- $4 for admission for one to the 39th annual Redland Heritage Festival ($8 value)
On Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., local vendors set up booths across Fruit and Spice Park to celebrate local heritage and history. Families enjoy natural arts and crafts, nurseries of native plants and tropical fruit trees, pony rides, stilt walkers, face painting, and old-time games. Bluegrass tunes by Avocado Estate will fill the air throughout the weekend, lending a sonic backdrop to a magic show, the antics of "Archibaldo" the Living Statue, and an everglades wildlife show.
Children 11 and younger are admitted for free.
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.