Miami in April: 15 Entertaining Activities in April You Should Not Miss

Springtime in Miami brings about a plethora of exciting and unique activities that locals and tourists can engage in. With the pleasant weather, the many museum exhibitions, sporting and musical events, guided tours, classes and workshops, film screenings and more are sure to offer you ample entertainment. Hence, if you plan a trip to Miami in April, rest assured, it’ll be worth it!

Make sure to keep on reading to find out about all that you can do in The Magic City in April.

How’s the Weather in Miami in April?

Pleasant weather in Miami
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Visiting Miami in April is an excellent idea since the weather is pleasant; it is slightly on the warmer side, with the temperatures ranging approximately between 73℉ (around 23℃) and 79℉ (around 26℃). Given that Miami is close to the shore, it does tend to get humid sometimes, and there is a possibility of a few showers throughout the month, so don’t forget to carry an umbrella or a raincoat.

It is also mostly sunny around this time of the year, so make sure to lather on enough sunscreen, wear sunglasses and even a hat when out.

15 Fun Events Organised in Miami in April

Miami in April is a paradise for tourists and locals alike owing to the multitude of fun things that there are to do. The following are 15 such events sure to keep you entertained during your stay here: 

1. Moonlight Kayak Tour

Moonlight Kayak Tour of Biscayne Bay
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If you are on the lookout for something peaceful to do during your stay in Miami in April, embark on the Moonlight Kayak Tour of Biscayne Bay. Starting from Deering Estate boat basin, the tour takes you to a 7-acre mangrove island (Chicken Key) as well as a bird rookery. The tickets must be purchased online, preferably in sets of two, and you are advised to bring with you some snacks, water and of course, padding apparel.
Address: 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157, United StatesDates: 30 April
Tickets: USD 45

2. Spring Floral Arrangement Workshop

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A popular event in Miami in April is the Spring Floral Arrangement Workshop arranged at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. An absolute delight for every anthophile, the Workshop hosted by Anna Noriega is a chance to learn how to properly arrange flowers. It focuses on information about flowers, seasonality, the right arrangement techniques, floral compositions and more.

All that you need to prepare an arrangement would be provided at the event, and you can take the final product home with you. 
Address: 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156, United States
Timings: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Dates: 17 April
Tickets: USD 75 onwards

3. Live on the Plaza- JUke

Live on the Plaza- JUke at the Adrienne Arsht Center
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Live on the Plaza- JUke is organised at the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts and features a four-piece “post blues” music performance. People who visit this outdoor event will be able to enjoy the soulful, lyrical and yet high-energy music by singer Eric Garcia, also a frontman and harmonica player. JUke touches upon a series of non-traditional and offers to its visitors snacks and beverages as they sit and take in the performances. Moreover, Happy Hour starts at 7:00 pm. 
Address: 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States
Timings: 7:30 pm onwardsDates: 2 April
Tickets: USD 15 onwards

4. Vizcaya Late

The gorgeous Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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The former villa of a businessman, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens hosts Vizcaya every month wherein visitors get to experience the estate till 8:00 pm. During the event, you not only get to explore the gardens and the Main House but also participate in exciting activities. Dance to a wildlife playlist in Animal Boogie, discover and draw the various creatures that inhabit the property, listen to a book reading on South Floridian animals in the Courtyard and eat at Cafe and Shop.

Don’t forget to book your tickets for this fun event.
Address: 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129, United States
Timings: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pmDates: 1 AprilTickets: USD 18

5. Art Heist Experience

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
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Organised at the Adrienne Arsht Center, the Art Heist Experience is a live, immersive theatre event for all the sleuths out there! Focusing on the $500 million theft at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, this outdoor event will place the  participants amidst the robbery itself, providing each one with a clue about the robber.

As they move around the 5 locations, they will come across a psychopath, con men, criminals, art-recovery specialists, an “inside” man and the “Greatest Art Thief of all Time.” 
Address: 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States
Duration: 90 minutesDates: 18 March- 4 April
Tickets: USD 43 onwards

6. Miami Open

Miami Open at the Hard Rock Stadium
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The Miami Open, held at the Hard Rock Stadium, is a dream for every tennis lover since it’s an opportunity to watch their favourite players in action. Open to spectators on the basis of reserved seating, there are two sessions on each day; women’s and men’s singles or doubles.

Once you are through watching the game, make sure to have food at the venue since it partners up with local restaurants like Pincho Factory and Novecento to offer delicious food. Moreover, you can discover some art murals and enjoy the live music.
Address: 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056, United States
Timings: 11:00 am onwardsDates: 22 March- 4 April
Tickets: USD 200 and above

7. Tea Tasting Series

Tea Tasting Series by Admari Tea
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Head on over to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for their Tea Tasting Series if the idea of learning about the beverage appeals to you! Headed primarily by Adrienne Etkin Nascimento from Admari Tea, this event is a chance for you to discover tea from gardens all over the world; Taiwan, India, China, Japan etc.

