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International Children’s Day free events

This year's International Children's Day program in Miami-Dade will include a full afternoon of family fun, including a free Spanish-language theater performance. 

The event, sponsored by Miami-Dade County Auditorium and Teatro Avante, will include arts and crafts, food, activities, theatre workshops and a performance of El Guardián de los Cuentos (The Guardian of Tales).

Festivities will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2023, at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium Mid-Stage Theatre, 2901 West Flagler StMiami, FL 33135.

Photo: Miami-Dade County Auditorium

The play, which will star puppets of all sizes, is by Juan Muñoz and Inés Maroto and directed by Juan Muñoz. It will be performed by the group La Tartana Teatro.

This is the schedule of events:

  • 2 to 3 p.m. Face painting, rides and food
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Carnival games, plus workshops in painting and puppetry
  • 5 to 6 p.m. Performance: The Guardian of Tales

RSVPs are not required, but are recommended because of limited capacity.

The event is free, but there is a service fee of 75 cents per ticket if you RSVP online through Ticketmaster. You can avoid the service charge if you RSVP in person at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium box office, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The address is 2901 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135.

This performance is part of the Hot Theatre Summer Series 2023 and the 37th International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami

Photo: Miami-Dade County Auditorium

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