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Get Fired Up for November Events in Miami – It’s Miami Live Month!

November Events in Miami

November in Miami is all about live events and great deals.

Miami’s known for incredible music festivals, concerts, dance events, and other performances. With a thriving art scene and incredible music venues in Miami’s many neighborhoods, a month was needed to celebrate Miami’s passion for performing live. Miami Live Month is coming up in November!

Whether you prefer classical music, jazz, or other genres, there’s an exciting lineup of concerts in Miami for you to enjoy. But that’s not all, stand-up comedy shows, poetry readings, and dances are also a part of the action. For some events, you’ll be able to take advantage of special deals for Miami Live Month, such as a two-dollar discount per ticket for Frost School of Music at The University of Miami event and buy one adult full price ticket, get one kid’s ticket half off Orchestra Miami’s Family Fun Concert Program I - Tyrannosaurus Sue.

Looking for a hotel near Miami event venues? The Hilton Miami Downtown puts you a short distance away from some incredible event locations and Miami’s Wynwood District. When you’re not laughing out loud or rocking out, lounge by our pool or grab a bite to eat at our Brisa Bistro. After a fun performance, you’ll rest peacefully in our Hilton Serenity Beds and have plenty of energy for more November events in Miami.

Find a Good Read at Miami Book Fair International 2016!

Fill your bookshelves with new reads after visiting one of the biggest book fairs in South Florida.

As a child, you’ve probably been to a book fair in your elementary school, but in Miami, the book fair is taken to a whole new level. Every year, thousands of writers and readers flock to Miami for an epic literary party, complete with a Street Fair. You’re sure to find an incredible read at the Miami Book Fair International 2016! 

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November 13th – 20th, 2016
Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

This year, over 250 booksellers and publishers will be present, selling books, along with antiquarians if you’re interested in collecting rare collectibles and more. In addition to buying books, this book fair in Miami gives you the opportunity to attend readings and discussions with some of the authors. Great food, drinks, and art are also a part of the fun events, part of the book fair. Over the weekend, the fair gets even better with the Miami Book Fair Street Fair taking place from Friday, November 18th to Sunday, November 20th.

After you find the perfect books, head to the Hilton Miami Downtown. Flip through the pages as you lounge by our pool, cocktail in hand; the perfect relaxing retreat. Our guest rooms offer plenty of peace, quiet, and comfort, making for another great location go catch up on your reading.

Will You Be Spooked at Halloween Events in Miami?

Halloween Events in Miami

Celebrate Halloween in Miami this year at these frightening, yet fun events.

The spookiest holiday of the year is just a few weeks away! If you’re looking to dress up and explore Miami this Halloween, get your costume ready to party and hang out with some exotic animals. These Halloween events in Miami are sure to be both spooky and exciting!

Halloween Sundowner at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | October 29th
Get ready to dance the night away at one of the largest Halloween parties in Miami! This year’s event has a 1920s twist with a Prohibition era theme. Dress the part or come up with your own creative costume idea and you may just win a prize at the costume contest. At Sundowner, you’ll enjoy live music, five full bars, and dancing along the Biscayne Bay. Proceeds will help with the preservation of one of Miami’s most notable estates.

Nightmare on the Beach at Lummus Park | October 29th
Head over the bridge to Miami Beach for a Halloween party on the beach! Find the perfect costume to match the theme for Nightmare on the Beach: Dia de Los Muertos, where you’ll dance until the early morning and enjoy top shelf liquor. The kids aren’t left out of this one; earlier in the day, they can head to Lummus Park for the Children’s Parade with trick-or-treating, games, crafts, and more. Proceeds benefit The Little Lighthouse Foundation.

