Zoppé – An Italian Family Circus, Friday – Sunday
This enchanting show carries on centuries-old circus traditions, with bareback riding and equestrian stunts, hilarious clowning, acrobats, jugglers, and more. Even the horses – and the talented performing dogs – are part of the family. $22.50-$50. South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Backyard Concert Lawn, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. smdcac.org
Galuppi’s Kids Character Brunch, Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Event includes Disney princesses and Marvel super heroes walking table-side and interacting with the children, along with a singalong event. Also included is a petting zoo, face painting and a balloon artist. 1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach. $8.95 Children/$24.95 Adults. galuppis.com
Slime Break at Miami Children’s Museum, Saturday and Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m.
Create your own custom slime in MCM’s Slime Room, where you can choose color, “toppings,” and even a scent. There will also be Slime O’Clock demonstrations at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., where one lucky winner will get to be slimed! $15-$20. (Event included with paid admission) 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. miamichildrensmuseum.org
American Girl Live, Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (3 p.m., 7 p.m.)
In American Girl Live, a 90-minute musical that celebrates the power of girls and strength of friendship, audiences join five spunky campers and their fearless counselor at Camp American Girl. Overcoming fears and obstacles along the way to having the summer of their lives, these brave campers rely on wisdom and advice delivered by Rebecca, Maryellen, Julie, Nanea, Luciana, and Melody – the beloved American Girl dolls they’ve brought along to camp. $33.75 – $73. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. parkerplayhouse.com
Puppy Palooza, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join the City of Miramar for a fun-filled day. Enjoy a doggie fashion show, pet-friendly vendors, pet adoptions, be photographed by the pawpawrazzi and more. Free. Miramar Town Center, 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar. Register for free
Musical Salute to America, Sunday, 3 p.m.
“A Musical Tribute to America” will bring the community together with veterans organizations to honor service members through music. The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra is celebrated for its mix of ages and musical ability. It features an orchestra with players ages 8 to 100. Free. O’Shea Hall, on the campus of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 22094 Lyons Road, Boca Raton. flioa.org
The Big Bounce America, Friday through Sunday
The incredible bounce castle includes a basketball court, giant slide and a massive ball pit. At the center of the fun is a DJ with nightclub quality sound and lights. Everyone is invited to enjoy the experience as sessions are organized by age. There are even adult only sessions. The event introduces two brand new attractions: a 900+ foot long obstacle course and a space-themed wonderland. $16-$28. Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, 12551 Glades Road, Boca Raton. thebigbounceamerica.com
Fishing Derby at Zoo Miami, Sunday, 7 – 10 a.m.
Come out to Zoo Miami, enjoy some breakfast, and clean the lakes of invasive fish species. The zoo will provide the rods and bait, while you reel ’em in. Removing invasive fish species helps improve habitat quality and creates room for native fish and wildlife. Breakfast and Zoo admission included with registration. $40 member/$50 non-member. 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami. zoomiami.org
Gecko ParX Day Camp, Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Campers will enjoy access to 10 attractions including a main trampoline court with interlocking trampolines, state-of-the-art arcade games, two basketball slam dunk courts, two trampoline dodge ball courts, a multi-attraction pit that features jousting and a slackline, Parkour, Ninja Warrior Course, the ropes course and a speed rock-climbing wall. $50. Gecko ParX, 3305 Corporate Ave., Weston. geckoparx.com
Chili Cook Off at Pinecrest Gardens, Saturday, Noon – 5 p.m.
Live music bands, line dancing, mechanical bull riding, Heat Dancers, a delicious selection of food, chili sampling and so much more. There will be an amateur cook-off as well as a local First Responders Challenge. $5. 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest. pinecrestgardens.org
Disney on Ice Presents “Frozen,” Thursday through Sunday
Be a part of Anna’s adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join Olaf, Kristoff and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer. $16-$40. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. aaarena.com
Family Day at The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival, Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.
A fun-filled day with local food trucks, children’s activities and live music. Event is free to attend, but a donation of canned goods or an unwrapped toy are encouraged. ArtsPark at Young Circle, One Young Circle, Hollywood. gflfoodwine.com