This weekend, Sweet Liberty celebrates beloved bartender John Lermayer's life with late-night tunes and drinks, while Lulu's Nitrogen Ice Cream hosts a fourth-birthday bash with ice cream, beer, and puppy-friendly treats. Plus, the Redland Summer Fruit Festival and Caribbean 305 return, while BurgerFi in Sunny Isles Beach hands out free cheeseburgers.
John Lermayer Day at Sweet Liberty.
Sweet Liberty's John Lermayer
This past June 6 marked the first anniversary of the passing of John Lermayer
, but Miami can remember the charismatic bartender this weekend with John Lermayer Day. During last year's celebration of Lermayer's life at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, city Commissioners Michael Gongora and Micky Steinberg proclaimed June 21 John Lermayer Day. This year, in honor of that special day, dance to the sounds of Brendan O’Hara, the Swayzees, and late-night tunes by Reid Waters. It’ll be a night filled with the music Lermayer loved most. Those celebrating can think of it as his personal playlist lasting till the early hours of the morning. Friday, June 21, at Sweet Liberty, 237 20th St., Suite B, Miami Beach; 305-763-8217; johnlermayer.com.
One Year at Minibar.
Courtesy of Minibar
The Miami Beach bar and lounge inside the Urbanica Hotel will celebrate its first anniversary Friday evening. Beginning at 8:30, enjoy mezcal- and Peroni-based cocktails, along with complimentary Spanish paella. 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Minibar, 419 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach; 305-763-8934; minibarmiami.com.
Free Cheeseburgers at Sunny Isles Beach BurgerFi.
Courtesy of BurgerFi
To commemorate the first weekend of summer and its grand opening, the Sunny Isles Beach BurgerFi will offer $5 cheeseburgers all day and free cheeseburgers from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The sandwich features two all-natural beef patties topped with double American cheese, crisp lettuce, tomato slices, and BurgerFi sauce. Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, at BurgerFi, 18108 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; burgerfi.com.
Redland Summer Fruit Festival at Fruit & Spice Park.
Redland Summer Fruit Festival
Miami Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Fruit & Spice staff
Fruit season is officially here, and the Redland Summer Fruit Festival will celebrate this weekend. In addition to eating raw fruits, you can enjoy local wines and freshly made smoothies and even purchase plants to take home. This fest has plenty for kids too, including a petting farm, pony rides, and a watermelon-eating contest. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, at Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; redlandfruitandspice.com. Admission costs $10.
Caribbean 305 at Mana Wynwood.
This weekend will see the return of Caribbean 305, offering food cooked by top chefs from across the Caribbean. The one-night festival will present foods from more than a dozen countries, whose chefs will prepare savory and sweet dishes, along with cocktails to represent the flavors of home. Expect chefs from Anguilla, the Bahamas, Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and others. Plus, expect live Caribbean music and performances as well as presentations by the tourism board. A select number of chefs will complete in the 2019 Contemporary Caribbean Individual Street Pork Competition and will debut their creations during Caribbean 305. Tickets include unlimited food, drinks, and entertainment. 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami. Tickets cost $75 to $125 via caribbean305.com.
Four Years at Lulu's Ice Cream.
Lulu's ice cream
Lulu's Ice Cream
Beloved local parlor Lulu's Ice Cream is turning 4 years old and is ready to throw down big-time. In addition to enjoying the shop's yummy treats, the first 50 people in line Sunday will get a free limited-edition tote from the Upper Hand Art. Other fun stuff includes personalized poems from the Biscayne Poet, free beer pours from Veza Sur Brewing, and puppy-friendly ice-cream treats for dogs. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Lulu's Ice Cream, 2001 Biscayne Blvd., #CU-8, Miami; lulus-icecream.com. Admission is free. RSVP via Facebook.