It’s not yet the start of the official Miami Beach social season, but September signals the start of some great events and activities in the city that are fun for visitors and residents.
From a Fashion Film Festival to Orgullo, the celebration of the Hispanic LGBT community, there is something for everyone with choices galore.
“Miami Beach has really evolved from just a sleepy beachside community into a 360-degree city that offers so much dynamic entertainment, activities and events,” says Peggy Benua, Chair, the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). “September is a great month to try something new, sample something never been done before or revert back to old favorites. That’s the beauty of the Beach; there is something here for everyone.”
In September, locals and travelers can check out a movie at the Miami Fashion Film Festival, be one of the first people in the world to see next year’s new model of cars at the International Auto Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, create their own tasting tour at the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest or dance all night at one of the Orgullo festivities.
“Miami Beach has evolved into an exquisite amalgam of film, fashion, music, food, visual art, international events and original happenings,” notes Grisette Roque, Executive Director, MBVCA. “We are like no other place in the world because as the month of September demonstrates, beyond the ocean and sand, the wealth of offerings in our city are endless, expansive and original.”
Miami Beach is the place to be this month with these great events:
Miami Fashion Film Festival (Sept. 20 – 23)
Offering a close and colorful look at the creative and fast-paced world of the fashion industry, the Miami Fashion Film Festival (MIAFFF) celebrates the films and filmmakers who showcase the art, culture, and business of fashion, both locally and internationally.
Miami International Auto Show (Sept. 10-18)
Head to the Miami Beach Convention Center for the annual Miami International Auto Show. Check out the latest models of cars, trucks and SUVs from more than 40 of the world’s top auto manufacturers. Tickets are $15 per person.
Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest (Sept. 23)
Brings together some of the city’s finer food trucks, including GastroPod, Ms. Cheezious, Sakaya Kitchen, and Mushaboom. Local restaurants like Lou’s Beer Garden, Sazon, El Tumi de Oro, Mixturam, and others participate in the fun. The festival boasts great music and entertainment – all free of charge.
Celebrate Orgullo (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15)
Showcases Hispanic LGBT Pride during Hispanic Heritage & LGBT Pride Month with great food, music, and entertainment. Entry is free and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of food and beverages are given to the LGBT Youth Scholarship Fund and year round programming of the Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Inc.
Pink Flamingo Awards (Sept. 22)
The 4th Annual Pink Flamingo Awards, one of South Florida’s most fun and entertaining events, will return to Jungle Island onThursday, September 22nd. This event honors people, places and organizations that have demonstrated a level of excellence in the South Florida LGBT community throughout the year.