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Miami/Coral Gables Festival of the Arts returns as mega event this weekend

After being canceled in 2021, the Coral Gables Festival of the Arts – rebranded as the “Miami Mega Festival of the Arts” – is set to return this weekend!

This annual event in downtown Coral Gables will include six festivals in one spot (and five of them are free!): 

  • Fine Art & Craft Fest, with more than 200 exhibitors
  • Miami Kid Fest, with face painting, art, products and services
  • Miami Fashion Fest, featuring apparel, jewelry, hats and more
  • Bo’s Dog & Pet Fest
  • The Beat Music Festival
  • Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival (this is the ticketed event)

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on both days, Jan. 29-30, 2022, at 355 Alhambra Circle. 

Admission is free to five of the festivals, but you must register by clicking here. Please note: The Beer, Wine & Spirits Fest is a ticketed event, with prices starting at $29, plus fees.

For more information on this mega event, click here

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Entertainment and Events Calendar

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Blue Man Group On Tour

$35.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tai Chi class

8:00 am to 10:00 am | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

Summer Soiree: Culture and Cocktails Afterhours

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | The Frank Art Gallery

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

VIA Academy Recital

7:30 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Community Jam Session

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Summer Piano Series

8:00 pm | $15.00 | Curtiss Mansion

Friday, July 1, 2022

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Blue Man Group On Tour

$35.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

First Fridays @ 5 concert series

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Downtown Delray Art Walk

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Free Gables Gallery Night first Fridays

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Downtown

Free Gallery Night entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Contemporary Arts

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free Friday Night Sound Waves concert in Fort Lauderdale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Water Taxi Sunset cruise with live entertainment

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | $20.00 | Intracoastal Waterway

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free Friday Drum Jam

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Starlight Musicals live entertainment

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Holiday Park

First Friday Art Walk

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Arts Garage

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Free admission for Palm Beach County residents

All Day | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Vegan BBQ in Fort Lauderdale

$0-13.10 | huizenga Plaza

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Blue Man Group On Tour

$35.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Upper Eastside farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Brickell City Centre

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Pembroke Pines Theatre Of The Performing Arts

Car Show in Coconut Creek includes live entertainment & food vendors

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Coconut Creek community center

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

11:00 am to 12:00 pm | $15.00-30.00

Free Power Yoga class from YO BK

11:00 am | FREE | Oasis Wynwood

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens free summer concert series

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Downtown at the Gardens

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Vegan Block Party

4:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-10.00 | huizenga Plaza

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live Music Saturdays at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Free museum entry with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Blue Man Group On Tour

$35.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Veterans Park

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Lincoln Road Mall market

9:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road

dream car classic in Hollywood

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Greynolds Park

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm | The Betsy Hotel

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Monday, July 4, 2022

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Zoo Miami offers $17.76 entry fee

Discounted | Zoo Miami

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

July Fourth festivities in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Fourth on Flagler

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Downtown West Palm Beach

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tarpon River Brewing

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

AMC Theatres discount Tuesdays

All Day | Discounted | AMC Aventura

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Food truck gathering at Haulover Park

5:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Comedy Night

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Summer Art Classes for Kids (Free!)

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Free art classes for kids

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

$1.50 Summer Movie Clubhouse for kids at Cinemark

10:30 am to 12:00 pm | Discounted | Cinemark

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Drum circle

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Live Music Wednesdays

9:00 pm | FREE | Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

 

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About Melina

Melina I. De Rose is a veteran editor and communications specialist with a special love for all things Miami. The longtime resident spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section editor, department head, social media specialist and web producer. Melina has much experience in the freebies-and-bargains arena, having edited the popular Sun Sentinel feature, “Doreen’s Deals,” for many years. She also is editor of ArtburstMiami.com, a media hub for local music, theater, dance, visual arts and independent arts coverage. Contact her at editor@miamionthecheap.com.

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