Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County is located in Southeast Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Monroe, Broward and Collier Counties. 

Established in 1836 from a portion of St. Johns County and originally named "Dade" County named for Major Francis Longhorne Dade, U.S. Army Commander during the Second Seminole War. The name was changed in 1997 by the voters from Dade to Miami-Dade add the internationally recognized city of Miami. 

Miami-Dade County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
2,253,779
Population - 2010
2,496,457
Population - 2015 Est
2,653,934
Land Area (sq mi)
1,898
Water Area (sq mi)
533
Total Area (sq mi)
2,431
Average Rainfall
58
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
68

May 28, 2017

Location: Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami

North America’ largest Caribbean music festival Best of the Best Concert (BOTB) returns to the striking landscapes of Bayfront Park and the Miami Beach skyline with a huge lineup of artists featuring pop, R&B, socca, reggae, hip hop and Caribbean music. 

May 27, 2017

Location: Brickell Ave at the First Presbyterian Church of Miami

Brickell's biggest culinary event of the year features Miami's finest restaurants and the Islands of the Caribbean. Live music, auto showcase, exhibitors and vendors, and of course, fine wine, craft beer and lots of great food. 

The American Airlines Arena is located on the waterfront in downtown Miami, Florida. It is home to the Miami Heat NBA basketball team and hosts large concerts and events. 

June 14-18, 2017

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event held each year in June in Miami, Florida. Festivals began in 1997 dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent, and supporting emerging artists to diversify the images and storytellers working in the entertainment industry.

May 18-21, 2017

Location: Miami

A festival for women who love women, celebrating women and the issues that affect them. 

The Borscht Film Festival is a non-profit semi-annual event held at iconic Miami venues that commissions, produces, and showcases work by emerging regional filmmakers. To showcase the city in a more interesting way then it is typically depicted in movies, this 5 day extravaganza is a chance for local professionals and emerging Miami artists to exhibit films that tell unique Miami stories. 

October 20, 21, & 22, 2017

Location: Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, Florida

Pick your perfect pumpkin from more than 5,000 pumpkins!, Full Carnival For All Ages, Pumpkin Decorating, Kids Corn Stalk & Hay Bale Maze, Scarecrow Dress Up Village, Shows & Activities, Pumpkin Food Court & Beer Bars.

October 21-22, 2017

Location: Miami Marine Stadium, Key Biscayne, FL

Saturday, November 

Location: Downtown Miami

 

FIU Stadium is a college stadium home to Florida International University's Panthers football team. Located in Miami, Florida, and informally known as The Cage, the stadium has a seating capacity of 20,000. Also home to Miami FC soccer team and other events. 

The only water park within the City of Miami, offering four pools, two slide pools, one for toddlers, one for older children and adults, a recreation pool and a lazy river, all ages can come and cool off in the summer months. 

October 14, 2017

Location: Peacock Park, Miami, Florida

Come on out for a craft beer experience that marries the love of craft beer to an incredible social atmosphere. Back in the Grove this year as one of the largest Beer Fests in Florida. 

Monday, October 31st starting at 7pm.

Location: Miami, Florida

 

Hard Rock Stadium located in Miami Gardens, Florida is home to the Miami Dolphins NFL football team and the University of Miami Hurricanes football. Formerly known by 7 other names initially the Joe Robbie Stadium and most recently the Sun Life Stadium, the stadium hosts the Orange Bowl annually as well as large concerts, WrestleMania and numerous events. 5 Super Bowls, 2 World Series, 4 BCS National Championship Games, WrestleMania XXVIII are just a few of the past events hosted at the Hard Rock Stadium. 

November 11-12, 2017

Location: Historic Virginia Key, Miami

September 28 - November 4, 2017

Phantasma Music Festival: November 3rd & 4th

Location: 1455 Northwest 107th Ave, Doral, FL

Miami's largest Halloween Haunt Experience. Dare to walk the terrorizing halls of 1455 Asylum and Gates of Phobia or stroll down the midway to the Freak Emporium for a chillin' site. For those 21 and over, take a peak over to "The Underground", all while enjoying unlimited attractions, rides, and the best carnival eats! This year the haunted experience ends with a 2 day music festival. 

