October 2019
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

What's hot: Columbus Day Weekend, Stone Crab Season, Luminosa!, Halloween...
Miami in October: Stone Crab Season

Miami in October celebrates several exciting festivals and holidays: 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.

Juan Luis Guerra, Maluma, Logic, The Chainsmokers and many more are in town, Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof open this month, the Dolphins are well underway in the regular season. And Maroon 5 will be descending just in time for the grand opening of the newly-remodeled guitar-shaped Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.

What else is coming? A bright and sparkling new Festival of Lights at Jungle Island and our Miami Heat is back this month with a fully loaded pre-season schedule at the American Airlines Arena!

This Month's Miami Highlight Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in October 2019 features:


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Holidays in October

  • Columbus Day - Monday, October 14, 2019. This is a bank holiday. Schools and government offices will be closed but commercial establishments remain open.
  • Halloween - Tuesday, October 31, 2019, parties and events ongoing throughout the month

In the Sports Calendar:

Specially for kids and families This October 2019:

FREE or almost FREE Ongoing Events in Miami:

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JLo in Miami

Jennifer Lopez - This is Me Live

Kaseya Center aka Miami Heat Arena
June 28 - 29, 2024

Copa America Final in Miami

Copa America Tournament Final

Hard Rock Stadium
July 14, 2024

Jonas Brothers in Miami

Jonas Brothers - Five Albums. One Night. The World Tour

Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hotel & Casino
August 2, 2024

Shakira in Miami

Shakira - Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran World Tour

Kaseya Center aka Miami Heat Arena
November 20, 2024

Andrea Bocelli in Miami

Andrea Bocelli

Kaseya Center aka Miami Heat Arena
December 22, 2024

Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Candlelight Concerts

Several Venues
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October 2019 Highlight Events in Miami

Miami Spice Iron Fork

Miami Spice 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 as well as some new additions this year including 107 Steak & Bar, Mason, Islas Canarias Restaurant and K.Ramen.Burger.Beer.

When? October 3, 2019 - 7:00 pm (VIP 6:00 pm) to 10:00 pm
Where? Hyatt Regency Miami and James L. Knight Center
How Much? General Admission tickets including entry into the event at 7:00 pm, food samples, access to cash bars and entertainment.

  • General Admission online $40, will be more at the door (early bird $30)
  • VIP $70, will be more at the door (entrance at 6:00 pm, VIP area) (early bird $65)

Tickets and more info

Luminosa! Festival of Lights at Jungle Island


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. The exhibits will be a very festive addition to the holidays!

When? November 21, 2023 - February 25, 2024
Where? Jungle Island at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail Miami, Florida 33132
How Much? Adults $29.90, Children (4-12) $20.93, Senior, Student, Military $25.42, Group bundle (6 people or more) $26.91

More Info & tickets: Luminosa! Festival of Lights

Columbus Day Weekend - October 11 - 14, 2019

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 14, 2019.

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

Miami-Broward Carnival Parade and Concert

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 13, 2019 when the grand finale events are planned.

A "Junior Carnival" is also held which include many family-friendly activities.

When? Main events on Sunday October 13, 2019 11:00 am to 11:00 pm include a Carnival Parade and the live Carnival Concerts.
Where? Miami Dade County Fairgrounds (The Fair) at 10901 SW 24th Street, Miami FL 33165
How Much? $30 buy online, VIP $100. Tickets are also available for the different events throughout the week.

More Info and tickets:www.miamibrowardcarnival.com


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 Regatta 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 12, 2019 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Where? Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, 2700 Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
How Much? General Admission $44, Beer Socialite (gets in at 3:00 pm) $74, VIP (gets in at 2:00 pm + bathrooms) $84 all prices plus fees. Groupon Beer Socialite $85.93 $45

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

South Florida Seafood Festival

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 19 - 20, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to sundown
Where? Miami Marine Stadium at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
How Much? General Admission $15 buy online, $20 at the door. Kids under 10 FREE. Take advantage of online EARLY BIRD specials for substantial savings. General Admission does NOT include food and beverage. Family Pack $30 for 2 adults and unlimited kids. Groupon General Admission $20 $9 or Family Pack $13

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

SOBE Seafood Week

SOBE Seafood Festival

The week 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 22 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 on Saturday October 26 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? October 22 - 26, 2019
An Evening at Joe's - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Cooking & Cocktails at Meat Market - Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach)
Crabs, Slabs & Cabs at the Shelborne South Beach - Thursday, October 24, 2019 (1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach)
VIP Chef Showdown at Lummus Park at 12th Street and Ocean - Friday, October 25, 2019
SOBE Seafood Fest at Lummus Park at 14th Street and Ocean - Saturday, October 26, 2019

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

Holidays in October

Columbus Day - A Public Holiday - Monday October 14, 2019

Christopher Columbus Statue

Columbus Day is a public holiday which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492 and celebrated on the second Monday in October in the United States.

Federal government offices are closed except for National parks.

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


Government Offices
Post Offices
Public Libraries


Shopping centers and malls
Grocery Stores
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 is happening this Columbus Day Weekend 2019.

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.

