Over 85 Unique Events

The longest running free community cultural festival in Miami Beach!

Event List

The Antique & Design Promenade  

Shop The Antique & Design Promenade, between 10th and 11th Streets, right on Ocean Drive.

Sponsored by the Original Miami Antique Show, The Promenade offers antique decorative furnishings, art and jewelry indoor antique show.  Be sure not to miss:

* Haig’s of Rochester, one of the country’s top antique dealers.
* Vintage mid-century finds and vintage fashion.
* Local artists and designers.
* The Speakeasy Bar & Lounge, curated by Swarm.

Plus, stop by the Original Miami Antique Show booth to 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. You also can download and print out your FREE passes at this link.

All under the palms in Lummus Park, where you can admire the historic, pastel-colored Art Deco buildings along Ocean Drive.


Live Music


Friday, January 12th

Special Event!
Opening Night Soirėe

Jazz Age VIP (Lummus Park 11th Street) Dancing Under the Stars Featuring:
Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra Magic by Fantasy Theatre
Lite bites by a Fish Called Avalon
Spirits by Swarm, Inc.
7pm – 10pm (Ticketed Event) 

The Antique & Design and Ocean Drive Strolling Players
1pm-4pm – 4pm-7pm

Malibu Beach Shack (9th & Lummus Park) 2pm - 5pm: One Man Steal Band 

Betsy Hotel lobby (1440 Ocean Drive) Jazz with Carlos Camilo
6pm-10pm (No Cover no Minimum)

Art Deco Museum (1001 Ocean Drive)
Departing Museum Steps down Ocean Drive 6:30pm
Malibu Beach Shack (9th & Lummus Park) 7:30pm – 10:00pm: Oriente and the SJO Allstars

Saturday, January 13th 

2nd Annual Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP
(Lummus Park 11th Street)
12:pm – 5pm Lawn Party with Michael Arenela & his Dreamland Orchestra, Ragtime Pianist, Elliot Sneider, Fox Trot lessons with Roddy Caravella and more Deco era fun on the lawn in Lummus Park under the palms. Era attire welcomed! (ticketed event)


The Antique & Design and Ocean Drive Strolling Players
1pm-4pm – 4pm-7pm 


Malibu Beach Shack (9th & Lummus Park) 2pm - 5pm: One Man Steal Band


The Kids’ Club (Lummus Park at 13t h Street) 2:30pm: Greater Miami Youth Symphony Jazz Band 


Betsy Hotel lobby (1440 Ocean Drive) Jazz with Carol Ann Taylor
(No Cover no Minimum)


Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP
(Lummus Park 11th Street)
Art Deco Cabaret – Edison Farrow & Singers 5:30pm – 7:30pm 


Malibu Beach Shack (9th & Lummus Park) 7pm - 10pm: Brother of Others


Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP
(Lummus Park 11th Street)
Dancing Under the Stars Featuring:
Troy Anderson Quartet (Louis Armstrong revival) 8pm – 10pm

Sunday, January 14th

2nd Annual Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP
(Lummus Park 11th Street)
12:pm – 5pm Lawn Party with Michael Arenela & his Dreamland Orchestra, Ragtime Pianist, Elliot Sneider, Fox Trot lessons with Roddy Caravella and more Deco era fun on the lawn in Lummus Park under the palms. Era attire welcomed! (ticketed event)

Malibu Beach Shack (9th & Lummus Park) , 10am -4pm : One Man Steal Band


The Antique & Design and Ocean Drive Strolling Players
1pm-4pm – 4pm-7pm 


The Kids’ Club (Lummus Park at 13t h Street)
2pm – 4:30pm: JECC Bootcamp Ensemble sponsored by the Sunshine Jazz Organization 



Malibu Beach Shack (9th & Lummus Park) 5pm - 8pm: Havoc 305 Band



Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP (Lummus Park 11th Street)


Dancing Under the Stars Featuring: Dajango Blue
6pm – 8pm  

Live Music Performers 

Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra

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)

Edison Farrow Cabaret

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


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.

Special Events at The Betsy Hotel

PUBLIC ART - Projecting Images: 'Miami Beach,  then and now!', on January 12 and 13, from 6 to 11 PM

The Betsy Hotel pays homage to Art Deco Weekend (and the legacy of Miami Beach) by projecting historic images onto THE BETSY ORB, a piece of public art that connects the colonial and art deco wings of the hotel - located at 14th Place in the Breezeway.  Pedestrians must venture midway to Espanola Way at 14th Place and peak into the restored alleyway to experience the piece.  Also there right nearby is The Betsy Poetry Rail - an installation of poetry - etched into metal by water jets - by 12 poets that have shaped Miami culture. 

