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Turtle Fest on Earth Day, Miami Beach

From April 1 through Oct. 31 each year, Miami Beach residents, businesses and visitors are reminded to “Flip the Switch” and turn down the lights to protect sea turtle nesting season.

To kick off the awareness campaign, the City of Miami Beach will celebrate the annual arrival of sea turtle nesting season on Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Altos Del Mar Park with what plans to be a “turtley awesome” day of family-friendly activities.

Features include:

  • sea turtle experts
  • beach cleanups
  • craft activities & games
  • food and beverages from local vendors

The park is located at 76th Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach. 

The first documented loggerhead nest in Miami Beach this year was discovered on March 31.

Once hatchlings break free of their soft golf ball-like shells, they must find their way to the ocean to increase their chances of survival. The process can be filled with peril as a result of predators, pollution, human-made obstacles, climate change, disease and harsh lights along the beachfront.

Miami Beach is home to three of the five species of sea turtles found in Florida — loggerheads, leatherbacks and green turtles. The City is committed to protecting thisTurtle endangered species.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

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Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

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Sensory Friendly Saturday

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Delray GreenMarket

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Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Free Family Fun Day

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PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Celebrate Black Stories with Kid Flicks, Coral Gables

11:00 am | FREE | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Family Day on Aragon, Coral Gables

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Pride Festival, Miami Beach

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Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Downtown Miami

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Miami-Dade Main Library

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

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Chopin for All concert, Fort Lauderdale

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Free Liberty Plaza jazz series, Miami Beach

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Liberty Plaza, Miami Beach

Free Jazz in the Park, Biscayne Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Ed Burke Recreation Center, North Miami

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

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Laser Evenings at Frost Science

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $8.00-10.00 | Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | New World Center, Miami Beach

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

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Discount late-night movies

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

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

Deering Seafood Festival: discount

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

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

Celebrate Black Stories with Kid Flicks, Coral Gables

11:00 am | FREE | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Pride Festival, Miami Beach

12:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park, Miami Beach

Miami Beach Pride Parade, Miami Beach

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Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

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Free tour of historic Biltmore Hotel

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Downtowner Chamber Music Concert Series by Orchestra Miami

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Chopin for All concert, Coral Gables

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Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

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Regal Cinemas: Monday Mystery Movie: Rated PG-13

7:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill, Miami-Dade

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

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

Food Trucks Tuesdays

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$5 Retro Replay Films

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Landmark Theatre at Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

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

Vizcaya Village Block Party

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co., Miami-Dade

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Food Truck Thursdays at Highland Oaks Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Highland Oaks Park

Free Thursdays at PAMM: Backroom Sessions

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Free Third Thursdays in Surfside

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Live music at Doral Yard

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Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

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North Beach Social: FOOM! and Friends

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Friday, April 19, 2024

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Sounds of Little Haiti

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

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Bird-friendly Gardening Day, Miami

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Record Store Day at Lucky Records

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Turtle Fest on Earth Day, Miami Beach

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Live Music at Doral Yard

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Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

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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

Earth Day Celebration at The Garden

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

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

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum, Miami-Dade

Free tour of historic Biltmore Hotel

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Biltmore Hotel

Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Sunrise

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Sunrise Civic Center

GospelFest

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Little Haiti Cultural Center

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, April 22, 2024

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Free Noche de Arte

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

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7:00 pm | $5.00 | AMC Theatres

Regal Cinemas: Monday Mystery Movie: Rated-R

7:00 pm | $5.00 | Regal Cinemas

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill, Miami-Dade

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

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

Food Trucks Tuesdays

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

$5 Retro Replay Films

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Landmark Theatre at Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

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

Free New Music Miami Festival

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Wolfsonian-FIU

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co., Miami-Dade

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom, Miami-Dade

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Food Truck Thursdays at Highland Oaks Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Highland Oaks Park

Free Thursdays at PAMM: Backroom Sessions

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Live music at Doral Yard

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

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Friday, April 26, 2024

Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

FREE | Miami-Dade Public Library System

Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Miami Beach

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Regional Library

Food truck gathering

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Tropical Park, South Miami

Smorgasburg Miami weekly street fair with music

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Magic City Fronton, Miami

Jam on percussion for free

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

Jazz at MOCA, North Miami

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert Mobile Series

8:00 pm | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

FREE | Miami-Dade Public Library System

Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square, Delray

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum, Miami-Dade

Free GOGO MOAD Family Day

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Koubek Center at Miami Dade College

Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Miami Beach

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | North Shore Branch Library

City Reads on Key Biscayne

6:00 pm | FREE | Key Biscayne Community Center

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | New World Center, Miami Beach

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Discount late-night movies

9:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

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

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

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

Free admission: The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Bass Museum of Art

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum, Miami-Dade

Free tour of historic Biltmore Hotel

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Biltmore Hotel

Free Family Day at Bass Museum of Art

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Bass Museum of Art

Family Day events at The Bass, Miami Beach

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Bass Museum of Art

Martha/Mary Concerts 20th Anniversary Celebration

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | $15.00-25.00 | Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Miami

ArtScape celebrates with music and more, Miami Beach

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Collins Park, Miami Beach

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, April 29, 2024

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Free Noche de Arte

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill, Miami-Dade

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-7.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

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

Food Trucks Tuesdays

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

$5 Retro Replay Films

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $5.00 | Landmark Theatre at Merrick Park, Coral Gables

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Turtle Fest on Earth Day, Miami Beach
When
April 20, 2024 @ 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Cost
FREE
What
Turtle Fest on Earth Day, Miami Beach
Where
Altos Del Mar Park, Miami Beach
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