What you get to experience over the course of 2 hours is a short tea meditation and a lecture on the  tea rituals across the cultures and their symbolism. This event is open to members and non-members.
Address: 10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156, United States
Timings: 1:00 pm t0 3:00 pmDates: 3 April
Tickets: USD 40 onwards

8. Twilight Fridays at the Museum

Coral Gables Museum
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Organised on the first Friday of the month at the Coral Gables Museum, Twilight Fridays at the Museum is a great way to discover the various galleries and exhibitions free of cost. During these two hours, visitors get to enjoy live music, drinks at the cash bar and more while they explore all that’s housed within the former Coral Gables Police and Fire Station. Some of the exhibitions open to the public include The Caribee Clu: Lisu Vega, You Are Here: Introspective and Outside Entwined. 
Address: 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134, United States
Timings: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmDates: 2 April
Tickets: Free

9. Soap Making with Amelie Soap Company

Bars of botanical soap
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Being in Miami in April means that you can attend the unique Soap Making with Amelie Soap Company at Pinecrest Gardens. Part of “The Curious Gardener Workshops ” series, it is an opportunity for you to learn about soap making using botanical materials procured from the garden itself. There are instructors to help you prepare your own soap to take home using the provided materials, and each class also features complimentary beverages.
Address: 11000 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest, FL 33156, United States
Timings: 1:00 pmDates: 10 April
Tickets: USD 35

10. Culture Crawl

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Every third Thursday of the month, Miami Beach turns into a hub of multiple cultural activities organised by The City of Miami Beach in conjunction with some others. Spread out across various locations on the beach, this lively event includes art exhibits, concerts, backstage tours, film screenings, access to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and more.

While most events are within walking distance, you can also take advantage of the free trolley service to go from one location to another while getting Art Deco tours simultaneously. 
Timings: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dates: 15 April
Tickets: Free

11. Art at the Park

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Art at the Park is an initiative by the Coral Gables Museum, held at Ingraham Park, focusing on various mediums of art including drawing, photography and painting. These classes are held in a serene environment, under trees, and aim to promote the greenery of the Museum gardens. The classes you can register for are Fundamentals of Photography, Fundamentals of Drawing, Abstract Photography and Landscape Oil Painting.

Open to members and non-members, all participants will be guided by trained instructors and will be put in classes of 10.
Address: 4751 Ingraham Terrace, Coral Gables, FL 33133, United States
Timings: 9:30 am onwards
Dates: 7 April to 26 May
Tickets: USD 40 onwards

12. The Manhattan Transfer Concert

The Manhattan Transfer quartet
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Another event at Pinecrest Gardens, The Manhattan Transfer Concert features the popular music quartet specialising in jazz, swing, R&B, pop and rock n’ roll. Don’t forget to book your tickets to come watch this Grammy Award winning group, including Trist Curless, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne live in show. 
Address: 11000 SW 57th Ave, Pinecrest, FL 33156, United States
Timings: 8:00 pm
Dates: 10 AprilTickets: USD 15

13. OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival

Guests at the OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival
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Spanning over a period of 10 days, the OUTshine LGBTQ Film Festival is one of the biggest LGBTQ events of South Florida, focusing on showcasing the community’s art. Over 65 movies are screened online during this duration, laying emphasis on the historical and contemporary experiences as well as perspectives of the community. Furthermore, the festival strives to encourage a sense of global community by featuring movies from all over the globe. On 22 April is the drive-in opening night.
Dates: 22 April to 2 MayTickets: Prices vary

14. Art Outside Family Day

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An excellent opportunity for parents to engage with their children, Art Outside Family Day by The Bass Museum of Art focuses on conversation and experimentation through art. Held at Collins Park and online, its highlights include a 3-D sculpture class inspired by the “What Remains” exhibit, a virtual “Art Hunt” of the galleries and a “Design Challenge” to make art from household items.

In fact, the exhibit sheds light on the impact of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ on the art community. For those participating online, they can do so through the museum’s YouTube channel. 
Address: 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Timings: 12:00 noonDates: 25 AprilTickets: Free

15. Farmers Markets

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Springtime means a visit to the farmers markets, and Miami has quite a few of them. Not only do they sell fresh farm produce like fruits and vegetables, they are also known for their organic and exotic foods, handmade products, home decor and accessories. Open from morning till evening, you can also find local farmers and artisans selling breads, dips, fresh honey, juices etc.

Some of the popular farmers markets to visit in Miami in April are at Coral Gables City Hall, Aventura Mall and CityPlace Doral.
Address: 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134, United States (Coral Gables City Hall),
19501 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180, United States (Aventura Mall),
8300 NW 36th St, Doral, FL 33166, United States (CityPlace Doral)
A visit to Miami in April is nothing short of an assured opportunity to have a lot of fun. The city hosts numerous events and festivals around this time of the year, and whether you like theatre, art, sports, history, sightseeing or partying, there is something for everyone. So when you plan your trip, don’t forget to prepare a list of all the interesting activities you wish to partake in!

This post was published by Arushi Bhowmick

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