August in Miami can be an overwhelmingly hot and humid time of year, so much so that it just makes you want to sit by the pool all day. But at the same time, August is part of an exciting summer that’s jam-packed with cool concerts and events that will inspire everyone to get up and do something fun. Here is a look at some of the awesome events happening in Miami over the next month.
Miami Spice, August 1 – September 30
Miami Spice is a two-month, city-wide event in which restaurants all over Miami put their best foot forward and showcase some of their signature dishes. Chefs also do their best to put together three-course meals for either lunch or dinner at affordable prices, giving everyone the chance to experience some of the city’s best restaurants. There are hundreds of restaurants in South Florida participating, so take advantage of this amazing opportunity over the next two months and eat as much as possible.
Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, August 11-13
If you’re a fan of dance, or just enjoy learning about other cultures, you have to find time to check out the three-day Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, which is being put on by the IFE-ILE Dance Company, with help from the Miami Salsa Congress. The festival will include workshops where you can learn a variety of dances, including the Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, Rumba, and more. You can even learn the art of Bata drumming. If you just want to be entertained, there are plenty of performances to take in, as well as parties where you can relax and enjoy yourself. The festival is August 11 to 13 at the Koubek Center, just south of Little Havana.
Monster Jam, August 13-14
This may not be for everyone, but there’s definitely plenty of people who will enjoy Monster Jam. It’s a particularly cool event if you have kids, as they will no doubt be in awe of the massive size of the vehicles and the show they put on. Between August 13 and 14, there are three performances at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, and ticket prices are as low as $20.
Ricky Martin Concert, August 27
Ricky Martin may not be the pop star he used to be, but he’s still a big deal in the Latino community of Miami, and anytime he performs in South Florida, it’s bound to be a memorable show. This concert is one night only at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and it’s not a concert you’ll want to miss.
Drake Summer Sixteen Tour, August 30-31
There may be no better way to say goodbye to August than with a concert from one of today’s biggest stars. Drake is coming to Miami’s American Airlines Arena for back-to-back nights at the end of August, and with two shows there will be no excuse for missing him. Your best bet is to buy tickets as soon as you can, giving you something to look forward to all month.