Volvo Ocean Race 2012
Miami, North America’s only stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race has big plans to welcome the Volvo racers when they arrive from Brazil around May 6th, 2012. Bicentennial Park will be turned into a bustling race village with concerts put on by Sony Music Entertainment, in-port and pro-am sailboat races, interactive pavilions, watersports exhibitions, children’s activities and a 3-D marine cinema. The celebration will last until May 20, 2012 when the fleet embarks on Leg 7 to Lisbon, Portugal.
Discover Orange Bowl Football Game
The top two college football teams in the Bowl Championship Series standings will face each other in this game to determine the national championship.
Art Deco Weekend
This festival celebrates the National Art Deco Historic District in Miami Beach and has more than 80 events including art exhibits, musical performances, lectures, films, street theater, parades, antique auto displays, artists, merchandise and food.
ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon
A 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile run through Miami and Miami Beach. The marathon draws more than 15,000 people for the event. The course starts at American Airlines Arena, follows the most beautiful parts of Miami and Beaches for amazing panoramic views and ends at Bayfront Park.
Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail
One of the largest new boat shows in the world showcasing more than 2,000 exhibitors. The latest powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and accessories are exhibited at three different locations — all connected via a courtesy shuttle bus.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Produces an annual fine arts festival during Presidents Day weekend with more than 350 artists from around the world and an average attendance of 150,000 people.
Miami Beach International Fashion Week
The largest Latin American and international fashion event in the U.S., with more than 50 of the world's top fashion designers presenting their latest collections on the catwalk before hundreds members of the international press. 6-11 p.m. nightly.
Ultra Music Festival
America's premier electronic music festival features top artists from around the world and three days of performances.
Miami Beach Gay Pride
The 4th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride is a city-wide celebration and a collaboration of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) community. Events include a parade/festival on Ocean Drive, a kick-off reception and evening show, a Lambda showcase theater event, an after-party and more.
Want more? Check out The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
for more events and conventions.