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Free River Cities Festival in Miami Springs

Downtown Miami Springs celebrates the River Cities Festival for three days from Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 14.


The event will include kid’s activities, crafts, food, drink, non-stop crowd loving entertainment in the Gazebo and Canal Street, a Bake-Off, the ever-popular Dog Show, Chili Showdown, 5K walk/run,  family cycling tour.

Bring your own kayak, canoe, or paddle boat and ride down the Miami River as part of the River Cities Festival.

Saturday night will be highlighted by the Mega Reunion for anyone who has ever graduated from Miami Springs High School since 1966 and calls himself or herself a Golden Hawk.

The festival is at 53 Curtiss Parkway, Miami Springs, FL  (Curtiss Circle and Canal Street areas).

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