2018 South Florida Fall Festivals & Major Events

South Florida fall festivals are here! It’s time to get your calendar ready…

Festivals dedicated to gumbo, German beer, pumpkin picking, and pirates — that’s only a tiny fraction of what to expect! We found a ton of South Florida fall festivals and have put together a lineup that kicks off in October.

Here’s your guide to South Florida fall festivals and major events to mark on your calendar. Check back for updates as we get them! And don’t forget to tag us in your photos on social media using #SouthFLWeekend.

Photo: Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival

Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: October 6 & 7, 2018
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
What: Pick out the perfect pumpkin, enjoy carnival rides and games, visit the scarecrow village, and so much more at the Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival!

  • $20 General Admission for Everyone 2 Years Old & Up
  • FREE Admission for Babies Under 24 Months old (does not include access to carnival rides)

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American German Club of the Palm Beaches

45th Annual Oktoberfest

When: October 12-14 & 19-21, 2018
Where: The American German Club of the Palm Beaches — 5111 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33463
What: Experience once of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in the country in Lake Worth! Taste authentic German cooking like Bratwurst, Potato Salad, Leberkäse, Sauerkraut, German pastries, and of course German beer! Enjoy traditional folk dancing and sing-along’s with two bands from Germany. There are activites for the kiddos, as well!

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Photo: Delray Beach DDA

The Delray Beach Historical Society Fall Fest

When: October 19th at 5:30 p.m.
Where: 3 NE 1st St, Delray Beach, FL 33444
What: Enjoy the finer things of fall like a spooky pumpkin patch, costume contest, ghost stories, cider bar, and so much more at the 6th Annual Fall Fest in Delray Beach. Grab a treat from the bake sale and cozy up to watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” outside!

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District Fit Wellness & Fitness Festival

When: October 19-21, 2018
Where: CityPlace and Hilton West Palm Beach
What: Break a sweat at this large scale wellness festival in West Palm Beach! It’s a multi-day event featuring a lineup full of indoor and outdoor workout classes, wellness programs, nutrition talks, and so much more. Explore more than 50 pop-up retail shops and interactive classes in downtown West Palm Beach for this weekend-long affair!

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Photo: Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

Boca GumboFest

When: October 20, 2018 from noon to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Red Reef Park West, 1400 N. Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL 33432
What: The event will feature gumbo recipes by local chefs from restaurants including the Funky Buddha Brewery, Publix Aprons, Henry’s of Delray and E&M Catering. There will be live music, drinks, games, raffles, and food trucks!

  • VIP tickets ($50 pre-sale/$75 on October 13) include access to expedited entry, beer and gumbo lines at the event; a special limited edition commemorative steel pint pre-filled with a beverage of choice; and a packet of five Gumbo Bucks.
  • Adult tickets ($17.50 for Friends Members/$20 for Non-Members pre-sale/$25 on October 13) include parking, admission and one Gumbo Buck.
  • Children’s tickets (under 12 years of age) are $5 in advance and on-site.

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Palm Beach Gardens Fall Festival

When: October 26, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall Municipal Complex, 10500 N Military Trl, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
What: Take advantage of this FREE event in Palm Beach Gardens! The fall festival will feature a “trunk or treat,” an interactive kid’s area complete with an inflatable corn maze and illuminated rock climbing wall, and a screening of “Hocus Pocus” outside! Don’t miss out.

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Photo: Delray Beach DDA

56th Annual Halloween Parade, Downtown Trick-or-Treat, & Kidsfest

When: October 27th, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Atlantic Ave., Old School Square, Veterans Park in Delray BeachFL 33483

11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Trick-or-Treating on the Avenue:Have fun trick-or-treating with the merchants from NW 5th Ave in The Set to the Intracoastal Bridge.

1:00 p.m.
56th Annual Halloween Parade:Meet at the water fountain at Veterans Park, a NEW location this year, to walk along Atlantic Ave. The parade will end at the Tennis Center, another NEW location.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kidsfest: Takes place at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, a NEW location this year. Food, vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, and more.

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Photo: Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash

When: October 27 & 28, 2018
Where: 100 NE 4th Street, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
What: Shiver me timbers! This FREE event is put on by the Boynton Beach CRA. Dress up in your best pirate or mermaid attire and become immersed into the theme of the festival! There will be roaming actors, street performers, and live music. Participate in a mermaid pageant, treasure hunt, or a costume contest!

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2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's

When:  October 28th, 2018 (registration at 7:30 a.m. and walk is at 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
What: Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

Register, donate, or volunteer here!

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Photo: Lagoonfest

Lagoonfest

When: November 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: West Palm Beach Waterfront/Flagler Drive
What: Spend a Saturday morning enjoying the Lake Worth Lagoon in West Palm Beach along the waterfront. This FREE event will feature wildlife presentations, interactive exhibitors, children’s activities and more! The event is happening next to the West Palm Beach GreenMarket.

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Light the Night 2018

When: November 9th, 2018, 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5444 Haverhill Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
What: Raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, then spend the evening “lighting the night” in honor and in memory of loved ones who have been affected by blood cancers.

When: November 10th, 2018, 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
What: Raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, then spend the evening “lighting the night” in honor and in memory of loved ones who have been affected by blood cancers.

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Yoga Fun Day

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Where: Downtown Delray Beach (Pineapple Grove, Artists Alley, Atlantic Avenue)
What: Bring the family for a day of wellness with the local yoga community! There are multiple 90-minute classes offered for all ages and abilities. After your class, explore healthy food & drink options, yoga apparel, and other vendors to help nourish your mind, body, and soul! Early bird tickets are $15 and include all classes and workshops. Regular tickets are $30 for access to all classes and workshops. You can take as many classes as you want with one low ticket price. Kids under 12 and veterans get in for free!

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31st Annual Delray Beach Turkey Trot 5K Run

When: November 17, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Anchor Park, 50 NW 1st Ave, Delray BeachFL 33483
What: Work off your Thanksgiving Day meal (and the leftovers) at the 31st Annual Delray Beach Turkey Trot! Participants run/walk down scenic A1A and receive a custom Delray Beach Turkey Trot medal. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Keith Straghn Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving Drive.

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Photo: FITTEAM Palm Beaches Marathon

FITTEAM Palm Beaches Marathon

When:  November 30th – December 2nd, 2018
Where: All races start near Meyer Amphitheatre at 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
What: On your mark, get set, go! The FITTEAM Palm Beaches Marathon presented by Jupiter Medical Center is a weekend long event consisting of a Marathon, Half marathon, and 5K road race. The races will start and finish near the Meyer Amphitheatre on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.

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