With the holidays come a host of special celebrations. However, there’s one that requires no reason for rejoicing other than to celebrate Miami’s multicultural community and the river that runs through it. This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival & Boat Parade will provide an opportunity for friends and families to congregate on the river and enjoy a full slate of activities all day long. There will be arts and crafts and music and dance, along with balloons, clowns, and face painting to help keep the kids entertained. And because the festival takes place waterside, a spectacular boat parade will dazzle all. As is customary every year, the music will be of the international variety, and this time it comes with a South American accent. Puerta de Oro de Colombia, Bolivia Mágica, Regla Cumbra, Armando Rodríguez, and Alberta Sanabria will headline, and a bevy of beauty queens will provide sights along with the sounds. Admission is free, with specially priced food tastings and beverages available for purchase. Gather along the Miami Riverwalk, adjacent to 315-335 S. Biscayne Blvd., and enjoy the view. Visit miamiriverwalkfestival.com.
Sat., Nov. 15, 10 a.m., 2014