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October 2017 Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

What's hot: BOGO Month, Columbus Day Weekend, Stone Crab Season, Halloween...

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Top Miami Events for October 2017

What's hot: BOGO Month, Columbus Day Weekend, Seafood Fests, Bruno Mars, the Dolphins, the Heat, Halloween... Miami Spice extended through October!

October is BOGO Month in Miami, that is Buy One Get One FREE for some of the most popular attractions in the city. The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau organizes Miami Attractions Month, with great deals from a growing list of participating attractions.

Miami in October: Stone Crab Season

Also, Miami in October celebrates several exciting festivals and holidays:

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The Columbus Day Regatta, the Miami-Broward Carnival, one of the most colorful and vibrant expressions of Caribbean culture, and of course goblins and witches come out as Halloween approaches...

October brings also the opening of Stone Crab season and with it some splendid seafood festivals that are much anticipated by all.

Bruno Mars is in town and the Dolphins are well underway in the regular season.

What's coming? Our Miami Heat is back this month with a fully loaded pre-season schedule at the American Airlines Arena!

BOGO Month in Miami

Our most popular Miami Attractions are offering this month Buy One Get One Free Admission and other great enticements, this is a wonderful time to visit parks, take advantage of the deals, the cooler weather and get outdoors!

Some of this year's participating attractions:

Here's a full list of attractions and more info from the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the event's organizer.

This Month's Signature South Florida Events and Festivals:

The concert and entertainment scene in October 2017 features:

Holidays in October

  • Columbus Day - Monday, October 9, 2017. This is a bank holiday. Schools and government offices will be closed but commercial establishments remain open.

  • Halloween - Tuesday, October 31, 2017, parties and events ongoing throughout the month

In the Sports Calendar:

Specially for kids and Families

Limited Time hot offers and half-price tickets


Coming Soon: Hot Tickets Now On Sale

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


Lady Gaga
Joanne World Tour
Lady Gaga Miami
At AmericanAirlines Arena
Thursday November 30, 2017
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
Trans Siberian Orchestra
AT BB&T Center
Friday, December 15 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
Andrea Bocelli
Valentine's Day Concert
Andrea Bocelli Miami
At AmericanAirlines Arena
February 11, 2018


October 2017 Highlight Events in Miami

Miami Spice Iron Fork - October 5, 2017

Miami Spice Kick Off Evet at the Iron Fork

The Miami New Times' Iron Fork Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting event is back this year!

Competing for the Iron Fork Award will be two of the region's finest chefs, each starting off with a basket of foodstuffs to create their own magic in front of a panel of local celebrity chefs.

In addition to admission to this culinary extravaganza, Iron Fork will allow visitors to sample goods from more than 50 restaurants many of which are Miami Spice participants, a great way to get to sample from the best of the best in Miami cuisine.

Confirmed restaurants include favorites such as Amour de Miami, the Brick, Toro Toro, Soyka, Texas de Brazil, Sensory Delights, Kaori, Cibo Wine Bar, Wine Date, Caja Caliente, Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar, Morton's Steakhouse, Atlantikos, and 320 Gastrolounge, and others are added daily.

When? October 5, 2017 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where? Hyatt Regency Miami

How Much? Admission tickets include entry into the event at 7:00 pm, food samples, access to cash bars and entertainment.

  • General Admission online $50, at the door $60
  • VIP $80, at the door $90 (entrance at 6:00 pm, VIP area)

Tickets and more info

$30 General Admission Groupon Offer

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Miami Spice - August 1st to September 30, 2017 extended through October!

Miami Spice Month

Treat yourself! It's restaurant month in Miami! During August and September and this year also extended through October, the city's top eateries showcase their signature dishes and award winning chefs with incredible 3-course set lunch or dinner packages that make it easy and affordable for all to try the best of Miami's delectable cuisine.

Luxury Dining Set Prices: Lunch $23, Dinner $39

More info: Check this year's participating restaurants at Miami Spice Monthly Deals.

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Columbus Day Weekend - October 7 - 9, 2017

Columbus Day Regatta

Columbus Day celebrates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas on October 12, 1492 and is observed in the United States on the second Monday of October. Columbus Day is a bank holiday and this year will be on October 9, 2017.

