Things to do in Miami: Marlins opening day, garden festival, Gay Pride parade


Monday, April 4


Latino trendsetters, newsmakers, journalists, bloggers and marketers plus tech and business leaders come together at this launch pad. Intercontinental Hotel through Friday.


Tuesday, April 5

Opening Day

Baseball season is back. The Miami Marlins play host to the Detroit Tigers at Marlins Park. 7:10 p.m. Fox Sports.


Wednesday, April 6

National Caramel Popcorn Day

Just in time for baseball season! Can someone pass us the box of Cracker Jacks, please?


Thursday, April 7

Longines Global Champions Tour

The “Super Bowl of Show Jumping” takes up residence at Collins Park on Miami Beach with three days of equestrian show jumping.


Thursday, April 7

Bulls at Heat

The Miami Heat play its second to last home game of the regular season against Chicago as Dwayne Wade and company get ready for the NBA playoffs next week.


Thursday, April 7

National Beer Day

Also in time for baseball season. Or any season. So long as it’s cold, we’ll take whatever you’re having.


Friday, April 8

National Empanada Day

Whether it’s stuffed with beef, cheese or vegetables, these baked or fried turnovers in the shape of half moons are more than satisfying. Head to Patagonia in Doral or GoGo Fresh on Miami Beach.


Friday, April 8

No School

Wasn’t it just spring break? A teacher planning day gives Miami-Dade Public Schools students the day off.


Friday, April 8

Heineken Transatlantic Festival

Emerging and international artists get some love from The Rhythm Foundation every year with their Transatlantic Festival, a showcase of up-and-coming musicians from around the globe. North Beach Bandshell at 7275 Collins Ave.


Saturday, April 9

Spring Garden Festival at Fairchild

See what’s growing at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens (10901 Old Cutler Road) during its annual showcase of spring plants, plus sample local foods, learn how to tend your own garden, and shop for veggies from local vendors.


Saturday, April 9

Hurricanes at Panthers

The Florida Panthers wrap up their successful regular season at, 7 p.m. at BankUnited Center against Carolina. The playoffs being the following week.


Sunday, April 10

Miami Beach Gay Pride

Make way for the rainbow flags as Miami Beach becomes ground zero for the LGBT community to celebrate their pride in a three-day extravaganza that culminates with a parade down Ocean Drive starting at noon.