Best events in Miami in November 2017

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

Is planted-based living a part of your day to day? Check out this weeklong conference of celebrity chef dinners, a veggie burger battle, fitness and body care, workshops, tastings, a 5K run and more.

Nov. 1-5

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

2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables

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.

Nov 2

Throughout Fort Lauderdale


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

7900 SW 40th St. in Miami

France Cinema Floride

Francophiles are treated to seven French films, all with English subtitles, in the 12th installation of this film festival.

Nov. 3-5

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

Tickets $12

iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina

Luis Fonsi

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

601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami


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

16001 W. State Road 84, 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.

Nov. 12-19

Where: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

Tickets $5 and up, plus free events.

300 NE Second Ave, Miami

Miami Short Film Festival

Catch short films — no more than 20 minutes long — at Cinepolis and the Miami Beach Cinematheque from international filmmakers.

Nov. 6-11

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.

Nov. 19-21

Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway, One Speedway Blvd. in Homestead

Tickets $40 and up

One Speedway Blvd., Homestead

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.

Nov. 18-19

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.

Nov. 23-27

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


301 N. Biscayne Blvd. in Miami