March 2016 community events calendar

Welcome to your community calendar. It's your one-stop shop to finding out about events taking place around your community. We have everything to help you make the most of your free time, from festivals and fundraisers to music and museums.

Events are listed on a monthly basis. Most are free or low cost to the public.


Saturday, Mar. 5

Walk for the Animals - Humane Society of Broward County

Huizenga Plaza

1 E Las Olas Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale

Time: 8 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. walk

For 26 years the Walk for the Animals has served as the Humane Society of Broward County's largest annual fundraiser.  The leisurely 1-mile walk winds through downtown Fort Lauderdale and along the New River. With a live band, strolling performers, a dog agility performance, free treats for your furry friends and much more, the Walk for the Animals is entertaining for all.   

Cost: Donation-based

For more information, visit


The DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun Day

Marlins Park

501 Marlins Way


Time: 7 a.m. to Noon

The DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun Day is presented by Walgreens.  Join thousands as they walk for this worthy community effort.  Kids can come dressed as their favorite superhero and help battle diabetes.  There will be live entertainment, health booths, face painting and more.

Cost:  Free

For more information, visit


Live Like Bella Superhero 5K Run/Walk 

Zoo Miami

12400 SW 152 Street


Time: 7 a.m. check-in; 8 a.m. walk begins

The second Live Like Bella Foundation Superhero Run/Walk will bring athletes of every caliber together to battle against childhood cancer.  Participants are encouraged to wear superhero capes and run or walk the three-mile course. The walk will feature various forms of entertainment and prizes for the fastest male and female runners.

Cost: $40 adults; $30 kids 12 and under

For more information, call 786-203-3941 or visit


Sunday, Mar. 6

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida Walk the Talk Fundraiser

North Beach Park

3601 N Ocean Drive


Time: 8 a.m.

This walk will be the first of nine hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Its goal is to encourage participants to raise awareness and fundraise is support of the more than 400,000 Floridians living with the disease.

Cost: $25 adults; $15 kids 12 and under

For more show and parking information, visit


Saturday, Mar. 12

Brain Fair

Fieldhouse at Bank United Center

1245 Dauer Drive

Coral Gables

Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

The Miami Brain Fair is a free educational event to teach kids how the brain works.  Kids can touch and dissect a real brain, build a neuron from clay, play with visual illusions and find out if they are a super taster. High school students can compete in the Brain Bee and Brain Jeopardy and find out who knows the most brain facts. Additional fun activities include face painting and puppet shows.

Cost: Free

For more information, please visit


Liberty City Health Fair

Holmes Elementary School

1175 NW 67th St.


Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In partnership with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Liberty City Health Fair will offer attendees access to free health screenings, including  blood glucose and diabetes, skin cancer, vision and much more. Health evaluations for children will also be offered.

Cost:  Free

For more information, call 305-243-4898.

Sunday, Mar. 13

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

5555 North Federal Highway

Fort Lauderdale

Time: 4 p.m.

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church invites music lovers of all ages and preferences to its 2015-16 concert series featuring musicians in a variety of genres, from classical to jazz and everything in between. On Sunday, March 13, Chelsea Chen will delight attendees inside the church's sanctuary. 

Cost: Ticket prices range from $5 to $25

For more information, visit, email or call 954-334-5174.


Thursday, Mar. 17-Sunday, April 10

Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition

10901 SW 24th St. (Coral Way)


Time: 3 p.m. opening day, March 17

Noon most days

Daily closing times vary

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition will celebrate its 65th anniversary in 2016. The youth fair is ranked the largest fair in Florida. The 21-day event includes more than 90 adrenalin-packed rides, two giant blockbuster shows, a European-style circus, fabulous food and much more.

Cost: $14 admission (special discounts are available)

For more information, visit