JULY 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
Miami Spa Month
July 1-August 31
Where: Various participating spas around Miami and Miami Beach. Complete list at www.miamispamonth.com.
Get some much needed pampering during Miami Spa Month (which actually continues through Aug. 31) and enjoy treatments at some of Miami’s fanciest spas for a reduced rate of $99. Spas from South Beach to Bal Harbour like Bliss at the W South Beach and The Standard Spa offer facials, massages and varied and assorted ways to make you relax.
July 4 Fireworks
Where: Various locations throughout South Florida
Have a look at our Fourth of July guide on Miami.com to see where you want to park your lawn chair to take in some fireworks.
International Hispanic Theatre Festival
Where: Various venues throughout Miami. Complete details at www.teatroavante.com.
The acclaimed festival brings some of the best theatre companies from Latin America, Europe and the United States in various locations in Miami. The three-week festival includes educational workshops and special events like International Children’s Day, a day of free activities and plays that the entire family will enjoy. This year’s program honors Peru and the contributions the nation has made to Latin American culture.
International Mango Festival
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables; www.fairchildgarden.org.
Mango enthusiasts of the world converge at this annual festival that celebrates the fruit in all of its saccharine glory. Find ways to add mango to everyday recipes at the many culinary demonstrations, pick up a new mango tree for your yard, sip on a mango smoothie and let the kids enjoy the many fun activities just for them.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim
Where: The Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; miami.mbfashionweek.com
See the latest designs from big names and emerging designers at this annual showcase of the latest in swimwear and resort collections. Designers like Mara Hoffman, Nanette Lepore, Agua Bendita, Poko Pano and many more will participate in five days of runway shows, VIP events and parties with a celebrity or two always thrown in the mix.
SwimShow & Lingerie Show
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; www.SwimShow.com
The enormous swimwear and lingerie tradeshow just got bigger, adding 400,000 more square feet of exhibit space at the Miami Beach Convention Center to accommodate hundreds of exhibitors representing several thousand swimwear brands. This industry event brings buyers from around the globe looking for the latest trends for the upcoming cruise season.
Where: W Hotel South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; www.salonallure-online.com
Luxury is the name of the game at Salon Allure, a tradeshow that brings together high end swim, resort wear and fabric brands during Swim Week. The event features a series of cocktail parties hosted by industry insiders, fashion presentations plus onsite luxury brand installations.
Miami Salsa Congress
Where: Various locations throughout Miami Beach; miamisalsacongress.com.
Held every summer in Miami Beach, The Annual Miami Salsa Congress is a 5 day Latin music and dance festival featuring some of the world’s top Salsa talent including local and international dance performers, world-class dance instructors, top industry DJs and award winning Latin Bands.
Vans Warped Tour
Where: 601-7 Sansbury Way, West Palm Beach; www.vanswarpedtour.com.
Indie music festival brings nine hours of nonstop music by bands you love and bands you have never heard of. The roster in West Palm Beach includes August Burns Red, Black Veil Brides, blessthefall, Bring Me The Horizon, Chiodos, Memphis May Fire, Motion City Soundtrack, Never Shout Never, Reel Big Fish, Sleeping With Sirens, The Wonder Years, We Came As Romans.