Heading to South Beach for Super Bowl 54? Here are the biggest and best events you need to know about.

By Sonal Dutt
January 14, 2020 03:14 PM
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It’s almost time to party in the city where the heat is on.

For the week leading up to Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 3, Miami will play host to some of the year’s most star-studded parties, tastings, and concerts—featuring everyone from NFL legends and hall of fame athletes to A-list celebrities and James Beard Award-winning chefs. Below is your guide to the biggest, most exclusive events popping up all around the city and Miami Beach, and ways for you to snag a ticket to join the celebrations.

Super Bowl Opening Night
Monday, Jan. 27, Marlins Park
Game week officially kicks off with this fan-favorite event, featuring players and coaches from the competing Super Bowl teams. Sponsored by Gatorade’s Bolt24, it’s the only time the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will be in the same location before meeting on the field on Sunday. Fans in attendance can watch live interviews with quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo, snag autographs, take photos with mascots and cheerleaders, and meet their favorite players. Tickets start at $29, and are still available.

Super Bowl LIVE
Saturday, Jan. 25 – Saturday, Feb. 1, Bayfront Park
The week-long fan village will feature live outdoor concerts, Tailgate Town where chefs like Michelle Bernstein and Jeff McInnis will cook on the culinary stage, water shows (including jetpack-wearing stuntmen completing tricks up to 70 feet in the air), parades, fireworks, and interactive entertainment—all for free. The concert lineup includes Fitz and the Tantrums and Walshy Fire Miami Orchestra. Get the full lineup here.

“Glazerpalooza” Super Bowl Kickoff Party
Wednesday, Jan. 29, Prestige Imports at 14800 Biscayne Blvd.
For the 12th year, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer is throwing his annual Wednesday night bash. Expect a who’s-who of celebrity athletes and sportscasters, including Michael Strahan, Rob Gronkowski, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and more. The event will help raise money for the Merging Vets and Players foundation, which helps former combat veterans transition to life after their military service. Threw the first party of the week back in 2007 and it was EPIC!!! It’s only grown since then,” Glazer posted on social media.

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SiriusXM & Pandora Opening Drive Super Concert Series
Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 30, The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
See two award-winning artists perform in Miami Beach—for free! As part of SiriusXM and Pandora’s first Super Bowl music series, The Chainsmokers will hit the stage on Wednesday night and Lizzo will perform on Thursday night. Admission is still open for both shows: listeners can RSVP for the first show here, and second night here.

Port de Stella
Thursday, Jan. 30 – Saturday, Feb. 1, 114 SW North River Dr.
Stella Artois is turning The Wharf into a celebration of European-inspired food, drink, music and style—with appearances by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown and award-winning chef Rosio Sanchez, who will be cooking dishes from her restaurant SÁNCHEZ in Copenhagen. Guests can also reserve a spot on a boat ride between South Beach and Downtown Miami. Tickets are free, and more details are available here.

Pepsi Neon Beach
Thursday, Jan. 30 – Saturday, Feb. 1, Clevelander South Beach
For four days, Pepsi Zero Sugar will take over the Clevelander hotel with concerts, pool parties, tailgating and food. The lineup includes Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Year Party on Thursday (with Saquon Barkley and Snoop Dogg); “Bienvenidos a Miami Fiesta” on Friday (with Enrique Santos, DJ Extreme and former NFL star Victor Cruz); Pepsi Super Splash Pool Party on Saturday (with supermodel Adriana Lima, Fat Joe, and Lil Jon); and the Official Big Game Tailgate Party on Sunday before and during the game. Tickets for all events are available here.

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Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest
Thursday, Jan. 30 – Saturday, Feb. 1, American Airlines Arena
Bud Light is known for their memorable game-day commercials, and now they’re lighting up the pre-game festivities too. For the second year, Bud Light and On Location Experiences are throwing a three-day party, which includes performances by DJ Khaled, DaBaby, and Megan Thee Stallion as part of EA Sports Bowl on Thursday night; Guns N’ Roses and special guest Snoop Dogg on Friday night; and Maroon 5 with Dan + Shay closing out the festival on Saturday night. Tickets for all three nights are still available.

