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It’s Haitian Heritage Month – and we’ve got the details on a free cultural experience that is sure to entertain and educate.

Every Sunday in May, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., check out the Little Haiti Book Festival, an online event featuring presentations by authors from Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, as well as panel discussions, performances, storytelling for children and more.

(Photo courtesy of Little Haiti Book Festival)

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The annual festival is presented by Miami Dade College’s Miami Book Fair and Sosyete Koukouy of Miami Inc., a nationally recognized organization dedicated to preserving Haitian culture in the United States through education, arts and cultural presentations.

Miami Book Fair Online will livestream the events via Crowdcast. 

LITTLE HAITI BOOK FESTIVAL 2021 SCHEDULE

  • May 16: “Creole, Creolish: Regionalisms in Haitian Creole” with professors Jean-Robert Placide and Yvon Lamour. Includes special segments with artist Morel Doucet and Haitian-American lifestyle, tourism, culture, society and entertainment blog L’Union Suite.
  • May 23: “Gray Areas: Human Relations and Critical Thinking in the Era of Social Media,” with researcher Hervé Fanini-Lemoine and Haitian radio and TV personality Carel Pedre. Includes special segments with artist Vanessa Charlot and Haitian radio personality Elizabeth Guerin from Island TV.
  • May 30: “Taptap Krik? Krak! Books and Music for Families,” storytelling with Muriel Johnson, Jude Joseph, Charlot Lucien, and Paula C. Pean. Books with Angie Bell, Tico Armand, Danielle Joseph, OliGa, and Imane Kernizan. Music with Inez Barlatier. Cooking with Nadege Fleurimond. Includes a special segment with the Haitian Ladies Network.

For more information on the Little Haiti Book Festival, click here.

Miami 2021 events: A month-by-month guide

Yes, many plans changed in 2020 … with vacations and shows and festivals canceled throughout Miami, South Florida and the world. However, the New Year brought with it hope of brighter and better times ahead. Car shows, art festivals and more have been scheduled for 2021. 

We’ve compiled a month-by-month roundup of events in our area. Keep in mind that some events may be virtual. Others may follow strict safety protocols. You’ll want to get all the details and decide which options are best for you and your family. Click here for a handy guide!

Popular Miami events canceled for 2020-2021

This past year has brought many firsts and never-before-seens. Now, it has canceled some of our favorite events, including Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Coral Gables Festival of the Arts, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Florida Renaissance Festival and more. 

We’ve compiled a roundup of canceled events, so you can see if your favorite festivals will take place or not. Many will have to wait for now, but hopefully they’ll be back soon! Click here to see which ones have been affected for the 2020-2021 season.

Entertainment and Events 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

 
 
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