The event consists of outdoor musical performances on a stage and along the sidewalks of Calle Ocho, art exhibits along the sidewalk and in plazas and open spaces, visits to art galleries and cultural centers, cuisine tasting at participating restaurants, and films/art exhibits/ educational programs at the historic Tower Theatre. Free walking tours of Little Havana also take place during the festival.
Within the festival area are 13 art galleries featuring work by renowned Cuban and Latin American artists; most or all galleries are open during the event.
Cultural Fridays attracts approximately 70,000 visitors and tourists a year and is expected to grow in the next few years because of its tremendous popularity and success.
The event takes place the last Friday of each month between 6:30 pm and 11 pm.
Who Visits Cultural Fridays?
Cultural Fridays is targeted to all those who enjoy arts and culture, from community members to visitors from all over the world. Our audience is multicultural and represents the ethnic diversity of our South Florida community, with the majority Hispanic (at least 90%). Our event also attracts people of all ages and economic backgrounds.