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January 2018

Saddle Up for the Homestead Championship Rodeo

Join the crowd during the Homestead Championship Rodeo to see pro rodeo at its finest and enjoy tons of other fun events. If you’re a cowboy or cowgirl at heart, this rodeo is not to be missed.

The Fun Will Happen at Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena at Harris Field Rodeo-Steer-Running

The rodeo and Rodeo Days events will take place from January 19-21, 2018 at Doc DeMilly Rodeo Arena at Harris Field. Here’s all the information you need to attend.

Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online in advance. Adult admission is $14.99, and admission for children is $4.99.

What to Expect

This is an event that brings a time-honored Western sport to southern Florida. You’ll see all the country flair, cowboy hats, and festive atmosphere you’d expect surrounding pro bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, and more.

Fun Events

Rodeo Days will help kick off the competition, including Family Night on Wednesday, January 17 at Sally Woods Harris Field Pavilion. This free event will include the Homestead Rodeo Queen coronation, line dancing, a charity raffle, and lots of food.

Then, on Thursday, January 18, come to the arena for the Mechanical Bull Buck Off Competition and Rodeo Bingo, which will benefit three different charities.

Don’t forget to check out the Rodeo Parade on Saturday, January 20. This free event will happen in downtown Homestead at 10 a.m. with a theme: My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.

Attend this fun event and book your stay with us in Miami at the Hilton Miami Downtown.


Come Experience Art Deco Weekend in Miami

We all like having fun, but do you know what can make a fun-filled weekend even more enjoyable?

When we attend an enjoyable event that benefits a good cause – the level of fun we have goes up exponentially.

That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to attend the upcoming Art Deco Weekend in Miami.

Art Deco Weekend 2018 – What You Can Expect Woman's face painted on a brick wall

This event was established over 40 years ago by the Miami Design Preservation League to preserve the gorgeous art deco buildings that line the streets of Miami’s famed South Beach.

To raise money and awareness, the League started this event that brings art deco aficionados from all over the country.   

1. Where to Go and When

The fun takes place from January 12-14, 2018 on Ocean Drive Between 6th and 13th Streets.

Dates and times:

  • Friday, January 12: 12PM to 10PM
  • Saturday, January 13: 10AM to 10PM
  • Sunday, January 14: 10AM to 8PM

2. Have Fun at the Festival

In addition to exploring the beautiful buildings, the event will include live music, a dog show, a classic car show, and a fashion show. You’ll also get to enjoy fantasy theater performances.

3. The Miami Design Preservation League

If you would like to do more than simply be an observer at the event, there are many ways you can help the Preservation League.

You can become a sponsor of the event or a vendor. You can also volunteer before, during, or after the event. Another option: a monetary donation.

Stay with Us During Your Fun-Filled Miami Weekend

When you come to Miami for this special event, make sure you stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Our newly redesigned guestrooms will give you a nice, comfortable respite from your busy, fun-filled day.


Biscayne Family Fun Fests 2018 – Fun for Everyone

Every year, the Biscayne National Park puts on a festival that the whole family can enjoy. The festival doesn’t just last one day or one weekend – it’s broken up over five months, from December to April.

The festivals are free, making them a fun, affordable way for families to spend time together and learn.

Here's what can you expect from Biscayne Family Fun Fests 2018

Tower at Biscayne National Park

Upcoming Events at Biscayne National Park for Family Fun in Miami 

Finding some fun activities that the whole family can enjoy isn’t always easy. That’s why we love these fun fests. There’s something for everyone!

Here’s what you can look forward to at this beautiful National Park in 2018.

¡Viva España! – January 14, 2018

Did you know that Spain used to rule over Florida? This fun fest shows off Florida’s Spanish heritage with pride.

Pirates & Wreckers – February 11, 2018

Who doesn’t love stories about pirates? This festival explains (in a fun and exciting way) the history of this National Park – complete with pirates looking for booty.

Biscayne Renaissance – March 11, 2018

If you love stories about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, this is the festival for you. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another time, especially if you dress up – which is encouraged.

Back to the 60s – April 8, 2018

Celebrate the park’s 50th anniversary in your grooviest hippie gear.

Book Your Stay at the Hilton When You’re in Town for the Fun Fests

Whether you’re a fellow Floridian or traveling in from across the country, we welcome you to stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

After exploring everything that the fun fests have to offer, the Hilton will provide a nice, relaxing space where you can unwind, sleep soundly, and feel rejuvenated for the next fun-filled day of adventure.