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MacBeach Nature Fest 2024 will not only feature environmental exhibitors and artisans, music, and Florida native plant vendors, but also an animal show from Busch Wildlife, food trucks, kayaking, paddle-boarding, a performance by The Leafy Greens Band, and much more. Saturday, March 9, 2024, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park 10900 Jack …

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The Redland International Orchid Festival is a haven for orchid lovers and this year is happening May 17-19, 2024 Fruit and Spice Park in The Redland. General admission hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. There is early …

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For an easy nature excursion, Deerfield Arboretum features about 200 trees from different parts of the world. The nickname for the venue is “Tree Zoo.” Entry is free.   The arboretum is on about nine acres with a walking path.  The route includes flowering tropical fruit trees, exotics, palms, wetlands, bamboo, natives, butterfly garden, and …

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The South Florida Amateur Astronomy Association offers telescopes at Fox Observatory in Sunrise for peering into the night sky. Fox Observatory is in Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise 33326.  The facility is usually open Saturdays from about dusk until about 11 p.m, weather permitting, and representatives of South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association …

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    The  Park After Dark programming at Biscayne National Park includes special programs from January to March. Bring the family out and enjoy fun nighttime activities. This year’s season consists of the following events: March 16 – Story Slam. The theme is “Animal Tales.” Stories about animals, told by the campfire, hosted by Gaby …

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Whether it’s an emphasis on romance, hanging out with friends, family and your pet, or treating yourself, Valentine’s Day is a perfect occasion to do something special. South Florida offers plenty of things to do, including free and inexpensive venues and activities.  Some of the Valentine events are before or after Valentine’s Day. 2024 Valentine’s …

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Want to try a community bike ride? Then you might want to look into the City of North Miami’s monthly Get in Gear event.  The free rides take place every second Saturday of the month. The next one is on Saturday, Feb. 10 and will celebrate Black History Month. On ride day, registration begins at …

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Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk offers a delightful stretch along the New River for sightseeing, photography and romantic walks.  Riverwalk runs along the river from about Southwest Fifth Street east toward Federal Highway, incorporating Esplanade Park. It also serves as a scenic venue for food festivals and live jazz.   Riverwalk Photography Tips Jason Leidy, who’s with Middle …

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The Tropical Audubon Society organizes a free bird-friendly gardening day the third Saturday of every month. Join other volunteers to help keep the organization’s bird-friendly demonstration garden and near-native Steinberg Nature Center grounds in good shape. WHEN: Third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-noon through June, 8:30 to 11 a.m. in July and August. WHERE: …

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Set your sights for an adventure in the South Florida wilderness. Perhaps you’ll navigate a shady path through a lush forest. Or perch yourself on a riverbank where herons are wading in the water. Tune in to the visual displays, scents and sounds of the outdoor environment. Some parks, botanical gardens and protected natural areas …

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If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do outdoors, consider a bicycle tour through “The City Beautiful,” Coral Gables. The third Sunday of each month, The City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Museum will host a two-hour bike tour, with different monthly themes. The tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Coral Gables …

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