Over 85 Unique Events

The longest running free community cultural festival in Miami Beach!

Event List

The Antiques & Art Promenade  

Shop The Antique and Art Promenade, sponsored by the Original Miami Antique Show.  Between 10th and 11th Streets, The Promenade offers:

•Antique decorative furnishings, art, and jewelry!  All from a sampling of dealers that will be exhibiting at the internationally-renowned Original  Miami Antique Show, America’s largest indoor antique show.
• Vintage mid-century finds!
• Fine art dealers!
• One-of-a-kind custom-made furniture!

Every shopper will receive FREE passes to the top-rated Original Miami Antique Show (where you will be able to shop more than 600 antique, art and jewelry dealers from 28 countries) with any purchase from an Antiques & Art Promenade dealer during Art Deco Weekend.

Relax inThe Antiques & Art Promenade's Speakeasy Bar & Lounge, curated by Swarm.

All under the palms in Lummus Park while admiring the historic, pastel-colored Art Deco buildings along Ocean Drive.

Join us at The Antique & Art Promenade for more art, more shopping, and more cocktails!

Live Music


Michael Arenella is a musician, crooner, bandleader and impresario best known for leading his Dreamland Orchestra at his Jazz Age Lawn Party on New York’s Governors Island. Michael’s love of Jazz Age culture inspired him to throw the first Jazz Age Lawn Party in 2005 for an intimate group of friends and fellow torch carriers of a bygone era. While first timers might have thought it a historical reenactment, to Michael, his orchestra and his admirers it was all genuine. For Michael, the Jazz Age never really ended, it just fell asleep. Today, he reawakens it wherever he plays. Now, whether on Governors Island or South Beach, this living legacy is again vital within the zeitgeist of the present.

In addition to spreading the good word of Hot Jazz through his annual events, fans can follow Michael and his music at his NYC residencies: The Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge, as well as through his albums “Blue River” (2011) and “Just in Time” (2015)


Sunshine Jazz Organization members, ORIENTE, debuted in New Orleans in 1994 and have been performing in South Florida for over 20 yrs. Their Afro-Cuban and American jazz & blues roots create a unique world fusion of rhythm, melody & soul .


Brothers of Others is a Blues, Soul, Rock & Roll rhythm group from Miami, Florida, with dominant influences including many of the most legendary bands of all time.


Anthony Corrado is a Super Multi-Instrumentalist, composer, arranger, music educator, public speaker, recording artist, and studio engineer.  Corrado performs Dixieland, Hot Jazz, Swing, Bebop, Hard Bop, standards, swing vocals, smooth jazz, jazz-rock, jazz-fusion, funk, R&B, Flamenco, Latin Jazz and more.


"Art Deco Cabaret" presented by Edison Farrow and the singers of The Cabaret South Beach performing hits from the 1920s ans 1930s.


The Django Blue is an elegant and progressive band that performs an variety of Gypsy Jazz and original French, Italian and Spanish music, the diverse international group consists of four highly talented musicians from musical backgrounds and countries.  The wide variety of musical influences comes from Gypsy Jazz to Spanish rumba, result in an exciting fusion of Gypsy-Parisian-Swing-World Music presented by instrumentation including, Guitar, Accordion, double bass, and vocals.
Since its creation in 2016 The Django Blue has performed at many top hotels and venues, with shows at W South Beach hotel, Habitat’s Restaurant, The Stage, Soyka's Restaurant, Village of Merrick Park and many more
The group has also been featured in music festivals including the Northalsted Market Days Festival, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the Miami Jazz Festival.


Directed by Nicole Yarling and sponsored by The Sunshine Jazz Organization, The Sunshine Jazz  Youth Orchestra is mentored by world-class musicians with support by WDNA 88.9 FM Radio


Troy Anderson brings us back to a time, when the music would make you smile. Troy’s performance of “Satchamo” brings a smile to his swing!

Guided Tours

Tours are a great way to get a look at the city and the architecture of Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District – Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern. Our tours are led by knowledgeable local architects, preservationists, and historians.

Unless noted otherwise, all tours begin at the Tour Tent in front of the Art Deco Welcome Center at 10th Street and Ocean Drive. Most tours are approximately 90 minutes. See tour descriptions for more detail.

ONLINE SALES COMING SOON. Tickets are also available at the Tour Tent in front of the Art Deco Welcome Center at 10th Street and Ocean Drive during the festival weekend.



This ninety-minute walking tour provides an introduction to the Art Deco, Mediterranean, and Miami Modern (MiMo) styles of architecture found within the Miami Beach Historic District. Explore hotels, restaurants, and other commercial structures with visits to a number of interiors.

