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South Florida Seafood Festival and More Events in Miami This Weekend

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Hello Miami! We hope October is treating you well so far. If it hasn’t, these events will be sure to change that! To be honest, it’s going to be tough to decide what to attend. Is it possible to be in multiple places at once?!

There’s going to be seafood festivals, Zootoberfest, pet adoption festivals, and more great events in Miami this weekend. Don’t miss out!

📷 South Florida Seafood Festival

A seafood lover’s DREAM! The South Florida Seafood Festival is back and will be loaded with the freshest and tastiest delicacies of the sea. Experience a piece of Florida’s diverse culture in this all-inclusive experience.

The festival will include over 25 seafood stations, mojito bars, family fun zones, thrifter markets, music, and more. This is the perfect way to kick off stone crab seasona–and what better place to celebrate than right here in South Florida?

This two-day event has been the talk of the town and definitely one you won’t want to miss out on. 

Event Details
🗓 OCT 19 & 20 | 11AM–7PM
📍 Miami Marine Stadium

📷 Deering Estate

Get ready for ghostly encounters, Prohibition Era drinks, and live music at the Spirits’ Speakeasy. Enjoy dinner with a ghost and get into the “spirit” of this cocktail event by dressing up in your best 1920s attire. Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed individual, couple, and group.

Walk through the historic houses at Deering Estate where you will be in the presence of the spirits while sipping on classic cocktails from the 1920s. The French Horn featuring Shira will be entertaining the ghosts and guests with some French swing.

In order to enter the speakeasy event, a password is required and you can find that out once you RSVP!

Event Details
🗓 OCT 17 | 7PM–10PM
📍 Deering Estate

📷 Zoo Miami

Spend an evening at Sip and Stroll – Zootoberfest with your best friends and celebrate Octoberfest at the Zoo! This 21 and over event is perfect for adults to mingle, have delicious food and drinks in a vibrant atmosphere, and make some new friends. 

The fun doesn’t end there, your ticket includes live band karaoke, unlimited boat rides, photo booths, giant chess and checkerboard games, and animal encounters.

Being that this is Zootoberfest, come dressed in your best Bavarian costume and participate in the costume contest for an awesome prize. There’s even a yodeling contest, too!

Event Details
🗓 OCT 19 | 7PM–10PM
📍 Zoo Miami

📷 The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU ​

The Frost Art Museum at FIU is hosting a Frost Family Day! Get creative with hands-on art activities, which can help bring the museum’s exhibitions come to life.

Family days like these bring the community together through the love of art. The day will be filled with painting recycled doors, abstract art, spin art, making wishes at the Love for Humanity tree, and jamming out to 60s–70s music. There’s also going to be face painting and more for the little ones!

Event Details
🗓 OCT 19 | 11AM–3PM
📍 The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU

📷 Miami-Dade Animal Services

Find your perfect match at Miami-Dade Animal Services’ 24-hour Mega Match-A-Thon Adoption Festival! Yep, you read the right; this is a 24-hour event that starts exactly at 11:59PM on Friday and ends at 11:59PM on Saturday.

There will be over 300 shelter dogs and cats in attendance who need homes! 

Finding your new best friend isn’t the only activity going down. There will be food trucks, a beer garden (Friday), live music, farmer’s market (Saturday), and even special appearances from the Miami Heat Dancer and Burnie himself!

This special festival is partnering with PetSmart Charities and Revolution 93.5 FM. 

Event Details
🗓 OCT 18 & 19| 11:59PM–11:59PM
📍 Tropical Park

All About Sports!

Where are all the Sports fans at?! It’s football season, hockey season, and almost basketball season!! We know it’s hard to keep up with all the fun action. Head to the UNATION to get tickets to all these sporting events. Also, make sure you’re following us on social @StufftodoinMiami to find the best places for watch parties.  

Watch the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center. Cheer on your Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium. Get hyped for the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena!


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Emily Blanco

Emily Blanco

Emily is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do in Miami blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinMiami on Instagram and Facebook.

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