Art Deco Weekend 2016

Art Deco Weekend was created nearly 40 years ago by the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) to showcase the beautiful Art Deco buildings of South Beach, saving it for future generations.  MDPL’s early work was the catalyst that created the vibrant, world-class city we live in today. ART DECO WEEKEND IS: A community festival held on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach that welcomes over 150,000 people every year over the 3-day event.​ A commitment to the  Miami Design Preservation League’s mission to preserve, protect & promote historic preservation in the Art Deco District and throughout South Florida through the over 85 educational events held during Art Deco Weekend’s 3-day festival.


The theme this year is “The Art of Architecture.”  The ADW festival will fill Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive and all contiguous byways from Friday, January 15, virtually nonstop through Sunday, January 17. Celebrate Art Deco Weekend on January 15-17, 2016 on Ocean Drive through the over 85 different events MDPL scheduled for the 2016 event. The festival is free and open to the public.

Dates and Times:
Friday, January 15, 2016: Noon – 11PM
Saturday, January 16, 2016: 10AM – 11PM
Sunday, January 17, 2016: 10AM – 8PM

Even if you’ve been to all 38 previous ADW festivals, you don’t want to miss this one!

New features include:
Deco Dance: (Lindy Hop Fest): MDPL partnered with the South Florida Lindy Hop collective to welcome over 100 Lindy Hop dancers to hit the dance floor to the retro tunes of Sarah Jane & the Blue Notes and the Shiny Shoes Big Band (and more) throughout the three day festival.\

The Life is Art Block: MDPL has invited Life Is Art to host and curate an entire block from 9th to 10th Streets, of South Florida artists, designated the “Life Is Art Block”. Visual artists from young emerging artists to well-known experienced artists are joining the Art Deco Weekend for this brand new feature.  Available during full festival days and hours.

Live Jazz & Big Bands:  A heavy line-up of retro inspired bands including Jazz and Big Bands including the French Horn Collective, Vinyl BLVD, Sarah Jane & the Blue Notes, the Shiny Shoes Band, WDNA Jazz Bootcamp Ensemble and more!

Tours de Force:  Get to know “The District” on a 90-minute guided Art Deco walking tour, but don’t stop there.  Check out the full line-up and reserve your spot on your favorite ones!


Kids Club: Bring the kids to Ocean Drive for Art Deco Weekend where culture, art, music, magic, history and fun merge to create a free playground of activity for kids and families! The Kids’ Club is the place to listen, dance, create and learn. All the fun will happen by the playground near 13th Street and Ocean Drive between 11am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday at the famous Art Deco Weekend festival

All of your favorites: Count on all the events you love about ADW: the Arf Deco parade and awards, the gleaming antique cars lining Ocean Drive, the booths that beckon with irresistible aromas and dazzling displays, the speakers whose expertise enlightens all things Art Deco, the retro fashion shows, the outdoor film series and of course the children’s area, “The Playground.”


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