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November 2016 Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

What's hot: Bed Races, NASCAR, Miami Book Fair

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Top Miami Events for November 2016

What's hot: NASCAR races, Miami Book Fair, Thanksgiving Events, the Dolphins, the Panthers and the Heat... !

With the cooler weather approaching and hurricane season behind us, November is a great time to head outdoors. Beaches are still balmy but the scorching days are over.

November in Miami, still tropical, balmy and beautiful

Migrating birds are making their way back and manatees will be looking for the warmer waters, our National Parks will be teeming with wildlife soon.

Miami in November celebrates several exciting festivals and holidays: a weekend of NASCAR racing and the Miami Book Fair which this year presents a special event with Senator Bernie Sanders.

The Concert and Entertainment Calendar is busy this month as well, Stevie Nicks, Enrique Iglesias, the Doobie Brothers, Marc Anthony, Dolly Parton and many more are in town.

In sports, the Dolphins, the Panthers and the Heat are well underway in their regular seasons.

Thanksgiving is upon us and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! From tree lightings to enchanted forests, the holidays are here!

This Month's Signature South Florida Events and Festivals:

Holidays in November

  • Veterans Day - Friday, November 11, 2016 a Public Holiday

  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24, 2016, Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday, but also the "unofficial" start to the Holiday shopping season. Some stores and malls will be opening on Thanksgiving Day, ahead of highly anticipated "Black Friday", THE shopping day of the year. If you don't like crowds, stay away from shopping malls these days!

The concert and entertainment scene in November 2016 features:

Specially for kids and Families

In the Sports Calendar:

Limited Time hot offers and half-price tickets



Coming Soon: Hot Tickets Now On Sale

Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour
Coldplay
Monday August 28, 2017
Bruno Mars The 24K Magic World Tour
Bruno Mars Miami
BB&T and AArena
October 15 and 18, 2017


Jay-Z in Miami
4:44 Tour
Jay Z in Miami
AA Arena
November 12, 2017
Broadway in Miami:
Book of Mormon
Book of Mormon in Miami
Adrienne Arsht Center
Nov 28 - Dec 3, 2017


Lady Gaga
Joanne World Tour
Lady Gaga Miami
At AmericanAirlines Arena
Thursday November 30, 2017
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscows Russian Nutrcracker discount tickets
At the Fillmore Miami Beach
Saturday, December 30, 2017


Katy Perry
Witness The Tour
Katy Perry Miami
AmericanAirlines Arena
Wed, December 20, 2017
Shakira
El Dorado World Tour
Shakira El Dorado Tour Miami
At BB&T and AArena
January 11 and 12, 2018


NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend - November 18-20, 2016

Nascar Ford Championship Racing

A must weekend for NASCAR afficionados, featuring three season ending championship finales in the sport's top three national series:

  • Camping World Truck Series
  • Nationwide Series
  • Sprint Cup Series

And it's all happening here in South Florida at the Homestead Miami Speedway.

When?: Friday through Sunday November 18-20, 2016

Where?: Homestead-Miami Speedway, 1 Speedway Boulevard, Homestead, FL 33035

How Much?: Single Day Tickets $35 - $140, Two and Three-Day Packages also available.

NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend

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Pumpkin Patch at Pinto's Farm

Pumpkins at Pinto Farm

What?: Pedal boats, tractor rides, race karts, pony rides, playground, bounce house, scarecrow forest, hay maze, and petting zoo.

When?: September 30 to October 30, 2016 Extended to November 6, 2016!

Hours: Fridays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The patch will also be open on October 3 and 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where?: Pinto's Farm at Redland Citrus Orchards: 14890 SW 216 Street, Miami, FL 33170

How Much?: $19 all ages, under 2 FREE, includes unlimited rides and activities. Get a Groupon $23 for two

More info: Pumpkin Patch at Pinto's Farm

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Miami Book Fair International - November 13-20, 2016

Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair International produced by the Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College is one of the nation's finest literary gatherings. It is 8 days of book parties, readings, street fairs and the highlight "Festival of Authors", which with over 350 participating renowned names in the literary world, who knows who you will run into this year?


But it's more than reading and books, lots of activities are planned also for kids including arts-and-crafts and theater events.

This year's highlights include special events with Trevor Noah and Senator Bernie Sanders.

When? The Street Fair is Friday through Sunday November 18-20, 2016. Many events are held throughout the week.

Where? Miami Book Fair International * Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132

How Much? Tickets are needed for the Street Fair and the "Evenings With..." series author presentations.

