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The grand royal poinciana trees are set to begin blooming just in time for summer and there are plenty of events and celebrations to welcome their fiery redness.


The Tropical Flowering Tree Society host all events and all funds raised go to towards donations of scholarships to young accomplished women attending higher education. Click here to view all events.

Saturday, June 8
Royal Poinciana Walking Tour
10 a.m. to noon
Dade Heritage Trust, 190 SE 12 Terr., Miami
Free by donation, RSVP here

Dade Heritage Trust presents a walking tour in conjunction with the 2024 Royal Poinciana Festival, celebrating South Florida's signature blooming tree. The stroll begins at the Dade Heritage Trust offices and continues to Simpson Park and South Miami Avenue to view the blooming trees and learn about the environmental and architectural heritage of the neighborhood.

Poinciana Symposium
2 p.m.
Pinecrest Library, 5835 SW 111 St. 
Free by donation, RSVP here

Steve Pearson, former Director of the Gifford Arboretum and past president of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society, will present the history of the Royal Poinciana, its origins in S. Florida and its use by early settlers, as well as information on the care and horticultural aspects of the tree, and the inspiration it has provided in art, music, and poetry. The event is free and free parking available in surrounding area.

Sunday, June 9
Poinciana Fiesta Celebration Party & Reception
6-9 p.m.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables
Free by donation, RSVP here

At 6 p.m., trolley tours of Fairchild then at 7 p.m., refreshments will be served including Royal Poinciana Punch. At 7:30 p.m., presentations will take place for the 2024 Royal Poinciana Fiesta Queen and Court scholarship recipients and the Larry Schokman Book Award recipient. Poinciana cake will be served at the end of the presentations. Special exhibition of famous Key West Bahamian-Conch artist Roy Rolston’s vibrant works featuring Royal Poincianas curated by his daughter Michelle, in attendance. Limited edition Royal Poinciana Fiesta posters will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public, but guests are requested to bring a dish to share or make a donation. New memberships in the Tropical Flowering Tree Society are encouraged. Park and enter at the Fairchild South Entrance on Old Cutler Road (the old, traditional entrance to Fairchild) donations are welcome.  

Saturday, June 15
Poinciana Opa-locka Heritage Trail Tree Planting

Time TBD
Opa-locka Seaboard Airline Railroad Station, 490 Ali Baba Ave., Opa-locka

Bring the whole family and help plant two Royal Poinciana Trees. Parking is free and no RSVP needed.

Sunday, June 16
Poinciana Trolley Tours

2-5 p.m.
Coral Gables Library, 3443 Segovia St., Coral Gables 
RSVP here

Narrated by two poinciana experts and past presidents of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society. This event always sells out early and is a highlight of the Fiesta.  Tickets $25 per person. Seating is limited and larger groups may be divided into two separate trolleys, please purchase your tickets in advance to reserve your spot. Free parking available in surrounding area next to the library.

Poinciana Father's Day Bike Tour
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables
Adults $10, children under 12 $5 RSVP here

Celebrate the magnificent Flame Tree on this tour of our best Royal Poincianas in full flower. Presented with the Tropical Flowering Tree Society as part of the annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta festival. Presented in partnership with the Coral Gables Museum.

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