Miami-Dade County Fall Guide 2015

Miami Fall Guide

All the fall fun without the fall chill. In fact, it’s time for things to start heating up in the Magic City! Bookmark this handy fall guide to stay in-the-know all season long.

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FALL FUN

Welcome to the Pumkin Patch
2805 SW 32nd Ave Miami, FL 33133
8200 SW 104th St Miami, FL 33156
20360 Old Cutler Rd., Miami, FL 33189 (Cutler Bay)

The Pumkin Patch has a large selecting the pumpkins to carve for your Halloween Jack-O’-Lanterns.

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Brazilian Film Festival
September 12-19
Various theaters in Miami Beach
For a colorful dose of Brazilian culture on the big screen, check out the 19th annual Brazilian Film Festival. The eight-day festival features 25 short and featured films premiering for the first time in Florida. The audience will vote for the best feature and short films.

Second Saturday Wynwood
September 12th; October 10th; November 14th
The Wynwood Art District galleries and studios will be open 7-10 p.m.

FREE Second Saturdays at PAMM
September 12th; October 10th; November 14th 1pm to 4pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami and The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, PAMM’s future Museum Park neighbors, team up for Downtown Art Days with a free, family-friendly day of creative experimentation at PAMM.

Second Saturday at Concrete Beach Brewery
September 12, 2015
Liquid art meets local art at the Average Joe SpinOff curated by YOmiami every month during Art Walk. Join us for live painting, new art each month and take it all in with a glass of our own liquid art, beer! This month artists are Claudio Picasso, Cory Hunter, Nate Dee and Aquarela/ Miami Smokers will serving up their delicious treats all night during Art Walk at Concrete Beach Brewery.

Miami International Film Festival for Movies Under the Stars
Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Canvas Miami – 90 NE 17th Street Miami, Florida 33132
MIFF brings the award-winning Argentinian film: Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) by acclaimed director, Damián Szifrón, to our backyard. The comedic thriller is comprised of six short stories unveiling the inner rage that drives and thus, connects us. The film will be shown with English subtitles. Complimentary Barton & Guestier wine for the first hour, grub by Gaucho Ranch, sweet treats from Mad Chiller, and Airstream Apothecary’s handcrafted cocktails featuring Beck’s Beer specials. Bring friends, family, and lawn chairs.

Miami Fashion Film Festival
September 17-19
Miami Beach Cinematheque on Washington Avenue.
Adding to Miami’s art and cultural offerings, the Miami Fashion Film Festival (MIAFFF) celebrates the films and filmmakers that creatively examine the art, culture, and business of fashion, both locally and internationally. Offering a close and colorful look at the creative and fast-paced world of the fashion industry, screenings include documentaries, designer brand and experimental shorts, fashion-in-film classics as well as the style-filled movies that have inspired our love of fashion. Through screenings and added programming, MIAFFF will engage the community in conversation to explore the opportunities and challenges within fashion that youth, women, and industry professionals face. The Miami Fashion Film Festival benefits Fashion Inspires More, a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the fashion dialogue through art, technology, and education.

Trend Walk Pop-up Pool Park
Saturday, September 19th at 4PM
Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33140
Come hang with The Makers Collective for an afternoon of fashion, food and music by the pool. Admission is G R A T I S, all we ask is for you to bring your swimsuit and positive vibes.

Viewing Vizcaya: The Oyster Princess
September 23, 2015 7:00PM
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 South Miami Avenue
FILM/MOVIE PLOT: Ossi is the spoiled daughter of an American oyster magnate who demands to be married after hearing that her rival socialite has married, which, causes all sorts of hijinks and a whole lot of ridiculousness to ensue. Live theater organist will improvise the score, as we watch the film in the Courtyard of the Main House. Members: $12. Non-members: $18. NO OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE.

Miccosukee Tribe Celebrates American Indian Day
September 26, 2015
500 SW 177th Ave. Miami, FL 33194
Experience unique tribal arts of music and dance, taste authentic Native American food and watch a fashion show featuring traditional styles at Miccosukee Tribe’s American Indian Day Festival on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Miami Theater Center Goes Inside Vizcaya
September 26, 2015 10:00AM
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 South Miami Avenue
Paul Chalfin, Vizcaya’s designer, thought about Vizcaya as a theater set. With the help of Miami Theater Center, so will we! This program is interactive and designed to be enjoyed by adults and children together. Come prepared to participate, use your creative brains and, of course, get a little silly. Included with admission. Space is limited; tickets suggested.

