Downtown Dadeland, a revitalized urban hotspot, has officially launched its inaugural summer event series.
The premier culinary and lifestyle center offers a unique metropolitan atmosphere to residents of neighboring communities such as Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Coral Gables and South Miami. The free event series will take place during the summer into August and feature a variety of activities for all-ages.
A number of events will be held on a recurring, monthly basis including: Downtown Dadeland Market, which offers fresh produce, jewelry, snacks, textiles and more from vendors across South Florida; Family Fun Day, featuring giant inflatable obstacle courses, face painters, music and a balloon animal artist, and a nighttime movie in the street event.
Downtown Dadeland also is partnering with special guests for Family Fun Day. In July, Miami Football Club (Miami FC), Miami’s professional soccer team, will be hosting an exclusive meet-and-greet with players. In August, Zoo Miami will host a special animal encounter with wildlife expert Ron Magill.
Additionally, the center is organizing signature events that offer something for everyone including the Downtown Dadeland Block Party which will highlight samplings from some of South Florida’s most well-known chefs such as Jorgie Ramos of Barley an American Brasserie, and live bands and deejays.
“We are hoping to make the summer series the first of many offered at Downtown Dadeland,” said Shane Hillsley, managing director of Duncan Hillsley Capital. “We are located in a very family-oriented part of Miami where parents are constantly looking for activities to do with their children, especially during summer months.”
All events will be held on SW 72nd Place between 89th and 90th Lane. Attendees will be offered complimentary parking in Downtown Dadeland’s underground parking garage.
Downtown Dadeland summer events:
Thursday, June 23, Movie in the Street, 8 p.m.;
Saturday, July 16, Downtown Dadeland Market, 10 to 11:30 a.m.;
Sunday, July 17, Family Fun Day/Miami Football Club Meet-and-Greet, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Thursday, July 21, Movie in the Street, 8 p.m.;
Saturday, July 23, Downtown Dadeland Block Party;
Sunday, Aug. 7, Family Fun Day/Zoo Miami Experience, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Saturday, Aug. 13, Downtown Dadeland Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and
Thursday, Aug. 18: Movie in the Street, 8 p.m.