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What to Do in Miami in March

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This post lists things to do in Miami this March, updated for 2023.

We include family-friendly activities, events, concerts, festivals, and things to do at night.

Disclosure: While our recommendations are always unbiased, we may receive a small share of sales through some of the links below at no cost to you. See the full text.


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO

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

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

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

Some of the items below are already included with a Miami tourist attraction discount pass.

These passes can save you up to 50% off the retail prices of popular tours and attractions.


1. See a Concert

Miami has a number of performers stopping in this city on tour this month.

From internationally headlining artists to regional tours, there will be a concert for everyone this month.

Appearing in March are:

Find all the Miami concerts here on StubHub. 


2. Attend a Sporting Event

Florida has a wealth of professional and college-level sports teams, which means you'll have plenty of options in Miami this March.

You can find multiple home games on StubHub for basketball, football, baseball, and hockey.

Basketball

Hockey

Baseball

Tennis

Soccer

Find all the Miami sporting events here on StubHub.


3. Enjoy the Theatre

Fans of music and theatrical productions will have no shortage of great options to choose from in and around Miami this March. 

You’ll find mostly modern musicals:

Or, if you're interested in Opera, you could see:

Find more Miami theatrical productions on StubHub.


4. A Sightseeing Tour

March is a perfect off-season time 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).

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5. Attend a Music Festival

Fans of electronic music cannot miss out on Ultra Music Festival.

The festival features the best DJs from all over the world over three days.

The festival has been going since 1999, so it is expertly organized and routine festival-goers should have a great time.

The Ultra Music Festival takes place in Miami at FPL Solar Amphitehatre March 24th-26th.

The Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest takes place at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium March 11th and 12th.

This year acts include performers such as Jill Scott, Jodeci, Ari Lennox, Sean Paul, and El Debarge amongst others.


6. Save Money with a Tourist Attraction Discount Pass

Getting a tourist attraction discount pass is the best way to see multiple popular attractions in Miami while saving time and money.

These passes work by bundling admission costs to give you a discount, often saving up to 45% of retail prices.

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, if you know which pass you want to purchase, you can find it here: All Inclusive - Miami Go City | Explorer Miami - Go City | Day Pass - Miami Sightseeing | FLEX Pass - Miami Sightseeing


7. Laugh at a Comedy Show

This month brings a few well-known comedians to Miami.

If you're in need of a good laugh, this is a great time to visit the city and see some live stand-up comedy.

Here are some of the best stand-up comics performing in March:

For even more great options, check this list of stand up comedy shows in Miami.


8. Head to the Fair

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

In addition to over 90 rides, there are carvinal 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, a jetpack flying water circus, amongst other activities.

Look out for daily parades, stilt walkers, a stolling 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 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.


9. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

If you're in Miami over St. Patrick's Day weekend, you can find multiple free and cheap festivities happening around the city!

If you're looking for family-friendly parade fun, head to the center of Fort Lauderdale, which is just a short drive from the center of Miami.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade will be taking place on March 11th.

There will even be a Shamrock Run!

One of the biggest events can be found at St. Pat's Winwood, and event that has attracted over 20,000 guests.

Another party for the adult crowd can usually be found at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus. They tend to have live music and Irish dishes on offer.

This post lists some other places you could check out for St. Patrick's Day events.


10. Winter Party Festival

If you love live music, festivals, and dancing, you won't want to miss Miami's biggest and most diverse LGBTQ party of the winter.

They call themselves a "Party with a Purpose," since the festival is produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force and donates a large portion of their proceeds to LGBTQ causes each year.


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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: January 12th, 2023
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