Seasons may not change here in Miami, but the first of the fall month is coming in full force with tons of amazing things to do through the city. From the best of dining with Miami Spice to the spookiest of activities, here are the best things to do this September!
Enjoy the adrenaline rush of a good scare at this year’s The Horrorland Scare Park experience! Voted the best and most original Halloween Attraction in South Florida, you can expect five new haunts, eight different outdoor zones, bloody carnival games and Freak Cirque performances to satisfy the needs of all horror aficionados. The 2023 season begins September 22. Book your tickets here!
Artwork from iconic post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh comes to life in a 360-degree digital spectacle that illuminates and transforms the physical space into a fully immersive exhibit. See his work take over the walls and encompass your surroundings through the lenses of several dozen projectors, hyper-realistic VR headsets or a mix of both. Get tickets here!
Running until September 30, Miami Spice is offering discounted, three-course menus at various restaurants throughout the city including $30 and $35 lunch and brunch, in addition to $45 and $60 dinner specials. This year, you’ll be able to enjoy meals from over 200 restaurants, including ones with Michelin stars. Take a look at the full list of restaurants here.
Discover the full potential of your taste buds while Dining in the Dark at Fi’lia this month. You’ll be served a three-course meal at the Brickell restaurant with a twist — blindfolded the entire time. While we don’t want to ruin the mystery of the evening, we won’t leave you in the dark by letting you know that you’ll have the option to choose between a meat, seafood or vegan menu. Grab tickets to this unique tasting experience here!
You have until September 16th to enjoy The Wharf while it’s still here. The downtown Miami venue has announced that its last day is quickly approaching as it makes way for the Riverside Wharf development, where it will reopen as a permanent establishment. But that’s going to take quite a bit of time, so you’re not going to want to miss their “Closing Parties,” which will bring back the most iconic events from over the years! Click here to read more.
Miami’s captivating Concerts Under the Stars are an outstanding musical experience taking place this summer with concerts paying tribute to Amy Winehouse, Bossa Nova and more. This outdoor evening series takes place at Elevar Rooftop, where you can take in the breathtaking views.
Cheers to the new season — German style — at Wynwood’s Octoberfest! The popular, three-day fest is coming back to Wynwood Marketplace for its 13th edition starting on September 29th through October 1st. Beer aficionados can get their hands on seasonal brews and Bavarian bites while enjoying live music, stein competitions and more! Read all about it here.
You can experience an absolutely magical fall surrounded by flickering candles and melodic sounds here in the city. From classical music to movie soundtracks, Fever’s wildly popular Candlelight concerts are providing an array of breathtaking spectacles in Miami. Some highlights include:
- Sept. 8: The Best of Luis Miguel
- Sept. 9: Candlelight Ballet: Featuring Tchaikovsky and More
- Sept. 14: Hip-Hop Classics on Piano
- Sept. 16: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
- Sept. 17: A Tribute to Beyoncé
- Sept. 24: A Jazz Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole
- Oct. 5: A Tribute to Adele
- Oct. 26: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
Now that September has arrived, many of our seasonal pumpkin patches have as well! These Instagrammable spots make for the perfect background for a great photo and a great selection for the perfect pumpkin or gourd to carve. Check them out here.
See the best art the city has to offer without breaking the bank! Keep an eye out for these museums offering free admission days at least one day a month or all year-round, as well as other family-friendly activities that you can check out completely free of charge.Check out our full guide of free admission days at Miami’s many museums and attractions.
18-19. Make the best out of rooftops in the city!
If there’s something the city certainly knows how to do is dining on rooftops with dazzling city views. There’s no shortage of outdoor spots to check out in the 305, which is why we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite rooftops you have to check out. Take a look:
- 30 Beautiful Miami Rooftops With Breathtaking Views Of The City
- 12 Elevated Rooftop Bars In Miami To Enjoy A Few Drinks
The weather isn’t getting any cooler, which means you’ve got plenty of time this month to take a dip in the pool and soak up some sun. Look to higher ground the next time you’re thinking of swimming because Miami is beaming with rooftop pools, where you’ll get the most stunning views of the city while you cool off. Finding the right one can be tricky so we’ve put together a guide of our favorite hotels with rooftop pools. Check them out here.
Get ready to dance your heart out at “The Most Beautiful Party in the World,” also known as BRESH — featuring confetti and incredible DJs. From reggaeton to pop to disco, there’s something to get everyone moving. Click here to get your tickets to the party, taking place Friday, September 15!
What better way to spend spooky season than to curl up with some popcorn and watch a scary movie? Luckily for us horror film buffs, Rooftop Cinema Club is screening horror classics all monthlong! Catch Practical Magic, Hocus Pocus, The Exorcist and Scream among others. Click here to learn more.
