Business can take you just about anywhere, and while you may not always look forward to your next destination with large amounts of anticipating, whenever Miami is on the docket you can’t help but get excited. Understandably so, as the city always has so much to offer visitors of every sort, and the month of June is no exception.
Aside from the regular attractions Miami has to offer, June will bring along tons of festivities for the business traveler. Lovers of food, film, and art will have no shortage of events to check out, making for an exciting business trip no matter what time of the month you visit. Be sure to be close to all of the major events in June by staying in one of Corporate Stays’ furnished apartment, which will conveniently place you in the centre of all the cultural action.
See what’s in store for you in June below.
Cuba Out of Cuba: Through the lens of Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte
- Where: Everyday @ 4pm ’til August 30th
- When: 600 Biscayne Blvd. (Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower)
Cuba and Miami, along with the entirety of Southern Florida, have a long history. Many Cuban immigrants began new lives in the Sunshine State, and the new exhibit at the MDC Museum of Art + Design focuses on their experiences and contributions to the world of arts and culture. A pseudo-history lesson through photography, Cuba Out of Cuba will be both informative and engaging.
Summer Shorts Festival
- Where: 44 Brickell Avenue, #229
- When: Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 28
Get a year’s worth of theatre in a single night during the Summer Shorts: America’s Short Play Festival, featuring the country’s most entertaining and innovative 10 minute plays all in one night. The official start of Miami’s summer theatre season, the Summer Shorts Festival has been going on for 20 years and has not lost any of its original energy. Expect a night of laughs you won’t soon forget.
Redland Summer Fruits Festival
- Where: 24801 S.W. 187th Avenue (Fruit & Spice Park)
- When: Saturday, June 21st & Sunday, June 22nd
Food-lovers visiting Miami can’t pass up this chance to experience the city’s (and the state’s) unique agricultural scene. A two-day showcasing of the local produce and tropical fruits of the area, the Redland Summer Fruits Festival will have local wines, rare fruit tasting, and tons of food to eat. If you’re from anywhere in the north, this’ll be your chance to taste what the south side grows every year.
Miami Film Month
- Where: Various Locations
- When: June 1st to 30th
June is the perfect time to visit Miami for any film-lovers, as the annual city-wide cinema event known as Miami Film Month will be taking over the city. A score of film events, parties, contests, and screenings will occur in a variety of venues, some being housed in genuine historic art cinemas. Even if you’re not particularly into film, the sheer amount of genre-specific film festivals to be featured during the month-long event all but guarantees you’ll find a movie that’ll fit your niche interests.
FIU Media Arts Festival
- Where: 400 NW 26th St (LAB Miami)
- When: June 27, 2015, 5:30pm-9pm
Want to see what the future minds of media production have in store for the world? Then take a night to check out the FIU Media Arts Festival, an extension of Miami Film Month that specifically showcases the work of the FIU community, from students to alumni. The theme for 2015 is “Fresh From Miami” which will certainly make for an interesting amount of various interpretations.
Coral Gables Restaurant Week
- Where: Various Restaurants
- When: June 8th to June 28th
Over 40 restaurants will be participating in the annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week (which goes on much longer than 7 days) with each offering a special 3-course lunch and dinner menu every single night. Special cocktails and wines will be paired with every meal, making for a food event you won’t want to pass up.
10th Annual Florida Supercon
- Where: 1901 Convention Center Drive (Miami Beach Convention Center)
- When: June 25th to June 28th
When travelling for business, you don’t usually get a chance to unleash your inner geek, but thankfully you’ll have the chance when visiting Miami in June, thanks to the 10th Annual Florida Supercon. The largest comic book convention in Miami, Florida Supercon is a celebration of all things nerdy, with tons of exhibitions, celebrity guests, film screenings, and so much more that will have you geek-ing out with glee.
Summer Cabaret Concert
- Where: 16701 SW 72nd Avenue ( Deering Estate at Cutler)
- When: June 20th at 7pm (show at 8pm)
All summer long, the Deering Estate at Cutler’s hosts a series of Cabaret concerts within the majestic Stone House Ballroom. The season will begin on Saturday, June 20th, which will undoubetly start the summer off right with an amazing musical experience. Be sure to get there a bit early as seating is not reserved, and feel free to bring along snacks and beverages too.