ZabCab’s 5 Reasons To Love South Florida in the Fall

ZabCab’s 5 Reasons To Love South Florida in the Fall

Pumpkin Patch

As October comes to a midway point and Halloween approaches the ZabCab team has scoured Miami-Dade and Broward County for five awesome family fun activities revolving around fall that once again show why we love South Florida.

Pumpkin Picking

Is there anything better than picking out the perfect pumpkin straight from the patch for your amazing decorations? Head out with the kids and find the pumpkin that’s right for you.

The New Times Broward-Palm Beach suggests a few different patches and festivals going on to snag your pumpkin, but here is one of our favorites:

 

First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood

Pumpkins are arriving on Saturday, October 17.  So make sure to get there early so you can grab the finest of the bunch.

Hours: Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 Address: 1530 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

Contact Info: 954-923-8209, or visit firstpreshlwdfl.org.

 

Zombie Walk!

If the undead is more of your cup-of-tea then the Florida SuperCon Zombie Walk in Fort Lauderdale is right up your alley! Co-hosted by Florida Supercon/Animate! and Revolution Live, this event brings the walking dead together for a night of wandering in South Florida.

The event is for all ages and there will be music, food trucks, makeup artists, crafters, zombie costume contests and more. Zombies over the age of 21 will be allowed back into Revolution and America’s Backyard after the Zombie Walk.

Hours: Friday, Oct. 16 Details: 7:30 p.m.-4 a.m.

Address: starting at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Contact Info: Facebook Group for Zombies

 

Miami Children’s Museum: Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash

Of course not everything has to be ghouls and zombies! One of our favorite museums in Miami, the Miami Children’s Museum, is hosting the Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash. Appealing to the squeamish and living, the Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash is packed with super fun activities for kids.

Little goblins can dress up and trick-or-treat in a safe, fun environment around the museum’s galleries with special treats supplied by Coldstone Creamery, GoGo Squeez , KIND Bars, Atelier Monnier, Dairy Farmers of FL and Yelp Miami. Kids can also brave the Haunted House, test their knowledge in the Mad Scientist Lab, create crazed crafts and test their rhythmic skills in the Monster Mash/Dance Contest, plus many other activities.

Hours: Sunday October 18th  1-5 p.m.

Address: Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami;

Costs: $40, $30 members.

Contact Info: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org;

 

Kiteober Fest Miami Beach

If you’re looking to do something that’s more air intensive and requires a little more skill. Then check out Kiteober Fest in Miami Beach. A constant pick by the Miami Herald as a top family activity, Kiteober appeals to budding aeronautic stars, as well as dedicated kite flyers from around South Florida. Hosted by the venerable Skyward Kites of Miami Beach this will be a sure win for all.

The sky over Miami Beach will display a marvelous array of colors and figures from hundreds of kites in the air during the 2 Kite Festivals coming to Haulover Park. Expect to see the 100 foot flying squid, 30 foot flying scuba man, 300 sq foot parafoils. 30 foot flying Nemo Fish 150 foot flying rainbow and more.

Hosted by Miami-Dade Parks and Skyward Kites, these free events feature paper kite building classes  & demonstrations from longtime kite enthusiasts. In addition, there will be kite-flying competitions for both children and adults.People of all ages are encouraged to come out to fly their kites, make their own kites for free or purchase an already-made kite.  There is no limitation to the size and type of kite.  Those who just want to watch can bring a blanket and enjoy the sight of hundreds of kites in the air and some great live music.  Food and refreshments & kites will be available for purchase.

Hours: Sunday October 18th 12pm-5 pm

Address: Haulover Beach Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Costs: Free, $7 parking

 

GO GO MOAD!

Though we love kites and can not imagine they are not your cup-of-tea, ZabCab does recognize a budding scientist when we see one! That’s why we highly recommend a very special edition of the pop up kids event, GO GO MOAD!

The brains behind GO GO MOAD! invite friends from the Frost Museum of Science for an afternoon of art and science in which kids can discover the mysteries behind the “Curious Vault,” plus create take-home museum exhibits.

GO GO MOAD! is the museum’s FREE community “pop up” kids education program. Offered the third Saturday of every month, GO GO MOAD! features hands-on activities for children of all ages, as well as kid friendly guided tours.

Hours: Saturday October 17th 12-5pm

Address: Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design, Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Second Floor, Miami;

Contact Info: 305-237-7700 or www.mdcmoad.org

 

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Ari Jankelowitz
ari@zabcab.com