PRICE: $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under


         Friday - 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm

         Saturday - 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm

         Sunday - 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm


Walk through Miami Beach’s Art Deco District at your own pace and learn about its architectural history using our MP3-based self-guided tour and acompanying map. The complete tour takes approximately 1 1/2 hours, but you can set your own pace.  Commentary is offered in the following languages: ENGLISH, SPANISH, GERMAN & FRENCH. Self-guided tours are available for purchase on a first come first served basis, only inside at the Art Deco Welcome Center desk, and should be checked out at least two hours prior to the close of each day.

PRICE: $20 for adults, $15 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students

SCHEDULE: The Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Thursdays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm)   


Take a stroll down one of Miami Beaches’ most famous thoroughfares, once referred to as the “Fifth Avenue of the South.”  Discover how geography and history influenced the architecture of Lincoln Road from 1912 to present and what led to the revitalization of the area that we experience today.  Tours depart from the Albion Hotel, 1650 James Ave. (Corner of James Ave and Lincoln Road)  

PRICE: $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under)

SCHEDULE:   Friday – 11:00 am                    Saturday – 11:00 am                    Sunday – 11:00 am


This walking tour focuses on the Mediterranean architecture which was popular in Miami Beach during the 1920's and 1930's. 

PRICE: $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under

SCHEDULE: Friday – 1:30 pm                           Sunday – 3:30 pm


Similar to our regular Ocean Drive Tour but focuses on neon lighting . Our Art Deco buildings come alive when the lights go on! Neon lighting has always been associated with glamour and excitement. Learn about the history of neon lighting, its rise, its fall, and its resurgence.

PRICE$25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under

SCHEDULE:  Saturday – 5:00 pm         Sunday – 5:00 pm


Hotel Names, Bas Reliefs and Terrazzo Floors—  The architects of Art Deco buildings imbedded cultural, artistic and political messages into the designs and names of their hotels.  Join our tour guide in an adventure to discover these messages hidden in front of your eyes.  Explanations will be provided to understand the historical and political context of the 1930’s and 1940’s and why the meaning of these messages today is sometimes lost or intentionally obscured. 

PRICE: $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under.  Limited to 25 participants

SCHEDULE: Saturday – 3:30 pm


A two-hour walking tour that will focus on significant architectural buildings in the historic district, combining photography tips and techniques with historic and architectural commentary. Tour co- leaders include a photographer and MDPL tour guide.  Open to all levels of photographers.   Attendees are responsible for bringing their own DSLR cameras or camera phones. 

PRICE$25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under.

SCHEDULE: Sunday – 2:30 pm



This tour will provide highlights of the tours conducted throughout the year by MDPL:  Art Deco, MIMO, Gay and Lesbian, Lincoln Road, History, South Beach: A Walker’s Paradise, Mediterranean Revival, Jewish, and South Beach Scandals.  

PRICE$25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under.

SCHEDULE: Friday – 11:00 am            Saturday – 3:30 pm


This walking tour explores the rise and fall of the Jewish population of Miami Beach over the past 100 years, including a look at the impact of selected key Jewish individuals and institutions, plus an overview of architectural styles in the southernmost part of the city.  Tour starts at the Welcome Center tent and ends at the Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU, at Third Street and Washington Avenue.  

PRICE$25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under.

SCHEDULE: Saturday – 1:00 pm        Sunday – 11:00 am


This 90-minute walking tour focuses on illegal activities and shady characters in Miami Beach history.  Topics include political corruption, illegal gambling, alcohol during prohibition, and organized crime figures.  

PRICE$25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under.

SCHEDULE: Saturday – 11:00 am        Sunday – 1:30 pm


Miami Beach is a favorite locale for the on-location shooting of films and TV series.  While most of the stories are fictitious, the process of on-location shooting captures a record of a place as it was at a particular point in time.  Our Tour Guide will reconstruct the history of Art Deco and the city of Miami Beach by presenting short movie clips and frame freezes to illustrate the ever-changing city, its buildings and its people. “Movie Magic" will be dissected with an explanation of a hard to see inside jokes and impossible location movements not readily visible to the casual observer.   

PRICE: $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under.  Limited to 15 participants

SCHEDULE:  Friday – 1:00 pm                      Saturday – 1:00 pm                     Sunday – 1:00 pm


The tour explores 1) what makes the area an appealing place to walk in, for visitors and residents alike, and 2) what factors make it a place that one is able to live in with little or no use of a car.  To sum up in a word, what makes it “walkable.”  The tour takes participants through both commercial and residential areas of South Beach.  It begins at the Art Deco Welcome Center and ends on Lincoln Road.  

