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Easter 2019 in South Beach: What to Do with Kids and Without

Celebrate this Easter with one of these great events in and around South Beach. Head to the zoo for an egg hunt, or make your way to North Shore for fun, games and more hidden Easter eggs at the  Spring Eggstravaganza. Some of our other great ideas for Easter activities also include a visit to a fully-functional hobby farm and Miami Seaquarium’s annual Bunny Palooza. Oh, and in case you’re worried there’s nothing fun for adults, don’t worry; we’ve got some serious brunches on offer, too!

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Egg Safari at Zoo Miami

Is there anything kids like more than the zoo? What about a zoo packed with hidden Easter eggs? This Easter, Zoo Miami will be peppered with over 100,000 chocolate eggs for kids to hunt down. There will also be an array of different games and activities to keep the kids occupied, including watching the zoo animals themselves hunt for their own treats. The Easter Bunny himself will also make an appearance. Participation in Egg Safari is included with standard entry to Zoo Miami. Find out more at the zoo’s website.

 

Bunny Palooza at Miami Seaquarium

If anyone missed out on finding a chocolate egg or two at the zoo, then try your luck during Miami Seaquarium’s Bunny Palooza. Along with an Easter egg hunt, the Bunny Balooza will also include bouncy houses, a foam zone and even a parade. The event takes place over the entire Easter weekend, from Friday April 19 to Sunday, April 21. More information is available at the Miami Seaquarium website.

 

Spring Eggstravaganza

On the Saturday before Easter, get a head-start on the egg hunting at North Shore Park during the Spring Eggstravaganza. Along with the egg hunt, there will also be carnival rides, arts and crafts available in the park all day.

 

The Little Farm Egg Hunt

More chocolate eggs and adorable animals await you and your kids at The Little Farm, a functional hobby farm just south of Cutler Bay. Their egg hunt will have multiple iterations throughout the weekend, giving kids the best opportunity to find a few eggs. Kids will also enjoy a visit to the petting farm or a pony ride. Tours of the farm will also be available. Bear in mind reservations are needed. Find out how to make a reservation at the official website.

 

Taste of Redland Locavore Dinner & Brunch

On April 21, have one of Miami’s best chefs prepare you a brunch of local produce in Redland. The Easter brunch is part of the Taste of Redland’s Locavore Culinary Dinner & Brunch series, which features a range of prolific chefs like Michelle Bernstein, Dewey LoSasso and Norman Van Aken. Find out how to make a reservation at the official website.

 

La Mar

On Easter, acclaimed chef Gaston Acurio will be presenting a Peruvian-style brunch with La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental. This brunch will include Peruvian classics like lomo saltado, along with unlimited cocktails. For kids, there’s a fun cookie decorating table, along with an egg hunt. There will also be a petting zoo and an appearance from the Easter Bunny.

What to Do in South Beach April 2019

 

This April, Miami will host Florida’s biggest county fair, a poetry festival and one of the region’s largest confectionery and cake industry events. Or, work off those sweets at one of the many sporting events this month, such as the South Beach Triathlon. See more details below.

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Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo

A great opportunity for families to get out and about, the Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo will bring back that childhood nostalgia of corn dogs and carnival rides. As the largest fair in Florida, there’s more than enough to keep the whole family occupied, including rides, competitions and live entertainment. Tickets start at $10 a head, or you can splurge on the $25 entry that comes with unlimited rides. The Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo runs from March 14 through to April 7. More information can be found at the official website.

 

Miami Riverday Festival

What could be more relaxing than a literal walk in the park? How about a boat ride down the river at the Lummus Park Historic District? Both are options during the Miami Riverday Festival, which will take place on April 6. Entry is free, as are the boat rides and live entertainment during this celebration of the Miami River. The event is hosted by the Miami River Commission, which aims to promote awareness and conservation of the Miami River. More information on the event can be found here.

