Things to do in Miami

Get in Your Costume: Screening of Rocky Horror at Pinecrest Gardens

Looking for some fun, free events to participate in this Halloween? Attend the audience participation viewing of Rocky Horror at Pinecrest Gardens at the end of October 2017.

Attend the Perfect Cult Movie Classic for October

Drawing of red lips biting bottom lipA cult classic perfect for Halloween, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a fun film with memorable songs, dancing, characters, and costumes.

About the Movie

The story follows two young, buttoned-up lovers, Brad and Janet, who get a flat tire amidst a storm and end up at the creepy mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. There they meet a cast of crazy characters – as well as Rocky, the Dr.’s newest creation – and they let their hair down amid a wild spectacle of dancing and rock music.

Costume Contest

This movie screening will also include a costume contest. Dress up as your favorite character from the movie, bring props to participate in memorable scenes, and get into the spirit of this raucous film.

Ticket Information

Admission for the event is totally free. All you need to do is show up in your costume and enjoy the show. Refreshments for munching and sipping during the movie will be available for sale at the concession stand.

Attend this cult movie showing while you enjoy your stay with us, here at the Hilton Miami Downtown.


Dive Into the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival

October is National Seafood Month, and with it comes the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival. This fest is all about tasting the freshest seafood, enjoying live music, and having fun with family and friends.

A Beachy Scene Awaits at Miami Marine Stadium

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The festival is set for October 21 and 22, 2017 at Miami Marine Stadium. Attend to get a taste of the sea and enjoy lots of fun things to do.

Live Music

Live music will entertain as you eat, browse, shop, and play. Expect Caribbean music and beach-themed tunes.

Eco Discovery Zone

Kids and adults alike will love learning about underwater life in the Eco Discovery Zone at this family friendly event.

Delicious Dining

Trawl the fresh fish market, taste some classic seafood dishes, or head to the Shipwreck Bar & Lounge to try a cocktail or two. Along with all the tasting opportunities, there will be a chef competition to see who can whip up the best seafood experience.

Family Activities

The family fun zone is the place to take the entire gang for fun activities. Surfing challenges and obstacle courses are just a few adventures for you to enjoy throughout the afternoon.

Book your stay in Miami with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown and get a taste of the sea life at this fun event.


Enjoy Pride Month at the Celebrate Orgullo Festival

Miami’s celebration of the Hispanic LGBT community comes together in the Celebrate Orgullo Festival. This event is held throughout the month of October, coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic LGBT Pride Is Alive in Miami

This festival will be overflowing with LGBT pride events in October 2017.

Celebrate Hispanic LGBT Pride

Location and Ticket Information

Events happening throughout the month will be held in various locations. For instance, attend Rhythm, Rhymes, and Writing Workshops at the Pridelines Center on October 10th. Other festival locations include The HUB – Miami Beach, The Betsy, and the Woman’s Club Coral Gables.

Tickets for all festival events can be purchased online on their official site.

Festival Performers

The festival will be peppered with performances from singers, dancers, drag queens, and more. Catch Noche de Jazz with EnVEE at The Betsy on October 3rd, or watch Rich Art perform at SCORE Nightclub on October 13th.

For a variety of performances and fun, make sure to check out the Sara Gala on October 12th, a night dedicated to honoring famed Spanish actress Sara Montiel.

Art Exhibits

Various Artistas Showcases featuring Hispanic talent will be held at places like The HUB – Miami Beach, MMM Gallery, and Pridelines throughout October 2017. Check the event website for dates, times, and featured artists at each location.

Plan on attending this fun fest celebrating Hispanic LGBT pride? Book your stay in Miami at our hotel, the Hilton Miami Downtown.



Experience Broadway in Miami – On Your Feet!

The lights of a grand theater spectacle are coming to Miami. Get ready to experience Broadway in Miami with On Your Feet! – the fascinating, entertaining, and uplifting story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

On Your Feet! Features a Musical Cinderella Story Microphone with shining lights

The show is coming to The Adrienne Arsht Center from October 5-15, 2017. Keep reading below for all the information you'll need to enjoy the show.

About the Show

This Broadway hit musical is the story of pop crossover sensations Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan. It chronicles their journey from Cuba to the top of the pop charts in America, and everything in between. Of course, the show features many of their hit songs like On Your Feet! and will make you want to dance in the aisles.

Ticketing Information

You can purchase tickets on the event website. Group tickets are also available if you have more than 10 people in your party.

Location and Dates

The show will be playing from October 5 to October 15, 2017. See it at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.

If you’re ready to enjoy a Broadway experience and see this fun, exciting show, book your stay with us at Hilton Miami Downtown.


All the AFC East Details for Catching a Miami Dolphins Game

The Miami Dolphins play at home at Hard Rock Stadium and the team is headed into the 2017-18 season and gearing up to play against other contenders, including the Buffalo, New England, and New York.

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The 2017-18 season's team features a combined roster of promising new players and well-known stars. Quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Matt Moore will lead the team, which will include running backs Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake, wide receivers Leonte Carroo and Jakeem Grant, and tight end Anthony Fasano.

Meanwhile, Adam Gase will return as Dolphin head coach. Last year, he led the team to a 2nd place finish in the AFC East.

Upcoming Home Game Schedule

Here is a game schedule of when our Dolphins will be playing at home this fall:

  • October 1 vs. the Saints
  • October 8 vs. the Titans
  • October 22 vs. the Jets
  • November 5 vs. the Raiders
  • November 19 vs. the Buccaneers

If you plan on catching a Dolphins football game in Miami this fall, make sure to book your stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown.


