Miami Guide: Must Go-To Events This Fall

We’re officially 3 days away from fall and you know what that means! Pumpkins everywhere, cool weather, comfy sweaters, boots, leaves, fall scented candles, and pumpkin pie… but wait a minute, we’re in South Florida! What exactly can we do during fall when we live in Miami? Although Miami may not experience the four seasons, there are amazing fall activities held each year to fall in love with in South Florida! No pun intended. Here are some events and activities that will get you in the fall spirit in Miami. 

1.  Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival 

Nothing quite like getting into the fall spirit than visiting a pumpkin patch! The popular annual Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival is a must-go this autumn. The festival features a large variety of  fall activities including a huge pumpkin patch with exactly 2,500 pumpkins to pick from, a pumpkin decorating tent, a cornstalk maze, a dress your-own scarecrow village, and tons of fall-themed photo vignettes to capture the perfect Instagram photo! Featured are also carnival rides for all ages and a pumpkin food court filled with amazing fall-themed food. There’s no shortage of food offered as there’s a variety of options for everyone! For those with a big sweet tooth, you’ll love the pumpkin funnel cakes and mini pumpkin pies. And for those who favor non-sweets, there’s a large selection of traditional carnival food available including the carnival’s one of a kind pumpkin pizza and pumpkin curry shish kabobs. The festival was voted one of the top harvest festivals by O, the Oprah Magazine and this year’s festival is coming back with many new innovations that you won’t want to miss. The two-day festival tickets are now on sale here and admission includes unlimited access to the carnival rides for every guest. Make your way over to the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival next month and experience the true essence of fall in Miami. For more information on what you can expect from the festival, you can go here

Event date: October 26-27, 2019

Location: Peacock Park 

Admission: $20 General Admission for ages 2 and up

Free for babies under 24 months old

2. Kiteober Fest

If you’re looking for the perfect fall activity to do with friends or family, then Kiteober Fest is the event for you. This is the ideal family event in Miami that takes place every fall. It is a giant festival dedicated exclusively to the flying of colorful kites. The event includes kite building classes, expert demonstrations, a kite-flying competition, a DJ booth, arts & crafts, and bounce houses. This is the perfect fall activity for all ages and definitely one your little ones will enjoy. So if you have younger siblings or friends or family members that are kids at heart, bring them along! They’ll be sure to love it. Foodies are also welcome as there will be food trucks at the site. You can bring your own kite or purchase one on-site. You are also able to just attend and watch. Should you choose to do this just be sure to bring a blanket or towel to sit back and enjoy the sight of hundreds of kites in the air while listening to great music. For more information, you can visit the event’s website here.

Event date: October 19-20, 2019 

Location: Haulover Park

Admission: Free