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Explore Miami on Columbus Day

We celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World on Monday, Oct. 12. In observance of the holiday, County offices and library branches will be closed, while transit and waste management services will run as scheduled.

Also, public school will be in session on Columbus Day, so parents, this is your chance to enjoy a day at the park or beach, or go sightseeing around town. See which of these suggestions catches your eye.

Service Schedule

Closed for the holiday

 Miami-Dade County government offices
 All Miami-Dade County courts
 3-1-1 Answer Center
 Miami-Dade Public Libraries will close Sunday, Oct. 11 and Monday, Oct. 12.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and GardensVizcaya Museum and Gardens will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Take an audio tour of the house, dine and pick up a trinket at Vizcaya Café and Shop.


HistoryMiami offers many exhibitions from photographs of Awakening Jamaica to Operation Pedro Pan. On Oct. 10, enjoy Family Fun Day and learn how to do textile arts.


Miami-Dade County Parks have different adventures from kayaking to bike trails. Experience Sunset Kayak Adventure on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 in Pelican Island, and then head out to the Kayak Fishing Adventure on Oct. 11.

Columbus Day Regatta

This time-honored sailing event returns Oct. 10-11, challenging sailors to race from Miami to the Florida Keys.

History of the New World

Read more about the holiday that celebrates Christopher Columbus' landing in the New World.

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