Spooktober at Zoo Miami | Select Dates October 15th – 31st
Every October, Zoo Miami offers over 15 days of thrills and frights with your favorite animals! On weekends from October 15th – 30th, enter Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House if you dare – a haunted house with creepy horror scenes. On October 21st, it’s all about the adults for a grown ups-only Monster Masquerade. Bring the kids in costume on October 29th and 30th for Zoo Boo, where the kids can trick-or-treat and watch the animals get their holiday-themed treats. This year, Spooky Zoo Nights are “more haunting than ever” on October, 28th, 29th, and 31st! Scare zones, terrifying carnival and tram rides, and eerie performances are just a few things you can enjoy.

Need a hotel for Halloween in Miami? Join us at the Hilton Miami Downtown, ideally located in the heart of Downtown Miami and just a drive over the causeway to Miami Beach. Our central location and easy access to public transportation makes us a top choice for attending Halloween events in Miami. Before you head out for the evening, be sure to stop by our Gallery Lobby Lounge for one of our handcrafted cocktails and a bite to eat!

Spooky Fun Awaits You at the House of Horror Haunted Carnival!

This Halloween attraction in Miami will give you goosebumps this fall.

With the fall comes Halloween and South Florida is bringing the frights. What was once South Florida’s largest haunted house is now a frightening carnival, complete with zombies, carnies, and more. Will you be brave or scream when you enter the House of Horror Haunted Carnival?

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Miami International Mall
September 29th – October 31st, 2016

To say House of Horror in Miami’s attractions this year would freak you out would be an understatement. Face your biggest fears at Gates of Phobia, walk through the 1455 Asylum and see what disturbed patients inhabit it, and see some of the most terrifying oddities at the Freak Emporium. Don’t forget to check out Hellzapoppin’s performances, a circus stunt-show review performing dangerous stunts, such as fire and glass eating. Visit Scare X Studios in the Miami Cinema and watch classic Halloween flicks in a haunted theater. Of course, a carnival isn’t complete without rides and carnival fare – you’ll enjoy unlimited rides on classic carnival rides with your admission and signature carnival treats, such as fried Oreos and candy apples.

On October 6th, fright seekers will be treated to a special event at the House of Horror Haunted Carnival. Radio sensation The Chainsmokers will be performing with Daya and Zara Larsson!

Plan on spending Halloween in Miami? The Hilton Miami Downtown is a zombie-free, peaceful hotel, where you’ll rest comfortably without encountering the things that go bump in the night. When you’re not seeking frights, join us for a delicious dinner in our Brisa Bistro or enjoy some sunshine lounging by our rooftop pool.

Are you ready to face some frights at the House of Horror Haunted Carnival?

October is the Time to Explore & Save in Miami – It’s Miami Attractions Month!

Enjoy discounts on Miami attractions throughout the month of October.

With an endless amount of zoos, museums, gardens, and more, there’s so much to see and do in Miami. While time and budget constraints may prevent you from seeing and doing it all, October offers a month long of opportunities to explore some of these locations and save. Start planning your itinerary for October in Miami – it’s Miami Attractions Month!

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October 1st – 31st, 2016
Participating Locations 

During the month of October, participating attractions in Miami will be offering buy 1, get 1 free admission and other discounts, along with unique experiences that will allow you to explore your favorite participating attractions in ways you never have before. You’ll find many of these attractions in Downtown Miami, which include Jungle Island, Miami Children’s Museum, HistoryMiami Museum, Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, and Perez Art Museum Miami. Experiences to take advantage of during Miami Attractions Month include animal encounters at Zoo Miami, Miami Seaquarium, and more.

Miami Attractions Month makes October one of the best times to visit Miami! Join us for a stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown, where you’ll be able to take in views of some of Miami’s most impressive attractions, such as the Port of Miami and Biscayne Bay. Our prime location puts you just minutes from several participating locations and a MetroMover station. When you’re not out and about, you’ll rest peacefully in our signature Hilton Beds. Be sure to let us know what your favorite attractions are when you finish your adventure!

The Miami Broward Carnival is Back for 2016!

Carnival season in Miami is filled with fun events this year.

