Greet Summer with a Bang in Miami

Greet Summer with a Bang in Miami

February is coming to a fast close while March is hurtling towards us faster than you can say “Cubano” but the fun never stops in Miami.

Bringing the family over for some quality time? Here are a couple activities and events that you might want to include into your interinary.

The Museum of Discovery and Science at 401 S.W Second Street is currently hosting the travelling exhibit dubbed as Brain: The World Inside Your Head. This exhibit was done in collaboration with the National institutes of Health, Evergreen Exhibitions and Pfizer Inc. where visitors can enjoy innovative, creative and hands-on activities and displays on how one’s brain functions and how it can also malfunction. The exhibit also aims to help visitors understand brain-related disorders better. The museum will also be home to another exhibit that the family will certainly enjoy, IKEA Presents Design Squad Nation. Here the family will be challenged to build their own IKEA furniture piece where the fastest builders get to keep it and take it home. Children will also enjoy other challenges such as building their own roller coaster or their own city.

Another activity that the family may want to join is the Annual Orange Blossom Festival, Parade & Rodeo at Town Hall 6591 Orange Drive. Kids will surely love “Cowboy Town”, the Native American display and other neat display the festival has in store for the whole family. Admission is free for all. That’s not all as the Chili Cook-off and Outhouse Races at Harris Field by the South Dade Chamber of Commerce is a must-go for families who have a soft heart for chili. It is an all-you-can-eat chili buffet with over 20 different chilis. The event calls for a $5 fee but children 10 years old and under are let in for free. Over at Winn-Dixie Store #251 is the 38th Calle Ocho Celebration where the family can enjoy activities such as cooking demonstration by Chef Minerva Vazquez and family-friendly activities set by the stores around.

Another event that is a certain must-go-to is the highly anticipated Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park where one will instantly feel like they have been transported back into the Middle Ages. The annual festival is complete with knights in shining armors, live demonstrations of period trades and crafts as well as artisans to sell their crafts.

If you are alone and visiting Miami on your own free will, here are some activities that you may personally consider going to.

Taking art into a whole new personal level are the artists who will be displaying their works in the exhibit called “The Beast” Exhibition: the Artists Confront the Daily Call of Action over at Kroma Miami, 2670 Grand Avenue. This art show and poetry reading event celebrates and tackles everyone for Black History Month. Guests are highly welcome to participate in the event themselves. If you are a basketball fan then you are just in luck as the American Airline Arena will be holding the game between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawk for the South Divisions, 7:30 on February 28. In addition to that the BB&T Center will be having a hockey match between the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers for their Southeast Division matchup game.

If you are the type who is a homebrew fanatic or is someone interested in making their own home brew, you’re just in luck as the Craft Beer Cartel at 557 SW 12 Avenue will be holding the event Home Brew Classes With In House Brewer Jonathan Jackman where aspiring brewers will be taught on the essentials on making home brew and what are the different brewing ingredients they can use to craft their own formula. Though the event is open to all, the $20 fee entitles one to a free shirt and beer sampling all day long. After a long day, de-stress with laughter at the Olympic Theater at Gusman Center with Female Comedian of the Year awardee Wanda Sykes.

During your stay, you can also be a hero even if it is for a short time during the 2015 Relay For Life at Evelyn Greer Park which is a fundraiser for the benefit of the American Cancer Society. A silent auction will also be present during the event where the proceeds will be donated to the organization. Another event that you could be a hero too is the Abandoned Pet Rescue 19th Annual Hugs & Kisses Fundraiser over at The Sanctuary Church, 1400 North Federal Highway. The event serves as the 19th fundraiser for the benefit of Fort Lauderdale’s largest no-kill animal shelter. In addition to that, Markham Park will be having the American Heart Association’s Heart at Work 5K Run/Walk, a fundraiser for the benefit of the National Heart Month. Families and kind hearts are encouraged to join with continental breakfast, t-shirts and prizes in store for participants. Over at Homestead Sports Complex is the Annual Hearts & Soles 5K Glow Walk/Run which is another benefit/fundraiser that one might be interested in joining. Over at Huizenga Plaza is the Annual Walk for the Animals Presented by VCA Animal Hospitals a fundraiser for the benefits of the Humane Society of Broward Country. This also serves to mark the 25Th anniversary of the said event.