Summer’s here, 4th of July is in just a few days. What’s there to do in South Florida and the Keys?
When it comes to food, there’s the Key Lime Festival (July 4-6), the Mango Festival (July 13-14), feel free to try out the Culinary Tours (July 13 & 20).
If you’re looking for music, don’t miss Solange at the Arsht (July 5), Tabou Combo at Big Night in Little Haiti (July 19), Seu Jorge at ArtsPark (July 27), the Underwater Music Festival (July 13).
THROUGH JULY 31: Celebrate 50 Years of James Bond at Dezer Car Museum in Miami
The exhibit features a world-renowned collection of automobiles, motorcycles, submarines, airplanes, helicopters, boats, snow mobiles, and is home to the “Golden Gun” itself, a T-55 Soviet tank featured in the 1995 Bond film Goldeneye, a BD-5, Micro jet, six Aston Martins, and much more.
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Celebrate the 4th of July from 10-5pm with cool wines, cold brews, and BBQ. The winery/brewery will be unveiling their limited edition lychee wine. Open to all ages. Live entertainment from 1-5pm.
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Celebrate Independence Day with a bit of Old Florida paradise! Enjoy a beautiful day at the botanical gardens and gaze upon the Bald Eagles in the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the 1930s history of the Wray Home Museum, lunch on BBQ or good ol’ Hot Dogs and Apple pie at the Flamingo Cafe, then play some old-fashioned games with the kids.
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JULY 4 – 6: The Key Lime Festival
Salute sweet Key Lime pie, and the tiny fruit that inspired it, with events ranging from a pie-eating contest to the “Big Tang Theory” which will take place on Greene Street. There you can view the making of the “world’s biggest pie” then savor a slice.
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JULY 4 – 7: Florida Supercon
South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more.
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JULY 6 & 7: Stars, Stripes & Science
A variety of shows will be available at the Keller Science Theater throughout both days: Ice Cream Making Demonstrations, Science Showdown, Rocket Launch Contest and more.
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In 1955, Bettie Page (1923-2008) waits to testify before a Senate subcommittee investigating the effects of pornographic material on American adolescents and juveniles. In flashbacks, we see her childhood in Tennessee, a brief marriage, a gang rape, and her going to New York City in 1949. There she takes acting lessons, models for photos, and acts in short films for adults, earning the nickname, “The Pin-Up Queen of the Universe.” We see her relationship with merchants Irving and Paula Klaw, photographers John Willie and Bunny Yeager, boyfriends, and the public.
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JULY 11 – 28: XXVIII International Hispanic Theatre Festival
The acclaimed International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF) of Miami, presented by Teatro Avante, American Airlines, the festival’s official airline, the Adrienne Arsht Center and Teatro Prometeo of Miami Dade College, is celebrating its 28th season by presenting some of the best theatre companies from Latin America, Europe and the United States in various locations in Miami and Key Biscayne.
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A quirky concert broadcast underwater for divers, snorkelers and the occasional mermaid emphasizes reef preservation. The nationally-acclaimed submerged songfest is held at Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
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JULY 13: Hot Dog Fest
Enjoy all of your favorites from ballparks to corn dogs to German sausages. Plus, don’t miss the Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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The museum’s updated “History, Food & Foliage” Trolley Tour will include stops at some of the city’s popular eateries and beautiful nature-oriented attractions that are housed in historical buildings. Illustrated with colorful stories of the personalities and happenings that influenced the growth of Delray Beach, the tour does more than relay facts – it draws the riders back in time.
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JULY 13: Street Beat – The Show
STREET BEAT takes the most ancient of art forms – drumming and dancing – and brings it to the modern stage, drawing the audience into its magic. The cast uses junk and common household items, from broomsticks, bottles, and buckets to tire rims and trash can covers, to create homemade instruments, complementing their bongos and body slapping
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Two full days of mango festivities will feature a wide range of products, ideas and of course the star of the show, the mango itself in all its glory. Mangos have been collected from the far reaches of the globe and nurtured in South Florida, following in the footsteps of David Fairchild, the most venerable mango collector of them all. Visit the festival to shop Curator Choice mango trees and fresh fruit, enjoy mango lectures and smoothies, view the world’s largest display of mangos, take part in the world’s only mango auction and buy mango merchandise and botanical art. There will also be mango culinary demonstrations, one of a kind mango brunch, a fantastic International Fruit Market and factivities for kids.
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The culinary tour incorporates a rotation of food tastings representing varied cultures that are African American, Southern American, Brazilian, Caribbean, Greco-Roman, Italian, English, French, French Canadian, Irish, Australian, New Zealand, Hungarian, and Ancient Mexican along with farm-to-table and organic tastings. Taste History combines history, culture and cuisine therefore this gastronomy tour infuses the history of the local area along with visits to historic buildings and art galleries..
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JULY 16 – 18: Bubblemania
Casey Carle is back by popular demand – creating a magical world of bubbles and explaining the science behind them. Learn how a square bubble takes shape. See a bubble big enough to climb inside. The ordinary becomes extraordinary – and fun – in Bubblemania!
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This session covers diseases of honey bees and the practices and medications to control them. Students will be exposed to live bees. A veil and protective clothing is required.
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Experience the vibrant culture of Rio de Janeiro through its food, art and music with charismatic singer and actor Seu Jorge who’ll headline this FREE event. Also featured: singer Rose Max, the Brazilian Voices choir and more.
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JULY 27: Swede Fest 2 Palm Beach
A swede is a no-budget, laughably bad remake of a hit Hollywood film – the bigger, the better. The term comes from the 2008 comedy, “Be Kind Rewind,” and was made up to explain the sheer awfulness of their remade films by touting them as European – “swedes” because it sounded really sophisticated. Not exactly a classic, but neither is it comedy kryptonite.
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JULY 31 – AUGUST 4: Cirque du Soleil: Quidam
Young Zoé is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world – the world of Quidam – where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.
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JULY 31 – AUGUST 25: Slava’s Snowshow
The breathtaking show created by Slava, the original Cirque du Soleil’s clown genius, is an awesome theatrical experience and a profoundly moving spectacle full of vibrant wondrous images, delightful comedy, enchanting music and snow—lots and lots of snow!
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