Tree lightings and Santa’s arrival in Miami

It seems as though Christmas events and festivities begin earlier and earlier each year.  Several malls around town and a few parks host their Santa arrivals as well as tree lighting and holiday festivities in November and there are plenty in December as well. All events listed are free. December 8 Coconut Grove Tree Lighting Ceremony: Celebrate Read More

Where to find kid-friendly New Year’s Eve events and other holiday happenings

By JENNIFER BOEHM SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL What better way to get into the holiday spirit than drinking hot cocoa, looking at lights and decorating a Christmas tree? And as we inch closer to the holidays, there are plenty of chances for you to get your Santa and snow fix. We’ve rounded up all the Read More

Coconut Grove tree lighting

Time Out says Coconut Grove’s annual tree lighting ceremony takes over Commodore Plaza, turning the street into a winter wonderland for pedestrians. Snap a photo with Santa, get your face painted with Frozen’s Olaf the Snowman and explore the pop-up holiday village. It all leads up to the main event—the tree lighting, of course—happening just Read More

Coconut Grove’s 7th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Community Calendar Coconut Grove’s 7th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday, December 08, 2019 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm   Commodore Plaza Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 Miami, FL Directions Price: Free On Sunday, December 8th from 3pm to 7pm, the Grove’s Commodore Plaza will close to cars and transform into a winter wonderland Read More

Coconut Grove’s Pumpkin Patch Festival Returns October 26

ELENA VIVAS | SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 | 10:00AM Seasonal changes in South Florida are clandestine, especially when temperatures soar into the mid-80s in November. Nonetheless, Miami denizens still enjoy the delights of autumn in the form of pumpkin spice lattes, fall-scented candles, and the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival. Voted one of the top harvest festivals by O, the Oprah Magazine , the Read More

Summer programs for kids and veterans

TUESDAY, JUNE 04, 2019 Is your child interested in accessible sailing, kayaking, swimming or fishing? All while making new friends and learning cool things? You can do it all and more at Shake-A-Leg Miami’s fun and exciting inclusive Summer Camp Programs. There are three different camp options: Marine Academy Camp, Adventure Island Camp and Water Read More

Get ready to roll down Memory Lane with ‘Cars & Cigars’ at The Barnacle

By: Bill Kress |May 26, 2019 Get ready to roll down Memory Lane at “Cars and Cigars,” the annual Father’s Day event at The Barnacle Historic State Park. This year, the classic Miami tradition takes place June 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the grounds of the beautiful Barnacle, home of Coconut Grove’s founding father Commodore Read More

Int’l visitors fuel record tourism numbers for Orlando, Miami

By Holly V. Kapherr  | May 15, 2019 Orlando tourism officials revaled on May 9 that the city is once again the most popular destination in the U.S., as 2018 brought a record-smashing 75 million visitors to town. Just a few days prior, Greater Miami and Beaches also boasted record-breaking news, as 16.5 million overnight visitors Read More

This neglected, dangerous Miami trail is almost invisible. There’s a plan to restore it.

BY LINDA ROBERTSON MAY 10, 2019 06:00 AM, UPDATED MAY 10, 2019 01:49 PM Thousands of people walk, bike and run on the Commodore Trail every week and don’t even know it. The five-mile route from the Rickenbacker Causeway entrance south through Coconut Grove to Cocoplum Circle in Coral Gables is one of the most beautiful Read More

Coconut Grove commissions international artists to transform dry cleaner into interactive public art mural

COCONUT GROVE COMMISSIONS INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS TO TRANSFORM DRY CLEANER INTO INTERACTIVE PUBLIC ART MURAL  Dubbed “ALIVE” the art installation along Grand Avenue can now be enjoyed by the public.  What:              The Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (BID) and the office of City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell have partnered with internationally acclaimed artists XENZ and Read More

ALIVE: Miami’s First Interactive Mural

March 19 In the heart of Coconut Grove is Miami’s first-ever interactive mural, a new addition to a community that is so historical and going through many changes. With the decrease in nightlife due to changes in alcohol laws and increase in construction due to what will be the new CocoWalk, ALIVE may be the Read More

Annual Mad Hatter Arts Festival is drawing near

By: Bill Kress |March 4, 2019 The Mad Hatter Arts Festival celebrates its 14th season in Coconut Grove, Mar. 16-17, at The Barnacle Historic State Park and along the sidewalks of Main Highway. This juried event features artists with works in all types of media. For the young and not so young, the Mad Hatter Arts Festival Read More

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