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An aerial view of Miami Beach and the boats gathered for the Miami International Boat Show 2013. (Source: CBS4)

An aerial view of Miami Beach and the boats gathered for the Miami International Boat Show 2013. (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – South Florida is jam packed with people this weekend ready to enjoy our great weather and great events as we kick off our busiest time of year with a weekend full of pricey boats and plenty of art.

There are four major boating and art events this weekend including the Miami International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the brand new Art Wynwood contemporary art fair.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to attend these events.

The Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail takes place at three locations in Miami Beach and Miami.

Click here for a Guide To The Miami International Boat Show

While you’re there, take some pictures and upload them to our gallery below.

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is marking its 50th year with about 380 artists. The event draws about 100,000 visitors who spend an estimated $4-6 million.

This year’s poster artist is Romero Britto.

An estimated 150,000 people are expected to attend the Arts Festival through Monday.

The cost is $10 per person per day. Children 12 and under are free. All animals are prohibited except for certified animals assisting disabled guests

Click here for a Guide to The Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Art Wynwood is once again cross-promoting with the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, running shuttles near the Fontainebleau hotel and Miami International Boat Show locations downtown.

Don’t expect the crowds to let up any time soon. Still ahead for South Florida, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Miami International Film Festival, Sony Open Tennis, Cadillac Championship golf tournament, Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference and, finally, Easter in early April.

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