The best way to start the decade is with a trip to South Beach in January. While other parts of the country are cold and wintry, Miami still retains its warmth and freshness to create the perfect environment for some outdoor fun. Other than the breezy tropical climate, there are other things to look forward to when you visit South Beach at this time of the year. In this article, we will highlight some of the events, festivals, and shows that will keep you engaged and entertained.
South Beach Jazz Festival: Jan 3 – 5
The month gets off to a flying start with the South Beach festival slotted to take place from 3rd to 5th January. This festival has a unique format in that the performances will feature at least one person with a disability. The festival is a celebration of the unique talents that people with disabilities possess and it is organized by David New who is an advocate for people with disabilities. The festival will take place at different venues in South Beach with the proceeds going to a non-profit that supports people with disabilities through awareness campaigns and advocacy programs.
Miami Beach Antique Show: Jan 4 – 8
The Miami Beach Antique Show is a must-attend event if you love beautiful things. Classified as the largest indoor antique show in the region, this 4-day event presents you with the chance to shop for jewelry, antique furniture, and handbags that date as far as the 17th century. The event will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center with tickets going for $20. More than 700 dealers have signed up for the event with Rolex, Cartier, and Harry Wilson some of the brands to look forward to.
Art Deco Weekend: Jan 17 – 19
This free community cultural event celebrates the unique architecture, design, history, and culture of Miami. This year’s event has been dubbed “Sheroes” and it celebrates the women who have made a significant contribution to society. The event will take place outdoors on Ocean Drive and it will feature at least 85 individual events. Visitors will get the chance to enjoy vintage photography and artworks as well as listening to live music and attending a retro fashion show. The event is free and there will be a Deco Kids Club for the little ones.
World Cup Series: Jan 19 – 25
The 2020 Hempel World Cup Series presents you with the chance to enjoy some live sporting action. Sports lovers get to witness world-class Olympic hopefuls from different parts of the world compete for top honors. The event will take place on Biscayne Bay. There will be lots of food and entertainment for everyone.
International Chocolate Weekend: Jan 24 – 26
Find the time to attend South Florida’s most delicious event at the 14th International Chocolate Festival. Enjoy tasty chocolate delicacies from the best chocolate artisans. There will be lectures and demonstrations on how to make chocolate from expert chocolatiers. An adult ticket will cost $25 while you will have to pay $12 for kids. Children below the age of 5 don’t pay anything.