April can well be called the month of sports in Miami! From tennis matches and cattle shows to music festivals and gay pride celebrations, April is brimming with plenty of fun thinks to do. Here is a list of our favorite events which we recommend you attend if you’re here:
Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo: March 15 – April 8
It’s the largest fair in Florida and includes more than 90 carnival rides, livestock and agricultural competitions, live concerts and more. Tickets start at $12.
Miami Open: March 19 – April 1
The top tennis players in the world compete at the Miami Open presented by Itaú tennis tournament. This is the last year the event will be held at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on Key Biscayne before it moves to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019.
Miami Beach Gay Pride: April 2 – 8
With more than 80,000 participants the Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival is a weekend full of non-stop celebration. Highlights include the High Heel Race, Gay Pride Parade, Miami Pride Cruise and parties in and around the area’s nightclubs. It’s mission is to bring together members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities hand in hand with Miami’s community.
The Longines Global Champions Tour: April 5 – 7
Talented riders and their horses will showcase their jumping skills right on the sands of South Beach for the The Longines Global Champions Tour. As the second leg of the multi-event championship tour, Miami Beach will provide the perfect backdrop as the world’s top horses and riders compete. Visitors will have free access to seating around the arena on a first-come, first-served basis.
Miami Riverday Festival: April 7
Cruise down the Miami River on free boat rides, enjoy live music performances and learn more about the Lummas Park Historic District at the Miami Riverday Festival from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 7. Event admission is free.
Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival: April 14 – 15
Sing the blues and enjoy traditional slow-cooked barbecue at the Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead. Family-friendly activities include pony rides and games for the kids. General admission is $8 per person and children 11 and under are free.
South Beach Triathlon: April 15
Athletes will compete by running, swimming and biking along Miami Beach’s gorgeous shoreline. Life Time Tri is hosting the 2018 South Beach Triathlon with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to featured charity partner, Save the Children.
The Eagles and Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band: April 18
Make your way to Hard Rock Stadium for a concert featuring The Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh & Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey, as well as special guests Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band.
Earth Day at Pinecrest Gardens: April 22
Celebrate Earth Day at Pinecrest Gardens. Fun for the whole family, the free event will feature plant vendors, workshops, food demos, crafts for kids, wildlife shoes, lady bug releases and performances by Fantasy Theater.
Miami Downtown Jazz Festival: April 26 – 28
Enjoy live jazz performances at locations throughout Downtown and Bayfront Park during the Miami Downtown Jazz Festival. Almost 30 bands with over 200 local, national and international musicians will perform. Many performances are free and tickets to the Saturday night performance start at $20 per person.
Miami International Jazz Festival: April 26 – 28
Enjoy smooth sounds of live jazz at the Miami International Jazz Festival, presented by The City of Miami and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs. Ticket prices vary.
SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo: April 27 – 29
If you have a sweet tooth, then the SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo is for you. Join industry professionals and hobby bakers at this conference at the Miami Airport Convention Center. Tickets start at $24.