Today Monday 19: Coconut Grove Arts Festival open from 10 am to 5 pm. Last Day! Start at the entrance of 2700 Bayshore Drive, Miami. Admission $15, free for kids 12 and under. Art, Food, Music. Coconut Grove has long been considered Miami’s original art district. In 1963, local theatre maven Charlie Cinnamon asked a handful of locals to recreate an outdoor Parisian exhibition as a publicity stunt for the Coconut Grove Playhouse’s production of Irma la Douce. More than fifty years later, the little clothesline arts fair is now known as Coconut Grove Arts Festival – one of the largest outdoor arts festivals in the nation.