Put out the schnitzel, it’s time to kitzel. Coconut Grove’s annual Oktoberfest schindig is back with the largest beer festival in South Florida, complete with unlimited samples of over 500 local craft beers, food tastings, live music, old-school video games, and more. Grovetoberfest will run from 2-7pm.
Cost: Tickets start at $44
October 16 - October 20
There’s a whole lot of stuff going down at the 6th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival: a Jack Daniels Club with live music and a basketball court, life-size beach games, cooking classes from Norman Van Aiken, a week of fancy dinners, Cadillacs, open bar, intense chef showdowns, and a VIP area with yoga sessions and a Woodford Reserve speakeasy-styled bar. All in, you can expect over 70 seafood dishes from 22 of Miami’s best restaurants. We suggest Uber-ing. And naps.
Cost: GA tickets start at $45, VIP is $150
Earn your wings at Kitetober Fest
October 20 - October 21
Head to Haulover Park from noon to 5pm on either day, and you can build a kite, fly your own, or watch other people send 150-foot-long ribbons sweeping across the sky.
On South Beach, it’s not uncommon to be freaked out by what you see -- at least on Halloween it’s done on purpose. For the ninth year in a row, The Little Lighthouse Foundation will host South Beach’s biggest Halloween bash, “Nightmare on the Beach” -- not to be confused with your last Saturday at Cameo -- with top-shelf open bar, food from top restaurants, and lots of live music. Don’t forget to dress the part! The theme is Prom Night: A Night to Dismember.