Whether you are a crafter making crafts to sell or a buyer looking for homemade arts and crafts, South Florida has what you need. there are art walks, craft fairs, bead shows and more happening all across the South Florida area. With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start shopping for that perfect homemade gift or supplies to make gifts yourself. This list is just a small sampling of all the craft events going on in the area.
Viernes Culturales Arts And Culture Festival
Little Havana
Along Southwest 8th Street from 13th to 17th Avenues
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 643-5500

Date: July 29, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

This venue will feature music, crafts from local artisans, and artworks from some of the art galleries in the area. Food and drink is available at any one of the restaurants along 8th Avenue. Wear comfy shoes as there are four blocks of arts and crafts at this venue. Come out and meet some of the awesome artists and crafters from Little Havana and the surrounding areas.

Coral Springs Craft Guild Fall/Holiday Craft Show
La Quinta Inn and Suites
3701 University Drive
Coral Springs, FL

Date: October 7, 2016 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
October 8, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This is the 38th year that this craft show has been held. There are homemade holiday items, fall décor, jewelry, and fashion accessories available for purchase at this annual event. Also available at the event are children’s items and unique gifts. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase. Start your Christmas shopping early at the Coral springs Fall/Holiday Craft Show.

Shop & Sip
Harrell’s Fine Fashions, Inc.
4559 N. University Drive
Lauderhill, FL 33313

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Arts and crafts, as well as new and used items, will be available for purchase from vendors at the Shop & Sip. LVL Unlimited Productions is sponsoring this annual arts and crafts show. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase. This three-hour event will take place in the parking lot at Harrell’s Fine Fashions in Lauderhill.

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Pembroke Pines Flea Market & Bazaar
S.W. Focal Point Community Center
301 N.W. 103rd Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
(954) 450-6888

Date: August 20, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 21, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pembroke Pines bi-annual flea market & bazaar will feature over 100 vendors selling their wares. Admission is free but there is a charge for parking. The proceeds from the parking fees will benefit senior programs in the area. Come out and enjoy browsing for goodies in air conditioned comfort at the S.W. Focal Point Community Center in Pembroke Pines

Pompano Beach Bead Show
Pompano Beach Elks Lodge
700 NE 10th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Date: October 21 – 23 from 11a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Pompano Beach Bead Show is a three-day event taking place at the Pompano Beach Elks Lodge. Visitors can browse the Ethnographic jewelry & art, Tibetan jewelry, Tibetan beads, vintage and antique jewelry and new jewelry. There will be rough rock for cutting, Gemstone Cabochons, cut rock and gem slabs as well as wire, leather and other supplies for crafters to make their creations. The exhibit area will have over 129 exhibitors hawking their wares. This is a great place to pick up all your beading supplies for your crafts.

Related: Top Flea Markets In South Florida

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