While it’s endless summer on Miami Beach, fall is one of the best times to experience an array of music, culture and food thanks to a line-up of seasonal festivals, concerts and events. Travelers can spend their days on the beach and nights at a number of marquee happenings now through the month of November including the South Beach Seafood Festival, Miami International Auto Show, the Miami Beach Pop Festival, Aqua Girl and more.
“As temperatures start to cool across the country, Miami Beach stays hot with unique activities and experiences that make the destination like no other place in the world,” says Steve Adkins, Chairman of The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). “From film festivals and LGBTQ events to culinary and wine tastings on the sand, Miami Beach is the perfect backdrop for a fall getaway.”
Miami Beach’s seven miles of pristine beaches naturally attracts visitors from around the globe and this year’s schedule of fall events provides couples, solo travelers and families with an abundance of autumnal options to enjoy. Starting in mid-September through the end of November, visitors can fall into the season with a Miami Beach twist.
“Fall brings a new selection of experiences to travelers and locals that can only be found on Miami Beach,” adds Grisette Roque Marcos, Executive Director, MBVCA. “As a destination, we work to bring a mix of events and festivals that enhance anyone’s vacation or staycation.”
To help visitors map out the best ways to experience fall on Miami Beach, the MBVCA has hand-selected a number of options and encourages all future travelers to follow @ExperienceMiamiBeach on Facebook and Instagram and @EMiamiBeach on Twitter for additional details on the season’s offerings:
Miami Spice on Miami Beach (Through Sept. 30)
It’s the most delicious time of the year on Miami Beach with the return of Miami Spice. Through September 30, foodies are invited to dig in to Miami Beach’s eclectic and global culinary style at participating Miami Beach restaurants that are featuring pre-fix menus for lunch ($23) and dinner ($39). Visitors can taste their way through a collection of restaurants including iconic destinations and award-winning newcomers bringing bold flavors and experiences to the table.
Aqua Girl (Oct. 3-6)
Aqua Girl is a four-day festival and the largest gay women’s charity event in the country. Every year thousands of women from all over the world travel to South Beach to celebrate their lives—laughing, swimming, sharing, dancing and playing together. Jetsetters can stay and play for an all women’s weekend at the exclusive oceanfront resort – Marseilles Hotel.
South Beach Seafood Festival (Oct. 22-26)
The iconic South Beach Seafood Festival introduces the globally-recognized stone crab season every October in an unforgettable way. This isn’t a typical seafood festival in South Florida, it’s an exclusive South Beach experience that showcases the talents of South Florida’s leading chefs and culinary masterminds with a variety of lively events. The seafood festival is also a great cause for the CI Foundation’s EAT SMART program, which provides healthy meals and nutritional guidance to Florida’s youth.
Miami International Auto Show (Nov. 1-10)
Held every year with over a million square feet of exhibit space, the Miami International Auto Show is one of the top five auto shows in the U.S. It welcomes car enthusiasts, families, shoppers and tech-geeks alike to enjoy the grandiose displays at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Attendees can look at some of the latest models of cars, trucks and SUVs from more than 40 of the world’s top auto manufacturers.
Miami Beach Pop Festival (Nov. 8-10)
The Miami Beach Pop festival includes three days of live music, art and cuisine where travelers can connect with other music enthusiasts to experience the diversity of culture that Miami Beach has to offer. The festival invites travelers and locals to the sandy shores of South Beach to experience flashes of joy, music, and inspiration. Festivals feature a distinct lineup of various Grammy award-winning artists, iconic musicians, and local rising stars.
Celebrity Beach Soccer (Nov. 23)
Fans of “fútbol” can head to North Beach Bandshell to watch A-list celebrities, super models and athletes play a friendly soccer game, all in the name of a good cause. Supporting Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Celebrity Beach Soccer event will have the crowd saying, “goooooal!” complete with a line up local high school band performances and specialty matches.
For more information, download the Miami Beach app at http://www.miamibeachapi.com/ and follow @ExperienceMiamiBeach on Facebook, Instagram and @EMiamiBeach on Twitter.