August Fairs & Festivals

By on July 29, 2013

African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival | Friday–Sunday, August 2–4

Delou-African-festivalThis cultural arts education event includes dance, song & music & health instruction workshops from countries like Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Japan, Cuba, Brazil, Haiti & the USA. FREE admission. Free Afro-Zumba class on Fri. Yoga, a lecture series, a global bazaar & a free children’s village expo with a Back to School Giveaway. Sat night African Arts Concert 7:30pm. Adult/$20, Senior/Child/$10. Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59 Terr. Miami. Info & tickets: www.delouafrica.org. 786-897-8854

Hosay Tadjah & Tassa Festival | Saturday, August 3

HosayTadjahSee the majestic artwork created in this culmination of a 10-day traditional Indo-Caribbean art form, the Hosay Festival. The community-crafted Tadjah (tomb, like the Taj Mahal) made from thousands of unique decorations by hand, using multicolored tinsel foil & paper will be unveiled. This will lead the parade followed by Tassa drumming. Food, drinks & music. Free. 3–7pm. Park fee: $1.50pp. Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11 PL. Lauderhill. 954-961-0031. www.jayadevi.weebly.com

 

 

South Florida Bike Expo | Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4

BikeExpo1Largest cycling expo in So Fla with thousands of products. Save up to 70% off top-brand bikes, clothing & accessories. Meet industry experts & local Bike Clubs to answer cycling questions & learn about charity rides. Free admission. Sat: 9am–7pm Sun: 10am–6pm. War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8 St. Fort Lauderdale. 954-828-5380. www.southfloridabikeexpo.com

Comic, Gaming and Anime Show | Saturday & Sunday, August 10 –11

FlamingoAnimeStep into another world of Comic Books, Video Games, Table Top Games, Anime, Manga, Japanese snacks, Taiko Japanese drumming & a costume contest. There will also be vendors, artists, panels & more. Admission includes entrance to Park for the day. Adult(12+)/$9, Child (4–11/ $5; 3 & under/Free. Parking/$1.50. 2-day passes avail. 9:30am–4:30pm. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd. Davie. 954-473-2955. www.flamingogardens.org

 Indo-Pak Festival -Dil se Dil | Saturday, August 17

DilSEDilExperience Indian culture with Bollywood acts, comedians, classical dances, Dhol players, fashion shows, arts & crafts, clothing, jewelry, raffle drawings, ethnic cuisine. 1–10pm. $12@Door, Child (5&under) /free. Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11 PL. Lauderhill. 954-593-1646

Independence Day Mela | Sunday, August 18

Mela2_2013Experience the culture of India in music, classical & folk dances, ethnic foods, clothing & organization booths. Event begins in Esplanade Park and will parade to the Broward Center for celebration activities, booths and performances. 11am–5pm. Free. Broward Center for Performing Arts, 201 SW 5 Ave. Fort Lauderdale. 954-629-5708. www.aiaflorida.org.

Back2SchoolBack 2 School Bash | Saturday, August 24

The Village of Pinecrest & Family Magazine team up to bring you a preview of after-school activities that the Village offers in the center while Family Magazine provides a kids fun zone outdoors on the patio. Participate in Interactive class demonstrations for adults & children for which you can sign up. Music, games, giveaways, face painting, fun, & a food truck. 10am–1pm. Win tickets to Disney On Ice coming in September. Pinecrest Community Center, 11000 SW 57 Ave. Miami. 305-661-5514.

The Children’s Trust Family Expo|  Saturday, August 24

Childrens-Trust-Family-expoThe Children’s Trust 2013 Family Expo, will host its seventh annual, FREE, all-day festival to provide parents with direct access to educational, health and social services, in a fun and festive atmosphere. Each hall will offer two stages packed with entertainment & theatrical presentations of beloved children’s stories, face painting, balloon sculptures, stilt walkers, magicians, & character greetings, including Nickelodeon’s Dora, Diego & others. 10am. Miami-Dade Fair Expo Center 10901 SW 24th St. Miami 33165. 305-223-7060 www.thechildrenstrust.org

Home Design and Remodeling Show | Friday, August 30–September 3

Home-show-2The Home Design and Remodeling Shows feature fine home furniture, accessories, remodeling, interior design, kitchens and baths, and an array of products & services for the interior & exterior of the home. Fri & Tues: 6–10:30pm. Sat & Sun: 12–10:30pm. Mon: 12–7:30pm. Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach. 305-667-9299 www.homeshows.net

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