PRICE: $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors (65+), Military, and Students, and Free for MDPL members and children 12 and under

SCHEDULE: Friday – 3:30 pm



Our 90+ minute tour with three cocktails included takes you to see some of the lovely hotels in the Historic District. Sip cocktails and learn the history of bathing pools built by the ancient Greeks and Romans; the early bathing casinos in old Miami Beach and the international star arrested for her scandalous one piece swimsuit. Swimming pools became increasingly popular in America due to the stars of the glamorous Hollywood movies of the 1940s and 50’s. Learn about them and how fashions in swimming costumes have changed over the years. Each hotel will be highlighted for its history and contribution to the Historic District creating a fascinating tour with a splash of fun and frivolity.

PRICE & DETAILS: $65, includes three complimentary cocktails.  **This is a ticketed event, limited to 26 guests, 21 years old or older. 

SCHEDULE: Friday – 5:00 pm


Our 90 minute tour with two mojito cocktails included explores the fascinating story of how Miami changed almost overnight from a sleepy elderly enclave to a vibrant Latin community. In 1980, 125,000 Cubans made the journey from the Port of Mariel to start a new life in America. Learn the stories of those who, cast out by Castro, came to seek their fortune and make Miami Beach their home. Our tour discusses the history of Miami Beach with an emphasis on this turbulent time period as we visit buildings where the Cuban and Latin movement has influenced and benefited our City.  

PRICE & DETAILS:  $50, includes two complimentary cocktails. **This is a ticketed event, limited to 26 guests, 21 years old or older. Tour departs from Lummus Park on Ocean Drive at 7th Street, opposite the Avalon

SCHEDULE: Saturday – 5:00 pm

Jazz Age at Art Deco

Get Ready for Jazz on the Beach!

2018 Jazz Age Information coming soon!

Deco Kids Club

Art Deco Weekend Deco Kids Club is open January 13 and 14, 2018
from 10am to 5pm on Ocean Drive at 13th Street, Miami Beach

The Deco Kids Club is the place for family-friendly fun at Art Deco Weekend. The stage will feature music, dance, theater, storytime and more for kids of all ages. The Bass Museum, Wolfsonian-FIU, PAMM and others will provide free crafts as well. 

2018 Children’s programming Coming Soon. Check out last year's programming for a sample of what to expect this year!

The Deco Kids Club in Lummus Park at 13th Street
Activities from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday

Flappers and Dappers: Wolfsonian-FIU Museum presents “Flappers & Dappers: Dress in Deco with The Wolfsonian-FIU” Travel back to the 20s and 30s through fashion! Learn about Art Deco design by creating your very own flapper headpiece or dapper hat.

Clay Art: Bass Museum will help families will use clay and markers to recreate a mini replica of the monumental sculpture in Collins Park by Ugo Rondinone, Miami Mountain.   

Art with PAMM: PAMM will help you create your own masterpiece with free family art-making lead by Pérez Art Museum Miami teaching artists. 

Art Deco Toys: Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) will teach families more about the toys of the Art Deco era. The Art Deco Museum’s toy display will take up residence in the Kids Club for Art Deco Weekend. Families can create their own paper dolls or build an Art Deco building with construction toys created and popularized in the first half of the 20th Century.

Kids Art Deco Tour led by Rich Uncle Pennybags aka the Monopoly Man
Tours depart at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday
Learn about Miami Beach’s Art Deco with a very entertaining character! Tours leave from the MDPL booth in the Kids Club. 

Feathered Flamingos: Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association (FPNA)
The Flamingo Park Neighbors Association will be making feathered flamingos in the Children’s Area.  Come create your own bird and meet your neighbors!

Fienberg Fisher K-8 Parent Teacher Association (PTA):
PTA volunteers will be selling Hot Dogs, Pizza, Wraps, Chips, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Raw Juice, water and soft drinks. All proceeds will benefit Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center PTA. The booth is sponsored by GRIECO LAW and Beach Towing.

Kids Art Deco Tour

Led by Rich Uncle Pennybags aka the Monopoly Man
at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday

Learn about Miami Beach’s Art Deco with a very entertaining character! Tours leave from the MDPL booth in the Kids Club.


Saturday, January 13th

Schedule Coming Soon!

Sunday, January 14th

Schedule Coming Soon!

Classic Car Show

Saturday (1/13) & Sunday (1/14)
10am - 3pm

Art Deco Weekend welcomes back the Classic Car Show presented by the Antique Automobile Club of America South Florida Region - made up of enthusiasts of antique automobiles of all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles from the early 1900s up to the 1991. On Saturday (1/13) and Sunday (1/14) antique automobiles from all over Florida will be on display on Ocean Drive. 