In many cultures, carnival is a tradition, taking place at different times of the year, and it is especially a big event in the Caribbean and Latin cultures. With these two cultures having such a heavy influence on South Florida, it’s no wonder that Miami is home to an incredible annual carnival. Get ready to shake your tail feathers and celebrate at the Miami Broward Carnival!

Miami Broward CarnivalThe Miami Broward Carnival consists of several carnival events in Miami, taking place during the first half of October. On October 1st, things kick off with the MBC Junior Carnival at Central Broward Regional Park, with plenty of fun activities for kids to participate in, including several competitions. The competition intensifies on October 7th, which is Carnival Friday in Miami, with traditional events including the Panorama steelband group competition and King, Queen, and Individual competitions. This year, some non-traditional events have also been added to the schedule of events, including the Food Truck Invasion on October 7th, where you can enjoy some incredible food, sample rum, and dance to the beats of incredible DJs. Get ready to get wet at the Foam Wet Fete Party on October 10th at America’s Backyard, which will feature live performances by musicians from all over North America.

The Hilton Miami Downtown hopes you have a great time celebrating! If you plan on heading further south during the carnival, join us for dinner at our Brisa Bistro, featuring mouth-watering cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and our native Florida.

Run Wild at Zoo Miami’s ZooRun5K and ZooKidsDash!

This 5K in Miami is sure to be a wild time, along with the kids’ race.

Love animals and love to run? Sport your favorite animal’s stripes, spots, or tails and join a stampede of runners and walkers eager to cross the finish line. Zoo Miami’s ZooRun5K and ZooKidsDash are back for 2016!

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October 2nd, 2016
Zoo Miami 

This running event in Miami is guaranteed to be a wild time! Participants in both the 5K and kids’ event are expected to dress the part for this race at Zoo Miami. Beginning at 7:30 AM, 5K participants will run or walk their way through the course at the zoo. One hour later, the Kidz Medical Services ZooKidsDash will begin, with different distances set for children ages two through nine. The real fun begins once you cross the finish line, where you can celebrate a victorious stride at the Finish Festival and enjoy entry to the zoo. In addition, participants will be helping raise funds benefitting two causes – the West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Zoo Miami Foundation.

After making great strides and making friends with the animals, visit the Hilton Miami Downtown for some delicious celebratory drinks and a meal. Our signature, handcrafted cocktails in our Gallery Lobby Lounge are tropical and refreshing, inspired by destinations around the globe. You’ll also enjoy our dining options, with global flavors. We wish you the best of luck!

Welcome the Fall with Lederhosen and Steins of Beer at Oktoberfests in Miami!

Oktoberfests in Miami

These Bavarian-themed events in Miami are guaranteed to be a great time.

When you think of Oktoberfest, you may not think of Miami, but our South Florida city is home to several top-rated Oktoberfest events. You’ll be able to sport your lederhosen for more than one event in Miami, so get ready to welcome the fall with some good, old fashioned competition and Bavarian-themed fun. Here are some of the best Oktoberfests in Miami!

Octoberfest Miami at Marlins Park | October 1st
For the second year in a row, Octoberfest Miami is taking over Marlins Park during the baseball off-season. As one of the most fun Octoberfests in Miami, this event combines authentic German traditions with fun attractions for all ages. Feast on German fare and a wide selection of lagers while enjoying traditional German music. You’ll also have a blast on carnival rides, a zip line, and indulging on carnival treats, such as pop corn and snow cones.

Oktoberfest Miami® at the German American Social Club of Greater Miami | October 14th – 16th & 21st – 23rd
Now in its 59th year, Oktoberfest Miami® is the oldest Oktoberfest event in Miami. If you’re looking for the full German experience, you’ll definitely want to head to the German American Social Club of Greater Miami. Immerse yourself in the culture as you enjoy German dancing, food, music, and beer while the kids have fun playing in bounce houses and obstacle courses. 