Columbus Day Weekend is a huge boating event in Miami.

Originally, the center of the celebrations were the Columbus Day Regatta races commemorating the voyages of discovery.

Through the years, the event has given way to a massive Mardi Grass-like boating party that has drifted towards the banks of Elliot Key for a weekend jammed with boaters on (and in) the water, loud music, heavy drinking and clothing optional everything-goes crowd. The Elliott Key revelry is NOT part of the Regatta activities.

Here's more on this year's Columbus Day Weekend Events

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Miami-Broward Carnival Parade and Concert
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Miami Broward Carnival costumes

Steel bands, colorful masquerades, flashy costumes, hot music, concerts, stage shows, cultural performances... all celebrate the spirit and vitality of Caribbean island culture.

This is a week-long celebration that culminates on Sunday October 8, 2017 when the grand finale events are planned.


A "Junior Carnival" is also held which include many family-friendly activities. This year it will be on Saturday September 30, 2017

When? Main events on Sunday October 8, 2017 11:00 am to 11:00 pm include a Carnival Parade and the live Carnival Concerts.

Where? Miami Dade County Fairgrounds (The Fair) 10901 SW 24th Street, Miami FL 33165

How Much? $22.88 buy online Tickets are also available online for the different events throughout the week.

More Info and tickets: www.miamibrowardcarnival.com

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Grovetoberfest - Saturday, October 14, 2017

Miami Grovetoberfest

Without a doubt, this is the "most scenic beer festival in the world" and our own South Florida version of this German classic.

Set along the panoramic vistas of Peacock Park on the waterfront, an enthusiastic crowd descend to enjoy over 200 beers from all corners of the globe, great food, live music, a homebrew contest and more.


Entrance ticket includes all the beer sampling, food is available but extra. Must be 21 or older.

When? Saturday October 14, 2017 General 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. VIP 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where? Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

How Much? General $47.35, Beer Socialite (gets in one hour earlier) $78.25, VIP (gets in two hours earlier) $93.70

More Info, tickets and event schedule: www.grovetoberfest.com

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Coconut Grove Seafood Festival - October 21-22, 2017

Coconut Grove Seafood Festival - Stone Crabs

It's that time of the year again! Besides the freshest of deliciously prepared seafood from Cajun to Asian to Northeast chowders, there's a farmer's market for those who want to take something special home.

There's also the cooking workshops, a family fun zone with great activities for the kids and of course live music and a small art's fair.


When? Saturday and Sunday October 21-22, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. to sundown

Where? Miami Marine Stadium at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

How Much? Early Bird General Admission $15 buy online. Kids under 12 FREE. $27.37 at the Gate. General Admission does NOT include food and beverage.

More Info, tickets and event schedule: www.coconutgroveseafoodfestival.com

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SOBE Seafood Festival - October 21, 2017

SOBE Seafood Festival

The festival kicks off Miami's renowned annual Stone Crab season every October.

It has expanded beyond the main showcase fest on Saturday to a week of delectable events, South Beach Seafood Week, starting on Tuesday October 17 and featuring interactive cooking experiences, an Evening at Joe's and Chef Showdowns and culinary battles.


In the sands of South Beach, the main festival grounds will be surrounded by mini cafes from signature local restaurants, multiple bars, a live entertainement stage, interactive zones, and more.

The selected restaurants will have splendid garden seating and showcase 2-3 generous portions of their signature menu dishes of choice that are priced between $5 and $10.

When? Saturday October 21, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm VIP Extended Party 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Where? On the sands of South Beach at Lummus Park, entrance is at 7th and Ocean Drive.

How Much? General admission Open Bar $45, Early Release $25, VIP $150 and Weekend Passes $250.

More Info, tickets and other events schedule: www.sobeseafoodfest.com

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Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival - October 20 -22, 2017

Pumpkins and scarecrows

It's pumpkins and palm trees! We might not have the crisp temperatures but yes, we can also have our own fun in the fall.

Coconut Grove puts on a fun-filled weekend for the family, together with scarecrows, cornstalk and haybale mazes, hillbilly hay rides, and of course pumpkin galore!


Lots of activities for the kids, a Pumpkin Food Court Feast, and Pumpkin Beer Garden for mom and dad.

