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Top Miami Events for October 2017

What’s hot: BOGO Month, Columbus Day Weekend, Seafood Fests, Bruno Mars, the Dolphins, the Heat, Halloween… Miami Spice extended through October!

October is BOGO Month in Miami, that is Buy One Get One FREE for some of the most popular attractions in the city. The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau organizes Miami Attractions Month, with great deals from a growing list of participating attractions.

Also, in October, Miami 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.

Bruno Mars is in town and the Dolphins are well underway in the regular season.

What’s coming? Our Miami Heat is back this month with a fully loaded pre-season schedule at the American Airlines Arena!

BOGO Month in Miami

Our most popular Miami Attractions are offering this month Buy One Get One Free Admission and other great enticements, this is a wonderful time to visit parks, take advantage of the deals, the cooler weather and get outdoors!

Some of this year’s participating attractions:

  • Jungle Island
  • Miami Seaquarium, including the Seal Swim and Dolphin Harbour
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • Zoo Miami

This Month’s Signature South Florida Events and Festivals:

  • Miami Spice Iron Fork – October 5, 2017
  • Miami Spice – August 1 – extended through October!
  • Columbus Day Weekend – October 7 – 9, 2017
  • Miami-Broward Carnival – October 8, 2017
  • Grovetoberfest – October 14, 2017
  • Coconut Grove Seafood Festival – October 21-22, 2017
  • SOBE Seafood Festival – October 21, 2017
  • Halloween Events in Miami
  • Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival – October 20 – 22, 2017

The concert and entertainment scene in October 2017 features:

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music – October 10 – 22, 2017
  • J Balvin Energia Tour – October 13, 2017
  • Ricardo Arjona Circo Soledad La Gira – October 14, 2017
  • Scorpions & Megadeth Crazy World Tour – October 14, 2017
  • Bruno Mars The 24K Magic World Tour – October 15 and 18, 2017
  • Tim McGraw & Faith Hill SOUL2SOUL Tour – October 19, 2017
  • Tarzan The Stage Musical – October 19 – November 5, 2017
  • Halsey, PartyNextDoor & Charli XCX – October 21, 2017
  • The Weeknd & Gucci Mane – October 24, 2017

Holidays in October

  • Columbus Day – Monday, October 9, 2017. This is a bank holiday. Schools and government offices will be closed but commercial establishments remain open.
  • Halloween – Tuesday, October 31, 2017, parties, and events ongoing throughout the month

In the Sports Calendar:

  • Miami Dolphins Football
  • Miami Heat Basketball Pre-Season begins
  • Florida Panthers Hockey
  • Miami Hurricanes

For kids and Families

  • Fancy Nancy The Musical – October 7, 2017
  • The Sound of Music – October 10 – 22, 2017
  • Click Clack Moo! – October 15, 2017
  • Tarzan The Stage Musical – October 19 – November 5, 2017
  • Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival – October 20 – 22, 2017

October 2017 Highlight Events in Miami

Miami Spice Iron Fork – October 5, 2017

The Miami New Times’ Iron Fork Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting event are back this year!

Competing for the Iron Fork Award will be two of the region’s finest chefs, each starting off with a basket of foodstuffs to create their own magic in front of a panel of local celebrity chefs.

In addition to admission to this culinary extravaganza, Iron Fork will allow visitors to sample goods from more than 50 restaurants many of which are Miami Spice participants, a great way to get to sample from the best of the best in Miami cuisine.

Confirmed restaurants include favorites such as Amour de Miami, the Brick, Toro Toro, Soyka, Texas de Brazil, Sensory Delights, Kaori, Cibo Wine Bar, Wine Date, Caja Caliente, Dr. Limon Ceviche Bar, Morton’s Steakhouse, Atlantikos, and 320 Gastrolounge, and others are added daily.

When? October 5, 2017 – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where? Hyatt Regency Miami

How Much? Admission tickets include entry into the event at 7:00 pm, food samples, access to cash bars and entertainment.

General Admission online $50, at the door $60
VIP $80, at the door $90 (entrance at 6:00 pm, VIP area)

$30 General Admission Groupon Offer

Miami Spice – August 1st – extended through October!

Treat yourself! It’s restaurant month in Miami! During August and September and this year also extended through October, the city’s top eateries showcase their signature dishes and award-winning chefs with incredible 3-course set lunch or dinner packages that make it easy and affordable for all to try the best of Miami’s delectable cuisine.

Luxury Dining Set Prices: Lunch $23, Dinner $39

Columbus Day Weekend – October 7 – 9, 2017

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 9, 2017.

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.

Miami-Broward Carnival Parade and Concert
Sunday, October 8, 2017

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, October 8, 2017, when the grand finale events are planned.

A “Junior Carnival” is also held which include many family-friendly activities. This year it will be on Saturday, September 30, 2017

When? Main events on Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm include a Carnival Parade and the live Carnival Concerts.

Where? Miami Dade County Fairgrounds (The Fair) 10901 SW 24th Street, Miami FL 33165

How Much? $22.88 buy online Tickets are also available online for the different events throughout the week.

Grovetoberfest – Saturday, October 14, 2017

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 Peacock 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? Saturday, October 14, 2017, General 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. VIP 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where? Peacock Park in Coconut Grove, 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

How Much? General $47.35, Beer Socialite (gets in one hour earlier) $78.25, VIP (gets in two hours earlier) $93.70

Coconut Grove Seafood Festival – October 21-22, 2017

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? Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. to sundown

Where? Miami Marine Stadium at 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

How Much? Early Bird General Admission $15 buy online. Kids under 12 FREE. $27.37 at the Gate. General Admission does NOT include food and beverage.

SOBE Seafood Festival – October 21, 2017

The festival 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 Tuesday, October 17 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 will be surrounded by mini cafes from signature local restaurants, multiple bars, a live entertainment 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? Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm VIP Extended Party 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Where? On the sands of South Beach at Lummus Park, entrance is at 7th and Ocean Drive.

How Much? General Admission Open Bar $45, Early Release $25, VIP $150 and Weekend Passes $250.

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival – October 20 -22, 2017

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 hay bale mazes, hillbilly hay rides, and of course pumpkin galore!

Lots of activities for the kids, a Pumpkin Food Court Feast, and Pumpkin Beer Garden for mom and dad.

New this year is a Full Carnival for all ages! Yes, rollercoasters, bounce houses, and your favorite fair foods of course!

When? Friday to Sunday, October 20 – 22, 2017

Where? Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, located at 2699 SW 27th Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

How Much? General Admission $15, VIP $40 (2 years old and up) includes all carnival rides, shows, and activities except pumpkin and decorating purchases which are available for an extra fee. Groupon Offer $14 VIP $28



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