The first ever Bricktoberfest launches an annual celebration of live music and craft beer in the Brickell neighborhood. From afternoon until night, 10th Street reverberates with tunes from live bands, and fills with vendors serving food from local restaurants and pouring more than 75 craft beers. For an hour before the event, VIP visitors gather for an advance tasting of the festival's beers—which include brews from Shipyard, Magners, Cigar City, Due South, and Stella. At the end of the evening, a party at Fado Irish Pub keeps attendees grooving with DJ-provided beats and beer competitions, such as a race to see who can drink their beer the most carefully and responsibly.
The Miami Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival's many events throughout the year serve culinary samples from popular Miami restaurants, endless fine wine and spirits, and international rhythms. Those chefs hail from a wide variety of acclaimed area eateries. Meanwhile, wine experts entice visitors to try new vintages by hosting tasting demos and dispensing samples. A portion of all event proceeds help fund local charities.
The premier Love & Wine event is scheduled to take place in the historic Coral Gables neighborhood on the rooftop of the Collection Building. The event will feature premium wines and spirits such as Johnnie Walker, Mo?t & Chandon, and Ketel One, offering guests an opportunity to sample sips while learning about each bottle. Food will be catered by some of Miami's most prominent restaurants, including Batch Gastropub, Love Is Blind, Bread & Butter, and others. Guests can expect live musical performances and DJ sets to accompany the evening's entertaintment. Love & Wine is being brought to the public by Media Partner Ocean Drive Magazine, Passion Group Restaurants, and Zevents to create a unique Miami experience.
The Miami Wine & Food Festival shares a litany of libations and local eats with curious sommeliers and gourmands. The chic, outdoor Taste & Toast event introduces gustatory glands to wines from around the world. As taste buds hobnob with fruit and oak notes, guests intermingle with one another while snacking on gourmet treats from local restaurants and listening to the bluesy sound of the Jay Blues Band. Winesplorers can stick around after the tasting for a Glenfiddich “Music to Drink Whiskey By” after-party at 9 p.m., where a DJ and whiskey-tamer rest on hand to answer questions and dispel myths about using whiskey as cologne.
In Mexico,?pre-Columbian religious traditions commingled with Catholic All Souls and All Saints Days and Western Halloween celebrations to form Dia de Los Muertos, or the "day of the dead." On this occasion, families remember the dearly departed with a variety of customs, including serving their favorite foods and leaving trinkets at graves.?
On the streets of Miami, this beloved tradition is recreated and reinterpreted in the form of a 1,000-person block party. Revelers celebrate the dead with colorful face paint, decorated skulls, and live music. Partiers can request one of their favorite tunes from a live DJ or shimmy over to the free food and drink stations to enjoy samples from local restaurants, including Rosa Mexicano, Blue Martini, and Fado.