Two amazing festivals are happening back to back at the Miami Marine Stadium and whether you are a local looking for a fun weekend adventure, or an out-of-towner looking for something “so Miami” – these events are a MUST SEE, MUST DO, and MUST EAT/DRINK! If you have attended these events in the past, keep in mind that they both have moved slightly South to Miami Marine Stadium; a move geared towards allowing more people to experience these amazing events.
Grovetoberfest – October 15th, 2016
To kick off the weekend, the Grovetoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 15th and the craft beer lovers know that Grovetoberfest is a fun way to do some serious beer tasting of over 400 craft beers from around the world. In addition, it has upped the ante by bringing a beer connoisseur on board who has been hand-selecting some of the rarest beers available for this year’s festival.
“We’re overflowing with good news. In our new home, Grovetoberfest will continue to offer local favorites and mainstream craft beers, but with a renewed focus on elite craft beers. We are working directly with the brewers to secure and reserve batches of incredibly esoteric and unique brews,” says Tony Albelo, organizer and chief sample taster for Grovetoberfest.
I’m excited to say I’ll be attending the Grovetoberfest and am especially excited to try out some tasting from the Blackberry Farms Brewery that they will be pouring in the VIP area. Civil Society Brewing will also be pouring at the event, making this the first time they’ve ever poured at a Miami-Dade beer fest. In addition, for the first time ever, Grovetoberfest will be pouring Prairie, Crooked Stave, Mikkeller, and Slim Pickins.
So if you are a beer aficionados or just a casual sampler, you will delight in sampling beers in the Homegrown – a collection of Florida’s newest breweries! More good news, we are giving away tickets to the Grovetoberfest so you can check it out for yourself!
Coconut Grove Seafood Festival – October 16th, 2016
For those who don’t know, the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival is a waterfront celebration of all things seafood. The event will offer South Florida the chance to savor some of the freshest seafood all afternoon, with a Live Caribbean band, a kid-friendly fun zone, mojito bars and more! This year, it’s going to be bigger with proceeds going towards Celebration of the Sea Foundation, a South Florida-based organization that has continued to produce a wide variety of entertaining and engaging educational programs for children and families with a specific focus on the world’s oceans and marine habitats. So great!
Just like the Grovetoberfest, this event is also taking place at the Miami Marine Stadium. The seafood festival has partnered with IGT Media Holdings and Primecard to put together an incredible lineup of over 25+ gourmet culinary vendors including Monty’s, Old Lisbon, Latin House, GK Bistronomie, Tapelia, Blue Lisbon, Happy Wine, King of Racks, and Casablanca, to name a few. The Shipwreck Bar & Lounge will have live acoustic music, crafted cocktails and plenty of lounge seating – which defintely sounds like the place to be!
You can also enter to win tickets to the Coconut Grove Seafood Festival by visiting TravelBlogueras on Instagram!