Pools, Parties & Painting – It’s The First Weekend of Summer in South Florida

The first weekend of summer is here and now is your chance to make the most out of that blazing South Florida heat. Whether you’re going out to eat, hanging out with friends or looking forward to some shopping, there’s plenty of local venues you can visit in Miami-Dade County.

Caribbean Marketplace

This Saturday is your chance to check out this open-air local marketplace in downtown Little Haiti. Vendors showcase original Afro-Caribbean fashion and accessories, homeware and natural beauty products. The Caribbean marketplace is also a great place to bring your family and friends to the Putt & Grub Mini-Golf event. The event will start at 1 p.m. with food vendors, Haitian music and unlimited mini-golf.

Cost: Free

Address: 5920 Northeast 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33137

Summery Sunflowers Design

Learn how to design a contemporary arrangement using sunflowers with instructor Rene Blanco at the Miami Flower Market. This is the perfect class to learn how to modernize traditional sunflower arrangements. All materials are covered in the class fee and include snacks and refreshments.

Cost: $20.00

Address: 6964 NW 50TH ST Miami, FL 33166

Art in the Park with Marie

Children can express their inner Picasso at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden at Art in the Park with Marie. You can watch kids make arts and crafts while you escape the stress of everyday life at yoga. The art class is free and open to the public with registration from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Address: Miami Beach Botanical Garden

2000 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

The Miami Flea: Summer Solstice

Swing by and enjoy the first flea of the summer Sunday at Miami Flea, at the Arts and Entertainment Design District. The flea will showcase this season’s trendiest sunglasses and bikinis while brunching on local dishes, sipping craft cocktails and jamming to local live acts. The flea is featuring the nonprofit Inspire 305, where you can bring family and friends to create crafts and ride their bikes. The best part of the flea is that it is dog-friendly.

Cost: Free

Address: 90 Northeast 17th Street

Miami, FL 33132

Charcoal Garden Bar & Grill

Charcoal Garden Bar & Grill in Wynwood Yard is reinventing a fresh concept for the summer season. The bar is now offering a selection of refreshing garden brews and ales hand-picked to complement a new Spanish-style tapas menu, perfect for World Cup viewing.

Cost: Free entry, price of drinks and food vary

Address: 82 NW 29th Street

Miami, FL 33127

Venetian Pool

Swimming in the Venetian Pool, a beautiful oasis with grottos and picturesque waterfalls, is another activity you can enjoy this weekend. The 820,000-gallon pool is located in Coral Gables and is created from coral-rock quarry almost 100 years old. To experience the pool, it is necessary to arrive early since the afternoon gets packed and parking can be a challenge.

Cost: Fees vary. Click here for rates. http://www.coralgables.com/index.aspx?page=167

Address: 2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

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