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Did you know the Miami Design District offers free guided tours of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art and architecture? 

“Fly’s Eye Dome” at Palm Court.

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The tours take place every Saturday from 5-6 p.m., typically starting from the artwork entitled, “Fly’s Eye Dome,” in Palm Court, 140 NE 39th St. 

Here’s the thing: These tickets go fast! So if you wait till the end of the week to try to score some, you may be too late. 

Tours feature the area’s galleries and unique architecture and include conversations with artists and gallerists in their spaces. For more information or to get your tickets, click here

Daniel Arsham’s “Miami Orange Bowl” sculpture at Marlins Park. Photo by Noah Kalina

If you love art:

When it comes to viewing art, it can be good to think outside the box: This means it’s not always necessary to go inside a boxy museum to view it.

Miami has plenty of public art you can see from your car or while on a stroll. Click here to find public art around town.

Entertainment calendar:

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Miami International Auto Show

All Day | $6.00-13.00 | Miami Beach Convention Center

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

Hogwharf

FREE | The Wharf Miami

Upper Eastside farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Virtual

Fairchild's Mango Days of Summer

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Witches of Westward

11:00 am to 8:30 pm | $6.00-10.00 | South Miami

Free Kite Festival

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Free guided tours of art in the Design District

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Fly’s Eye Dome

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Free Backyard Bash concert

7:00 pm | Discounted | South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

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 | $8.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Miami International Auto Show

All Day | $6.00-13.00 | Miami Beach Convention Center

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

Hogwharf

FREE | The Wharf Miami

Free community bike ride

6:30 am | FREE | Jungle Plaza

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

Lincoln Road Mall market

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

Fairchild's Mango Days of Summer

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Deering Seafood Festival: discount

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

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

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

Witches of Westward

11:00 am to 8:30 pm | $6.00-10.00 | South Miami

Hocus Pocus Screening

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm | $5.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

Spooky Symphony

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Miami-Dade County Auditorium

Spooky Symphony Halloween concert by Alhambra Orchestra

4:00 pm | FREE | Miami-Dade County Auditorium

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Monday, October 25, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Farmer's market at Arsht Center

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Virtual

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

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

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

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

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Free SoundScape Cinema Series returns in October!

8:00 pm | FREE | New World Center | New World Symphony

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Live music at Doral Yard

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show

8:30 pm | $10.00 | Pinecrest Gardens

Friday, October 29, 2021

Miami Spa Months

All Day | Discounted

Miami Sweet

All Day | $0-29.00 | Aventura Mall

Free spay/neuter services for Miami-Dade pets

FREE | Robbie’s Feed & Supplies

Halloween Goodie Bag

FREE | Dolphin Mall

Tinez Farms Trick or Treat

$10.00-22.00 | Tinez Farms

Haunted Circus Miami

Tropical Park

Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion

$29.00 | Curtiss Mansion

House of Horror Haunted Carnival

Miami International Mall

No Way Out Haunted City Miami

$25.00 | Westland Mall

The Berry Farms Harvest Festival

$9.00-17.00 | The Berry Farms

The Vampire Circus

$40.00 | Aventura Mall

The Little Farm Fall Festival

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $12.00 | Little Farm

Art Deco Walking Tour 

10:30 am to 12:30 pm | $30.00

Wicked Wharf

4:00 pm to 3:00 am | FREE | The Wharf Miami

Haunted Circus Miami

5:00 pm to 12:00 am | Discounted | Tropical Park

Track or Treat

5:00 pm | FREE | Evelyn Greer Park

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

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

Twilight Fridays

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Drive-in movies at Doral Central Park

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | $5.00-15.00 | Doral Central Park

Dinner and a Show at Doral Yard

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

 

Free guided tours of art in the Design District
When

Weekly on Saturday @ 5:00 pm-6:00 pm (starting September 26, 2020)
Cost
FREE
What
Free guided tours of art in the Design District
Where
Fly’s Eye Dome
Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine, Miami.com, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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