Annual Events

Special Miami Beach Events and Exciting Festivals

Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall, there’s sure to be an event that will captivate and enthrall. Loews is fortunate to be in the center of some of the most exciting Miami Beach events and festivals in and around the hotel.

Here’s a sample of just a few of the phenomenal South Beach events that take place each year:

South Beach Wine & Food Festival®

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is a star-studded, four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world's best wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the Festival benefits the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management located on FIU’s Biscayne Bay campus. The Festival began in 2002, with Loews Miami Beach hosting its revered Tribute Dinner since the beginning. The festival has raised over $14 million to date for FIU. Loews Miami Beach Hotel is proud to be the host hotel from this renowned culinary festival for the 14th year in a row. Fesitval dates for 2015 are February 19–22, 2015. 

Winter Music Conference

People from all over the world return to South Beach year after year to attend the Winter Music Conference. For over two decades, it has attracted professionals from more than 60 countries representing every aspect of the industry, from the top technological innovators, DJs and producers, to retailers, distributors and audio manufacturers. There is no other party like it. The Winter Music Conference takes place every March.

Miami Spice Restaurant Month

Miami Spice is a mouthwatering restaurant promotion showcasing the very best of Miami cuisine. During the months of August and September, Miami’s top restaurants offer three-course meals (lunch $19 or $23; dinner $33 or $39) featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs. Discover the tropical fusion of ingredients that makes Miami dining so wonderfully out of the ordinary.

Art Basel

Experience an art show that breaks boundaries. This important cultural event combines the international art show with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events, including music, film, architecture and design. Located in Miami Beach’s Art Deco district, Art Basel works are showcased under highway overpasses, on public lawns and other unexpected sites. The show takes place every December.

Miami International Boat Show

See what’s new at the greatest boat show in the world. Florida's largest annual event spans three locations—the Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center and 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. The Miami International Boat Show takes place every February.

For more information about things to do in Miami during your stay, speak with our concierge.