 

South Beach Triathlon

Swim, run and bike your way through South Beach this April 14 at the South Beach Triathlon. Or, join the crowds and enjoy South Beach’s pleasant beach views while the athletes duke it out. Best of all, 100 percent of proceeds from the event will be donated to charity Save the Children. Find out more here.

 

O, Miami Poetry Festival

Over 40 events will take place across Miami this April as part of the O, Miami Poetry Festival. Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this poetry festival is a creative mix of readings, projects and other entertainment – most of which is free. The O, Miami Poetry Festival runs from April 1-30, and you can find out more here.

 

Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run

If you’ve still got some energy left after the triathlon, consider running over to the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. This 5 kilometer run starts at Bayfront Park on April 25, with registration costing $40 per head. Find out more at the official website.

 

Beach Polo World Cup

For more sports action, the Beach Polo World Cup will bring the world’s best professional players to South Beach. Taking place from April 25 to 28, come to see a weekend of polo players tearing up the sands on horseback. Find out more here.

 

SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo

Finally, how about dessert? Head over to the Miami Airport Convention Center between April 26-28 to see everyone from major industry stakeholders to local bakers showing off the sweetest treats from around Florida. Find out more at the website.

What to See and Do in South Beach Miami March 2019

What to do in South Beach March 2019

It might still be winter in the rest of the country, but here in Miami the sun is shining and a month of festivities is upon us. Between Carnaval, Ultra and the Winter Party Festival, Miami in March is always exciting. Read on to see what’s happening in March in and around South Beach.

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Winter Party Festival

Once upon a time in the distant past of 1994, a handful of Miami’s LGBTQ community came together for a small beach side party. Since then, that party has transformed into what is arguably the country’s largest annual LGBTQ festival. As many as 10,000 visitors are expected to pack into the 2019 Winter Party Festival, which will run from February 27 to March 5.

 

Miami Film Festival

Filmmakers from over 40 countries will descend on Miami between March 1-10 for the Miami Film Festival. Screenings and other events will be taking place at various venues throughout the city, with prices starting at around $13.

 

Dade Heritage Days

From March 1 to 15, the Dade Heritage Trust will host two weeks of events celebrating local history. Dade Heritage Days includes tours of historic sites, film screenings and talks on Miami’s fascinating heritage.

 

Asian Culture Festival

Over March 2-3, Fruit and Spice Park will come alive with the Thai-American Association of South Florida’s annual Asian Culture Festival. This year’s festival will include live entertainment, food and crafts.

 

Carnaval Miami

The highlight of the year for many Miamians, Carnaval is when everyone lets down their hair to enjoy this week of festivities. Most of the main events take place in and around Little Havana. The party starts on March 2 with Carnaval on the Mile and the  Cork & Fork food festival, followed by a series of smaller events. The festival then culminates a week later in the unmissable Calle Ocho Music Festival on March 10.

 

Miami Sailing Week

See the world’s best sailors in action between March 4 and March 10. Over 200 competitors from across the globe will battle the wind and waves during this epic event in Biscayne Bay. Onlookers can rent a boat to see the competition up close.

 

Miami Open

If there’s one sporting event that can top Miami Sailing Week, then it has to be the Miami Open. One of the largest tennis tournaments in the world, the Miami Open will run from March 18 to 31. Early matches tend to be quite affordable, with tickets as low as $20. If you’re eager to see the finals or semi-finals though, expect to fork out at least $275 to reserve general admission seats.

 

Flamenco Festival Miami

Join the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in six shows featuring world-class flamenco dancers at their best. Tickets start at just $35, with shows running from March 13 to 17.

 

Miami Music Week

Shoestring artists and music industry insiders alike rub shoulders during the annual Miami Music Week, from March 25 to 31. If you’ve ever wanted to be ahead of the curve in the world of music, then this is the place to be.

Ultra Music Festival

In the final days of Music Week, Miami’s biggest EDM festival kicks off on March 29, running to the 31st. For the first time, this year Ultra will take place at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Miami Marine Stadium.