Fall for September

Now that August has passed, Fall can officially take over as we welcome cooler temperatures and more outside events. Get out there this month by enjoying a BBQ on the water, a Fall festival in Fort Lauderdale, and some prehistoric friends in Miami!

Sept. 7

Miami’s art season will officially begin at ArtsLaunch 2019. This annual celebration of the performing arts will include over 50 activities like mini performances, workshops, kids’ activities, a farmer’s market, dance classes, and more. Bites will be available at BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, or guests can indulge with Chef Allen’s Farm-To-Table-Dinner. After some tasty plates, you can grab a drink at the Thomson Plaza for the Arts, where Happy Hour-priced drinks will dominate. This is only a sneak peek of all of the great offerings throughout the day. Get out and get artsy!

Sept. 7

Who doesn’t love a good barbecue? Head out to the 6th Annual Big Bad BBQ Bash On the Water benefiting Special Olympics. Enjoy all-you-can-eat BBQ and sides like cornbread, peppers, and corn. All-you-can-drink specialty beers will be available for those who purchase VIP, in addition to private sit-down seating near the water, and upscale BBQ specialties. Live music, water taxi tours, auctions, and raffles will also be a part of the evening’s activities. The proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Florida, who aim to give “year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities.”

Sept. 13-15

Get ready to travel back to a time before man existed at Jurassic Quest! This dinosaur-themed event at Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds claims to be “America’s largest and most realistic dinosaur event.” Over 80 true-to-life size dinosaurs will be on display for both little and grown-up dinosaur lovers as they roar, move, and even walk around! There’s even a 24-foot T. Rex that kids can ride on! Other activities include fossil digging, inflatable mazes, slides, the Dino Bungee Pull, arts and crafts, a dinosaur petting zoo, and a dinosaur museum with real fossils. Talk about an exciting Jurassic Park adventure!

Sept. 21

The leaves are changing color and the wind is picking up a chill. You know what time it is: Fall has finally arrived! Celebrate this wonderful season at the 5th Annual Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Fall Festival at Esplanade Park. This family-friendly event will have fall-themed games and activities, live entertainment, and fall-themed food and drinks. It’s both free and dog friendly, so the whole fam can come out to enjoy the festivities. Vendors and food trucks will provide lots of goods to choose from, and music will play all day for extra fun. Don’t miss this lovely event!

Sept. 21

The 90s Bar Crawl is back and you can get ready to get jiggy wit it all over again! The bar crawl will begin at The Hideaway bar in Las Olas, where you will register, enter in a gift card giveaway, and receive your band, a color-changing cup, and a koozie. There will be no cover during the crawl, and drinks will be up to 50% off! 90’s music will play by various DJs and bands as you dance all night. Oh, and don’t forget to match the theme with your best 90s wear. You know you want to wear those overalls and converse again, so go get ‘em!

Sept. 27-29

This is the 10th year that Wynwood’s Octoberfest presented by Samuel Adams is held, and it’s sure to be a blast! Seasonal brews, live music, photo ops, dog-friendly activities, stein hosting competitions, authentic food, and more will all be a part of the three-day fun. You might want to start training for the event’s Samuel Adams Brewlympics, where you can compete in games like giant jenga, giant beer pong, corn hole, and Raise the Stein. Don’t forget to buy the beer pack to save money, which includes a Bavarian hat, a beer stein, and a free beer for $10. Prost!

By Aaliyah Pasols