Culinary Kickoff
Thursday, Jan. 30, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
At the 6th annual event, chefs Charlie Palmer, Michael Mina and Michael Voltaggio will join forces with former NFL legends Charles Woodson and Marshall Faulk for a night of decadent food and wine pairings—including dishes like Yemenite Beef Short Rib and Garlic Roasted Duck Breast with Truffle Perlage. The event helps raise money for The Culinary Institute of America’s scholarship fund. Tickets are still available.

Planet Pepsi Zero Sugar with Harry Styles
Friday, Jan. 31, Meridian at Island Gardens
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira may be performing at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday, but the soft drink brand has big plans for Friday night too. Harry Styles along with special guests Lizzo and Mark Ronson will kick off the weekend with an epic concert event inspired by the newly redesigned Pepsi Zero Sugar matte black cans and tabs. “I can’t wait to hit the Pepsi stage, perform and party with Harry and Mark! Let’s go Miami!” Lizzo said in a press release. For the party, the custom-built venue will be filled in neon lights, LED walls and mirrors with projection mapping. “We want to give fans in Miami a night they will never forget, so we are building a bold, fully-immersive event on an island that will be unlike any other experience,” said Todd Kaplan, vice president of marketing at Pepsi. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

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VEWTOPIA
Friday, Jan. 31 – Saturday, Feb 1, Miami Gardens
It’s time to party, okurrr! At the two-day, Miami music festival—that plans to “represent its Urban, Caribbean, and African communities with an added dose of Latin music to amplify the intensity of the weekend’s energy”— Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Migos, DaBaby and more will take the stage. Tickets start at $99 and are still available.

Delano Live Presented by TIDAL
Friday, Jan. 31, Delano South Beach
Launched during Miami Art Week with DJ Khaled, TIDAL is now rolling into South Beach with a concert series featuring Grammy winner Lil Wayne. Tickets start at $75 and are still available.

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BUDX Hotel Miami
Friday, Jan. 31 – Sunday, Feb. 2, 1825 Collins Ave.
For three days, Budweiser will take over the Nautilus by Arlo Hotel in South Beach to bring together over 200 “Kings of Culture”—the beer brand’s collection of celebrity art, music, fashion and sports influencers—for a series of exclusive events. In addition to live performances throughout the weekend by Halsey, Black Eyed Peas, Diplo, De La Soul and Channel Tres, NBA star Dwyane Wade will host ONE37pm x Dwyane Wade’s Masters of the Mic Karaoke on Saturday. There will also be a Gillette Barbershop pop-up with a roster of celebrity barbers. Admission to the events are invite only.

Shaq’s Fun House
Friday, Jan. 31, Mana Wynwood Convention Center
For the second year, Shaquille O’Neal is celebrating the Super Bowl in his own special way. “Part music festival, part carnival, part circus, my Fun House blends superstar artists with a unique over the top interactive carnival experience,” he said. Stars expected to perform include Diddy, Diplo and Pitbull. Tickets are still available.

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Bootsy on the Water
Friday, Jan. 31, On The Water at Virginia Key
Post Malone will headline the pop-up party in a specially-constructed venue along the coast of Biscayne Bay. Celebrity guests and VIPs will arrive by a yacht to a private marina. Tickets are still available.

Paris Hilton Big Game Weekend Sounds Late-Night Party
Friday, Jan. 31, WALL at W South Beach
After DJing in Miami during Art Basel in December, Paris Hilton is back for another round. At WALL Lounge, the heiress-turned-DJ will perform her set in front a celebrity crowd that will include Ciara, Victor Cruz, Chace Crawford and more. Tickets start at $60 and are still available.

Marriott Bonvoy VIP Party
Friday, Jan. 31, Courtyard House
Marriott Bonvoy Visa cardmembers can redeem points to attend the event, which includes a performance by The Chainsmokers and appearances by current and former NFL stars. Tickets are still available.

Leather & Laces
Friday, Jan. 31, Soho Studios
The sexy, late-night party is back for its 17th year. This year, Lil Jon will host and DJ the festivities. Past hosts include everyone from Kim Kardashian to Jenny McCarthy. Tickets are still available.

“Big Game Big Give” Party
Saturday, Feb. 1, Private estate on Star Island
Each year, The Giving Back Fund holds a star-studded fundraising event n the Super Bowl city. This year Michael Bay, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston will co-host the bash—which will include a guest list of Hollwood celebs and professional athletes—at a $65 million private estate on Miami’s exclusive Star Island. Tickets are still available.

