Labor Day Weekend Events in Miami 2014
Fun events abound in Miami for this three-day weekend.
IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival
Watch as some of the most dynamic Afro-Cuban dancers show off their moves at this annual festival during a free street performance at the monthly Viernes Culturales event and at a variety of exciting dance and drumming workshops, culminating with a gala performance Saturday night.
7-11 p.m. Friday at Viernes Culturals, 1637 SW Eighth St.; 8:30 p.m. at the Koubek Center, 2705 SW Third St., Miami; www.ife-ile.org.
Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show
The Miami Beach Convention Center is transformed into a home improvement paradise, featuring thousands of products and services for residential decorating, remodeling and home improvements indoors and out, during Labor Day Weekend. Attendees can shop, compare products, get advice from experts and buy at special show prices.
6-10:30 p.m. Friday, noon-10:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, noon-7:30 p.m. Monday, 6-10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; homeshows.net; $7.
Bring your floating rafts, inner-tubes, rubber tires, foam noodles - anything that floats - for a day of fun in the sun at Miami Beach.
10 a.m. Saturday Aug. 30 at South Pointe Park, 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.
South Beach Bike Week
Hog lovers roar into South Beach for the second annual South Beach Bike Week with a “Biker Village” featuring vendors, a bike show, live music, tattoo artists and other motorcycle-related fun plus parties and events for those who were born to ride.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Tenth Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; www.southbeachbikeweek.com.
Cooking Class with Cheft Dustin Ward
Includes cooking demo, three-course meal and beverages.
2:30 p.m. Saturday at BLT Prime Miami, 4400 NW 87th Ave. (Trump National), Doral; 305-591-6606. $50.
Ritz-Carlton South Beach
Get your hands on some chic barbecue favorites at the Ritz-Carlton’s Off-the-Clock BBQ, available Saturday-Monday with chipotle baby back ribs, bacon cheeseburgers and black bean-quinoa burgers.
Saturday-Monday at Ritz-Carlton South Beach, One Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach; $19.
Jungle Island gets neighborly this long weekend with one of its best deals - $10 admission Saturday through Monday, which gives access to the entire park and Jungle Island’s Neighborhood Block Party with sidewalk chalk activities, DJ dance parties, face painting, character appearances, hula-hoop competitions and animal encounters.
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Monday at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; 305-4000-7000; $10.
Labor Day Weekend Sunset Party
Enjoy barbecue and cocktail specials from Beauty & the Feast on the hotel’s fifth floor oceanfront terrace. Free with RSVP.
5-10 p.m. Sunday at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. eventbrite.com.
Up Past Bedtime Kids’ Movie: “Finding Nemo”
Teach the kids to love the great outdoors by plopping them in front of a huge screen al fresco at this family-friendly outdoor movie presentation of “Finding Nemo,” the story of a timid clownfish who leaves the safety of his home on the Great Barrier Reef to find his missing son. Flashlights are recommended and pets are not invited.
7 p.m. Sunday at The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-442-6866. Admission: $5 ages 6 and up; $3 ages 2-5; under 2 free.
Native Bird Festival
Experience the birds that make Florida their home with live bird presentations and aviary tours, pick up birding tips from expert Paddy Cunningham of Birding Adventures then visit with the Sierra Club, Audubon Society and other wildlife organization booths to learn more about Florida’s wild inhabitants and habitats. Bonus: Labor Day is a Half-Price Day.
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S Flamingo Rd., Davie; www.flamingogardens.org or 954-473-2955; Half-Price Day admission: Ages 12 and up $9, ages 3-11 $5, children 2 or younger and members are free.
Start off September with $20 bottomless Mimosas and dishes like Korean Chicken N Waffles, Korean-style fried chicken, miso aioli, carrot slaw, pure maple syrup or The OTC Benedict - brioche toast, runny egg, crispy pork belly, sundried tomato and hollandaise.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday at OTC, 1250 South Miami Ave., Miami; 305-374-4612.
Free Tours at PAMM
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) offers free exhibition tours on Labor Day at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. led by museum guides plus visitors who arrive to PAMM by Metromover on Monday [Sept. 1] will receive free museum admission.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday at Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami; www.pamm.org. Admission: Adults $12; seniors (62+ with ID), students (with ID) and youth (ages 7-18) $8; members, children (under 6) and Active U.S. Military (with ID) free.
The Butcher Shop
Labor Day Special Dish is pork wings glazed with Rekorderlig Wild Berries Cider and a summer salad with a cranberry and Rekorderlig Pear Cider dressing. $12.
Monday at The Butcher Shop, 165 NW 23rd St., Miami.
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets
Catch The Fish as they take on the New York Mets on Labor Day.
1:10 p.m. Monday at Marlins Park, 1380 NW Sixth St., Miami; $15-$225.
See and Do
- Flamenco legend Antonio Canales performs with 'Siudy Between Worlds' at the Arsht Center
- Pigs Do Fly's 'Fifty Plus: A New Attitude' at Empire Stage brings a new batch of short plays
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- PAMM hosts monthly Free Second Saturdays event
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- Free admission to Jungle Island for South Florida kids through September
- Coral Gables Museum hosts 'The Big One', a collection of Hurricane Andrew photos
- Copperbridge festival of Cuban culture in Miami offers engagement with island artists