The South Beach Mango Festival represents everything good about the city of Miami: tropical fruit, abundant sunshine, and of course, the sparkle and dazzle of South Beach. It’ll take over Lummus Park on Sunday, August 5th from 11-7pm. Tickets are only $20. The festival was borne out of a simple and innocent conversation. Robert Lansburgh, the founder and creative director, was sitting in his kitchen one morning with his wife. He was enjoying a particularly good mango and couldn’t help but think about a dedicated mango festival in the city. From there, he connected with Chef Allen Susser, and the rest became history. The festival not only gives the people of South Florida a chance to celebrate a beloved fruit, but it also directly benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Miami. Guests can expect lots of fun and fruit-related activities at the all-day event. There will be live music, cooking classes and panels, and even a kids area with a bounce house. Of course, there will also be plenty of delicious mango-themed treats on site along with an eating competition if you think you’re up to the challenge. People, if you’re looking for new ways to enjoy the city, the South Beach Mango Festival is the place to go. And when you find yourself gloriously stuffed and unable to drive back home, head to our nearby South Beach hotel and call it a night. Our rooms are designed for your comfort, so if the only thing on your mind is kicking back and taking in the A/C, that’s perfectly doable. Get your tickets and your room squared away now! Enjoy the festival, Miami!