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Gronk Beach
Saturday, Feb. 1, North Beach Bandshell
Former New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski will be playing the Super Bowl … just not in the actual game. Gronk’s raucous, island-themed party on the sand will include tiki bars, Hawaiian barbecue, fire twirlers, hula dancers, and performances by Diplo, Kaskade, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, and Carnage. Tickets start at $150 and are still available.

Sports Illustrated’s “The Party”
Saturday, Feb. 1, Fontainebleau Miami Beach
DaBaby, Black Eyed Peas and Marshmello will hit the stage at SI’s epic pre-game bash overlooking the beach. In addition to catching live video mixing by DJ Irie, drinking cocktails by Casamigos tequila,and mingling with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models, guests can also bid in a silent auction featuring sports and entertainment memorabilia. Tickets are still available.

Bacardi LIV 305 Super Bowl Party
Saturday, Feb. 1, Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel
The drinks will clearly be flowing at the rum brand’s Super Bowl bash. Along with signature mojitos, the private day party will welcome hip-hop artists Meek Mill, Swizz Beatz and Biz Markie and current and former NFL athletes like Victor Cruz.

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AT&T TV Super Saturday Night
Saturday, Feb. 1, Meridian at Island Gardens
Lady Gaga is returning to the Super Bowl stage … well, the pre-Super Bowl stage, that is. The star, who performed during the halftime show in 2017, will headline the annual Saturday night bash, where a custom-built, three-tiered, 65,000 square-foot venue will be constructed just for the weekend. Limited tickets are still available, but fans at home can watch the livestream at twitter.com/ItsOnATT.

Taste of the NFL: Party with a Purpose
Saturday, Feb. 1, The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla.
NFL alums, chefs and celebrities—this year’s host is Bizarre Foods star Andrew Zimmern—will come together to raise money for hunger relief. Each NFL team franchise city is represented by a chef and a player, and guests can snack around the party to get a taste of each city’s culinary scene. This annual Super Bowl-eve gathering is all about good food, good wine, and doing good for those in need. Tickets are still available.

Rolling Stone Live: Miami
Saturday, Feb. 1, SLS South Beach
It’s no surprise that Rolling Stone snagged a stellar musical roster for their game week bash. Artists scheduled to perform include Ciara, DJ Khaled, and Paris Hilton with DJ Vice. For more information on tickets, email Hyde.SouthBeach@sbe.com.

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NFL Honors
Saturday, Feb. 1, Adrienne Arsht Center
It’s the Oscars of the professional football world, where the NFL recognizes the best players and performances—on and off the field. Hosted by Steve Harvey, expect appearances by J.J. Watt, Chris Long, Seth Meyers and more. Although the ceremony will air on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET on FOX, the show is taped earlier in the day.

Maxim Havana Nights
Saturday, Feb. 1, On the Water at Virginia Key Island
The annual Super Bowl bash will be filled with sports and entertainment stars. On tap to perform at this Cuban-themed bash include The Chainsmokers, Rick Ross and Lost Kings. Want to snag a ticket for this party? They’re still available.

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The Players Tailgate Miami
Sunday, Feb. 2, Hard Rock Stadium
Calling all foodies: For one day only, Guy Fieri is turning Miami into the home of Flavortown with his annual Sunday afternoon tailgate. Just a few blocks from the stadium, a glass structure will be constructed along with decking to transform 2.5 acres into an over-the-top tailgate. Expect hearty game-day eats from Fieri and his lineup of the country’s best chefs, including Top Chef‘s Antonia Lofasa, Todd English, and Aaron May, along with former NFL star Charles Woodson pouring wine from his Intercept Wine collection. Tickets are still available.

Super Bowl LIV Pre-Game Party
Sunday, Feb. 2, Hard Rock Stadium
On Location Experiences, the official hospitality partner of the NFL, is staging their all-inclusive event just steps from Hard Rock Stadium—it’s actually located within the stadium security perimeter so guests can simply walk to their seats before kick-off. Expect performances by Darius Rucker, appearances from NFL stars, and food from popular Miami restaurants. Tickets and packages are still available.