Things To Do

Want to know what happens in Miami in September? We’ve got your itinerary.

A band performs in front of Freedom Tower during DWNTWN Art Days
A band performs in front of Freedom Tower during DWNTWN Art Days

There’s so much to do in September around South Florida it’s a sign that we’re inching in to the fall season and things are really cranking up. Films on fashion and the urban experience, dance performances, a free family expo and concert by pop/rock group The Goo Goo Dolls are all happening.

4. Urban Film Festival

The three-day film festival features Romeo Miller, the rapper/actor whose father is hip hop legend Master P. Highlights include the screening of “A Miami Love Story” presented by MUCE and Florida Film House, workshops on all aspects of filmmaking, People’s Choice Award movie screening and an awards ceremony for the finale.

Sept. 1-3 at various locations around Miami-Dade; full schedule at

8. DWNTWN Art Days

A band performs in front of Freedom Tower during DWNTWN Art Days

The Downtown Development Authority hosts this annual event with more than 100 arts and cultural institutions, galleries and artists offering three days of unique cultural experiences including exhibits, panel discussions, artist-led tours and more.

Sept. 8-10 at various venues in downtown Miami; Full schedule at

10901 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165

9. Children’s Trust Family Expo

Parents can check out more than 250 exhibitors showcasing health, education, after-school programs, injury prevention, Pre-K registration, KidCare, programs for children with disabilities and social services. Family-friendly activities include a soccer area presented by Miami FC with an appearance by their mascot, a race car exhibit from Homestead Speedway and appearances by Nickelodeon as well as storybook characters.

Sept. 9 at the Fair Expo Center, 10901 Coral Way, Miami;

10901 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165

12. American Indian Day


The Miccosukee Tribe celebrates the heritage and customs of Native American tribes with a Miccosukee Fashion Show, alligator wrestling, arts & crafts plus Native American music and dancers.

Sept. 23 at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, 500 SW 177th Ave., Miami;

500 SW 177th Ave., Miami, FL 33194