Coconut Grove Festivals and Celebrations

May 15, 2016
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Coconut Grove’s winding streets are a picturesque backdrop for street festivals. Tourists and locals head to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival every Presidents Day weekend and the King Mango Strut in late December. The Barnacle Historic State Park hosts old-time contra dances and concerts, and celebrates the life of one of Coconut Grove’s pioneers in April with the Commodore’s Birthday Party

Royal poinciana illustration by Lisa Remeny

At 79, the Royal Poinciana Fiesta is Miami’s oldest continuously running festival. Narrated tram tours start at The Kampong, taking visitors through the Grove and Miami to gaze at Royal Poinciana trees in their full blazing glory. This year’s festival is June 12-13. On Independence Day, pack your picnic baskets and head to Peacock Park for the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.  

The ornate Cruz building on Commodore Plaza is home to the grand tasting of the annual Craft Spirits Festival every fall, featuring more than 30 exhibitors and up to 100 different spirits and liqueurs.

Stay in the know on Grove happenings. Subscribe to the BID’s free weekly e-newsletter, The Groveite, for specials and info on events, attractions and historic bike and walking tours. Tom Falco’s comprehensive, long-running Coconut Grove Grapevine is updated frequently. 

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