Sam Adams Octoberfest at Mana Wynwood | September 30th – October 2nd
Head to the Mana Wynwood production village for one of the largest Octoberfest in South Florida with one of your favorite beer companies. The seventh annual Octoberfest will be action-packed with stein hoisting and lederhosen competitions, along with live music, local food trucks, and games. Of course, this Oktoberfest wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to sample your favorite seasonal Sam Adams beers.

If you’ll be taking part in all the Bavarian-themed festivities in Miami at the beginning of fall, join us for a weekend stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown! When you’re not sporting your lederhosen or dirndl at these events, you can still have fun by our pool and at our Gallery Lobby Lounge, where we offer an exciting food and beverage program. Cheers!

Bike, Run, & Swim to the Finish Line at the Escape to Miami Triathlon

Push it to the limit at this annual triathlon in Miami.

With beautiful weather and incredible scenery, it’s no wonder some of the top athletic events are held here in Miami. Each year, some of the best athletes come to South Florida to put their stamina, speed, strength, and agility all to the test in an epic, three-part race. Dive into Miami’s waters, push the pedals to the metal, and see if you have enough fuel left to sprint across the finish line at the Mack Cycle Escape to Miami Triathlon!

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Escape to Miami Triathlon
Presented by Voler
September 25th, 2016
Escape Island, Miami 

Choose between two distances – Olympic and Sprint and a variety of divisions to customize your race. The event begins with a swim from Escape Island to Margaret Pace Park, followed by the bike course through Miami Beach and Wynwood. The final part of the triathlon, the running course allows you to take in more of Miami’s unique architecture and neighborhoods, including Star Island, before heading back to Escape Island to finish strong. On the 24th and 25th, participants will also have the opportunity to explore the Expo presented by Men’s Health.

The Hilton Miami Downtown wishes the best of luck to all those participating in this year’s triathlon and is proud to be a headquarters hotel for this amazing event! Our sublime views will allow you to get a preview of some of the amazing sights you’ll see up-close on race day. Prior to the event, you can continue your training in our fully-equipped fitness center and rooftop pool.

Discounted rooms are still available at $129 per night for the 2016 Escape to Miami Triathlon (terms and conditions apply). Book your stay by filling out this form.

DWNTWN Art Days in Miami – The Perfect Opportunity to Explore Our City’s Art Scene

Spend your weekend visiting the best art venues around during this weekend art festival in Miami.

September isn’t just the first month school’s fully in session and the last month of the year with a summer holiday weekend; it’s also a big time for the arts scene, with tons of exhibits opening and performances taking place. As the Downtown Miami art scene thrives during this time of the year, one weekend is set aside every September to spotlight the arts. Let your creative side get inspired during DWNTWN Art Days in Miami!

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September 9th – 11th, 2016
Various Art Venues in Miami 

The 2016 DWNTWN Art Days begin with several exhibits and events Friday morning at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Nina Torres Fine Art, Miami Children’s Museum, and more. One of the biggest events of DWNTWN Art Days takes place on Saturday – ArtsLaunch2016 at Adrienne Arsht Center, which consists of a series of events, including the Comic Book & Cosplay Mania, Farmers Market, interactive Broadway-themed activities, and more.

Interested in sightseeing in Downtown Miami? During DWNTWN Art Days, there will be a variety of art, architectural, biking, and walking tours in Miami neighborhoods. When you arrive, be sure to visit the Miami Center for Architecture and Design first, where DWNTWN Art Days’ Hub will be located again this year. Here, staff members are available to assist with suggestions on exhibits to see, directions, and you can also explore more art and create your very own Art Days shirt.

Located on Biscayne Boulevard, the Hilton Miami Downtown offers close proximity to many Art Days events in the heart of Downtown Miami. In many areas of our hotel, you’ll find some unique and artistic design elements. If you’re interested in creating your own works of art, get inspired by our incredible views of the Biscayne Bay and Miami skyline.