The 411

Power Serves

The Miami Open has played host to the biggest names in tennis over the years. Awestruck fans have watched Serena Williams win a record 8 singles titles, witnessed Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer begin their rivalry, playing their first match against each other in Miami in 2004. In 2020, Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz claimed his first Masters 1000 trophy at the event. While tennis is the star of the show, there’s also music, fashion and food, with the sprawling Hard Rock Stadium event space offering plenty of places to party like a pro. Musicians will perform a range of tunes, and DJs will pump club-like music throughout the crowd. Since Miami is a cultural leader, guests can also see vibrant murals painted by local artists throughout the space. If you want to shop, you’ll find a plethora of merchandise throughout the venue and big screens positioned throughout, ensuring fans won’t miss a minute of the action;

Be There, The Fair!

What local doesn’t know the catchy jingle filled with nostalgia and memories of too-fast rides and elephant ears? “Be there, the Fair, it’s all there…The Fair…BE THERE!” To say that the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is legendary would be a massive understatement. Now in its amazing 72nd edition, it is 21 days of unbridled family-friendly fun with over 80 rides, fabulous fair foods, blockbuster shows, live performances, student competitions, interactive attractions and more; Mar. 14-Apr. 7;

Season of Renewal

The 3-part Spring Mix at Miami City Ballet dances onto the stage with George Balanchine’s Agon — a tour de force of 12 dancers creating mesmerizing movement. Next, Following The SubtleCurrent Upstream mirrors life’s boisterous waves and reminds us that everything in nature seeks to return to its source. The evening concludes with the breathtaking world premiere of Delight; Mar. 8-24;

Charitable Glamping

During the 15th Annual Flamenco Festival Miami, Manuel Liñán, acclaimed for his recent presentation ofViva; Alfonso Losa, winner of the prestigious Festival De Jerez Critic’s Choice Award; rising star Miguel Fernández Ribas, a.k.a El Yiyo; and the highly celebrated Paula Comitre; join a cast of exceptional musicians led by guest vocalist Sandra Carrasco in Stars of Flamenco; Mar.14;

Artistic Excellence

One of the greatest conductors of our time, Michael Tilson Thomas, joins world-renowned pianist Emmanuel Ax on Mar. 9 at New World Symphony for an unforgettable evening of Beethoven, simulcast on Wallcast. On Mar. 16, he conducts Tchaikovsky’s powerful Fourth Symphony, and collaborates with baritone Dashon Burton on Copland’s Old American Songs;

Feeling Lucky?

There’s a special allure to the gambling table, the turn of the cards, the spin of the roulette wheel, the rattle of the dice, the thrill of a great blackjack hand. It’s even better when it’s for a good cause, like the 2nd Annual Key Biscayne Woman’s Club Monte Carlo Night to benefit the KBWC Scholarship Fund; Mar. 9;

Out-Of-This-World Orchids

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden’s Orchids In Bloom festival transcends a mere event — it’s a testament to their dedication to fostering a deeper connection with the natural world. Attendees are invited to explore, learn, and revel in the splendor of one of the world’s largest orchid collections, boasting some of the rarest species on the planet. There’s also delicious food, specialty cocktails and family-friendly games throughout the celebration; Mar. 9-10;