The weather may be cooling off in some places, but here in Miami we’re just warming up. Miami in October celebrates several exciting festivals and holidays: The South Beach Seafood Festival, the Miami-Broward Carnival, one of the most colorful and vibrant expressions of Caribbean culture, and of course Halloween events and activities.
Miami is an amazing city filled with culture, scenic beaches, amazing hotels, and fantastic restaurants. If you’re planning to visit Miami in October, here is a list of must-experience events this month that will tempt you to plan a trip.
Best Miami Events In October:
October 1 – 9, 2022 – Miami Carnival
The Miami Carnival is the ultimate cultural experience that combines the various elements of Carnival with the beauty of Miami over Columbus Day Weekend in October. Steel drums, rhinestone-encrusted costumes and the aroma of Caribbean spices in the air are just some of the delights that await you at Miami Carnival in 2022. One of the biggest celebrations of Caribbean culture on the globe (and the biggest in the U.S.), this multi-day event takes place October 1-9, 2022. Thousands are expected to attend, and many bands will perform. Here are key details surrounding the festivities.
October 4, 2022 – National Taco Day
Get one, two or three on National Taco Day. Whether you love soft or hard-shelled tortillas — chances are you appreciate this savory tortilla stuffed with fillings. On National Taco Day, which is observed on Tuesday, October 4, restaurants in Miami are celebrating the taco with discounts and deals.
October 8, 2022 – Fairchild’s Bacon & BBQ Classic
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami’s favorite outdoor destination, is hosting its first annual Bacon & BBQ Classic on Saturday, October 8, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Guests will be able to indulge themselves in a variety of finger-licking good pitmasters and South Florida’s best BBQers. Visitors can enjoy flights of bourbon or beer to pair with their BBQ while rocking out to the live music band performing, Yacht Rock, and some tunes from the DJ.
October 13, 2022 – Magic Mike Live
Channing Tatum and the producers of Magic Mike Live are thrilled to announce the debut of Magic Mike Live: The Tour on October 13, 2022 at the Miami Marine Stadium for its limited-time run in the Magic City. Magic Mike Live is an unforgettably fun night of sizzling, 360-degree entertainment based on the hit movies. Tickets can be purchased on MMLTour.com starting at $49 plus taxes & fees.
October 19, 2022 – Pitbull Can’t Stop Us Now
Pitbull is hitting the road once again, following his successful 2021 I Feel Good tour. This time, he’s secured more than 50 dates for his upcoming Can’t Stop Us Now trek. Grammy-award-winning “Mr. Worldwide” will close out his current tour at Hard Rock Live
October 19 – 22, 2022 – South Beach Seafood Festival
The 10th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival is back to take over Miami in October on the sands of South Beach between October 19-22, 2022! This Florida seafood festival is not your typical east coast seafood festival, but a curated showcase of the best talents of South Florida’s leading chefs and culinary masterminds via a diverse group of events, where guests experience the best seafood in Miami and kick off world renowned stone crab season.
October 21-22, 2022 – III Points Music Festival
The III Points Music, Art, and Technology Festival was first organized in 2013, and after a huge success, it became the signature annual festival of Miami. This art, music, and technology festival is aimed to promote a cultural renaissance in modern ways. III Points has the best in all forms of music. Whether it’s rock, hip hop or EDM, top artists and musicians gather in Miami in the fall.
October 15 – 23, 2022 – Miami International Auto Show
Miami International Auto Show 2022, one of the nation’s leading auto expositions, has announced that this year’s event will be held October 15-23 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Media Day will be held on Saturday, October 15. Held in one of the nation’s hottest event destinations on South Beach, the Miami International Auto Show is expected to feature hundreds of new cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers.
Now – October 30, 2022 – Spooky Wonderland
The Haunted Circus returns to Miami this fall with tons of spooky and wacky characters and activities to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. It’s an enchanting and thrilling experience the whole family can enjoy. This year, the circus has been invaded by the inhabitants of Wonderland. Tickets can be purchased online at spookywonderland.com.
October 21 – November 6, 2022 – Hay Maze Miami
Hay Maze Miami, inspired by Halloween corn mazes in the northeast, come prepared to navigate your way through over 6,000 sq ft maze filled with many surprises and photo-worthy moments. Join us for an immersive autumn pop-up with activities for the whole family to enjoy just in time for Halloween, including photo opportunities, seasonal food and drinks, and an exclusive beer garden!
October 23, 2022 – Nascar Dixie Vodka 400 Weekend
The NASCAR Playoffs return to South Florida for the Dixie Vodka 400 weekend, featuring the stars of the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck Series. With major Championship implications on the line, the iconic 1.5-mile oval will feature some of the most competitive multi-groove racing this season!
October 26, 2022 – Epic Talks
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October 29, 2022 – Miami Dragon Boat Festival
Want to race against some of the best dragon boating teams in Florida? Form your own group and register online to participate or just go to experience the Miami Dragon Boat Festival. All teams participate in a 500m race, and the top teams partake in the 2K pursuit. The best part is a portion of the proceeds supports Save or Sisters Miami, a group dedicated to breast cancer survivors.
Now – October 2, 2022 – Key Biscayne Car Week
See an array of vintage and unique automobiles at the Key Biscayne Car Week. Take some test drives in your dream vehicles, join a go-kart race, taste food and beverages from local restaurants, and enjoy live music. Proceeds go to Eternity and Grace or The Miami Project To Cure Paralysis.
October, 2022 – Concerts & Shows at FTX Arena
From marquee NBA matchups to music’s hottest performers, downtown Miami’s premier venue, FTX Arena (formerly American Airlines Arena), is the place to be for a night of entertainment. No matter the occasion. Get FTX Arena tickets, so you can experience it live. You have quite a few to choose from this month with Daddy Yankee and Swedish House Mafia, and more.
October, 2022 Baseball Season is Back!
See the Miami Marlins play live. Soak up the sun and electric atmosphere inside picturesque Marlins Park throughout the season of Marlins baseball. With a multitude of big names and key opponents coming to town, you won’t want to miss out on the action live from the ballpark, beginning with Marlins Opening Day tickets available for the exciting start to a brand new year of baseball. Get Miami Marlins Tickets, so you can experience it live. Right now, new customers can get $20 off a ticket order of $200 or more at vividseats.com.
October, 2022 – Inter Miami CF
Join us for Inter Miami CF matches and see your favorite team play live at DRV PNK Stadium. If you’ve attended a soccer game before, you know the excitement and energy of the crowd makes for a truly unforgettable experience. Secure your Inter Miami tickets and see the professional soccer team ignite the crowd with their stellar play once again.
October, 2022 – Hard Rock Live Concerts & Shows
Check out all upcoming events at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. Primed as the epicenter of South Florida entertainment, the new venue hosts state-of-the art technical capabilities that supports A-list celebrity performances as well as award shows. You have quite a few to choose from this month with Lucero & Mijares, and more.
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What event are you most excited about? We will be updating this list leading up to end of month, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often and let us know if you would like to be included!
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