Get in the Fall Spirit with These Seasonal South Florida Celebrations

Although we may not have autumn’s quintessential crisp temperatures and changing leaves, we still have plenty of fall fun in South Florida.

From Oktoberfest celebrations to food festivals to book fairs, you’ll find something happening pretty much every weekend! Check out a few of the top upcoming highlights, and add them to your schedule!

Miami Carnival

Feathers.

When: October 11th – 15th

Where: Locations vary

What: A celebration of Brazilian and Trinidadian culture, the Miami Carnival is one of the most lively and colorful events in the region. You can expect parades, live music, dancing, arts and crafts, and tons of food and drinks. The most popular parts of the carnival include the Junior Carnival and J’Ouvert!

Oktoberfest Miami

Oktoberfest.

When: October 11th – 13th, 18th – 20th

Where: German American Social Club on Miller Drive

What: Celebrating its 62nd year, Oktoberfest Miami is the longest continuously-running Oktoberfest in the country! Come one of the two weekends for authentic German beer food, music, and more.

Grovetoberfest

Beer.

When: October 12th

Where: Regatta Park

What: If you’re a fan of craft beer, then you won’t want to miss Grovetoberfest. With over 500 craft beers, tons of tastings, and live music, it’s one of the largest celebrations of its kind!

Cardboard Boat Race

Paper boat.

When: October 12th

Where: City of Hollywood Marina

What: Grab a team, assemble a boat, and see if you have what it takes to stay afloat for the Cardboard Boat Race! Boats can be built on or off site, and cardboard will be provided. The winners of the race get trophies and bragging rights! Check out some of the designs from last year, and get to building.

South Beach Seafood Festival

Seafood.

When: October 22nd – 26th

Where: South Beach

What: Named by USAToday as one of the Top 5 Specialty Festivals in the country and rated as the Best Seafood Festival in the US by the Travel Channel, the South Beach Seafood Festival is a can’t-miss. In addition to some of the best flavors in the country, you can also expect live music, games, demos, and plenty of drinks.

Miami Beach Pop Festival

A concert.

When: November 8th – 10th

Where: South Beach

What: Jack Johnson, Chance the Rapper, T-Pain, The Roots, Maggie Rogers—this three-day music festival is bringing in some big names. No matter what your favorite genre is—from dance and hip hop to pop and rock—you’ll probably find a familiar name on the lineup.

Miami Book Fair

Books.

When: November 17th – 24th

Where: Locations vary

What: Close out the season by curling up with a perfect book at the Miami Book Fair. For eight days, you can explore vendors, authors, and all things literature.

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Happy Birthday, America! Here’s How to Spend This 4th of July in South Florida

Large fireworks display.

July 4th is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for fireworks, hot dogs, and a whole lot of fun—especially if you live in South Florida.

Trust us, Miami knows how to throw a party, and you’ll find a dozen different ways to celebrate Independence Day in Miami and Palm Beach County. There’s a LOT… so we’ve narrowed down the best celebrations for you.

So, here are five ways to celebrate America’s birthday in South Florida.

Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival

Festivities kick off at 9 a.m. with free yoga on the beach, and end with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. During the day, enjoy food trucks, a kids zone complete with a rock climbing wall, bungee station, face painting, corn hole, soccer clinic, potato sack racing and more!

Live music starts at 4:30 p.m. with Suenalo, then “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas at 6:15, and finally Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band at 7:30 p.m.

This is the quintessential Miami Beach blowout, and it’s the talk of the town year after year!

South Beach Ocean Drive Fireworks

A woman holding a sparkler at night.

Want to celebrate the 4th on Ocean Drive? Head to a local rooftop bar to catch the stunning City of Miami fireworks.

If you’re looking for something a little more lowkey than a festival or a party, but still want some good old-fashioned Independence Day fun, Ocean Drive is your best bet.

Hollywood’s 4th of July Star Spangled Spectacular

You don’t have to travel to the heart of Miami to have an unforgettable 4th of July! Blue Wave Beach in Hollywood is an award-winning destination, known for its soft white sand and cool blue water.

For live music, games on the sand, food vendors, activities, and, of course, fireworks, look no further than this Hollywood mainstay for a fun-filled and relaxed 4th of July.

City of Aventura Fourth of July Fireworks

Huge fireworks display.

Watch the skies light up with red, blue, white, and all the colors of the rainbow at this classic Aventura event.

Camp out along Country Club Drive for a front-row seat to one of the most vibrant shows Aventura has to offer this summer! Fireworks begin right at 9 p.m. and may be viewed from any spot on Country Club Drive.

America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park

Music, fireworks, food, activities, a kids’ zone: America’s best birthday party is something locals and tourists alike look forward toe very year!

Bayfront Park is the perfect setting for this kind of party. Enjoy fun for residents of all ages, live music and awesome treats, and some of the prettiest fireworks you’ll see all year. What could be more American than that?

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