November 2021
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

What's hot: Miami Book Fair, Thanksgiving Events...

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Events may be cancelled / postponed / rescheduled due to the current Coronavirus health precautions. Please check with event organizers for updates.

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. All beaches and parks are open, this is a great time to be out!

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 events and holidays, Covid-19 continues to present some challenges and the formats of the events may be different this year to accomodate enhanced health measures.

Thanksgiving is upon us and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Lots of light fests and holiday entertainment already underway by the end of the month!

Please always double-check with organizers for any last minute changes or cancellations.

This Month's Miami Highlight Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in November 2021

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Holidays in November

  • Veterans Day - Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 25, 2021, Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday and also the "unofficial" start to the Holiday shopping season.

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Kicking Off the Holiday Season

Specially for kids and families This November 2021:

FREE or almost FREE Ongoing Events in Miami:

Things To Do This November, the following are OPEN:

It's time to get out! Make a reservation as many of the tours and activities are running on limited capacities. You can book with confidence as there is a free cancellation policy for most of the activities listed here, if your plans change and you cancel up to 24 hours in advance you will receive a full refund.

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Hamilton Miami

Hamilton

Au-Rene Theater at the BCPA
Nov 22 to Dec 11, 2022

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

FTX Arena
December 18, 2022

Wicked Miami

Wicked

Adrienne Arsht Center
Feb 15 - Mar 5, 2023


November 2021 Highlight Events in Miami

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.

But it's more than reading and books, lots of activities are planned also for the little ones including a "Children's Alley" for kids, a fun learning zone featuring the wonders of music, science, art, storytelling, world cultures, health and even coding workshops.

When? November 14 - 21, 2021
Where? This year it will be a hybrid fair, many events will be livestreamed and available online at www.miamibookfaironline.com with the Street Fair from November 19 - 21, 2021 in downtown's central business district surrounding the Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, which will be closed to street traffic.
How Much? Pay-what-you-can pricing for several livestreams. Tickets are needed for the Street Fair and the "Evenings With..." series author presentations.
2021 Tickets for the Street Fair TBA, previously:
Friday FREE
Saturday and Sunday: $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, confirmed authors and schedule of events: www.miamibookfair.com

NightGarden a Magical Light Spectacular

NightGarden Magical Light Spectacular at Fairchild

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.
Come and marvel at unbelievable live effects such as holographic butterflies and floating orchids throughout multiple acres of dazzling magic.

When? Select dates Thursdays thru Sundays, November 11, 2022 to January 8, 2023
Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
How Much? General Admission $35, Children 10 and under $30, plus service fees. Discounts for Fairchild members, students, senior, military, group (min. 6) bundle available.

More info: www.thenightgarden.com

Holidays in November

Veterans Day - a Public Holiday - Thursday, November 11, 2021

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 25, 2021

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.

Kicking Off The Holiday Season

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.
In a new location in Doral for the 2022 season, Santa's new home 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, 2022 to January 8, 2023 - 5:00pm to Midnight
Where? 7500 NW 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33166
How Much? Adults (9-64) $42.99, Children (3-8) and Seniors 65+ $34.58. Season Passes, military discounts, group discounts and express passes available.

More Info: Santa's Enchanted Forest

Symphony In Lights Holiday Celebration at Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park Symphony in Lights

The entire property will be illuminated with more than 250,000 LED lights, all set to the sounds of holiday favorites from yesterday and today.
A 10-minute light show will begin at the top of every hour from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, selfies with Santa and snow show on opening night November 12.

"Symphony in Lights" is not only the perfect opportunity to experience some holiday magic, but also to enjoy shopping, dining and boundless entertainment at Gulfstream Park Village's open-air setting.

When? November 12 - December 31, 2022
Where? Gulfstream Park at 901 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
How Much? FREE

More info: Symphony in Lights at Gulfstream Park

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami Christmas

It's that magical time of the year as the park transforms into a fabulous array of shimmering trees and dazzling (animal-shaped of course) lights that adorn every corner of this fantastic animal kingdom.

What else? Appearances by Santa (until December 23), animal presentations, arts & crafts and letters to Santa (limited spaces available), hot cocoa and cookies (fee), Snowman's River Boat Rides ($5 per person)

When?: Select nights November 25 - December 30, 2022 - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where?: Zoo Miami at 1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177
How Much?: $20.95 per adult and $18.95 per child age 3 - 12 plus tax

More Info Here: www.zoomiami.org

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Christmas at the Deeering Estate

Christmas at Deering Estate

"A Jazzy Holiday" Historic Holiday Decor: With over a dozen holiday trees, from the grand 17-foot tree in the Great Hall, to multiple smaller trees throughout the historic houses that are lavishly decorated to accentuate the architectural details and fine furnishings of the historic house museum.

The Deering Estate has assembled a team of top designers that will once again transform the homes for the holiday season, led by its award-winning Designer-in-Residence, Alfredo Brito.

