The Best Things to Do in Miami in November

Looking for something to do in Miami during November? This post covers nighttime activities, family-friendly events, and free things to do that has been updated for 2019. 

If you’re looking for other things to do in Miami, take a look at our other popular posts:

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN NOVEMBER 

Here are the top 10 things to do in Miami during the month of November. We have noted events and activities that are family-friendly, free, or fall into the nightlife category. 


(1) Go to a Sporting Event 

November sports include basketball, football, and hockey. You can find a lot of home games this month! Check out the schedule for this month’s sporting events.

 

 

Basketball

Football

College NCAA Football

Hockey

Click here to find all the games available this month. Since sports are popular with the whole family, they’re just one of the fun, kid-friendly activities available in Miami! 


(2) Enjoy a Tour of the City 

With dozens of different walking tours, we offer visitors to Miami a chance to explore many different areas of this unique city. 

 

 

We have free, self-guided tours of the downtown area and many of Miami’s most unique attractions.

You can visit our homepage to learn more about our pay-what-you-like tours in Miami and find one that fits your schedule.

You can also find popular paid tours, such as exploring Little Havana in Miami or art-themed experiences. If walking isn’t your thing, bus tours are a great option.


(3) Go to a Concert 

The numerous concerts lined up for November will satisfy people of all ages. Here are some of our favorites:

 

 

Click here to see all the concerts available in Miami this month.


(4) Major Performing Arts

Miami is home to one of the largest centers for performing arts in the United States, and you must catch some performances at the Adrienne Arts Center for Performing Arts when here.

Fiddler on the Roof, the classic musical about a family’s life in Imperial Russia, is ending its run the first week of the month. You can catch it November 1 – 3, 2019.

 

 

You’ll have 4 chances to see the famous Don Giovanni opera this November:

  • November 16
  • November 19
  • November 21
  • November 24

Click here to find more performing arts productions in Miami.


(5) Miami Book Fair International 

The Miami book fair is an annual attraction that has been held every year for over 30 years. It is an 8-day literary party with hundreds of publishers and authors from all over the world. 

This year it will be held November 17 – 24, 2019.

 

 

You can hear authors, speak to publishers, listen to book readings, line up for signings. You can see first editions, original manuscripts, and some amazing collectibles.

There is a new section just teens as well as a section for comics and graphic novels and illustrators. There are a number of activities for children as well such as theatre, arts, and crafts, story-telling and more. 

For more information, click here. For more family-friendly activities, check out our full post of things to do.


(6) Seed Food and Wine Festival Week

The Seed Food and Wine Fest will take place November 7 – 10, 2019. It features local plant-based restaurants and foods as well as delicious wines, craft beer, and an assortment of wellness and lifestyle brands. 

Their focus is promoting gourmet vegetarian and vegan businesses and lifestyle options. They want to be a movement.

 

 

There are a variety of passes to purchase, from day passes to individual brunches, tastings, and farm-to-table dinners.

Some events, such as yoga classes, are free. There is a happy hour event for $25. Events that include food start at $50.

Find more information and tickets here.  If you’re looking for even more food-related activities, check out Miami’s best food tours here


(7) NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend

The Ford Championship Weekend is the last race weekend of the NASCAR season. It takes place at the Homestead-Miami Speedway at Homestead, Florida.

 

 

It is the only venue where you can experience three NASCAR championships on one weekend and see the series champions being crowned.

This event is a must for all race enthusiasts and takes place from November 15 – 17, 2019.

You can find weekend passes and individual day passes here.


(8) Catch Some Stand-Up Comedy

If you’re looking for a laugh, November is the perfect time to be in Miami! Some big-name comedians are coming through the city to entertain with stand-up.

 

 

Click here to find all the comedy in Miami


(9) Veteran’s Day Parade  

The Veteran’s Day Parade is an annual event, which takes place every year on the 11th of November at 11:11 am to honor war veterans.

 

 

The parade takes place on Ocean Drive from 5th to 14th Streets. The parade ends with a picnic at Lummus Park with military fly-overs and exhibitions.

This is a wonderful free event. Enjoy the parade, then indulge in some fun-filled activities with your family. For more free activities, check out our full post. 


(10) Save Money with an Attraction Discount Pass

If there are multiple attractions you want to see, getting a tourist attraction discount pass is the way to go. These passes work by bundling attraction tickets to give you the best prices possible, often saving up to 45% of retail costs.

 

 

Attractions Included on Various Passes: 

  • Fort Lauderdale Half-Day Tour
  • Wynwood Art Walk Tour
  • Gator & Wildlife Park Safari
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour

Find our full comparison post on the Miami passes available here.

 


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HONORABLE MENTION:

Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park 

Christmas season in Miami kicks off the day after Thanksgiving with the unveiling of the 50-foot tree at Bayfront Park on November 29, 2019.

Listen to cheers as the tree is lit with hundreds of glittering lights, accompanied by Christmas music.

This is another attraction in Miami that you can enjoy with your loved ones for free and revel in the spirit of Christmas.

Get more information here

 


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HOW’S THE WEATHER IN NOVEMBER? 

Weather-wise, November is actually the best time to visit Miami. It signals the end of summer and the beginning of winter in Miami. The average temperatures vary from 23°C to 28°C. The weather is comfortable and pleasant, and the water is warm enough to swim in. The rain decreases considerably, and you can enjoy all the outdoor attractions without getting drenched.

 


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About the author

Nichole's love for Miami began when she chose the Magic City as her future home, after living overseas in Singapore. She cannot get enough the city's food scene, culture and 'multiple boroughs,' each unique in their own way. She is an avid worldwide traveler and thrives on learning about new cultures in each place her feet land.

She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2017, first as a part of administration and then later as a writer. She's a chiropractor and yoga teacher with a full-time business in Miami. Her motto is "Peace, Love, & Travel.”