October 2021
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

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

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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, the Deering Seafood Festival and SoBe Seafood Week will be delighting seafoodies this month.

As stadiums and entertainment venues have reopened, our sports and concerts calendar is slowly filling back up. That said, Covid-19 continues to present challenging circumstances and the status of the many events scheduled for October may change at the last minute. Always double-check with the organizers prior to purchasing tickets or heading out to the events.

This Month's Miami Highlight Events:

The concert and entertainment scene in October 2021

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Holidays in October

  • Columbus Day - Monday, October 11, 2021. This is a bank holiday. Schools and government offices will be closed but commercial establishments remain open.
  • Halloween - Saturday, October 31, 2021, parties and events ongoing throughout the month

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Things To Do This October, the following have reopened:

It's time to get out! Here's a list of things to do while maintaining social distancing measures. They have reopened and can be booked now. 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.

Specially for kids and families This October 2021:

FREE or almost FREE Ongoing Events in Miami:

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Guns N Roses in Miami

Guns N' Roses

Hard Rock Live! At the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
October 2 - 3, 2021

Enrique Iglesias Ricky Martin

Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin

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October 22-23, 2021

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

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December 18, 2021


October 2021 Highlight Events in Miami

Columbus Day Weekend - October 8 - 11, 2021

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 11, 2021.

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 - October 10, 2021

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 when the grand finale events, the parade, concerts and costume competitions are planned.

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

When?

  • Friday October 8, 2021 - Steelband Panorama Competition - 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Central Broward Regional Park Cricket Stadium
  • Saturday October 9, 2021 - Official J'Ouvert - 7:00 am to 3:00 pm in Broward
  • Sunday October 10, 2021 - Parade of the Bands, Concerts, Kings, Queens & Individuals costume competitions - 11:00 am to 11:00 pm - Miami Dade County Fairgrounds (The Fair) at 10901 SW 24th Street, Miami FL 33165

How Much? $30-$40 buy online, All access $100, VIP $150 Tickets are also available for the different events throughout the week.

More Info and tickets: www.miamicarnival.com

Vegan Block Party - October 16, 2021

Vegan Block Party Miami

VEGAN BLOCK PARTY is the ultimate plant-based food, drink, & lifestyle festival!
Join in for an all-day event featuring an epic vendor line-up, 100% vegan bar, music & entertainment, private beach access, family fun, wellness workshops, and so much more!

When? Saturday October 16, 2021 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Where? Historic Virginia Key Beach Park at 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149
How Much? Adult General Admission $25, Child General Admission $12

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

Grovetoberfest - TBA

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? TBA 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Where? Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, 2700 Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
How Much? TBA, last year General Admission $54, Beer Socialite (gets in at 3:00 pm) $74, VIP (gets in at 2:00 pm + bathrooms) $99 all prices plus fees. Groupon Beer Socialite $85.93 $45

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

SOBE Seafood Week - October 20 - 23, 2021

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 Wednesday October 21 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 24 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 20 - 23, 2021

  • An Evening at Joe's - Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • Crabs, Slabs & Cabs at the Shore Club Hotel - Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • VIP Chef Showdown at Lummus Park at 12th Street and Ocean - Friday, October 22, 2021
  • SOBE Seafood Fest at Lummus Park at 14th Street and Ocean - Saturday, October 23, 2021

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

The 16th Annual Deering Seafood Festival On The Bay - October 24, 2021

Seafood feast at the Deering Estate Seafood Festival

Get ready for a non-stop celebration at the Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay, complete with delicious catch from the sea, celebrity chef cooking demos, fun-filled adventures for kids, Virgin Island stilt walkers, a Bahamian Junkanoo musical parade and on-going live entertainment.

When? Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where? The Deering Estate at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue in Palmetto Bay, Miami, FL 33157
How Much? Admission: Adults $20 in advance online, $30 the day of the event; children 4-14 years $7, $10 at the gate, Members FREE

Here's more on the Deering Seafood Festival. For Tickets.

South Florida Seafood Festival - TBA

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? TBA - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm
Where? Miami Marine Stadium at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
How Much? TBA, last year General Admission $8 early bird online, $12 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 $12 for 2 adults and unlimited kids under 12.

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

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Ft Lauderdale Boat Show Outdoor Boat Exhibits

Every year, the largest in-water boat show in the world comes to Fort Lauderdale, the "Yachting Capital of the World" to exhibit a vast array of the industry's latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle.

From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something for everyone!

When? October 27 - 31, 2021
Where? Bahia Mar Yachting Center at 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
How Much? TBA

More Info www.flibs.com.

Holidays in October

Columbus Day - A Public Holiday - Monday October 11, 2021

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:

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 is happening this Columbus Day Weekend 2021.

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 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? October 2, 2021 - noon to 9:00 pm
Where? TBA, previously at Central Broward Regional Park at 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, Fl, 33311, on the corner of 441 and Sunrise
How Much? $15

More Info and tickets: www.miamicarnival.org/junior-carnival/

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival - TBA

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 - TBA for 2021
Where? Peacock Park in Coconut Grove at 2820 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133
How Much? TBA, previously 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

For Miami Sports Fans This October 2021

Miami Heat Basketball Pre-Season Schedule October 2021 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? See home game schedule for this month below

Where? FTX Arena, formerly AmericanAirlines Arena

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

Miami Dolphins Schedule - October 2021 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

Miami Hurricanes Schedule - October 2021 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 2021 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? TBA

Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise

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

Inter Miami CF Soccer Schedule October 2021 Home Games and Tickets

Inter Miami Tickets Lockhart Stadium

When? See home game schedule for this month below

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

How Much? $28 - $150 Find Tickets

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

Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) Free Admission on Thursdays

MOAD Body Electric exhibit

Located at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) offers groundbreaking exhibitions and programs that aim to foster a reimagined Miami. The new initiative is designed to make art accessible to all in the community, as well as visitors.

Free admission on Thursday evenings will continue indefinitely and includes admission to the galleries of MDC Special Collections - the Kislak Center and the Cuban Legacy Gallery.

Currently on view at MOAD is The Body Electric, a major exhibition that looks at our fraught relationship to technology, particularly the increasingly inescapable interface between our bodies and screens.

When?: Thursday evenings from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where?: Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College Freedom Tower, 2nd Floor at 600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
How Much?: FREE

›› More Info www.mdcmoad.org

Miami Beach Live Music Series

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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