Looking to get some outdoor exercise?
Head to Surfside, Florida for the town’s first-ever “Paddletopia,’’ on May 19-20. Presented by Surfside’s tourism bureau, the event (10 am to 2 pm) will transform the 96th Street waterfront park in “Miami’s Uptown Beachtown’’ into a weekend-long festival with paddle boarding, wellness brands, fitness demos, healthy snacks and family activities.
Paddletopia will feature stand-up paddle boarding along the intracoastal; wellness expo with fitness classes and family boot camp by Sweat Studio Miami; an eco-fashion showcase courtesy of tropical knitwear label KRELwear and Pink Coral Miami; land ive DJ.
Guests can chill out on lounges under colorful pergola tents and stay fueled with healthy fare available for purchase from a retrofitted vintage trailer, as well as free smoothie and juice samples from Maison Meneau and veggie ice cream scoops by Peekaboo Ice Cream.
Complimentary paddle boards in partnership with Miami Beach Paddle Board and kayaks will be available to use at a pop-up dock on the waterway, bordering the park. Additional kids’ activities will include an eco-friendly ball pit, a graffiti “train” where children can decorate an inflatable subway car, and a fishing pond. Participants can also enter into contests for a chance to win neat prizes and giveaways.
Admission is free and open to the public but To register for Paddletopia, visit
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