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Summer Daze

Summer Dazes

Your Ticket to a fun-filled summer is just around the corner with unlimited possibilities to South Florida attractions all summer long. Celebrate wild mangos at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden as they celebrate their annual tropical summers with the juiciest event. The ultimate summer concert, iHeartSummer ’17 Weekend will feature something for everyone at the Fountainebleau Miami Beach. The HistoryMiami Museum is committed to collecting, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Make sure to check out some fascinating exhibits. July 4th is just around the corner and as we celebrate our nations 241st birthday, South Floridians are preparing for a patriotic and fun-filled day. The possibilities are endless…

 

IHEARTSUMMER ’17 WEEKEND

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iHeartMedia and AT&T will hold the ultimate celebration of summer with the iHeartSummer ’17 Weekend by AT&T at the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 2017.  The weekend-long event will feature live performances DJ Khaled as well as Halsey, Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony and Noah Cyrus, with more special guests to be announced. In addition to performances from the year’s top artists, the jam-packed weekend will celebrate all things summer with a variety of beach games, events and activities including the All-Star celebrity beach volleyball tournament featuring some of today’s hottest artists, athletes, DJs and more.  The event will continue to heat up throughout the weekend with an all-day pool party on Saturday featuring sets by iHeartRadio’s house DJs, including DJ Prostyle, DJ Obscene and DJ Whutever.

 

HURRICANE ANDREW: 25 YEARS LATER

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On August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall in South Florida and devastated our community. At the time, “The Big One,” as the storm came to be known, was the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the storm, and HistoryMiami Museum will recognize this seminal moment through a major 5,000 sq. ft. exhibition that chronicles the story of the hurricane from its formation to its legacy.

Open June 1st through January 15th, 2018, the exhibition will explore the hurricane through eyewitness stories, historical footage, documentary photography, artifacts and Hurricane Andrew-inspired art work, with the goal of connecting visitors to the emotion of the moment. Visitors will not only learn about the storm’s impact on Miami, but also remember and commemorate this milestone in our community’s history. HistoryMiami Museum is located in downtown Miami. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.

TROPICAL WILDLIFE: PORTRAITS OF MIAMIANS, 1991-1996

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In 1967, the Miami Herald published the first edition of Tropic, a weekend magazine. Over the next 31 years, the magazine would win awards and the hearts of South Floridians. During the early 1990s, one weekly feature, called “Tropical Wildlife: Distinctive Markings of South Florida Species,” captured Tropic’s own personality. The column showcased a random Miamian with a full-page photograph and accompanying interview, and captured the collective pulse of South Florida’s inimitable psyche, one spirit at a time. On display in this exhibition through July 2, 2017 at HistoryMiami Museum, curated by photographer and column contributor Brenda Ann Kenneally, are photographs and other archival materials related to the column, as well as reflections by other column contributors.

 

Your Ticket to a Fun-Filled Summer

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Visit South Florida’s top attractions with unlimited visits to all four attractions, including the Museum of Discovery & Science, Miami Seaquarium, Zoo Miami and Lion Country Safari. This Summer Savings Pass offers one pass for one price for more than 100 days of fun through September 30.

 

Unlimited Possibilities All Summer Long

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Visit five amazing South Florida attractions all summer long for one great price of unlimited admission to Flamingo Gardens, Jungle Island, Pérez Art Museum Mimi, Sawgrass Recreation Park and Young At Art Museum.

 

The 25th Annual International Mango Festival

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Celebrating Wild Mangos! Stop by for juicy goodness on Saturday, July 1 & 2 from 9:30AM – 4:30PM, come join Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden as they celebrate their annual tropical summers with the juiciest event: The International Mango Festival. Enjoy two-days of the King of Tropical Fruit offering lectures, cooking demonstrations and tips to keep your mango trees thriving, pick up a trick from local chefs at a cooking demonstration, shop artisan vendors or pick up delicious foods from local vendors, sample refreshing brews perfect for Summer.

 

Independence Day

Patriotic Celebrating South Florida Style

In celebration of our nation’s 241st birthday, South Floridians are preparing for a patriotic and fun-filled day. Here are South Florida spots that will host Fourth of July celebrations and events, with loud trumpeting parades, live music, savory foods – and, of course, thrilling fireworks.

 

4th of July Spectacular on Fort Lauderdale Beach

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This free all-day celebration starts the day with family activities and contests from 1PM to 4:30PM and will feature live bands playing until 9 pm when the fireworks shows will promptly begins. The celebration will take place on A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.

 

The Coconut Grove Fireworks in Peacock Park

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This free and family-friendly event starts at 4PM featuring food, drinks, music and entertainment. Join the Miami Dolphins at their booth in the park and the fireworks that begin after sundown will be taken to a whole new level. The display will be set to the beat of music featured by local radio DJs from Party 93.1, The Coast 97.3 and 99 Jamz. You can park at several locations or take the Metrorail.

 

America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami

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In celebration of the birth of our nation, the festivities begin at 3PM and will include music, food, beverages, Budweiser Beer Garden and a free kids zone. At 9PM the biggest fireworks display will be held over the bay’s sparkling waters. The park is accessible via the Metrorail and the Metromover at the Bayfront Park station.

 

Jungle Island’s Fireworks Bash

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This year you can enjoy the exotic animals and shows Jungle Island has to offer with a Fourth of July buffet that includes live music and dancing. The city of Miami’s fireworks display can be viewed from the terrace of Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom.

 

Star Spangled Spectacular on Hollywood Beach

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The much anticipated summertime treat of spending the day on the beach with a gathering of family and friends is on its way.  For a fun and music filled day from 2 – 10PM, the award-winning Blue Wave beach is ready to welcome you. Pick your fun along the beach at Charnow Park’s splash pad, playing beach games or relaxing under an umbrella. The celebration concludes with a star spangled offshore fireworks display at 9PM

 

Rock the Fourth at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood

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Enjoy a fantastic fireworks celebration along with live entertainment, food trucks and much more beginning at 7PM. Fireworks show designed by the world-famous Grucci of New York will begin promptly at 9PM.

 

4th of July Cruise Miami

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The City of Miami plays host to a major fireworks celebration and there is no better viewing spot than on the water aboard the fabulous Biscayne Lady Luxury Yacht! This year will be Biscayne Lady’s 10th Annual All Inclusive 4th of July Dinner Cruise and nobody does the holiday quite like the Biscayne Lady! Cruise Miami’s spectacular coastal sites including the extraordinary downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and “Millionaire’s Row” (the homes of the rich and famous) all while enjoying unlimited food and drink! The best part is this patriotic party culminates with a spectacular fireworks show over the magic city and you will have the best seat in the house!