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Your Complete Guide to Art Deco Weekend Miami 2024

January 5th, 2024 Miami Events
Your Complete Guide to Art Deco Weekend Miami 2024

Founded in 1976, Art Deco Weekend spans three days and captivates festival-goers with lectures, live music, an open-air artisan marketplace, guided architectural tours, a classic car show, and everything Art Deco. The longest-running, free community cultural festival in Miami Beach features events designed to inspire, educate, and promote the Art Deco District through this year’s theme, “Celebrating Florida’s Historic Coastal Communities.”

Get ready to immerse yourself in the color and excitement of Art Deco Weekend 2024. Here’s everything you need to know about this magical weekend.

When is Art Deco Weekend?

Art Deco Weekend begins Friday, Jan. 12 and will continue to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024. The festival is open from 12 - 10 p.m. (Fri.) and 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.(Sat. and Sun.).

Where is Art Deco Weekend?

Main events are presented in Lummus Park and along Ocean Drive between 5th and 10th Streets in Miami Beach, with nearby lectures at The Wolfsonian, satellite events at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and guided tours around the Art Deco District.

Art Deco Weekend Miami Parking

If you’re commuting to the event, keep in mind that Ocean Drive will be closed to vehicles throughout the duration of the festival, with public garages, lots, and street parking available in the vicinity. Download the Miami Beach Parking App to show options and availability in real-time.

When you book your South Beach stay with The Sagamore, enjoy discounted valet parking, a complimentary room upgrade, and additional discounts and perks at nearby restaurants with our Parking On Us special offer.

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Art Deco Weekend Exhibitions

The Art Deco Museum will present special exhibitions, Radio Waves: Miami Beach and the Golden Age of Radio, exploring the first consumer mass media device and how it helped promote and shape Miami Beach’s early development (and helped turn the barrier island into the famous destination we know today!), and Save My Little Havana, featuring the vibrant photography of Steve Wright.

Art Deco Weekend Tours

Get an inside look at the Art Deco District’s storied history, architects, and most noteworthy buildings on a guided tour. Tours for the 2024 event include Ocean Drive Architectural, Jewish Miami Beach, Collins Park, Legends of Lincoln Road, South Beach Crimes & Scandals, Deco Nights and Neon Lights, Spanish Art Deco, and the ‘Mizner’s Dream’ Boat Tour, a sunset cruise up the Miami River that explores the history of Miami and those that made it was it is today. Visit Art Deco Weekend’s website for a complete list of tours, times, meetings places, and ticket prices.


The Original Miami Beach Antique Show

The Antique Show will run concurrently with Art Deco Weekend at the Miami Beach Convention Center (just a short walk from The Sagamore Hotel). Jan. 11 - 15, discover everything from jewelry to watches, artwork, and home décor from more than 600+ recognized dealers from over 30 countries. If you really want to dive into the world of antiques, the Convention Center is also set to host lectures Unlocking the Vault: Decoding Antique Jewelry Across Eras, Complimentary Valuations with Sotheby's, Timepiece Pursuits: The Thrills, Triumphs, and Tribulations of Watch Collecting, and Tales from the Trade: An OMBAS Tell All.

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Art Deco Weekend Lectures

Art Deco Weekend presents an extensive and diverse lecture series keeping with this year’s theme, “Celebrating Florida’s Historic Coastal Communities.” In-person programs will take place at the Art Deco Museum and Welcome Center, 7th Street and Ocean Drive Tent, and Wolfsonian-FIU. Register ahead. Check out this list of 2024 lectures:

  • Advocating for Florida’s Historic Places
  • Deco Deep Dive
  • Dwell Time with Conservator Rosa Lowinger
  • Flooding in Florida: The Bellwether of Climate Change
  • Florida’s First Travelogue: A Spanish Shipwreck Survivor’s Memoir of Enslavement with the Calusa Tribe for 17 Years
  • Historic Preservation in Coastal Communities of Florida
  • Miami’s Desi Arnaz: Achieving the American Dream
  • Miami’s Secret Floating Village
  • Movie Lover’s Guide to South Beach
  • Postwar Architectural Photography in South Florida and the Paradox of Pleasure
  • Resurfacing the Moorish Magic of Opa-locka
  • Saving Special Places & Building Better Communities: Smart Growth in Florida
  • The Beatles in 1964 Florida
  • The Florida House, 1945 - 1965
  • The Miami Creation Myth: How We Tell South Florida’s Stories
  • What in the World?! How Walt Created Disney World

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Art Deco Weekend Live Music

Tap your toes to a full lineup of music on The Jazz Age Stage at Lummus Park and 12th Street. Featured acts include the South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Lisanne Lyons, LeNard Rutledge and Mike Cady’s “Cole Porter and Friends,” the award-winning FIU Panthonics, Jesse Jones Jr. Jazz Ensemble, and Rose Max and Ramatis Moraes with Brazilian and Latin Sounds.


Classic Car Show

The Classic Car Show forms the perfect backdrop to the live musical performances in Lummus Park. Antique automobiles line Ocean Drive from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, featuring various makes and models from the early 1900s up to 1991.

Participate in Art Deco Weekend

From sketch walks and watercolor demos, to swing, shag, bal, and 20’s Charleston dance lessons, the Deco Kids Fun Zone, and Chess in the Park, there are plenty of ways to get involved during Art Deco Weekend. Your dog can get in on the festivities as well. The ‘Arf’ Deco Dog Walk invites your four-legged friend to dress in their best Art Deco attire for a walk down Ocean Drive.

Art Deco Weekend Artisan Market

Artisanal gifts, antique furnishings, art, jewelry, and Art Deco memorabilia can be found at the Art Deco Marketplace (between 5th and 10th Streets) and the Official Art Deco Gift Shop on Ocean Drive. Pop-up food vendors and bars will be serving bites and cocktails at the food pavilions, with many local eateries offering special discounts and promotions during the festival.

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Book Your Miami Beach Art Deco Hotel

Only a short walk from the Art Deco Weekend festivities, Sagamore Hotel puts you close to the action while providing an oceanside retreat only steps from the beach. Enjoy 24-hour access to our groundbreaking art collection during your stay at The Sagamore Hotel, an iconic Miami Beach destination known for its unique collection of contemporary art, exciting programming, spacious suites, and prime location.

Choose from our best rates and special offers when you book direct and stay up-to-date with us by following the Sagamore Instagram for artsy inspiration, our latest acquisitions, specials, and happenings at Sagamore.


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