Things to Do in Miami in September

September is a great month for getting out and about in Miami. This month, we’ve got fine food, bourbon and beer, a festival for kids, and the best of Brazilian cinema.

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Miami Spice

Miami’s biggest celebration of food continues until the end of this month, offering some of the best cuisine Florida has to offer. Since the beginning of August, some of the most prestigious restaurants across the city have been offering fixed menu meals for between $23 and $39. It’s a great chance to try fare from award winning chefs that would otherwise be far more expensive. So, if you missed Miami Spice in August, don’t make the same mistake in September! More info here.

8th Annual Key West BrewFest

For eight years running, the Key West BrewFest has been upping the ante on Miami’s beer culture. Forget peanuts and Pabs; the BrewFest will offer nearly 200 beers from across the US and the world. Take advantage of the beach-side Signature Tasting Festival, or try your luck at the beer run. After working up a sweat, kick back in style with a beer and cigar gathering. The festivities are spread over six days from September 1 to 7, and more details can be found here.

International Ballet Festival of Miami

If beer and cigars sound a little uncouth, then how about some ballet? From August 27 through to September 11, the International Ballet Festival will grace six venues across Miami. This year, there’s more than 200 dancers from 20 companies. Find out more here.

Blue Starlite

Relive the glory days of drive-in cinema at Starlite by the Bay. From September 9, they’ll be playing classics like Jaws and The Princess Bride at their new bayside location. But that’s not all. They’ll also be putting on a few mind-melting mashups in the spirit of the 70s. Ever wondered what would happen if you cross-bred The Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon? Find out at Blue Starlite! Tickets can be purchased here.

Children’s Trust Family Expo

Fine dining, retro movies, beer and ballet might not seem all that kid-friendly; luckily, on September 10 the Children’s Trust Family Expo will be in town. The expo will feature a colorful mix of performances and games, sports and art. It’s all family friendly, and would make for a great day out with the kids. Check out the official website for more details.

4th Annual Crown Bourbon Affair

Maybe leave the kids at home for this next one. Also on September 10, Crown Wine and Spirits will be hosting its famed bourbon fair. More than 80 top shelf bourbons and whiskeys will be available for tasting. Of course, nobody likes to drink on an empty stomach, so be sure to try some of the fine food on offer. Doors open at 7pm, and tickets start at $50. More details here.

Brazilian Film Festival

From September 17 to 24, the Brazilian Film Festival will feature 25 short and featured films premiering for the first time in Miami. There’s a little something for everyone, so find out more here.