August has arrived, which means it’s about time we make the most of summer in the city. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that’ll liven up your summer days this month, from Miami Spice to dazzling exhibits and live shows. Scroll on to start planning!
It’s our favorite time of the year: Miami Spice returns August 1st with discounted, three-course menus at certain restaurants throughout the city! This year, you’ll be able to enjoy meals from over 150 spots (even ones that have Michelin stars), at $30 and $35 lunch and brunch, in addition to $45 and $60 dinner specials. See the full lineup for this year, here.
Despite the excessive heat and rainfall, we’re looking forward to experiencing an absolutely magical summer, thanks to the amazing Candlelight concerts taking over the city! Take to a historical venue and choose from many genres and musical themes for the perfect night out. Here are all the shows taking place this month:
- Aug 6 – Candlelight: A Jazz Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole
- Aug 10 – Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele
- Aug 18 – Candlelight: A Tribute to Radiohead
- Aug 19 – Candlelight: Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop Favorites
- Aug 20 – Candlelight: From Bach to The Beatles
- Aug 24 – Candlelight: Classic Rock on Strings
- Aug 26 – Candlelight: Favorite Anime Themes
- Aug 27 – Candlelight: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
- Aug 31 – Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen and More at Hotel Colonnade
Artwork from the iconic post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh comes to life in a 360-degree digital spectacle that’ll illuminate and transform the physical space into a fully immersive exhibit. You’ll see Van Gogh’s work take over the walls and encompass your surroundings through the lenses of several dozen projectors, hyper-realistic VR headsets or a mix of both. Get your tickets here!
In a city as vibrant as Miami, there are so many amazing things to explore! From scenic neighborhoods to unbeatable cuisine, you can catch it all with Capture the City, a newly-launched digital walking tour by Marriott Bonvoy and the Greater Miami and Miami Beach. Through the lens of local influencer Daniela Ramirez (@nany), the tour guides users through the city’s hidden gems, iconic landmarks, photo-friendly spots and even exclusive discounts from local vendors valued at $200 per person! Learn more here.
BRESH has treated Miami to several incredible fiestas and this month is not different! “The Most Beautiful Party in the World” is headed back to Club M2 on August 4th for another night to remember and it’s time for Miami to show them how it’s done – otra vez! Purchase tickets here.
A summertime staple, there are tons of free concerts taking place both outdoors and indoors this month. Whatever your music taste, many parks, organizations, museums and orchestras have put together a series of concerts and other entertainment like festivals — all at no cost to attend. Find all of Miami’s free summer concerts here.
Miami is home to incredible farmers’ markets offering the best organic produce our community has to offer. They’re also fantastic places to walk around in, especially on a lazy day. We put together a list of the best ones to look out for in the city and beyond, from Coconut Grove all the way to Hollywood, most of which take place over the weekends.
Why not make the most out of your summer weekend’s by brunching yourself through Miami? Put on your brunch best and head on out to try the best eggs benedict, mimosas and avocado toast that Miami has to offer at one of these 30 amazing brunch spots!
Kick back with a cocktail in hand and let stunning views and lively tunes surround you with Miami’s captivating Concerts Under the Stars. The series continues this month with a tribute to Amy Winehouse on August 19, featuring favorites from her catalog like “He Can Only Hold You” and “Valerie.” Get your tickets here!
18-19. Take in skyline views at these stunning Miami rooftop restaurants
If there’s something the city certainly knows how to do is dining on rooftops with dazzling city views. There’s no shortage of outdoor spots to check out in the 305, which is why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite rooftops you have to check out. Take a look!
- 27 Beautiful Miami Rooftops With Breathtaking Views Of The City
- 12 Elevated Rooftop Bars In Miami To Enjoy A Few Drinks
AirOtic Soireé features special Cirque-style cabaret dinner shows that bring talented world-class acrobats together to wow its audience through mind-boggling stunts. Expect extravagant costumes and seductive choreography for a one-of-a-kind burlesque circus style soirée! Grab tickets here.
