October South Florida Festivals

By on October 21, 2016

Las Olas Art Fest, Hispanic Culture, SoBe Seafood Fest, Brazilian Fest, Pumpkin Patch Festival, Berrin Family Book Festival

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival »Friday–Sunday, October 21-23

pumpkinpatchlogo2Kickoff to Fall for kids with everything pumpkin. Decorate a pumpkin, Hay Bale Maze, Cornstalk Maze, Scarecrow Village, full-size carnival rides, Pumpkin food court, beer garden & live entertainment. Kids(2–10)/$15pp includes: unlimited carnival rides, mazes, shows & activities all day, Hillbilly Hay ride, Scarecrow Dress up, & Petting Zoo. Adult/ Family 4Pack: $60; Babies(under 2)/Free. 10am–6pm New Location: Regatta Park, 2699 SW 27 Ave. Coconut Grove.

South Beach Seafood Festival » Wednesday–Saturday, October 21–24

sobeseafoodfestGet your eat on at 3 days of special event dinners “Evening at Joe’s” (Oct 20), Chef Showdown (Oct 21) with individual tickets, culminating in Saturday festival feast: stone crabs, crab cakes, lobster tempura, lobster waffle cones, mahi slider, oyster shooters, lobster mac n’ cheese, shrimp tacos from 15 top restaurants. All day live entertainment, lounge parties, demo zones, volleyball, retail row, & more. Goya Kid Zone for little chefs. GA $35. Open Bar VIP: $120; Feast with Me +3: $90; Child(10&under)/Free. Noon–7pm. Lummus Park, Ocean Drive between 7th & 9th Streets. Miami Beach. 561-506-6861.

Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival » Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23

A weekend with art, culture, live dances, musical acts and fun for the whole family & your 4-legged friends featuring a doggie space with snacks & doggie activities. Children’s activities include bounce houses, face painting. Other pavilions include: health & family, boutique, business & finance. Free.10am–10pm. Biltmore Way between LeJeune Rd. & Hernando St. in Coral Gables. 305-667-0577.

Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival » Thursday, October 27 – March 28, 2017

karolinastwinsThree authors present in October:

Oct 27 at 7:30pm: Karolina’s Twins by Ronald Balson. Inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s quest to fulfill a promise to return to Poland and find two sisters lost during the war.

Oct 28 at 10am: The Estrogen Window by Dr. Mache Seibel and The Vitamin Solution by Romy Block MD & Arielle Levitan, MD. Women’s health issues discussed.

Oct 29 at 7:30pm: A Night of Comedy: Sarge, “I’m Still Standing Up” chronicles the hilarious and awe-inspiring journey through one man’s biracial challenges, addiction & homelessness. Born to an Orthodox woman and an African American man, he was adopted at birth in Miami and grew up in a Jewish home in New York. $10. More November talks next month. For a complete schedule: or call 305-271-9000×268. Dave & Mary Alper Jewish Community Center, 11155 SW 112 Avenue, Miami.

Brazilian Festival » Saturday, October 22 

Brazil’s love, passion, rhythm, & excitement come together with 2 stages, fashion show, kid’s zone has inflatable playground with slides, moonwalks, rides and games, skateboarding X-Zone; Karaoke Challenge, 100 vendors/exhibitors, Brazilian cuisine and Samba dancers. Musical guests include: Sambalá, Macaxeira, Cidade Negra & Thathi.  11am–10pm. Free. Pompano Beach Community Park, 820 NE 18 Ave. Pompano. 305-803-0338.

Las Olas Art Fair » Saturday & Sunday, October 22–23

lasolasartfairThis highly anticipated fall tradition features a wide variety of quality art with prices set to suit all budgets. The artistic media: paintings, sculptures, photos, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics. 10am–5pm. Free. Between SE 6 & 11 Aves. on E Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale. 561-746-6615.

Hollyweird Halloween Block Party » Saturday, October 29

Let the Halloween fun begin, features trick or treating, live music, candy stations, playground, magic show, balloon twisters, face painting, and children’s costume contest with prizes. Family-friendly entertainment from 6-9pm. The party continues with live bands, outdoor bars and adult costume contests with prizes from 6pm-2am. Hollywood Blvd. Downtown Hollywood. 954-924-2980


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