Get ready Miamians: Miami Art Week is set to return and with it, Art Basel is gearing up for its largest art exhibition to date. On top of all the pop-ups, galleries, installations and art fairs, the city is also stacked with parties. After all, partying is what we do best. So whether you have a ticket to the art-filled extravaganza or not, you can still have a blast on a late-night dance floor or a breezy sunrise by the beach. Here’s a list of parties happening this year during Art Week:
Curated by Life and Death and Innervisions, this oceanside event returns to Virginia Key Beach for a 15-hour sunset to sunrise party. With multiple stages, this year’s lineup includes Diplo, Dixon, Or:la, TSHA, DJ Tennis, Seth Troxler, Moodymann, Powder, Quest, Yu Su and more, with stage hosts including Where Are My Keys? and inclusive clubbing collective HE.SHE.THEY.
When: Saturday, December 3
Where: 4020 Virginia Key Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149
2. Art With Me
Art With Me
Also taking over Virginia Key Beach Park ahead of Art Basel is the Tulum-imported Art With Me. The electronic music and art festival brings together jaw-dropping installations, top-tier international musicians, craft and organic food vendors, children’s activities and a comprehensive wellness program. Spanning for two days, performers include SG Lewis, Moderat, Jamie XX, Audiofly, Cole Knight, Facundo Mohrr and many more.
When: November 26 – 27
Where: 4020 Virginia Beach Dr, Miami, FL 33149
3. Zamna Miami
Known for bringing jungle party vibes and world-class DJs to the heart of Tulum, Zamna Festival lands in Miami Island Gardens for the very first time. Coinciding with Art Basel, the series of parties will be headline by the likes of electronic duo The Chemical Brothers, superstar Diplo, Ukrainian artists ARTBAT alongside house pioneers CAMELPHAT, melodic techno maestros Mathame and many more.
When: December 1 – 3
Where: 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
Party purveyors elrow are bringing their newest immersive experience yet to the U.S. As a matter of fact, it will be held in the city’s Factory Town venue. Themed Delusionville, the 2-stage, sunset to sunrise psychedelic party is a collaboration with legendary street artist Ron English, the Arnau family and Link Miami Rebels of Club Space and Space Park. Artists include BLOND:ISH, Cloonee, Paco Osuna, Archie Hamilton, Jaden Thompson and others.
When: Thursday, December 1
Where: 4800 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33142
5. Epic Pool Parties
Epic Pool Parties
Throw on your swimsuit, grab a drink and soak up the sun’s rays as some of the world’s most sought out DJs blast hard-hitting house and techno by the pool. Over the course of five days, the Sagamore Hotel will host Mikey Lion, Oscar G, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha and more on a festival-style main stage, with full production, cutting edge audio and visual technology, food outlets, elevated bottle service and more.
When: November 30 – December 4
Where: 1671 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
For more Art Basel recs, check out The Secret Miami Guide To Making The Most Of Art Basel 2022