November 2019
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

What's hot: NASCAR races, Miami Book Fair, Andrea Bocelli, Thanksgiving Events...

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.

December Poinsettias

Miami in November celebrates several exciting festivals and holidays: a weekend of NASCAR racing and the Miami Book Fair are back this year.

The Concert and Entertainment Calendar is busy this month with Marc Anthony, the Jonas Brothers and many more. Andrea Bocelli makes an appeareance at the newly-remodeled guitar-shaped Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.

In sports, the Dolphins, the Canes, 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! Jungle Island brings us Luminosa! a fantastic lantern festival... and also adding that magical sparkle, NightGarden Light Spectacular is back this year at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. From tree lightings to enchanted forests, the holidays are here!

This Month's Miami Highlight Events:

Holidays in November

  • Veterans Day - Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28, 2019, Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday and 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 2019 features:

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Miami Heat

$14 Miami Heat Tickets at Groupon

At AA Arena
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Miami Open

$7 Miami Open Tickets at Groupon

At Hard Rock Stadium
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Madonna

Madonna Madame X

At the Fillmore Miami Beach
December 14 - 19, 2019


Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

At the Fillmore
December 30, 2019

Cirque du Soleil Alegria tickets

Cirque du Soleil Alegria

At Grand Chapiteau at Hard Rock Stadium
Dec 21 - Jan 26, 2020

Orange Bowl

Orange Bowl

At Hard Rock Stadium
December 30, 2019


Billy Joel

Billy Joel

At Hard Rock Live
January 10, 2020

Celine Dion

Celine Dion

At AA Arena
January 17, 2020

J Lo

Superbowl LIV

at Hard Rock Stadium
February 2, 2020


Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

AA Arena
February 11, 2020

Hamilton

Hamilton

Adrienne Arsht Center
Feb 18 - Mar 8, 2020


November 2019 Highlight Events in Miami

Miami International Auto Show

Miami International Auto Show

In 1971, Datsun introduced the 240Z, gasoline was 36 cents a gallon and the Miami lnternational Auto Show launched its first exhibition. Today, this same show is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation.

A venue for national product introductions, the auto show showcases more than a thousand new vehicles from over 40 manufacturers from around the world - a collection that auto enthusiasts wait all year to see.

This signature South Florida event is back with popular returning exhibits, including Memory Lane celebrating nostalgia of the 50s and Ride & Drive where you are more than an spectator and take the wheel!

When?: November 1 - 10, 2019
Where?: Miami Beach Convention Center
How Much?: Adults $15.00, Children 6-12 $6.00, Children under 6 Free. All tickets plus $1 fee. Groupon One-Day General Admission $16 $12

›› More Info www.miamiautoshow.com

Miami Beach Pop Festival - Postponed

Miami Beach Pop Festival

Over three days, an unparalleled selection of artists from all sorts of genres and backgrounds will perform in this inaugural event in the sands of South Beach, celebrating our exciting city, its vibrant culture and diverse cuisine.

The fantastic line up headlined by Chance the Rapper, Jack Johnson, Daddy Yankee, and Kygo, will also be joined by The Raconteurs, Juanes, Maggie Rogers, Leon Bridges, The Roots, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Jessie Reyez, Bomba Estereo, Quinn XCII, Natti Natasha, Gryffin, Brytiago, Margo Price, Chelsea Cutler, Kim Petras, Two Feet, Lali, Magic City Hippies, Monsieur Perine, DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire), Rauw Alejandro, Ashe, Magic Giant, Roosevelt Collier, Reignwolf, Cimafunk, The Hip Abduction, Zander, Steven A Clark, Spam Allstars, Richie Hell, Afrobeta, the Miami Beach Senior High Rock Ensemble, and more.

The festival will also be a showcase of our city's delectable cross-cultural cuisine, with a carefully curated linep by Host Michael Schwartz, a James Beard award-winning chef-restaurateur.

When? Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 8, 9, 10, 2019 Postponed until further notice,
Where? South Beach on the beach adjacent to Ocean Drive and along Lummus Park between 5th and 10th Streets
How Much? 3-day General Admission pass $239, early bird $199, gives access to all performances, culinary offerings and beverages available for purchase. VIP and Platinum passes available. Groupon One-Day General Admission $127.59 $99.99

More Info and ticket refunds: www.miamibeachpop.com

NightGarden a Magical Light Spectacular

NightGarden Magical Light Spectacular at Fairchild

NightGarden is back this year! An enchanted, illuminated experience full of fantasy and wonderment where things like the Wise Talking Tree, Flying Fairies and a Sunflower Maze come to life.
Three times larger than last year's fantastic hit, come and marvel at unbelievable live effects such as holographic butterflies and floating orchids throughout multiple acres of dazzling magic.

When? November 15, 2019 to January 11, 2020
Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
How Much? General Admission $33, Children 10 and under $26, plus service fees. Discounts for Fairchild members and season passes available.

