DDA as a Resource

Every year, Downtown Miami plays host to events of every shape and size, from major festivals to small networking mixers. The Miami DDA's marketing department is a great resource for event and meeting planners looking to host functions in Downtown Miami.  Whether you are wondering which venues are available for rent, need an introduction, or have general questions on producing events in Downtown, the Miami DDA team is here to help.

The Miami DDA also provides promotional assistance and runs a competetive grant program, aimed at providing financial support to new projects and innovative ideas; more details on these functions can be found below.  


The Miami DDA assists new businesses and events in promoting themselves to the downtown community.  Last year the team provided promotional assistance to more than 250 events and more than 50 new businesses, using a variety of channels to reach all who live, work and visit Downtown Miami.

If you have a new business or are hosting an event in Downtown Miami and would like to speak to the Miami DDA about promotional assistance, please email or call 305.579.6675 and ask to speak to a member of the Marketing Department.


The Miami DDA provides grants/funding to special events and/or projects that take place in Downtown, have an economic impact on the area, and strengthen Downtown Miami’s recognition as a vibrant and exciting destination for residents and visitors. The Downtown Project Funding Request (DPFR) 2016-2017 grants cover events/projects between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017.

The Downtown Projects Funding Request Program is designed to support special events and projects taking place in Downtown Miami including new projects and innovative ideas over a short time frame and is not intended as a long term or continuous grant. The project/event should have a demonstrable economic impact on Downtown Miami and strengthen Downtown Miami’s appeal as a destination. Projects/events submitted should further take into consideration the goals of the Downtown Miami Masterplan 2025 and the mission of the Miami DDA.

Priority will be placed on projects/events in the following categories:
  • Outdoor Activities – activating public spaces and green spaces.
  • Miami the Global City – promoting Downtown Miami as an international and cultural center.
  • Promoting Downtown Miami Community
  • Promoting Downtown Miami as a dining destination.
  • Transportation – promoting the ease and/or use of different public transportation options in Downtown Miami. 
For general information or assistance with the application process, please contact us at 305.579.6675.



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