Marlins Park is a baseball park, home of the Miami Marlins, located in Miami, Florida. The stadium is a contemporary architecture featuring an abstract design, a retractable roof, Miami Deco Art, Fish Tanks, Swimming Pool, Nightclub and a true South Beach atmosphere. Built where the old Orange Bowl use to be, the stadium has taken a Green approach to be environmentally friendly. 

March 9-18, 2018

The mission of Miami Film Festival is to bridge cultural understanding and encourage artistic development by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, the Festival presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent.

November 18-19, 2017

Location: Tamiami Park, Miami, Florida

 

April 27-29, 2017

Featuring diverse jazz expressions and artists throughout the Greater Miami area. 

September 15-18, 2017

Location: Miami, Florida

October

Location: Miami, FL

 

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has authority over 2,000 square miles of communities ranging from rural and suburban to urban cities are served by the Miami-Dade County School District. In terms of the number of schools in the area, Miami-Dade County consists of over 350 schools and serves over 300,000 students making it the fourth largest school district in the United States. The school district’s mission is to provide the highest quality education so that all students are empowered to lead productive and fulfilling lives as lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

October 6-8, 2017

Location: Miami, Florida

Sam Adams Octoberfest is a true Bavarian experience in Miami with 3 days of beer, great food, live bands and entertainment.

November 1-5, 2017

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Seed Food and Wine is not just a festival, we are a movement, a community of ideas and passionate people committed to elevating the conversation around plant-based foods, sustainability, conscious living and the welfare of animals.

October

Location: South Beach, Miami, Florida

November - 2017 date TBD

Location: Sunny Isles Beach, Miami, Florida

 

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Acupuncture and Massage College is a college located in Miami. It has programs for massage therapy and oriental medicine.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is a large performing arts center in downtown Miami. It first opened in 2006, and has been a center for culture and arts in South Florida ever since.

Atlantis University is a Miami based international college that offers Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and certification programs in the fields of business and technology. It also specializes in language education.

Barry University is a Private University in Miami Shores. It has a Catholic foundation and began as a woman's university, but today students of all faiths, genders, and backgrounds are welcome. It has more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in many different fields and serves over 7,000 students, making it one of the largest private colleges in Florida.

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

The Brockway Memorial Library is an independent public library in Miami Shores. Library cards are free for Miami Shores residents and are available for purchase for non-residents.

Carlos Albizu University has campuses in Puerto Rico and Miami. It specializes in graduate psychology programs. It also offers degrees in Education, Business, Criminal Justice, Human Service, and Speech and Languages.

City College is a Florida college with locations in Altamonte Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Hollywood, and Miami. It offers associates and bachelors degrees in the fields of business, heath, and legal/justice.

The City of Hialeah Libraries has 6 branches all located in Hialeah, Florida. Library cards are available for any residents of Miami-Dade County.

The College of Business and Technology is a Miami based college of business and technology. It has 5 schools for business, technology, allied health, modern arts, and language.

Florida International University opened it's doors in 1972 in Miami with the largest opening day enrollment in U.S. collegiate history. Today FIU has more than 38,000 students and is ranked in the top 25 largest colleges in the U.S. based on enrollment. 

Florida Memorial University is a historically black college in Miami Gardens that was founded in 1879. It is affiliated with the Baptist Church, but it welcomes diversity in race, gender, and religion. It has many different liberal arts undergraduate programs and some graduate programs in business and education.

Florida National University is a small college in Hialeah. It has associates, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs in a variety of different subjects.

Florida Technical College is a two-year college with degree programs in healthcare, food and beverage, beauty, and criminal justice. It has locations in DeLand, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, and Cutler Bay.