VISUAL ART - Docent led tour at 4 PM on January 12, led by Miami Artist and Betsy Senior Manager, Jean Font

On Friday, January 12 at 4 PM enjoy a Docent-led Tour of The Betsy's art collection of more than 700 works.  Enjoy works by actor-turned-artist Val Kilmer with his iconic NEON GANDHI greeting you upon entering the hotel.  Also featured are Miami-based artists: Rick Newton, Sarah Michelle Rupert, and Robert Zuckerman.  Featured in the Light Box Gallery is Gerard Mossé represented by the Marlborough Gallery in NYC, and featured throughout the hotel are more than 250 photos of The Beatles and Rolling Stones.   Enter for the tour at 1440 Ocean Drive

JAZZ - Enjoy one of the area's best LIVE JAZZ programs - January 12 and 13 a6 6 PM - in the Lobby of The Betsy Hotel

No Cover. No Minimum.  Come for Music, stay for dinner - at one of the hotels two eateries created by Celebrity Chef Laurent Tourondel - LT Steak and Seafood and The Alley Pizzeria.  Enter for jazz at 1440 Ocean Drive

CARLOS CAMILO - Friday, January 12 from 6 to 10 PM 

Carlos Camilo is a pianist, singer, composer and producer hailing from Cuba and currently based in Miami. Today, Carlos Camilo mainly creates smooth jazz and R&B. He’s released five albums independently and had played his music all over the globe with other artists, including Spanish Latin superstar, David Bisbal. Carlos is a (new) regular at The Betsy, and on nights that he plays - everyone sings along. Join us for an unforgettable night. 

CAROL ANN TAYLOR - Saturday, January 13 from 6 to 10 PM

Carol is an icon of the Miami Business and Cultural Scene. In her youth a performer, in the middle years a force to be reckoned with in bringing Miami’s diversity out into the world, and now back to the stage for an encore, featuring the kind of Jazz that has been loved for generations. Carol sang Jazz at Miami’s historical Tabacco Road. The Betsy is proud to be her musical home on South Beach. 



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


The Django Blue is an elegant and progressive band that performs a 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.


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.

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


Take a walk through history and see INSIDE some properties in one of Miami Beach’s first neighborhoods, Flamingo Park Neighborhood! You will see styles from Vernacular to Mediterranean Revival, Mediterranean Deco, to Art Deco, to Streamline, to Miami Modern to Contemporary!

This is a walking, self-guided tour. You will be given the map of the properties once you sign up - the map and a wrist band will be your admission to the properties.  Tickets may be purchased online, or at our Flamingo Park tent (at 10th Street and Ocean Drive across from the Clevelander) or at the MDPL tour tent. The map and wristbands will be available at both locations. If purchase is done online, bring the proof of purchase to receive your map.

PRICE$30 for adults


 The properties will be open for your pleasure:

Saturday,  January 13, 2018   1 PM - 4:30 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 VIP

The 2nd Annual Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP

January 12-14, 2018 | Lummus Park | 11th Street and Ocean Drive

Reawaken the glamour of the Prohibition Era at the 2nd annual Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP!

Sip a cocktail under the palms. Enjoy live jazz and dancing under the stars.  Experience Miami Beach’s beautiful Lummus Park with the world-famous Art Deco skyline of Ocean Drive as your backdrop.

Ticket required:  $55 per person.  Includes Opening Night Soiree and 2-day unlimited VIP Lounge access.  Tickets available on-line and on-site.



7-10 pm

Opening Night Soiree

Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP Lounge

Lummus Park, 11th Street and Ocean Drive

Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra are back to officially open Art Deco Weekend!  Enjoy the music of his world-renowned band, Prohibition-Era cocktails and dancing under the stars.  Cocktails provided by Swarm, South Florida’s premier party designer.  Culinary bites provided by famous South Beach restaurant, A Fish Called Avalon.


12 noon -10 pm

Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP Lounge

Lummus Park, 11th Street and Ocean Drive

12 noon - 5 pm Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra

Ragtime Pianist, Elliot Sneider

Fox Trot Lesson with Roddy Caravella

5 pm - 8 pm Edison Farrow’s Cabaret

8 pm - 10 pm The Troy Anderson Quartet

Some special guest appearances still to be announced!


12 noon - 8 pm

Jazz Age at Art Deco VIP Lounge

Lummus Park, 11th Street and Ocean Drive

12 noon - 5 pm Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra

Ragtime Pianist, Elliot Sneider

Bathing Beauties Contest & Promenade

5 pm - 8 pm Django Blue Band

About the Music & Entertainment:

Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra

World-renowned Michael Arenella is a celebrated musician, crooner, bandleader and impresario best known for his Jazz Age Lawn Party on New York’s Governors Island.  Michael’s love of jazz culture inspires him both in theory and practice.  For him, the Jazz Age never ended, and today he reawakens it wherever he plays.


Elliot Sneider, Ragtime Pianist

A master of early jazz, Elliot channels American musical treasure George Gershwin.

Edison Farrow’s Cabaret

The singers of The Cabaret South Beach, presented by Edison Farrow, perform Art Deco era hits from the 1920s and 1930s.  Miami Beach’s own!

The Troy Anderson Quartet  

Troy Anderson brings the legendary music of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong to life.

Django Blue

The sounds of the elegant and progressive Django Blue Band feature a wide variety of musical influences from Gypsy Jazz to Spanish rumba.  The results are an exciting fusion of Gypsy-Parisian-Swing-World music sure to please.

Some special guest appearances still to be announced!

About A Fish Called Avalon

Celebrating 28 years in the historic Avalon Hotel, A Fish Called Avalon is a delicious and classic fixture on Ocean Drive.

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 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

The 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.

Miami-Dade Animal Services’ HOPE Express

Connect, adopt and fall in love with a furry, living work of natural art. Miami-Dade Animal Services’ HOPE Express has beautiful puppies, dogs, cats and kittens excited to meet you and friendly caring adoption counselors to make adoption a breeze.

Adoption fees are $75 for puppies under 4 months old, $65 for dogs over 4 months old and $35 for cats/kittens. Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, deworming, microchip and age-appropriate vaccines.


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 are 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 to 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

3 PM

Miami Beach History Tour

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.

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

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



Saturday, January 13th, 2018
11:00 AM

All About Art Deco

David Leddick

Learn about the history of Art Deco, how it began in 1925 in Paris at the World Art Exhibit and then went with great effect all over Europe, the USA and the world in the areas of fashion, art, architecture and design in many areas of furniture, ceramics, jewelry and much else. See examples of its effect in the United States and Miami Beach - one of the most important Art Deco centers in the world.

David Leddick is an author and actor who has published 33 books, including many photography books as well as eight novels. He has also written a biography on art figures in the 1930s. His latest book is “Is It Hot in Here Or Is It Just Me?”, an autobiography. Davis has written and starred in five musicals internationally. His most recent show is “Rent Boy”, which recently concluded a run in London.



1:00 PM

Art Deco in Shanghai and Miami Beach

Don Worth

While Miami Beach’s Art Deco is well known, Shanghai has the greatest collection of Art Deco architecture in Asia-and one of the greatest in the world. Art Deco in Shanghai and Miami Beach was published by Don Worth and Nina Weber Worth as the culmination of a cultural exchange program between the two cities. It began in 2005 when the Worths visited Shanghai and met by chance with China's acclaimed architect Xing Tong He, master planner of the 2010 World Expo. In 2007, MDPL’s Art Deco Weekend was themed A Tale of Two Cities and 23 city planners, architects and government officials from Shanghai attended.

Don Worth, a long time Preservationist, has lived with his wife Nina in Miami Beach for twenty-five years. In addition to the Miami-Shanghai project, he has lead efforts to draw attention to the Mid-Century Architecture of Miami and New York City culminating in a photography exhibition in 2002 at the Municipal Arts Society. He received the Peter H. Brink Award for Individual Achievement from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2013 for his work to restore the Miami Marine Stadium now going into in its tenth year.

3:00 PM

Tropicana Modern: A Cultural Journey Through Havana’s Nightclub Era 1925-1959

Rosa Lowinger

Join the writer and art conservator Rosa Lowinger on a trip through mid-twentieth century Havana, Cuba's exhilarating nightclub era, a time when artists, composers, performers and architects combined their efforts to define Cuban culture through music, dance, art and architecture.  

Rosa Lowinger is writer and art conservator with a private practice focusing on sculpture. The author of Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub, she curated the 2013 exhibit Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium at the Coral Gables Museum and served as guest co-curator in 2016 for Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction at the Wolfsonian.



6:00 PM

Art Deco Tourism: Promoting Miami Beach Around the World

George Neary and Ana Cecilia Velasco

This lecture will highlight Miami Beach’s distinctive architecture and how it lures visitors to come to Miami Beach as well how the ownership and businesses function in the buildings. The architecture began it all. Before the night clubs, the museums, the entertainment…there was the fabulous architecture!

