Posted by Nydia Streets of Streets Law in South Florida Family Events**
Happy first weekend of November! Temperatures have started to cool down across South Florida (by South Florida standards, of course!) so get out and enjoy the weather with this lineup of family events.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Florida Day of the Dead Celebration: “Stake your spot on the lawn of Fort Lauderdale Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the 9th annual colorful skeleton processional sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale, Puppet Network and Puppet Guild of South Florida. Community members in skeleton costumes and masks, many with giant puppets, will meander down the Riverwalk through the Historic District and downtown Himmarshee in remembrance of our ancestors. Dr. Horacio Saavedra, consul general of Mexico and city officials will kick-off the parade while Mariachi musicians lead the way as thousands of skeletons stream from Huizenga Plaza west along the Riverwalk, to head north on SW 3rd Avenue where the celebration continues at Revolution Live Entertainment Complex. Prior to and during the event, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will welcome guests to visit “Ofrendas”, traditional remembrance altars, and an art exhibition curated by Heather Calderon, from noon to 8 p.m.” For more information, click here.
Miami International Children’s Film Festival: “The Miami International Children’s Film Festival returns this November in partnership with the prestigious New York International Children’s Film Festival! Culturally rich, entertaining, and inexpensive family fun, the Festival returns for three days of highly-acclaimed international cinema for children and families, featuring several Florida and Miami premieres. The Festival offers a unique opportunity to cultivate critical appreciation for intelligent films among younger people, while educating and entertaining. As with years past, the Festival also offers Family fun on the Plaza, Opening Night Reception party and more!” For more information, click here.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Butterfly World’s Fluttering Fall Days: “Come enjoy a Florida Fall at Butterfly World's Fluttering Fall Days The rest of the country might be "bundling up", but there's still plenty of warmth to enjoy at Butterfly World! Crafts, Face Painting, Butterfly Gardening Info, even a Butterfly-Themed Fall Photo Area! Walk through tropical flowering gardens in six giant screened aviaries fluttering with twenty thousand LIVE exotic butterflies from all over the world! Our bird aviaries hold numerous species, and for a more hands-on experience, you can even hand feed the colorful parrots in the Lorikeet Encounter! Be sure to also enjoy the Botanical Gardens, Macaw Landing, Museum / Insectarium, Suspension Bridge, Live Bug Zoo, Laboratory, Outdoor Cafes, Gift Shop and Garden Center to complete your experience at Butterfly World. This is the perfect adventure for the whole family!” For more information, click here.
Wings Over Homestead: “The thunderous roar of the United States Air Force Thunderbird’s F-16 demonstration team is back! Enjoy vintage static displays, food, music and STEM activities.” For more information, click here.
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Redland Tropical Island Festival: “This event, formerly known as the Seafood Fest and Fish Fry, offers the same delectable seafood dishes you would expect, but with added variety and from more locations from around the world! The Redland Tropical Island Festival features popular island dishes including jerk chicken, shrimp, fish, conch fritters, crab and so much more. Bring the family, listen to the unique sounds from Caribbean and enjoy family-friendly activities.” For more information, click here.
Free Fall Japanese Festival: “Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden celebrates fall at its newly renovated garden. Enjoy free demonstrations such as Japanese Fan Dancers, Taiko Drumming and a talent show. Tickets can be purchased for an authentic tea ceremony for a fee.” For more information, click here.
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