Kids enjoy themselves in a bounce house at The Children's Trust Family Expo.

Photo by Gregory Reed

The Trust’s Family Expo is Back, and It Multiplied!

Annual event returns but with new outreach format

Among the endless cancellations and suspensions that fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was The Children’s Trust annual Family Expo. Just when the community could have most used the resources, information and, let’s face it, fun, of the Family Expo it was taken away from us like so much else due to social distancing and safety protocols.

But if ever there was an event to signal the return to our former lives (or at least an approximation to them!), it is the Family Expo and The Children’s Trust is proud to announce its return. And to make sure this year’s event gets to the people who most need it, four separate Pop-Up style expos will be held throughout Miami-Dade County. These individual expos won’t be as large as previous family expos, but they all come with the same level of excitement, fun and resources custom-tailored to the neighborhoods they are reaching.

The Family Expo Pop-Up events will take place on Saturdays and feature exhibits that highlight child care, after-school programming, arts/sports, STEM, health & wellness, special populations, family services, and more. The Pop-Up events will take place on weekends at the end of August and throughout September to make it as easy as possible for families to attend and to be accessible to those that would most benefit from the resources on hand.  

Additionally, the events will partner with popular community events at 4 locations around the Miami-Dade County area doubling the excitement, entertainment & resources to all who attend. 

Dates and location for 2021 Family Expo:

  • South Miami-Dade (Cutler Bay) - August 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    The Children’s Trust Family Expo at Sweet Home Community Campus
    10701 SW 184th Street
  • North Miami-Dade (Miami Gardens) - September 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    The Children's Trust Family Expo at PK People Matter Pop-up
    3000 NW 199th Street
  • Central Miami-Dade (HistoryMiami Museum) - September 18, , 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    The Children’s Trust Family Expo at Family Fun Day
    101 W. Flagler Street
  • West Miami-Dade - Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    DRIVE-THRU EVENT - Enter through NW 29th Street
    The Children’s Trust Family Expo at Jackson West Medical Center
    2801 NW 79th Avenue
    Doral, FL 33122

The Family Expo will abide by all current CDC and local regulations, with personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitizer available. As always, the in-person events will have food options and a host of entertainment, including animal exhibits, balloon artists, stilt walkers, magicians, bounce houses and more.

Check in to www.TheChildrensTrust.org/FamilyExpo for specific information about individual events as their respective dates approach.