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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Today's the Great Grove Bed Race!

Today, Sunday November 3, in Center Grove, it's all about the Great Grove Bed Race.

Buy Tickets Now (General Admission is $5, there is also VIP;  kids 12 and under free) - Click here.


11 AM - Family Pajama Party and Live Music on Stage
NOON -  Celebrity Judging; Pit Row Parade (Bayshore Dr. between Peacock Park and Mary St.)
1 – 4 -  PM - Races (Bayshore Dr.)
4 – 5 -  PM - Awards and Finals (Main Stage / Bayshore Dr.)
7 PM - The Official Bed Race After Party at Cocowalk  co-hosted by Cocowalk and Dress For Success Miami - Beds from the race will be displayed ~ Live Entertainment ~ Food Specials.
Join in for the Post Bed Race Scavenger Hunt “Sleeping Around at CocoWalk”. 
6 CocoWalk Travel Pillows will be hidden throughout the property (inside stores and restaurants) The winner with the most pillows will get a gift bag with a $50.00 gift card
Every person that finds a pillow will get a participation prize.


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Anonymous PoincianaPatty said...

You have to pay this year?

November 03, 2013 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No don't make this another non profit venture that charges the public to use public streets for its own profit, please.

November 03, 2013 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck Grove Spot. Do it again!

November 03, 2013 11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes i cant believe it.this is becoming the same as the pumpkin patch and seafood festival.so stupid!!!!!!!

November 03, 2013 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ill pass the grove events are not what they were 10 years ago.its all about the money now!!!!!!!

November 03, 2013 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Dexter said...

They are charging Money for us to walk down our own Streets? Have they lost their Marbles???

November 03, 2013 1:37 PM  
Blogger ArthurG said...

I just returned and plan to go back for the finals. It's fun, really, and the 5 bucks go to charity. It's not at all like the pumpkin thing. Lighten up.

November 03, 2013 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is yet another event that I enjoyed that priced itself out for me this year. I've gone to the bed race every year for gosh I don't remember how many years.

This one just seems ill-conceived. Once again, I have to pay for parking. Next, admission for my little family. And food and beverages which have never really been cheap. Then schlep down to the middle of nowhere/future site of Shulas and miss the ambiance of the Center Grove and its restaurants and bars and places just to hang both during and after. (It's not like there aren't long delays in this event.)

I'm kind of disappointed, but football on TV today is good.

November 03, 2013 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rode to South Miami Art Fair for the conch fritters. I met a couple on bikes at the conch fritter stand. I told them I had just returned from the Bed Race. They said they were planning to ride there. I indicated that there was now a $5 entrance fee. They could not believe it. They thanked me for the info and said they would not go and would just stay at the Art Fair longer. Everyone I spoke with feels that any event that uses our public streets must be open to the public and not charge a fee to attend. You have to ask what is it about the Grove and Miami, that these events seem more about greed and profit than entertainment and serving the needs of our community?

Wynwood Gallery Night: Free
South Beach Art Deco Fest: Free
Coral Gables Oktoberfest: Free
South Miami Art Fair: Fee
Key Biscayne Art Fair: Free
U of M Beaux Art Fair: Free

Coconut Grove Art Fair: Fee
Coconut Grove Bed Race: Fee

How soon before other Grove events will also have a fee?
Coconut Grove Halloween Party
Coconut Grove 4th of July Fireworks
Coconut Grove King Mango Strut

November 03, 2013 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I salute the folks from West Grove who decided to cancel Goombay Festival this year rather than pay like the rest of us through the nose.

November 03, 2013 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thia is really bad for the grove.i also ran into alot of people at the south miami arts festival which is great btw.that were not happy about new location of the races and the ridiculuos fee.events in the grove should be free and i think parking should be free aswell.come on the grove needs business why charge parking.and i think the church should sell the drinks and food for a much cheaper price.these prices are outrageuos!!!!!!

November 03, 2013 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:24 AM, 11:37 AM, and 8:06 PM (same person):

All you do is complain. Do you even attend all the events that you have a problem with? Your constant trolling is getting old.

November 04, 2013 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michelle sanders,

Bad location this year i agree.thats my only complaint

November 04, 2013 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greatly improved event, and the complaints about a $5 fee? are you kidding? what a bunch of cheap fools. Worse yet, they are so ill-informed as to think this event makes a profit, and their ignorant asses don't realize it's for charity.

Shame on you fools.

November 04, 2013 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Johnson,

Why doesnt the grove just start doing events where we bring are own food and the grove rents or sells us the fork knifes and spoons

November 04, 2013 11:01 AM  

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