Miami's Hottest Events in October

Kitetober Fest at Haulover Park

By: Kara Franker

Don’t miss these Miami events in the month of October.

October is the perfect time of the year to explore Miami’s many family-friendly attractions. From swimming with the dolphins to discovering historic relics, during Miami Attractions Month buy one admission and get one free, plus take advantage of other great offers. This month there are also a number of festivals, concerts and other fun things to do.

Miami Attractions Month: Oct. 1-31

Take advantage of promotions and special discounts to Miami’s hottest attractions during Miami Attractions Month.

Fairchild’s Annual Bird Festival: Sept. 29 - Oct. 2

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is hosting their annual Bird Festival in Coral Gables. Learn from bird experts and participate in family-friendly activities throughout the festival. Tickets are $25 per person.

Italian Film Festival: Oct. 6-11

Experience the best short films and documentaries that Cinema Italia has to offer. The Italian Film Festival takes place at The Regal Cinema on South Beach. Tickets start at $12 per person.

Burger King Beach Run: Oct. 8

Take part in a heart-pumping 5k or 10k race at Lummus Park on Miami Beach. The Burger King Beach Run is happening in the morning on Oct. 10 and adult registration starts at $30 per person.

The Falls Festival of the Arts: Oct. 8-9

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. Kidz Zone At The Falls Festival of the Arts is running simultaneously with 10 interactive games for children ages 3-12, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, a hay maze, Anita Sax Children's Books, music and much more.

Miami Broward One Carnival: Oct. 9

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, parades and contests. Tickets start at $10 per person.

Deering Estate’s Wine on Harvest Moon: Oct. 15

Nosh on cuisine by local chefs and sip fine wines at Deering Estate’s annual Wine on Harvest Moon fundraising event to benefit the Deering Estate Foundation. Tickets start at $175 per person.

South Beach Seafood Festival: Oct. 20-22

Come out for the annual 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 $35 per person and vary depending on the event.

Kitetober Fest at Haulover Park: Oct. 23

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.

Ironman Miami: Oct. 23

Put your fitness to the test at the City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami. Athletes will bike, run and swim in this challenging competition. Individual registration and relay team registration is available start at $335.

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