March is Shop Miami Month




During March, take advantage of Shop Miami Month. The Shop Miami Month program features special offers from leading Greater Miami and the Beaches malls and retailers. Greater Miami and the Beaches’ exciting mix of haute couture, designer boutiques and bargain outlets make this city a true shopper’s paradise.

For all the information on the participating Malls, Retailers and shopping offers:

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MIBS73rd Annual Miami International Boat Show Returns February 13 – 17  

Miami Beach Convention Center and the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail at Miamarina at Bayside. This year’s show will feature more than 3,000 exhibitors from around the world.

CGAF51st Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival is February 15-17

Celebrating its 51st anniversary in 2014, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is the nation’s top outdoor fine arts festival. Taking place February 15-17, 2014, the festival showcases the works of more than 360 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. 



SBWFFThe Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE  February 20 – 23 is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Going into its 13th year, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE began as a one-day festival known as the Florida Extravaganza held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.

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Never Foget

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Miami Celebrates the Fourth of July, 2013

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By , Guide

This year, the choices for a fun Independence Day are better than ever. No matter what your speed, there are celebrations for you. Here is a list of some of the more popular places to see the rocket’s red glare. If you’re considering having your own backyard fireworks celebration, be sure to brush up on Florida fireworks law before you do so!

  • America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park: Enjoy live multicultural music while eating delicious food from one of the many booths. Stay until dark for the fireworks, the highlight of the celebration. While most spectacular here in the ampitheatre, the display should be visible throughout most of downtown and over the water. The festival begins at 3PM and concludes with fireworks at 9PM. The Bayside Ampitheatre is located at 301 Biscayne Blvd in downtown Miami. For more information, call (305) 358-7550.
  • City of Miami Beach Fourth of July Celebration:This is a truly unique, touching demonstration of our independence. Beginning at 7:00 PM, music will bring the crowd to its feet. Fireworks will start at 9:00 PM. I can’t think of a more patriotic or more purely Miami way to celebrate! Festivities will be on the beach at 8th Street and Ocean Drive. For more information, call the Miami Beach Tourism Center at (305) 673-7400.
  • Old Fashioned July Fourth at The Barnacle:Celebrate the Fourth the old-fashioned way at Miami’s first house still standing on its original ground. Open from 11 AM – 4 PM, the Monroe House will be opened to visitors for tours. There will be children’s activities, kite-making, and knot demonstrations, among other period-inspired activities. You’re invited to bring a picnic lunch or purchase food on site, but you should make other dinner plans: there are no fireworks at this celebration, Barnacle State Historic Site is located in the heart of the Grove at 3485 Main Highway. Call the Historical Society at (305) 442-6866 for more information.
  • Peacock Park Fireworks in Coconut Grove: If you spend the day at the Barnacle, why not cap it off with fireworks at Peacock Park? The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a celebration that will feature food trucks, live music, a children’s play area and an evening fireworks celebration starting at 9PM. For more details, call (305) 444-7270.
  • Key Biscayne Fourth of July Parade: It’s a good old-fashioned parade in Key Biscayne this Independence Day! This Key Biscayne tradition features floats, music and fireworks. The parade begins along Crandon Boulevard at 11AM. For more information, see the Key Biscayne Fourth of July website.
  • City of Homestead Concert and Fireworks: For those in southern Miami-Dade County, the Homestead Miami Speedway is also hosting an Independence Day festival and fireworks show. The festival runs from 6-10PM and will feature entertainment, food and music with a fireworks show. For more, call the City of Homestead Department of Parks and Recreation at (305) 224-4570.
  • Fort Lauderdale Fourth of July Celebration: If you’re looking to travel up north a bit, Fort Lauderdale is hosting the City of Fort Lauderdale Fourth of July Spectacular at A1A and Las Olas. The celebration begins at 1PM with family activities including a DJ and beach games. Music will continue throughout the evening with fireworks on the beach at 9PM. For more information, contact the City of Fort Lauderdale at (954) 828-5363.


