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Phenomenal Feast

Tastebuds rejoice! One of the biggest, most star-studded, and delicious culinary charity festivals in the country happens right in our own backyard on Feb. 22-25. Grab your tickets early for the 23rd Annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One; as the 4-day taste celebration returns with more than 105 events, Food Network’s biggest stars, Grammy-winning musicians, today’s biggest lifestyle personalities and more than 500+ chefs and wine & spirit producers who will come together for an unforgettable celebration as the Magic City transforms into the ultimate culinary playground. “It’s amazingly rewarding to see the Festival that started on the campus of FIU grow into an international stage,” says Lee Brian Schrager, Festival Founder & Director. “The best part is that it benefits the school, nurturing the great hospitality leaders of the future.”;

Mileage Makers

Lace up and join 18,000 runners participating in the Life Time Miami Marathon & Half, an exhilarating celebration of athleticism, endurance and the vibrant spirit of Miami. Held annually, this iconic race brings together thousands of dedicated runners from around the globe to eagerly conquer the scenic streets of our tropical paradise. The course takes participants on a breathtaking journey, weaving through palm-lined avenues, alongside shimmering turquoise waters, and past iconic landmarks like the Art Deco buildings of South Beach and the sweeping vistas of Port of Miami. It is not just a Marathon, Half-Marathon and family-friendly Tropical 5k that serves as the event kickoff, it’s an immersive experience that captures the essence of our vibrant city for runners and enthusiastic fans alike;

Fitness Fest

Anyone planning on visiting the 4-day extravaganza of all things fitness that is Wodapalooza 2024 will find it hard to believe that back in 2012 it was just a tiny 1-day event with a mere 500 spectators. Today, thousands of CrossFit athletes from around the globe gather in Miami to compete, teach, and learn in a number of events and seminars; Jan. 11-14;

Tasty Days

If you love chocolate, you’re going to love A Festival Of Chocolate @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden this Jan. 21-22. Did you know that chocolate was originally considered medicinal and promoted as a healing tonic in Europe? Come taste your way through chocolate confections, decadent desserts, savory bites, chocolate-themed drinks and other palate-pleasing delights;