It's back to school season but that doesn't mean you have to settle for a routine. This September Miami has new activities and events for everyone to enjoy. The best thing about it is that most of them are free.
If your calendar is looking a little empty and you have nothing to do after the labor day weekend then here is your chance to explore what Miami has to offer.
You can go to the beach for free but there are extra events around the city that are not usually advertised much. And if all you need is your presence, then better to take advantage of these events. From happy hours to book events, Miami has it all this month.
Staying home and binging on Netflix is not an option this season. Get ready to have a September to remember and memories to share with friends, family, and S.O.S.
Miami kicks off art season with ArtsLaunch at Adrienne Arsht Center. The event will feature a community arts village of more than 100 arts, mini-performances, chef demonstrations, food trucks, DJs and live bands. The event starts on September 8th and it is a great excuse to skip that Netflix show you've been putting off. Also, you might discover your next favorite food truck.
For those looking to relax from a stressful week, practice free yoga at Miami Beach Botanical Garden. This zen environment is perfect to find balance and prepare for the week ahead. Every Thursday you can come to the garden for a free guided meditation from 5:30-5:50 p.m. and then stay for the yoga for only $10. The class follows breathing exercises and is a good way to create more space in your mind.
You can also join an event with your furry friend and have some beer at Concrete Beach Brewery. Come on September 16th and help a pup find a home. There will be local vendors in the house serving up canine brunch. A portion of the sales will benefit Paws 4 You. It is a great way to join other dog moms and dads out there and make new friends.
If you haven't seen Crazy Rich Asians yet, you're missing on the biggest movie of the season. According to the author, the movie is 150% accurate. Get a chance to understand the popularity of the book and meet its author, Kevin Kwan. If you don't own the book this is a great chance to pick up a copy and get it signed by the author. You can ask him questions and nobody better than him to explain what Singapore's all about.
Little Havana is full of culture and color. It's home to many artists and great restaurants. On Cultural Fridays, you can explore the different vendors and art scene. It's a great place to find a unique gift and explore art exhibits. You will find cultural activities including dance, film, poetry, and historic tours.
Eat ice cream and run for a cause. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is doing a social event to raise donations for cancer research. Come here and have some ice cream fun and burn the calories with a 5K run. Everyone loves ice cream and this is a good excuse to help the community without feeling guilty.
Learn how to entertain and have fun doing it in front of an audience. Yo Space brings comedians together where they can showcase their talents and reach a different audience. If you got some talent and always dreamed to be on stage, this is your opportunity to shine and see if you have what it takes to get a crowd laughing.
Meeting singles in Miami can be tough if not impossible. This event invites people between the ages of 28 and 55 who want to meet other single, unmarried, and unattached people. Disconnect from online dating sites and connect in real life. Who knows? Maybe you meet the person of your dreams and build a real relationship. Possibly, even fall in love at first sight.
It's always fun to walk around the Wynwood Walls. There's always a free event around the area or a new mural. The best day to go is during the second Saturday of the month. Currently, you can take a buggy tour and explore the out-of-the-way corners of Wynwood. You can also request a specific mural you've seen on Instagram. This is a perfect tour if you're looking to take as many pictures as you want for your social media.
Does a nighttime picnic and movie sound just as good as Netflix & chill? Grab a blanket and head to the New World Symphony on a free movie night. Every month you can enjoy a movie on the front lawn and BYOB. Also, it is a great excuse to cuddle your date in the dark. Watching a movie is always a good idea and especially when you don't have to spend money on a ticket.
Students and artists always perform at the Frost School of Music. The best thing is that many of these events are free to the public. You can sign up online and choose from many music genres. Sometimes there's a tango band in session or piano solo. This is a great idea to get a concert for free and avoid paying big bucks at the opera house.
If you're curious to try Caribbean food, this is a great way to explore Haitian culture. Big Night celebrates food, art, and dance by exposing Afro-American culture. If you're looking to expand your food knowledge, Big Night will give you a different experience.
Miami has many museum days, and one of the most popular is the PAMM. This contemporary museum has interesting installations to take selfies with. The museum has a restaurant and a garden outside to enjoy the Biscayne Bay. The museum always has new exhibitions and art pieces. If you go once a month, you will find new things and very unusual.
A place for hipsters and lovers of everything local. The Miami Flea brings together multiple vintage, handmade, homemade, healthy, small batch food, and beverage vendors. You can walk around and try the different samples, and maybe find that plant you've been wanting for your desk. You can also bring your dog and find the best puppy treats from local vendors.
Beach and meditations make a great combo. This is a great free activity to try solo or with your friends. Just bring a blanket or mat, and enjoy a guided meditation by a trainer from O&O Academy. Enjoy the full moon while releasing the negative energy. It's always good to be surrounded by nature and setting new intentions for the next cycle.
Start fall season at the rooftop. The September to Remember edition will be one of its kind. Join a concert with your friends and help your Carribean neighbors by bringing supplies. This rooftop concert will benefit people in the Florida Keys and Caribbean who were affected last year with Hurricane Irma. You can bring snacks, cleaning supplies, or canned items. It's always good when you're having fun and helping a cause at the same time.
If all plans fail, then grab your bikini or shorts and head to South Pointe Pier. You can bike around the park, do yoga, or just wave to the passengers on the cruises leaving the port. Besides being a great place to people watch, you can do your morning routine and watch the sunrise.
Learn how to improvise and make an audience laugh with your new neighbors at X Miami. Fill your day with laughter and loosen up with a glass of wine with Skillied & Villain Theatre. In this introductory improv class will have you thinking quick on your feet and burning lots of calories. You will definitely have all your friends saying LMAO at the end of the class.
Collect fresh fruits and vegetables at the Lincoln Road market. This is a great idea if you want to fill youryou pantry with goodies and then head to the beach for a morning walk.
A day at the museum will inspire you to create more. This museum is free to the public and has unusual contemporary art from artists around the world. You can also spend an afternoon in the garden and meditate.
Get ready to have an exciting September and busy weekends. There is a plan for every week of the month. No more excuses to stay home. We know you'll come back home with new friends and memories.