The Art Deco District brought The Miami City Ballet, The New World Symphony, The Art Center of South Florida, and so much more to Miami Beach. And now the tourists follow! The buildings house hotels, retail shops and restaurants which have merged uniquely with the historic district to become what is today know internationally as "Ocean Drive".

George Neary has been Associate Vice President of Cultural Tourism for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau since 1998. He is in charge of the creation and implementation of a new arts and cultural programs for Miami-Dade County. He directs promotional programs which encourage and increase visitor attendance at local cultural events and attractions. His job also includes creating linkages and partnership between Greater Miami businesses and the arts community. His targets are cultural tourism, heritage tourism and gay & lesbian tourism.

Prior his current position, George was the Executive Director of the Miami Design Preservation League of Miami Beach, Florida for seven years.

Ana Cecilia Velasco is the Executive Director of the Ocean Drive Association.  Previously she worked at the iconic South Beach hotspot, Mango’s Tropical Café as its EVP of Operations for three years after serving as the Executive Vice President and COO of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce since 2010. She continues to serve the Miami Beach Chamber as a member of the Board of Governors and Chairs the Tourism and Hospitality Council.  She participates on the Marketing Committee for the GMCVB.  She also serves as a board member of the Miami Chapter of the Restaurant and Lodging Association.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

1:00 PM

Understanding and History of Clocks & Watches of the Art Deco & Modernistic Periods

Joe Cohen “JC” Cohen

This presentation will cover the major and important clock & watchmakers, case designers, types & styles of case designs and associated disciplines from the 3 price ranges from France, U. S., English, Asian and European countries. Each attendee will receive a 55-page manual at the end of the program donated by Dade, Broward & Monroe counties Chapter 60 of National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors.

JC is a Silver Star Fellow of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, the largest Horological group in the world. He is internationally recognized expert, appraiser, author, lecturer, restorer and instructor in the horological field. He has appeared on all the major TV and PBS stations as well as major news and magazine publications and has won several major horological awards as well as Ft Lauderdale City, Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2002. He has exhibited his collection at Flagler Museum, Museum of Discovery and Science, Broward County Historical Societies, Street of Dreams, Food for the Poor and NAWCC conventions in Florida, St Louis and New Orleans. He has taught classes at FAU, BCC, University of Indiana, Chicago City Wide College, Milwaukee Tech College, Broward County Adult Education, International Society of Appraisers and American Appraisers Association.


3:00 PM

Historic Resources as Green Infrastructure: Advancing Miami Beach's Sustainable Development

Join a panel discussion moderated by Laura Weinstein-Berman centered around the benefits of historic resources to municipal sustainability initiatives and policies. An expert panel will present their interdisciplinary perspectives on achieving the status of a model sustainable city, while honoring Miami Beach's architectural heritage. Laura is an architect with The Vagabond Group and manages MDPL's newly formed Center for Resiliency and Sustainability. She is a Miami Beach resident and recently completed her Master's in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, where she earned Faculty Honors.

Panelists include: Richard Heisenbottle, FAIA, President, R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, P.A.; Christine Rupp, Executive Director, Dade Heritage Trust; and Susanne Torriente, Assistant City Manager & Chief Resilience Officer, City of Miami Beach.

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.

Press inquiries: contact@angelalamuse.com

Featured Designers: 

Nadiya Shulhan

Gia Perrotti

Luis Aponte

Blue Velvet Vintage

House of Recollection



Hair & Makeup by Beauty Academy Of South Florida


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!



Wednesday, January 10

8 pm

Soundscape Park at New World Symphony
400 17th Street (at Washington Avenue)

Midnight in Paris (2011) 

Midnight in Paris is a 2011 fantasy comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Set in Paris, the film follows Gil Pender (Owen Wilson), a screenwriter, who is forced to confront the shortcomings of his relationship with his materialistic fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) and their divergent goals, which become increasingly exaggerated as he travels back in time each night at midnight. The movie explores themes of nostalgia and modernism.


Friday, January 12
11 pm
O Cinema
500 71st Street (at Byron Avenue)
TICKETED EVENT - $11/ticket

Metropolis (1927)

The silent film is regarded as a pioneering work of the science-fiction genre in movies, being among the first feature-length movies of the genre. Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city's ruler, and Maria, a poor worker, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes of their city. The art direction draws influence from Bauhaus, Cubist and Futurist design.
Sunday, January 14
8 pm
Soundscape Park at New World Symphony

400 17th Street (at Washington Avenue)


It Happened One Night (1934)

It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her father's thumb and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable).
It Happened One Night was the first movie to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay). In 1993, It Happened One Night was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2013, the film underwent an extensive restoration.

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