With proceeds going to the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, the gay and transgendered community sponsors five days of festivities on South Beach at several venues, including parties, musical performances, art exhibits, wine tastings, and more, culminating with a Beach Party on Sunday, noon to sunset, followed by the White Caps Tea Dance, during the first week in March. Call (305) 571-1924 for more information.
Miami International Film Festival
Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College uses several venues for screening independent domestic and foreign films, often selected for artistry rather than wide box office appeal, during the first two weeks in March. Call (305) 237-FILM for more information.
Miami International Fashion Week
The Miami Beach Convention Center hosts the largest Latin American fashion show in the region, featuring many runway shows and elegant wine and food tastings, during the second week in March. Call (954) 476-5761 for more information.
Winter Music Conference
Musicians and corporate representatives from over 70 countries attend this annual music industry conference held over the second week in March, headquartered at the Miami Beach Convention Center, with additional programs at nightclubs and other participating venues throughout Miami-Dade. Call (954) 563-4444 for more information.
Little Havana's mid-March festival of food, music and Latin culture, part of CarnavalMiami, stretches out over the 23-block area flanking SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho), sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Call (305) 644-8888 for more information.
Miami Grand Prix
The annual season opener of the world famous Indy Racing League, at Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5 mile oval track. Call (305) 230-5000 for more information.
At Jose Marti Park, Miami Riverday celebrates the natural resource aspects and heritage of the Miami River. Festivities feature live music, kids' activities, river boat tours, water taxis, historical re-enactments, environmental education booths and cuisine with local flavor. Call (305) 361-4850 for more information.
Sony Ericsson Open
ATA Men's and WTA Women's champions compete in this annual open tournament during the second half of March, at Crandon Park Tennis Center. Call (800) 725-5472 for more information.
Women's International Film & Arts Festival
From the end of March to the beginning of April, a variety of theaters and other venues screen new films about or produced by women. Call (305) 653-9700 for more information.