Just south of Downtown and the Beaches sits boutique shops, eclectic restaurants and Miami’s original art gallery district. Coconut Grove is best known for its lush green landscape bordered by the shimmering blue waters of Biscayne Bay. From its beginnings Coconut Grove has attracted many famous residents, past and present, including Jimmy Buffet, Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost, David Crosby, Alexander Graham Bell, Sylvester Stallone, and Madonna, and has been featured in many movies such as Bad Boys, Hoot, Big Trouble, Stick, Meet the Fockers, Marley & Me, and TV series Burn Notice and CSI:Miami episodes.
The annual major events include the world-renowned Coconut Grove Arts Festival, with artists, sculptors, jewelers, and craft exhibits from all over the country; the King Mango Strut parade, a fun and light hearted parade filled with satirical interpretations of local public figures; and the Goombay Festival, celebrating Bahamian history and culture with a Junkanoo parade of music and dancing and booths displaying arts and crafts and native Bahamian food.
Within minutes of CocoWalk is another large complex, Shoppes at Mayfair in the Grove, with a classy, unique collection of boutiques, galleries, dining, entertainment, and an antique market show every third weekend of the month. As you stroll through the Art Nouveau buildings, you will find undulating masonry, a fountain promenade, a 5-story sundial and colorful sculptures.