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76th Annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta

June 1, 2013 @ 8:30 am - June 3, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

Chrysler Pacifica minivan seats seven, offers car-like handling

Tropical Flowering Tree Society Presents

76th Annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta

Miami’s Oldest Continuous Running Festival



Saturday,  June 1,  2013


8:30 AM:

Tree planting:

Meet at24th Ave. on the west side of US 1 in Coconut Grove.  Park on the street on 27th Ave. Bring hat, gloves, and a shovel if you have one.  We will plant additional flowering trees and shrubs along the Metrorail right-of-way.  Volunteers must be 18 or over.  Sponsored by Tropical Flowering Tree Society and TREEmendous Miami.   For information, contact Steve Pearson at 305-259-8006.


Sunday, June 2


Gate opens at 11:30 am

Bring a picnic lunch and explore the Kampong, former home of David Fairchild, located at 4013 Douglas Road, Coconut Grove.


1:00 pm

Boarding for a narrated, air-conditioned bus tour of the area’s most dazzling royal poincianas and other exceptional trees.  Reservations are required–limited seating!  For reservations call Carol Vannoorbeeck at 305-258-1086.  The fee is $25 per person.


Tours will be narrated by Larry Schokman, Director Emeritus of the Kampong; and Steve Pearson, Director of the Gifford Arboretum at UM.  Both men are founders and former presidents of the Tropical Flowering Tree Society.  Refreshments will be served after the tour at the Kampong.


Monday, June 3


6:30 pm

Reception in the garden house at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables.  Use the south entrance.


7:00 pm

First of two tram tours of the Garden.  Inside, enjoy the jazz music of Joe Donato, and take the opportunity to purchase works from our talented artists.  The 76th Poinciana Queen and her Court will be announced and presented with scholarship funds.  Learn the winner of the Larry Schokman book award, presented to a community member exemplifying the Tropical Flowering Tree Society’s goal to “Color the Horizon.”  Join us for wine and cheese, the famous royal poinciana punch, and cake.


Admission to this evening event is free for tfts members.  A $5.00 fee will be charged to non-members.


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June 1, 2013 @ 8:30 am
June 3, 2013 @ 10:00 pm