Festivals in Miramar

$20 for Entry for Two plus One Barbecued Chicken Sandwich at a BBQ, Beer, Wine & Jazz Fest ($40 Value)

The Annual King of Ribs BBQ cook off and fest

Marando Farms

$40 $20

Sample a wide array of barbecue sauces and meats at an all-day festival at Marando Farms

The Bavarian, Der Kommissar, or The Chancellor Ticket Package at Sam Adams Octoberfest, Sept. 19-20 (Up to 52% Off)

Sam Adams Octoberfest

Sam Adams Castle & Beer Hall

$20 $10

On September 19 and 20, guests don lederhosen, dirndls, and jaunty Bavarian hats to drain souvenir steins at enormous Octoberfest bash

Admission for Two or Four to PeruFest USA on October 4 or 5 (Up to 51% Off)

PeruFest USA, LLC

Miami-Dade Fair Expo Park

$20 $10

Peruvian gastronomical festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with cooking demonstrations and contests featuring Peru's top chefs

Octoberfest Miami at Marlins Park on Saturday, October 4, at 12 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Octoberfest Miami

Marlins Park

$36 $18

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Celebrate a German tradition with beer, live music, and cuisine from local restaurants

SOBE Seafood Festival for Two or Four at Lummus Park on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 51% Off)

SOBE Seafood Festival

Flamingo / Lummus

$50 $25

Seafood restaurants share signature dishes for purchase alongside full bars; chefs' cooking demonstrations, live music, and kids' play zone

Deering Goes to the Birds on Saturday, November 15 at Deering Estate at Cutler (Up to 40% Off)

Deering Estate at Cutler

Palmetto Bay

$14 $9

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Take a birder-led tour of the grounds, or learn more about local avians through games, crafts, and activities such as owl-pellet dissection

$60 for a VIP Package to Feast of the Sea (Up to 50% Off)

Feast of the Sea

Frenchmans Reserve

$120 $60

Get your hands on chef-curated seafood dishes and specialty drinks, and enjoy private facilities throughout the event

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Palm Beach County Convention Center on December 5–7 (48% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival

Palm Beach County Convention Center

$42 $22

LEGO-lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

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The Florida Renaissance Festival is a wholly different world??a world of jousts and costumes and turkey legs. Here be dragons, or so the armor-clad knights would have you believe. At the festival, live shows recreate the romance of the Renaissance with references to Shakespeare and swordplay on 12 different stages. Meanwhile, merchants share the secrets of their crafts, blowing unbreakable glass for spectators and selling hammered pewter goblets. Visitors, dressed in period garb or not, can wander on their own, exploring the shows and stalls, or trying their hands at games of chance while gnawing on scotch eggs and chocolate cheesecake.

800 NW 57th Pl
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

The Seminole Hard Rock Wine & Food Festival is a new tradition—it started in 2010—but its creators hope to make it a lasting part of South Florida foodie culture. Amidst cuisine from renowned local eateries such as Tatu and Council Oak, guests can relax in several different lounges, from a spa area for women to a men's lounge with a big screen TV. The Caribbean lounge surrounds festival goers with assorted rums and tropical rubs, all cooked up by Chef Creole. Sponsors include NBC 6, Lite-FM, and the Miami Herald, and a portion of the profits will benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation.

1 Seminole Way
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

The SweetTooth Soiree spotlights the top bakeries, candy-makers, and dessert experts in South Florida. Vendors dish out samples of their signature sweets, including gooey brownies, artfully frosted cakes, and rainbow-colored candy. The entertainment ranges from DJ-spun tunes to dessert-making demos, which teach visitors to create confections more sophisticated than a mud pie covered in edible gold leaf.

3029 NE 188th St Suite 408
Aventura,
FL
US

In Joni Sheram's one-woman play, Cups, the playwright gives audiences a peek into her packed lingerie drawer through intimate knowledge of her history and character via the progression of tangled straps and faded lace. As Sheram pulls out assorted bras, she reminisces on the myriad memories marked by the quotidian bits of fabric, from the hopeful clasp of a training bra to the daunting responsibility marked by a nursing bra. A strapless bra is used to convey coming-of-age anecdotes, and a heap of ashes commemorates a bra burned during the firewood famine of the 1960s. Hailed as hilarious by scads of reviewers and department-store managers, the play also touches on aging, loss, and decades of women's personal and collective history.

3385 Northeast 188th Street
Aventura,
FL
US

The Florida Cajun Zydeco festival's seven musical acts fill the air with traditional tunes on two outdoor stages. Wooden dance floors and guided dance lessons (held in between sets) encourage rug-cuttery as the C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band wails away on fiddle and guitar, and the multi-instrumentalist Magnolia Sisters reinvigorate forgotten standards more effectively than auto-tuned re-mixes of Glen Miller's catalogue. Each band also gives a 20- to 30-minute lesson about the history of their music. Visitors can suppress unruly appetites with spicy Cajun and Creole fare while perusing the offerings of craft vendors. Pintsize patrons can revel in games and rides, while larger patrons can revel in the festival's free parking.

800 W Mcnab Rd
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

During Aventura Wine & Food Festival, restaurants, delis, confectionaries, and wineries from all over the city kick off the new year with some of their finest wares. Guests can sample South American cuisine at The Knife Argentinian steakhouse, Luca Bella Gourmet Mexican, and Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, or get a taste of European fare at Brio Tuscan Grille and Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery. For smaller snacks, there's Alisa's Cupcakery, Shawnee's Gourmet Popcorn, and Cachito Coffee & Bakery. And then there's the wines: Mas Vino supplies beverages from all over the country, Epica displays some locally grown vintages, and those with an insatiable sweet tooth can indulge in dessert-themed drinks from Ice Cream Cellars and Birthday Cake Vineyards. Meanwhile, live music keeps toes tapping, and a wine raffle feeds guests' competitive nature. Children can enjoy bounce houses and kid-friendly activities in the Kid-Zone, sponsored by Whole Foods.

901 S Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale,
FL
US