Art Basel may have come and gone, but the art fairs never end in Miami. Art Wynwood highlights contemporary and modern art from artists locally and around the world. This year, the Art Wynwood Pavilion has moved to downtown Miami’s Herald Plaza. Check out art by JonOne, will be making a special appearance and performance, as well as fashion by Luis Valenzuela, “RAWK” by Jason Newsted, and for the little ones, an ArtRageous Kids Center hosted by the Miami Children’s Museum.
It might not be the first three-day weekend of the year, but it’s the first one that’ll be jam-packed with things to do throughout Miami.
For those that enjoy the finer things in life, head to the Design District for Watches & Wonders Miami, a four-day luxury timepiece extravaganza, or the Miami International Boat Show for all things water vessels. If it’s art that strikes your fancy, there’s no shortage of that this weekend. Art Wynwood is being hosted at the Herald Plaza for the first time, and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival returns along the water.
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Other cultural experiences that the whole family can enjoy include the annual Chinese New Year Festival at the Miami Dade College Kendall campus, as well as the Haulover Kite Festival.
And that’s not even all of it — the conundrum you have now is how many of these events you can make it to.
1. Art Wynwood
What: Art Wynwood
When: Feb. 15-19
Where: Herald Plaza, NE 14th St. in Miami
Cost: $15 to $200
2. Coconut Grove Arts Festival
This three-day, outdoor festival is hosted every President’s Day and takes over one mile of waterfront street for the perfect backdrop. This year, more than 360 artists from around the world will be showcasing their work in 15 different styles of art. Find your new favorite artist at the festival, and maybe discover an art gallery you can enjoy all year round. Not only are the visual arts on display, give your taste buds some action under the white tent with dishes from more than 50 area restaurants.
What: Coconut Grove Arts Festival
When: Feb. 17-19
Where: 2700 S. Bayshore Drive in Miami
Cost: $15 tickets, children 12 and younger free
3. Miami International Boat Show
What: Miami International Boat Show
When: Feb. 15-19
Where: Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami
Cost: $25 adults daily, $40 premier day, $45 two-day pass, $100 five-day pass
4. The Zenith Art & Fashion Wynwood Experience
Scheduled alongside Art Wynwood, experience an exhibit where fashion and art come together for a unique evening of creativity. Pieces from 32 artists and designers hailing from 18 different countries will be on display, most notably new pieces by Alonzo Vega, Capital T, and Sandrine Langlade. The event is for guests 21 and older, and attendees should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: The Zenith Art & Fashion Wynwood Experience
When: 7-10 p.m. Feb. 16
Where: Zenith Art & Fashion, 1440 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami
5. Watches & Wonders Miami
If you appreciate a good quality watch, head to the Design District for a four-day celebration of luxury timepieces. More than 20 manufacturers will be on site, as well as virtual reality experiences, watch-making workshops, lectures, the exhibition “Telling Time,” and a musical performance on Friday evening at Paradise Plaza produced by the one-and-only Emilio Estefan. On top of all that, Miami Design District Concours will be showing off 100 post-war vintage, sports, exotic, and supercars.
What: Watches & Wonders Miami
When: Feb. 16 to 19
Where: Miami Design District
6. Black Heritage Festival
What: Black Heritage Festival
When: Feb. 17 from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NE 199th St. in Miami Gardens
7. Haulover Kite Festival
Let’s go fly a kite! The skies over Haulover Park will be filled with an array of kites big and small, including large, ornate pieces that will have you in awe. Bring out your own kite with the family to try your hand at flying, or roll out a blanket and stare up at the show above. Plus, check out paper kite building classes, kite-flying competitions, refreshments, and kites for sale.
What: Haulover Kite Festival
When: noon-5 p.m. Feb. 17-18
Where: Haulover Park, 10800 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach
Cost: Free entry, parking $7
8. Model Beach Volleyball
It’s all about the bikinis and babes. In its eighth year, the beach heats up with sexy models taking to the sand volleyball courts to duke it out for a charity trip to Haiti with the Jack Brewer Foundation. Celebs are known to check out the games (including the newly returned Dwyane Wade), if you can spot them among the throng of nearly 15,000 spectators. Models come from top agencies, including Wilhemina, Elite, Ford and more.
What: Model Beach Volleyball
When: Feb. 17 to 18
Where: Eighth Street and Ocean Drive in Miami Beach
9. Chinese New Year Festival
What: Chinese New Year Festival
When: Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Miami Dade College Kendall, 11011 SW 104th St. in Miami
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 children 6-12, free for children under 5
The LGBT community isn’t monolithic, and the art, music, and food festival celebrates the diverse cultures in the community. Enjoy music from Palo!, Suenalo and Spam Allstars, play judge to food contests from area restaurants, and artwork from the best in South Florida. Plus, “The Day it Snowed in Miami” and other gay-themed films will be playing at the Miami Dade College Tower Theater.
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 18
Where: Little Havana in Miami