5 Best Summer Festivals In Miami

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MIAMI, FL – MARCH 15: Dancers participate in a Junkanoo parade during the Calle Ocho festival in the Little Havana neighborhood on March 15, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The annual festival draws thousands of people along a 20 block area for eating, drinking, people watching and dancing. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

We look at five of the most fun summer festivals Miami has to offer.

As tourists trek to Miami for vacation, and as residents look for extraordinary summer fun, festivals open their gates to one and all. So we set out to identify the five top summer festivals in the Miami area.

Criteria? There’s no firm set of stipulations here. Sure, festivals that bring the community together deserve special consideration. The ones that seek to improve the community deserve that too. Of course, offering something for every member of the family is important. But let’s face it, it’s summer time. Summer is a time for good food, great entertainment and a time for finding a way to resist high temperatures.

Most of all, summer is a time for fun, fun, fun — until winter takes vacations away. Fun is what brings vacationers to Miami. And fun is what the locals are looking for. So fun is the top criteria. With that in mind, here are five of the very best summer festivals that Miami has to offer.

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