The Lifestyle List

It’s fall, ya’ll — and this weekend is all about festivals!

Friday, Oct. 20


Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds

  • Brave four haunted houses, embrace carnival rides and enjoy live music, food and more entertainment at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Center.
  • When: 6 p.m.–midnight (continues Saturday) 
  • Where: 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach


Florida Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center


Tarzan: The Musical

  • The show, based on Disney’s animated musical adventure about a boy raised by gorillas, also features music by rock legend, Phil Collins.
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: 2 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center for the Performing arts

The Sound of Music

  • A new production based on the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family.
  • When: 8 p.m.
    • Saturday: 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
    • Sunday: 1 p.m.
  • Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Trade Shows

West Palm Beach Home Show

  • A wide range of home improvement professionals will gather in a fun, interactive environment.
  • When: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Where: South Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Center


MOB Worldwide Fashion pop-up

  • MOB, or “Money Over Boys,” is a new fashion line that launched to encourage female independence and strength. It will set up a pop-up shop at OTL (pictured above), a cozy coffee shop in Miami’s Design District, in its upstairs event space. Most pieces are unisex and one-size-fits-all, and there will be some sweet deals: half-off cocktails and 20 percent off merchandise.
  • When: 6–8 p.m.
  • Where: 160 NE 40th St., Miami


Saturday, Oct. 21


Las Olas Art Fair

  • Ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation, the annual festival features more than 150 artists displaying their work in what looks like a mini art gallery lined along the street.
  • When: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (continues Sunday)
  • Where: Las Olas Boulevard

Halloween & Safety Festival

  • At Volunteer Park, there will be carnival rides, family hayrides, costume contests, free Halloween photos, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, puppet show, music and more.
  • When: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Where: 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation

Monster Splash: A Halloween Celebration

  • The family-friendly event at Miami Seaquarium features a pumpkin patch, create-a-scarecrow-zone and dance party, plus face painting, inflatables and rides.
  • When: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (continues Sunday)
  • Where: 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

  • There will be a pumpkin patch and full size carnival with unlimited rides, hay and cornstalk maze, a dress-your-own-scarecrow village and shows on the main stage at Regatta Park.
  • When: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
    • Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Price: $20
  • Where: 2699 SW 27th Ave.

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash

  • Features 12 stages of continuous live music, pirate stunt shows, live mermaid tanks, magicians and the enchanted market.
  • When: 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Where: 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach

Kitetoberfest Kite Festival

  • Watch in awe as a sea of colorful kites float through the air over Haulover Beach.
  • When: Noon–5 p.m. (continues Sunday)
  • Price: Free admission, $7 parking
  • Where: 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

South Beach Seafood Festival

  • The high-end experience at Lummus Park kicks off Miami’s stone crab season by showcasing the talents of South Florida leading chefs, benefitting CI Foundation’s EAT SMART program.
  • When: Noon–7 p.m.
  • Price: $45 for general admission, $150 VIP
  • Where: 14th Street and Ocean Drive, South Beach


Miami Hurricanes vs. Syracuse Orange

  • When: 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium
  • Gameday Tailgate Experience: Celebrity Brody Jenner is hosting a four-hour pregame, which features live music and all-you-can-eat-and-drink bar ($50–$70).

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers

  • When: 8 p.m.
  • Where: AmericanAirlines Arena


Whitney Cummings

  • The comedian tackles codependence, addiction, workaholism, dating narcissists and a host of other mortifying situations with her signature edge and irresistible charm at Parker Playhouse.
  • When: 7 p.m.
  • Where: 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale


  • The singer-songwriter is performing live with PartyNextDoor and Charli XCX.
  • When: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: BB&T Center


Making Strides of South Palm Beach

  • More than 20,000 local breast cancer survivors, caregivers and community members are uniting at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 3K walk. This noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer.
  • When: Registration, 6:30 a.m.; Walk, 8:30 a.m. (rain or shine)
  • Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater


Sunday, Oct. 22


Most festivals extend through the weekend — visit the above links for more information.


Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets

  • When: 1 p.m.
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium C


Pink Walk

  • Aventura Mall will host a two-mile, indoor walk to support The Women’s Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative, an outreach organization dedicated to educating women about the importance of breast and heart health while providing them with the resources to beat these diseases.
  • When: 11 a.m.
  • Where: Fountain Court next to Apple (19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura)
  • Register: Email [email protected] or check in at the Visitor Center

Sundown After Brunch at Tatts and Tacos

  • The beer garden is hosting an event for disaster relief. Donations such as diapers, water, non-perishables and clothing are encouraged. There will be an open bar from 5–6 p.m., and 2-for-1 drinks from 6–10 p.m.
  • When: 5–10 p.m.
  • Price: $20
  • Where: 3200 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park

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