What to do in South Beach March 2019
It might still be winter in the rest of the country, but here in Miami the sun is shining and a month of festivities is upon us. Between Carnaval, Ultra and the Winter Party Festival, Miami in March is always exciting. Read on to see what’s happening in March in and around South Beach.
Once upon a time in the distant past of 1994, a handful of Miami’s LGBTQ community came together for a small beach side party. Since then, that party has transformed into what is arguably the country’s largest annual LGBTQ festival. As many as 10,000 visitors are expected to pack into the 2019 Winter Party Festival, which will run from February 27 to March 5.
Filmmakers from over 40 countries will descend on Miami between March 1-10 for the Miami Film Festival. Screenings and other events will be taking place at various venues throughout the city, with prices starting at around $13.
From March 1 to 15, the Dade Heritage Trust will host two weeks of events celebrating local history. Dade Heritage Days includes tours of historic sites, film screenings and talks on Miami’s fascinating heritage.
Over March 2-3, Fruit and Spice Park will come alive with the Thai-American Association of South Florida’s annual Asian Culture Festival. This year’s festival will include live entertainment, food and crafts.
The highlight of the year for many Miamians, Carnaval is when everyone lets down their hair to enjoy this week of festivities. Most of the main events take place in and around Little Havana. The party starts on March 2 with Carnaval on the Mile and the Cork & Fork food festival, followed by a series of smaller events. The festival then culminates a week later in the unmissable Calle Ocho Music Festival on March 10.
See the world’s best sailors in action between March 4 and March 10. Over 200 competitors from across the globe will battle the wind and waves during this epic event in Biscayne Bay. Onlookers can rent a boat to see the competition up close.
If there’s one sporting event that can top Miami Sailing Week, then it has to be the Miami Open. One of the largest tennis tournaments in the world, the Miami Open will run from March 18 to 31. Early matches tend to be quite affordable, with tickets as low as $20. If you’re eager to see the finals or semi-finals though, expect to fork out at least $275 to reserve general admission seats.
Join the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in six shows featuring world-class flamenco dancers at their best. Tickets start at just $35, with shows running from March 13 to 17.
Shoestring artists and music industry insiders alike rub shoulders during the annual Miami Music Week, from March 25 to 31. If you’ve ever wanted to be ahead of the curve in the world of music, then this is the place to be.
In the final days of Music Week, Miami’s biggest EDM festival kicks off on March 29, running to the 31st. For the first time, this year Ultra will take place at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Miami Marine Stadium.