Miami Beach Watersports Center begins each season in October with a major rowing race, Head of the Indian Creek Regatta, the only Nationally Recognized Regatta of its kind in Florida and attended by hundreds of out of town participants and spectators. Activities continue year-round including training camps and adaptive programs. The second floor space is also a draw for destination weddings, event, and meetings.
The Hub at the LGBT Visitor Center provides LGBT tourists resources to ensure a successful stay in Miami Beach while promoting socioeconomic development and tourism. In addition to their daily services, the Center proudly offers ongoing panel discussions, educational workshops, special social events, recovery & support groups, and dance & fitness classes.
The Tourist Hospitality Center provides assistance to visitors and welcomes an average of 8,500 visitors annually and an average world-wide internet outreach of 28,000 through its website miamibeach.org. The center provides assistance to visitors through a combination of marketing campaigns that adds more exposure to Miami Beach. The marketing efforts help attract travelers to stay in Miami Beach hotels.
Visit Miami Beach (VMB) is located at 530 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL. Their new street-front location will be able to assist a greater number of guests that walk through the Lincoln Road area and towards the New World Symphony and Fillmore Theaters. VMB's multilingual staff meets and greets thousands of tourists, convention goers, residents, and business travelers annually. VMB has successfully welcomed and received visitors that come to Miami Beach for conventions, meetings, and expos at the Miami Beach Convention Center to assist in the promotion of restaurants, attractions and retail stores throughout the City.
This 5-day culinary Festival, taking place October 17 - 21, 2017, kicks off Miami’s globally-recognized stone crab season through a high-end experience that showcases the talent of South Florida’s leading chefs and culinary masterminds. The South Beach Seafood Festival includes nightly culinary events leading up to Saturday’s festival, to include a VIP Chef Showdown, An Evening at Joe’s, Cooking and Cocktails featuring Goya and Herradura, and the new Crabs, Slabs, and Cabs featuring Cambria and Menin Hospitality. The event will also be televised on the Food Network’s newest show “Food Festivals”; on VIP Television that airs throughout the state of Florida, and featured on NBC6 “Six in the Mix.
This annual event, taking place October 27 - 29, 2017, has placed a creative twist on the traditional running event. The majority of participants are dressed in full costume while running the course. The event will celebrate its 9th anniversary in 2017 and has grown steadily since its inception. Events will include packet pick-up at Nike Miami Beach on Lincoln Road, an awards ceremony and post-race party at Nikki Beach, and a happy hour at the host hotels. There is also a “Freaky 4-miler” taking place in conjunction with the 13.1-mile half marathon, taking place October 28, 2017.
The 2017 ITF (International Tennis Federation) Seniors World Team Championships will take place over a period of 2 weeks throughout Miami and Miami Beach, between October 29 and November 11, 2017. The Championship is the highest ranked team event on the Seniors Circuit for male and female players in the age categories of 50-60. Since the tournament’s inception in 1981, the number of competitors has continued to increase year. There are now 21 age categories, from the original 4, with more than 1,000 players competing in both singles and doubles matches. The event will include approximately 4,000 matches over a 2-week period.
The Pan American International Karate Tournament, taking place November 16 - 18, 2017, is one of the largest and most prestigious sport martial arts events in the world today. Established in 1980, it has become one of the best sport karate tournaments in the world with competitors coming in to compete from all over the United States and the world. A 30-minute show highlighting the event will be featured on NBC stations/Telemundo.
SCOPE Miami Beach, taking place December 5 - 10, 2017, is a contemporary art fair that will welcome over 120 established International Exhibitors and 20 emerging galleries, many of whom will experience their first introduction to the art market. Also featuring a wide range of curated projects, sponsor programs and Platinum VIP tours, SCOPE’s emphasis on activating young galleries and artists draws attendees who are seasoned collectors, curators and tastemakers looking for new discovery. In addition to the art show, a total of 4 ancillary events will take place to include a Platinum First View Brunch, VIP + Press Preview, Bombay Sapphire + SCOPE party, and the SCOPE Official party, and daily interactive events inside the pavilion and outside in SCOPE’s beach lounge.
UNTITLED, Art Fair Miami Beach, taking place December 5 - 10, 2017, is a curated art fair for international galleries and nonprofit art spaces with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary art. UNTITLED is situated directly on the beach with natural light and ocean views, and is working with internationally recognized architecture firm K/R, under the direction of John Keenen, to construct the design of its temporary pavilion to integrate international galleries, nonprofit spaces, and a designated space for the fair's programming. In addition to its roster of international exhibitors, UNTITLED will present a series of conversations, performances, special events, and special projects as part of its compelling visitor experience.
This year’s Capital One Orange Bowl game will be played on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami–Dade County, with their ancillary events taking place between December 26 and 30, 2017. It is estimated that over 200,000 college football fans, spectators and participants will take part in the Festival’s events. The game will be televised on ESPN. In addition, the radio broadcast, through ESPN Radio, and the radio networks of the participating schools will generate a combined 8 million listeners. The Orange Bowl features a week of exciting events including the Team Welcome Receptions, Team Beach Parties, Family/Children and Spouses’ outings, Coaches Dinners, Team Hospital Visits, Orange Bowl Coaches Luncheon, Orange Bowl Rhapsody, and Capital One Orange Bowl Fan Fest.
Celebrating 55 years of service to the global television industry, NATPE, taking place January 16 - 18, 2018, inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing, and distribution across all platforms through interdepend marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. The annual market & conference is the only American program market serving the worldwide television/content community. This 3-day conference is recognized throughout the world as a key media event. Events will include the NATPE Market & Conference, NATPE Opening Night Party, and the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award Ceremony and Reception. Additional events, not managed by NATPE, may be planned in the Miami Beach area by exhibitor and sponsors
The Miami Marathon (26.2 miles) and Half Marathon (13.1 miles) are health and community based running/walking races that are expected to draw approximately 25,000 athletes for the marathon/half marathon, 2,500 athletes for the Tropical 5K, and 3,000 public school students for the Kids Run Miami Program. The events, taking place January 26 - 28, 2018, will kick off with the health and fitness expo which will be visited by over 20,000 visitors, as well as, a press conference, VIP Party, and Tropical 5K.