There are lots of ways to keep busy this November in and around Miami. Here are some of our favorite events.
SEED Food & Wine Festival
Where: Various venues
Tickets $25 and up
For the seventh year Coral Gables’ top restaurants churn out delicious burgers. Indulge in delectables from Bulla, Seasons 52, BurgerFi, Glass & Vine and others.
Nov. 2 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Fred B. Hartnett /Ponce Circle Park, 2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables
Tickets $60 to $100
Day of the Dead
The Mexican tradition of honoring the dead returns with a skeleton procession, craft crypt, ofrendas, live music and dance and a street festival.
Throughout Fort Lauderdale
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Santa’s Enchanted Forest
It’s never too early to celebrate the holidays! The extravaganza returns for a two-month-long Christmas village with rides, shows, games and – of course – Santa Claus.
Nov. 2 to Jan. 7, 2018
Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St. in Miami
Tickets $32.71 and up
France Cinema Floride
Francophiles are treated to seven French films, all with English subtitles, in the 12th installation of this film festival.
Where: Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St. in Miami
iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina
Some of the biggest names in Latin music come to Miami for an unforgettable night . Performers include Nacho, Don Omar, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi and Diplo.
Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Tickets $29 and up
Put on your running shoes and head to the zoo for a 5K run and walk benefiting West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Zoo Miami Foundation.
Nov. 11 at 7:30 a.m.
Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St. in Miami
Registration $35 to $45
The Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Fest
Celebrate Jamaican culture with a celebrity cook-out, street party zone, cultural stage, kids fun zone and performances by Morgan Heritage, King Yellowman and the Sagittarius Band, Tarrus Riley and more.
Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84 in Sunrise
Miami Book Fair
The annual book fair returns with artists, authors and cultural icons, including former Vice President Joe Biden. The three-day street fair runs Nov. 17-19.
Where: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
Tickets $5 and up, plus free events.
Miami Short Film Festival
Catch short films — no more than 20 minutes long — at Cinepolis and the Miami Beach Cinematheque from international filmmakers.
Where: Various venues
Tickets $15 and up
NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend
It’s time to put the pedal to the metal at the speedway with three days of NASCAR racing.
Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway, One Speedway Blvd. in Homestead
Tickets $40 and up
Miami Harvest Festival
Enjoy fall traditions with arts and crafts, bounce houses, a model train village, petting zoo, classic car show, pony and hayrides, face painting and an early visit from Santa Claus.
Where: Miami-Dade Fair Expo, 10901 SW 24 St. in Miami
Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door
White Party Week
The annual event draws attendees from around the world for parties raising money for Care Resource, an AIDS service organization.
Where: Nightclubs and bars throughout Miami
Tickets $35 and up
Christmas Tree Lighting
Usher in the Christmas season with the lighting of Miami’s 50-foot tree. Then head over to la Feria del Mercado de San Miguel for a Spanish-inspired marketplace.
Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.
Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd. in Miami