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Things to Do in Miami in April

Updated: May 11, 2024
 By Nichole

This post lists things to do in Miami this April, updated for 2024.

We include family-friendly activities, events, concerts, festivals, and things to do at night. And check out our post on the weather in April.


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO

This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in Miami in April. 

For tips on the most popular activities in Miami, check out our other popular posts: 

If you need more ideas, check out our comprehensive post on Things to Do in Miami.


1. See a Concert

The Miami area is rather quiet this month when it comes to concerts.

However, the annual Tortuga Music Festival takes place, bringing in dozens of acts from the country music scene.

Concerts

Music Festivals

Check out this list for even more concerts in the Miami area in March.


2. Attend a Sporting Event

Baseball, hockey, tennis, soccer, and basketball...the options are endless in South Florida for both professional and college-level sports.

There are multiple games for most teams in April.

Basketball

Hockey

Baseball

Soccer

Find even more sporting events in Maimi in Aprilhere.


3. Enjoy the Theatre

Fans of music and theatrical productions will have some great options to choose from in and around Miami this April. 

You’ll find a variety of different shows to watch, including Off-Broadway musicals, classic operas, and ballet.

Musicals/Plays

  • The Prom | April 3rd-7th | Fort Lauderdale

Family-Friendly

Other

Check here for even more Miami theatrical productions in April.


4. Save Money with a Tourist Concession Pass

There are several different concession Passes you can purchase to save money on top attractions in Miami.

You can often save up to 45% off retail prices on entertainment, tours, and attractions throughout the city.

Attractions Included in Various Passes: 

  • Fort Lauderdale Half-Day Tour
  • Wynwood Art Walk Tour
  • Gator & Wildlife Park Safari
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour

Find our full comparison post on the Miami passes available here.

Or, to purchase a pass, you can click here: All Inclusive - Miami Go City | Explorer - Miami Go City | Day Pass - Miami Sightseeing | FLEX Pass Miami Sightseeing


5. Head to the County Fair

In March the Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo happens at the fairgrounds of the same name.

In addition to over 90 rides, there are carnival games and over 150 food stands. It's the perfect family-friendly activity.

There's also a youth fair that includes circus acts, an ice-skating show, and a jetpack flying water circus, amongst other fun experiences.

Look out for daily parades, stilt walkers, a rolling piano player, robocars, and a number of interactive experiences such as a petting zoo.

It's impossible to be bored with so much to do!

This all takes place on March 16th-April 9th, opening at noon most days. Note that the fair is closed March 14th-April 7th.

For tickets, the daily schedule, a list of activities, and any other information you might need visit the County Fair's website.


6. Take A Sightseeing Tour

In April, the weather is perfect for taking a sightseeing tour with smaller tour groups. 

Of course, there are several great walking tours in the city.

If you’re interested in architecture and getting to know downtown, we offer a free, self-guided Art Deco tour.

Find more free activities in Miami here

A convenient way to get around Miami while learning about the city is to take a hop-on-hop-off bus tour.

These tours make stops at over 20 popular points of interest and attractions and include live English commentary (or recorded commentary in 11 languages).


7. Miami Beach Pride

April will bring more than 80,000 participants to the Miami Beach Pride Festival.

The free 2-day Miami Beach Pride Festival takes place April 13th and 14th, with DJs, live music, and other events.

The Miami Beach Pride Parade takes place on April 14th with more than 50 floats running along Ocean Drive (between 5th and 15th streets).

General Pride events take place in the city starting April 4th

With endless parties and activities this festival is sure to be a good time. 


8. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at the SOFLO Cake & Candy Expo

Who doesn't love cake and candy? The annual SOFLO Cake & Candy Expo offers treats, classes, and supplies for everyone from the professional to the hobby baker. 

Located at the Miami Aiport Convention Center, the expo will be held from April 26th-28th.


9. See a Stand-up Comedy Performance

Miami is a great place to enjoy a comedy experience, and there are some fantastic comedians in the area in April.

Comedy Shows

Comedy Venues

Check this list of stand-up comedy specials in the Miami area to find even more shows.


10. Attend the OUTshine Film Festival

The 26th anniversary of the Miami OUTshine Film Festival, which provides a forum for LGBTQ+ filmmakers to show their cinematic works, takes place in April.

There are screenings, panel discussions, happy hours, and parties throughout Miami.

Activities take place from April 18-28th in Fort Lauderdale.


Honorable Mentions

There are plenty of other festivals and events taking place in Miami in April.

Below are just a few of them.

Miami Film Festival | April 5th-14th | films from around the world, panels, filmmaker talks. and more

Deering Seafood Festival | April 14th | Palmetto Bay | delicious seafood, music, art, boat rides

Beach Polo World Cup | April 19th-21st | Miami | largest polo event in world, retail village, Après Polo events

Miami Date Countryfest | April 20th-21st | Miami | rodeos, livestock shows and more

Las Olas Wine and Food Festival | April 21st | Fort Lauderdale | taste "the best cuisines from different areas".


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About The Author

Nichole

Nichole's love for Miami began when she chose the Magic City as her future home, after living overseas in Singapore. She cannot get enough the city's food scene, culture and 'multiple boroughs,' each unique in their own way. She is an avid worldwide traveler and thrives on learning about new cultures in each place her feet land. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2017, first as a part of administration and then later as a writer. She's a chiropractor and yoga teacher with a full-time business in Miami. Her motto is "Peace, Love, & Travel.”
Updated: May 11th, 2024
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