February is winding down and Miami’s calendar is packed with family-friendly fun. Catch a show, bite into something new, hit the water or treat little ones to carnival fun with Munchkin Fun’s top picks from February 21-March 4.
This week is all about festival fun. Eat, learn, explore and enjoy…
It’s a great week to catch a show. Treat little ones to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Playground Theatre ($20); picnic over al fresco screenings of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Feb 22 at 8pm; New World Center; free) or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Feb 24 at 6:30pm; Fairchild Gardens; $15); get dancing with a free Miami City Ballet performance at Temple Beth Am (Feb 22 at 7pm; Temple Beth Am); or watch budding musicians from the Greater Miami Youth Symphony compete at the Instrumental Concerto Competition (Feb 25 at 9:30am; Deering Estate; $12).
Cooking demos meet the munchkin set at the annual Fun & Fit as a Family festival at Jungle Island. Cook with Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri, Michelle Bernstein & Sunny Anderson; sample healthy eats & get moving with obstacle courses, relay races & competitions. Feb 25-26 at 10am; Jungle Island: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; $20
Dive into Adventure Day at the Miami Rowing Center and enjoy a wet, wild Sunday. Munchkins (and parents) of all ages will love kayaking Biscayne Bay, rowing, hopping on the floating trampoline, sliding down a 15-foot inflatable slide and feasting on local food trucks. Feb 26, 12-3pm; Miami Rowing Club: 3601 Rickenbacker Cswy, Key Biscayne; Free
Spend Sunday spinning, sipping & schmoozing at Temple Beth Shmuel Montessori’s annual family carnival. The public is invited to the Miami Beach school for pizza, snow cones, cotton candy, music and rides galore (think kiddie swings, flying Dumbo, the bungee jump and pirates revenge swinging ship). Feb 26, 11am-3pm; Temple Beth Shmuel Montessori: 1719 Lennox Ave, Miami Beach; $25 per family
February 27 – March 4
Commemorate 108 years of Dr. Seuss at the Miami Children’s Museum’s annual celebration. Treat the whole family to games, celebrity story readers and art projects. Green eggs & ham optional. Mar 2, 2-8pm; Miami Children’s Museum: 900 MacArthur Cswy, Miami; free
Treat budding and established engineers to a Day Out With Thomas: Mystery on the Rails at Gold Coast Railroad Museum. Train lovers of all ages can ride at 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine and dive into various Thomas-themed activities. Mar 3, 9am; Gold Coast Railroad Museum: 12450 SW 152 St, Miami; $18
Celebrate the sights, smells and tastes of Asian cultural at the Fruit & Spice Park’s annual two-day Asian Culture Festival. Enjoy crafts, are, food, exotic music, dance and cultural exhibits from various Asian countries. Mar 3-4,10am-5pm; Fruit & Spice Park: 24801 SW 187 Ave, Homestead; $10
Eat well and do good at the 10th annual Taste of Pinecrest. Kids, parents & munchkins of all ages will love feasting on Sir Pizza, Pasquale’s Kitchen, Black Point Ocean Grill, CrepeMaker and many more. Cooking demos, live entertainment, a scavenger hunt and special kids activities run by the Miami Dolphins special teams will all also be on hand. Mar 3, 11am-5pm; Pinecrest Gardens: 11000 Red Rd, Pinecrest; Free
Rock out with two miles of art, live music, food, drink and kids activities at Coral Gables’ annual Carnaval on the Mile. Over 30 jazz, Latin and Caribbean groups will perform on three stages while thousands shop local art, feast on fair food and enjoy munchkin entertainment “Miami style.” Mar 3-4, 11am; Ponce Circle Park: 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables; Free
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