Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, Miami
Now in its 38th year, Miami Carnival is inspired by and is a celebration of the carnival traditions of Brazil and the Caribbean. Expect intricate costumes, steel bands, all day dancing and great food, this is not a couple of days to be missed. The highlight of the carnival takes place on Sunday, with a parade at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds. Tickets to the Miami Carnival can be found here – don’t miss out on one of the biggest events of the year.
South Beach Miami
The South Beach Seafood Festival is not your typical food festival. The centre piece of the 3 days is of course the food, the festival coincides with the start of the stone crab season and attracts a number of Miami and America’s best chefs. However, the festival is not a one trick pony and open bars, live music, as well as demonstrations from the culinary masterminds that attend accompany the amazing food. Enjoy fish tacos, fresh oysters, ceviche and all you favourite seafood, while listening to a great line up of artists. Tickets to the South Beach Seafood Festival can be found here.
FTX Arena, Miami
The NBA season gets going in October, with the first game of the season seeing the Celtics take on the 76ers. The following day and closer to home, the Miami Heat take on the Chicago Bulls at the FTX Arena in what will undoubtedly be a great battle. The Heat reached the Conference Finals last season, narrowly losing to the Celtics 3-4 and will be desperate to take this season campaign one stage further. Can they win their all important season opener?
Mana Wynwood, Miami
III points will return to Mana Wynwood for two days this October and if you can get your hands on tickets, it is definitely worth going to see what the iconic festival is all about. The line-up includes performances from Fisher, Rosalía and Flume amongst others. However, III Points is not just about the music, the festival is also an ‘oasis of art and culture’, with a number of immersive exhibitions on display around the site.