Apr 5, 2024 - News

Things to do: Poetry festival, Pride and Miami Heat meet-and-greet

People on a float during the 2023 Miami Beach Pride Parade

Drag personality Tiffany Fantasia co-hosted the Miami Beach Pride Parade last year. Photo: Sean Drakes/Getty Images

It's the first weekend of April. Let's celebrate with events in and around Miami.

🏳️‍🌈 Miami Beach Pride began Thursday and runs through the 14th with events almost daily.

  • The festival is next weekend (April 12-14), but events this weekend include a Family Picnic and Pride Movie Night at the Rooftop Cinema Club.
  • The picnic is free, and movie tickets begin at $19.

ğŸŽ¶ Tortuga Music Festival, a three-day festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach, returns with headliners like Lainey Wilson, Hardy and Jason Aldean.

  • Single-day passes begin at $149. Three-day passes begin at $335.

ğŸŽ¥ O, Miami Poetry Festival and Miami Film Festival are running through the weekend with events around the city.

🌱 Family Day at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden offers family-friendly activities, including garden-inspired crafting, sound Bingo, story time and a drum workshop.

🏀 Starry Hoops Madness lets you compete against ex-Miami Heat players Mario Chalmers, Jason Williams and Rashard Lewis in a three-point contest in South Beach hosted by the Heat and Starry.

  • Saturday, 2-6pm. Lummus Park between Fifth and Sixth streets. Free.
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