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Things to do in April in Miami-Dade

Spring has sprung, here's where to have some fun around Miami in April…

Piano Slam 2023 / Photo by Alex Markow

Piano Slam at the Arsht Center

Watch the future of the arts on stage at The Dranoff 2 Piano Slam 2024 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. The performance is free to the public. VIP seating is $100. RSVP here for limited free tickets. 

Piano Slam is a classical, hip-hop and spoken word mash-up featuring Miami's top teen poets. Participating students will perform original poems they composed based on their life experiences or live classical music they heard in school. 

The teens will be performing with Classical Piano Duo Inessa Gegprifti and The New Cannon Chamber Ensemble with the beats of synth and keyboard star Anthony Laurencio.

Click here for full details.

Miami-Dade County Youth Fair

Catch the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair before it ends on Sunday, April 7. Enjoy rides, yummy carnival food, the expo area, and plenty of performances. 

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center is at 10901 Coral Way (SW 24th St.), Miami. General admission at the fairgrounds is $12, but we've detailed quite a few discounts below. For all the details, click here

Children age 5 and younger and seniors age 65 and older can enjoy free admission every day. Parking is free, and all entertainment and concerts are free of charge as well. 

We've rounded up all the discounts on particular days in our post. Click here for full details. 

Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay

Save money on admission by purchasing tickets in advance!

The popular festival takes place Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Deering Estate, overlooking Biscayne Bay. It typically includes music, art, nature activities, pontoon boat rides, and a science discovery area for kids. (Plus fresh seafood served every way you can think of, as well as burgers and wings!)

Other fun monthly events and deals…

Free live music at The Betsy Hotel

Free museum entry for Bank of America cardholders

Free concert at Dennis C. Moss Center in Cutler Bay

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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 and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at

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