Springtime in Miami means it’s time to eat and drink outside and attend some of the city’s favorite festivals. Start with the artsy Wynwood Fest, where local bands and local food combine. Enjoy the beginning of a new season at the Brickell City Centre Farmers' Market, or feed your craving for delicious cheesy goodness at the new Ms. Cheezious. Then SunFest and Beyoncé will end the week on a high note.
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April 22–24 | Music and arts festival
This weekend at the old RC Cola Plant, local bands will be performing, oysters and vegan food will be served, and street artists will be painting live—all in the name of showcasing Wynwood’s artsy charm. The aptly named Wynwood Life Festival highlights art, music, fashion, and food in a weekend of interactive activities. To make the fest even better, the whole thing is free to the public. More than 20 DJs and bands will be playing, while chefs from local restaurants man their food stations and a pop-up lounge features local boutiques and brands.
Times vary | 550 NW 24th St., Wynwood | Free | website
April 27 | Concert
Beyoncé kicks off The Formation World Tour at Marlins Park this week, where she’ll deliver a performance that’s sure to slay. Complete with special guests, numerous costume changes, dancers, and routines to rival her now-famous Super Bowl performance, Mrs. Carter-Knowles is an icon you need to see live at least once.
501 Marlins Way, Miami | From $76 | website
April 27–May 1 | Music festival
Music of all genres takes over the West Palm Beach waterfront for SunFest from Wednesday through Sunday. Headliners include Duran Duran, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, Steve Aoki, and Slightly Stoopid. Buy the whole five-day festival pass, or opt for the one- or two-day options (good for any days). Make sure to stick around on Sunday night for the 9 p.m. fireworks show.
100 Clematis St., West Palm Beach | From $40 | website
Brickell City Centre Farmers' Market
Just as the other seasonal farmers' markets are getting ready to wind down, there’s a new market in town at Brickell City Centre. City Centre might not be open yet, but they’re driving traffic to the concrete-and-crane infested part of the city with a bit of fresh produce and artisanal, locally made goodies. The market is now open every Sunday and is located on the pathway below the Metromover station between 7th and 8th Streets. Look for bread by Zak the Baker, local honey, empanadas, fresh herbs for sale, and more.
Sundays, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. | Brickell City Centre, pathway below the Metromover station between 7th and 8th Streets | website
Now open | Restaurant
Lately, there’s been a wave of fast-casual, health-conscious restaurants opening—but you won’t find that at Ms. Cheezious. The restaurant, which started as a food truck and quickly found a market of late-night eaters looking for ooey-gooey grilled cheese, already has a location in Miami proper. Now they’ve opened a new spot in Coral Gables featuring milkshakes, mac and cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches of all varieties. Come and indulge.
1915 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables | (786) 518-3369 | website
Patricia Guarch Wise is a Miami native and the blogger behind Miami Nice. Her interests include paella, paranormal activity, Proenza Schouler, and her Pekingese named Bonnaroo.