Have a classic car that you would like to showcase at Art Deco Weekend?

Art Deco Dance

Art Deco Dance at Art Deco Weekend is an open invitation to ALL lindy hoppers and to join us for an amazing weekend full of live music and dancing in the historic Art Deco Historic District in the heart of South Beach!

Art Deco Weekend has a full schedule of LIVE MUSIC that is guaranteed to get your feet moving! Grab your dance shoes and come enjoy dancing under the stars at Art Deco Weekend! You can dance for hours, pause to eat, shop, attend a lecture, then dance for hours again. We welcome experienced lindy hoppers or people that just want to enjoy the music and create their own dance moves! 

Bark Deco Dog Show

Sunday, January 14, 2018 
Registration at 11:30AM  - 12:30PM
Show starts at 1:00PM
At the Art Deco Welcome Center (10th and Ocean Drive)

Free and Open to the Public

Welcome back to the third annual Bark Deco Dog Show, sponsored by Blue Buffalo!

Dogs featured prominently in Art Deco life.  The love of all things streamlined influenced the popularity of certain breeds in the ‘20s and ‘30s with images of greyhounds, borzois and salukis.  These breeds were particularly popular in mainstream art and cultural icons, as well as dogs such as Scottish terriers being popular in jewelry pins and broaches.  Art Deco Weekend will be celebrating the role of dogs with its own “Bark Deco Dog Show” held on Sunday 14 January at 1 PM on the steps of the Art Deco Welcome Center on Ocean Drive.

This is a fun dog show full of prizes and ribbons and special treats – anyone with a dog can enter.  In addition to seeing some of the finest and most talented dogs of Miami, there will be a mini-show of dogs looking for adoption as well as other guest dogs and their handlers.

This is one of the most popular events during Art Deco Weekend.  You can register on the day, but to be guaranteed entry please register online.  If you do so, you will receive a special gift on the day.

Register Now

Download the form below and email it to us at ArtDecoWeekendInfo@gmail.com

Due to the number of entries and to ensure a tightly run show, please enter your dog for up to three categories only.


  1. Miami Dog’s Got Talent

Does your dog know a trick, sing a song, rollover, and play dead? Good enough!!! Prizes given for crowd-pleasing tricks and for handlers and dogs that visibly enjoy working together.

  1. MDPL – Miami “Dog” Preservation League Award

Which dog best exemplifies Bark Deco – is your dog stylish, sleek and streamlined, is your dog simply Bark Deco?

  1. Waggiest Tail Dog

Everyone loves a waggy tail – now that tail can win you prizes!

  1. Best Look-A-Like

If you and your dog lookalike – this is the category for you. It may be your look, your style, or your outfits!

  1. Best Rescue

Everyone loves a rescue and they love us.  To celebrate all rescue dogs, the judges will be looking for a dog that is singular and unique.

  1. Best Brace (pair of dogs)

No, not the orthodontic type. A brace is a PAIR OF DOGS. Matching or not matching, we embrace everyone on Miami Beach.

  1. Most Original Costume

Everyone loves dress up and this is your chance to dress up your doggie – and maybe even you!

  1. Most So Miami”

Anyone that lives in Miami just knows a Miami dog – win a ribbon for the most Miami!

  1. Most Adorable

Your dog may be cute or ugly, old or young, but does it have that X-Factor of adorableness?


Winners of the above 9 categories will automatically be entered in the Blue Buffalo Best in Show:

  1. Blue Buffalo Best in Show - The People’s Choice

Not scientific, but by popular acclamation, this winner will win the hearts of the people.


Conditions of Entry

  • No puppies under 4 months old
  • Dogs must have up to date vaccinations
  • No aggressive dogs. Disruptive dogs will be dismissed – NO EXCEPTIONS
  • No sick dogs
  • No female dogs in season
  • All dogs must be on leash and under control at all times
  • Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dog

Lecture Series


Sunday, January 7, 2018


A lecture and slide show which explore the rise and decline of the Jewish population of Miami Beach over the past 100 years, including a look at the impact on the city of selected key Jewish individuals and institutions.


The event will be held at the Jewish Museum of Florida –FIU  (301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach)


$6 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.  This also includes admission to the museum exhibits.

Friday, January 12, 2018


Saturday,  January 13, 2018


Sunday, January 14, 2018



Retro Fashion Show


Location: Art Deco Welcome Center, (10th and Ocean Drive), Miami Beach (outside)

Date / Time: January 13, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Art Deco Weekend fashion show is unlike any fashion show to hit a Miami Beach runway.
A labor of love & passion by director Angela La Muse; vintage lifestyle enthusiast, pin-up model & burlesque artist. She has curated a runway with a variety of vintage, retro reproductions as well as indie designers who will be presenting their Art Deco inspired fashions (one from as far away as Thailand), exclusively for Art Deco Weekend.

Featuring celebrity emcee Janine Stanwood from Channel 10 News!

Our fabulous models are delegates of the Miss Art Deco pageant, managed by Beauty Touches Group.

Featured Designers:

- Blue Velvet Vintage
- House of Recollection
-Luis Aponte
-Nadiya Shulhan
-Gia Perrotti

Press inquiries: contact@angelalamuse.com

Art Deco Museum

Open Daily, 10am - 5pm

The Art Deco Museum allows tourists and local to better understand the architectural heritage and community culture of Miami Beach. MDPL designed the museum to be educational and informational while reflecting the fun and glamour of Miami Beach.

A visit to the museum will teach about the three major historic design styles in Miami Beach.  These styles are Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco and Miami Modern (MiMo).  Scale models of select buildings allow you to have a closer look at the elements of these structures. You will also learn about the development of the City of Miami Beach. The Miami Beach Visual Memoirs project has recorded the personal stories of people who have been a part of Miami Beach’s story. MDPL’s history is also on display so that guests can learn more about preservation. The museum includes a resource center, a children’s area, rotating exhibits and much more!

Preservation Education

Come by the Miami Design Preservation League’s (MDPL) Preservation Tents to learn more about historic preservation, as well as our advocacy programs and efforts to protect and preserve our great city’s architectural heritage. 

Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) tour guides will be there to educate you about Miami’s historic architectural styles, including: Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco and MiMo (Miami Modern).

The North Shore Historic District Neighborhood Association will be there to update you on their efforts to preserve the flamboyant and fun MiMo buildings in North Beach, as well on the latest developments regarding Ocean Terrace.

Our friends from the Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association will be available to update you on the latest regarding their historic district and park in the heart of Miami Beach.

Learn about other important efforts to preserve Little Havana and Bay Harbor.

Find out more about the Historic Designation for Single Family Homes program and current advocacy issues regarding this important topic.

Most importantly, find out how YOU can help!  Every person can make a difference!!!

Street Entertainment

Art & Street Fair

Every year during Art Deco Weekend, the Miami Design Preservation League closes Ocean Drive to traffic for your enjoyment.  Nearly 150 pop-up shops of all types, as well as bars and lounges with live music, line Lummus Park. 

Meanwhile, strolling performers from Miami’s own Fantasy Theater and the Classic Car Show from the Southern Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, add to the festive atmosphere as you walk down Ocean Drive with the historic, pastel-colored, neon-lit Art Deco Buildings as a beautiful backdrop.

Art Collectors!  Shop over 60 NEW fine art exhibitors this year!

Fashionistas!  Enjoy shopping more than 30 unique clothing designers and hand-made, custom jewelry designers.

Antique & Design Enthusiasts!  Shop the EXPANDED Antique & Design Promenadeat 12th Street featuring more antique, vintage and home furnishings dealers.

Official T-Shirts & Posters!  Get your official Art Deco Weekend merchandise including the world-famous annual festival poster, t shirts, hats and more at between 9th & 10th Streets.

Official Art Deco Gift Shop!  Located in the Art Deco Welcome Center at 10th Street, the gift shop will be open during all festival hours.

A wide range of nearly 50 more pop-up shops and services also will be represented, including real estate and cuisine.

And… enjoy jazz, swing, pop, rock and classical music while relaxing under the palm trees and admiring the restored Art Deco buildings along Ocean Drive at our 3 bars and lounges:

“Starlight Lounge” at 9th Street
“The Speakeasy” at 11th Street
“The Stage” at 13th Street  (evenings only)

Tito’s Vodka cocktails, Concrete Beach Brewery craft beer, wine and prosecco all will be available!

Join us on Ocean Drive for more art, more music and more fun!

Fantasy Theater

A lively and entertaining menu of family friendly entertainment takes over Ocean Drive during Art Deco Weekend. Come see stilt walkers, magicians, dancers, strolling characters and more!

Over the three day festival, be prepared to be stunned by the magical talents of street magicians and the live performances by a variety of dancers and acrobats. Be sure to look up to catch the giant puppets and stilt walkers! Be sure to find all the Shirley Temples roaming Ocean Drive! This plus more.. much more at Art Deco Weekend!

This is all thanks to the talented team at Fantasy Theater Factory! 


2018 Film Program Coming Soon

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