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.
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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 on Thursday, 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.
About Miami Beach
Recently awarded first place in the 2016 edition of the Travvy Awards, presented by travAlliancemedia in the category of “Best Wedding Destination, U.S. & Canada“ and a winner in the 2014 and 2015 Magellan Awards by Travel Weekly in the categories of “Destinations | Mobile App” and “Overall Spa Destinations| U.S and Canada” respectively, Miami Beach is a favorite destination among travelers worldwide. Renowned for its unparalleled culinary offerings, extravagant nightlife, rich culture, luxe shopping and plush hotels, Miami Beach is home to unique museums, the New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, Miami Beach Convention Center, international festivals and art exhibitions, boat and auto shows, over 187 boutique and resort hotels and 12 public parks; it is no wonder the beautifully diverse city is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Boasting seven miles of breathtaking beaches, Miami Beach is easily accessible from the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport. The City of Miami Beach has been named one of the top cities worldwide for ‘walkability’ and is equally easy to navigate by bike or boat. Known for its year-round sunny skies, the vibrant destination not only produces its own branded sun care line, MB Miami Beach Suncare, but has been ranked by TripAdvisor as number one in 2011’s Top Winter Sun Vacation Rental Getaway Destinations and was also part of Top 25 Beaches in the World and Top 25 Destinations in the U.S. Miami Beach is like no other place in the world!