Miami/South Florida’s Top 100 Events 2017

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

#13 Trade Show, Expo & Convention This year’s show rolled out a new layout along the Indian Creek waterfront. The in-water exhibition covers 1.2 million square feet of space and stretches from 41st to 54th streets in Miami Beach. Next: February 15-19, 2018
#13 Trade Show, Expo & Convention
This year’s show rolled out a new layout along the Indian Creek waterfront. The in-water exhibition covers 1.2 million square feet of space and stretches from 41st to 54th streets in Miami Beach. Next: February 15-19, 2018
Photo: Forest Johnson

There are plenty of events in South Florida that make waves, but this year, the biggest impact didn’t come from a socialite-studded gala or an avant-garde art fair. Hurricane Matthew blew past the area last year right around the time the fall event circuit was hitting its stride, resulting in some typically autumn events being moved to this spring.

From fetes to fairs to festivals to fashion shows, this year’s collection showcases the never-a-dull-moment spirit that makes the greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale area such a dynamic environment for the event industry.

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.

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