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 Admission for One to the Summer Fruit Festival ($8 Value)
On June 15–16, booths full of local agriculture and tropical fruits will be set up across Fruit & Spice Park to celebrate the emergence of summertime fruit. Guests can sip smoothies, or savor tropical-fruit ice cream while listening to live entertainment with steel drum music. Families can enjoy a variety of youth activities, such as an interactive kids' zone with a Little Farm petting zoo, pony rides, a water-balloon toss, and a watermelon-eating contest. Children younger than 11 are admitted free. The Summer Fruit Festival takes place on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.