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Here are the top free things to do in Little Havana. You don't have to spend money to experience what the neighborhood has to offer.

Domino Park

Domino Park, also known as Maximo Gomez Park, is a landmark in Little Havana and marks the gathering place for the older Cuban culture in Miami as a place to go and play a game or two with friends. At all hours of the day you can find local retired residents playing a game of dominos as well as chess and checkers under shaded pavilions while drinking Cuban coffee and discussing Cuban politics The park is located on the corner of SW 8th Street, Calle Ocho, and 15th Avenue next to the Tower Theater and is open from 9AM – 6PM daily.

Latin Walk of Fame

A collection of stars entrenched in the pavement which signifies specific dedications to the Latin stars that have impacted the culture, community, and traditions. This stretch of sidewalk is known by several different names. The Latin Walk of Fame also known as the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame or Hispanic Hollywood is situated outside of Maximo Gomez Park, Domino Park and runs along Calle Ocho between 12th Avenue and 17th Avenue. The pink marble stars embedded in the sidewalk are constant memories of accomplishments of artist and organizations in the Latin community.

Viernes Culturales

Little Havana’s monthly art and culture festival featuring a variety of activities for all ages takes place on the last Friday of every month. Visitors can enjoy time with friends and family while eating local food, listening to an assortment of music, and being memorized by local art. These festivities are held on a four-block stretch of Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street) between 17th & 13th Avenue from 7PM – 11PM.

Cuban Memorial Boulevard

The Memorial contains several monuments, including statues of heroes such as Jose Martí as well as a memorial honoring the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The flame memorial is always lit as a reminder of the sacrifices the Cuban-American forces made. These tributes can be found around SW 8th St and SW 13th Ave.

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