On President’s Day Weekend, the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival turns one of Miami’s hottest districts into a three-day celebrations of outdoor fine arts. What began in 1963 as an intimate art show featuring a handful of artists and a few thousand onlookers, has transformed into South Florida’s most successful arts festival.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival attracts an estimated 120,000 people to the winding streets of Coconut Grove every year during President’s Day weekend. The event is considered one of the best outdoors art festivals in USA, exhibiting, unique artworks by artists from more than 47 States and Canada. It is considered one of the most influential art fairs in Miami.
If you visit:
Event Dates: President’s Day Weekend – February 18, 19, 20, 2017
Event Hours: Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.
Admission: General admission is $15 per person per day. Children 12 and under, Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders get free admission. Residents of Coconut Grove in the 33133 zip code is $5 per person per day (valid state issued ID is required; 1 ticket per ID).
Coconut Grove Arts Festival, a signature event!
Coconut Grove is a charming village within the city of Miami. The Festival is located just south of downtown Miami, adjacent to beautiful Biscayne Bay. The Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2017 will be nearly one mile of arts, food and fun. The festival runs along the streets of McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.
A portion of the proceeds from Festival admissions benefits the Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, which funds year-round arts programs benefitting a scholarship fund that creates opportunities for Miami-Dade County’s talented students to continue their art education.
The Arts Festival as seen from above
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival took fifth place in the 2013 edition of “The Best Art Fairs in the US and Canada”, and received the awards for “Best Art Fair”, “Best Southern Art Fair” and “Favorite Urban Fair”.