Kids’ events this weekend include an electric bike expo, and a laser light show.
The hills are alive in South Florida this weekend as “The Sound of Music” takes the stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. The musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family runs through Oct. 22 at 201 SW Fifth Ave. Tickets start at $30 at browardcenter.org.
Families can also enjoy the Redland Growfest, Dwntwn Miami Arts Days, Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival and Fall Harvest Festival in Sunrise, or help raise funds for the grief therapy nonprofit organization Tomorrow’s Rainbow at its Pony Jail ‘n Bale on Sunday.
Our list of the top events for families in South Florida this weekend includes the following: The 2017 Electric Bike Expo, Friday to Sunday. A free event at Haulover Park in northeast MiamiDade County will introduce riders to more than 150 electric bicycles ranging from beach cruisers and cargo bikes to mountain bikes. electricbike association.org Fright Light Laser Show, Friday. See a laser concert with Halloweenthemed music at 7 p.m. at the South Florida Science Center, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. $10. sfsciencecenter.org Dwntwn Miami Art Days: The Remix, Friday to Sunday. This rescheduled art event features a free kite-making workshop outside the Frost Science Museum on Saturday, a sidewalk mosaic activity for kids at The Hub, the PAMM Free Second Saturday experience and other art pop-ups. dwntwnarts.com
There are breast cancer awareness events in all three counties on Saturday: Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, which includes a one-mile fun run and a tot run for ages 2-7, at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami (komenmiaftl.org/ race), Glam Doll Strut at Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale (glam-a-thon.com), and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St. in West Palm Beach (facebook.com /events/257211344656106). Buckler Craft Fair, Saturday and Sunday. Fair includes country, Victorian, folk art, primitive, southwestern, furniture, wood items, toys, dolls, bears, clothing and accessories, jewelry, gourmet delights, homemade fudge, Christmas items and more at the South Florida Fair Expo, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. $7 admission. $2 off coupon on website:
bucklercraftfair.comRedland Growfest! Festival, Saturday and Sunday. Fest will feature starter plants and trees, growing and gardening supplies, workshops, cooking demos, food and more at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Miami. $10 for ages 12 and up. fruitandspicebotanical.com
Community Day at the Hollywood YMCA, Saturday. See the remodeled and refreshed facility at 3161 Taft St. in Hollywood with a free day at the Y from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ymcasouthflorida.org Fall Harvest Festival, Sunday. Enjoy horsedrawn hay rides, a petting zoo, children’s rides, carnival games, a pumpkin patch and pumpkins for purchase, food and retail vendors at the Sunrise Athletic Complex, 11501 NW 44th St., Sunrise. $5 per participant. sunrisefl .gov
Pony Jail ‘n Bale at Tomorrow’s Rainbow,
Sunday. Enjoy live music, bounce houses, a dunk tank, face painting, a pieeating contest, games, prizes and a selfie row from noon to 3 p.m. at Tomorrow’s Rainbow, 4341 NW 39th Ave. in Coconut Creek. $5 per person. tomorrowsrainbow.org