September Festivals Around South Florida

By on August 31, 2014

African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival » Friday–Sunday, Sep 5 –7

AfricanDanceThis 3-day cultural arts event themed “Bridging Cultural Gaps”, includes dance, song & music workshops from countries like Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Cuba, Haiti & the USA. On Saturday: A global bazaar, a free children’s village expo, symposium, & evening concert 8pm. Adult/$20, Sr./ Child(4&Up)/$12. Workshops: $12pp Discount bundles online Friday dance workshops from 4:45–8pm at Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59 Terr. Miami. Sat & Sun events: 9am–9:30pm at iTech@Thomas A. Edison Educational Center, 6101 NW 2nd Ave. Miami. 305-978-3866


Miami Fashion Film Festival » Thursday–Sunday, Sep 11–14

This film festival, all about style, celebrates films that examine the art, culture & business of fashion. The 4-day event presents fans of film & fashion a close and colorful look at the creative, fast-paced world of the fashion industry through documentaries, shorts, & narrative films produced both locally and internationally. Sunday 7pm awards ceremony. See website for films & times. $12. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave. Miami Beach. 305-673-4567.

The Children’s Trust Family Expo » Saturday, Sep 13

FREE, all-day festival provides parents with direct access to educational, health & social services in a fun & festive atmosphere. Each hall will offer two stages packed with entertainment & theatrical presentations of children’s stories, face painting, balloon sculptures, indoor sports zone, book fair, stilt walkers, magicians, & character appearances. 10am–5pm. Miami-Dade Fair Expo Center. 10901 SW 24 St. Miami. Call 211.

Love & Family Expo » Saturday & Sunday, Sep 13–14

DimagioFamilyExpoJoin Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital for a Celebrity-Filled Extravaganza! Kids will be entertained with tons of fun & interactive activities, while parents can discover the latest & greatest in products & entertainment from 75 vendors & sponsors! Meet celebs like, Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist & Dancing with the Stars winner! Sat: 10am–5pm, Sun: Noon–5pm. Adult/$14, Child/$12, 1&under/Free. Museum of Discovery & Science, 401 SW 2 St. Fort Lauderdale. 954-467-6637. or

Miami Jewish Film Festival » Wednesday, Sep 17

MiamiJewishFilmFestival Kickoff with reception, live music, film premiere of “Wagner’s Jews” & after party. Film biopic on Richard Wagner, German composer & his complicated relationship with devoted Jewish musicians who provided crucial help to his work. Includes performances of original musical works by his colleagues. 7:30pm. $36. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188 St. Aventura. 305-573-7304.

HollywoodLatinFestHollywood Beach Latin Festival » Sunday, Sep 21

Main stage performances by Orquesta Brava, Roberto Blades & Kynto Elemento. Latin food, arts & crafts, exhibitors & kids fun. Free. 11am –7pm. Hollywood Beach Theatre at Johnson St. & Broadwalk, Hollywood. 954-536-4515.

International Aroid Society Plant Show & Sale » Friday–Sunday, Sep 19–21

AroidShowSome of the world’s most beautiful plants will be showcased. Discover the beauty & great variety of aroids available for your garden. 9:30am –4:30pm. Adult/$25, Sr./$18, Child (6–17)/$12. Under 5/free. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. Coral Gables. 305-667-1651.

Miccosukee Tribe – American Indian Day » Saturday, Sep 27

MiccosukeeThe focus of this celebration is to observe, learn about, & share the heritage, way of life & customs of the Miccosukee & Native American Tribes throughout the country. Miccosukee Fashion Show, alligator wrestling, genuine Indian arts & crafts, & Native American music & dancers. Top off your day with an airboat ride through the river of grass. Free. 10am–6pm. Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, 500 SW 177 Ave. Miami. 305-222-4600.

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