Miami needs no excuse to party: from the traditional to the tacky, the city is fast on its feet when it comes to celebrations. Be aware that some of the bigger events – Art Deco Weekend, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, the Miami Book Fair and the Miami International Boat Show – take place on holiday weekends and draw huge crowds.
The two most popular events – Art Basel and the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival – have hotels reserved for years in advance and are pretty much city holidays. Expect traffic.
Festivals & events in Miami – Time Out Miami.