9th Annual Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival

Southern Florida will be holding its annual Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival on Saturday, November 12th. Join the celebrations all day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for various activities and games for the entire family to create lasting memories with free admission.

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The festival is a multicultural celebration and community event where local residents and visitors explore and interact with arts and culture vendors, while also celebrating the historical, cultural blending, and ecological surroundings of the area at the mouth of the Miami River. The 2016 fetured region will be Europe in addition to the best of the best of Caribbean, Latin, and Asian influences.


This year’s event will feature children’s activities like face painting, traditional food and beverages available for purchase, arts and crafts, authentic cultural displays, cooking competitions, a free photo booth, free give-a-ways, folkloric music and dance performances, its famous boat parade, raffle prizes, spa treatments, and more. The event is truly suited for the entire family, including pets!


“Thank you for the invitation for WLRN to participate in the Miami Riverfront Festival and Boat Parade,” shared Uli, representing WLRN public radio, in a previous testimonial. “This was a wonderful outreach venue to introduce WLRN to our residence. We spoke to so many people and handed out so much information regarding WLRN and we found a few supports which is always a highlight. The weather for the event couldn’t have been any better and the volunteers where helpful and upbeat. Thanks on behalf of WLRN and the WLRN volunteers for your generous support. We value your contribution and partnership and look forward to working with you in the future.”


The 2016 featured festival artist is Turgo Bastien, a Haitian American artist whose work advocates for peace and social change. One of Bastien’s prestigious projects – Paint for Peace – aims to show just how powerful art is as a unifying force to bring people together. Bastien finds that “art heals, teaches tolerance, while transforming and reforming communities.”


There will also be live entertainment throughout the day event, including performances by:

  • Drumming Fingers
  • Leo Casino
  • My Florida Costa Rica
  • Nostalgic Minds
  • Zen Nirvana Nero


To get to the Downtown Miami Riverwalk Festival without a car, take the metromover to Bayfront Park Station. Then, walk one block south to the Riverwalk. For those visiting with a car, there isn’t on-site parking, but guests can find street parking with meters or nearby garage parking.


Don’t miss this Southern Florida cultural fusion and celebration in Miami’s historic, scenic gem.