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Fairs & Festivals

South Florida Parenting

2:54 PM EDT, July 24, 2014

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BUCKLER CRAFT FAIR
July 26-27. Shop for unique items for the home, including accessories, ceramics, jewelry and more. Guests with a sweet tooth can enjoy gourmet delights and homemade fudge. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Parker Playhouse, 800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. 386-860-0092 or Bucklercraftfair.com. Adults, $6; children 12 and younger, free.

ANNUAL BOOK FAIR
Aug. 2. Aventura Mall and The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership host this annual event that offers new and favorite children’s, young adult and adult best-sellers and reading accessories at great prices. Book signings and readings by acclaimed authors, character appearances, live entertainment, exciting raffles and prizes, and a special appearance by Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist Dave Barry will create a day of fun for the entire family. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. Aventuramall.com

SOUTH FLORIDA BIKE EXPO
Aug. 2-3. Come out and see the most popular bikes, helmets, lights, locks, bags, racks, computers, pedals, shoes, innovations, tires, pumps, apparel, hydration, saddles, wheels, tri-equipment and child seats. Meet industry experts and learn great tips for fun and successful riding. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Free. Southfloridabikeexpo.com

BACK 2 SCHOOL WEEKEND
Aug. 9. Enjoy a final weekend of Summer Break at the botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary with free pony rides, special animal encounters, a bounce house, music and more. Bring a school supply item to donate to Children's Home Society of Florida and receive half-price admission. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. 954-473-2955 or Flamingo gardens.org

ANNUAL FAMILY AND HEALTH COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
Aug. 9. Free health screenings, free immunizations and free physical exams. Also includes games, workouts, a bounce house, a face painter and live entertainment with local performers. The Crockett Foundation will also be giving away backpacks. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Pompano Citi Center, 1955 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. 954-200-1924

BUCKLER’S CRAFT FAIR
Aug. 16-17. Handmade crafts by local and national artists. Works on display include home decor, gifts, bears, needlework, dolls and toys, painted glass, garden arts, planters, pet items, candles, soaps and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. General admission, $8; kids 12 and under, free. 561-793-0333

HOLLYWOOD BEACH LATIN FESTIVAL
Aug. 17. Live performances, Latin food, arts and crafts, exhibitors and kids fun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Beach Theatre, 200 Johnson St., Hollywood. 954-536-4575 or Hollywoodlatinfestival.com

PET ADOPTION FAIR
Aug. 24. Animal adoptions from many different shelters and rescue groups. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. Free. 954-971-4432

OUR KIDS WORLD EXPO
Aug. 23-24. Family-friendly products and services, character and superhero encounters, music, live performances, prizes, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Visit the website for a free kid’s ticket. 561-793-0333 or Adayforkids.com

MIAMI BEACH FOOD TRUCK AND MUSIC FEST
Aug. 27. Live music and local food truck delights, including Ms. Cheezious, Latin Burger, Sakaya, Catered Bliss, Health Nut, Garcia Brothers, Arepa Box, Gastropod, The Mexican, Moty's, Mushaboom, Dolci Pecati, Sugar Yummy, Boba Station, Fireman Derrick, Hip Pop and Coffee Break. 5-10 p.m. at Collins Avenue and 73rd Street, Miami Beach. MBCulture.com

HAITIAN FLAG DAY EVENT¿
Aug. 31. 2-10 p.m. at Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill. 954-357-5400 or Haitiyouth.org

KING OF THE HILL RUN¿
Aug. 31. A 5K and 8K run through the hills at Vista View Park for al ages. 7-9 a.m. at Vista View Park, 4001 SW 142nd Ave., Davie. For registration or information, 954-357-8898 or Splitsecondtiming.com