Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 organization which has hosted the popular Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays art, music and culture festival since 2000, Viernes Culturales works daily to preserve the History and Culture of the Nationally Recognized Historic Little Havana Neighborhood and manages the ONLY official Welcome Center in the area thanks to the help of generous donors and volunteer supporters. The Little Havana Welcome Center is NOW open daily from 10-4pm 7 days a week and includes a Free Little Havana Map produced by Viernes Culturales in conjunction with the GMCVB (The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Center).
The first Viernes Culturales was held on May 26, 2000 and approximately 2,000 people attended. Since then, internationally known artists have participated and supported Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays.
Viernes Culturales has been a beacon of art and culture for South Florida. It has served as a catalyst for the economic and cultural growth of the neighborhood. Thanks to the festival, Little Havana has been recognized as a National Treasure by the National Trust of Historic Preservation, receiving media attention both nationally and internationally. A symbol of inclusiveness, Little Havana is a testament to what America is all about.
The idea for Viernes Culturales originated from The City of Miami Planning Department with the support of the City of Miami Commission, in collaboration with The Latin Chamber of Commerce, Little Havana Development Authority, merchants, residents, design professionals and community leaders. A City of Miami Planning Department 1984 Latin Quarter Study and 1994-96 Little Havana Neighborhood Planning Program recommended that a series of cultural activities and events including art exhibits, dance, music, poetry, theater, film, and neighborhood historic tours should be promoted all year round in order to preserve and enhance the rich culture of Little Havana.
Our audience is multicultural and represents the ethnic diversity of our South Florida community. Anyone who enjoys live music, dancing under the stars, art galleries, domino games, cigar rollers, local arts and crafts and delighting in the wonder that is Little Havana is more than welcome to be a part of Cultural Fridays!
VIernes Cultures is a 501c3 non-profit and could not operate without the generous support of our donors and sponsors. A big thank you for helping us preserve Little Havana and all it's unique history and culture for future generations.
America is a nation of immigrants and Little Havana is Miami’s Ellis Island—a place where generations of people have launched their American journey. An internationally recognized symbol of the role of immigrants in the American story, Little Havana remains a thriving, healthy and culturally rich urban neighborhood.
Little Havana's popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music and discover works by over 30 local artists and artisans. Walk along SW 8th Street, and behold contemporary and historic art at our many art galleries along Calle Ocho. Finish off your fabulous Friday night by savoring a delicious dinner or Cuban Cafecito at one of our various restaurants, and walk it all off by signing up here for a spot in Dr. Paul George's FREE Little Havana Walking Tour at 7pm.
Come dance, eat, shop and enjoy an authentic and delightful evening in Little Havana every Third Friday of the month starting at 12pm on Calle Ocho (8 street from 14th-17th avenue)!
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
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09:00 am – 05:00 pm
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