The 411

Words by Jorge Arauz | April 26, 2024 | Lifestyle

Powerful & Fast

The inclusion of Miami onto the Formula 1 schedule was an epic moment in international racing, marking only the 11th venue in the U.S. to host a points-scoring round of the world championship. The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix features a new state-of-the-art 3.36-mile track with 19 turns, 3 straights (the longest being just over 3/4 of a mile in length), and a trio of DRS Zones that will test drivers to the limit as they reach top speeds of 198.8 mph. Plus, there are art exhibits, pop-up shops, plenty of authentic Miami-based cuisine, and a wide variety of activations and other race-related fun to keep attendees entertained throughout the races; May 3-5;

Patriotic Extravaganza

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s all the branches of the U.S. Military performing daring feats in the sky and on the waters just off our shores during the Hyundai Air & Sea Show. Walk through 4 city blocks of interactive military displays and action-packed demonstrations along Ocean Drive, including a jet cockpit photo op. There’s more adventure to be found at the Action & Kids Zones, and a selection of fun eats at the food court. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Miami event without great music, featuring performances by the country’s top musical acts, as well as rousing U.S. Military bands. As the sun sets, a breathtaking 3D Mapping Projection on historic Art Deco buildings will adorn the iconic structures, paying homage to our nation’s heroes, followed by a spectacular fireworks show; May 25-26;

Fan Zone

Over 80,000 Miami Grand Prix Racing fans get together every year for immersive fun at Racing Fan Fest in Wynwood. Get behind the wheel of a top racing simulator, enjoy curated pop-up shops, mouthwatering local culinary offerings, beverage concepts, celebrity guest appearances and party hearty at the night club;

Rods Out

Now in its 14th year, the Monica Burguera Foundation Fishing For A Cause Tournament is an exciting daylong offshore tournament to raise funds for boating safety education. Fish for dolphin, wahoo, kingfish or tuna or simply join the family-friendly Dock Party at the Miami Outboard Club and enjoy a Saturday by the water;

Inspiring Orchestra

Savor Stéphane Denève, James Ehnes and this season’s Fellows as they explore the orchestral gems of John Williams with New World Symphony. Witness the world premiere of a new work by Guillaume Connesson before hearing Igor Stravinsky’s tour de force, The Rite of Spring, a whirlwind of creativity and inventiveness that makes an epic finale to a memorable season; May 11;

Love & Dance

Amor Brujo seamlessly blends the mesmerizing world of flamenco with a timeless masterpiece by Spanish composer Manuel de Falla, performed by the South Florida Symphony Orchestra. It brings to life the passionate tale of Candela, a grieving widow, as she navigates the presence of her husband’s ghost and discovers a new love in Carmelo; Jun. 15;

Rocket Up

A hands-on, climb-aboard experience, Journey To Space explores what it takes to live and work in space, via fun games, interactive exhibits and authentic artifacts. Topics range from weightlessness, controlling a robotic arm, and keeping life support operational. Discover why working in the stars is an out-of-this-world dream come true; May 25-Oct. 6;