Official City of Miami District 2 Community Celebration
Location area includes Coconut Grove’s Village Center and Village West, points covered for moving and stationary events:
● Charles Ave from Douglas Rd. (SW 37 Ave) east to Main Hwy North along Main Hwy to McFarlane Road
● McFarlane Road to The Coconut Grove Women’s Club
The celebration of Coconut Grove’s role as Miami’s legacy village will take place on Saturday, July 31, 2021, culminating a week of events honoring Miami’s 125th anniversary of incorporation. All five Miami commission districts will hold their own celebrations throughout the week. GROVE HERITAGE DAY will strive to be the grand finale.
Coconut Grove was founded in 1873 predating Miami’s incorporation on July 28, 1896. Unique to the Grove is the still evident and living history of early African-American and Bahamian culture.
Event attendees can participate in a number of activities as part of GROVE HERITAGE DAY including:
● A panel of leading historians on the history of Coconut Grove
● An interactive “living history” series with actors and legacy family descendants in period attire participating in re-enactments and presentations, interacting with patrons throughout the day
● Ambulating performers acting continuously throughout the event route, including actors in 3-5 minute theatrical vignettes, modern and African dance groups, junkanoo, marching band, stilt-walkers, drum circle and representation of King Mango Strut
● Student art exhibition sponsored by the Dade Heritage Trust, themed “What Coconut Grove-Miami Means To Me”
● Graphic presentations of noted historic figures, places and events on freestanding backdrops or installations throughout the event sites and route Antique car installation, motorcade crawl and exhibition
● Curated craft-novelty and food vendors
For more information and to RSVP, please visit https://groveheritageday.eventbrite.com