The greater Miami area is a diverse and high-energy place, offering something for every taste and interest. Attending a special festival or event, whether it’s a onetime event or an annual tradition, is a great way to take in the local flavor and get a feel for whether a certain area is a good fit for you and your family. Whether you have your sights set on one of the city’s family-friendly southern suburbs or are still exploring your options, these cool August events are a great way to experience the signature Miami magic.
For Football Enthusiasts: The Miami Dolphins Friday Night Festival & Scrimmage
When: Friday, August 7
Where: Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium
What: Get a taste of Miami sports fandom. For the first time ever, the Dolphins will welcome spectators to a Friday night celebration to kick off the new season. The fun begins with an afternoon tailgate and live practice, followed by an inter-squad scrimmage, alumni and cheerleader appearances, autograph sessions, and a fireworks display to end the night.
For Live Music Lovers: Big Night in Little Haiti
When: Friday, August 21
Where: The Little Haiti Cultural Center in Terrace, Miami
What: Catch the August installment of this beloved tradition, produced by the Rhythm Foundation and the Little Haiti Cultural Center, that takes place on the third Friday of every month. The outdoor festival in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood features music, art, culture, activities for kids, crafts, and food in the form of authentic Haitian cuisine.
For Car Aficionados: Car Show & Farmers Market
When: Sunday, August 30
Where: Heritage Park
What: Get up-close views of classic, historic, and muscle cars from various collections at this family-friendly Sunny Isles Beach event. The accompanying farmers’ market will be stocked with fresh seasonal produce and baked goods, so grab an assortment of treats and wander the rows of chrome while enjoying free live entertainment.