Miami's Hottest Events In November


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By: Kara Franker

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

Fall is in full swing this month with lots of live entertainment and family-friendly events. From tasty food festivals to live music performances, as well as the always well-attended Miami Book Fair, make sure you add these hot events to your list of things to do. And don’t forget to make your dinner reservations for Thanksgiving!

Santa’s Enchanted Forest: Nov. 1-Jan. 6

The largest holiday theme park in the world, Santa’s Enchanted Forest is happening again this season at Miami's Tropical Park. Enjoy carnival rides, shows, games, a 92-foot tall Christmas tree and more than three million Christmas lights. Ride the ferris wheel, a roller coaster or play in a fun house. Single day and season passes are available. Children ages 2 and under are free. The park is open from November until the beginning of January 2019.

Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival: Nov. 3

Featuring some of the best restaurants in the area, the Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival will feature a fine sampling of food, beer, wine and spirits. The event will take place at the Coral Gables Museum and also al fresco along Salzedo Street. Tickets range from $49-$99 per person.

The Seed Food & Wine Week: Nov. 7-11

The first plant-based food and wine festival of its kind in the country, the Seed Food & Wine Week is presented by Whole Foods, and will include special events throughout the city. Highlights include The Burger Battle, where America’s best veggie burger will be crowned as well as the Mantra Yoga Brunch. Expect more than 200 exhibitors and 10,000 attendees. Tickets range from $25 for the kid’s tasting village up to $559 for the Seed Summit Ultimate Pass, which includes a variety of events including VIP access throughout the weekend.

Veterans Day Parade: Nov. 10

Spend this important day honoring our military men and women. The City of Miami Beach will host their annual Veteran’s Day Parade along Ocean Drive from Fifth to 14 Streets. Presented by Miami Beach Medical Group, the parade starts at 11:11a.m. and closing ceremonies, including a family picnic, will take place at Lummus Park. Watch for military fly-overs and an all-veteran parachute team as they jump from the sky in honor of those who serve our nation.

Miami Book Fair International: Nov. 11-18

Celebrating authors, books, prose and poetry, the Miami Book Fair International takes place every year in Downtown Miami. Hosted by Miami Dade College, admission to the street fair is free on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, admission is $10 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Check the site for a full schedule of authors and events.

Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest: Nov. 14-18

The 11th annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest will feature talented jazz musicians at Gateway Park on Saturday, November 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Mix and mingle with the crowd and enjoy smooth sounds by your favorite musicians in this scenic outdoor performance area. General admission is free and VIP is $50 per person.

NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend: Nov. 16-18

Rev up your engines for the NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Who will be this year's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion? It all comes down to the 2018 Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 18th. Tickets start at $75 per person for two-day general admission and go up to $400 for the 2018 Speedway Club Package.

Celebrity Beach Soccer Match: Nov. 17

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and GACP Sports are hosting their first annual Celebrity Soccer Match on Saturday, November 17 on the beach at W Hotel South Beach. Models, athletes, influencers and comedians will compete in the match, with proceeds benefiting Best Buddies. The fun continues later that evening at the World Futbol Gala, at the Miami Marine Stadium at 9 p.m., raising funds for the Little Lighthouse Foundation. The evening will feature 15 food stations with cuisine from around the world, artisanal cocktails, bubbly and wine, in addition to live entertainers, DJs and interactive booth activations. Early bird tickets for the soccer match start at $50, and general admission to the gala is $250 per person.

Chamber South Miami Art Festival: Nov. 17-18

Hosted by Chamber South, the annual South Miami Art Festival is scheduled to take place along Sunset Drive between U.S. Highway 1 and SW 57th Avenue. The event will include more than 100 artists from around the world representing art forms ranging from ceramics and clay to jewelry and metalwork, as well as painting and photography. Admission is free.

Thanksgiving: Nov. 22

Gobble gobble! Many of Miami’s fine restaurants are hosting special brunches and dinners to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Search our site for great restaurants to visit on Turkey Day and check out What to do in Miami for Thanksgiving.

The White Party: Nov. 24

For more than 35 years, The White Party has raised millions of dollars for Care Resource, an organization that provides healthcare services to those in need in South Florida. Attend the grand affair at the waterfront Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Coconut Grove on Saturday, November 24 at 7 p.m. General admission starts at $250 per person and VIP tickets are $350.

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