Mother and son shop discounted books.
Felix Becerra

Family Expo 2019 on Deck in September

Miami’s largest gathering of family-friendly resources is a must-not-miss as providers, parents and, of course, kids, gather at the Miami-Dade County Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, September 7. The 2019 The Children’s Trust Family Expo is free and open to all families in Miami-Dade. The biggest challenge to Expo-goers this year might be making their way around to visit all of the over 200 booths, displays and games expected to attract over 15,000 visitors.

Know Before You Go…
What: The Children’s Trust Family Expo, a free, fun-filled day of comprehensive resources, hands-on activities, live entertainment and great giveaways for children and parents
When: Saturday, September 7, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Where: Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo Center, 10901 Coral Way (SW 24th Street), Miami, FL 33165; entrances at 109th and 112th Avenues 

Resources Galore
Among the litany of resources to be featured are after-school programs to keep children safe, engaged and learning after the last bell rings; enrichment programs that immerse them in the arts, robotics, filmmaking and coding; and sports programs that encourage them to stay focused and fit. 

Get Wellness Soon
On the wellness front, the Family Expo aims to inform parents and their children about ways to keep healthy and provide care. And there are supports to increase their vocabulary, foster a love of learning and ensure their academic success through book fairs and other learning opportunities. 

All About Fun
Live music and dance performances will be held at multiple venues, while giveaways and big-ticket raffle prizes will create stirs throughout the day, and send some lucky families home with even bigger smiles on their faces. 

Crowd-pleasers like face painters and balloon artists, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, hands-on art and science activities, fencing, chess tournaments and tennis will also be available to everyone. 

For more information about the Expo, showtimes and other event details – and a video highlighting last year’s event – visit www.thechildrenstrust.org/familyexpo