Art, Food and Entertainment at Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Each February, one of South Florida’s signature events rolls into town to feed, entertain and display. The annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, held in the small village of Miami appropriately named Coconut Grove, is a culinary event, art festival and entertaining venue. If you’re enjoying a Miami vacation at Solara Surfside this February, head over to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and join the other 150,000 guests for a day of feasting, drinking and entertainment.

The annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival will be held February 13, 14 and 15, 2016. More than 360 of the best and brightest artisans and craftspeople from around the world will be featured at the Miami event. Applicants submit a sampling of their artwork in genres such as mixed media, digital art, watercolor, claywork, sculpture and wood, then a rigorous selection process ensues in order for an artist’s work to be featured at the festival. Only about a third of the applicants are granted the privilege of displaying their works to the Miami public, attesting to the exclusivity of the festival.

coconut-grove-art-festIn addition to the stunning artwork pervading the grounds, the exciting Culinary Pavilion at the center of the festival is a top attraction every year. Top chefs prepare their best dishes and are on hand to explain and describe their cooking techniques. Popular restaurants throughout South Florida send their world-renowned chefs to Coconut Grove each year, and show guests what culinary creativity and art are really about.

The Coconut Grove Art and Historical Association, Inc produces this outdoors festival in Miami each year. The nonprofit community organization contributes the proceeds from the successful event to help fund arts programs in and around South Florida each year. And thanks to an astounding four million dollars of artwork being sold during last year’s event, the arts in Miami can continue to thrive and this show will go on. If you’re planning a vacation to Miami this February, don’t miss out on this extraordinary event! And if we’ve talked you into attending, speak with your Bluegreen Vacations concierge to purchase tickets and arrange transportation.