Things To Do

Miami Events - October 2015

Grey Goose helped sponsor the charity-driven party atop the parking structure on Lincoln Road. Photo: Tomas Loewy
Grey Goose helped sponsor the charity-driven party atop the parking structure on Lincoln Road. Photo: Tomas Loewy

Fritz & Franz Oktoberfest

Sept, 29-Oct. 9

Where: Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables

Raise your bier stein at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus’ annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest and party on the daily with music, yodeling and lots and lots of beer.

Sam Adams Octoberfest

Oct. 1-4

Where: MANA, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami

Four-day celebration of German culture, history and beer with food, live music and Bavarian entertainment. 

Italian Film Festival

Oct. 8-13

Where: Various venues throughout Miami

Check out the best in short films, documentaries, and feature-length film from Italy along with tributes, free screenings, dinners and cocktails in venues throughout the city.

Craft Spirits Festival

Oct. 8

Where: Cruz Building, 3157 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove

A grand tasting of craft, boutique and artisinal producers of whiskeys, rums, vodkas, gins and other spirits plus the mixologists who turn them into the cocktails we crave.

Miami Broward Carnival

Oct. 11

Where: Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami

This exciting festival celebrates the culture, traditions, art and heritage of the Caribbean with a parade, musical performances, Caribbean food and the crowning of the Carinvial King and Queen.

Bacardi Columbus Day Regatta

Oct. 10-11

Where: Biscayne Bay, Miami

Miami’s oldest regatta returns for its 61st year, filling the waters of Biscayne Bay with almost 300 vessels racing throughout the weekend. 

Festival Miami

Oct. 16-Nov. 7 

Where: Various venues around Miami

The University of Miami Frost School of Music hosts this month-long series of concerts, workshops and lectures. This year’s lineup includes Master Jazz organist Joe DeFrancesco, Black Violin, Frost Wind Ensemble, French vocalist Cyrille Aimee, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Natalia Lafourcade, John Easterlin and many more.

Redland Growfest! Festival

Oct. 17-18

Where: Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Miami

Connect the dots between the garden and the dinner table at this festival that offers insight into the tools needed to grow your own food, with seedlings, growing supplies and more. 


Oct. 17

Where: Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove

Celebrate brews from around the world and across the nation with tastings of more than 300 varieties, cooking demos, a home-brew contest, live music and more.

South Beach Seafood Festival

Oct. 21-24

Where: Various locations, and Oct. 24 at Ocean Drive and Seventh Street

Seafood lovers reel in some of the tastiest dishes in South Florida at this festival that brings out some of the area’s finest dining establishments to offer their most inspired recipes starring the ocean’s bounty.

Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival

Oct. 24-25

Where: LeJeune and Biltmore Way, Coral Gables

This event showcases Hispanic song, dance, folklore and art, and includes family fun at the Children’s Pavilion, the Artists Boulevard, vendors, live music and a dominoes tournament.

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

Oct. 24-25

Where: Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove

Pick out the perfect pumpkin for Hall

oween at this pumpkin patch in the middle of Coconut Grove. Kids can enjoy a variety of activities like a hay maze, fun zone, rides, inflatables, shows at the main stage, scarecrow-making plus more than 5,000 pumpkins.


Oct. 24-25

Where: Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami

This family-friendly event gives the kids a chance to parade through the zoo in search of candy, enter a costume contest, watch special performances, make Halloween crafts and see the wild animals get their Halloween goodies.


Oct. 22-25

Where: Tower Theater, 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami

Miami International Film Festival’s four-day mid-season mini festival returns iwth a look at the season’s finest new cinematic works. 

Vizcaya Halloween Sundowner

Oct. 30

Where: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami

One of Miami’s premiere Halloween event where locals don their most creative Halloween costumes and party at the historic Vizcaya estate to raise funds for its preservation and protection. 

Nightmare on the Beach

Oct. 31

Where: Lummus Park, Ocean Drive and Ninth Street, Miami Beach

The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s annual Halloween extravaganza is one of the places to see and be seen in full Halloween regalia. The fun includes live entertainment, plenty of cocktails, over-the-top decor and a fun chance to support The Little Lighthouse Foundation.