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DON’T MISS THESE EVENTS IN MIAMI IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
Fall is in full swing this month with lots of live entertainment and family-friendly events. This November feels particularly jam-packed! A new pop festival with seriously noteworthy headliners comes to South Beach, the Auto Show is back again, the Miami Book Fair brings you the best of literature right now and it’s your chance to shop special events for handmade pieces you’ll treasure forever. Make sure you add these hot events to your list of things to do. And don’t forget to make your dinner reservations for Thanksgiving!
MIAMI ENTERTAINMENT MONTHS: OCT. 1 – NOV. 30
October kicked off the two-month long Miami Entertainment Months and you can continue to enjoy the special events and pricing all through November. Enjoy promotions on everything from craft brewery tastings to movie screenings at state-of-the-art cinemas and more from Miami’s creative entertainers.
LUMINOSA! CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL AT JUNGLE ISLAND: NOW - JAN. 8
It's here at last - Luminosa! Explore Miami's landscape from under the sea to the unmistakable flavor of Ocean Drive's fun filled streets with a magical nighttime journey through Jungle Island sa you have never seen it before; strewn with hand-crafted Chinese lanterns. These colorful lanterns will be your guide, taking you and your whole family through an exploration of wildlife, birds, and blooms in honor of Miami's lush natural environment starting with beautiful Biscayne Bay. Wind your way through an underwater tapestry filled with fish, turtles and manatees, culminating in a visit to a very "Instagrammable" South Beach, filled with the music and food and imagery that is iconic to the area. This is a truly magical event you won't want to miss.
SANTA’S ENCHANTED FOREST: OCT. 31 - JAN. 5
The largest holiday theme park in the world, Santa’s Enchanted Forest returns this season at Miami's Tropical Park. Enjoy carnival rides, shows, games, a 92-foot tall Christmas tree and more than three million Christmas lights. Ride the Ferris wheel, a roller coaster or play in a fun house. Single day and season passes are available. Children ages 2 and under are free. The park is open from November until the beginning of January 2019 and is a can’t miss tradition for the holiday season.
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW: NOV. 1 - 10
The completely auto-obsessed and those who just use their vehicles to get from Point A to Point B will find something to enjoy at the Miami International Auto Show. A Miami institution, known as one of the finest auto shows in the nation, this event has been around since 1971. Fans come back year after year for the new exhibitions from more than 40 auto manufacturers, including vintage cars on Memory Lane. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children.
BRT (BEACH ROAD TRIP) WEEKEND: NOV. 1 - 3
Now in its eighth year, Beach Road Trip Weekend is a series of Caribbean-inspired music events that starts in New York and then stops in Miami, Jamaica, California, Turks and Caicos and Atlanta throughout the year. Kick it off by hopping on the boat party on Thursday and then get ready for three-days at Virginia Key Beach Park. Tickets are $140 for a one-day pass, $300 for a weekend pass and $500 for VIP, all food and drink is included.
CHAMBER SOUTH MIAMI ART FESTIVAL: NOV. 2 - 3
The 48th annual South Miami Art Festival hosted by Chamber South is scheduled to take place along Sunset Drive between U.S. Highway 1 and SW 57th Avenue. The event will include more than 100 artists from around the world representing art forms ranging from ceramics and clay to jewelry and metalwork, as well as painting, photography. The art festival will also have food vendors and live musical performances. Admission is free.
THE SEED FOOD & WINE WEEK: NOV. 7-10
The first plant-based food and wine festival of its kind in the country, the Seed Food & Wine Week is a gathering of people passionate about wellness, healthy lifestyle and conscious living. Taste, explore, listen and experience demonstrations, learning sessions, brand activations, beer, wine and food stands and more than 200 exhibitors enjoyed by 10,000 attendees. Join the 5th Annual Plant Based Burger Battle, Taco Tailgate Party, farm to table dinners, yoga and meditation sessions, networking events and more.Some events are free, while others are ticketed. For an all access experience, Visionary Passes are $459.
MIAMI SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL: NOV. 9-10
The Miami Smooth Jazz Festival debuts on the grounds of Zoo Miami. Enjoy the sounds of Latin Jazz, Fusion, R & B, and more, along with state-of-the-art video production and lighting design. The lineup includes a wide variety of musicians and artists from across the country and around the world. The entertainment and activities will be fun for the whole family.
VETERANS DAY PARADE: NOV. 10
Spend this important day honoring our military men and women. The City of Miami Beach will host their annual Veteran’s Day Parade along Ocean Drive from 5th to 14th Streets.
FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL FEATURING THE 79TH ANNUAL RAMBLE AT FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN: NOV. 9 - 10
If you’ve been waiting to boost your home garden, the Fall Garden Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is your chance to purchase plants both ornamental and edible from local nurseries. Enjoy the fall beer garden and cooking demonstrations, sample treats from local chefs and purchase handmade treasures from vendors.
MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL: NOV. 17-24
Miami proudly hosts the annual Miami Book Fair International, one of the country’s premier literary events. More than 450 authors visit for readings and discussions of their work. The walkable Street Fair also includes antiquarians, illustrators, publishers and authors onsite. Founded in 1984, each year the Book Fair includes celebrity authors and literary juggernauts who visit to enjoy Miami’s brisk November weather and celebrate literature new and old.
MUSIC IN THE ISLES: NOV. 16
Previously the Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest, Music in the Isles features three-time Grammy Award winning artist, Jon Secada, held on November 16th at Gateway Park. This live concert celebrates a variety of genres and styles, which encapsulate the spirit of Sunny Isles Beach. It takes place from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. in a scenic outdoor performance area. General admission is $15 and reserved seating is $30 per person.
NASCAR FORD CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND: NOV. 15 - 17
Rev up your engines for the NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship Ford EcoBoost 400 will name three champions over the multi-day event. More than 200 countries can watch on television as the event is broadcast - but you can be there in person! It all comes down to the 2019 Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 17th. Tickets start at $55 per person for Grandstand tickets and special ticketing opportunities like pre-race pit passes are available.
CELEBRITY BEACH SOCCER MATCH: NOV. 23
For an afternoon of fun in the sun, celebrity watching and supporting a good cause, buy your tickets for the Celebrity Soccer Match benefiting Best Buddies on Saturday, November 23 on the North Beach Bandshell. Models, athletes, influencers and comedians will compete alongside their buddies to raise money for this great cause.
THANKSGIVING: NOV. 28
Gobble gobble! Give thanks at Miami’s fine restaurants many of which are hosting special brunches and dinners to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Search our site for great restaurants to visit on Turkey Day and check out What to do in Miami for Thanksgiving.
CIRCUIT FESTIVAL MIAMI: NOV. 28 - DEC. 2
Circuit Festival Miami is the Thanksgiving weekend "ultimate gay dance festival getaway," with parties happening throughout Miami and Miami Beach. Partygoers convene from around the globe to bond spiritually, socially and musically.
MIAMI LANTERN LIGHT FESTIVAL: NOV. 30 - JAN. 20
Join in a six-week celebration of Chinese culture at the Miami Lantern Light Festival at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. Lanterns by some of the world’s best artisans and makers will be on display and lit to showcase the tremendous work and talent that it takes to create each piece - some lanterns are up to 300 feet long!
Source: miamiandbeaches. com
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