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Miami Jazz Fest

About Miami Jazz Fest™

The Miami Jazz Fest® is the brainchild of event founder and producer, Carmen J. Cartiglia.  “There are many music festivals that call themselves ‘Jazz’ events, but are all too often watered down with other types of music” says Mr. Cartiglia.  The Miami Jazz Fest® will be going back to the basics and will bring in some exceptional true jazz artists from around the world.  The first night of this 2 day event, November 17th, will feature the exotic sound of Brazil as we bring in a star studded line up of international musicians to introduce you to the unique and varied styles of Brazilian jazz.

The second day and evening, November 18th, will be rocking Miami as we bring in some swinging, no nonsense, straight ahead jazz performances by world renown musicians from across the globe. This will be a REAL jazz festival with the very best musicians the jazz world has to offer coming together to create an experience not to be missed!

“We’re going ‘Old School’ for this event and bringing the people of Miami a true jazz event that they can be proud of!”  Mr. Cartiglia goes on to say that “this is the start of an annual jazz festival that will grow with each year and establish Miami as the home for ‘True Jazz’ and the revival jazz is enjoying.”

Partners in Production

Miami Jazz Fest, LLC® is proud to have such a wonderful array of staff and talented organizations who were instrumental in bringing this event to you.

Miami Jazz Fest, LLC® staff includes:
Joseph LoSchiavo, Operations Manager
Joe Carter, Musical Director and Talent Coordinator
Ana Valente, Sponsorship Coordinator
Rosie Lopez, Promotions Director
Jeannette Piña, Human Resources Manager

Mediasiv LLC – Web Design & Development
Law Offices of Barry O. Chase – Entertainment, Arts & Media Law
Off The Wall Sound Co. Inc. – Sound and Lighting
Woody Graber Associates – Public Relations, Publicity and Marketing
Live Nation – Klipsch Amphitheater Management Company



The Miami Jazz Fest, LLC, is a proud supporter of a charitable foundation dedicated to bring awareness to the public and to help find the cause and a cure for the little known disease entitled Scleroderma. A portion of each ticket sold will go to the American Society For Scleroderma Research, a grass roots non-profit organization founded in 2004. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease affecting individuals of all age ranges, including children. To learn more about Schleroderma and A.S.F.S.R. please visit:

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Miami Spice is back August 1- September 30!

Miami Spice is back August 1- September 30, 2012 with even more rave reviews! 

**Check out events and special offers at a list of countless restaurants presenting the most delectable cuisine. 

Miami Spice is a mouth-watering restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine.

During August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer three-course meals (Lunches $19 or $23, Dinners $33 or $39) featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. Discover the tropical fusion of ingredients that makes Miami dining so wonderfully out of the ordinary. An epicure’s paradise awaits you in Greater Miami and the Beaches! 

For more on these restaurants and fine dining in Miami, click here.

For comprehensive information including attractions, events, clubs, accommodations and much more visit the Greater Miami Convention & Bureau’s online Miami tourism guide at

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) hopes your Miami Spice experience is memorable, if you would like to share any comments or concerns with us please send an email

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An American Celebration – July 4th on Miami Beach

There are many wonderful parades and fireworks displays taking place on July 4th in Miami to celebrate the birth of our nation.

An American Celebration – July 4th on Miami Beach

The City of Miami Beach proudly presents its annual Fourth of July patriotic celebration of music and fireworks. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early, bring beach chairs and towels. No coolers or bottles will be permitted on the beach.

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: 8th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

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America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park

There are many wonderful parades and fireworks displays taking place on July 4th in Miami to celebrate the birth of our nation.

America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park

Celebrate the birth of our great nation at downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park with a spectacular fireworks display, children’s activities, food and drinks.

Time: Kids’ Zone from 3-7 pm, Fireworks at 9 pm
Location: Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami

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4th of July Celebration in Peacock Park

There are many wonderful parades and fireworks displays taking place on July 4th in Miami to celebrate the birth of our nation.

4th of July Celebration in Peacock Park

Visit Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park for live music, food, kidz zone and fireworks.

Time: 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove

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Old Fashioned July Fourth Picnic

There are many wonderful parades and fireworks displays taking place on July 4th in Miami to celebrate the birth of our nation.

Old Fashioned July Fourth Picnic

Enjoy the Fourth at an old-fashioned picnic on the grounds of this 19th-century pioneer home site. Kids can make their own kites, toy boats, and paper dolls in order to understand how different children’s lives were a hundred years ago. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch and enjoy the day’s celebration.

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove

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