New this year is a Full Carnival for all ages! Yes, rollercoasters, bounce houses, and your favorite fair foods of course!

When? Friday to Sunday October 20 - 22, 2017

Where? Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, located at 2699 SW 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

How Much? General Admission $15, VIP $40 (2 years old and up) includes all carnival rides, shows and activities except pumpkin and decorating purchases which are available for an extra fee. Groupon Offer $14 VIP $28

More Info and tickets: www.coconutgrovepumpkinpatch.com

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Miami Concerts and Entertainment
October 2017

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound Of Music
October 10 - 22, 2017

The Sound of Music in South Florida

When? October 10 - 22, 2017

Where? Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

How Much? Find Tickets

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J Balvin Energia Tour
October 13, 2017

J Balvin Energia Tour in Miami

When? Friday October 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? Find Tickets

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Ricardo Arjona Circo Soledad La Gira
October 14, 2017

Ricardo Arjona Circo Soledad Gira Miami

When? Saturday October 14, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? Find Tickets

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Bruno Mars The 24K Magic World Tour
October 15 and 18, 2017

Bruno Mars in Miami

Two South Florida performances:

When? Sunday October 15, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? Find Bruno Mars Tickets at BB&T Center

When? Wednesday October 18, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? Find Bruno Mars Tickets at AA Arena

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Tim McGraw & Faith Hill SOUL2SOUL Tour - October 19, 2017

Tim McGraw Faith Hill SOUL2SOUL Tour in South Florida

When? Thursday October 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? Find Tickets

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Tarzan The Stage Musical - October 19 - November 5, 2017

Tarzan the Stage Musical in South Florida

When? October 19 - November 5, 2017

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

How Much? Find Tickets

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Halsey, PartyNextDoor & Charli XCX - October 21, 2017

Halsey and PartyNextDoor in South Florida

When? Saturday October 21, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? Find Tickets

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The Weeknd & Gucci Mane
October 24, 2017

The Weeknd in Miami

When? Tuesday October 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? Find Tickets

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Holidays in October 2017

Columbus Day - Monday October 9, 2017

Columbus Day is a public holiday. Federal government offices are closed except for National parks.

You can expect the following to be open and closed on Monday:

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

Columbus Day Weekend is a BIG boating weekend in Miami. Here's what-where-when this Columbus Day Weekend 2017.

Halloween Events

Halloween Events in Miami

Boo! It's that time of the year in Miami! Halloween ghosts and spooky mazes, costume parties and trick-or-treating...

Here are this year's most popular Halloween events and celebrations in Miami, from pumpkin patches and pony rides for kids, to haunted houses, live concerts and parties.


Click here for Halloween Events in Miami.

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Miami For Kids And Families This October 2017

Fancy Nancy The Musical - October 7, 2017

Fancy Nancy The Musical in South Florida

When? Saturday October 7, 2017 - 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

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

How Much? Find Tickets

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Click Clack Moo! - October 15, 2017

Click Clack Moo in Miami

When? Sunday October 15, 2017 - 11:00 am

Where? Aventura Arts & Cultural Center - Aventura, Miami, FL

How Much? Find Tickets

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For Miami Sports Fans This October 2017

Miami Dolphins Football Schedule
October 2017 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Dolphins Home Games

Get your Get your 2017-18 Miami Dolphins Season Tickets now!

When? Home game schedule below

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

How Much? As low as $5 but they go quick! Find Tickets

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Miami Heat Basketball Schedule
October 2017 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

Night in and night out, this is electrifying, winning basketball ... never a dull moment!

The AmericanAirlines Arena is where awesome happens...

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? As low as $10 but they go quick! Find Tickets here

Miami Heat Tickets 35% Off at Groupon

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Florida Panthers Hockey Schedule
October 2017 Preseason Home Games and Tickets

Florida Panthers Tickets BBT Center

The Panthers normally open the preseason in September.

When? See Below. Schedule will post when announced

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? Tickets can be had for as low as $4, but they go quick. Find tickets.

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Miami Hurricanes College Football Schedule
October 2017 Home Games and Tickets

Canes Tickets at Hard Rock Stadium

When? See schedule below

Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens

How Much? From $6 Find Tickets here

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