Miami Beach, furthering its reputation as the “hippest place on earth”, will be hosting the first ever Sleepless Night, a round-the-clock venue of free entertainment and cultural events on November 3rd. This event will be the first event of its kind in the United States.

According to the Miami Herald,

Sleepless Night will be held from 6 p.m. to 6 am. And include tours, outdoor art exhibits, fashion shows, performances, film, dance and music. The events will take place in four zones: North Beach, Collins Park, Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. Free transportation will be provided. Hotels, shops, clubs and restaurants will be open all night.

Miami Beach has an international reputation for hosting world-class happenings like Art Basel Miami Beach and the South Beach Wine & Food Festival,” said Gary Farmer, Miami Beach’s cultural affairs program manager.

The idea of Sleepless Night originated in Paris (surprise) in 2002. I was lucky enough to be in Paris during “Nuit Blanche” in 2004. It was definitely exciting and was still in its infancy. Many other cities have a Sleepless Night of their own including Rome, Madrid, Brussels, Montreal and Toronto.

The City of Miami Beach is launching a website in July; I will post it here when it is up.

Round the clock party…. How different will this day/night be from the other 364 days here in Miami Beach?