Jazz on the Bay with Ed Calle
September 30, 2015 7:00PM
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 South Miami Avenue
Join us for an evening of jazz under the stars with four-time Grammy nominee, Dr. Ed Calle. The internationally acclaimed jazz performer, composer and arranger is known for his versatility and virtuosity, as one of the most recorded saxophonists in history. This event is for Members only. Join today! Call Member Services at 305-260-8417 Mon-Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fairchild’s Annual Bird Festival
October 1st-4th
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Fl 33156
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is hosting their 6th Annual Bird Festival in Coral Gables. Learn from bird experts and participate in family-friendly activities throughout the festival.

 

Pumpkin Patch at Little Farm Miami – Dade
October 4th thru 31st; M-F, 3-7pm, S & S, 10am to 7pm
The Little Farm; 13401 S.W. 224 Street · Goulds, Florida 33170
Pumpkins, pony rides, and petting farm. No entry fee, $5 parking fee. 1 Free Pony Ride with each Pumpkin Purchased. $1 from sale of the first 500 pumpkins will be given to a local charity.

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  • Pony Rides
  • Petting Farm
  • Scarecrow Kits & Harvest Decor
  • Refreshments available for purchase

Miami Broward One Carnival
October 4-11
10901 SW 24th St. Miami, FL 33165
Dress in masquerade style and celebrate the heritage and traditions of the Caribbean at the Miami Broward One Carnival held at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds. The event includes authentic eats, live music and parades and contests including a 10-day trip to Antigua. Ticket prices vary

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s Backyard Bash
October 10, 2015
10950 SW 211th St. Cutler Bay, Fl 33189
Groove to the sounds of live bands performing swing and New Orleans-style jazz sets at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s Backyard Bash. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for the show starting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10.

Annual Harvest Fest / Pumpkin Patch
Thu, Oct 13th 9:00am – Fri, Oct 28th 8:30pm
200 block of Curtiss Parkway in Miami Springs
THE place in Miami Springs to select your special jack’o’lantern or seasonal decorative gourds.  Stop by to take your own “Kodak moment” photos and to sample delicious homemade pumpkin pies, pumpkin breads and other goodies. All proceeds from this event benefit the PUMC work with missions.

Kickstarter Film Festival
Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The Bill Cosford Cinema – 5030 Brunson Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146
Grab some popcorn, take a seat, and be ready for some laughs and some tears — the 5th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival is coming to a theater near you. This year’s festival is bigger than ever. On Thursday October 15, Over 30 theaters across the United States will screen an expertly curated selection of some of the best short and feature films funded on Kickstarter.

Wanderlust 108 Miami 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 • 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Virginia Key Beach 4020 Virginia Beach Dr Miami, FL
Wanderlust 108 is a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever known. This “mindful triathlon” brings three events together in your favorite local park: a 5k run, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation — but with a twist. Unlike most triathlons, we place community above competition, inner peace above power, and self-awareness above strength. We prefer slow food to fast run times. For us, winning is measured in laughs shared and new friends made. And unlike many events offering yoga and meditation, we combine our practice with a whole lot of fun. While we’re pretty sure you’ll be challenged during the day, we are equally sure you’ll have a great time doing so. From live bands and DJs on our main stage, to lawn activities like hooping, slacklining and acroyoga, to our local food and craft vendors, there’s a lot to do when you’re not on your mat.

Kitetober Fest at Haulover Park
October 18, 2015
10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154
Hosted by Miami-Dade Parks and Skyward Kites, Kitetober Fest is a chance to fly a kite along with hundreds of other enthusiasts in Haulover Park from noon to 5 p.m.

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch
October 24 & 25, 2015 from 10am-6pm each day at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove
Just because we’re in South Florida, doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the season… Bring out the family and join us as we kick off Autumn at the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival. Pick out your perfect pumpkin from more than 5,000 pumpkins.

Kids Hay Maze
Dress Your Own Scarecrow
Kiddie Carnival Rides
Shows & Activities
Petting Zoo
Decorate Your Pumpkin
Pumpkin Food Court
Hillbilly Hay Ride
Pumpkin Beer Garden

2015 Green Day: Miami Shores Street Fair
Saturday, October 24, 2015 | 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
NE 2nd Ave @ 94th-99th Sts
Join 5,000 of your neighbors in downtown Miami Shores as NE 2nd Avenue is transformed in to a field of family fun, food, live music, shopping, craft and garden vendors , and a celebration of all things green and good for the environment. Includes “Kids Zone” sponsored by North Shore Medical Center with a music DJ and attractions for kids ages 2-16, including Barry University’s Athletic Village, art and science games, rock climbing, bounce houses, and quiet rides — most operated by kid power, not generators!

14th Annual Wine on Harvest Moon
16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157
October 24, 2015 7:30 – 10:30pm
Deering Estate Foundation’s signature annual fundraising event under the enchanting glow of the Harvest Moon to celebrate America’s fine wines and savor exceptional cuisine prepared by top local chefs. Experience the macabre to the mysterious with musical performances, haunting vignettes from American literary classics, a contemporary group art exhibit, and an alluring auction. Capacity is limited and tickets are: $175 General admission & $150 for Deering Estate Foundation Members. Proceeds from the event are dedicated to environmental conservation and historic preservation of the Deering Estate.

