Events

4th of July Spectacular on Fort Lauderdale Beach
4th of July Spectacular on Fort Lauderdale Beach will be a holiday to remember. Celebrate America's Independence Day at the City of Fort Lauderdale's free 4th of July Spectacular presented by Zimmerma

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
Big Fan of the story Alice in Wonderland?  Choose a day during Memorial Day Weekend to come to the Museum of Discovery & science in Fort Lauderdale for a little CrAZY Mad FUN.   Mad

Amazing Butterflies MAZE Exhibit
Amazing Butterflies at the Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale invites you to shrink down into the undergrowth to become one of the most extraordinary creatures on earth. Visitors wil

Annual Big Bad BBQ for Special Olympics
Join Danto Builders and the Florida Design & Construction Professionals (FLDCP) for the 5th Annual Big Bad BBQ and professional networking event benefiting Special Olympics Florida! Guests can

Annual David Deal Playday
The 64th Annual David Deal Playday event in Fort Lauderdale consists of multiple events that usually stretch from the end of July to the first part of August.  This year's event will run from Aug

Annual Everglades Day
Join Everglades Holiday Park for their 2nd Annual Everglades Day this Saturday, November 7, 2015, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All ages are invited to learn about the importance of Everglades preservation.

Annual Glam A Thon Strut
Strut your stuff and help stamp out Breat Cancer at this Annual Fort Lauderdale event held at Esplanade Park.   The Strut is the sassiest CHARITY STRUT to hit the streets of South Florida

Annual King Holiday Celebration
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and the City of Fort Lauderdale are proud to present the 2017 King Holiday Celebration, an extraordinary line-up of events with programs for the en

Annual Las Olas Art Fair
The 33rd Annual Las Olas Art Fair is ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation and continues to be one of the most anticipated art events in the area! People come out yearly to see more

Annual Riverwalk Fall Festival
Join in thte Fall fun at Esplanade Park on Saturday, September 24th as we say goodbye to the summer and welcome fall fun at the 2nd Annual Riverwalk Fall Festival. Spend the day with fall ca

Annual Santa on the Beach
Make your trip to the beach and Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale more festive!  Don't miss the Santa on the Beach motorcade as it makes it's way down Las Olas and over to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park gi

Annual Starlight Musicals
Make the most of your summer nights by coming out to Holiday Park Friday nights from 7pm-10pm to enjoy live concerts under the stars!  Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department proudly pres

Annual Stone Crab & Seafood Festival
The 8th Annual Riverwalk Stone Crab & Seafood Festival returns to Esplanade Park on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in the middle of the highly anticipated annual Florida Stone Crab Sea

Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Join the Museum of Discovery & Science for Music and Dancing, Food and Flowers, Arts and Crafts, Surfing Lessons and more! It’s an exciting way

Auditions for South Florida's Kids Got Talent
Tri-Rail, South Florida’s premier commuter rail system, invites talented kids ages 5 to 17 to audition for “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent,” a singing competition held as part of Tri-Rail’s

Backstage Tour at the Au Rene
Budding superstar in the family?  Take a free behind the scenes tour of the Broward Center for Performing Arts' Au-Rene Theater in Fort Lauderdale.  On the 1st Sunday of the month, during th

Big Toy and Truck Extravaganza
Like big trucks and you can not lie?  Maybe your kids do too.  Bring them out to Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale for this fun event!  The Big Toy and Truck Extravaganza will allow kids

Birds of Paradise
The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale has the Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution exhibit on display now through September 4, 2017 This stunning exhibit developed by Na

Boating for Breast Cancer
Fort Lauderdale’s most eclectic water taxi company, the Fort Lauderdale Water Shuttle, known for its hot pink boats adorned with pink flamingos, is utilizing its “pink” presence to help a Fort L

Broward AWARE
The Children's Services Council of Broward will be hosting the Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children, Family Fun and Resource Fair  on April 22nd, 2017 from 11:00am-3:00pm. This is a f

Camp Fun Fest
If March is here, can summer be far away? Get a head start on planning summer activities for your kids by attending an exposition of summer camps and other family activities. Join South Flor

Christmas on Las Olas
The Las Olas Association presents the 56th Annual Christmas on Las Olas celebrating 56 years of our urban Winter Wonderland on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018. Kick off the Holiday Season with US! FREE a

City of Fort Lauderdale Memorial Day
The City of Fort Lauderdale would like to invite the public to their free ceremony honoring fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.  There will be live music from the American Legion Symphonic Band, a t

Clams & Claws Festival
The Clams & Claws Seafood Festival is a celebration of the best delicacies the ocean has to offer!  This annual event will be held at Huizenga Park - 32 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale,

Community Easter Eggstravaganza
Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale will host the annual Community Easter Eggstravaganza on April 4th.  Hop on by for an egg hunt, carnival games, face painting, bounce houses and inflatable obstacle

