Though there's never a bad time to visit Miami (even the hottest summer days offer prime beach-going conditions), spring presents residents and visitors alike with the best conditions to experience this cosmopolitan city.
Between March and the first few weeks of June, South Florida weather is near-perfect. Warm sunny days and cool, breezy nights are abundant. And even as the hot days and nights of summer inch closer, June to early July provides plenty of Instagram-worthy days to explore Miami.
If you’re interested in Miami homes for sale or just looking to spend a spring day in this tropical metropolis, below are some of Miami’s hottest events.
Miami events to catch this year
Miami Beach Polo World Cup
April 29 to May 1, 2022Collins Park, South Beach
The World Polo League Miami Beach Polo World Cup
takes place on Miami Beach's South Beach, trading the typical grassy field for the pristine sandy shores of South Florida. Hosted by the World Polo League
, the competition brings together eight international teams with players representing ten nations and more than 120 horses for three days of matches and after-hours events.
The self-proclaimed “largest beach polo event in the world” sets up in front of Collins Park
, with free admission offered to the public. Those seeking a more opulent experience can purchase VIP tickets to access shaded lounges, a full bar, and catered menu. Friday and Saturday feature four games with Après Polo shortly after each day's final match at The Setai, Miami Beach
. The final five matches occur Sunday, May 1st, with an Award Presentation and Après Polo immediately after.
Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix
May 6 to May 8, 2022The Miami International Autodrome, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
Few sporting events showcase the international flavor of a city quite like a Formula 1 Grand Prix race—the pinnacle of organized global motor racing. As a testament to the sport's growing popularity in America, the inaugural Miami Grand Prix
is the first of two Formula 1 races staged in the U.S. during the 2022 season. The other is the longstanding United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. But first up will be Round 6 of the F1 Championship at the purpose-built Miami International Autodrome circling the Hard Rock Stadium
For the uninitiated, a Formula 1 race is a spectacle with few equals. The race weekend starts on Friday with two practice sessions, then on Saturday, a third practice session followed by qualifying to set the starting grid for Sunday afternoon's race. The weekend's schedule includes several concerts and affiliated events to celebrate the first Formula 1 race in Florida since 1959 at Sebring. The first announced of these A-list performers is Latin music star Maluma, who will perform an opening night concert on May 5, 2022, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood
. Organizers will announce additional performers as the race weekend nears.
Miami events to look forward to next year
March 2023Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
All eyes are on Hard Rock Stadium
as the tennis world descends upon Miami Gardens for the Miami Open
, one of the world's biggest non-major tournaments for the ATP and WTA tours. Since 1985, the tournament has drawn tennis’ top names and regularly produces memorable moments. Beyond its status as the last significant warm-up tournament before the three summer Grand Slams, the Miami Open also offers the sport's seventh-richest purse—behind the four Grand Slams, respective men's and women's tour finals, and the Indian Wells Masters.
Past champions include Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, and Chris Evert on the women's side and Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andre Agassi on the men’s. For 2022, the tournament hosted 71 of the top 75 top-ranked women’s players and 65 of the top 75 ranked men’s players. The Miami Open is one of the city's best annual social events. On the Hard Rock Stadium grounds, attendees will find an outstanding variety of international cuisine, curated art murals from local artists, and performances from local DJs and musical artists through the two-week tournament.
Miami Beach Pride
April 2023Various locations across Miami and Miami Beach
One of the nation's largest gatherings to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, the 10-day Miami Beach Pride
spring festival returns to the beaches of South Florida and a full event schedule after a virtual 2020 and shortened late-summer 2021 program. From its humble beginnings in 2009 as a 15,000-person festival and beach parade, it's now one of the premier annual events in the city. The 2022 edition surpassed 170,000 attendees over the course of the multi-day festival.
This year, it ran from Friday, April 1st through Sunday, April 10th. Miami Beach Pride featured a number of free and ticketed events, including parties, concerts, and art shows hosted by some of Miami's most iconic venues and beaches. Highlights included the Fun Dip Pool Party on April 2nd at the Palomar Hotel
, the Queer Art Showcase at the Moxy South Beach
hotel on April 4thh, a Social Justice, Health & Wellness Evening on April 6th at the Art Deco Museum
, and the Legends Ball at Exchange South Beach
on April 7th. Miami Beach Pride culminated on the weekend of April 8-10th with a black-tie VIP Beach Affair on Friday. The Beach Pride festival was on Saturday and Sunday—both at Lummus Park
— and the Sunday Beach Parade featured more than 50 floats riding up Ocean Drive. This is a thrilling week full of activities, so be sure to mark your calendars for next April.
April 2023Miami Beach Convention Center
Each year, the original cryptocurrency brings its global community together for Bitcoin Week, a four-day weekend conference in Miami. While neither a sporting event nor a social or music festival, the Bitcoin Conference
may be the single most important — and highest-profile — gathering in Miami this spring.
Held at the Miami Beach Convention Center
, the conference featured six stages — the largest of which accommodates 15,000 people. Each stage featured Bitcoin-related programming and guest speakers. The conference hosted over 100 speakers and panelists, discussing a range of topics, including Bitcoin's history and current place in the world's economy, its mining ecosystem, and the state of cryptocurrency. Attendees participated in breakout sessions and workshops. The conference closed on Saturday with the all-day Sound Money Fest, the world's first Bitcoin Music Fest, headlined by EDM icon Deadmau5.
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