Fall is coming, which means it’s a great time to come down to South Beach for a little vacation. While we don’t have the climate that calls for cashmere sweaters and foliage sightings, we do get to cool down a little bit from our hot summer, and then enjoy a wide range of local events, traditions, and good times.
For some more specific examples, check out this guide to celebrating fall South Beach style.
Eat Like Royalty at Miami Spice
The beginning of fall is September 22nd, which leaves just a few days to take advantage of the savings and flavors that make Miami Spice Restaurant Months a favorite annual event. Running through August and September, the event features discounted tasting courses at participating restaurants, some of which include Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood & Crab, Barsecco, and Jaguar Restaurant.
Miami Spice. Runs until September 30th
Rock Out at Billboard Latin Music Week
It’s an amazing time for Latin music and there’s no better place to celebrate the top performers of the year than in Miami, Florida. The five-day event will feature exclusive conversations, networking events, industry workshops, showcases, concerts, and more. If you work in the industry this is a fantastic event, and if you’re a fan, you can get affordable day passes to concerts.
Billboard Latin Music Week. Faena Forum. September 26-30th
Check Out Simone Leigh: Trophallaxis
This limited-run exhibit will feature Simone Leigh’s magnificent sculpture, which was named after “the entomological term for the transference of liquid food between adult social insects such as bees and ants…” It is as thought-provoking as it sounds, and a stellar piece by the Guggenheim Museum’s Hugo Boss Prize winner.
Simone Leigh: Trophallaxis. Perez Art Museum. September 22nd-25th
Go See The Miami Dolphins
One fall tradition here is Dolphins football. This year’s team is extra exciting with our young star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa coming into his own, and superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill has joined the team in the offseason. Go see them play at home against the Vikings this October.
Miami Dolphins vs Minnesota Vikings. Hard Rock Stadium. October 16th
Get Revved Up at the Miami International Auto Show
This historic show only costs $15 to attend for adults, and it features an exciting medley of test drives, demonstrations, and displays of new and historic models. This show has been running for over 50 years and is a fantastic local fall tradition featuring top-name car manufacturers including Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet, and many more.
Miami International Auto Show. Miami Beach Convention Center. October 15th-23rd
Eat & Drink at The Seed Food & Wine Week
Miami has one of the best vegan food scenes in the country, and it will shine once again this year for the eighth annual installment of this beloved event. Featuring dishes that are 100 percent plant-based. This is touted as the first all-vegan food festival of its kind. From tastings of vegan chefs’ latest creations to wine presentations and more — this promises to be a delicious fall experience.
The SEED Food & Wine Week. November 2nd-6th
Gems Film Festival
This annual fall presentation from the Miami Film Festival features a week-long showcase of world cinema with 10 red-carpet premieres. Also featuring seminars and parties and screenings at MDC’s Tower Theater Miami, this promises to be a great time for filmmakers, film lovers, and travelers looking for a unique outing.
Gems Film Festival. MDC’s Tower Theater. November 3rd-6th
A phenomenon in Brooklyn, Smorgasburg collects vendors from the best chefs and restaurants in a city and brings them together for regular outdoor brackets. For foodies, Smorgasburg is a dream, and it’s coming to Miami for weekly pop-ups from November through March.
Smorgasburg Miami. 2600 NW 2nd Avenue. Miami, FL. Begins November 5th
Miami Book Fair
While a lot of people come to South Beach to party, this is a peaceful destination where there are a lot of beautiful spots to read a book. For traveling book lovers, the annual Miami Book Fair offers a fun hangout with readings, a street fair, and panel discussions featuring famous authors and literary figures.
Miami Book Fair. Miami Dade College. November 13th-20th
Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series
An easy walk from the Blue Moon Hotel and Winter Haven hotel, this annual music series is a must-see for out-of-towners. The oceanside concert is presented by the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival, and it will feature live musical performances, special guests, and free admission for everyone.
Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series. Lummus Park. November 13th
Staying in South Beach
Another way to celebrate fall South Beach style is to book a room at either Blue Moon Hotel or Winter Haven Hotel. Staying in South Beach during the fall is super peaceful. The summer crowds have calmed down, the ocean is still pretty warm, and there are clearly a lot of exciting events taking place nearby and all across the rest of Miami.