Aside from Miami’s beautiful beaches and year-round enviable weather, the city is also best known for its parties — and this year’s Super Bowl LIV is bringing a huge influx of them to the Magic City. Whether it’s a family-friendly fete or a late-night blow out with some of the country’s best musical acts, here’s where to find the best events all week long.
Super Bowl Live
WHAT: This week-long fan fest features a Huddle Down Community Stage, Road to the 11th, Tailgate Town featuring a culinary stage, water shows, an environmental village, evening parades, fireworks, and more.
WHEN: January 25- February 1. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Free admission. Bayfront Park Miami, 301 North Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Port De Stella
WHAT: Stella Artois is taking over The Wharf for the weekend offering a European-style marketplace, pop-up restaurants by chef Rosio Sanchez of Sánchez Cantina in Copenhagen (Thursday), chef Gregory Marchand from Michelin-starred restaurant Frenchie (Friday), and Nabil Hadj Hassen of Roscioli Salumeria con Cucina in Rome (Saturday), along with musical performances, hands-on “Stella Session” demonstrations, and even Van Dutch boat rides.
WHEN: January 30- February 1. Free with RSVP. The Wharf Miami, 114SW North River Drive, Downtown Miami
Super Bowl Experience
WHAT: Super Bowl Experience will offer up free autograph sessions with NFL players, interactive games, youth football clinics, a 40-yard dash and vertical jump against NFL players on LED screens, a Super Bowl rings display, and photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
WHEN: January 29- February 1. $20 per person. Purchase tickets here. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Please Forgive Us Ray Finkle at Kush
WHAT: Playing homage to movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, KUSH will be honoring Finkle, hoping that he reverses the “curse” he has laid upon Miami Dolphins fans. The event will include a recreation of Ray Finkle’s bedroom, complimentary laces out football cookies, and a beer by Tank Brewing called “Please Forgive Us Ray Finkle.” A portion of beer sales will benefit the local Dolphin Research Center.
WHEN: February 1. 3 to 6 p.m. Free with RSVP. Kush, 2003 North Miami Avenue, Wynwood
Super Bowl Fan Fest at Wynwood Marketplace
WHAT: Swarm is hosting a four-day championship party featuring live concerts, DJs, football-themed activations, sports bars and a Caja China tailgate experience.
WHEN: January 30- February 2. $89-119 per person. Purchase tickets here. The Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood
BIG SPENDER EVENTS
Shaq’s Fun House
WHAT: A carnival-style DJ party hosted by NBA star and former Miami Heat player, Shaquille O’Neal, it’ll feature performance by Pitbull, P. Diddy, Diplo, and Tiesto, along with a six-hour premium open bar, plus unlimited bites from Pubbelly Sushi, STK, Coyo Taco, Papa John’s, Knaus Berry Farm, Krispy Kreme, and more.
WHEN: January 31. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. $349 and up. Purchase tickets here. Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd Street, Wynwood
WHAT: Rob Gronkowski is bringing his personal music festival Gronk Beach to Miami. Constructed right on the sand of Miami Beach, it’ll feature performances by Diplo, Kaskade, Rick Ross, and Flo Rida, along with Hawaiian barbecue, fire twirlers, hula dancers, beach games, and bites from restaurants like STK, The Salty Donut, Miami Smokers, and Bodega.
WHEN: February 1. 1 to 7 p.m. $499 and up. Purchase tickets here. North Beach Bandshell & Beach Bowl, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Party with a Purpose by Taste of the NFL
WHAT: The annual strolling wine and food event will be serving up food from 32 chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends, celebrities, and more, with 100 percent of the net proceeds will benefit food banks in each NFL city, including Feeding South Florida.
WHEN: February 1. 7 p.m. $700 per person. Purchase tickets here. The Diplomat Beach Resort, 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood
Maxim Big Game Experience
WHAT: The annual Maxim Super Bowl party heads to Miami this year, with performances from The Chainsmokers, Lost Kings, among others, along with food, bottle service, and open bars throughout the Havana-themed space.
WHEN: February 1. 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. $750 and up. Purchase tickets here. Pop-up venue, 4200 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne
Sports Illustrated: The Party
WHAT: Sports Illustrated is heading to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for its annual happy hour party, with a five-hour open bar with beverages like Babe Wine, activations throughout the property, performances by Marshmello, the Black Eyed Peas, and more.
WHEN: February 1. 9:30 p.m. $650 and up. Purchase tickets here. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach