A 2013 PREVIEW
Miami Beach is a destination for all seasons – art season, cultural season, music season, you name it! The “season” is officially underway and the first half of 2013 is certain to keep your social calendar full. Read on for a recap of the upcoming notto- be-missed events taking place on Miami Beach now and well into the new year.
FOR THE FOODIE:
2013 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival February 21-24, 2013
One of America’s most prestigious gourmet gatherings, the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is a national, star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the Festival benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.
FOR THE WATER LOVER:
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
FEBRUARY 14-18, 2013
Florida’s largest annual boating event spans three locations—the Miami Beach Convention Center, the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail® at Miamarina at Bayside— and features more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe. There’s no better place to preview the new boating season! From the latest in powerboats, sailboats and engines to cuttingedge marine electronics and accessories to the best in nautical gifts, services and apparel, the Boat Show boasts something for everyone. Beyond the boats and booths special events, attractions and activities celebrate the boating lifestyle and offer entertainment for everyone.
FOR THE CINEPHILE:
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 1-10, 2013
The mission of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) is to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development and excellence by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, MIFF presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent. Miami Dade College has led the Festival through a period of tremendous growth and expansion, and the number of official Festival venues increased in the new decade to include (in addition to the Gusman), Regal South Beach Cinemas, MDC’s Tower Theater, Colony Theatre, City of Miami Beach’s Soundscape Park at New World Center, Cosford Cinema, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Coral Gables Art Cinema, O Cinema and Wynwood Walls.
FOR THE MUSIC LOVER:
WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE
MARCH 15-24, 2013
Winter Music Conference, in its 28th consecutive year, is one of the most publicized annual music gatherings in the world. A pivotal platform for the advancement of the industry, WMC attracts thousands of electronic artists and music industry delegates from 70 countries and over 100,000 event attendees each year for a concentrated schedule of more than 500 events, parties, seminars and workshops.