The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, one of the world’s premier international rum events, wraps up this weekend at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach. If you’re a rum aficionado or local Tikiphile, you’ll want to be sure to catch this unique event.
Saturday and Sunday activities run from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and include the opportunity to sample more than 100 rums, check out and purchase island lifestyle fashion and arts, and attend celebrity seminars and workshops.
The festival kicked off Monday at The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale with the Zombie Jamboree cocktail seminar with author Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and Zombe Jam cocktail competition. Click here to see photos from those fun festivities.
The week was filled with tasting competitions and VIP parties as the top rum brands showed off their wares. Many of those dignitaries and experts will also be on hand this weekend to rub elbows with attendees.
Vendors selling their wares at the Island Lifestyle Showcase include some of our favorites from around the Sunshine State: DeTiki Custom Carvings, Fashion Tramp, Janies of Miami, The Mai-Kai Gift Shop, Tiki Hana, Tortuga Tile Works and Nik Satterfield. Click here for a complete list of vendors and links to their sites.
Tickets are $25 per day or $45 for a two-day pass. The Deauville is at 6701 Collins Ave. For a complete event guide, go to RumRenaissance.com.