Hilton Miami Downtown Re-Open After Hurricane Irma

Thankfully, our hotel survived Hurricane Irma and we've re-opened our doors to welcome guests back as of Tuesday evening, September 12th. At this time we have limited food and beverage service available.

Our roads are still difficult to navigate and safety must be the top priority for everyone.

The sun is shining here in Miami and our blue skies have returned.

We look forward to seeing you soon at the beautifully renovated Hilton Miami Downtown.

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Experience All Things German at Oktoberfest Miami 2017

The classic German celebration of beer, food, and culture in the fall will happen at Oktoberfest Miami 2017.

The German American Social Club of Greater Miami brings traditions and revelry to the area each year for two full weekends. In fact, it’s the largest celebration of its kind in South Florida.

Oktoberfest in Florida Offers German Beer, Food, and Fun


Oktoberfest will happen this year on October 13, 14, and 15; and October 20, 21, and 22. It will be held at the German American Social Club on Miller Drive.

About the Event

The event will include authentic German food, folk dancing, German beer, live music, and general merriment. For the kids, you can expect magicians with tricks up their sleeves, bounce houses, and more.

Ticket Information

Buying a ticket for the event grants you a day’s admission. Adults 21 and up are $10 per day. Children ages 6 to 20 are $5, and children 5 and under are free. Retired and active military members get in free with their I.D.

Social Club Activities

The German American Social Club offers lots of other cultural activities for members. Try language classes, folk dancing, or check out the library open to the public. There’s also Wednesday Social Nights and monthly movie nights.

If you’re heading to Oktoberfest in Florida this upcoming fall, there’s no better place to stay than Hilton Miami Downtown. Book your stay with us and enjoy your trip!


The Escape to Miami Triathlon Is a Feat for the Fit

Are you up for a challenge? Test your mind and body at the Escape to Miami Triathlon.

Dive into the waters near Escape Island and swim 1.5 kilometers through Biscayne Bay. Land at Margaret Pace Park, where you’ll hop on a 40-km bike ride through Miami Beach. For the final heat, you’ll run 10 km, past some of Miami’s famous landmarks, to cross the finish line.

Test Yourself at This Quintessential South Florida Triathlon Arm of bicyclist

Here’s the information you need whether you’re participating, watching, or volunteering.

Registration Information

You can register to participate in the race online. Events include the International Individual and International Relay races, or the Sprint Individual and Sprint Relay races. Each relay has different registration fees.

Or, if you want to participate for free, you can pledge to raise $500 for Team Save the Children.


Those who want to spectate can watch racers start and finish legs of the race at Margaret Pace Park. This is also where the Expo will be hosted, which will feature athletic vendors. After the race, medals will be awarded during the Finisher Festival at the park.


Volunteers at the race help out with all kinds of tasks. You might help racers get their race packets in order, aid them on the course, hand out medals, or provide food and water. You can register to volunteer on the event website. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

If you’re planning on attending this fun South Florida triathlon, book your stay with us at Hilton Miami Downtown for a fantastic race.

Escape to South Florida with Our Miami Weekend Getaway Package

Spend a weekend in Miami sightseeing and relaxing at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Sometimes, you just need to get away and Miami is the perfect place to do so. With vibrant neighborhoods, incredible architecture, dining, and museums, and beaches galore, there’s plenty of things to do that peak all interests. Have just a weekend to spare? With our Miami Weekend Getaway Package, you’ll have everything you need for a great stay, complete with the perfect location.

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Staying in Downtown Miami puts you in a central location for exploring all Miami has to offer. In addition to being the home of several entertainment venues such as American Airlines Arena, Miami’s Museum Park is also located Downtown, home to the Perez Art Museum Miami and the newly opened Frost Museum of Science. If you’re interested in doing shopping, you’ll also find the Bayside Marketplace just a few minutes away. Love the beach? Some of the best beaches in Miami Beach and on Virginia key are between 15 – 30 minutes away. Before you leave, a trip to the Wynwood Walls is a must, which is just a five-minute drive from the hotel.

Enjoy newly renovated accommodations and facilities at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Our hotel offers sleek, stylish, and comfortable accommodations, complete with views of the Biscayne Bay and city. In addition to the delicious breakfast at our Brisa Bistro the Weekend Getaway Package includes, you’ll can savor the flavors of global cuisine offered at our restaurant for lunch and dinner, along with at our 1601 Lounge. Between sightseeing and exploring Miami, take some time to unwind and enjoy the sunshine at our rooftop pool. We hope you have a fantastic weekend in Miami with us!

Football Fans, are You Ready for Miami Dolphins Home Games at Hard Rock Stadium?

See the Miami Dolphins in action at home during the 2017 football schedule.

Just days after the football season ended last year, loyal fans were anxiously awaiting the start of next season, and with pre-season beginning this week and the regular season just a few weeks away, football is finally back! Soon, the crowds will fill the stadium in its second year as Hard Rock Stadium, whose renovation was completed last year. Get ready to root at Miami Dolphins home games!

Miami Dolphins Home Games

2017 Miami Dolphins Home Games:
8/10 vs. Atlanta Falcons
8/17 vs. Baltimore Ravens
9/10 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10/1 vs. New Orleans Saints
10/8 vs. Tennessee Titans
10/22 vs. New York Jets
11/5 vs. Oakland Raiders
12/3 vs. Denver Broncos
12/11 vs. New England Patriots
12/31 vs. Buffalo Bills 

Which games will you be attending? Celebrate victory with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. In our 1601 Lounge, we’ll be pouring beers, crafting cocktails, and serving up your favorite game-day treats. May the 2017 NFL season be in our team’s favor!