Miami Concerts and Entertainment this October 2019

Gloria Trevi & Karol G: Diosa De La Noche Tour

Gloria Trevi on Tour

When? Friday, October 4, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? ›› Find Gloria Trevi Tickets

Juan Luis Guerra: Literal Tour

Juan Luis Guerra on Tour

When? Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? ›› Find Juan Luis Guerra Tickets

Les Miserables

Les Miserables Miami

When? October 8 - 20, 2019
Where? Au Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
How Much? ›› Find Les Mis Tickets
You can get discount tickets for Les Miserables at Goldstar, $55.50 - $95.50 $30 - $70, you must be a Goldstar member but membership is FREE! Just sign up it's worth the savings!

Maluma 11:11 World Tour


When? Friday, October 11, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

How Much? ›› Find Maluma Tour Tickets

Logic: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour

Logic Tour

When? Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? ›› Find Logic Tour Tickets

The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds Of Summer

Chainsmokers Tour

When? Thursday October 24, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? ›› Find The Chainsmokers Tour Tickets

Maná: Rayando el Sol Tour

Mana Tour

When? Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

How Much? ›› Find Mana Tickets

Maroon 5

Maroon 5

When? Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Where? Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

How Much? ›› Find Maroon 5 Tickets

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

How Much? ›› Find Fiddler On The Roof Tickets

Shrek: The Musical

Shrek The Musical

When? October 25 - November 9, 2019

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

How Much? ›› Find Shrek Tickets

Miami For Kids And Families This October 2019

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Adventure

Peppa Pig Adventure

When? Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 6:00 pm

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

How Much? ›› Find Peppa Pig Live! Tickets

Miami Broward Junior Carnival

Parade at Miami Broward Junior Carnival

Kids can have their own Carnival fun too! Junior Carnival will feature a parade with over 10 participating bands and many children's activities including bounce houses and face painting.

When? Saturday, October 5, 2019 - noon to 9:00 pm
Where? Central Broward Regional Park at 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, Fl, 33311, on the corner of 441 and Sunrise
How Much? $10 Online plus fees. Park Fee $1.50

More Info and tickets: www.miamibrowardcarnival.com

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

Little Engine That Could

When? Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:00 am

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

How Much? ›› Find Little Engine That Could Tickets

Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!

Sesame Street Lets Party

When? October 19 - 20, 2019

Where? Watsco Center at UM

How Much? ›› Find Sesame Street Live! Tickets

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

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, thrilling carnival rides, bounce houses, a Pumpkin Beer Garden for mom and dad and of course your favorite fair foods!

When? Saturday and Sunday October 26 - 27, 2019
Where? Peacock Park in Coconut Grove at 2820 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133
How Much? General Admission $20, (2 years old and up) includes all carnival rides, shows and activities except pumpkin and decorating purchases which are available for an extra fee.

More Info and tickets: www.coconutgrovepumpkinpatch.com

Santa's Echanted Forest

Santa's Enchanted Forest

The largest Christmas-Themed Amusement Park and Carnival is back with its millions of dazzling lights, South Florida's tallest christmas tree, and the carnival rides for little ones and those wanting a little more extreme.
Santa's new home in Doral is bigger than ever with more than 40 acres of attractions, plus 3 entrances and expansive parking. 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 9, 2023 - January 7, 2024
Where? 7400 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33166
How Much? Adults (9-64) $44.86, Children (3-8) and Seniors 65+ $36.45. Season Passes, military discounts, group discounts and express passes available.

More Info: Santa's Enchanted Forest

For Miami Sports Fans This October 2019

Miami Heat Basketball Pre-Season Schedule October 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! Find Tickets
›› Check for great discounts for Miami Heat Tickets at Groupon!!!

Miami Dolphins Schedule - October 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! ›› Find Tickets
›› Check for Miami Dolphins Tickets at Groupon.

Miami Hurricanes Schedule - October 2019 Home Games and College Football Tickets

Miami Hurricanes schedule and tickets

When? College Football season just starting! Get your Hurricanes season tickets now!

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! ›› Find Tickets

Florida Panthers Schedule - October 2019 Home Games and Hockey Tickets

Florida Panthers Tickets BBT Center

Panthers are pouncing, get over to the BB&T Center 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? As low as $15, but they go quick! Find Tickets
›› Check for deals on Panthers Tickets at Groupon.

Free Or Almost Free Ongoing Events in Miami

Miami Design District Free Outdoor Concerts
Performance Series Season Opener!

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 select Fridays of the month 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?!!!

The first concert of the season will be this October 18th and brings us the Miami Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eduardo Marturet featuring YoungArts alumnae Ashley Tamar Davis and Grace Weber.

When? Friday October 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Where? Palm Court Plaza at the Miami Design District
How Much? FREE!
More Info: www.miamidesigndistrict.net

New World Symphony 100th WALLCAST® Concert Season Opener

WALLCAST Concert at SoundScape Park

The New World Symphony will kick off the 2019 - 2020 WALLCAST® Concert Season and celebrate its 100th WALLCAST® Concert on October 12, 2019

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? October 12, 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

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 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.

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 October 12, 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


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