5 October Date Night Ideas in Florida

Florida is a great place to get out and enjoy yourself. The comfortable and warmer temperatures all year round mean that you don’t have to spend time indoors once fall rolls around.

If you’re in Florida, you will find plenty of fun things to do throughout the state. Some of these are general events and others are fall and Halloween-themed!

Oakland Park Oktoberfest
October 5-7

The Oakland Park Oktoberfest is presented by the City of Oakland Park. At this festival, you can try some authentic German food and beer. You will also get a taste of German culture through dancing and music. There are even carnival rides and games to have fun with!

The festival takes place at Jaco Pastorius Park, which is located in downtown Oakland Park. There is free parking available and admission is only $5 per person (12 and under are free). For more information, check out the event page.

Kitetober Fest
October 20-21

At this unique festival, you can view countless creative kites. You can take part in one of the competitions, enjoy music from the DJs, and try food from one of the food trucks. Though there are children’s events at Kitetober Fest, it’s definitely fun for people of all ages!

If you don’t have a kite of your own to bring along, there are some available for purchase at the festival. It’s located at Haulover Park, which is in Miami. Here, you can learn more about the event and Skyward Kites.

Ding Darling Days
October 12-14

This event is a little bit different than the others that made the list. At the Ding Darling Days, you can explore the stunning J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. If you attend this event, you will get to enjoy eco-activities. There are quite a few good ones, including birding, archery, and a butterfly house. You can also take a free tour of the property. These are available via foot, tram, kayaks, or paddle board.

The refuge is located on Sanibel Island. Here is the link to the refuge’s website where you can view their events and get more information. 

Pumpkinpalooza
October 27-28

This is the perfect fall activity to enjoy if you’re looking for a Halloween-themed event. Saturday is geared more toward the adults, while Sunday is filled with family fun.

On Saturday, from 6:00 PM until 9:30 PM, you can enjoy the Monster Mash Pub Crawl, live music, and fireworks. There is even an adult costume contest if that’s something you’re into. If you’re interested in Sunday’s events as well, take a look at the event page.

The Pumpkinpalooza is held in HarborWalk Village, which is on the Destin Harbor. To find out more about the event, visit this page.

Spiffs International Folk Fair
October 27-28

This folk fair has been an annual event for 44 years. At the folk fair, you will get to experience culture from all around the globe. There are tasty dishes to try, cooking demonstrations to watch, and ethnic crafts to participate in. You will also see plenty of cultural artwork and music throughout the fair.

It takes place in Vinoy Park, which is in St. Petersburg. To see all of the details, visit the Spiffs website.

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