Tickets for the Street Fair:
Friday, November 18 - FREE
Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20: $8, children (13-18) $5, seniors +62 $5

More Info, tickets, confirmed authors and schedule of events: www.miamibookfair.com

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Afrikin Fest

Afrikin Fest in Miami

Afrikin is a celebration of history, culture, people -- us. Through music, talks, exhibitions, and food, we'll highlight the ingenuity, economic, and social opportunities of Africa and the African diaspora.

Evenings are dedicated to Afrikin Music Fest while Afrikin Talks will be held during the daytime.


Afrikin Fest will also host a platform for innovators to gain exposure and connect with leaders in various industries. Through exhibitions and workshops, collaboration between influencers and emerging ingenues will be encouraged.

And last but not least, food of course! The fest will present the finest in African inspired cuisine that will be available at the full-service pop-up restaurants.

When? November 18 - 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm to midnight

Where? Historic Virginia Key Beach Park at 4040 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami 33149

How Much? $55 - $2500. Proceeds from Afrikin will benefit Give Me Dignity, an organization that raises awareness about Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA), as well as Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

More Info, Line-Up and tickets: www.afrikinfest.com

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Miami Lantern Light Festival

Lantern Light Festival

A spectacular evening of dazzling lights, colors, shapes, and themes.

The Lantern Light festival is a six week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine.

Each Chinese lantern is custom-built by Chinese artisans and typically takes four weeks and a team of seven to complete.

The lanterns are handmade from hundreds of pieces of silky cloth. Some are over 30 feet high and others are up to 300 feet long.

When? November 30, 2016 - January 8, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Where? Miami - Dade County Fair Expo Center at 10921 SW 24 Street, Miami, FL 33165

How Much? Adults $25, Children (2-15) Seniors and Active Military $21, Season Pass $62, Parking $5

More Info, tickets: www.lanternlightfestival.com

Selected dates Groupon discount tickets November 30 - December 4, 2016, Adult $25 $19 Child $21$18, Season Pass $62 $49. More details at Groupon.

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La Feria del Mercado de San Miguel

Tapas at Mercado de San Miguel

Madrid's historic Mercado de San Miguel comes back to Miami! Tapas, ham, paella, gazpacho, gambas, fish... and a tinto de verano to wash it all down...

Selected Spanish chefs and vendors will set up kiosks and small carts at the wide open air area in Bayfront Park, recreating the atmosphere of this beloved food market.

When? Thursdays thru Sundays - Now through January 31, 2017

  • Thursdays 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Fridays 5:00 pm to midnight
  • Saturdays noon to midnight
  • Sundays noon to 11:00 pm

Where? Bayfront Park at 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

Where to Park?: There is limited, paid parking at Bayfront Park. You can also park at Bayside Marketplace nextdoor or take the Metrorail to the Government Center Station then transfer to the Metromover Inner Loop to Bayfront Park.

How Much? Admission is FREE, food prices range from $2 for small tapas to $8 for larger dishes.

More Info: www.laferiamsm.com

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame - A New Musical

Hunchback of Notre Dame Live in South Florida

When? Several Performances October 20 to November 6, 2016

Where? Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

How Much? $60+

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Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders
24 Karat Gold Tour

Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold Tour in South Florida

When? Friday November 4, 2016, 7:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? Find Tickets


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iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull

America's Got Talent Live iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina in Miami

A-level line up includes Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and Daddy Yankee...

When? Saturday November 5, 2016, 8:15 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? $35 + Find Tickets


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Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

Ottmar Liebert in Miami

When? Friday November 11, 2016, 8:00 pm

Where? Parker Playhouse at 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

How Much? Find Tickets


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Jose Luis Perales Gira 2016

Jose Luis Perales in Miami

When? Sunday November 13, 2016, 7:00 pm

Where? James L. Knight Center at 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131

How Much? Find Tickets


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The Doobie Brothers

Doobie Brothers in concert in Miami

When? Sunday November 13, 2016, 7:00 pm

Where? Au Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale

How Much? $50 + Find Tickets


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Pet Shop Boys: The SUPER Tour

Pet Shop Boys in concert in Miami

When? Wednesday November 16, 2016, 9:00 pm

Where? The Fillmore At Jackie Gleason Theater Miami Beach

How Much? $50 + Find Tickets


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Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood in concert in Miami

When? Thursday November 17, 2016, 7:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? $60 + Find Tickets


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Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony in Miami

When? Friday and Saturday November 18 - 19, 2016, 8:00 pm

Where? American Airlines Arena

How Much? $68+

Find Marc Anthony Tickets in Miami

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Dave Koz - 2016 Christmas Tour
With Special Guests Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore, and Valerie Simpson

