Labor Day Events in Miami: Stomp Fruit, Get a Tan, Go to the Mattresses
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We know that ever since you saw that I Love Lucy episode where Lucy stomps grapes you've been dying to get your tootsies in a vat of fruit. Here in Miami, we may not have a lot of vineyards, but we still have feet! And tropical fruit.
All this weekend, Schnebly's is celebrating with a carambola stomp. Starting tonight at 5 p.m., the tropical fruit winery will feature live music, barbeques, and hourly fruit stomping competitions for prizes. Get gussied up in your favorite country/farm attire, share a bottle of avocado wine, or grab a freshly brewed beer, take off your shoes and stomp it out!
The fun starts tonight, Friday, from 6 to 11 p.m. (There's a $10 cover charge Friday only).
Carambola stomping continues throughout the weekend with hourly contests, winery tours, and tastings Saturday to Monday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. No cover charge on the weekends.
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While some may think of Labor Day as a beach holiday, Grovites have a different idea of what constitutes fun. Namely hammering wheels to a bed and rolling it through the streets. We say that's amazing as long as we're watching.
Start the weekend festivities with the pajama pub crawl on Saturday evening (September 1). For $15 in advance, $25 at the door, you'll go from bar to bar in your PJs, Starting at Sandbar at 6 p.m., and winding up at Mr. Moe's at 2 a.m. Details here.
The Great Grove Bed Race starts at 1 p.m. along Grand Avenue in Coconut Grove. Admission is free, but we suggest you get there early for a place.Local vendors and restaurants offer food, water, and beer for sale to go or sit down for lunch at one of the restaurants along the race route. Sandbar, LoKal, The Last Carrot, and Focaccia Rustica all offer good views of the festivities.