What’s Hot in April?
You know what I love about April? SPRING! A time for renewal and connect with nature, a time to get outside an enjoy the last days of not so hot weather here in Miami. And get ready because this April comes full of options for you, your friends and your entire tribe. Remember these are major events and our Museums and Parks always offer additional entertainment.
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MIAMI ATTRACTIONS AND MUSEUM MONTH: APRIL & MAY
Culture seekers and families in search for the world’s top attractions will find no better time to visit Greater Miami and the Beaches than during Miami Attraction & Museum Months. Many of the destination’s top museums and family friendly venues, including the most popular and those still waiting to be discovered, offer deep savings on admissions, memberships and more.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR & EXPO: MARCH 14 – APRIL 7
The Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo hosts a variety of family-friendly indoor and outdoor events, including the Youth Fair. It’s the largest fair in Florida and includes more than 90 carnival rides, livestock and agricultural competitions, live concerts and more. Tickets start at $10 per person for general admission, or pay $25 per person for unlimited rides.
O, MIAMI POETRY FESTIVAL: APRIL 1 – 30
April is your chance to encounter poetry in lots of different formats throughout Miami. Each spring, the O, Miami Poetry Festival attempts to deliver a poem to every single person in Miami-Dade County. Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the festival features more than 40 free events and 20 projects throughout the city. Most events are free.
MIAMI BEACH PRIDE: APRIL 1 – 7
Featuring a vibrant parade with more than 80,000 participants, the Miami Beach Pride Festival is a week full of non-stop celebration. Highlights include the VIP gala, Gay Pride Parade along Ocean Drive, and high-energy parties in and around the area’s nightclubs. The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities hand in hand with Miami’s community. Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Read more about Miami Beach Pride Festival.
FUN WITH THE KIDS: APRIL CALENDAR
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DESIGN DISTRICT FREE EVENTS: APRIL CALENDAR
All performances are Thursdays from 6-9pm and free to the public!
- APRIL 5: MARY WILSON OF THE SUPREMES
- APRIL 12: GLORIA GAYNOR
- APRIL 21: FREE FAMILY DAY
NORTH BEACH BANDSHELL: APRIL CALENDAR
- APRIL 6: FATOUMATA DIAWARA & NOURA MINT SEYMALI: AFRO ROOTS FEST
- APRIL 11: DANCE BAND NIGHT: KAT RIGGINS
- APRIL 12: CARMEN WITH MAGIC CITY OPERA
- APRIL 19: NANO STERN
- APRIL 25: FOOD TRUCK & MUSIC NIGHT
- APRIL 27: TURKUAZ
MIAMI RIVERDAY FESTIVAL: APRIL 6
Cruise down the Miami River on free boat rides, enjoy live music performances and learn more about the Lummus Park Historic District at the Miami Riverday Festival. Event admission is free.
NWS WALLCAST & SOUNDSCAPE SERIES
New World Symphony WALLCAST® concerts, Presented by Citi, allow you to experience live classical music performances throughout the season at SoundScape Park through a striking use of visual and audio technology on the soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall of the New World Center.
- Making Mozart: Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 PM
- Season Finale: MTT and Yuja Wang Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM
The FREE SoundScape Cinema Series is held at SoundScape Park at the New World Center. Movies begin at 8:00 PM, RAIN OR SHINE unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (2003)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – BRIGHT STAR (2009)
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR (2018)
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978)
REDLAND BLUES & BARBECUE FESTIVAL: APRIL 6 – 7
Sing the blues and chow down on traditional slow-cooked barbecue at the Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead. Family-friendly activities include pony rides and games for the kids. General admission is $8 per person and children 11 and under are free.
MIAMI ROMANCE WEDDING SHOWCASE: APRIL 7
Ready to tie the knot in Miami? Check out the Miami Romance Wedding Showcase at the Hotel Colonnade in Coral Gables. More than 60 wedding vendors will unveil all kinds of inspiration to help you plan the big day. Tickets start at $10 in advance or $20 at the door.
MIAMI HEAT AT THE AAA: APRIL 9
For the 2018-19 season, all Miami HEAT home games will be mobile only entry. HEAT fans may access their game tickets via the Miami HEAT App
- APRIL 9 @ 7:30PM: Philadelphia 76ers
SCHOOL OF ROCK, THE MUSICAL: APRIL 9-14
Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses! The Daily News cheers, Andrew Lloyd Webber “awakens the empowering message of rock!” and Time Out New York raves, “school’s in – FOREVER!”. At the Arsht Center.
JAZZ ROOTS: SERGIO MENDES: APRIL 12
A three-time Grammy® Award winner, with three additional Grammy nominations, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, with numerous gold and platinum albums among them. In 2012, Mendes received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Song for “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio. At the Arsht Center in Downtown.
