We rely on fruits and vegetables to sustain our bodies, and trees rely on us carving our initials on their trunks to teach them about love. Take a bite out of symbiosis with this Groupon.
$4 for One Ticket to the Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival ($8 Value)
On April 20 and 21, local vendors set up booths across Fruit & Spice Park to celebrate the annual Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival, which combines the spicy taste of barbecue with the sweet sounds of live blues and country-music performances from such acts as Iko Iko and The Pitbull of Blues Band. Families can enjoy a variety of youth activities, such as an interactive childrens' zone, sponsored by Homestead Motor Speedway; a guided park tour; and sample the barbecue, fried cheesecake, and freshly roasted corn on the cob from local vendors. Children younger than 11 are admitted free. The Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival takes place on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday. April 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and is sponsored by Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, FL, Budweiser, and Commissioner Lynda Bell.
The Fruit and Spice Park
At The Fruit and Spice Park operated by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department, a 37-acre subtropical realm nestled in the heart of the historic Redland community, visitors flock to surround themselves with tropical agriculture. Featuring more than 500 varieties of exotic fruits, herbs, spices, and nuts from around the world, almost 200 varieties of mangos, almost 100 varieties of bamboo, more than a dozen jackfruit trees, and numerous other exotic edibles, the array of plants and foliage is grown and maintained on-site. Guests can sample fallen fruit, learn with a staff of experts that regularly conducts classes, workshops, and botanical tours year-round, visit and herb and vegetable garden, stroll through shady banana groves, and take in the majestic African baobab trees. A gift shop allows visitors to take home unique gifts and treats, and the Mango Café offers up lunch and smoothies.
24801 SW 187th Ave.
Homestead, FL 33031