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March 2019

Theater & Sports Venues Close To Hilton Miami Downtown

Miami is home to many attractions, including world-class venues to see a show or attend a sporting event. The downtown Miami area alone houses the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, American Airlines Arena and Marlins Park!

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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

The Adrienne Arsht Center is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues, offering both legends and local artists a stage to dazzle audiences and bring them to their feet. Located in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the center presents nearly 400 events each year, including several Signature Series events. A must-stop destination, the Arsht Center also houses BRAVA, a fine dining restaurant, the Cafe at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower and a weekly Farmers Market.

American Airlines Arena

A versatile venue set on the waterfront of Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami’s booming Entertainment District, American Airlines Arena is home to the NBA’s Miami Heat. The arena also hosts 80-plus non-basketball events each year, including A-list concerts, national conferences, family shows, other sporting events and more. American Airlines Arena has positioned itself as one of the top sports and entertainment venues with its state-of-the-art technology and convenient, picturesque location between the city’s skyline, beaches and nightlife of South Beach.

Marlins Park

Marlins Park, which opened in 2012, is home to MLB’s Miami Marlins. Located on the former Miami Orange Bowl site in Little Havana, the ballpark has also hosted college football bowl games, international soccer matches, race car competitions, Monster Jam and concerts by Beyonce and Guns N’ Roses. The stadium features over 37,000 seats and a retractable roof, and was LEED certified as the greenest MLB park in 2012.

If you’re going to see a show, event or sports game in Miami, there’s no better place to stay than here with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. With these theater & sports venues close to our Miami hotel, you can make the most of your Miami experience, saving time wasted commuting. We’re also close to many of the area’s top restaurants and nightlife destinations. Book your stay with us today to take in an unforgettable Miami experience.

The Miami Riverday Festival returns for a 23rd year this April

The 2019 Miami Riverday Festival Lummus Park Miamiwill be one of the top free festivals of the year in South Florida. In it's 23rd year, they are
offering attendees with an opportunity to experience the historic, mixed-use Miami River in a unique way. The festival, which will take place on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 1-6 p.m in the Lummus Park Historic District, will be fun and lively, with a mix of entertaining music and events. This includes Miami River Boat rides, historic tours and re-enactments, environmental education, kids activities, paddleboard and kayak races, food and drinks. You can also enjoy live performances from the Spam All-Stars and Luis Bofill and Band!

If you plan on attending this year's exciting Miami Riverday Festival, you should consider staying with us at our conveniently located Miami hotel. At the Hilton Miami Downtown we offer our guests first-class accommodations and amenities in a world-class setting, making it easy to kick back and relax while being close to many of Miami's top attractions, events and festivals. Book your stay with us today for an unforgettable South Florida experience!

Miami Beach Pride 2019

This year’s Miami Beach Pride celebrations will be bigger and better than ever - featuring special events, social mixers, dance events, a VIP gala and, of course the parade.

Rainbow Pride BalloonsWe all know Miami knows how to host a party, so it should come as no surprise that the 2019 Miami Beach Pride festivities are going to be one of the most popular in the LGBTQ community. From April 1st through April 7th, 2019, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters will come together to celebrate the spirit and culture of the community.

The two-day Miami Pride festival on Saturday and Sunday has featured many A-list entertainers in the past, including Gus Kenworthy, Ross Mathews, Bebe Rexha, Mario Lopez, Elvis Duran, Iggy Azalea, Jordin Sparks, Gloria Estefan and Adam Lambert. While this year’s lineup has yet to be announced, with two stages featuring world-class DJs, local entertainers, and celebrity entertainers, you can bet it will be a star-studded lineup once again. You can also expect blocks and blocks of vendors, a tasty variety of food options and, of course, the spectacular world famous Miami Pride Parade. It truly has become a global LGBTQ Pride event, with another 100,000-plus attendees expected.

If you’re visiting Miami for Miami Beach Pride 2019, the Hilton Miami Downtown is a great place to stay. We’re conveniently located for making the most of this year's festivities, as well as checking out many of Miami’s world-famous attractions. Book your stay with us today to take part in one of the best LGBTQ events of the year.


Ultra Music Festival invades Miami last weekend of March 2019

One of the top music events of the year, the 2019 Ultra Music Festival, is nearly here. From Friday, March 29th, to Sunday, March 31st, 2019 the festival will take over Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Miami Marine Stadium, with a variety of top acts headlining the world’s premiere electronic dance music (EDM) party. Party-goers from all of the world will escape the rainy, gray spring season for sunny Miami, joining 70,000 other music lovers for an unmatched, high-energy experience. With major pyrotechnics, confetti and tons of lasers, it’s a sight to be seen!


The biggest set to take over Miami, Ultra’s Phase 2 lineup features favorites like David Guetta, Tiësto, Afrojack, Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, and Hardwell among many others. Stage-hopping is a necessity to be able to take in the full experience, including all the live instrumentation and DJ sets. Tickets are available online now.

If you plan on coming to Miami for Ultra Music Festival, there is no better place in Miami to stay than the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re close to the grounds, so you’ll have easy access to the festival, and be conveniently located near many great eateries and attractions, including the Wynwood Arts District. You enjoy a relaxing dip in our rooftop pool to soak up the full Miami experience, - there’s nothing else quite like it! We look forward to welcoming you.