MLK Weekend Things To Do in Miami & South Florida: Parades, Festivals, and Reptiles

Martin Luther King Parade in Liberty City, photo courtesy of the event
Martin Luther King Parade in Liberty City, photo courtesy of the event

Looking for the best things to do in Miami and South Florida Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list this weekend!

January is already handing us our second long weekend of 2023, and we've got the parades to prove it! Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the nation's largest MLK parade in Miami, or with a local parade and film festival in Deerfield Beach.

Other highlights this weekend include a family-friendly Picnic in the Park to mark the end of the Fort Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival and Southwest Ranches Country Fair where everyone can enjoy, carnival rides, games, fun, and food. Meanwhile, fans of reptiles should check out Repticon Pembroke Pines or Creatures Big & Small at the Museum of Discovery and Science for exotic animal demos, shows, and exotic animal encounters. 

Read on for more ways to enjoy this holiday weekend, and find fun things to do all week on our Miami family activities calendar.

As always, if you have an event you think we should check out feel free to e-mail us. Don't forget to bookmark this page and share with a friend!

More Things To Do in Miami this Week with Kids:

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Southwest Ranches Meadow Preserve Park

Suellen H. Fardelmann Sports Complex

Oveta Mckeithen Recreation Center
Preschool Story Time at The Four Arts
Rovensky Building – 2nd Floor - 10:30 AM Pick
Ripe "Red"land Festival
The Berry Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Wild Kratts: Creature Power
Museum of Discovery and Science - 12:00 PM Pick
Pixar Putt in Fort Lauderdale
Las Olas Oceanside Park - 3:00 PM Pick
Eyes to the Skies
Sugar Sand Park - 7:00 PM Pick
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