Miami is a special place, not just because of its beaches, nightlife, culture, and celebrity sightings, but also because of its unique culture, culinary scene, and diversity. This December marked the return ofÂ Miami Heritage Month, which runs through December 31.
It features special offerings and events that provide locals and visitors with engaging ways to experience the destination’s rich cultural gems and multicultural neighborhoods. From culinary tours and art exhibits to hotel deals and articles, a dedicatedÂ WebsiteÂ makes participating easy.
This year’s spotlight is on two special attractions: TheÂ Art of Black MiamiÂ andÂ Miami Culinary Tours.Â After a successful launch last year, the Art of Black Miami is a platform that shines a spotlight on local, national, and international art and artists representing the African diaspora. It celebrates the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami’s mosaic and heritage-rich neighborhoods. Residents and visitors will experience new artwork and projects while attending special events, meeting artists, visiting pop-up art galleries, and more. A dedicatedÂ WebsiteÂ provides real-time updates and more information on the diasporan art representing African-American, Caribbean, Latin American, and African cultures.
This year, two special culinary tours will be scheduled in partnership with History Miami Museum and Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus: “#MiamiHeritage Culinary Tour,â€ held December 12 at 1:00 pm, and the “Southern Florida Concierge Association Tour,â€ held December 15 at 1:00 pm. Tickets will be given away by the Southern Florida Concierge Association on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Both tours invite participants to taste their way through the heart of Little Haiti, Little Havana, Historic Overtown, and the West Grove with a guided tour led by Dr. Paul George. Conch fritters with pikliz, mojitos, fried catfish, tasty jerk chicken, and several other authentic dishes will be sampled while participants learn more about the history, rhythm, and aromas that make these multicultural communities so vibrant.
“Greater Miami and The Beaches welcomes record-breaking numbers of visitors who are looking to enjoy art, culture, dining, attractions, and world-class events in addition to enjoying the beachâ€, saidÂ Greater Miami Convention & Visitors BureauÂ President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “The month of December offers visitors and locals alike an array of cultural happenings including Art Basel Miami Beach and more than 20 satellite art fairs. Miami Heritage Month celebrates the rich multicultural assets of the destination and brings together all the events under one umbrella.â€
Miami Heritage Month is part of theÂ Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s increasingly popular Miami Temptations Program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices.