April is officially here, meaning spring is in full swing in the Magic City! Embrace the forever-sunny weather and head on out to see what Miami has in store for you this month. From exploring new rooftops to enjoying an enchanting open-air concert, here are 30 amazing things to do in Miami this April.
If you haven’t yet experienced the mesmerizing exhibit dedicated to Van Gogh, then this is your sign to do so! Step into famous paintings like Sunflowers, Starry Night and Almond Blossom in a way you never have before, and take in every detail of the post-impressionist painter’s work through the use of 360-degree digital projections. You can book your tickets here.
From Bossa Nova to 90’s Nostalgia, Elevar Wynwood is home to the city’s new Concerts Under the Stars. Get ready to kick back with a cocktail in hand and let stunning views and lively tunes surround you. Tickets are now on sale to these intimate tribute concerts at Miami’s Elevar Rooftop — so grab yours while you can!
If there’s something Miami certainly knows how to do is rooftop dining. From wonderful waterfront enclaves to lush gardens, these restaurants and bars come with dazzling city views and there’s certainly no shortage of them to check out. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite rooftops in the city. Take a look at the full list here!
There’s no better way to bring in and celebrate the wonders of spring than by visiting one of South Florida’s splendid gardens. Check out some of our recommendations below or click here for the full round-up of gardens in and around Miami.
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
- Pinecrest Gardens
- Morikami Japanese Gardens
- McKee Botanical Gardens
We love ourselves a good restaurant, especially one as unique and cozy as KAO’s — set to open this month! Standing at two stories tall and featuring hand-painted murals, Hallandale’s newest restaurant will be the area’s first container restaurant and it will serve Argentine-American flavors. Read more about it here.
After a string of sold out shows in Buenos Aires, Ibiza and more, this glittering fiesta, nicknamed “the most beautiful party in the world,” is coming to Miami for one night only. On April 21st, get ready for an unparalleled sonic journey of reggaeton to pop to disco. Get your tickets here and dance ’til dawn!
Taking on musical scores and beloved soundtracks from every genre and playlist imaginable, there’s something for everyone at this unique concert series that’s completely bathed in flickering candlelight. Check out some shows taking place this month below, or see the full line-up here.
- Candlelight Ballet: Featuring Tchaikovsky and More
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen and More at Hotel Colonnade
- Candlelight Open Air: A Jazz Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole
Heart-pounding roller coasters, fun games, delicious elephant ears, a spectacular circus — need we say more?! The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair is one of the most celebrated annual events and it’s still in town. It’ll be open through April 9 at the Expo Center.
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of all things indie record stores, falls on April 22nd this year and plenty of local spots are gearing up for special releases. If you’re up for celebrating, or perhaps can’t wait to get your hands on an item, click here to find our favorite vinyl shops across Miami.
Did you know that April is Jazz Appreciation Month? What better way to honor one of America’s most iconic art forms than at the Betsy Hotel’s 11th Annual Overture to Overtown Jazz Festival? Co-produced by legacy jazz vocalist Carole Ann Taylor, this free celebration of live music, poetry and visual arts will take place within the Betsy and on the Ocean Drive promenade. It will run all month-long, culminating on Jazz Day, April 30.
Jump on a kayak or a paddleboard and go cruising through the Lagoon as you surround yourself with the ethereal blue glow of the glittering waters. Caused by a chemical reaction, bioluminescence is a rare natural phenomenon that occurs when living organisms react to water, lighting it up with an ethereal blue glow. In Indian River Lagoon, near Titusville, there are several places in which to witness this utterly captivating spectacle.
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a mermaid (or at least swimming with one) we may have just found the spot for you. Located just off the coast of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the 1000 Mermaids Artificial Reef Project is a giant underwater gallery that promises to restore Florida’s living coral reefs population and bring a unique adventure for Ocean lovers and adventurers alike.
Spend your April weekends sipping on unique cocktails and watching burlesque that is sure to blow you away! Featuring acrobatics, an aerial show and gorgeous and talented performers, Nocturna: Red Writing at Savage Labs is Miami’s hottest night out. Get your tickets here.
It’s that time of year, y’all. The Miami-Dade CountryFest is back at Tropical Park to host the most farm-themed event of the season. Formerly known as the Miami Agriculture, Horse and Cattle Show, the two-day event will take place on April 15-16 and feature rides, live music, food trucks, a petting zoo, pro rodeo show and other enjoyable activities for adults and children alike.
Miami Beach Pride is ready to take over the city for two weeks, starting with an epic pool party and ending with a grand parade on April 16! There’s an entire line-up of events scheduled, from a rooftop movie night and drag queen pageant to an art showcase.
Nothing beats a day at the movies! The AMC Black Ticket grants admission to any 2D movie at any time in participating AMC Theatres. Take advantage of this discounted price for a movie ticket that never expires, so you can save it for a rainy day or catch the next big blockbuster.
The Berry Farms’ annual Flower Festival is in full bloom, where you can walk through a 4-acre sunflower maze, see dozens of zinnias and marigolds, photo ops and go strawberry picking! It will only be here until April 16, but in between the festival’s run will be an Easter Eggstravaganza on April 8th and a Rib Fest on the 16th!
Rhythm Portal is kicking off its Second season finale with two special shows this month! On April 15 and 29, step into the Rhythm Portal and feel the music and energy transport you to a new world. Set at Understory in Little River, get ready for a unique experience with live musicians from around the world. No two shows are the same, so don’t miss out and get your tickets here!
22-30. Grab the baskets and hop on over to some egg hunting on Easter Sunday
Those eggs aren’t going to hunt themselves! On Sunday, April 9, take the kids for an egg-stravagant hunt in celebration of this long-time Easter tradition. Many of these Easter egg hunts include food, hidden grand prizes that aren’t just candy, and even an appearance from the Easter Bunny himself. Some may cost a bit for admission while others are free. Here are some of the best hunts taking place in the city this year:
- The Bunny Hoppening at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
- Egg-Venture at Zoo Miami
- Easter Egg Hunt at The Doral Yard
- Easter EGG-STRAVAGANZA at The Wharf
- Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at The Confidante Miami Beach (Easter Egg Cracking ceremony begins at 9 a.m., right before the egg hunt)
- Easter at Tinez Farms (plus a Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt on April 8th)
- The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Red Rooster Overtown
- Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Glass & Vine
- Food Trucks Easter Egg Hunt at Haulover Park