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July 2018

Wynwood Miami: A Unique Art and Culture Adventure

You would be hard-pressed to find a more accessible and exciting Miami art & culture experience.

Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood is unconventional, vibrant and exciting. The former warehouse district turned arts and culture hub features more than 70 galleries and museums, great restaurants, bars and more. Immersing yourself in Miami art & culture has never been easier - or more fun.

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If you’re looking to truly experience Miami, you need to tour Wynwood Walls. A collection of giant walls covered in murals, it’s one of the most easily accessible art exhibits for pedestrians in the world. You’ll see everything from life-sized murals of the Dalai Lama, to graffiti quotes and breathtaking sculptures - art lovers of any age will find it unique, colorful and inspiring.

Second Saturday Art Walk

The most popular time to visit is during Wynwood Art Walk, which takes place every second Saturday of the month. The monthly event turns Wynwood into an all-day art festival, with live music filling the air, food trucks offering tasty bites and beverages, and art galleries staying open late. It’s a Miami tradition unlike any other.


Unsurprisingly, Wynwood’s artistic touch isn’t limited to its murals and galleries. With its creative and flavorful dishes, the Wynwood Miami dining scene is paradise for foodies. Artisanal eateries, breweries, and bars are all located a short walking distance from the walls, and the area is home to three James Beard Nominated chefs and restaurants. Whether you’re simply in the mood for a casual drink or looking to challenge your palette with a unique dish, Wynwood’s dining scene caters to all.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is conveniently located just minutes from the Wynwood Arts District, along with many other top Miami attractions. Book your stay with us today for the ultimate art and culture adventure.

First Annual South Beach Mango Festival

Get your taste of Miami’s new tradition, the South Beach Mango Festival.

Every month, locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate Miami’s unique culture at a variety of festivals and events. On August 5th, 2018, you can take part in South Florida’s newest celebration, the South Beach Mango Festival, which will take place at South Beach’s Lummus Park during the peak of Miami’s delicious mango season.

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As you can expect, there will be plenty of opportunities to treat your taste buds. Attendees can stroll through a farmers’ market boasting more than 40 varieties of locally farmed mangoes, along with other tropical produce, including avocados, coconuts, and dragon fruit. There will also be farm-to-table mango dishes from local restaurants, mango smoothie-making and tasting stations available.


The inaugural one-day event, which is part of the Miami Spice festivities, will feature a mix of fun activities that can be enjoyed by all ages. Adults can take part in interactive mango cooking classes, and check out demos from some of Miami’s top chefs, a mixology competition, and a baked mango recipe contest. There will also be a kids cooking class, kids mango eating contest, live music and a bounce house. A portion of the festival’s proceeds will benefit the non-profit philanthropic organization, Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

If you’re looking for the ultimate Miami experience, the Hilton Miami Downtown has you covered. We’re conveniently located just minutes from South Beach, and offer a variety of relaxing guest rooms with stunning Miami views. There’s no better host for the first annual South Beach Mango Festival experience.

2018 International Ballet Festival of Miami

The International Ballet Festival, a diverse, one-of-a-kind South Florida event, incorporates art, film, literature and live performances.

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The 2018 International Ballet Festival of Miami will run from July 28th through August 19th, 2018, and takes place all across Miami-Dade county. The six venues set to host the annual event are the Lehman Theater at Miami Dade College North Campus, Manuel Artime Theater, Amateur Theater Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, Colony Theater and Miami Dade County Auditorium.


The festival will feature a mix of dance film series, art exhibits, workshops, master classes and more. Attendees can see promising young ballet artists in the youth gala, exciting and eclectic programs that mix modern and contemporary styles, and performances of famous classical and neo-classical ballet repertoire.

Participating Countries

The 23rd edition of the International Ballet Festival will present attendees with an opportunity to see a range of exceptional local, national and international artists. Over 200 artists from more than 20 prestigious ballet companies representing countries including the United States, Spain, Mexico, France, Canada, Argentina and Brazil will participate, making it one of the most ambitious ballet events in the world.

Plan Your Trip to Miami For a Memorable Ballet Festival Experience

If you are planning a trip to Miami for the ballet festival, the Hilton Miami Downtown is your most convenient and comfortable starting point. We’re just three miles from South Beach and offer a variety of great amenities, including a relaxing rooftop pool and tantalizing dining options. Book your stay with us now for an unmatched Miami ballet festival experience.

Treat Your Taste Buds During Miami Spice

Enjoy mouth-watering dishes at great prices during Miami Spice celebrating restaurants in Miami.

Miami Spice Month kicks off on August 1st, 2018 offering foodies with a great opportunity to enjoy the best of Miami’s culinary scene at discounted prices. The special dining celebration, which runs through September 30th, 2018 features a variety of fun food events and a fantastic mix of participating restaurants. Try something new or indulge in a favorite, with no membership or sign-up required, it’s all on the table.

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With a plethora of Miami restaurants participating in Miami Spice, there’s something for every taste. Participants include local favorites offering farm-to-table cuisine, tasty cocktails, delicious ethnic food, American classics and more. The three-course meals feature dishes from world-renowned chefs at special prices: $23 for lunch or brunch and $39 for dinner.  Plus, with a great selection of outdoor, waterfront, romantic and kid-friendly dining spots throughout the area, finding the perfect setting for your dining experience is easy.

Special Culinary Events

Miami Restaurant Month offers visitors the chance to experience the city’s unique culture through special culinary events, as well. The 2018 lineup includes the first annual South Beach Mango Festival, National Rum Day Fest, Asian Night Bazaar Dinner Series and Venezuelan Food, Wine & Spirits Festival. Other events feature great live music, selections from local farmers markets and walking tours that highlight the history of Miami and the city’s architectural styles.

The conveniently located Hilton Miami Downtown is the ideal choice for your Miami Spice trip. With our own fantastic onsite dining options, including tantalizing dishes from Brisa Bistro’s celebrated chef Didier Pouzier, guests do not even need to leave the hotel to have a great Miami culinary adventure. Book your stay with us now to savor it all.