The Barnacle State Park Old Time Contra Dance
Dance to lively acoustic music in Coconut Grove

Usually every fourth Sunday of the month, September through April,  

an Old-Time /Barn or Contra Dance is held at the historic

Barnacle State Park from 6:30 to 10 pm, right off the main street of legendary Coconut Grove.

The dance is the nicest venue in South Florida, an outdoor covered pavilion with a wood floor,

located right on Biscayne Bay. Each dance features a caller to instruct new dancers

and a live acoustic band. There is a snack table where dancers contribute snacks and goodies,

enjoyed at the break in the middle of the dance.

                                      New for 2017 

Dance continues indoors during summer months

      at John Martins Pub Sunday evenings, May thru August

Optional Barnacle Family dance for parents to dance a few songs

with their children, with workshop and regular dancing to follow.


Contra dances have a long tradition of remaining low-key, welcoming of newcomers,

just for fun,informal and family friendly. The Park features an Historic House and Boat Building plus lots of open grass area for blankets and picnic tables.

There are several parking lots in Coconut Grove close to the Park.

Admission is only $10.

3495 Main Highway   Coconut Grove, FL 33133       

Park Office 305-442-6866 

2017  Sunday  Jan 22    

              Sunday Feb 26  

              March 26  

               April 24         



 Ongoing dances in Broward and Boca   (see next page in menu)                                               Note: In case of stormy weather the Dance may relocate to

John Martin'S Irish Pub and Restaurant

253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, 10 min from Park PH 305 445-3777



                                      lively acoustic music by Cornbread Dance Band

Other cool Park Events are listed on The Barnacle website:

For more information:

Dance Hosts     Patrick and Anita Mason  954-431-0690,  954-260-0938      email

Caller, Hospitality, and Band Scheduling:  Ricky Sill coordinator  

Check out  Barnacle and Broward contra dance pics  on Facebook's Cornbread Dance Band page and "like us"




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