest, where there will be Thoroughbred racing, family activities, giveaways, entertainment, a casino, some kind of fire-breathing dragon, face painting, and trackside fireworks.
Cost: Free entry, food and drinks priced separately
Friday
Jul 6
The Wynwood Yard
It’s not usually cool to dance alone, but at this 21+ dance party, everyone's doing it… together. From 11pm to 2am, put on a pair of Sound Off™ Headphones at the Sound Off™ Silent Disco, and pick your poison -- and by that, we mean your DJ -- as you dance to the playlist in your head. Literally.
Cost: $10-$20 general admission, free entry from 11pm to midnight
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Florida Supercon
Thursday - Sunday
Jul 12-15
Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
That colleague that comes to work on Monday wearing a gladiator belt and speaking Ewok? Florida Supercon is his Christmas. And it’s Christmas in July. Here, comic book ner -- um, fans -- can cosplay, meet the actors behind their favorite superhero movies, buy more costumes, and attend panel discussions, film screenings and Q&As about comic books. Best of all? everyone around will think it’s totally normal.
Cost: $90 for a four-day pass
Thursday - Sunday
Jul 12-15
South Beach
What do Miamians love more than a good bathing suit? A weekend full of non-stop partying in the name of bathing suits. Miami Swim Week is inarguably the largest swimwear fashion show in the US, and because we’re Miami, we honor it with catwalks on the beach, swimming pools, hotel parties, hot models, late-night DJs and more.
Cost: Varies by event
Saturday
Jul 14
Overtown
Watch Ginuwine ride his pony with Estelle and Vivian Green, right next to a family-friendly BBQ with a play area for kids and an art expo. This year’s Overtown Music & Arts Festival (OMAF) will run from 11am to 7pm, and you can find it between NW Second and Third Avenues and NW Eighth and 10th Streets.  
Cost: Free
Saturday
Jul 14
American Airlines Arena
Sam Smith is coming to town for his The Thrill of It All Tour, where you can belt out (and cry) to hits like “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “Midnight Train,” and “Say It First.”
Cost: Tickets start at $31
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 14-15
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
We sprout a ton of mangoes here, and we celebrate it. At the 25th-annual International Mango Festival, you can taste mangoes, cook with mangoes, listen to experts talk about mangoes, eat a mango brunch, buy a mango tree, bid in a mango auction, hang with the veteran “Mango Gang” and [**insert more activities here**] with mangoes.
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for children 6-17 and free for children 5 and under $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65+, $12 for children 6-17 and free for children 5 and under
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Experience SOFI
Wednesday
Jul 18
South of Fifth
Buy a ticket to ExperienceSOFI, and from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, you can eat and sip your way around 15 of the best restaurants south of Fifth Street. Here’s how it works: You have to be at least 21 years old to participate, and with your ticket, you’ll be assigned a restaurant starting point, given an event map and have access to luxury motor coaches that can chauffeur you to every stop.
Cost: $50
Wednesday
Jul 25
Downtown Dadeland
Now is not the time to pretend you’re not a closet Disney fan. Downtown Dadeland is launching free, monthly outdoor movie nights all summer long, and on July 25, it’s screening Coco at 8pm. Bring a blanket and chairs, or better yet, make a reservation at one of the spots along its restaurant row (Ghee Indian Kitchen, anyone?) and catch it from your dinner table with food and drinks in hand.
Cost: Free
Saturday
Jul 28
Nobu Eden Rock Hotel
Back for the 17th year, Miami Salsa Congress is a five-day Latin music and dance festival with non-stop salsa, award-winning dancers, teacher-led salsa classes, live concerts, DJ pool parties, fancy galas and more on Miami Beach. At 9pm that Saturday night, check out the headliner, the Grammy-winning band Los Van Van, for a Cuban music concert that will have you dancing all night long.
Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 28-29
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Head down south and learn how to race with the best. For one weekend only, the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience will put you behind the wheel of a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, then let you speed up and corner on the actual Speedway as you race to the checkered flag. As an added bonus, you’ll leave with a video of your race so your friends actually believe you did it, too.
Cost: Starts at $99
Saturday - Sunday
Jul 28-Aug 19
South Florida
Proud of yourself for learning how to salsa dance? This summer, watch 200+ professional dancers from from 20 ballet companies worldwide as they far exceed your “moves” at different venues throughout Miami-Dade and Broward County.
Cost: Varies by event
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Visit Surfside Florida
Friday
Aug 3
Community Center Beach
Surfside got real creative when it named its “First Friday” events, a series of themed picnic-beach parties that happen -- wait for it -- on the first Friday of every month. Running from 4pm to 7pm, there’s always a family-style picnic, live entertainment, and food samples, and in honor of August’s “Savasana on the Sand” theme, this edition will also have guided yoga and meditation, crystal healing sessions, sound bowl demonstrations, mini spa treatments, and a salt scrub bar.   
Cost: Free
Friday
Aug 3
Frost Museum of Science
Rock out at the Frost Planetarium during this edition of Laser Fridays, which be powered by an EDM list of top hits like “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris, “Cold Water” by Major Lazer, “Summit” by Skrillex, “Levels” by Avicii, and “Closer” by The Chainsmokers.
Cost: $10 per adult, $8 per child
Saturday
Aug 4
American Airlines Arena
At 7pm, watch as these two stunners take the stage alone and together, performing hits like “Praying” (Kesha), “Glorious“ (Macklemore) and “Good Old Days” (both of them together). To make you feel better about the money you’ll drop for a ticket, $1 from every ticket sold will go to two charities of the singers’ choice: the anti-sexual assault organization Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), and Plus1, which promotes social and racial justice.
Cost: Tickets start at $25
Thursday
Aug 16
EAST, Miami Pool
Cheers to all things rum with Rum Al Fresco, an experiential rum market that will bring together Miami’s best bartenders and the world’s best rums. Go as early as 4pm with your VIP ticket, and get a head start on learning about, making, shaking and, of course, drinking rum cocktails.
Cost: $30 for general admission, $45 for VIPs
Friday - Saturday
Aug 17-18
American Airlines Arena
Miami nearly fell apart when Shakira postponed her El Dorado World Tour in January due to illness, but fortunately, we’ve all recovered and are ready to forgive. To make it up to us, Shakira rescheduled her Miami visit with two tour dates this August, where you can see her shake it to “Chantaje,” "Perro Fiel," and “Trap.”
Cost: Tickets start at $46
Saturday
Aug 18
Hard Rock Stadium
Tay-tay is going on a stadium tour with her new album, Reputation, and she’s making a stop in Miami Gardens. Starting at 7pm, show how basic you can be and jam out to chart-toppers like “Look What You Made Me Do,” “End Game,” ”Blank Space,” and the question you should always ask yourself before a Taylor concert, “...Ready for It?”
Cost: Tickets start at $49