Design! Build! Play! KEVA!
Design! Build! Play! KEVA! New Permanent Exhibit Opens November 10, 2018 Design! Build! Play! KEVA! is a wonderful new exhibit recently added to the Museum of Discovery and Science. This exhibit

Diwali Festival of Lights
The Indian Regional and Cultural Center of Florida (IRCC) will be hosting the annual Diwali Festival of Lights this year at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.  Celebrate Ind

Easter Egg Hunt at North Beach Village Resort
It’s springtime – flowers are blooming, the weather is cool and #VillageLife is flourishing. This year, “spring in” to a mid-century modern paradise for an Easter Egg Hunt at North Beach Villa

Easter Egg Hunt in the Park
Join the First Presbyterian Church for their annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Park. Saturday, April 15th 12:00-2:00 Colee Hammock Park  Crafts * Face painting * Fun Activities *Game

Egyptian Weekend
The Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale hosts the travelling exhibit "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" this Spring and will offer special weekends with additional Egypt-th

Family Fun Ride and Moonlight Movie
Get ready for the City of Fort Lauderdale's Family Fun Ride and Moonlight Movie in the Park. This event includes a casual neighborhood bike ride from Dottie Mancini Park followed by the Bee

Fire Prevention Day at MODS
The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale will host an informative and fun event for Fire Prevention Day.  Kids and families will learn about different ways to make their homes and l

Florida Supercon
Supercon is in FORT LAUDERDALE, and it is the LARGEST Comic Con in South Florida. Supercon takes place JULY 27-30, 2017 at THE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE / BROWARD COUNTY CONVENTION C

Fort Lauderdale Air Show
The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is back!  See amazing aerial acrobatics and practcially feel the aircraft as they roar past.  World class Fort Lauderdale beach will be the backdrop for this fan

Fort Lauderdale Easter Eggstravaganza
Wow! It’s here already…the 4th Annual EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA will be on April 15th Saturday from 10am – 1pm. SouthCoast Church Partners with the City of Fort Lauderdale Par

Fort Lauderdale Fall Fest
The city of Fort Lauderdale would like to treat your family to a whole lot of Fall fun at their annual Fall Fest at Mills Pond Park.   This event will take place on October 20nd from 3-6 p.m. &nb

Fort Lauderdale Halloween Events
The city of Fort Lauderdale will transform into a world of folklore as princesses superheroes Pirates ghosts goblins and more fill the streets celebrating Halloween at one of our events suitable for t

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s waterways and sunshine while browsing an amazing array of boats, marine products and accessories at the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the world

Fort Lauderdale Irish Fest
Fort Lauderdale will come alive on March 11th with a huge Irish Fest to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and Irish heritage.  The majority of the festivities will take place at Bubier Park and down La

Free First Thursdays Starry Nights
Free First Thursdays Starry Nights Free First Thursdays Starry Nights presented by PNC Arts Alive with FREE museum admission to the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on the first Thursday of

Friday Night Sound Waves
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Friday Night Sound Waves Live Music Series takes place Friday Night, March 16 – November 2 from 6pm – 9pm where the Beach me

Friday Night Tunes Concert Series
The City of Fort Lauderdale hosts a special concert series called Friday Night Tunes one Friday every month from February to May at Joseph C. Carter Park (southwest field). &n

Ft Lauderdale Taste of Little Italy
The 1st Annual Ft Lauderdale Taste of Little Italy will be held on March 3-5th 2017 at Huizenga Park.  Come and enjoy all the food, music, fun and activities that await you, your family and

Great American Beach Party
The Annual Great American Beach Party returns on Saturday, May 27 to Fort Lauderdale Beach near A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. This free family-friendly event features live performances, a sand

Great Balls of Fire
Join the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale for their exhibit kick-off on its opening weekend!  The Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning, with f

Halloween Comic Fest
Lauderdale Comics welcomes all Ghouls, Goblins and Spooks to join us for Halloween Comic Fest 2018! Celebrating its seventh year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic bo

Holiday River Tour
The Historic Stranahan house in Fort Lauderdale will be decked out in Victorian splendor this holiday season.  Enjoy the festive decor with family and friends as well as an evening tour of the gr

Hurricane Expo
 South Florida residents are invited to participate in a free hurricane and disaster preparedness event to be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the War Memorial Auditor

IKEA Design Nation
Join IKEA at the Museum of Discovery & Science on select dates for  their IKEA Design Nation activities described below.  The activities will be on February 18 – 20, 201

Keva Grand Opening Weekend
Come out to the Museum of Discovery & Science to kick off the grand opening of the Keva exhibit.  Below is the schedule for the activities planned. Design! Build! Play! KEVA! Bridges Co

