You may not think of strong German culture when you think of Miami and, well, you’d be pretty much right. However, that does not stop this fine city from celebrating the German tradition of Oktoberfest like the beer-loving folks that we are. Plus, Miami does actually have slices of authentic Bavarian-ness if you know where to look. So brush up on your German, pick one of these parties and stumble your way through a polka song. No one’s going to judge in the 305.


The buzzing waterfront Wharf is getting in on the Oktoberfest action with its own party. And there will be plenty more than just a few bros in lederhosen. Wharftoberfest will feature live polka, German beer, and food—plus all the Miami River views that have made this place a day drinking destination. Oct 13 at noon; free.