Why celebrate Oktoberfest once when you could celebrate it twice? In honor of everyone’s favorite German event, the Magic City plays host to the largest craft brew festival in Florida. Named after the neighborhood it calls home (Coconut Grove), Grovetoberfest invites the masses to partake in unlimited samples of 400+ local, regional, exotic and rare beers as well as lawn games, live music, food trucks and more.
Cost: Tickets start at $44 and can be purchased here.
On one Saturday every October, thousands of South Floridians wake up before dawn, wear obnoxious amounts of pink, and meet at Bayfront Park to walk/run/crawl a 5K for a good cause. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure/More Than Pink Walk takes place all over the country, and is the single largest fundraiser for breast cancer research. Just by signing up, you could change a life.
Cost: Registration starts at $15 and can be purchased here.
October 19 - 20
Miami Marine Stadium
If you really like seafood, the South Florida Seafood Festival is for you. You can look at it, eat it, watch chefs cook it, attempt to cook it yourself, drink to it, buy it, dance near it, try what Miami’s hottest restaurants are doing with it, let your kids get drawings of it painted on their faces and more. What else do you need?
Cost: Tickets start at $14 and can be purchased here.
Post Malone is taking to the road for his Runaway Tour, and he’s making a stop in Miami along the way. Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh will open for the singer/rapper, who will perform hits like “Wow,” “Sunflower” and “Goodbyes,” and then probably get a tattoo after.
Cost: Tickets start at $79.50 and can be purchased here.
October 22 - 26
Didn’t get enough seafood at the South Florida Seafood Festival? Head to Ocean Drive two days later for South Beach Seafood Week. Designed to kick off stone crab season (a.k.a. Christmas in Miami), this chic week of all things fish and crustaceans will include four days of pop-up cafes, fresh seafood, open bars, live music, culinary demonstrations by the Magic City’s best chefs and so much more. The main event takes place Saturday at Lummus Park.
Cost: Tickets start at $49 and can be purchased here.
Head to this casual Miami Beach food hall for a glitzy, one-night-only gala! Created to raise money for the Parkinson’s Foundation, this star-studded night will include cuisine by Food Network star/honorary chair Aarón Sánchez, Sue Torres, John Mooney, James Tahhan, Stephan Pyles and Miami-based Michael Schwartz. Starting at 7pm, the event will honor two standout stars living with Parkinson’s disease: Zarela Martinez (chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and TV personality) and Mindy McIlroy (president of Terranova Corporation, the development firm behind Lincoln Eatery). Guests of the evening will get live music, a chance to mingle with the celebrity chefs, and food from current Lincoln Eatery tenants TYO Sushi, Marble & Rye, Maditerranean, Smoke’d, Chill-N, Manhattan Paletas and XO Espresso Bar.
Cost: Tickets start at $250 and can be purchased here.