Things might be feeling a bit uncertain at the moment but we’ve still got our eyes set on a brighter and even more fun 2022. From candlelit concerts to dazzling art exhibitions and exciting new restaurants, here are some of the best happenings every Miamian should add to their 2022 bucket list!
1. Play in the Florida snow
Florida and snow, two words we never thought would go together but that make for a pretty interesting plan! Snowcat Ridge is now on its second run, but if you still haven’t made your way to Dade City, FL, then we highly suggest making your way there in the new year before it closes for the season. Yes, the drive up to Dade City is about four hours, but seeing as snow is an all-impossible phenomenon here in Florida don’t let that deter you from experiencing the cold alpine weather and go snow tubing in the heart of our tropical state! Learn more here.
2. Watch Klimt’s masterpieces come to life at this stunning, multi-sensory exhibition
Created by Exhibition Hub, the producers of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, the mesmerizing Klimt: Immersive Experience will take you on a magical journey through the golden works of Gustav Klimt. Watch hundreds of Klimt’s most famous paintings come to life with digital brushstrokes, which dance across the walls, ceiling, and floor. Step into famous works such as The Kiss, presented with an anamorphic technique showing each of the painting’s components through a dynamic projection until revealing the final image. Other favorites include Apple Tree I, The Tree of Life, and Water Serpents II. Klimt: The Immersive Experience will be opening at the Olympia Theatre in February of 2022 but you can book your tickets now!
3. Learn more about the enigmatic king of street art at Art of Banksy
Whether you don’t know Bansky at all or you’re a long-time fan of the enigmatic artist, get a deeper look into the life and work of the most recognizable yet enigmatic street artists of our time at this one-of-a-kind exhibit. From sculptures to photos, VR to limited-edition screen prints, explore over 150 authenticated works all in one place! Purchase your tickets here.
4. Go celebrity spotting at Brickell’s new Sexy Fish restaurant
Hailing from Mayfair, London, this lavish restaurant is one of the go-to spots in the England capital to bump into celebrities. Think Johnny Depp, Lindsey Lohan, Katy Perry and many more. Slated to open at 1001 South Miami Ave, in Brickell, Miami’s restaurant will be the first Sexy Fish location to hit US soil. And, if its London location is anything to go by, we could see some famous faces appearing there. Read more about it here.
5. Catch up with the Peñas at ¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? Today the play
¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? Today is returning to the Arsht Center in May for a limited time only, so everybody can catch up with the Peñas. And the entire cast from the beloved Spanglish stage production about South Florida’s favorite family will be back to reprise their roles! Find out more here.
6. Experience music in a whole new light
Featuring stunning performances both in indoor and outdoor spaces Candlelight invites everyone to relive the greatest works of music, all the way from Mozart to Queen and Daft Punk, in an intimate atmosphere. Book your tickets here.
7. Stuff your face at Miami’s Smorgasburg food market
Fellow foodies rejoice, a new heavenly food market is opening in Miami next year and it looks like it’ll feature all our 305 favorites! NYC’s beloved Smorgasburg is coming to Miami in March 2022 and we can’t wait. The popular food vendor festival will be taking over Wynwood come spring. This marks the market’s third permanent U.S. location after NYC and L.A. Learn more about it here.
8. Explore Miami’s most surreal spots
From ancient temples to engineering wonders that look straight out of this planet, Miami is full of hidden gems to discover (or rediscover!) that you simply won’t believe are hiding in plain sight in the Greater Miami area. So if international travel is a no-go for you once again this year — or even if it isn’t– get on exploring our beautiful city and go on the hunt for these 7 surreal places that will have you traveling to other magical worlds without even leaving the 305!
9. Tantalize your taste buds with a dark dining experience
Dining in the dark with the Secret Society is the perfect experience for all those foodies out there. This new experience coming to Miami in February combines mystery and culinary prowess for an enthralling dinner party unlike any other you’ve seen before. So prepare your tastebuds and let yourself be guided to the dark side of dining. Reserve your table here.
10. Take a closer look at Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel
See Michelangelo’s most famous works up close and personal with an opportunity that you can’t even find in Vatican City. Through high-quality, licensed photographs and a special printing technique that reproduces the original paintings’ look and feel, visitors can see the paintings come to life right before their eyes. This wonderful exhibition will open its doors in West Palm Beach in March 2022. Get your tickets today!
11. Hop on a party cruise to the Caribbean
Will you miss out on the most epic cruise of 2022? Organized by Whet Travel, Groove Cruise is returning next year for what will be its most galactic trip yet. Hop on the Mariner of The Seas and enjoy high-seas luxury, world-class dining and non-stop partying, all aboard the cruise ship’s safe environment with $120 million in amplified upgrades! Book your spot here.
12. Discover the sounds of the world with Palapa’s authentic concert series
If you enjoy alternative music then you must check out of Palapa’s eclectic concerts. From Brazilian percussion to Yemeni Blues, Palapa in Upper Buena vista offers a variety of musical concerts that will take you on a musical journey through the world. Take your pick here.