President’s Day Weekend 411 | Biscayne Based Boat Show & Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2/11-15

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Two major annual events hit South Florida this weekend, beginning TODAY. With Harry’s Pizzeria in Coconut Grove open regular business hours, we are all in it together, so here’s what we want to know… so you’re in the know! Big tip – these two events SHARE A TICKET. Purchase it here (“Combo Ticket”) and use the Water Taxi mapped below to easily see both.

Miami_Transportation_MapMIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW: Due to renovations of the Miami Beach Convention Center, the nucleus of activity this year is Miami Marine Stadium and Virginia Key.  Premier Day: Thursday, February 11, 10 am– 6 pm Show Days: Friday, February 12—Sunday, February 14, 10 am–8 pm ; Monday, February 15, 10 am–6 pm.  Expect more heavy traffic than usual for those Coconut Grove and Brickell-bound.   Additionally, Strictly Sail® Miami will remain at Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace. Strictly Sail will be open from 10am–6pm daily.

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COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL: Our friends and comrades at the Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association hold the 53rd annual event we all love.  Due to the requirements necessary to set up for the Festival, there will be the following road closures beginning Friday, February 12 according to the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District (thank you for being so organized and communicative!):

  • South Bayshore Drive from Mary Street to SW 27th Avenue and SW 27th Avenue between Tigertail and South Bayshore Drive at 1:00 p.m.
  • South Bayshore Drive from Chart House Road to Mary Street, Pan American Drive from South Bayshore to Chart House Road at 3:00 p.m.

These streets will remain closed until approximately 11:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15. There will be detours set up by the Miami Police Department to facilitate smooth traffic flow during the Festival. These detours will be primarily located on South Bayshore Drive at Aviation Avenue and Tigertail between Aviation Avenue and SW 27th Avenue. LED message boards will be located on Main Highway and South Bayshore Drive several days prior to the Festival alerting motorists to the street closures.  Enjoy a new Green Mobility Network bike valet located at the intersection of Grand Ave. and McFarlane, across the street from Harry’s!

Get around smart, stay fueled up with brussels sprouts and stracciatella salad, and buy art.  ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND IN MIAMI!

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