This weekend we got lots going on! The school year is almost done, yay? and Camps are around the corner. It is not too hot yet ( also yay ) but getting there. Get outside while you can!
On Saturday 4/28 get out to Fairchild Gardens for a day of learning about nature, for the science loving kid. It costs the entry of Fairchild which is a little bit pricier but worth it if you are willing to spend the $. See here.
Also, as every last Saturday of the month FAT Village is having its ART WALK. It starts at 6 and sometimes its hard to drag the little ones out after a long day but there is lots of music for them to dance to ( fun DJs let our kids play with the turn tables once ) and lots of food truck options for the picky kid. See Here.
Also on Saturday in Margate is a Truck and Jeep Show @ C&H Auto. I like taking my littles to Truck/Car shows as they always enjoy looking in the hoods and staring at engines. Future engineer/mechanic? Bring em
If you want a day at the Theater check out the Sunday shows of The Wizard of OZ at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center. The kids love the suspense of going to the theater and it supports a local charity. Tickets are gone for the Saturday show but you can buy tickets for the 1 or 4PM showings on Sunday. See here.
PS – Went to Morikami Gardens Last Week for their Spring Festival #hatsume18 It was a lot of fun! I recommend gong on a “normal” day anyway to let the kids roam the garden trail, look at Bonsai trees, and see traditional Japanese buildings. BUT going on a busy festival day is lots of fun. Lots of people dress up like Anime ( including Pokemon and Mario ), Martial Arts Demonstrations, Traditional Drumming, Food, they got it all. Morikami is a local treasure.
This weekend there is a lot going on.
The most interesting to me the Carpenter House which is a private home right near beach in Hollywood/Dania which has been converted to the Marine Environmental Protection Center. It is a partnership with Nova SouthEastern University and Broward County Parks. They have a real life rescued Sea Turtle “Captain” Cruising around. In celebration of Earth Day they having a special event with extra activities for the kids. Be early as parking is tricky there with the beach goers, but its totally worth it and going to be a blast. Link Here
Also this weekend on Saturday is the Miami Dolphin/Baptist Health Fit Fest at the Dolphin’s Training Center in Davie. In the “bubble” = air conditioned, is going to be a fun way to reinforce a healthy lifestyle for the little ones. Link Here
Also this weekend ( both Saturday and Sunday ) at the Morikami Gardens in Delray is the “Hatsume” ( Spring ) festival. It costs money ( $15 for adults, $6 for kids ) and you should buy tickets in advance, but if you haven’t gone before its a) beautiful b) chocked full of kids activities c) has tons of gorgeous untouched green areas for the kids to run around in. Highly recommend. Link Here
Other Events This Weekend –
4/20 – Night Hike @ Fern Forrest, Coconut Creek ( Free But Call In Advance )
4/21 – Artwalk @ Downtown Hollywood ( 5PM )
4-21 – Native Plant Sale @ Fern Forest ( you buy a plant, kids run around the park, go early before it gets hot )
4/21 – Earth Fun Day @ Miramar Square , Miramar ( 11AM to 2PM )
4/21 – 2018 Earth Fest @ Sawgrass Nature Complex Coral Springs ( 9AM to 1PM )
4/21 – Free Our Seas ( See Above )
4/21 – Family Fit Fest ( See Above )
4/21 and 4/22 – Harstume Fair @ Morikami Gardens ( See Above )
This weekend there is a lot going on. Make sure to get your time outside as much as you can before it gets too hot! Summer is around the corner and its going to be a blazer.
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This weekend you can check out the Cardinal Gibbons High School theater group’s performances of Annie. Night show Friday and Saturday, Sunday is a 2PM Matinee if you think your littler ones would enjoy. Ticket Master Link
You can also check out the Miramar Aquatic Center’s April Pools day. Lots of activities and splashing around. To get free access to the refreshing water you need to bring in an old pair of shoes to donate. Otherwise it may cost to get it. Check their site for more details. ( 10 am to 2PM ) Link Here
Sunday in Hollywood, downtown at the Arts Park there will be a whole family friendly event. Free entry, kids activities as we well as food and drink for sale by local Hollywood restaurants and stores. Get there on time as parking maybe a little tricky ( at least parking right near the circle ) ( 12 to 5PM ) . Link Here
Honorable Mentions –
Delray Affair All Weekend ( Its a big street fest in Delray ) , not as much for kids to do but once you are wiped out from walking around save enough juice to head the nice playground Delray has right off the inner-coastal waterway . Link Here
Miami Flea on Sunday the 15th, 3PM to 7PM. Check out cool local vendors and artists, live music, food and drink. They usually have a kids art station for a shopping break. In Wynwood. Link Here
Bring Sunscreen And Have Fun This Weekend!
Long Live the Weekend
This weekend ( as most weekends ) there are some fun activities out there. The first of interest was at the Broward Library on Saturday the 7th, its a puppet show and a demonstration, the kids can make their own puppet to take home. ( much better than a swag bag of clutter )
If you or your better half are beer fans, you can join LauderAle at their first Farmers Market and enjoy some craft beer.
Last, for the future earth champion you can check out an Earth Day Festival in Sunrise at the Sawgrass Sanctuary.
We will be at at least one, all are free!
Honorable Mentions –
- Learn About Sea Turtles at the Northwest Regional Library ( 4PM )
- Flagler Village Block Party ( Fort Lauderdale – 11 AM Start Each Day )
- Sensory Friendly Pizza Party at the Museum of Discovery and Science ( Fort Lauderdale – 5:30 PM )