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Presidents' Day

Miami-Dade County offices will close on Monday, Feb. 15 to observe Presidents' Day. Read about Miami-Dade County services available on the holiday, the history of the holiday and other interesting facts about our nation’s 44 presidents.

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Weekend Activities

  • Art Wynwood Feb. 11-15
    Miami’s five-day International Contemporary Art Fair will consist of 70 international galleries. This art fair presents a dynamic amount of work from street artists and muralists, emerging young talent, and world-renowned contemporary and modern artists.
  • Miami International Boat Show Feb. 11-15
    More than 1,200 boats on land and in water will be exhibited at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. Enjoy boating workshops, daily seminars, entertainment and dining.
  • Coconut Grove Arts Festival Feb. 13-15
    The Coconut Grove Art Festival is legendary: a weekend filled with live music, exquisite food, fun outdoor entertainment, and of course art.
  • Ballet for Young People Feb. 13
    This free, interactive, behind-the-scenes look at ballet is the perfect way to spend with the family. Learn how ballet began, what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer and how ballet is created.
  • Second Saturdays for Second Chances Feb. 13
    Connect, adopt and fall in love with a shelter pet from Miami-Dade County Animal Services at Mall of the Americas.
  • Kite Day at Haulover Park Feb. 14
    The sky over Miami Beach will display a marvelous array of colors and figures from hundreds of kites in the air during the 24th annual Kite Day Festival.
  • Coral Gables Twilight Walk with Dr. George Feb. 14
    Take a walk along tree-canopied streets of the City Beautiful that George Merrick designed, highlighting the Venetian Pool, Merrick House, the Biltmore Hotel and the DeSoto Fountain.

Learn more

America's presidents have come from many states, held various occupations and faced numerous challenges on their road to the White House.

Originally created to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, Presidents Day now celebrates all 44 presidents. But did you know the name has never been officially changed to Presidents' Day?

Did you know that both George Washington and Jimmy Carter were farmers before they became president?

View presidential documents online and much more at:

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