We’ve got a hot summer ahead here in Miami, with some seriously hot events coming down the pipeline. Cool off with a cold beer at one of two major drinking events, or enjoy some tropical fruit at the annual mango festival. Then there’s Independence Day, which is sure to be the highlight of the month.
Wynwood Yard Craft Beer Mini Festival
It’s gonna get hot out, so what better way to relax than with an ice cold beer? On July 1, the Wynwood Yard is hosting a mini craft beer fest. Only the best craft beers of Miami are on offer, with tickets costing $40. To accompany these classy brews, they’ll also be throwing in an art exhibition featuring works from local artists. Doors open at 7pm, with the festival running until late. More information here.
Bring out your inner nerd from July 1 to 4, when Supercon gears up in Miami. Supercon is easily one of the country’s largest comic and video game events. Expect special film screenings, celebrity appearances and plenty of after parties. It’s all good fun, with single day tickets starting at $30. More details are available at the official website.
Bacon and Beer Crawl
Still feeling hung over from Wynwood? Well, do we have the hangover cure of the century ready for you. Two words: bacon and beer. That’s right, on July 2, Blue Martini is hosting a bacon and beer crawl. Hair of the dog, plus some sizzling rashers of bacon should be enough to keep even the least responsible of drinkers going for one more night. Tickets start at $30, and you can find more information here.
Bacon, beer and comics might not seem like the classiest way to start the month; luckily we’ve got a bit of culture for you. On July 3, the annual Bluegrass Festival will fill Greynolds Park with the sounds of the south. Hosted by the South Florida Bluegrass Association, this music festival starts around midday, with tickets costing a reasonable $7. More details here.
4th of July
Celebrate this 4th of July in downtown Miami, where the place to be is Bayfront Park. There’s a free kids area, plus a Budweiser beer garden that opens at midday. Don’t miss the 9pm fireworks show. Best of all, entry is free!
International Mango Festival
If you like mangoes, then you’ll love the International Mango Festival. Over two days from July 9 to 10, Miami will host the world’s largest celebration of that sweet, juicy fruit. The festival is hosted by the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Garden members get free entry, while the cost for everyone else is $25 per head. More details can be found here.
Overtown Music and Arts Festival
On July 23, head over to the historic area of Overtown, where the community will be celebrating its annual music and arts festival. The festival is a celebration of local culture. Admission is free, making this the perfect day out. Find out more at the event website.