More info: www.thenightgarden.com

NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend

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 15 - 17, 2019
Where?: Homestead-Miami Speedway, 1 Speedway Boulevard, Homestead, FL 33035
How Much?: Single Day Tickets $35 - $140, Two and Three-Day Packages also available.

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Miami Book Fair International

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.

When? November 17 - 24, 2019. The Street Fair is Friday through Sunday November 22 - 24, 2019. 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 22 - FREE
Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24: $10, children (13-18) $5, seniors +62 $5, FREE for children under 12 and Miami Dade College students, faculty and staff with valid ID

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

WAVE Wine + Beer Taste on Washington Avenue

Vegandale Festival in Miami

The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District Presents a Live Music Series Featuring a Wine & Beer Taste!
15 wine, beer, and live music locations over a 1 mile stretch on Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
A diversity of live music everyone can enjoy! Grab a friend and come enjoy your favorite wines, beers, and try something new while sitting back with locals and tourists alike to take in all the live music. Must be 21+.

When? Thursday October 17, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and every 3rd Thursday of the month.
Where? Along Washington Avenue in South Beach
How Much? General Admission $12.24 (entitles you to 12 wine / beer tastes), VIP $20.73 (entitles you to 24 wine / beer tastes)
More Info and Tickets: WAVE Wine & Beer.

Luminosa! Festival of Lights

Luminosa

A Chinese Lantern Festival with a very Miami tropical twist! Taking place in Jungle Island where 13 acres of the park's environs will be decked out with humongous brightly lit silk lanterns featuring four different themes portraying the diverse animal and plant life found in the park. Certainly a fantastic way to explore wildlife and adventure in a new light.

Starting October 5, 2019 and running through early January 2020, the exhibits will be a very festive addition to the holidays!

When? October 5, 2019 - January 8, 2020 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where? Jungle Island at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail Miami, Florida 33132
How Much? Adults $38.50 $30.80, Children $33.00 $26.40

More Info, tickets & early bird discounts: Luminosa! Festival of Lights

Holidays in November

Veterans Day - a Public Holiday - Monday, November 11, 2019

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.

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)

Thanks....to all our Veterans

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28, 2019

Halloween Events in Miami

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.

Miami Concerts and Entertainment this November 2019

Fiddler On The Roof: The Musical

Fiddler On The Roof

When? October 29 - November 3, 2019

Where? Ziff Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

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Shrek: The Musical

Shrek The Musical

When? October 25 - November 9, 2019

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

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The Black Keys, Modest Mouse & Shannon & the Clams: Let's Rock Tour

The Black Keys

When? Tuesday November 5, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center Sunrise

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Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

When? Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Sting

Sting

When? Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins Tour

Jonas Brothers

When? Friday November 15, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

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Escape to Margaritaville, The Musical

Escape to Margaritaville

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all-and stay to find something they never expected.

Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music's greatest storytellers. USA Today calls it "A little slice of paradise!"

When? November 19 - December 1, 2019

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

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Marc Anthony Opus Tour 2019

Marc Anthony on Tour

When? Friday and Saturday November 22-23, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

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Sara Bareilles: Amidst The Chaos Tour

Sara Bareilles

When? Saturday November 23, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

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Top Of The World - A Tribute To The Carpenters

Top of the World - Carpenters

It's Yesterday Once More when Debbie Taylor and her band bring the unforgettable, exquisite music of The Carpenters to the stage.
The warmth and tone of Debbie's vocals are so reminiscent of Karen Carpenter, at times you'll think you're listening to Karen herself!
This very talented and accomplished group of musicians bring to life the most authentic versions of the songs. Performing many memorable hits like "We've Only Just Begun", "Close to You" and "Rainy Days and Mondays", this show is a MUST SEE for any and all Carpenters fans.

When? Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Where? Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
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Ariana Grande Sweetener World Tour 2019

Ariana Grande 2019 on Tour

When? Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

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Miami For Kids And Families This November 2019

Santa's Echanted Forest

Santa's Enchanted Forest

The largest Christmas-Themed Amusement Park and Carnival is back 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? October 31, 2019 - January 5, 2020 - 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 (9-64) $37.01, Children (3-8) and Seniors 65+ $28.60, Season and express passes available.

More Info: Santa's Enchanted Forest

Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park

Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park

The official kick off to the holiday season in downtown Miami takes place as Bayfront Park unveils its 50-foot tree covered with glittering lights at the new Bayfront Marketplace popup: Bayfront Holiday Village.

The Village will be open throughout the holiday season and host great entertainment options: a collection of hand-picked shops where you can pick out that perfect gift, roller skating rink around the tree and fountain, top food truck eating options, scavenger hunts and even a Santa Paws Dog Park so you can bring your furry friend along to the festivities.

When? Saturday, November 30, 2019, tree lighting at 7:30 pm. Holiday Village will open throughout the holiday season daily from 11:00 am to 10:00 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: Bayfront Holiday Village

Auditions for "South Florida Kids Got Talent" Competition

Kids Got Talent

Talented kids from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are invited to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale to audition for "South Florida's Kids Got Talent," a singing competition held as part of Tri-Rail's "Rail Fun Day." The competition is open to solo or group singers who are South Florida residents ages 5-17.

