South Florida Events – October 2023

Picture of Author: Rich Barnhart

Author: Rich Barnhart

Featured Events for October 2023

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 25th – 29th

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is the largest in-water boat show in the world! You’ll find marine electronics, fishing equipment, artwork, apparel, fun boat gadgets and over 1,300 boats on display. Even non-boaters will love the energy and excitement of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, especially the upscale food and drink options.

Read our Tips for attending the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Octoberfest of the Palm Beaches

Lake Worth – October 13th – 22nd

This is the best Octoberfest in South Florida and one of the largest in the whole country. Now in its 49th year, this authentic German celebration spans over two consecutive weekends and features 3 live bands, including one band from Munich! Enjoy authentic German fare, domestic and imported beer, a carnival and much more!

Octoberfest Florida Website

Reef Fest in Key Largo

October 19th – 22nd

Celebrate marine conservation and enjoy diving, snorkeling, kayaking, eco-tours, ocean-themed seminars and social events. Most events are free, but online registration is required. Don’t miss the “For The Love of the Sea” celebration on Saturday night.

REEF Fest Website

Recurring Local Events

Check out our full events calendar for these recurring events and more…

  • Friday – Live Music at Gulfstream Park and Nauti Dawg Marina Cafe, Sunset Kayak Tours at Park and Ocean
  • Saturday – Las Olas Oceanside Park Market, Yoga and Yolks at Shooters Waterfront, Live Music at Gulfstream Park and Nauti Dawg Marina Cafe
  • Sunday – Mermaids and Mimosas at B Ocean, Yoga and Beer at LauderAle Brewery, New River Open Air Market in Fort Lauderdale
  • Monday – Gears and Beers at Tarpon River Brewing, Game Night at Gulfstream Brewing in Fort Lauderdale
  • Tuesday – Half price bottles of wine at Coconuts and Foxy Brown, Taco Tuesday Everywhere!
  • Wednesday – Trivia at LauderAle Brewing, Distillery Tours at Shady Distillery, Live Music at Johnnie Browns in Delray Beach and Papas Raw Bar in Lighthouse Point
  • Thursday – Flagler Village Social at Sistrunk Marketplace, Mark Zaden Live at The Beachcomber in Pompano Beach
Mark Zaden of Weedline Band
See Fort Lauderdale Favorite Mark Zaden at Beachcomber on Thursday nights
Blog Author:

Rich Barnhart

Rich is the broker and owner of By The Sea Realty and a frequent contributor to the company's real estate blog.

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