Miami's Hottest Events In October

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By: Patricia Azze

Beautiful beach days and fun events lie ahead in October 2022 in Greater Miami & Miami Beach. Find a busy calendar of exciting events and things to do – and make the most of your vacation or staycation time here in sunny Miami.

Miami Entertainment Months

October 1-November 30

The Miami Entertainment Months program is back in October and November with great deals to help you enjoy Greater Miami & Miami Beach's entertainment scene. Take advantage of promotions including BOGO deals, ticket packages, discounts, and activities highlighting Miami’s dynamic entertainment options.

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15-October 15

Across Greater Miami & Miami Beach, the rich fabric of cultures from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America is celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month with a wide variety of events. From a Miami Marlins game honoring Mexican heritage to festivals celebrating art, music and dance, there are many ways to celebrate.

Orgullo musicians
Join the festivities at this year's Celebrate Orgullo

Celebrate Orgullo

October 1-8

Celebrate Orgullo is a festival of Hispanic and Indigenous LGBTQ+ community taking place during Hispanic Heritage Month. Back for its 12th year, this eight-day festival includes dance, art, music and theater. You can also take part in art and history tours, exhibits and parties.

Redland International Orchid Festival

October 7-9

The internationally recognized Redland International Orchid Festival returns to the Fruit & Spice Park in South Dade this October. One of the largest orchid festivals in the country, the event is hosted at a one-of-a-kind garden that showcases the rich agricultural bounty of this region. Expect more than 50 vendors, along with workshops, demonstrations and exhibits.

Carnival woman
Celebrate Caribbean culture at the Miami Carnival

Miami Carnival Parade of Bands and Concerts

October 8-9

Miami Carnival is back in all its glittery, extravagant, energy-filled glory at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds. Enjoy steel drum rhythms, a vibrant array of culinary options, and festivities galore over Columbus Day weekend. The main event is the Parade of Bands on Sunday.


October 15-16

The Fruit & Spice Park hosts another can’t-miss event for plant lovers at Growfest, which celebrates the connectivity between farms, gardens and the dinner table. Get to know the people who grow our local food and learn about gardening, foraging, preparing and enjoying the best of our local ingredients and produce.

Mclaren cars
Discover the latest reveals at the Miami International Auto Show

Miami International Auto Show

October 15-23

Car enthusiasts from near and far look forward to the Miami International Auto Show every year. This weeklong event at the Miami Beach Convention Center showcases hundreds of new cars and offers demonstrations from an international assortment of automakers, classic car clubs and enthusiasts. More than 300,000 people flock to the convention center to rev their engines for this interactive experience.

seafood fest
Don't miss a day of fun and delicious seafood at the South Beach Seafood Festival

South Beach Seafood Festival

October 19-22

Stone crab season kicks off with the South Beach Seafood Festival. Now in its 10th year, the festival celebrates more than just Miami’s favorite crab – in fact, leading chefs from the region cook up a tasty array of seafood dishes for more than 15,000 foodies over the course of this three-day event in South Beach.

III Points Festival

October 21-22

The headliners of this year’s edition of the III Points Festival in Wynwood have music fans abuzz: LCD Soundsystem, Rosalía, Porter Robinson, Flume and James Blake will play. You can also see dozens of other bands, including up-and-coming locals, on six stages at Mana Wynwood.

Miami Dragon Boat Festival

October 29

Head to Haulover Park to experience a truly unique event – the Miami Dragon Boat Festival. Similar to rowing – but in larger boats that hold 20 people – the races will be an exciting spectacle for visitors. Spectators can enjoy the festival grounds and visit the Health and Wellness Village to sample products and learn about healthy lifestyles. Kids are welcome.

Experience spooks, thrills, and not-so-scary events for everyone this Halloween


October 31

Experience Halloween, Miami-style. Read about last year’s Halloween activities for adults and family-friendly Halloween events. (Check back soon for updated articles about this year’s Halloween happenings.) Either way, get your costume ready, indulge in your favorite candy, and have a memorable Halloween.

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