Cigar Aficionado’s Big Smoke Heading To Miami

Cigar lovers, mark your calendars: Cigar Aficionado's Big Smoke is heading to the sunny shores of Miami Beach. A grand evening of premium cigars, spirits and camaraderie is set to take place on April 7 at the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami—and tickets are on sale now.

Guests at the Big Smoke Miami will have the opportunity to visit with and taste cigars from more than 25 leading premium cigar manufacturers while enjoying premium libations and the company of like-minded cigar aficionados. Tickets for the evening—which will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.—start at $325. For cigar lovers looking to beat the crowds and begin indulging early, a VIP ticket ($375 per person) will allow early access to the event floor at 5:30 p.m.

The Fontainebleau Hotel, which is widely considered to be the premier resort in Miami Beach, features 1,504 guestrooms and suites and boasts 12 restaurants and lounges. The iconic property has been featured in numerous films—including Goldfinger and Scarface—and is famous for being the Miami Beach stomping grounds of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.

Your ticket price includes over 30 premium cigars, click here to see the brands.


Aaron Rose January 3, 2017 8:36pm ET
Does this mean there is no big smoke vegas in 2017?
David Savona January 3, 2017 9:34pm ET
No--we have both.

Big Smoke Vegas takes place Nov 17-19. January 4, 2017 7:52am ET
Will the Big Smoke Miami event be held indoors or outdoors?
Jessica Danon Port St. Lucie, FL, USA, January 4, 2017 8:53am ET - The article says, "Smoking is permitted in all outdoor areas of the hotel." So one would presume that the event floor is going to be indoors but smoking will be outdoors. As if the entire event was outdoors heavy rain as is common in April in South Florida would shut the event down but I could be wrong. They could also still be working out the logistics.
John Canonico Oviedo, FL, United States, January 5, 2017 11:09pm ET
Kind of disappointing, not being able to smoke as you walk around the event
Nick Alfano January 6, 2017 10:00am ET
It is still very vague what you actually get for the admission. Can you please post what the General and VIP admission gets you other than access to walking around an area that will have cigar mfg and spirits. Do you get a night at the hotel, a certain number of cigars, free drinks.... or what?

David Savona January 10, 2017 2:52pm ET
VIP admission gets you early access to the event.
Don M port st lucie, fl, usa, January 16, 2017 9:04am ET
Can you be more specific....How exactly do you "taste' a cigar without lighting it?
do you keep the cigar you taste?
Greg Viola King of Prussia, PA, USA, January 16, 2017 11:22am ET
A schedule of activities, events, etc. would be nice to have before I drop $325+. Also, if we are going to smoke outdoors, some type of rain protection would be good to have as the probability of rain showers in Miami is almost 100% at some point each afternoon.
David Savona January 16, 2017 11:52am ET
At a Big Smoke you get a minimum of 25 cigars. Most people opt to smoke a few (2?) during the event. The rest they store in the handy bag we give you when you walk in. So you leave the event with a bag stuffed with great cigars, and you've had a few cigars at the event itself.

James DiRienzo Scottsdale, AZ, USA, February 7, 2017 12:12pm ET
Hey guys.....can you tell me when tickets to Big Smoke Vegas will go on sale. My brother is coming from back east with his two of whom just got engaged... so this will be a fun celebration for our family. Want to make sure we get our tickets early. Keep me posted and thanks!
Blake Droesch February 7, 2017 1:16pm ET

Tickets to the Big Smoke Las Vegas go on sale at the end of April. Check back soon for more details.

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