South Florida Parenting
6:01 PM EDT, April 11, 2014
FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Through April 13. Food, crafts, demonstrations, games, rides, knight battles, and hundreds of live performers, including sword fighters, minstrels and magicians. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-sunset. Cauley Square Historic Village, 22400 Old Dixie Highway, Miami. Call 800-373-6337 or visit Ren-fest.com. General admission, $20; Children 6 to 11, $9; Children 5 and younger, free; Gate entrance fee, $1.50 per person 6 and older.
2014 SPRINGS RIVER FESTIVAL
April 11-13. Activities, crafts, a cake bake-off, the Dog and Cat Show, the Chili Showdown and more. Saturday night is the Mega Reunion for all Miami Springs High School alumni. Friday, 6 p.m.-midnight. Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight. Sunday, Noon-9 p.m. 100 Curtiss Parkway between Curtiss Circle and Canal Street, Miami Springs. Visit springsriverfestival.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
YAA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - YOUTH ART EXPO AND BATTLE OF THE BANDS
April 12. Children and teens ages 5-18 showcase, demonstrate and sell their artistic creations. Jam out with YAA’s first teen Battle of the Bands competition. Also enjoy authors, art workshops and storytelling throughout the day. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Young at Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave, Davie. Call 954-424-0085 or visit Youngatartmuseum.org. $14 per person; $12 for Broward County residents, seniors and children over 1; $11 for military members and their immediate families.
35TH ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE AND BUTTERFLY DAYS
April 12-13. Spring Plant Sale, culinary demonstrations, butterfly lecture and activities, and more. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. 305-667-1651 or fairchildgarden.org. Adults, $25; Seniors 65 and older, $18; Children, $12. Active military: Adults, Free; Spouses, $20; Children, $10. Walk, bike, or public transportation to Fairchild: Adults, $20; Children, $10.
BUFFALO BASH FOOD FESTIVAL
April 13. Local restaurants showcase their best chicken wings to benefit Autism Speaks. 1-5 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Call 561-393-7700 or visit facebook.com/atoaxidbuffalobash.
BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK'S FAMILY FUN FEST
April 13. Enjoy “A Sesame Street Salute” with the fuzzy monsters, giant birds and mathematical vampires that live on Sesame Street. Hands-on activities for both children and adults. Sunday 1-4 p.m., Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328 St., Homestead. Call 305-230-1144 or visit nps.gov/bisc. Free.
FLORIDA LIGHTHOUSE DAY
April 19. Celebrate Florida's Quincentennial of Spanish heritage, music, storytelling and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, 500 Captain Armour's Way. Call 561-747-8380 or visit jupiterlighthouse.org. Adults, $9; Children 6-18, $5; Active U.S. military, free with ID.
THE 52ND ANNUAL DELRAY AFFAIR
April 25-27. Youth rides and games, an arts and crafts show, photography and jewelry, live music and the festival’s famous conch fritters. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Between NW Second Avenue and the Intracoastal Waterway and surrounding areas, Delray Beach. Call 561-278-0424 or visit Delrayaffair.com. Free. City parking garage, $5.
POMPANO BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
APRIL 25-27. Seafood, live music, kids’ activities and more. Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., on the beach at the Pompano Beach Fishing Pier, one block north of Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano Beach. Visit Pompanobeachseafoodfestival.com.
SWEET CORN FIESTA
April 27. Games, contests, music, rides, and a corn eating contest that awards the winner $100. Unlimited ride access wristbands cost $5. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Yesteryear Village, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-996-0343 or visit Sweetcornfiesta.com. Advance: adults, $7; children 6-11, $4. On Site: adults, $8; children 6-11, $5; children 5 and younger, free.
CULTURAL FRIDAYS (VIERNES CULTURALES)
April 25. On the last Friday of every month, Little Havana's cultural district hosts an arts and culture street festival and gallery stroll. Local painters, sculptors and artisans, live music, street performers, giveaways, samplings, a domino competition in Domino Park, a free walking tour and other activities. 7-11 p.m., 1508 SW Eighth St. between 14th and 17th Avenues, Miami. Call 305-643-5500 or visit Viernesculturales.org. Free.
FOUNDER’S DAY PARADE & FESTIVITIES
April 26. Music, games, activities, pancake breakfast and a family walk. Founder’s Day parade starts at 10 a.m., from the Community Center to Cooper City High School. Afternoon at Brian Piccolo County Park features Optimist All-Star Baseball and Softball games, a concert and fireworks. Saturday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Community Center, 9000 SW 50th Place, Cooper City. Call 954-434-4300. Brian Piccolo County Park, 9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City. Call 954-357-5150 or visit coopercityfl.org. Park gate fee, $1.50 per person 6 and older.
OUR KIDS FAMILY FUN FEST
April 26-27. Exhibits, photo ops with cartoon and comic book characters, inflatables, live performances, music, games, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-793-0333 or visit Adayforkids.com. $8 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Visit the website for a free kid’s ticket.
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