When? November 25, 2022 - January 6, 2023
How Much? Adults $15, Children (4 - 14) $7

Holiday Evening Strolls: Stroll the main grounds and the Historic Homes as they light up in the night. Enjoy the warmth of a campfire and showings of holiday films! Children can also bring their letters to Santa to drop off. Wrap up the night as Mrs. Claus arrives to read bedtime stories to the children from afar.

When? December 2 and December 14, 2022 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
How Much? Adults $15, Children (4 - 14) $7

Story Time and Photos with Santa: Enjoy story-time with Santa's elves and photos with Santa (for an additional fee) inside the Great Hall. Children can participate in holiday arts and crafts activities.

When? December 17, 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
How Much? Adults $15, Children (4 - 14) $7

Where? The Deering Estate at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33157

More info: www.deeringestate.org

For Miami Sports Fans This November 2021

Miami Heat Basketball Schedule November 2021 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? See home game schedule below

Where? FTX Arena, formerly AmericanAirlines Arena

How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!
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Miami Dolphins Schedule - November 2020 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 2021 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 2021 Home Games and Hockey Tickets

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When? See Schedule below

Where? FLA Live Arena, formerly BB&T Center, Sunrise

How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!

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Inter Miami CF Soccer Schedule November 2020 Home Games and Tickets

Inter Miami Tickets Lockhart Stadium

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? DRV PNK Stadium, Ft Lauderdale at 1350 NW 55th St, Fort Lauderdale. Between I-95 and the Turnpike, north of Commercial.

More Info and Tickets www.intermiamicf.com/

Free Or Almost Free Ongoing Events in Miami

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? 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

Miami Design District Art and Architecture Walks

MDD Art and Architecture Walks

Explore the art murals, outdoor art spaces, perhaps a gallery or two, featured exhibitions or the fabulous architecture throughout the Design District with resident experts.

Also on Sundays, The Market brings you locally sourced produce, culturally influenced food, or that special one-of-a-kind creation, while enjoying live entertainment.

When?: Several Saturdays / Sundays throughout the month, check the calendar of events for details
Where?: 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 second or third Saturday of the month and the season runs from October through May.

When? Second or third Saturday of the month

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

Miami Museums Free Days

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Many Miami museums regularly offer free admission days, so take advantage and save if you can!

Here are some of the offerings, and be sure to double check for updates or changes with each venue before you head out.

For our Residents, if you have a Miami Dade Library Card, check out the FREE Museum Pass Program where you can get passes to many of the most popular museums and attractions in the city. Passes are good for a family of 4 and can be easily "checked out" with your library card. Passes are first-come-first-served and as you can imagine, some of the most popular ones get snatched as soon as they become available, each library branch gets a limited number of passes for each attraction.

The Museum Pass Program offers free entry to the following:

  • Deering Estate
  • Miami Children's Museum
  • Perez Art Museum (PAMM)
  • Frost Museum of Science
  • Frost Art Museum
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • Zoo Miami
  • Lowe Art Museum
  • The Bass
  • Fruit and Spice Park
  • ... and many more!

Miami Beach Live Music Series - Currently Postponed

Miami Beach Live Music Series

The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District Presents Miami Beach Live Music Series. From upscale hotels, museums, restaurants to clubs Washington Avenue is the new hotspot on Miami Beach. Explore each venue or settle at one while enjoying great music from all around the world. Enjoy the best live Jazz, Latin, Blues, Reggae, Soul, Pop and Rock music in South Florida every 3rd Thursday of the month... FREE of charge!

When? Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Where? Along Washington Avenue in South Beach
How Much? FREE
More Info: Miami Beach Live Music Series.

Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater Series

Fantasy Theater Factory Show

Fantasy Theater Factory is a non-profit organization that manages the Sandrell Rivers Theater, a state of the art black box theater in Miami. FTF places its greatest programmatic emphasis on Theater for Young Audiences which place a primary focus on childhood literacy and ecology. Other focus areas of programming include: fitness, history, diversity, self esteem, peer pressure and bullying prevention. FTF also produces cultural arts workshop residency programs that serve at-risk youth, children with disabilities and general population students.

Monthly lineups include a bi-monthly film screening series, a bi-monthly live music series, an art exhibition series and a new play competition, where playwrights can have their new works performed as staged readings in front of live audiences.

Each year FTF produces well over 500 programs, many are FREE and open to the public, some offered for a low nominal fee, in many cases if you are unable to afford a ticket, please call their box office, and they will be happy to reserve up to four (4) free tickets for your party.

When? Various throughout the month
Where? Sandrell Rivers Theater at 6103 NW 7th Ave, Miami FL 33127
How Much? Many FREE or offered for a low fee.
More Info and this month's lineup: Fantasy Theater Factory Shows.

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