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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!


Experience Football in the New Hard Rock Stadium at Miami Dolphins Home Games

The new NFL season in Miami will be the first in the Dolphins’ updated stadium.

As the pre-season comes to an end, football fanatics are gearing up for an exciting football season in Miami. Come September, the Dolphins’ home will have a new look, after a $500 million renovation. This year, you’ll definitely want to take a trip to South Florida to experience it all in person at Miami Dolphins home games!

Miami Dolphins Home Games2016 Miami Dolphins Home Games:
09/25: VS. Cleveland Browns
10/09: VS. Tennessee Titans
10/16: VS. Pittsburgh Steelers
10/23: VS. Buffalo Bills
11/06: VS. New York Jets
11/27: VS. San Francisco 49ers
12/11: VS. Arizona Cardinals
12/17: VS. New England Patriots

Newly named the Hard Rock Stadium, fans can look forward to plenty of shade, aqua seating, new audio/visual elements, and seeing the team play on a natural grass turf this season. With all the exciting changes and some great teams traveling to play in Miami, it’s sure to be a great season for the Miami Dolphins. Fans may have an opportunity to see the new stadium before the regular season begins, as the Dolphins are scheduled to play at home for their final preseason game on September 1st against the Tennessee Titans.

After a victorious game, join us at the Hilton Miami Downtown for celebratory cocktails in our Gallery Lobby Lounge. Whether you prefer sweet or spicy, our incredible selection of signature drinks will please all palates.


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!

Escape to Miami TriathlonMack Cycle
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!

DWNTWN Art Days in MiamiDWNTWN Art Days
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.


End Your Summer Celebrating Labor Day Weekend in Miami

Labor Day Weekend in Miami

These 2016 events in Miami are taking place this Labor Day Weekend.

As summer is coming to an end, there’s one last summer holiday quickly approaching to celebrate and end the season with a bang. Head down to sunny South Florida for an extended weekend this September – whether you’re all about the arts, nightlife, or looking for family fun, there’s an impressive lineup of events for everyone this Labor Day Weekend in Miami.

Miami Nice Weekend: September 2nd – 5th | Various Locations in Miami

Known for lavish yacht parties, the Miami Nice crew is going big this Labor Day Weekend with multiple events in Miami. The fun begins on Friday with an event at night club Tantra, followed by a signature All White Yacht Party on Saturday on the South Beach Lady. Before you head hope on Monday, hit the beach for Miami Nice Weekend’s bonus event – Beach & Chill, a farewell beach party.

International Ballet Festival of Miami: August 27th – September 11th | Various Locations in Miami

Some of the top dancers and ballet companies across the globe will be spending Labor Day Weekend here in South Florida for the International Ballet Festival of Miami! The first program of the festival will take place on Saturday, September 3, which includes contemporary performances at the Colony Theatre. Additionally, dancers can participate in workshops and admirers of this fine art can enjoy the Dance Film Series and Art Exhibit Series taking place during the festival.

Mas Stripez: Save the Tigers: September 3rd – 5th | Zoo Miami

Looking for family-friendly events this Labor Day Weekend in Miami? Head to Zoo Miami for a wild weekend filled with fun and learning. Learn about this endangered animal and its subspecies during the holiday weekend while helping out a great cause, the Tiger Conservation Project. Visit the Sumatran tiger exhibit, where there will be a lemonade and bake sale, and get your face painted at Dr. Wilde’s World.

Need a hotel for Labor Day Weekend in Miami? The Hilton Miami Downtown is located in the heart of South Florida. Our well-appointed accommodations offer a cool, spacious retreat for you to unwind in after an exciting day or night at these events. During your down time, lounge by our rooftop pool and indulge in tropical cocktails and light dining fare at our CityVu Pool Bar. We hope to see you during the upcoming holiday weekend!