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Children’s Trust Family Expo having final event this Saturday

Instead of the traditional one-day festival, the Children’s Trust Family Expo this year will take place as four separate Saturday pop-up events throughout Miami. The dates are Aug. 28 and Sept. 11, 18 and 25.

This annual expo was created to provide parents with access to educational, health and social services in a fun and festive atmosphere. The aim of splitting this event is “to make sure and reach the largest amount of our diverse population,” according to organizers

In the past, the expo has typically featured workshops and exhibitors showcasing information about topics such as after-school programs, injury prevention, vaccinations, programs for children with special needs, Pre-K registration, health insurance and more. Children’s entertainment has included arts and crafts activities, face painting, balloon sculptures, storytelling, free books and rock climbing.

CHILDREN’S TRUST FAMILY EXPO 2021 SCHEDULE:

  • South Miami-Dade
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 28 at Sweet Home Community Campus, 10701 SW 184th St., Cutler Bay
  • North Miami-Dade
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11 at PK People Matter Pop-up, 3000 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens
  • Central Miami-Dade
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18 at HistoryMiami Museum, 101 W. Flagler St.
  • West Miami-Dade
    10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Jackson West Medical Center, 2801 NW 79th Ave., Doral. This one is a drive-thru event.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR 2021:

  • Masks are REQUIRED for all exhibitors, staff and volunteers AND indoors for all attendees age 2 and older.
  • Masks are recommended outdoors for all attendees age 2 and older.
  • Social distancing (6-foot distance) is urged when possible.

For more information, email Expo@TheChildrensTrust.org or visit thechildrenstrust.org. .The Children’s Trust phone number is 305-571-5700

More free and cheap things to do with kids this week:

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Free art classes for kids

FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

'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 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

$8 roller skating in Davie

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

Thursday, June 30, 2022

'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

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

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Friday, July 1, 2022

'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 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

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'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

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 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

11:00 am to 12:00 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

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'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 entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

Bubble Fest

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

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Monday, July 4, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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

See all the free and cheap events this week.

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