Each act will have a 4-minute opportunity to perform at the auditions. A panel of judges will select the acts that will compete in the final competition during Tri-Rail's "Rail Fun Day," a free family event on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Only one act will be selected to win the $500 grand prize.

When? Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where? The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale at 2414 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
How Much? There is no cost. Advance registration is required by calling GPR at 954-446-0815 or email stephanie@goodmanpr.com. Deadline to register is Friday, November 15.

For Miami Sports Fans This November 2019

Miami Heat Basketball Schedule November 2019 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!
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Miami Dolphins Schedule - November 2019 Home Games and Football Tickets

Miami Dolphins schedule and tickets

When? See schedule below

Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

How Much? Individual game tickets can be had for as low as $15 but you have to be quick!
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Miami Hurricanes Schedule - November 2019 Home Games and College Football Tickets

Miami Hurricanes schedule and tickets

When? See Schedule below

Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

How Much? Individual game tickets can be had for as low as $14 but you have to be quick!

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Florida Panthers Schedule - November 2019 Home Games and Hockey Tickets

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Panthers are pouncing, get over to the BB&T Center to see first-class teams battle it out on the ice!

When? See schedule below
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!
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Free Or Almost Free Ongoing Events in Miami

Miami Design District Free Outdoor Concerts

Free Gloria Gaynor Concert at the Design District in Miami

The Miami Design District Performance Series kicks off in the fall and is a fantastic chance to enjoy live FREE outdoor concerts, our marvelous weather as it starts to cool off all wrapped in a fantastic South Florida atmosphere. The events are put together by the Knight Foundation, Design District developer Craig Robins and our very own Emilio Estefan and are free for all to enjoy. (THANK YOU!!!!)

The season normally starts in October and runs through the Holidays. Taking the stage on Friday evenings are performers in all sorts of genres from classical, pop, salsa... last year we had Gloria Gaynor, Jose Luis Rodriguez (El Puma), the Miami Symphony Orchestra... it's an eclectic bunch and regardless of who appears at Palm Court, it is always an enjoyable evening and a great way to kick start your weekend. And did I mention it's FREE?!!!

This month Performance Series events - 6:00 pm:

November 1, 2019 - Halloween 80's Retro Night featuring Martha Wash (of It's Raining Men fame)
November 8, 2019 - The Wailers
November 15, 2019 - The Miami Symphony Orchestra
November 22, 2019 - Musical Tribute to Merengue & Salsa with Johnny Ventura

Where? Palm Court Plaza at the Miami Design District

How Much? FREE!

More Info: www.miamidesigndistrict.net

New World Symphony WALLCAST® Concerts

WALLCAST Concert at SoundScape Park

These are live classical music performances by the New World Symphony which are projected into a 7,000 square-foot wall at the New World Center for thousands to enjoy in a fantastic outdoor atmosphere.

The concerts are typically on the third Saturday of the month and the season runs from October through May.

New for the 2019-2020 season, WALLCAST® Concerts will utilize 4K Ultra High Definition visual technology for projections on the wall at the New World Center.

When? November 16, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Where? SoundScape Park at 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

How Much? FREE! Bring a picnic, blankets, beach chairs, cocktails... yes, there are restrooms available at the south-east corner of SoundScape Park.
More Info: New World Symphony Wallcast Concert Series

Wynwood Art Walk Block Party

Wynwood Art Walk

Every second Saturday of the month, the Wynwood Art Walk Block Party is one of the most iconic events in the city in this up and coming neighborhood which has been transforming the art scene in Miami.

Wynwood which is best known for its street art and splashy murals puts together a live art show, pop-up shop & gallery experience where you can mingle among the artists and creators, drink in hand, watch as art is being created in front of you and purchase directly from them.

And beyond the fantastic art there's plenty of gourmet food trucks, cocktails, live music and vendors, yes, it's a party!

When? Saturday November 9, 2019 and every second Saturday of the month, doors open at noon
Where? The Wynwood Marketplace at 2250 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 at the Wynwood Art District
How Much? FREE! RSVP for a free drink!
More Info: www.wynwoodartwalkblockparty.com

WAVE Wine + Beer Taste on Washington Avenue

WAVE Festival in Miami

The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District Presents a Live Music Series Featuring a Wine & Beer Taste!
15 wine, beer, and live music locations over a 1 mile stretch on Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
A diversity of live music everyone can enjoy! Grab a friend and come enjoy your favorite wines, beers, and try something new while sitting back with locals and tourists alike to take in all the live music. Must be 21+.

When? Thursday November 21, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and every 3rd Thursday of the month.
Where? Along Washington Avenue in South Beach
How Much? General Admission $12.24 (entitles you to 12 wine / beer tastes), VIP $20.73 (entitles you to 24 wine / beer tastes)
More Info and Tickets: WAVE Wine & Beer.

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