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Free Viernes Culturales in Little Havana

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Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays) is a South Florida tradition.

This free arts and music festival has typically taken place on the third Friday of each month on Calle Ocho, in the heart of Little Havana. 

Viernes Culturales returned on May 21, 2021, with a limited capacity.

According to a news release: “Little Havana (like many parts of the City) was mostly closed for the last year, but it has seen a huge uptick in tourism and traffic to the area since March so this is a big step towards the continued reopening of the entire City and State. The goal of this initiative is to continue to share the unique history of the area and send visitors to explore the entire neighborhood while also helping the many businesses that have been through so much the last year.”

For more information, visit Viernesculturales.org, call-305-505-1616, or email info@viernesculturales.org.

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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

The year 2020 brought many firsts and never-before-seens, including the cancellation of some of our favorite events, including Santa’s Enchanted ForestCoral 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 in Miami

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

Viernes Culturales is also offering the newly created “Spirit of Little Havana” self-guided tour, which will include nine locations throughout Little Havana, on Calle Ocho from Fifth to 22nd avenues. The tour will include $5 Bacardi cocktails at each location. 

“Our Cultural Fridays (Viernes Culturales) festival will finally return in May, and we couldn’t think of a better way to pay tribute to the neighborhood than with the reopening of the much-needed Little Havana Welcome Center, AND this newly created self-guided tour that will bring new traffic and business to the area at this very crucial time,” said Bill Fuller, president of the Viernes Culturales nonprofit organization, in a statement.

Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays)
When
Monthly on the 3rd Friday (starting May 21, 2021)
Cost
FREE
What
Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays)
Where
Calle Ocho
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