So much to do, so little time!
February may be the shortest month of the year but there’s plenty to explore in the Magic City throughout its days, from iconic festivals to dreamy candlelit concerts and the best romantic restaurants. There are also new exhibits like Da Vinci: Machines & Robotics as well as returning events like SOBEWFF and the Miami International Boat Show on the horizon. Read on to discover what Miami has in store this February!
After charming San Diego’s Air and Space Museum, this interactive exhibit is arriving on February 3rd with some of the artist’s most iconic creations. Unique robots, war machines, flying inventions, an extensive art gallery of reproduction masterpieces… Leonardo Da Vinci’s oeuvre comes to life, granting us a closer look at the scientist and his many ideas! Secure your spot for Da Vinci: Machines & Robotics here.
February is also the month of love, and there’s so much going on to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Make it a day (or month) to remember with these memorable activities, concerts, events and restaurants in Miami. Whether you’re spending the day with your partner, friends, family or yourself, these are the perfect date ideas. Check out:
- Our full Valentine’s Day roundup for some lovely ways to spend the day
- The most romantic restaurants in Miami
- For the singles — unique V-Day ideas to celebrate the perfect Galentine’s Day or take yourself out on a date
- And date ideas that include romance and a little playful competition
The Lunar New Year – also known as Chinese New Year – lands on Saturday, February 10, this year. Festivities for the annual event will take place across Miami, from food festivals to lion dances. Find a full list of events to ring in the Year of the Dragon in style here.
Get your walking shoes ready for a wondrous experience at Luminosa, which is lighting up Jungle Island all February! Surround yourself with dozens of Chinese lanterns, unique artisan vendors, performers, live music and more in an experience that’s perfect for the whole family. Get tickets to Luminosa: A Festival of Lights here.
Combining jaw-dropping acrobatics and burlesque performance, the latest rendition of AirOtic Soirée in Fort Lauderdale will bring all of your sultry fantasies to life. Complete with a cocktail hour, extravagant costumes, Adonis-like physiques and more, the stunning show at Hunters Nightclub Wilton Manors will certainly make for a night to remember. Snag tickets here while they last!
The South Beach Food & Wine Festival returns for its 23rd iteration of fun and top-notch cuisine on February 22-25! Every year, the famous festival brings together some of the best chefs, restaurants and foodies from around the world for all things culinary. All proceeds from the event benefit the students of the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who also assist organizers with running the festival.
Miami’s art scene is currently packed full of things to see all the way from immersive experiences to full-blown artist showcases. This month, see works that range from digital, immersive art exploring the fields of coding (ARTECHOUSE) to vintage memorabilia of the pioneers of hip hop (Art of Hip Hop). Exhibits are constantly coming and going in the city, and you can check out our favorites here.
8. See Lincoln Road’s botanical transformation
In collaboration with local landscapers and the City of Miami Beach, Lincoln Road has installed custom botanical art pieces for the new Living Art Festival. From now through April, walk the road between 400 and 700 blocks to see reimagined flowers, plants, art and more inspired by events like the International Garden Festival in Quebec.
9. Beat the heat at the Miami International Boat Show
We’re all a-boat the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show this month as it makes its way to the city from February 14 to 18! Discover everything from kayaks to superyachts to the latest aquatic innovations while you’re there. It takes place across six locations in both Miami and Miami Beach, making it the world’s largest boat show.
The Candlelight Concert series has taken over several historic venues throughout the city, and transformed them into enchanting oases to experience your favorite music tracks like never before. Check out all the concerts happening in February below, or upcoming concerts beyond February here.
- Feb. 8 – Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer
- Feb. 10 – Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special ft. “Romeo and Juliet” & More
- Feb. 10 – Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen and More
- Feb. 11 – Candlelight Paws: A Dog-Friendly Classical Concert
- Feb. 11 – Candlelight Open Air: A Tribute to ABBA
- Feb. 14 – Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special featuring Whitney Houston, Sade & More
- Feb. 15 – Candlelight: A Tribute to Ed Sheeran
- Feb. 17 – Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay on Strings
- Feb. 18 – Candlelight Open Air: A Tribute to Bad Bunny on Strings
- Feb. 21 – Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele
- Feb. 25 – Candlelight: The Best of Frank Sinatra & Nat King Cole
11. Dance until the sunrise at We Belong Here festival
This annual festival is returning to Virginia Key Beach Park from February 24 to 25 and it’s going to be bigger than ever. Instead of its usual three-stage format, We Belong Here ’24 will bring four distinct stages. Acts on the lineup — their largest lineup ever — include Duke Dumont, Bob Moses, Gordo, Tchami, Wax Motif and more.
