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Free Sun Stories family day at Giralda Plaza

The pedestrian-friendly Giralda Plaza in Coral Gables is already a quaint spot to grab a bite to eat, listen to live music or do some shopping. Now, there’s a new art installation “Sun Stories” and they’re hosting a family day Aug. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate.

The family day will include live music, arts & crafts for kids and vendors selling locally made items.

Created by local artist Jessy Nite, the art installation features bright words, phrases and a poem suspended over Giralda Plaza. They’re inspired by Coral Gables’ history and tropical life in South Florida. The sun interacts with the words which reflect on the pavers where visitors can read the messages.

The words are positioned from west to east to react to the rising and setting sun and each phrase is in a different color. The words are in Spanish and French to reflect our culturally diverse community and for some, face the center of the plaza and take a selfie to see the overhead text in reverse.

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'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

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Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

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Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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$12 Adult Skate Night

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

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Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

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Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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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

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

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Free Gallery Night entry

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Water Taxi Sunset cruise with live entertainment

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

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

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Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

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

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Free museum entry with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

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 Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Monday, July 4, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'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

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10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

'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

See all the free and cheap events this week.

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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