Johnson & Wales University is a private college with locations in Rhode Island, North Carolina, Colorado, and Miami, Florida. The first campus opened in Providence Rhode Island in 1914. The Miami location has many different programs with a special focus on hospitality and culinary subjects. It also has business, criminal justice, and fashion programs.

The Manuel Artime Theater is a small theater in Miami that brings all kinds of performing arts to the people of South Florida.

The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary, owned and founded by Miami-based personal injury attorney, Sean M. Cleary, is one of Miami's most valued law firms. Over the last 15 years, Mr. Sean M. Cleary has tried a wide range of cases, both jury and non-jury, which have resulted in millions of dollars in verdicts for his clients. Known as one of the most highly skilled car accident lawyers of Miami, Mr. Sean Cleary's work focuses on the area of motor vehicle litigation and product liability.

The Miami International University of Art & Design is one the Art Institutes, a system of schools that specialize in design, fashion, culinary arts, and media and visual arts. It helps students foster their creativity while preparing for their future careers.

Miami Regional University is a college in Miami that specializes in nursing. It offers associates, bachelors, and masters degrees in nursing as well as a diploma program for English as a second language.

Local Newspapers in the Miami area includes Aventura News, Sunny Isles Beach, Miami Beach Brickell, Doral, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Kendall Gazette, Palmetto Bay and South Miami News. 

The Miami-Dade Public Library System has 50 branches. 29 of those branches including the main library are located in Miami. 3 are in Miami beach and 2 are in Doral. Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, West Miami, Miami Springs, Bay Harbor, Pinecrest, Opa-Locka, Hialeah Gardens, Miami Gardens, Sunny Isles Beach, Adventura, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Naranja, and Homestead each have one branch.

Federally recognized Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida is located in the Florida Everglades in Miami, Florida. Four Reservation areas include Tamiami Trail, Alligator Alley and two at Krome Ave which includes the state-of-the-art Miccosukee Indian Gaming Facility and Miccosukee Resort & Gaming. 

Millenia Atlantic University is a college in Doral, Florida. It offers several undergraduate and graduate business programs.

The North Miami Beach Library is a library in North Miami Beach, Florida. Library cards are available to anyone in North Miami Beach or surrounding cities.

The North Miami Public Library has been serving the residents of North Miami since 1932. Library cards are available for free for North Miami residents and residents from a few surrounding cities.

PortMiami located in South Florida and home to one of the nations busiest ports, is known around the world as the Cruise Capital of the World and Cargo Gateway of the Americas. PortMiami is home to several large cruise lines offering year round cruises to locations around the globe.

San Ignacio College is a small private college in Doral, Florida. It has associates, bachelors, and masters programs in business, education, culinary, managing, and marketing.

St. John Vianney College Seminary is a Catholic seminary in Westchester, Florida. It provides undergraduate education to men hoping to become priests in the Catholic Church.

St. Thomas University is a Roman Catholic university in Miami Gardens, Florida. It offers many excellent programs for students hoping to explore a broad range of subjects.

The University of Miami is a private college in Miami, Florida. It is a large college with over 15,000 students and more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the country.

Yeshiva Bais Moshe Chaim is a Jewish college for men that offers an undergraduate program in Talmudic Law as well as Master of Religious Education. It is part of Talmudic University, a Jewish education center in Miami Beach that also has an elementary school, a junior and senior high school, and many adult and community education programs and resources.

Offering enrichment classes for families home educating their children in Miami & South Florida.

Homeschooling South Florida is a Yahoo Group designed for homeschooling kids (and their moms/dads) from the Palm Beaches, Broward County, and Dade County. Members on this board are open to discuss homeschooling issues such as curriculum selection, unschooling, the pros and cons (when mom/dad becomes overwhelmed), offer advice to new homeschoolers and share articles found concerning homeschooling issues.

P.A.T.H. Inc. is a secular, non-profit homeschooling co-op and support group run by parent volunteers. All homeschoolers in Miami-Dade are welcome to join PATH, regardless of faith, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or beliefs. Our goal is to find friendships and support while we inform, encourage, and motivate one another along our homeschooling journey.