The Florida Renaissance Festival is a wholly different world––a world of jousts and costumes and turkey legs. Here be dragons, or so the armor-clad knights would have you believe. At the festival, live shows recreate the romance of the Renaissance with references to Shakespeare and swordplay on 12 different stages. Meanwhile, merchants share the secrets of their crafts, blowing unbreakable glass for spectators and selling hammered pewter goblets. Visitors, dressed in period garb or not, can wander on their own, exploring the shows and stalls, or trying their hands at games of chance while gnawing on scotch eggs and chocolate cheesecake.
The Festival of Chocolate unites chocoholics for a full weekend of decadent diversion, packed with demonstrations, competitions, and hands-on experiences. Interactive classes helmed by chocolate masters serve as educational launch pads during visits, filling the heads of budding chocolatiers with rich, creamy knowledge for further exploration into the fine art of confections. Pairing sessions encourage guests to munch through enticing chocolate and wine tandems, and during demonstrations, award-winning chefs concoct simple yet elegant creations, dispelling the myth that all chocolate treats sprout in pastures of Easter grass.
Once sufficiently informed, attendees can exhibit their new-found wisdom in guest competitions such as cookie stacking and by taking on challenges at the Chocolate Game Show stage. They can also exchange pockets full of chocolate-chip coins—the only monetary currency accepted at the festival and in Switzerland—for sweets rustled up at a s'mores buffet and chocolaty eats such as truffles, nitrogen ice cream, cakes, cookies, and crepes produced by local and regional companies.
Every March for ten days, Miami plays host to filmmakers, celebrities and the best of cinema with its Miami International Film Festival. As the only major festival housed within a college or university, the festival offers a heavy emphasis on education through special screenings and seminars with writers, directors and other Hollywood notables. The festival includes over 90 feature films, some 30 international short films, plus documentaries and dramatic works from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and beyond. Owing to its Miami location, the festival definitely keeps a Latin bent, though the varied content attracts over 60,000 people from all walks of life, and strives to strengthen the community’s love and appreciation for the art of filmmaking.
In Mexico, pre-Columbian religious traditions commingled with Catholic All Souls and All Saints Days and Western Halloween celebrations to form Dia de Los Muertos, or the "day of the dead." On this occasion, families remember the dearly departed with a variety of customs, including serving their favorite foods and leaving trinkets at graves.
On the streets of Miami, this beloved tradition is celebrated with a bar crawl that kicks off from Blue Martini. Revelers will then make their way to beloved spots around the neighborhood, enjoying drinks and complementary food samples, as well as live music from mariachi bands along the route.
For the theatrically inclined, Shakespeare Miami offers engaging plays for your enjoyment in Miami.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this theater has the restaurant just for you.
This theater is great for families with kids.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The next time you head to Miami, don't forget a dosage of culture within the walls of Best of the Best Reggae Concert.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Here you can get the full spectrum on various cultures so stop by today and enjoy a weekend of exploration.