Who needs King Orange of the Orange Bowl when you have King Mango of the Mango Strut? King Mango has paraded since 1982 as the new king when the Orange Bowl Parade organizers didn't allow Glenn Terry and Bill Dobson to join the King Orange parade due to unsuitable instruments of conch shells. Since then, King Mango has become one of the most amusing parades in the area. Nobody is safe from King Mango satire, and this includes Bill Dobson, who passed away recently. He, or more accurately, parade participants, scattered his "ashes" (cat litter and fireplace ashes), along the street, only to be vacuumed and swept aside immediately by the clean-up crew right behind the scattering crew. To learn more about the King Mango's parade and events, be sure to take a look at the festival website.
- Type: Festivals & Fairs
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Located just south of downtown Miami and northeast of the University of Miami, Coconut Grove is a charming neighborhood, though locals refer to it as a village. Surrounded by lush greenery and flanked by the Biscayne Bay, The Grove as it is locally known has been an alluring place for creative artists, eccentrics, travelers and rich entrepreneurs. Coconut Grove is filled with quaint shops, tree lined streets, nightclubs, and fabulous dining. Some attractions include CocoWalk, Streets of Mayfair, Coconut Grove Playhouse and Barnacle Historic State Park.