The Falls Festival of Art
Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM – Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM
8888 Southwest 136th Street Miami, FL 33176
Art Festival with over one hundred local and nationally known artist. 13 categories from oil to acrylic to scuplture to photography. Fun for the entire family

Caribe Arts Fest
October 23-25, 2015
Little Haiti Cultural Complez, 212 NE 59th Terrace, Miami Fl 33137
Celebrate artists from the Caribbean and the Americas as the Caribe Arts Fest at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Tickets start at $10 per person.

The Falls Festival of the Arts
October 24-25, 2015
The Falls Shopping Mall, 8888 SW 136 st. Miami, FL
Head out to one of Miami’s most popular shopping malls for The Falls Festival of the Arts and view works from more than 100 artists. Admission is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 24-25.

Country Walk’s Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 14601 Country Walk Dr., Miami.
Saturday, November 7th 10am-6pm
Music, arts, crafts, one-of-a-kind items, food trucks, sweet treats, handmade jewelry and accessories, and home décor. Free admission. Kids’ fun zone all-day pass is $4. Vendor applications for limited spaces are at www.countrywalkhoa.org or contact [email protected] or 305-238-9336, ext.12.

41st Annual South Miami Art Festival
South Miami, Miami, FL
Saturday, November 7th, 2015, 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, November 8th, 2015, 10 AM to 5 PM
Art and culture lovers can enjoy this free festival taking place on historic Sunset Drive in the heart of South Miami nestled between wide sidewalks, cafés, quaint shops and lush landscaping on Saturday, November 7th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday, November 8th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Produced by ChamberSOUTH, the 44th Annual ChamberSOUTH South Miami Art Festival is sponsored in part by presenting sponsor First National Bank of South Miamiand receives support from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the City of South Miami. The ChamberSOUTH South Miami Art Festival has had the distinction of being selected by our artists as one of the top 200 shows in the country in Sunshine Artist Magazine. The event will include over 120 artists from around the world representing media such as ceramics and clay; digital art; textiles; glass; jewelry and metalwork; two-dimensional mixed media; three-dimensional mixed media; painting; photography; printmaking and drawing; sculpture; and wood.

France Cinema Floride 8th Annual French Film Festival
Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St., Miami Fl 33135
November 6, 2015 – November 8, 2015
The France Cinema Floride films festival returns with a variety of new 2014 films (in French with English subtitles). More info here.

Wild About Kids Gala
455 Grand Bay Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
November 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s 9th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. For additional sponsorship information, please contact Kati Foley at 305-446-9910 ext. 30 or via email [email protected]

2015 FIU Comic Con
Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus [3000 NE 151st St. North Miami, FL
The Comics Club at Florida International University is pleased to invite you to attend its 2015 FIU COMIC CON. Comics, vendors, artists, cosplay, & more!

FALL FOOD

Miami Spice: Aug. 1 – Sept. 30
Calling all foodies! Miami Spice is an annual showcase of Miami’s hip culinary scene. Enjoy three course menus prepared by Miami’s hottest chefs at the best restaurants in the city for good value prices (lunch $23 and dinner $39).

Shaker Sunday BBQ:  COLUMBIAN EATS
Sunday, September 13th at 2PM
Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33140
Come for the poolside vibes, stay for the BBQ! The Broken Shaker is firing up the grill and cooking some good ol’ Colombian cuisine. Kick back, relax and let us take care of your #SundayFunday.

Free for F’All Beer Tasting
September 14, 2015
A tasting featuring Fall seasonal brews plus a Storage Clean-out event, giving away all our left-over shirts, glasses, coozie, keychains… everything we have left over from the previous year’s events. This is all free and limited to one item per person until we run out.

Concrete Beach Brewery’s Blocktoberfest
September 19, 2015
Concrete Beach Brewery’s official grand opening at their first annual Blocktoberfest! Celebrate Oktoberfest with a Miami twist throughout the Wynwood. The party will kick off at Concrete Beach Brewery Social Hall with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2pm, marking the official grand opening of the brewery.   The celebration continues at the Social Hall with Oktoberfest inspired games, contests and food. Wynwood bars, restaurants and breweries will be joining in on the festivities with beer specials, games and more. Toast with the release of our new Oktoberfest-style coconut lager, Floridafest, probst!  Event is free to attend.

Shaker Sunday BBQ: Seafood Boil
Sunday, September 20th at 2PM
Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33140
We’re firing up the grill and cooking some #eeeeeats at our Seafood Boil. Kick back, relax and let us take care of your #SundayFunday.

