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Tours, Parades, Performances Dominate Art Deco Weekend

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Art Deco buildings grace the famous Ocean Drive.  (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Art Deco buildings grace the famous Ocean Drive. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) — Miami Beach is going way back in time this weekend at its 34th annual Art Deco Weekend.

The annual three-day celebration of South Beach’s history and architectural heritage stepped into action Friday, but concludes on Sunday, and it has something for the whole family.

All the fun and festivities are along Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets in the historic Art Deco District.

It also means that Ocean Drive, between 5th and 15th streets will be shut down for the duration of the show.

Art Deco Weekend, sponsored by the Miami Design Preservation League, offers a wide range of activities and a street fair on Ocean Drive filled with vendors offering collectibles such as antiques and paintings, sculptures, jewelry and photography. There are also art and crafts, guided tours, and musical attractions.

Other highlights of Art Deco Weekend include walking tours, performances a dog parade and a classic car fest.

And when you’re hungry, there will be plenty of delicious food vendors, as well as hands-on activities for children and the Art Deco Classic Car Fest.

If you go

When:  10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Ocean Drive, between 5th and 15th streets.

Cost: Most events are free but guided tours average $20;

Special events include:

Art Deco Couture Fashion Show: 7 p.m. Saturday at Clevelander Hotel.

Art Deco Furniture Exhibit and Art Deco Classic Car Fest: ongoing during the festival, Art Deco Welcome Center.

Art Deco Weekend Ocean Drive Parade: 11 a.m. Saturday, along Ocean Drive from 5th to 14th Street.

The Arf Deco Dog Parade: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sixth Street and Ocean Drive.

Parking: There is no shuttle service or specific parking provided, but there are several public lots in the area at Seventh and Collins Avenue; at 13th between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue; and at 12th and Washington between Washington and Pennsylvania.

Information: (305) 672-2014 or www.artdecoweekend.com.

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