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Top Picks for July:

Fourth of July Fireworks:

Miami Beach

  • Ocean Drive Association with support from The City of Miami Beach hosts fireworks on Ocean Drive for the 4th of July@ 9:00pm. Be sure to join us this Fourth of July! Enjoy the spectacular fireworks show from one of the many sidewalk cafes and rooftop venues. The spectacular fireworks will be on Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets. The event is free and open to the public
  • Fire on the Fourth Festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the North Shore Park Bandshell at 73rd Street and Collins Avenue. Expect food trucks serving tasty eats and plenty of live music.

Downtown –Bayfront Park and Bayside Marketplace team up to host “America’s Birthday Bash,” one of South Florida’s largest fireworks displays. Bayfront Park will have a free all-day event from 10 a.m. until midnight featuring a kid’s play zone, food and beverages, giveaways and, of course, live music.

Coconut Grove –
Spend Independence Day in Coconut Grove at The Barnacle Historic State Park where you can partake in an old-fashioned family picnic for $5 per person. Head to CocoWalk for their annual hot dog eating competition. And walk over to Peacock Park for free activities for the kids and a fabulous fireworks display at 9 p.m

Coral Gables –The historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables hosts a stunning fireworks celebration every year. Enjoy live music, food and drink and lots of entertainment. Grounds open at 5 p.m. and fireworks start at 9 p.m., so get there early to claim your spot for the big show

Bal Harbour
-For a gorgeous fireworks display overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, head to the north end of Bal Harbour at 101st Street, overlooking the Houlover Inlet. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. at the jetty on the beach. Bring your beach chairs and get ready to ooh and ahh as fireworks explode over the ocean.

Cutler Bay –
Spend the day out on the water and launch your boat from Black Point Park & Marina, the largest marina in Miami-Dade County. Explore Biscayne National Park, then join the residents of Cutler Bay for a special neighborhood fireworks show at 9 p.m.

 
Other July Picks:
 
7/6 thru 7/23XXIX International Hispanic Theatre Festival of MiamiVarious venues throughout Miami-Dade County. –744 SW 8th St., 2nd Floor  –305/445-8877 The acclaimed International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF) of Miami presents some of the best theatre companies from Latin America, Europe and the United States in various locations in Miami and Key Biscayne. This year the IHTF of Miami honors Peru in recognition of the contribution this country has made to Latin American culture.
7/9/2017 – 4:pm MLB All-Star SundayMajor League Baseball All-Star Sunday at Marlins Park features the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Games and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. States and a team of prospects from other countries in the World compete against each other. The All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game is an annual game that brings former Major League Baseball All-Stars and celebrities together in a friendly exhibition following the Futures Game.

July 01 – July 02 20179:30 to 4:30pmInternational Mango Festival Fairchild’s International Mango Festival celebrates mangos with a selection of cultivars sure to dazzle your tastebuds! Experience the world’s largest display of more than 200 locally grown cultivars from the Fairchild’s very own collection to mango tree sales, tastings and evaluations, lectures, food demonstrations, children’s activities and Mangoville. The Veranda Restaurant will be open for snacks and lunch, mango smoothies will be sold and island music will be played throughout the weekend. 

July 07 2017 First Friday at Frost Science7pm to 1amLaser shows are back at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science! On the first Friday of every month, you’re invited to explore the museum after hours laser show and lunar terrace. Take a seat in the Frost Planetarium for a show that’s quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. From Pink Floyd to Daft Punk to Lady Gaga, we’re fusing music from some of the greatest artists of our time with mesmerizing laser light visuals, all under the 67-foot dome of the Frost Planetarium-one of the world’s most advanced!


July 8thFREE Family Fun Days – History Miami
Join us on the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 5pm, with activities starting at noon, for free things to do, learn, and experience with the whole family! Spend the whole day exploring the history and culture or our vibrant city. Family Fun Days are from 10am to 5pm with activities are from 12pm to 4pm.

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Top Picks for June 2017:

OUT IN THE TROPICS FESTIVAL – JUN 01 2017 – JUN 30 2017 LGBT OUT IN THE TROPICS 2017 FEATURES ARTISTS WHO ADDRESS GENDER, SEXUALITY AND ISSUES OF INTEREST TO THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND THEIR ALLIES. THE FESTIVAL RUNS FROM JUNE IN MIAMI BEACH AND FEATURES PUBLIC PERFORMANCES, PANELS, WORKSHOPS AND ARTIST TALKS SERVING VARIOUS SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY. PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR TICKETS, MORE INFORMATION AND A COMPLETE LISTING OF EVENTS.

