As the New Year kicks off, Miami is buzzing with excitement and there is no shortage of things to do. From art shows and festivals to concerts and sporting events, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Furthermore, whether you’re a local or just visiting, these events are sure to make your January in Miami a memorable one. In addition, with so many options available, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experience the city’s vibrant culture and diverse community. Ultimately, no matter what your interests may be, you’ll find plenty of exciting events and activities to keep you busy throughout the month.
January 5–8 – South Beach Jazz Festival
The South Beach Jazz Festival is back. This festival takes place throughout Miami Beach to showcase world-renowned musicians. From an exclusive night with Grammy-nominated Jazz pianist to Mambo Night with the Big 3 Orchestra’s first-ever appearance in Miami. The 2023 South Beach Jazz Festival brings a weekend full of fabulous music to our shores.
January 12–15 – Wodapalooza
Wodapalooza (WZA) began as a grassroots single-day fitness competition. Established itself as the world’s premier Functional Fitness Festival. Wodapalooza descends on Miami’s Bayfront Park for 4-days in January. It brings together thousands of athletes, spectators, and fitness fanatics to celebrate fitness, community, and life.
January 12-26 – Miami Jewish Film Festival
Regularly ranked as one of the best film festivals in the world. The Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) is proud to announce the program for its upcoming 26th edition. Running from January 12-26, 2023, the festival will screen 88 feature and 17 short films representing 25 countries. Including 9 world premieres, 12 international premieres, 12 North American premieres, and 4 US premieres.
January 13–14 – Great Gatsby Party
One hundred years after the era that inspired it. The Great Gatsby Party® returns, ready to channel the exuberance, decadence, and spirit of revelry of the Roaring Twenties. Live music, aerialists, theatrical acts, and other performers add an air of possibility to the event.
January 13-15 – Otaku Fest Florida
OtakuFest is a three-day festival that celebrates the best in Geek/Nerd culture including Anime, Animation, Cosplay, Gaming, and more. Additionally, join us at the Miami Airport Convention Jan 13-15,23, for a celebration of fun events, exciting panels, and geek culture. Furthermore, this event is perfect for fans of all ages and will feature something for everyone to enjoy. Moreover, with so much to see and do, OtakuFest is an event you won’t want to miss. If you’re a fan of geek culture or just looking for a fun and unique experience, be sure to mark your calendars for OtakuFest.
January 14–16 – Art Deco Weekend
Today’s Miami Beach is a haven for all kinds of art and artists historically, moreover, it’s most known for Art Deco. Launched in 1976 by the nonprofit organization, Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL). Art Deco Weekend is a weekend filled with art, architecture, history, culture, entertainment and more.
January 14–15 – The Beaux Arts Festival
Miami’s longest-running juried art festival will be held on January 14-15, 2023 on the beautiful University of Miami campus. The festival will feature over 150 fine art exhibitors, a children’s art tent, marketplace, and more
January 14–16 – U.S. Open Sailing Series
The U.S. Open Sailing Series is an Olympic Class regatta held by West Marine and U.S. Sailing at Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, the center of Miami’s sailing community.
January 19-23 – Miami Beach Antique Show
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is one of the country’s most revered shows of its kind. Taking place at the Miami Beach Convention, the four-day-long event will feature more than 650 vendors and also a packed schedule to enhance the experience.
January 21–22 – International Chocolate Festival
The International Chocolate Festival returns to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. Chocoholics from all over flock to this beloved event. They not only love the tasting stations but also getting to know the process behind making and growing cacao. Taste your way through chocolate confections, decadent desserts and savory bites.
January 28 – Pegasus World Cup
The million-dollar horse race ($3 million, to be exact) returns to Gulfstream Park this January. Launched in 2017,The Pegasus World Cup has become a premier event on the racing and Miami social calendars. This year’s post-race A-list performances by Kygo and OneRepublic. Furthermore, Groot Hospitality restaurants Komodo, Papi Steak, Key Club and Gekkō will serve Carousel Club guests.
January 28–29 – Coral Gables Art festival
The Miami Coral Gables Art & Mega Festival a mega-festival with eight events wrapped into one enjoyable weekend in downtown. Featuring seven events in one location – Fine Art, Craft, Miami Beer, Wine, & Spirits Festival, Comedians. Cocktail Festival, Live Music Festival, Kid Fest, Miami Fashion Fest, and Bo’s Dog & Pet Fest