10 family-friendly events, concerts, and activities in Miami this August

August 7, 2017 / Miami

Miami is hot, hot, hot in August, but from live performances to Marlins games, there’s a whole lot to do this month to take your mind off the sweltering heat. These fun concerts, games, and events will get you out and about Miami for some serious Florida-style fun.

What to do in Miami this August

1. Root, root, root for the Miami Marlins

The thrill of a major league baseball game can’t be underestimated, but don’t take our word for it. Take yourself out to the ball game and experience the excitement of the crowd and the camaraderie among Marlins fans. 12 home games are scheduled for August, and you can buy tickets online. Be sure to check out the Ticket Offers for money-saving deals.

When: Various days and times in August
Where: Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125

2. Enjoy Slava’s SNOWSHOW

This theatrical spectacle is a delightful, dreamy, and quite strange performance that captivates all ages and rekindles the joy of childhood in even the most curmudgeonly adult. The playful show features all manner of clowns, but these aren’t of your run-of-the-mill, red-nosed, big-shoe variety. These hauntingly beautiful and rather odd clowns and their delightful act will give you a whole new appreciation for the art of clowning around. 

When: August 2 through 6, various times
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

3. See Bill Maher Live

Funnyman Bill Maher—comedian, writer, actor, producer, and host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher–will bring his intelligent, biting stand-up act to Miami on August 5 and 6. Enjoy a night of hilarious political commentary beachside as Maher dishes up juicy, delightful material on all the usual suspects in Washington.

When: August 5, 8 PM and August 6, 8:30pm
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Catch the Kidz Bop “Best Time Ever” Tour

Grab your favorite kid or kids and hit the Fillmore for a night of live music from beloved hit-makers Kidz Bop. Sung by kids for kids, you and the brood will enjoy lively renditions of hits like “That’s What I Like,” “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” and “Still Got Time,” among other favorites. Named the “Number One Kids’ Artist in the U.S.” by Billboard Magazine, Kidz Bop will keep you and the younguns hopping and bopping all evening long.

When: August 6, 5pm
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Rock Out With Guns N Roses

Guns N Roses puts on a heck of a live show, and they’re bringing it to Miami in August. Axl Rose is a ferocious, energetic frontman, and his crew backs him up with killer beats, bass lines, and guitar solos. Order your tickets now, and get your dancin’ shoes and devil horns ready for a great night of pure, frenzied rock ‘n’ roll. After the show, head out the northeast exit to the Uber Zone in Lot 14 to catch a ride home.

When: August 8, 7pm
Where: Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125 

6. Cheer Your Team at a Miami Dolphins Game

If football makes you happy, a Miami Dolphins game will put you on Cloud 9. In August, the Dolphins’ preseason finds them playing the Falcons and the Ravens on their Miami home turf, and you won’t want to miss the palpable excitement of the crowd going wild as the ball travels the field. If you’ve never attended an NFL game, it’s time to see what you’re missing.

When: August 10 and 17, 7pm
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens, FL 33056

7. Rock the Wynwood Art Walk Block Party

One of the most popular arts events in Miami, the Wynwood Art Walk Block Party takes place on the second Saturday of the month and features art openings galore, along with gourmet food trucks and live music. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this artsy area of rehabilitated warehouses, factories and other historical buildings that now house galleries, studios, performance spaces, and restaurants. 

When: August 12
Where: 2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33127

8. Prepare for the First Day of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

The first day of school is always exciting, but it’s also busy. Make sure you request your Uber earlier in the morning and afternoon than usual, since traffic will be heavy. You don’t want your cherubs showing up late on their first day, do you?

When: August 22, bright and early

9. Catch Mary J Blige’s “Strength of a Woman” Tour

R&B darling Mary J. Blige is bringing her hip-hop-inspired brand of soul to Miami in August. Her Strength of a Woman Tour is eliciting amens and hallelujahs from audiences all over the country, and you can see her perform live at the Fillmore on August 22. Opening the show is Chicago’s Lalah Hathaway, whose jazz, R&B, and gospel influences and powerful vocal stylings make her performances legendary.

When: August 22, 8pm
Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Hear Ed Sheeran in Concert

Ed Sheeran returns to AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami this August to celebrate his third studio album, which includes hit singles “Castles on the Hill” and “Shape of You.” Warming up the stage for Sheeran will be Grammy-nominated James Blunt, whose soft-rock sound is punctuated by digital beats and indelibly influenced by electronica. If you Uber to the show, you’ll get access to the Uber VIP entrance at Gate 3.

When: August 30, 7:30pm
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

August is almost here, marking the last month of the glorious summer season. Now is the time to make your plans so that you don’t miss any of the sizzling fun the hottest month is bringing to Miami this year.