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
Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Where: MANA, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami
Three-day celebration of German culture, history and beer with food, live music and Bavarian entertainment.
Italian Film Festival
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 Grand Tasting
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.
Bacardi Columbus Day Regatta
Where: Biscayne Bay, Miami
Miami’s oldest regatta returns for its 62nd year, filling the waters of Biscayne Bay with almost 300 vessels racing throughout the weekend.
Miami Broward Carnival
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.
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.
Redland Growfest! Festival
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 neede
d to grow your own food, with seedlings, growing supplies and more.
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.
Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival
Where: Regatta Park, 2699 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove
Pick out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween 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.
South Beach Seafood Festival
Where: Lummus Park, 7th St. and Ocean Drive
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
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.
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.
Vizcaya Halloween Sundowner
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
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.