Art Deco Weekend 2018

Art Deco Weekend is an annual festival, held in Miami Beach in January. The event is visited by about 150 thousand people annually. Many interesting events take place on the street Ocean Drive for three days. Entrance to the festival grounds is free. Art Deco Weekend will be held from 12 to 14 January in 2018. The theme of the festival in 2018 is: Art Deco around the World.

Dates and time of events:

  • January 12, 2018 (Friday) - from 12:00 to 23:00.
  • January 13, 2018 (Saturday) - from 10:00 to 23:00.
  • January 14, 2018 (Sunday) - from 12:00 to 23:00.

Venue: Ocean Drive (between 5th and 13th Street), Miami Beach.

General information about the Art Deco Weekend

The section of the street Ocean Drive between 5 and 13 streets will become a pedestrian zone for the duration of the festival. There will be held a lot of different events, which will certainly be interesting for tourists. You should definitely visit this event if you will be in Miami Beach these days.

Some of the Art Deco Weekend events:

  • Art exhibitions.
  • Live music.
  • Guided tours (this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with Art Deco district architecture).
  • Exhibition of classic cars (held by the South Florida Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America).
  • Activities for children (themes - music, dance, theater, history and more for children of all ages).

Where to stay

There are many hotels on Miami Beach. You certainly can find a hotel that will suit you for location and price. But keep in mind that January is the peak of the tourist season in Florida. The best rooms in the hotels can be occupied. Therefore, you should book a room at the hotel in advance, as soon as you know the dates of your trip.

Some hotels that are located next to Ocean Drive:

  • The Marlin Hotel (4-star hotel). Address: 1200 Collins Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA.
  • Ithaca of South Beach Hotel (4-star hotel). Address: 601 Collins Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA.
  • Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, South Beach (3-star hotel). Address: 1410 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA.
  • Rock Hostel. (Airport transfers can be provided free of charge). Address: 1351 Collins Avenue, South Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA.

You may be interested in: cheap hotels and hostels near the beach and Ocean Drive in Miami Beach.

Information for foreign tourists

The Art Deco District is an area in Miami Beach. A large number of buildings, monuments of architecture, which were built between 1923 and 1943, remained in this area. They give a special charm to this district of the city.

The Art Deco District is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Lenox Court to the west, 6th Street to the south and Dade Boulevard along the Collins Canal in the north. The most famous street here is the Ocean Drive.

The Art Deco Weekend Festival is held on the initiative of Miami Design Preservation League (The Miami Design Preservation League's Art Deco Weekend).
The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) is a non-profit organization that aims to preserve the architectural, cultural, social and environmental integrity of Miami Beach and the surrounding area. It was founded in 1976.

How to get to Ocean Drive

Miami International Airport (MIA) is located about 8,1 miles (13 kilometers) northwest of downtown Miami. Passenger and freight flights to the cities of America, Europe and Asia are carried out from the airport.
The most convenient and cheapest ways to get to the airport (from the airport) are Metrorail and Metrobus (bus). The Miami Airport Flyer Bus 150 runs from the airport to Miami Beach (South Beach). The journey takes about 30 minutes.

You can also book a taxi or rent a car.

Useful links:

You can see Art Deco Weekend area on the map.

Art Deco Weekend area on the map

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