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On the third Monday in February, the Americans celebrate Presidents Day. Here are some activities to keep busy during this extended weekend in Miami.

An unmissable event for sea and boat enthusiasts, the Miami International Boat Show will stop off from Thursday February 13 to Monday February 17 at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & ​​Basin. Over 1,400 boats are available for visitors, who can also discover new trends and new equipment. 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami – Info here

Boating enthusiasts will also enjoy the Miami Yacht Show, which drops anchor from Thursday February 13 to Monday February 17 at One Herald Plaza in Downtown Miami. From luxury yachts to kayaks and catamarans, everyone will be able to find the rare pearl among the hundreds of models presented. NE 14th Street & Biscayne Bay, Miami – Info here

Art lovers will be able to contemplate the works of nearly 200 modern and contemporary artists during the Art Wynwood fair, which takes place from Thursday 13 to Monday 17 February at the Art Wynwood Pavilion. About fifty gallery owners from all over the world are part of the artistic journey like the Parisian Frédéric Got or the French Lelia Mordoch whose gallery is located in Wynwood, the street art district of Miami. NE 14th Street & Biscayne Bay, Miami – Info here

Experienced and curious avid collectors can also visit the Coconut Grove Arts Festival which takes place from Saturday February 15 to Monday February 17 at Regatta Park. On the program: an exhibition presenting the works of more than 360 artists, ranging from sculpture to painting through photography, activities for children, food trucks as well as live music with in particular the concert by Emily Estefan , daughter of Cuban singer Gloria Estefan. 2700 S Bayshore Dr, Miami – Info here

The sounds will also resonate on the side of the Semilla French Bistro & Wine Bar in Miami Beach where Frédéric Joulin, the head of the establishment, organizes Saturday February 15 at 8pm a concert by Mano and Lito, a French duo who brings to life music inspired by Gipsy Kings. 1330 Alton Rd, Miami Beach – (305) 674-6522 – Info here

A musical wind will also blow on the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach during the Ground Up Festival which makes its comeback from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 February. Three days of festivities during which many artists will follow one another on stage including the French-American jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant (Saturday February 15 at 12pm and Sunday February 16 at 4:45 pm) who will cover several titles from her latest album "The Window ". 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach – Info here

Film buffs will flock to Coral Gables' Bill Cosford Cinema, which offers from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 February "The Curious Cinema of Agnès Varda", a tribute to the French filmmaker who died in 2019. Eight of the greatest masterpieces of the filmmakers will be screened including “La Pointe Courte”, “Vagabond”, “Mur Murs” or her latest documentary “Varda par Agnès”. 5030 Brunson Dr, Coral Gables – (305) 284-4861 – Info here

Finally, Cirque du Soleil offers a modern and contemporary reinterpretation of his iconic show "Alegría" in Miami. 25 years after the first performance, this new version is presented until Monday, February 17 under the Grand Chapiteau next to the Hard Rock Stadium. 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Garden – Info here


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