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Celebrate fall with exciting Greater Miami & Miami Beach events for visitors of all ages. Along with classics like the Miami Book Fair, explore new events like Art With Me. Get in the holiday spirit with Thanksgiving dinner at a tasty Miami restaurant, or check out Santa’s Enchanted Forest. Here’s all that’s happening across Greater Miami & Miami Beach in November.

Miami Entertainment Months

Through the end of November, Miami Entertainment Months offers great deals on live performances, sporting events, museums, outdoor attractions, movie screenings and more.

SEED Food & Wine Week

November 3-7

SEED Food & Wine Week is the biggest all-vegan food and wine festival of its kind in the country. The five-day event features cooking and fitness demonstrations, more than 200 exhibitors, speakers and plant-based food and drink tastings. Don’t miss the 5th Annual Plant-Based Burger Battle or the “New York State of Mind” dinner by three celebrity chefs. The festival will take place at various locations across Greater Miami & Miami Beach.

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Enjoy this year's virtual ABFF

American Black Film Festival (ABFF)

November 3-28

Now in its 25th year, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) brings together Black actors, filmmakers and movie aficionados from all over the world and showcases the Black film community. See movie and television premieres, panels and more. The 2021 event will be entirely virtual, and you can watch it for free.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

November 4-January 2

The largest Christmas carnival in the world, Santa’s Enchanted Forest now takes place in Hialeah Park with festive rides, games and funhouses – along with a 92-foot tall Christmas tree, more than three million Christmas lights and holiday treats.

Baynanza 2021 Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day

November 6

Join thousands of local volunteers at the Deering Estate for Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day, the largest shoreline cleanup in Miami-Dade County. This annual event recognizes Biscayne Bay as a critical ecosystem that should be preserved.

Annual Veteran’s Day Parade

November 7

The longest-running Veteran’s Day Parade in Miami-Dade County, the Veteran’s Day Parade in Miami Lakes returns for its 42nd year. The Sunday before Veteran’s Day, find a spot along Ludlam Road and wave your flag in honor of veterans and active-duty military.

20th Annual Miami short Film Festival (MIAMIsFF)

November 12-14

The Miami short Film Festival (MIAMIsFF) showcases films between one and 20 minutes long. The festival will debut more than 55 shorts, feature a special “Locals Only” section and kick things off with an opening night gala at the Deering Estate, complete with a red carpet. All 2021 events will take place at the Deering Estate and Regal South Beach.

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A night of whimsy & magic at NightGarden

NightGarden: A Magical Light Spectacular

November 12-January 2

The beloved NightGarden holiday light event returns. This whimsical family-friendly event transforms Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden into a magical wonderland with stunning illuminations, spectacular special effects, talking trees, interactive mysteries and colorful lights everywhere. Food trucks will sell food and beverages onsite.

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This year's Miami Book Fair will have events online too

38th Annual Miami Book Fair

November 14-21

Each November, Miami proudly welcomes one of the country’s premier literary events: the Miami Book Fair. Renowned authors, poets, journalists and critics will host readings, panel discussions and lectures about their latest work. This year’s festival will be a hybrid event, with its 300+ authors featured both in-person and online.

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Enjoy carnival rides, funnel cakes & more at The Youth Fair

The Youth Fair

November 18-December 5

Hosted by Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc., The Youth Fair is ranked as one of the top fairs in North America. Get your adrenaline pumping with nearly 100 thrilling rides, over-the-top carnival food, animal shows, performances and more. Head to The MarketPlace for unique gifts, or see cool art projects in the exhibit hall.

Miami Dragon Boat Festival

November 20

Paddling enthusiasts can take part in or watch this exhilarating series of races at the Miami Marine Stadium, with Downtown Miami as its stunning backdrop. Learn about this uncommon sport and explore the onsite Health and Wellness Village.

3rd Annual Celebrity Soccer League

November 20

Enjoy a fun afternoon of celebrity-spotting, sports and a good cause when you head to this year’s Celebrity Soccer League. Taking place at the North Beach Bandshell, this match will feature celebrity players, pro athletes, models and more. Event proceeds benefit the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation.

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Celebrate Thanksgiving in Miami

Thanksgiving

November 25

Gobble gobble! Celebrate Thanksgiving Day at some of Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s best restaurants, many of which are hosting holiday brunch and dinner feasts we all can be thankful for.

Art With Me Miami

November 26-28

For its first edition in Miami, Art With Me will bring more than 200 large-scale art installations, culinary pop-ups, live music and more to Historic Virginia Key Beach. Expect performances by Sublime With Rome, Lee Burridge Presenting All Day I Dream, Cultura Profética and more.

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Party the night away at Urge Miami

Urge Miami

November 26-29

This Thanksgiving weekend, Urge Miami (previously Circuit Festival Miami) returns with “one of the world’s biggest gay events.” For four days, revelers can dance and drink the day or night away at three nighttime parties, the legendary beach day party and other events throughout Miami.

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Art lovers flock to Art Basel Miami Beach

Miami Art Week

November 27-December 6

Art takes over the destination with the world-famous Art Basel Miami Beach, satellite fairs like Art Miami and Design Miami/ and plenty of exhibitions, parties and more. This art extravaganza will include more than 60 exhibits and events from Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s leading art institutions featuring pieces from the world’s top artists and galleries.

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