- $4 for Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: admission for one to the Redland Heritage Festival ($8 value)
Children 11 and younger get free admission.
On January 10 and 11, local vendors set up booths across Fruit and Spice Park to celebrate the history of Redland. Families can enjoy a variety of all-ages activities, including lectures from historians, a classic-car showcase, jugglers, and an educational discussion on Florida wildlife. A variety of musical acts will take the stage throughout the weekend to keep crowds dancing.
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.