South Florida’s Top 2021 Fall Events

With cooler Autumn temperatures in South Florida, fall signals the arrival of many exciting events and activities for the entire family, Fall in South Florida has something for just about everyone, from concerts, car shows, fairs, and festivals to parades and sporting events.

Brought to you by Braman MINI of Miami, here’s a handy guide to some of the top local events happening throughout South Florida this fall season. (Note: with the changing COVID-19 health situation, please contact the event organizer directly to verify their information before attending an event.)

Flavor Palm Beach – September 1 -30, 2021 – Participating Palm Beach-area restaurants

Flavor Palm Beach
The Palm Beach area is known for its outstanding array of top-line restaurants. Each September, Palm Beach’s finest restaurants open their doors for an enticing culinary adventure from Jupiter to Boca Raton. With more than 50 area restaurants participating, this is your chance to enjoy a wide assortment of curated prix-fixe lunch and dinner menu items at special prices. Click here to view a list of participating Flavor Palm Beach 2021 restaurants.

Miami-Dade Carnival 2021 – October 8 – 10, 2021- Broward Regional Park Cricket Stadium and Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds

Miami-Dade Carnival 2021

Enjoy a spectacular Carnival celebration on Columbus Day Weekend! The Miami-Dade Carnival consists of four events, starting with a kid-friendly Junior Carnival on Saturday, October 2nd, A Steel Drum Band Panorama Competition, traditional J’Ouvert carnival kickoff, Miss Miami Broward Carnival Contest, celebratory Mas Costume Parade, Mas Band Concert, and much more happening on Columbus Day Weekend. Be sure to visit for important COVID-19 information including mask, testing, and vaccination requirements.

47th Annual Lantana, FL Oktoberfest – October 9-10 and Oct. 16-17, 2021 – The American German Club of Lantana, Lake Worth, Fl


As one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in the country, Lantana’s annual Oktoberfest draws upwards of 35,000 visitors on two consecutive weekends. Enjoy live entertainment, an authentic German culinary experience, a fun carnival for the kids, a colorful Parade of Flags, handmade and vintage arts & crafts, a Miss Oktoberfest contest, and – of course – beer.

47th Annual Miami-Dade Fall Harvest Festival – October 16-17, 2021 – Miami Dade Fair Expo on Coral Way, Miami, FL

47th Annual Miami-Dade Fall Harvest Festival

A fall tradition for 47 years returns to the Miami Dade Expo with fun and festivities for the entire family. Enjoy an array of Arts & Crafts, delicious food and yummy treats, free bounce houses and inside toddler play area, pony rides, classic car show, live entertainment by Beach Boys tribute band Endless Summer, free petting farm, free rock painting, cutest baby contest, a special appearance by Santa, and much more.

6th Annual South Beach Seafood Week – October 20 – 23, 2021 – South Beach and various Miami restaurant locations

6th Annual South Beach Seafood Week

Celebrate the start of stone crab season with this culinary excursion into the best seafood South Florida has to offer. Enjoy a curated showcase of South Florida’s top chefs with proceeds benefiting Cl Foundation’s EAT SMART program for Miami Dade County public schools. Ranked one of the top five specialty festivals by USATODAY and the Travel Channel, this can’t-miss event features culinary showcases, open bars, culinary demos, outstanding live entertainment, and much more.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – October 27-31, 2021 – 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

One of the country’s largest and most prestigious boat shows returns to Ft. Lauderdale this October. Billed as “The Greatest Boat Show on the Seven Seas,” the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show offers an exciting array of activities, exhibits, dining, seminars, and more. These include the Windward VIP Experience, Superyacht Village, annual Kids’ Fishing Clinics, and Aqua Zone.

South Florida Craft Show & Halloween Bash – October 30, 2021 – La Quinta Inn on University Drive, Coral Springs, FL

South Florida Craft Show & Halloween Bash

Check out some “bootiful” arts and crafts, trick-or-treating at vendor tables, and a fun costume contest. This free event is presented by Korina’s Crafty Creations.

Halloween Trick or Treats – Weekends in October - Museum of Discovery and Science, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Halloween Trick or Treats

Every weekend in October the Museum of Discovery and Science will be hosting a variety of family-friendly Halloween-inspired activities. Wear your favorite costume and enjoy some Spooky Science. See how make-up artists create creepy creatures, make your own trick-or-treat bag, and more.

Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon & Freaky 4-Miler – October 30, 2021 – South Point Park, Miami Beach, FL

Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon & Freaky 4-Miler

Put on your scariest or funniest costume and participate in this fun Halloween-themed running event. Finish the race and get a collectible, commemorative, Halloween-themed race medal. Costumes are optional. Both courses enjoy spectacular waterfront views along the Miami Beach Boardwalk.

TimberTech PGA Golf Championship – November 1-7, Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, FL

TimberTech PGA Golf Championship

Legendary golfers like Bernhard Langer, Mark Calcavecchia, Nick Price, and Hale Irwin take on the Old Course at Broken Sound this November as part of the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. This PGA TOUR event also features a men's and women’s Pro-Am Tournament, VIP skyboxes, and more.

Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition – Nov. 18 thru Dec. 5, 2021 – Fair Expo Center, Miami, FL


The entire family will enjoy all the many exciting activities, rides, food, games, and entertainment at this year’s Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition. There’ll be carnival rides galore and a sprawling MarketPlace with vendors showcasing their unique products and services. Admission includes all events at The Barn, The Garden, and student competitions inside Arnold Hall. Rides are not included with admission.

Pompano Fall Festival – November 27, 2021 – Pompano Community Park, Pompano Beach, FL

Pompano Fall Festival

Enjoy Pompano’s premier R&B music festival Thanksgiving Weekend, headlined by the incomparable Monica! Some of this generation’s greatest R&R artists will also perform, including Freddie Jackson, Dru Hill, and Avant.

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