Dave Koz Chritmas concert in Miami

When? Saturday November 26, 2016, 8:00 pm

Where? Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center

How Much? Find Tickets


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Maxwell and Mary J. Blige: King and Queen of Hearts Tour

Maxwell and Mary J Blige in Miami

When? Tuesday November 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? $29 + Find Tickets


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Shrek: The Musical

Shrek The Musical in Miami

When? Several Performances from November 30 - December 18, 2016

Where? JCAT- The J's Cultural Arts Theatre at 18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach FL 33180 at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center/Sanford L. Ziff Campus

How Much? $25 + Find Tickets

Limited Time Discount tickets $25 $12.50 available at Goldstar, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE, just sign up, it's worth the savings!

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Santa's Echanted Forest - November 3, 2016 to January 8, 2017

Santa's Enchanted Forest

The largest Christmas-Themed Amusement Park and Carnival is back on its 26th year with its 3 million lights, 92" christmas tree, and the carnival rides for little ones and those wanting a little more extreme.

Located in the heart of Miami in Tropical Park, you will no doubt see the lights from the highway as you drive past.

It is a huge sprawling lively event, just coming to see the lights is worth the trip. Tons of entertainment for kids and families round it all up. There are the many live shows, games, magic acts, mazes, all sorts of rides, from carrousels to roller coasters and drop towers and of course, the carnival food!

When? November 3, 2016 to January 8, 2017 - 5:00pm to Midnight

Where? Tropical Park, on the Palmetto (SR826) and Bird Road (40th Street) 7900 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155

How Much? Adults (10-64) $31.78, Children (3-9) $22.43, Seniors (65+) $22.43 Season and express passes available.

More Info: Santa's Enchanted Forest

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Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park - November 25, 2016

Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park

The official kick off to the holiday season in downtown Miami takes place the day after Thanksgiving as Bayfront Park unveils its 50-foot tree covered with glittering lights.

The countdown to the tree lighting is accompanied by cheery holiday music, so come and take a break from the shopping and enjoy the spirit of the holidays.

While you're at it, la Feria del Mercado de San Miguel also takes place at Bayfront Park, so come an enjoy some tapas and the fantastic atmosphere of this beloved Spanish market.

When? Friday, November 25, 2016, tree lighting at 7:00 pm

Where? Bayfront Park 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

Where to Park?: There is limited, paid parking at Bayfront Park. You can also park at Bayside Marketplace nextdoor or take the Metrorail to the Government Center Station then transfer to the Metromover Inner Loop to Bayfront Park.

How Much? FREE!

More info: Directions and Parking

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Veterans Day - a Public Holiday - November 11, 2016

Veterans Day

This is a public holiday observed every year on November 11 to honor all those men and women who have served in the armed forces.

This is different from Memorial Day, celebrated in May, which honors those who have died while serving the country.

Federal government offices and schools are closed on Veterans Day.

Closed
  • Government Offices
  • Schools
  • Post Offices
  • Banks
  • Public Libraries
Open
  • Shopping centers and malls
  • Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Federal, State, Regional Parks
  • Public Transportation

Thanks....to all our Veterans

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Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday observed every year on the fourth Thursday in November.

This holiday has its roots in the early pilgrim days as a celebration to the end of a fruitful harvest season.

For many americans it means time with family, turkey and mashed potatoes, a weekend of football, and naturally, the shopping.

Here are this year's most popular Thanksgiving Weekend and Holiday Season events and celebrations in Miami.

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Miami Dolphins Football Home Game Schedule November 2016

Miami Dolphins Home Games

When? Home game schedule below

Where? Hard Rock Stadium (Formerly SunLife Stadium) Miami Gardens, Florida

How Much? $15+

Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium

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Miami Hurricanes College Football Schedule - November 2016 Home Games and Tickets

Canes Tickets at Hard Rock Stadium

When? See schedule below

Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens

How Much? $4 +

Miami Hurricanes Football at Hard Rock Stadium

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Miami Heat Basketball Schedule
November 2016 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? Home game schedule below

Where? American Airlines Arena

How Much? Tickets from $12 at Groupon

Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena

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Florida Panthers Hockey Schedule - November 2016 Home Games and Tickets

Florida Panthers Tickets BBT Center

Panthers are pouncing and with ticket prices as low as $4, what a better chance to see first-class teams battle it out on the ice!

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? Tickets from $17 at Goldstar

Florida Panthers at BB&T Center, Sunrise

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