Spend your weekends embracing your inner sinner and journeying through the seven deadly sins at Nocturna: Sin City. Set in Savage Labs Wynwood, visitors can expect mesmerizing aerial performances, provocative burlesque, and soul-stirring live vocals and poetry for a one-of-a-kind night in the city. Book your tickets here!
24-26. Brunch to your heart’s content
Put on your brunch best and head on out to try the best brunches Miami has to offer. There’s no shortage of options, so we gathered several spots offering meals and bottomless drinks that definitely won’t disappoint. Check them out:
- 30 Amazing Brunch Spots To Try Out In Miami
- 6 Unbeatable Bottomless Brunches In Miami By The Water
- 15 Incredible Brunch Spots To Try In Fort Lauderdale
Have you heard there’s a new brunch in town? For the first time since opening in 1969, Monty’s Raw Bar in the Grove is serving up breakfast classics with a tropical twist and $5 mimosas on Saturdays and Sundays! Read all about it here.
Step inside the mind of The Little Prince and explore this immersive setting taking over the city this October! Tickets are now available to The Little Prince World, where you can revive the best childhood memories and make new ones through cutting edge projections, virtual reality technology and visuals. In the book written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the character of The Little Prince befriends a stranded pilot who he tells all of his travels to. We get to see, hear and be transported to different settings in the book. Snag tickets while you can!
What better time to get your hands on fresh produce and artisan goods than the fall? Farmers’ markets are a must for Miamians who enjoy getting their food from local sources. Plus, they’re the perfect places to wander around and spend the day in. Some of our favorites are the Coconut Grove Saturday Farmers Market and The Aventura Market, but you can click here for a full list.
Following the success of AirOtic: A Circus-Style Burlesque Show, a spooky new circus-style cabaret is coming to Fort Lauderdale this October and tickets are now on sale! An incredible cast of world-class acrobats are returning to Hunters Night Club with BITE! By AirOtic Soirée — this time with a Halloween-themed twist. Reserve your spot here!
If you’re craving spooky season and all that comes along with it, there is no shortage of Halloween events to go to this year! From a doggy costume contest and themed cocktails to ghost tours and a special Rocky Horror screening, click here to start planning the perfect Halloween season!
Elevate your night to a MAD-ness Level! With its vibrant atmosphere, lux party scene and top-tier DJs, MAD Club is the perfect place to let loose and stay out all night long. The club is open every Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., with an all ladies’ open bar through 1 a.m.! Make your reservations here.
Make your way up to Carousel Club in Gulfstream Park for their new Midsummer-themed weekend events. From Midsummer Carnaval Friday Nights to Sunday’s Midsummer Garden Party, experience whimsical live performances, dancers, activations and themed cocktails all throughout September.
In honor of Yoga Month, the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is teaming up with Alo Yoga and yoga instructor Lisa Braun to host a free, community vinyasa flow. All levels are welcome to the hour-long class — taking place on Friday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. — and the first 50 guests will receive complimentary mats.
For more free yoga, check out these complimentary and donation-based yoga classes in Miami.
Tequila, tequila and… more tequila! Regatta Grove is hosting its first Coconut Grove Tequila Festival on the bay with over 100 tequilas on special, several bars, live music, tequila-inspired food offerings and an exciting mixology competition. Whether you’re a tequila connoisseur or a new tequila lover, this fiesta will take place Thursday, Sept. 14.
Rare masterpieces dating as far back as the 13th through 17th centuries have arrived from a private collection in Italy to Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and it’s opening to the public this month. “Faith, Beauty and Devotion: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Paintings” will highlight 30 paintings by Italian and Flemish masters, from Tintoretto to Peter Paul Rubens, at the Saladrigas Art Gallery within the school. The exhibit opens to the public on September 16.
Let loose and enjoy the warm weather at CityPlace Doral’s End of Summer Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 23! The shopping destination has been dotted with rainbow-hued beach balls and vibrant-colored surfboards for summer, and professional Sand Sculptures Team Sandtastic will add to the decor with a summer-themed sandcastle mural! Additional activities during the party will include a live DJ, interactive games, bubble fun and ice cream social with Sloan’s and 4D Gelato.
Biscayne Bay Brewing has opened its flagship location inside the historic Old Post Office Building, and it’s the first in the neighborhood! Visitors can expect a dozen beers on tap and just as many TVs for watching your favorite sports, a pool table, foosball, game machines and live musical performances. Read all about it here.
It can seem like there’s a new spot opening up every passing minute, but we’re here to tell you which ones are a must-visit. From multi-level food halls to an omakase den and unique dinner cabaret, click here to see the full list of new restaurants and bars in Miami to check out right this second.