ExpertFlyer Hot Topics — Where the Rubber Meets the Runway
Miami Beach has something for everyone, including world class culture for even the smallest travelers. In part one of our Hot Topic series, we covered the best of Miami Beach for everyone; part two got down to business with cool spots for conventions, trade shows and retreats. In this final installment, the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) features some terrific upcoming family fun events. The MBVCA’s mission is to proactively recruit, develop, financially support and partner with events, festivals, programs and activities. They award more than $1 million in grants annually to applicants who meet minimum impact requirements. See the cultural, kid friendly events below that have received grants from the MBVCA.
For the Karate Kid
Pan American Internationals (November 9-10)
This 2-day event, taking place in November, is one of the largest and most prestigious sport martial arts events in the world today. The event was established in 1980 and has become one of the best sport karate tournaments in the world, attracting competitors from around the world. Competitions will take place in 3 different ballrooms within the host hotel with several match rings set up within each ballroom.
For the Artist in Training
UNTITLED. Art Fair (December 5-9)
UNTITLED. is a temporary exhibition forum for international galleries and non-profit art spaces, aimed at bringing art to the heart of the city. The fair is located on the sand near the water’s edge of South Beach and is housed in a unique temporary tent structure suffused with natural light and takes full advantage of the unique attributes of its environmental surroundings.
For the Hot Wheeler
NASCAR Championship Drive (November 15th)
Launched in 2010 as a thank you to fans, the two-day NASCAR Championship Drive festival revs up fans for the race weekend with a free concert on the beach featuring musical guests DAUGHTRY and featured guest Frankie J, multiple driver appearances, a race hauler parade, and many other activities. There’s no better way to prepare yourself for the electric atmosphere at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the final three races of the season!
For the Athlete
The Orange Bowl Committee is a nonprofit sports organization that promotes and serves South Florida. The Orange Bowl promotes championship sporting events, related premier entertainment, and other year-round activities to inspire youth, engage the community and enhance the South Florida economy.