This month, treat yourself to an unforgettable concert in a beautiful star-lit venue in Wynwood. Couples looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day can take a romantic journey through the decades with legends of jazz, from Ella Fitzgerald to Amy Winehouse, in From Ella to Amy With Love! at Elevar Rooftop.
For a special Galentine’s Day outing, sing along to to your favorite female powerhouses like Taylor Swift and Whitney Houston in Galentine’s Just Wanna Have Fun: Beyoncé,Whitney, Taylor & More at the Elevar Rooftop. You don’t want to miss out!
The AMC Yellow 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.
Miami is home to the world’s most popular display of LEGO® art! See more than 100 intricate works by artist Nathan Sawaya including colorful animals, reimagined versions of classic paintings and more. Grab tickets to The Art of the Brick: An Exhibition of LEGO® Art here.
Vibra Urbana, the country’s largest reggaeton festival, is making its big return on February 17-18. On the lineup this year is a perfect mix of global superstars and emerging artists, including Arcangel, Ivy Queen, Young Miko and more. Anuel AA and Rauw Alejandro are headlining and Bizarrap has been announced as a special guest!
Let your tastebuds take you on a trip through chef’s choice 12-course “omakase” with Fever Original’s Dining in the Dark. You’ll be completely blindfolded while you enjoy a unique tasting experience that livens your remaining senses. Sounds divine, doesn’t it? Hurry and secure your spot to Dining in the Dark: Sushi “Omakase” Edition here!
BRESH has treated Miami to several incredible fiestas and this time around, they’re throwing one every week! “The Most Beautiful Party in the World” is headed back to Club M2 every Friday for a couple of nights to remember and it’s time for Miami to show them how it’s done! Get tickets to BRESH here.
18. Get your car fix at Motorcar Cavalcade
Car lovers, get in here! The annual Motorcar Cavalcade Concours d’Elegance is set to return on Feb. 4 with the finest collection of rare, remarkable, seductive and historic automobiles. Not just for the car enthusiast, but a lifestyle event for all to enjoy the sunshine, the event will feature a live performance from Jon Saxx, specially curated restaurant partners and bespoke cocktails.
Experience the darker side of human nature at Nocturna: Sin City, an unforgettable night in Miami. Featuring an aerial show, provocative burlesque and and soul-stirring live vocals that’ll take you on the journey through the seven deadly sins, this show will leave you craving for more! Snag tickets to Nocturna: Sin City here.
From February 2-4, the Miami Beach Bandshell will come alive with global talent, musical performances, workshops and masterclasses at the 8th annual GroundUP Music Festival. Boasting an electrifying lineup, you’ll see historic Cuban collaborations, including the first-ever joint performance by GRAMMY-Award winners Los Muñequitos de Matanzas and Afrocuba de Matanzas. Snarky Puppy will also take the stage with riveting sets, culminating in a U.S. premiere “Family Dinner” set on Friday night.
The massively popular cafe on wheels has been touring throughout South Florida and is now expected to roll by Aventura Mall on February 3rd! Hello Kitty fans flock to this adorable cafe truck selling mini cakes, cookies, and macarons, plus limited-edition merch. Learn more.
Soon we’ll be able to set off on an unmissable adventure into the life of Inter Miami’s own, Leo Messi. Set to make its debut in Miami this April, The Messi Experience: A Dream Come True will be an immersive technological experience rich in interactive activities, compelling stage design and captivating storytelling that will bring you closer to the soccer legend than ever before. Tickets are already on sale, and you can book your visit ahead here.
Inside this surreal world full of bubbles, you’ll have the opportunity to hop from one immersive space to the next, experiencing them all with your five senses! With oversized bubbles, more than 10 rooms, and VR tech and simulators, this sensory universe will give you the opportunity to see the world in a whole new way. Join the waitlist now to secure the first chance to grab tickets.
With so much happening this month, from romantic dates for Valentine’s to the best reggaeton parties, you’d think it’d be longer than 29 days! We hope you make the best of all the activities above to fill your calendar with this February.