Step into the world of timeless elegance and architectural marvels at the upcoming Art Deco Weekend, taking place from January 12 to January 14, 2024. This 47th annual celebration is a tribute to the Art Deco Historic District and the rich architectural legacy of Greater Miami & Miami Beach. Bask in the sun-kissed ambiance of South Beach as the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) brings you a cultural extravaganza like no other.
Since its establishment in 1977, Art Deco Weekend has been a cornerstone in preserving and showcasing the architectural gems along Ocean Drive. This free community event invites both locals and tourists to immerse themselves in guided tours, enlightening lectures, classic car exhibitions, antique displays, captivating films, family-friendly activities, and much more. The festival sprawls along Ocean Drive from 5th Street to 12th Street, offering a profound exploration of the destination’s architectural evolution.
Discover the Highlights of Art Deco Weekend
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show (January 11-15): Delve into a world of timeless treasures at the Miami Beach Convention Center, featuring global antiques from over 600 domestic and international dealers.
Classic Car Show by the Antique Automobile Club of America South Florida Region (January 13-14): Experience the charm of vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles as you stroll along Ocean Drive.
Hotel Names, Bas Reliefs and Terrazzo Floors Tour (January 13): Join seasoned guide Joel Levine in uncovering the cultural, artistic, and political messages behind Miami’s iconic Art Deco structures.
Ocean Drive Architectural Tour (January 12-14): Immerse yourself in a curated walking tour exploring the iconic styles of Art Deco, Miami Modern, and Mediterranean Revival.
Deco Nights and Neon Lights Tour (January 13-14): Witness the vibrant transformation of Miami’s Art Deco buildings as they come alive with neon lights after sunset.
Spanish Art Deco Walking Tour (January 14): Explore the Spanish influences woven into Miami Beach’s hidden gems in this culturally rich tour conducted entirely in Spanish.
Legends of Lincoln Road Tour (January 14): Travel through time from 1912 to the present day, unraveling the evolution of Miami Beach’s famous Lincoln Road.
Deco Deep Dive (January 13): Led by The Wolfsonian-FIU curator Lea Nickless, gain insights into the narratives surrounding artifacts and features found in and around 1001 Washington Avenue.
The Florida House, 1945-1965 (January 13): Discover the architectural story of The Florida House, a signature mid-20th century style that gained popularity in post-World War II Miami.
Dwell Time (January 13): Explore the complexities of architectural preservation with Rosa Lowinger, discussing her memoir and local conservation efforts.
“Cole Porter and Friends” by LeNard Rutledge & Mike Cady (January 13): Immerse yourself in jazz inspired by classical, hymns, and funky tunes.
South Florida Jazz Orchestra (January 13): Enjoy the big band sounds featuring vocalist Lisanne Lyons and jazz artists from all over Miami.
Brazilian Band and Samba Dancers (January 14): Experience the rich culture of Brazil with captivating tunes and spirited rhythms at Lummus Park.
FIU Art Deco Combo (January 14): Be blown away by the multi-award-winning vocal jazz ensemble from Florida International University, featuring contemporary music and Latin melodies.
Jesse Jones Jr. Jazz Ensemble (January 14): Revel in the performance by saxophonist Jesse Jones Jr. and his ensemble, a driving force in Miami’s jazz renaissance.
Mark your calendars for a weekend filled with art, culture, and architectural wonders as Art Deco Weekend unfolds its 47th annual celebration.
Book your stay with us and elevate your Art Deco Weekend adventure to new heights. Immerse yourself not only in the cultural richness of the event but also in the lavish hospitality of the Bentley Hotel South Beach. We look forward to being a part of your memorable journey during this extraordinary celebration.
January 12, 2024 – January 14, 2024