This fall, you've got plenty reasons to party. Celebrate culture, history, diversity, and tradition at any of the lively festivals happening throughout our parks this month. Learn about everything under the sea at our inaugural Oceanfest, ride the scenic route through town on our 50K and 100K routes at Cyclefest, rev up your taste buds at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, explore a kingdom full of medieval mischief at the Camelot Days Festival, or escape to a brighter world at Holiday Fantasy of Lights.
South Florida Oceanfest
Saturday, November 10
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Anne Kolb Nature Center
This "everything under the sea" festival aims to spread awareness about marine conservation issues. There will be games, prizes, ocean exploration and education, a mermaid photo op, an Artisans’ Village, tasty ocean edibles, and more. South Florida Cyclefest
Sunday, November 11
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Preregistration RequiredC.B. Smith Park
Join the South Florida community for a 50K and 100K looped ride that takes participants through scenic neighborhoods. The event is perfect for all levels of cyclists. There will be a police escort, protected major intersections, certified ride marshals, event-branded road signage, strava routes, and a festival to relax after the ride.
For fees and registration, visit Velosportsevents.com
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
Sunday, November 11
10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Ticket Prices VaryMarkham Park & Target Range
Excite your palate and explore spicy jerk delicacies as well as tasty Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy hot music, traditional and contemporary cultural presentation, and bask in the cool vibes of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.www.jerkfestival.com
Camelot Days Medieval Festival
November 10 and 11, November 17 and 18
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
$15/adults, children 6-12 $3, children 5 and under free + gate fee
T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park
Explore our kingdom full of musicians, artisans, eateries, knights and jesters. Cheer for your favorite side at the living chess game and joust! Feast like a King on hearty food and drink. Shop for fine handcrafted treasures in the Artists’ Market. Enjoy challenging games and exciting rides for all ages!Camelotdays.com
Holiday Fantasy of Lights
November 21, 2018-January 1, 2019
6 to 9 p.m.
Ticket Prices Vary
Holiday Fantasy of Lights is back for its 24th year of seasonal family fun. You can run, walk, bike, or drive through our larger than life holiday lights display at Tradewinds Park & Stables. Runners and walkers can get a sneak peek of the lights extravaganza at the Fantasy of Lights 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, November 17 – four days before the attraction opens.
On Sunday, November 18, it’s the bicyclists turn to preview the lights at Bike Through the Lights. Bicyclists are encouraged to decorate their bikes to match the festivities of the season. Holidaylightsdrivethru.com