Best free things to do in Miami this week December 27-2. January

Editor’s note: Due to the increase in the COVID-19 Omicron variant, many events are canceled at the last minute. Before heading out to an event listed below, please contact the organizers to make sure it is still on – and please wear a face mask while indoors.

NOBULL Running Club

The athletics clothing company NOBULL hosts its club, which is run every two weeks, starting from Wynwood Place. With 2022 just around the corner, it’s not too early to start on these New Year’s resolutions, and the running club is a great way to stay motivated. After the run, NOBULL’s Wynwood store will be open after closing time for a private shopping experience for runners along with water and light refreshments. 18:30 Thursday, December 30, in NOBULL, 301 NW 28th St., Miami; 786-536-5176; There is free admission.

Bayfront NYE

The Big Orange will rise again during New Year’s Eve in Bayfront Park. Along with the largest fireworks display in the area, the night will feature a who is who of Latin artists including Willy Chirino, Gente De Zona, Nacho, Yotuel, Chacal and Jacob Forever. The event is, as always, free to attend. (If you want front row seating, open bar from 8pm to midnight and a private dance floor with DJ, you can get a VIP ticket.) 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 31, at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; General admission is free; VIP tickets cost $ 199 to $ 299 via

A very Tiki New Year’s Eve at Sweet Beach

Sweet Beach, the Sweet Liberty pop-up on Shelborne South Beach celebrates New Year’s Eve with a tiki twist. The party features fire dancers and music by DJ Retro Kidd and offers free admission all night long – a rarity at NYE in South Beach – and a champagne toast at midnight. If you want to do it like the big balls you are, there are cabana packages available from $ 1,500 as well as open-bar packages that start at $ 100. 8pm Friday, Dec. 31 at Sweet Beach at Shelborne South Beach, 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-531-1271; There is free admission.

Xperimento at Doral Yard

Doral Yard celebrates the new year with Latin funk outfit Xperimento on Friday. While the place sells table packages, general admission is completely free. If you do not mind making a cheap New Year’s Eve, you will still enjoy the parranda that the band has put on. 9pm Friday, December 31st at Doral Yard, 8455 NW 53rd St., Doral; 305-744-5038; There is free access with RSVP via

Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Orchestra in Lummus Park

Are you looking for a relaxed New Year’s day? The Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Orchestra will host a free outdoor concert. Along with the group, Cuban-American soprano Eglise GuttiĆ©rez will perform and will feature Viennese waltzes, Latin zarzuela and Broadway favorites. The concert takes place in Lummus Park at 12th Street and Ocean Drive and invites everyone to take the whole family with them with blankets and folding chairs. 2pm Saturday, January 1, Lummus Park, at 12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. There is free admission.

The Love Tempo at Melinda’s

Enjoy the first Sunday of the new year at Melinda’s when Love Tempo shows up in the downtown lounge. On the line-up are Soul Clap Records artist FSQ, Ntem and Inbal along with Love Tempo residents Brad Strickland and Padraic Carey. Party guests can also check out the Disco Market, where vendors sell vinyl records, vintage clothing, jewelry and more. 5pm Sunday, Jan. 2 at Melinda’s, 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; There is free admission.


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