Shaker, Rattle, & Roll
Sunday, September 20th at 2PM
Freehand Miami, 2727 Indian Creek Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33140
Come for the Shaker vibes, stay for the pizza. Join us for an afternoon of pizza and wings courtesy of Harry’s Pizzeria. Kick back, relax and let us take care of your #SundayFunday.

Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest
September 23, 2015
North Shore Park Bandshell at Collins Avenue and 73rd Street
Enjoy live music and tasty bites at the Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest from 5 to 10 p.m.

Oktoberfest at Miami Beach Botanical Garden
September 25, 2015
Oktoberfest has invaded Miami! Join us as we put a tropical spin on this German tradition of beer, brats, and Bavarian hijinks. You don’t have to travel to Germany to experience the camaraderie inspired by Miami’s best brews. Your ticket to the party includes unlimited drinks from four local breweries, with more to be announced!

Octoberfest Miami
Marlins Park 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
South Florida’s biggest Octoberfest returns to Miami once again for it’s fourth annual year. For the past three years Octoberfest at Marlin’s Park has executed the city’s most exciting examples of an Octoberfest party. With its second year at Marlins Park, the festival is set to be the largest and most extravagent illustration of the German tradition this city has ever seen. The event will include authentic German food, live music, carnival rides and games, and of coarse, plenty of different styles of beer to choose from.

5th Annual Miami Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM – Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The First Presbyterian Church of Miami, 609 Brickell Ave Miami, FL 33131
If you love great food, fine wines and fantastic music, then you need to be at the 5th Annual Miami Taste of Brickell Food & Wine Festival taking place kicking off in Brickell Park on Friday, OCTOBER, 9TH, 2015 featuring Arts & Crafts, Health, Fitness and Wellness, Non-Profits, Jewelry, FREE Kids Zone, and more.

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58th Oktoberfest Miami 2015
October 16-18 and October 23-25
11919 SW 56th St, Miami, FL 33175
The German American Social Club celebrates its 58th anniversary in 2015.It was first run by the German American Social Club of Greater Miami in 1958, making it the original and longest running Oktoberfest in Florida. It is also the largest German cultural event in South Florida. Oktoberfest Miami® is held on the last two weekends of October at the German American Social Club on Miller Drive in Miami’s horse country area. It is a great cultural event of celebrating German culture, German music, German dancing, German food and, of course, German beer!

South Beach Seafood Festival
October 21-24, 2015
Ocean Drive & 9th Street, Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Come out for the annual Hess Wines South Beach Seafood Festival hosted by Coca-Cola at Lummus park on South Beach. The festival helps kick off the annual Stone Crab season. Ticket prices start at $25 per person and vary depending on the event.

HALLOWEEN

Popcorn Frights Film Festival
October 1st – 4th
O Cinema Wynwood
Horror fans, rejoice! The POPCORN FRIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL, South Florida’s first and only horror/genre festival, kicks-off October 1st – 4th at O Cinema Wynwood, premiering award-winning feature films and short films that will leave you astonished of all the sinister things that go bump in the night! Don’t miss out on any of our surprises and treat yourself to a Festival Badge which gives you access to all four nights of terror, including Thursday’s opening dinner reception provided courtesy of Pollo Tropical. The Festival Badge is only $45 and will be available for a limited time only, so don’t wait a minute more and get your badge today!

Miami Children’s Museum Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash
October 18, 2015
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
A great activity for kids of all ages, the Miami Children’s Museum is hosting their Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash on Oct. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Terror In The Jungle
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail Miami, FL
Jungle Island and Festival of Souls South Florida Presents Eighteen-Acres of Spine-Chilling Terror at ‘Terror in the Jungle’. For the most pulse-pounding haunted attraction and trail experience ever experienced, head to Jungle Island and endure Terror in the Jungle 2. This Halloween, two scary attractions starred by mutated animals and zombie-like Aztec Indians will take over South Florida’s favorite haunt to provide visitors with 20 nights of hair-raising scares beginning Thursday, October 1 and concluding Sunday, November 1 on the Day of the Dead.

House of Horror Amusement Park
Miami International Mall (East parking lot), 1455 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33172
House of Horror Amusement Park (HOH) returns September 25 to South Florida at Miami International Mall. Join us for a fun night for your entire family. $30 – Adults Tickets $15 – Children (6 and under)

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Halloween Night at Lincoln Road
Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
On Halloween night, thousands pour into Lincoln Road on Miami Beach to parade up and down the mall in their freakiest costumes.

Don’t see your favorite fall event? Make sure to submit it to our calendar here. And check back often as we’ll continue to update this guide throughout the fall season!

2 Responses

  1. Brigid Mc
    Brigid Mc September 23, 2015 at 10:10 am |

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