MIAMI CATTLE SHOW: APRIL 12 – 14
Cows in Miami? Absolutely. Attracting 50,000 attendees each year, the Miami International Agricultural, Horse and Cattle Show is held at the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center at Tropical Park. View live auctions, cattle and horse shows, live music performances, a car show, food trucks and an interactive children’s exhibit with live farm animals. Tickets sales benefit the South Florida Autism Charter Schools.
ART SECOND SATURDAYS: APRIL 13
Enjoy free Art Walks and exhibits in the following locations:
MIAMI BASH: APRIL 13
MiamiBash will be returning to AmericanAirlines Arena Saturday, April 13 at 8pm. Line up includes: Anuel, Carlos ViveS, Manuel Turizo, Lunay, Farruko, CNCO, Arcangel, Jacob Forever, Gente De Zona, Srta Dayana, Nacho, Jowell y Randy
SOUTH BEACH TRIATHLON: APRIL 14
Test your physical fitness at the South Beach Triathlon. Athletes will compete by running, swimming and biking along Miami Beach’s gorgeous shoreline. Life Time Tri is hosting the 2019 South Beach Triathlon with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to featured charity partner, Save the Children.
NU DECO ENSSEMBLE: APRIL 18
Join Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble for another electrifying performance featuring New Zealand’s multi-disciplinary singer Kimbra and a return of last season’s special guest and friend of the ensemble, singer-songwriter Ben Folds. At the Arsht Center in Downtown Miami at 8pm
OUTSHINE FILM FESTIVAL: APRIL 18 – 28
Designed to educate the public about LGBTQ+ experiences, the OUTShine Film Festivaltakes place in various locations around Miami and Miami Beach. The ten-day event features more than 65 films. Ticket prices vary depending on the screening.
ROSARIO Y LOLITA: JUNTAS DE NUEVO: APRIL 20
Spanish music stars Rosario and Lolita will present their much anticipated “Juntas de Nuevo” concert on April 20 at 8:00 pm at the Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach.
EASTER EVENTS FOR THE FAMILY
- Egg Safari at Zoo Miami:
- Bunny Palooza at Miami Seaquarium
- Spring Eggstravaganza in North Shore Park Miami Beach
- Dolphin Mall Easter Egg Hunt
- Easter at Pinto Farm
- Big Bunny Invasion at Pinecrest Gardens
- Spring Garden Party at City Place Doral
- Easter Egg Hunt at Merrick Park
- Meet the Easter Bunny at the Mall: Dolphin Mall, The Falls, Miami International, Brickell City Center, Dadeland Mall
AN EVENING WITH ECKHART TOLLE: APRIL 24
Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers today. With his international bestsellers The Power of Now and A New Earth, he has introduced millions to the joy and freedom of living life in the present moment. Enjoy his lectures at the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami on April 24 at 7:30pm
THE MERCEDES-BENZ CORPORATE RUN: APRIL 25
Take strides for better health at the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. Unlike most races of its kind that occur in the early morning, this 5K run/walk happens after work in Downtown at Bayfront Park. Registration is $40 per team member.
BEACH POLO WORLD CUP: APRIL 25 – 28
One of the hottest events directly on the sands of South Beach, the Beach Polo World Cup event showcases some of the best professional and amateur polo players and ponies in the world for a weekend full of heart-pumping matches on the beach. Join in on the action and watch high-powered horses gallop across pristine stretches of sand as their riders compete for bragging rights as best of the beach.
SOFLO CAKE & CANDY EXPO: APRIL 26 – 28
If you have a sweet tooth, then the SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo is for you. Join industry professionals and hobby bakers at this conference at the Miami Airport Convention Center. Tickets start at $25 for one-day general admission and $40 for a weekend pass.
IMOGEN HEAP: APRIL 28
Imogen Heap has announced her first North American tour in nine years. The Mycelia World Tour is a 40-city tour behind the launch of Mycelia’s “Creative Passport,” a platform that promotes artist-led, fair and sustainable operating practices for musicians. Featuring live performances by Frou Frou—Imogen Heap and composer/producer Guy Sigsworth’s electronic group—marking their first time playing together since 2003. At the Fillmore Miami Beach April 24 starting at 8pm
AIDS WALK MIAMI: APRIL 28
Get your heart pumping for a good cause at the annual AIDS Walk Miami. Taking place on Miami Beach, the event is a 5K walk-a-thon fundraiser through the picturesque streets of South Beach benefiting more than 50,000 individuals in South Florida affected by HIV/AIDS. Proceeds benefit Care Resource and Food for Life Network.
EMERGE AMERICAS: APRIL 29 – 30
A two-day technology conference bringing together more than 400 companies from over 40 countries, eMerge Americas is happening at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Speakers include executives from Microsoft, Hitachi Vantara, EMERCOM and more. Ticket prices vary.