MIAMI ROMANCE MONTH – Love is in the air this February as Greater Miami and the Beaches celebrate Miami Romance Month! Create lasting romantic memories alongside a new romance, rekindle an old flame and even tie the knot in Miami! Indulge together and take advantage of exclusive special offers and events in one of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in the world. Miami Romance Month is organized by the GMCVB with Citibank as the Official Sponsor. Visit www.MiamiRomanceMonth.com for more information.
IT’S SO MIAMI WEDDING SHOWCASE – The It’s So Miami Wedding Showcase will be held February 24, 2016 at the Coral Gables Country Club. The showcase will feature more than 60 wedding relevant exhibitors, featuring the latest wedding ideas, food, drink and product sampling. The event has expanded to feature a bridal accessory shop, a make-over salon, interactive panel discussions, plus tons of valuable prizes, including a hotel getaway and more. Visit www.MiamiRomanceMonth.com for more information.
THE FOOD NETWORK & COOKING CHANNEL SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL – The South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE celebrates its 15th anniversary from February 24-28, 2016. The star-studded, four-day destination event showcases the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the Festival benefits FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. For more information, visit www.sobefest.com
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MIA) ENDS 2015 WITH 44 MILLION PASSENGERS– Miami International Airport closed out 2015 in grand fashion by welcoming its 44-millionth passenger of 2015, shattering its previous annual record of 40.9 million set in 2014. MIA kicked off 2016 with more statistical fireworks when it set a new single-day passenger record of 159,217 on January 2, 2016, which topped the previous record of 155,620 set just two week prior on December 19. For more information, visit www.miami-airport.com.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL - In honor of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary on August 25, 2016, the National Park Service is inviting everyone to join its year-long centennial celebration, by offering free entrance on 16 days in 2016. Fourth graders and their families also have free access to all Federal public lands in America for a full year, thanks to the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative. Active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 409 parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.
THE WYNWOOD YARD, A POP-UP COMMUNITY GATHERING SPACE – Wynwood Yard is a hub for talented food and beverage entrepreneurs to introduce innovation culinary concepts to the Miami community. In addition to these food pop-ups, The Wynwood Yard collaborates with local design, culture, fitness and entertainment businesses to create a dynamic community space and entrepreneurial hub. Four pop-up culinary concepts along with a pop-up bar will be anchored within a vibrant outdoor setting. Confirmed tenants include Della Test Kitchen, offering plant-based “healthy bowls of happy”, the omakase sushi food truck Myumi, Middle Eastern concept The Arabian Knife and Vibe 205, serving twists on Americana-influenced cuisine. A central design element of The Wynwood Yard will be LivBox, a prototypical container home by design start-up Wyn-Box. For more information visit www.TheWynwoodYard.com
MIAMI SUPERCAR ROOMS OPENS IN WYNWOOD ARTS DISTRICT – Miami Supercar Rooms is an exciting interactive experience that combines three essential elements – luxury automotive excellence, gourmet dining and music. An impressive 13,000 square foot purpose-built venue revolves around the first custom-made Auto Art Gallery – housing six of the most desirable cars in the world – proving to satisfy the viewing pleasure of the most avid auto enthusiast to those simply looking for a memorable new realm of discovery. Alongside the exhilarating showroom is where the Miami Supercar Dining Experience begins with a spacious open-air patio featuring six aluminum “Pods”. Each Pod is the home to an illustrious Supercar masterpiece that accompanies a comfortable private dining banquet for up to six people. The Miami Supercar Rooms experience is based on a free guest membership program. For more information, visit www.miamisupercarrooms.com