Miami is an established place of holding the largest in the world orchid exhibition. The International Orchid Festival takes place in the middle of May and lasts commonly for three days. The festival is considered to be the most outstanding event in the cultural life of the city. The florists from more than 60 countries of the world are participating in the event. Visitors of the exhibition get a unique chance to enjoy thousands of orchid species and other exotic plants. The Miami festival essentially differs from other floristic exhibitions one may visit in other cities of the world.
During the festival numerous lectures and master classes are held at which the expert florists will share the secrets of growing flowers and will cover other interesting topics of cooking and healing qualities of exotic plants. The participants of the Festival may not only enjoy the flowers and plants of ultimate beauty but purchase some desired specimen.
The same challenging and attractive for foreign tourists will be the Independence Day celebrated on the 4th of July. The fest is celebrated in every city and town of the United States, however the celebration of the holiday in Miami features some peculiar traits and traditions. Few days prior to the holiday the local people decorate the streets of the city with bright ribbons and air balloons of blue, white and red colors. Almost each building features a wind shaking national flag.