Switch out your yoga mat for a towel and enjoy some beachside yoga in South Beach! Concentrate on the ocean views, listen to the sound of the waves, and let yourself be guided personally by the instructor into a state of relaxation. Snag tickets here!
Beyoncé, Karol G and aespa are just a small portion of acts heading to our city this season and we cannot wait! We’ve put together a list of the best concerts in Miami this summer that you should clear out your schedules for, many of which are happening this August like the Renaissance Tour or Mañana Será Bonito Tour.
With the highly anticipated movie out in theaters, it’s pretty much Barbie’s month and we can’t get enough of it! So we tracked down the pinkest bites and cocktails in the city to make your Barbie dreams a reality! See the full list here.
If you’re looking to heat things up this summer, Nocturna’s newest burlesque show, Sin City, might be in order. Spend your weekends in August indulging in cocktails, lust, greed and many more deadly sins…. Set in Savage Labs Wynwood, take a journey into your deepest fantasies as you enjoy mesmerizing aerial performances, poetry and exquisite live vocals. Book your tickets here!
Now through August 14th, you can have the Boy Wonder Pizza, a collaboration between Mister O1 and the Miami Heat’s very own Tyler Herro. The star-shaped pie is filled with ricotta cheese, Italian tomato sauce, fresh burrata cheese, spicy salami calabrese, natural honey, basil and black pepper. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it….
Looking for a hidden spot in the city to get delicious cocktails and dance the night away? Cue in Miami Lakes’ Santa Diabla — an elevated social club serving up fine spirits, cocktails and light tapas. From 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., the vibe takes on the ‘Santa’ part of the name — the music is low, the tapas are flowing and the lights are bit brighter. But once the clock strikes midnight, ‘Diabla’ mode commences: the music turns up, the bartenders start handing out chupitos for all the ladies in the room and the partying begins. Read all about it here.
A music venue has sprung up in Little River: ZeyZey Miami! Created by the team behind Michelin-rated Los Félix and Krüs, in collaboration with Isabella Acker and Tigre Sounds, the new spot is a music lovers’ oasis hosting live performances every Friday and Saturday, along with vinyl DJs and electric dance parties. Learn all about it here.
There are so many incredible museum exhibitions throughout the city, but one of the best parts is that some of them don’t make you pay for entry! Several museums offer free admission every day or once a month so you can immerse yourself in art and education at no cost. So if you’re in the 305 and on a bit of a budget, check out which museums offer free admission and when, here.
Get ready to slay on August 5th for Drag Race Season 15’s Malaysia Babydoll Foxx’s epic birthday bash. She’ll perform at R House along a stellar lineup of queens like the fierce Kornbread Jete, Luxx Noir London, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, Robin Fierce, Salina EsTitties, and more (Sugar & Spice will also host!). This is one for the Miami history books!
Elevate your night to a MAD-ness Level! With its vibrant atmosphere, lux party scene and top-tier DJs, MAD Club is the perfect place to let loose and stay out all night long. The club is open every Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 5 a.m., with an all ladies’ open bar through 1 a.m.! Make your reservations here.
We’re heading into the dog days of summer this August which only means one thing: it’s time to have a tail-waggin’ good time! On August 13th, humans and their four-legged friends are invited to join the “Pawty” on Ocean Social’s covered terrace, sip cocktails, mingle with other dog lovers and enjoy selections from Chef Tristen’s amazing brunch menu like Grand Marnier French Toast and the acclaimed Ocean Smash burger (while their doggie dates enjoy puppuccinos). There will be photo booths, a raffle, free B12, fur babies up for adoption and more.
Journey through the colorful history of street art in the graffiti mecca of Wynwood, where giant wall murals and a thriving arts and culture scene have been painted over a disused industrial district. The exhibit takes you on the rollercoaster story of graffiti, from its demonized roots in ’60s and ’70s counter-culture to the highly respected (and expensively auctioned) art form it is today. Click here to get tickets.