November 2023
Miami Events, Holidays and Festivals

What's hot: Miami Book Fair, Thanksgiving and Holiday 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 events and holidays and a jam-packed entertainment schedule featuring Maluma, The Trilogy Tour: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & Ricky Martin, Pink, Doja Cat and many more! 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 2023

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Holidays in November

  • Veterans Day - Saturday, November 11, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2023, 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 2023:

FREE or almost FREE Ongoing Events in Miami:

Activities, Tours, Attractions and Things To Do This November

It's time to get out! 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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Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Candlelight Concerts

Several Venues
Select Dates

Drake in Miami

DRAKE It's All A Blur Tour

Kaseya Center (FTX Arena)
September 28 - 29, 2023

Jonas Brothers in Miami

Jonas Brothers The World Tour

Kaseya Center (FTX Arena)
October 14, 2023


November 2023 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 12 - 19, 2023
Where? 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.
2023 Tickets for the Street Fair:
Friday FREE
Saturday and Sunday: $8 ($10 at door), 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

North Miami BrewFest

North Miami BrewFest

The North Miami BrewFest is a one-day festival featuring 50 of the best craft breweries in Florida paired with gourmet bites from 30 outstanding local restaurants. Join us for an all-inclusive, tastefully crafted experience where food is included in the ticket price! Guests enjoy amazing live music and beer-related seminars for enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the experience.

When? November 18, 2023

Where? The NoMI Village at 12351 Northwest 7th Avenue North Miami, FL 33168

How Much? $75-$95. All proceeds from the festival go to support the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University.

More Info and tickets: www.northmiamibrewfest.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, exact dates TBA November 2023 to January 2024
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 and tickets: Nightgarden Magical Light Spectacular

Magical Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Candlelight Concerts Miami

This concert series known simply as "Candlelight" which have had tremendous success around the world has arrived in Miami! Listening to classical or jazz or contemporary music in an intimate and atmospheric setting of a candlelit concert is a delightful and magical experience.
These enchanting concerts feature a wide variety of genres, from Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky, operas and Broadway, to Frank Sinatra, Taylor Swift, Adele, Fleetwood Mac, ABBA... all played by talented musicians at a variety of gorgeous and unique indoor and outdoor venues including Hotel Colonnade, Jungle Island, the Coral Gables Congregational Church...

More info and tickets: Candlelight Concerts in Miami

Holidays in November

Veterans Day - a Public Holiday - Saturday, November 11, 2023

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 23, 2023

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.
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

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? TBA November - December 2023
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 TBA November - December 2023 - 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 and Tickets: Zoo Lights

Chimp with Christmas Presents  at Zoo Miami

Christmas at the Deeering Estate

Christmas at Deering Estate

"Holidays in Wonderland", a Lewis Carrol Story - Historic Holiday Decor: This season, the Deering Estate celebrates the holiday season through the looking glass with décor inspired by the fantastical world of Lewis Carroll. Alice, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts, will be featured in several historic rooms, galleries, and hand-decorated holiday trees.

When? November 24, 2023 - January 7, 2024
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 2023 TBA - 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? TBA December 2023 - 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 2023

Miami Heat Basketball Schedule November 2023 Home Games and Tickets

Miami Heat Tickets AA Arena

When? See home game schedule below

Where? Kaseya Center, formerly FTX Arena

How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!
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Miami Dolphins Schedule - November 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Home Games and Hockey Tickets

Florida Panthers Tickets BBT Center

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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Soccer Schedule November 2023 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

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

MOAD Body Electric exhibit

Come and enjoy the Magic of Ocean Drive with this new FREE open air family-friendly classical music series every Sunday at 5:00 pm. Talented South Florida performers will present concerts that are free and open to the general public. You are welcome to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs and refreshments.

This year's line up includes performances by the South Beach Chamber Ensemble, Nu Deco Ensemble, Nicole Henry, the New World Symphony Ensemble among many others.

When?: Sundays at 5:00 pm
Where?: Ocean Drive Promenade located between 14th Street and 14th Place in Lummus Park
How Much?: FREE

›› More info and line up on the Ocean Drive Association FB Page

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

Miami Museums Free Days

MOAD Body Electric exhibit

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!

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.

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

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