Saturday, February 5, 2011

Free Events in Florida: Miami - Free February Events For Kids

There are lots of free events in South Florida, and if you take the time to look around in your community you will find lots of frugal family fun activities. I have listed a few of them here, but the best place to start is at your city website's calendar of events.

Free Events in Miami, Florida - February 2011

Saturday February 5th
Event: Gold Coast Rail Road Museum (Free Admission 1st Saturday Every Month)

When: Saturday, February 5th 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Cost: FREE
Location:  12450 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.,(The museum is located on the same grounds as the Miami Metrozoo)
Event Details: Free Admission every first Saturday of the month.

Contact Info:  (305) 253-0063
Event Website:

Event: Black History Month Celebration With Storyteller Baba Lyons

When: Saturday, February 5th 3 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location:  Miami Lakes library, 6699 Windmill Gate Road, Miami Lakes
Event Details: Storyteller, actor and musician Baba Adekemi Lyons plays the African drum, bylaphone, flute and kalimbe.
Contact Info:  305-822-6520
Event Website:

Tuesday February 8th

Event: Bedtime Story Time
When: Tuesday, February 8th 7:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay
Event Details: Help kids prepare for bedtime with bedtime story time.
Contact Info:  305-233-8140
Event Website:

Thursday February 10th

Event: Reading Ready Toddler Time

When: Thursday, February 10th 10-10:20 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Location:  Miami Lakes library, 6699 Windmill Gate Road, Miami Lakes

Event Details: Story time for toddlers ages 18 months - 2.5 years.

Contact Info:  305-822-6520
Event Website:

Saturday February 12th

Event: Family Fun Day - Jamaican Expressions
When: Saturday, February 12th, 2011 noon - 5 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: History Miami, 101C W. Flagler St., Miami
Event Details: Experience the relationship between Jamaican ancestry, storytelling and history, the development of reggae music and Jamaican fold revue. Learn about the natural beauty of Jamaica, and make nature collages.
Contact Info:  305-375-1629
Event Website:

Event: Sing Miami
When: Saturday, February 1th, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm.
Cost: FREE
Location: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Biscayne Blvd, Miami.
Event Details: A community sing-a-long with the Miami Children's Chorus.
Contact Info: 304-949-5722
Event Website:

Sunday February 13th

Event: Florida Youth Orchestra, Concert at the Aventura Mall

When: Sunday, February 13th, 2011 2 pm.

Cost: FREE
Location: Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, Fl.
Event Details: The Florida Youth Orchestra is playing classical and popular music. There will be an instrument play pen, where kids can touch and play a variety of instruments guided by the FYO muisc staff.

Contact Info: 954-962-5666
Event Website:

Monday February 14th

Event: Scrabble, Scrabble, Scrabble!

When: Monday, February 14th, 2011 3- 4:30 pm.

Cost: FREE
Location: Culmer/Overtown Library, 350 NW 13th St., Miami.
Event Details: Kids can learn how to play Scrabble while building their vocabulary and learning spelling bee techniques.
Contact Info: 305-579-5322
Event Website:

Wednesday February 16th

Event: President's Day Celebration

When: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 3:30 pm.

Cost: FREE
Location: North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St., Miami Gardens.
Event Details: Celebrate the presidents with stories, crafts and more.
Contact Info: 305-625-6424
Event Website:

Event: Paws 2 Read - Coral Reef Library
When: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 4:30 pm.

Cost: FREE
Location: Coral Reef Library, 9211 Coral Reef Drive, Miami

Event Details: Kids can read for Surf the Dog.
Contact Info: 305-233-8324
Event Website:

Friday February 18th

Event: Miami Children's Museum (Free Target Days)

When: Friday, February 18th, 2011 3 - 9 pm.
Cost: FREE
Location: Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, Florida 33132
Event Details: Join us every third Friday for a Free Family Night sponsored by Target. Entrance to the museum is free every third Friday for EVERYONE from 3-9 pm.
Contact Info: 305.373.KIDS (5437)
Event Website:

Please call the contact number to make sure there has been no changes to the events.

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