This post lists things to do in Miami this April, updated for 2023.
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.
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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 Festival takes place, bringing in dozens of acts from the country music scene.
- Luxury 1st Saturdays | April 1st
- Ha*Ash | April 7th
- Keith Sweat/New Edition | April 28th
- Natalie Merchant | April 27th
Also in Fort Lauderdale is the Tortuga Musical Festival. It takes place April 14th-16th and includes people like Wiz Khalifa, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney, The Wallflowers, Deana Carter, and more.
Find all the Miami concerts here.
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.
- Miami Open | April 1st, 2nd
Find all Miami sporting events here.
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 this month, including Off-Broadway musicals, classic operas, and ballet.
- Hits! The Musical | April 1st | Fort Lauderdale
- Mary Poppins | April 1st - 9th | Fort Lauderdale
- Disney on Ice: Into the Magic | April 27th - 30th | Coral Gables
- Miami City Ballet | April 14th, 15th, 16th, 29th
- Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida | April 23rd | Fort Lauderdale
- Florida Grand Opera | April 13th, 15th | Fort Lauderdale
Find all the Miami theatrical productions.
4. Save Money with a Tourist Discount Pass
There are several different discount 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 27th-28th and April 3rd-4th.
For tickets, the daily schedule, a list of activities, and any other information you might need visit the Fair's website.
6. Take A Sightseeing Tour
In April, the weather is perfect to take 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.
With a parade along Ocean Drive, a VIP gala, and endless parties, this festival is sure to be a good time.
General Pride events take place in the city from April 1st-16th.
The free 2-day Miami Beach Pride Festival takes place April 15th and 16th, with DJs, live music, and other events.
The Miami Beach Pride Parade takes place on April 16 with more than 50 floats running along Ocean Drive (between 5th and 15th streets).
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 28th-30th.
9. See a Stand-up Comedy Performance
If you're in need of a good laugh, you might want to consider going out to see some stand-up comedy while you're in Miami.
There are a few notable comedians performing this month, so it's a good time to hear a few jokes!
Here are some of the best comics scheduled to make an appearance in or around Miami this April:
- Sarah Millican | April 5th
- Katt Williams | April 15th
- Verka Serduchka | April 18th
- Druski | April 29th
Check this list of stand-up comedy specials in the Miami area to find even more shows.
10. Attend the OUTshine Film Festival
The 25th 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 20th - 30th.
The Las Olas Wine and Food Festival takes place in Fort Lauderdale on April 21st.
Their tasting pavilion allows you to taste "the best cuisines from different areas".
A visit to The Mammoths: Ice Age Giants exhibit at Frost Museum of Science is a great activity for kids.
The Beach Polo World Cup takes place from April 20th - 23rd on Miami Beach.
This is the largest polo event in the world and includes not only polo matches but a retail village, Après Polo events, and cocktail parties.