What to Do in South Beach October 2018

South Beach is alive with activities and fun during October. Below is a guide of activities happening throughout the month, so you can make the most of fall in South Beach.

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South Beach Seafood Festival

The South Beach Seafood Festival is a delicious, multi-day culinary event that celebrates South Florida’s unparalleled seafood culture. If you are a foodie, this event is a must for you. The festival also marks the beginning of Miami’s stone crab season, making it a great chance to become acquainted with a local favorite. In addition to a wide variety of seafood, there will be drinks, live entertainment, and events for children.


Kiteober Fest

From October 20-21 come to Haulover Park for this family friendly event. This festival features an array of beautiful, colorful kites. You can also participate in paper kite-building classes, expert demonstrations, and kite-flying competitions. You can bring your own kite or purchase one on-site. When you are ready to take a break from kite-flying make sure you sample some of the delicious offerings from the food trucks that will be on the perimeters.


Miami Broward Carnival

Come to the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds on October 7 for the Miami Broward Carnival. Locals and visitors alike will be celebrating Caribbean culture through amazing pageantry, talented musical performances, and fantastic entertainment. There are also a series of events leading up to the carnival including the Miami Junior Carnival on September 29, Miami’s Carnival’s Panorama on October 5, and Miami Carnival Official J’Ouvert on October 6. It is highly recommended that you attend all of them, so you are hyped up for the grand celebration on the seventh!


Make sure to check out these events and more during your South Beach stay in October.

A Guide to Brazilian Film Festival 2018 Miami

Culture, cinematic marvels, and a celebration of some of the greatest filmmakers in the industry. From September 14 to 23 come to the 22nd edition of the Brazilian Film Festival to experience all of this and more. This Miami-based festival will showcase short and featured films that exemplify the best of Brazilian cinema, so it is an event you will not want to miss.

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The Brazilian Film Festival is one of the only film festivals that feature exclusively Brazilian content film held outside of Brazil. For the past 22 years it has celebrated Brazil’s unique culture, diversity, and artistic vision. Since this past year has been extremely successful for Brazilian cinema, selecting films for this festival has been immensely challenging since so many showcased high-quality work and artistic vision. From this year’s extraordinary collection, however, eight have been selected for this festival’s competitive screenings.


This edition’s tribute will honor Calos Diegues, one of the world’s most prolific filmmakers. He was one of the founders of Cinema Novo and directed films that were essential to Brazilian cinematography. The festival will be showcasing some of his films at the special screenings in Fort Lauderdale. One of his most successful films, “Bye Bye Brasil,” will be the festival’s closing film.


The eight competitive screenings include, “The Fuzz,” “Loveling,” Running After,” “The Liquid Truth,” “Before I Forget,” “Good Manners,” “Berenice,” and “The Patient.”


In addition to these titles, the festival will also be screening films debating contemporary issues, which were selected in the program “University Series” in partnership with Florida International University.


The screenings begin at 7pm each night, so clear your evening schedule so you can enjoy this week of Brazilian films!

South Beach in September 2018

Although summer is coming to an end, there is no shortage of things to do in South Beach in September. The month is full of exciting events, from concerts to food festivals, make sure you book your flights to South Beach so you don’t miss out on these upcoming opportunities.

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Miami Spice (August 1 – September 30)

This is the perfect event for food lovers as it showcases Miami’s unique and flavorful culinary scene. Throughout September you can enjoy three-course, prix-fixe menus at some of the best restaurants for unbeatable prices.


ArtsLaunch2018 (September 8)

Come to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to enjoy a free day of events at ArtsLaunch2018. Over 40 shows will be on sale, and if you purchase your tickets in-person, no ticket handling charges will apply. In addition, there will be a silent disco, walking tours, mixology demos, activities for children, and more.


Children’s Trust Family Expo (September 8)

Planning on bringing the whole family out to South Beach? The Children’s Trust Family Expo is the perfect way to spend the day engaging your young ones in arts and crafts, sports, performances, and face painting.


Brazilian Film Festival (September 14 – 23)

Immerse yourself in Brazil’s amazing culture at the 22nd annual film festival.


Jerry Seinfeld (September 21)

America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be at the Arsht Center to perform is signature stand-up routine. If you are looking for a fun, lively way to spend your night, look no further.


Miami Fashion Film Festival (September 20 – 22)

View the fashion industry through a series of well-produced documentaries, short films, and fashion movie classics at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Washington Avenue.


HistoryMiami Cruise (September 23)

Want to learn more about Miami’s historical past? HistoryMiami Museum’s resident historian, Dr. Paul George, will be hosting an engaging lesson about the area’s fascinating history as you cruise through downtown Miami.


Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival (September 27 – 30)

The O Cinema in Wynwood will be hosting films about the Caribbean and its diaspora at the third annual Caribbean film festival. The festival will celebrate filmmakers leading this charge and telling these important stories.