10 Best Summer 2023 Events in Miami
As temperatures rise, Miami heats up with a stacked lineup of fun events and things to do each summer. This year, check out Fourth of July celebrations, Miami Swim Week, Florida Supercon, Rolling Loud, and so much more. Find your next great experience with our Miami summer calendar of events 2023.
1. Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING at PAMM and Kerry Phillips: Between the Mundane and the Miraculous at The Bass - Miami Summer Art Exhibitions
Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING: Now through Feb. 11, 2024
Kerry Phillips: Between the Mundane and the Miraculous: Aug. 17 - Oct. 22, 2023
The iconic Yayoi Kasuma’s room-size psychedelic LOVE IS CALLING is the contemporary artist’s largest and most immersive kaleidoscopic presentation of her signature polka dots, soft sculptures, and spoken word. The darkened, mirrored room is illuminated by inflatable, color-changing, tentacle-like forms extending from the floor and ceiling. Don’t miss this one at Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Only a 10-minute walk from The Sagamore, The Bass presents Kerry Phillips’ first solo museum exhibition this August. Between the Mundane and the Miraculous explores the intersections of materials, from natural to the manufactured, that define humanity’s ongoing negotiations with industrialization, technology, the environment, and material culture. The Miami-based artist will construct the large-scale sculptural installation using items like dressers, lamps, jars, carpet, and more scavenged objects in playful, unexpected ways.
Looking for more of Miami’s burgeoning contemporary art scene? Visit Miami’s original “Art Hotel” at The Sagamore. #SagamoreIsArt serves as a unique cultural platform offering curated and immersive art experiences like year-round rotating art exhibits, Art Basel events, a sculpture garden, and more.
2. Wynwood Pride
June TBA 2023
Wynwood Pride returns for its 5th annual Pride Festival with an expansive neighborhood-wide plan, as local restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, and other spaces work together to welcome the LGBTQ+ community and its allies back to Wynwood. See their schedule for a full list of programming including drag queens, celebrity hosts, and musical performances.
3. Summer Shorts: Homegrown Edition at the Adrienne Arsht Center
June 9 - 25, 2023
City Theatre’s popular short plays return to the Adrienne Arsht Center with an exciting lineup of new short comedies, dramas, mini-musicals, and fresh revivals of festival favorites written by Miami's best emerging playwrights. Summer Shorts: Homegrown Edition is a celebration of Miami’s up-and-coming BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) playwrights through eight, ten-minute plays spotlighting the “homegrown” talent.
4. International Ballet Festival of Miami, Latin Dance, and more Miami Dance Festivals
Select dates through summer
From the International Ballet Festival of Miami (July 22 - Aug. 13) to the IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival (Aug. TBA) and Miami Beach Kizomba Festival (Aug. 17 - 21), Miami is ready to get its groove on this summer. Attend the Miami Bachata Paradise in downtown (June 22 - 25), check out the world’s top salsa talent at the five-day Miami Salsa Congress in Miami Beach (July 19 - 24), or fuse all the styles together at the Miami Dance Fusion Festival in Hollywood (Sept. 1).
5. Juneteenth Events in Miami
June 19, 2023
Join the city of Miami in commemorating Juneteenth and celebrate the achievements of the Black community. Past celebrations have included performances in Miami Beach’s Pride Park, ‘Juneteenth Juke Joint’ at Adrienne Arsht Center, ‘Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration’ at FIU, and an evening of song, dance, and spoken word at ‘The Juneteenth Experience’ at the historic Miami Beach Bandshell on Collins Avenue.
6. Florida Supercon - Florida’s Largest Comic Convention
June 30 - July 2, 2023
The Miami Beach Convention Center hosts all things comic-book culture at the annual Florida Supercon. Meet your favorite celebrities, comic creators, exhibitors, and incredible anime voice actors, gamers, wrestlers, and more under one roof at Florida’s largest comic convention. This year, see Zachary Levi from Shazam!, Charisma Carpenter from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, Cooper Andrews from The Walking Dead, and Kristian Nairn from Game of Thrones.
7. Fire on the Fourth Festival - 4th of July
July 4, 2023
Don your red, white, and blue this 4th of July at the Fire on the Fourth Festival. The fun-filled day of free entertainment, yoga, fireworks, food trucks, and live performances takes place at the Miami Beach Bandshell. This popular Miami summer event concludes by lighting up the night skyline with a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m.
8. Miami Swim Week
July 4 - 13, 2023
Miami Swim Week returns to select locations throughout Miami Beach for a week of runway and trade shows, pop-up shops, pool parties, and pageants showcasing the best in new swimwear. The Miami Beach Convention Center will host SwimShow, the foremost juried trade show for swim/beach/resort wear from July 8 - 10. If you know The Sagamore, you know we always get in on the Miami Swim Week action with exclusive events of our own. Stay tuned for more details on our Miami Swim Week 2023 pool parties.
9. Rolling Loud Festival and more Miami Summer Concerts
Select dates through summer
Some of the music industry’s biggest stars are coming to Miami this summer for epic performances. Visit The Fillmore, FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park, James L. Knight Center, Kaseya Center, and Hard Rock Stadium for a full list of upcoming live acts including Beyoncé (Aug. 18), Drake (Sept. 28 - 29), and the three-day international hip hop music fest that is Rolling Loud Festival. This year’s bill includes A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, and Playboi Carti (July 21 - 23).
10. Miami Spice Restaurant Months
Aug. 1 - Sept. 30
Miami’s culinary scene is in the spotlight once again this summer. Gain access to some of the city’s most exclusive restaurants for a fraction of the price, with three-course, prix-fixe menus (lunch/brunch $30/$35, and dinner $45/$60). Stay up-to-date with Miami Spice for a list of participating restaurants and check our Blog closer to the summer 2023 event for the hottest Miami Spice tables in South Beach.
Savor the sunny shores of South Beach as you make your way to the best events of summer 2023. Choose from our best rates and special offers when you book direct with The Sagamore Hotel South Beach, an eye-catching fixture on Miami Beach known for its unique collection of iconic art, spacious suites, and beachfront location.