MIAMI FILM MONTH – DURING MIAMI FILM MONTH, DON’T MISS $8 FILMS AT PARTICIPATING CINEMAS. 2017 SELECT THE ART CINEMA YOU WOULD LIKE TO VISIT AND THEN DOWNLOAD THE COUPON TO ENJOY YOUR $8 FILM TICKET. THEATERS INCLUDE:: BILL GOSFORD CINEMA, CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA, MIAMI BEACH CINEMATEQUE, MIAMI DADE TOWER THEATRE, O CINEMA MIAMI BEACH, O CINEMA WYNWOOD. WWW.MIAMIANDBEACHES.COM

REDLAND SUMMER FRUIT FESTIVAL – JUN 10 2017 – JUN 11 2017 This annual event showcases local agriculture, and tropical fruits. Vendor booths featuring local wines, yummy foods, and rare fruit samplings will be available. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $8: (Children 11 & under free). Fruit 24801 SW 187TH AVE. HOMESTEAD, FL REDLANDFRUITANDSPICE.COM

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES AND TEARS FOR FEARS – JUNE 6-7-2017 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES, ARE PARTNERING WITH INTERNATIONAL MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING BAND, TEARS FOR FEARS, FOR A 29-CITY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR. LOCATED AT AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA 601 BISCAYNE BLVD. MIAMI , FL 33132 800/745-3000 WWW.AMERICANAIRLINESARENA.COM

HISTORY MIAMI FAMILY FUN DAY – JUNE 10, 2017, SECOND SATURDAY – LOCATED AT 101 W. FLAGLER ST. 305/375-1492 FROM 10AM TO 5PM, ACTIVITIES, START AT NOON, FREE THINGS TO DO, LEARN, AND EXPERIENCE WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY! WWW.HISTORYMIAMI.ORG/FAMILY-FUN-DAY

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT FAMILY DAY -JUNE 11, 2017 – LOCATION – 140 NE 39TH ST. SUITE 400 MIAMI, FL 33137 305/722-7100 JOIN THE MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT AND ICA MIAMI FOR A FREE FUN-FILLED FAMILY DAY! 1-3 PM FOR DETAILS VISIT WWW.MIAMIDESIGNDISTRICT.NET/

AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF) JUN 14 – JUN 18 2017 THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF) IS AN ANNUAL EVENT DEDICATED TO SHOWCASING QUALITY FILM AND TELEVISION CONTENT BY AND ABOUT PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT, AND SUPPORTING EMERGING ARTISTS TO DIVERSIFY THE IMAGES AND STORYTELLERS WORKING IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. FOR FILM DATES AND TIME VISIT WWW.ABFF.COM

 

Top Picks for May 2017:

  • May 6 – Season Finale “Wallcast” Concert @ New World Symphony Park. Pre-concert chat 7 pm with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Concert follow at 8 pm. Located at  500 17th Street. Featuring the sounds of Beethoven’s Eroica. “FREE”. family friendly.
  • May 7th – Artscape concert series presents Jean Caze. Located at Collins Park, 2100 Collins Avenue. “FREE” 4 pm to 7 pm. Celebrating Haitian Flag Day! Opening act Dr. Ed Calles Student Jazz ensemble.
  • May 5 thru 7 – 19th Annual Coral Gables Blues Festival. “FREE” on the Bierhaus Plaza. The 19th Annual Coral Gables Bluesfest is organized by Blues enthusiast, entrepreneur and owner of Fritz and Franz Bierhaus, Harald Neuweg, who is also the founder of the annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest and many other small festivals. Staged on the beautiful tropical Plaza, it is one of the rare admission-free music events in South Florida. May 4, 5, 6, & 7 2017 for four great days and nights of Blues on the Bierhaus Plaza! For information contact Harald Neuweg or Fritz & Franz Bierhaus by phone 305-774-1883
  • May 5 thru 7 – Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade – A Human-Powered Art Sculpture Parade. presented by the Key West Art & Historical Society. Honoring folk artist Stanley Papio. Family friendly.