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Here’s where to celebrate Oktoberfest 2021 in Miami

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The annual Bavarian Oktoberfest taking place in Munich may have been canceled again — but Miami is still celebrating.

Oktoberfest-themed events are hosted in the spirit of the original, a celebration in 1810 to toast the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

The bar at Unbranded Brewing (Photo: Unbranded Brewing Co.)

And, like any good reception, this is one continually fueled by good food, plentiful beer, cheerful live music, and dancing.

Throughout Miami, the annual Oktoberfest tradition continues to be recognized with great vigor.

Wynwood Oktoberfest returns to Miami this October. (Photo: Wynwood Oktoberfest)

Over the years, many of the area’s best Oktoberfest celebrations are known to offer everything from authentic German beer and food to entertainment, contests, and live music.

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Halloween 2021: The seven best ghost and cemetery tours in South Florida

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If you ain’t afraid of no ghost, October is filled with opportunities to mingle with the spirits of South Florida’s past.

As the days toward Halloween dwindle, brave souls can avail themselves of ghost and cemetery tours at some of Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s oldest haunts.

Deering Estate (Photo: Ryan Holloway/Miami-Dade County)

Some tours even welcome ghost-hunting equipment for those who happen to have a pendulum, dowsing rod, and EMF meter lying around the house.

Below is a randomly ordered list of South Florida’s best ghost and cemetery tours.

Yesteryear Village (Photo: South Florida Fairgrounds)

Happy spirit stalking!

HistoryMiami’s Ghosts of Miami City Cemetery tour with Dr. Paul George (Photo: Ali Goebel)

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South Beach businesses put up big money against Miami Beach’s effort to change last call

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Miami Beach voters will decide this November whether to stop the sale of alcohol at 2 a.m., moving last call at bars and clubs up from 5 a.m.

South Beach nightclubs will put up hundreds of thousands of dollars to stop a ballot referendum.

They face off against the political teams and supporters of the current and former mayor, who hope voters limit partying hours. 

The measure on the ballot in November is non-binding but would be a clear sign of public opinion to the city commission.

The nightlife on South Beach generates millions of dollars and employs a few thousand people.

It also brings crowds, rowdiness, and crime, disturbing neighborhoods on the barrier island.

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‘Save jobs’: South Beach hospitality workers protest 2 a.m. booze ban outside Miami Beach City Hall

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Photo: Pedro Portal/Miami Herald

As city commissioners took steps Wednesday to create more regulations for clubs and bars, more than 100 South Beach hospitality workers marched to City Hall to speak out against a citywide referendum that seeks to gauge support for a push to roll back alcohol sales to 2 a.m. from 5 a.m.

Adriana Perez and Adrienne Trinidad, who both work at Mango’s Tropical Cafe, join a group of hospitality workers protesting outside Miami Beach City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, against the proposed 2 a.m. rollback of alcohol service across the city as part of a Nov. 2 referendum. PEDRO PORTAL PPORTAL@MIAMIHERALD.COM

The protesters, who work at late-night clubs like Mango’s Tropical Cafe and the Clevelander, waved signs, wore matching T-shirts and shouted their opposition to any attempt at shutting down booze sales early.

A group of hospitality workers protested outside Miami Beach City Hall against the proposed 2 a.m. rollback of alcohol service across the city as part of a Nov. 2 referendum. PEDRO PORTAL PPORTAL@MIAMIHERALD.COM

Mango’s owner David Wallack led the crowd — estimated to be at least 170 workers and business leaders — in chants of “Stop the Lies” and “Vote No, Save Jobs.”

David Wallack, owner of Mango’s Tropical Cafe, joined a group of hospitality workers including his employees gathering outside Miami Beach City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, to protest the proposed 2 a.m. rollback of alcohol service across the city as part of a Nov. 2 referendum. PEDRO PORTAL PPORTAL@MIAMIHERALD.COM

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