By Jennifer Agress and Yours Truly
There’s so much going on in Miami in February 2020, from the popular Tour of Kitchens in Coral Gables, big-deal boat and yacht shows to art festivals, a tasting event in a botanical garden, and more. Looking for something new to do in the Magic City this February? Top things to do in Miami in February. We love them—and we think you will, too!
11th ANNUAL TOUR OF KITCHENS
Saturday, February 8
The 11th Annual Tour of Kitchens presented by the Coral Gables Community Foundation presented by Infiniti of Coral Gables is a self-guided tour of Coral Gables’ most impressive private residence kitchens.You’ll be inspired as you go inside Coral Gables’ most exquisite kitchens, indulge in the finest gourmet samplings and desserts from the City’s best restaurants and shop home goods from your favorite local merchants!
Your ticket is a charitable donation to the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Culinary Arts Fund, which provides support and scholarships for the Culinary Arts Program at Coral Gables Senior High School.The price range is $75 to $450. For tickets, click here.
If you don’t want to drive, A VIP Limo Experience is available, which includes 10% off any Majestic Limousines vehicle with a driver and a complimentary bottle of champagne. Contact Majestic Limos at 305-774-0117 or majesticlimos.com.
You are also welcome to bike to the locations with Bike Walk Coral Gables. For more information, contact Debbie at 786-529-7180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
34TH-ANNUAL BOCA RATON MUSEUM ART FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 1st to Sunday, February 2nd
Don’t miss the 34th-Annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival! Regarded as one of Florida’s longest-running and most prestigious juried art festivals, this event will fill Mizner Park with fine art from all over the country. The art—which includes everything from ceramic and glass art to drawing, painting, jewelry and more—is the work of 160+ artists and artisans, and all art is on sale. This festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and attracts 40K+ art collectors and enthusiasts. Mizner Park is located at 327 Plaza Real. Entry to this festival is free. Proceeds support the Museum’s youth educational programs. Free parking is available onsite.
15TH-ANNUAL TASTE OF THE GARDEN
Thursday, February 6th
Head to Miami Beach Botanical Garden for a gastronomic experience in a tropical oasis! Running from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the 15th-Annual Taste of the Garden invites guests to indulge in different dishes, cocktails, wines and beers from Miami’s best chefs, restaurants and vendors. The elegant evening will take place under a large tent, and there will be a silent auction, live music and a DJ. Miami Beach Botanical Garden is located at 2000 Convention Center Drive. Tickets start at $85 and can be purchased here. Street and garage parking are nearby.
Thursday, February 13th to Monday, February 17th
One of many events in Miami during President’s Day weekend, Art Wynwood takes place at the Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami site on Biscayne Bay. This event showcases a dynamic array of contemporary works from emerging talent, mid-career artists, blue chip contemporary artists and post-war and modern masters alike. Art Wynwood is located at One Herald Plaza, at the intersection of Biscayne Bay and 14th Street. Ticket prices vary and can be purchased here. Street, garage and lot parking are nearby.
NWS PRESENTS: FIRE AND ROMANCE
Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th
Happy Valentines Day! During this concert, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony will join violinist Nicola Benedetti, regarded as a “firecracker of talent and energy,” to celebrate classical music’s swoon-worthy Romantics and dance masters. Attendees can expect to hear performances of Franz Liszt’s Prometheus, Symphonic Poem No. 5 (1850; revised 1855); Sergei Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 in G minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 63 (1935); and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97, “Rhenish” (1850). The New World Symphony is located at 500 17th Street. Tickets can be purchased here. Street and garage parking are nearby.
GROUNDUP MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, February 14th to Sunday, February 16th
The 4th-Annual GroundUP Music Festival is back! Hosted by three-time Grammy Award winning artist Snarky Puppy, who will perform nightly, each night of the festival will feature different musicians playing until the early hours of the morning. Taking place at the North Beach Bandshell, this year’s event will include the world premiere of Snarky Puppy’s unreleased 12th album, food from celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein, weekend-long masterclasses, 8,000 attendees and perfect Miami Beach views. North Beach Bandshell is located at 7275 Collins Avenue. Tickets start at $85 and can be purchased here. Public parking lots are nearby.
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW + MIAMI YACHT SHOW
Friday, February 14th to Monday, February 17th
Celebrate President’s Day the only way Miami knows how—with more boats and yachts than you can imagine! Like they do every year, the 2020 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show and 32nd Annual Miami Yacht Show will take place on the same weekend, with the first taking over Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin and the second at One Herald Plaza. Between the two, expect to see thousands of custom-made boats, sailboats, yachts, catamarans, off-shore fishing boats, marine technology, boating gear, superyachts and so much more. New this year, the Miami Yacht Show will have two floating cocktail lounges with premium drinks and music for all to enjoy. Both shows will start at 10 a.m. each day. Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin is located at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway. One Herald Plaza is located at Biscayne Bay and 14th Street. Ticket prices vary. Visit the events’ websites for detailed information about area parking and free shuttles.
COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday, February 15th to Monday, February 17th
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival® is an annual, three-day, outdoor event that celebrates both South Florida’s beautiful surroundings and the fine arts. Held every Presidents’ Day Weekend, this weekend of fun, creativity, food and music is considered one of the nation’s most stellar arts festivals. Attendees can stroll along Biscayne Bay’s waterfront streets and see more than 360 internationally-recognized and jury-selected artists showcase spectacular art from a variety of categories. The festival is located at 2700 South Bayshore Drive. It runs along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.Tickets start at $7 and can be purchased here. Street, garage and lot parking are nearby.