Miami/South Florida’s Top 100 Events 2020

The list of the trade shows, festivals, and industry gatherings that make the most impact in Miami/South Florida year after year.

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This year’s Miami/South Florida Top 100 comes with an asterisk: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, marquee events like Ultra Music Festival were among those nationwide that were canceled or postponed. We’re leaving them on the list because we’re confident that they will return—either with new dates later in the year or in 2021.

The list made room for new entries. By adding the Jimmy Johnson Billfish Championship to the Sports Events category, we’re recognizing competitive sportfishing. Three benefits—Big Brothers Big Sisters: The Metamorphosis Gala, Fairchild Garden's Gala in the Garden, and Kristi House's Silver Lining Gala—are raising significant money with stylish soirées. Other new additions include the Haitian Compas Festival, the South Beach Seafood Festival, and America’s Birthday Bash.

To choose and rank the annual events on this list, BizBash considers several factors, including economic impact, buzz, innovation, and an event's prominence within the communities it intends to serve. Click through the links below to see which events snagged a spot on this year's Top 100 list. 

1. Sports Events
2. Fashion Industry Events
3. Food & Restaurant Industry Events
4. Film & Media Events
5. Benefits
6. Trade Shows, Expos & Conventions
7. Parades & Festivals
8. Music, Theater & Dance Events
9. Art & Design Events

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