Miami, Florida is an extremely ethnically and culturally diverse city, and to celebrate this diversity Miami hosts a variety of cultural events and festivals, especially during the summer. These cultural events, enhance the summer lifestyle of Miami residents and attract tourists and locals to the streets of Miami to enjoy.
Early in the summer there is the Miami/ Bahamas Goombay Festival from June 2nd to June 5th. This is one of the largest black heritage festivals in the United States. It boasts a large variety of food, arts, and crafts for sale. If you enjoy Caribbean song and dance and bright colorful costumes this will be a great festival to check out.
There are a series of film festivals that are hosted in Miami. At the beginning of July, the 6th through the 9th, there is the American Black Film Festival. Films, documentaries, shorts, features and unreleased black films from around the world will be featured. From August 19th through August 27th the Brazilian Film Festival takes over the Colony Theatre of Miami. At this festival, short and feature films compete for the coveted Crystal Lens Award.
For theater lovers, the XXVI International Hispanic Theater Festival is worth checking out. It lasts from July 7th through July 24th. Prestigious theater companies from Latin America, the United States, and Europe will be performing. This year there will be a special emphasis on Chile and its contributions to Latin American society.
Near the end of the summer, August 26th through September 18th there is the International Ballet Festival of Miami. Ballet companies come from around the world to perform at this esteemed event.
There is a large variety of cultural events and festivals going on in Miami this summer. There is something for everyone, from Hispanic theater to world renowned ballet and film festivals to Caribbean food and dance. This summer pack your bags and head to Miami to enjoy its diversity and rich culture through its numerous festivals and events.