COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival ensures you’ll have a great President’s Day weekend
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival returns President’s Day weekend, February 15-17, 2020 for its 56th annual edition. You’ll enjoy the works of 360 international artists selected by a jury from an applicant pool of nearly a thousand people in mediums ranging from painting to photography, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture and many other forms. Artists hail from across the country, around the world and right here in Florida.
The festival also encompasses culinary arts, entertainment and family activities, transforming a mile of Coconut Grove’s Biscayne Bay’s coastline into an arts village. The grounds extend from Peacock Park to Regatta Park and along McFarlane Road, South Bayshore Drive and Pan American Drive.
“Early on Coconut Grove was known as a laidback, artistic bohemian community with lots of galleries. With that many artists, you needed three days to celebrate them,” says Monty Trainer president of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Today, Kroma is at the center of today’s gallery scene.
The Festival Experience
During the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, art lovers wander from stand to stand in a gorgeous al fresco environment where artists showcase everything from digital art, fiber, glass, clay and metal work. You’ll have the chance to witness live art demonstrations and the festival is a great opportunity to buy original art for your home or as a special gift. The range of talent and work is truly spectacular.
Entertainment & Dining
This year, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival will host its first ever, “Evening Under the Stars” live concert, at Peacock Park on Friday, February 14th. This event will serve as the official opening of the festival and will feature Miami’s own Emily Estefan – internationally celebrated singer, songwriter and producer. Ticket options include a special Valentine’s Day Couples Package that will make for the ultimate date night!
The festival promises even more live music that inspires dance parties or simply acts as a pleasant soundtrack while relaxing on the lawn at Peacock Park. There’s also a kid-friendly Family Zone in Regatta Park packed with activities, crafts and entertainment for the whole family. From art to entertainment, music and family fun, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival is a no brainer for President’s Day weekend in Miami.
You can’t have an art festival without delicious food for sustenance and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival delivers with more than 50 restaurants and gourmet vendors on hand. You’ll delight in cooking demonstrations and fresh bites from local chefs. One year, Spanish language celebrity Chef Pepín broke the Guinness World Record for the largest arroz con pollo dish weighing in at over 4,000 pounds, so anything is possible. Surprising treats are always in store!