Venues

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center of Broward County is a 600,000 square-foot facility located in the heart of downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Only five minutes to the airport, and walking distanc

War Memorial Auditorium
The War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale is a historic location at the intersection of Federal Highway and Sunrise Boulevard. The auditorium is located within Holiday Park. This city run venue

Attractions

Everglades Holiday Park
Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale, made famous by the Animal Planet show Gator Boys, offers fishing and airboat rides in the Everglades. The hour long Everglades tours allow you access to th

Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop & Thunderbird Drive In
Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop & Thunderbird Drive In has been a can't miss attraction in Fort Lauderdale since the early 1960s. The Swap Shop is located conveniently between I-95 and the Florida Turn

Funderdome
Hot outside or kids are looking for something new to do?  Put your socks on and head over to the Funderdome in Fort Lauderdale.  Parents are allowed to come along for free and children from

Galleria Mall
If you're planning on doing a little shopping here in South Florida, be sure to include Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale on Sunrise Blvd in your plans. At Galleria Mall, there is something for eve

Joe Picasso's
Joe Picasso's in Fort Lauderdale offers something for everyone from glass fusing to throwing clay on the pottery wheel. Stop in and get creative! If you need instruction, give them a call and set up

Las Olas Riverfront
Many people online today are looking for shopping and entertainment complexes that offer something more. And whether you are a long time resident of Fort Lauderdale or simply visiting on vacation the

Museum of Discovery and Science
Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Discovery and Science is located in the heart of downtown off Las Olas and close to the picturesque Riverwalk area. When you come to MODS you can easily plan to spend the

The Gallery at Beach Place
The Gallery at Beach Place is a beautiful open-air shopping & entertainment destination located on Highway A1A in Ft. Lauderdale. This is a fun place which provides the visitors with options in sh

Union Planters Plaza
Union Planters Plaza is a retail center located in Ford Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida. The company behind this retail center, Edens, has a philosophy of providing community-centered shopping sp

Xtreme Action Park
Xtreme Action Park is over 120,000 sq ft of family fun and entertainment located in western Fort Lauderdale. South Florida has its hot and humid days or afternoon storms but kids never quit wanting to

Parks

Croissant Park and Pool
If you need a serene place where you can stay fit, don’t go anywhere else apart from Croissant Park Pool in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Croissant is the best place for anybody interested in adult swimming

Dottie Mancini Park
The Dottie Mancini Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL is a popular outdoor recreation area for the city's residents. Located on 6520 NE 22 Avenue, this beautiful 1.2 acre park is open 13 hours a day from 8 a

Esplanade Park
Visiting South Florida and don’t know what to do? Or been living here for a while and feel like sightseeing? Take a walk around Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It provides an awesome view

Florence C. Hardy Park
If you're looking to relax in a comfortable place around Fort Lauderdale while your kids lose themselves in fun and games, you will want to check out the Florence C. Hardy Park located at 25 S.W. 9th

Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex
The Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex is in a very picturesque spot surrounded by the ocean and the gorgeous Fort Lauderdale coastline with it's yachts and decadent condominium buildings.  The cent

Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach is a world famous award-winning beach that stretches from the Port Everglades Inlet & John U. Lloyd State Park in the south to the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in the north.

Franklin Park
Located in Fort Lauderdale, Franklin Park is a community park that offers numerous programs and facilities to help residents and visitors. The 6,000 square foot community center offers after school an

Franklin Park
Located in Fort Lauderdale, Franklin Park is a community park that offers numerous programs and facilities to help residents and visitors. The 6,000 square foot community center offers after school an

Gore Betz Park
Gore Betz Park, opened in the summer of 2015, is a 1.8 acre City of Fort Lauderdale public park open from 8am to 9pm daily. Located east of I-95 in south Fort Lauderdale, this lovely park has ple

Harbourdale Park
Harbordale Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is location on the 1817 South Miami Road. Sure, you could go to Orlando to check out the theme parks, but sometimes people would rather enjoy a quiet time in

Holiday Park
Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale is an over 90 acres park located just south of Sunrise Blvd and east of Federal Highway. It is a mega park with activities for every age and stage of life. The park ho

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Take a break from the city and enjoy a day in a quiet natural oasis. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park lies between the intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean off Sunrise Blvd. This small state park allows

Joseph C. Carter Park
Joseph C. Carter Park is located just east of I-95 off the Sunrise Blvd exit on the south side of the road. This 21.6 acre Fort Lauderdale park has so much to offer. It is most popular for its large

Riverland Park
Riverland Park in Fort Lauderdale offers water fun and sports recreation.  The park features a water playground or splash park for younger children as well as a lap pool which are open seasonally

Snyder Park
Snyder Park is a 93 acres natural oasis in the midst of urban Fort Lauderdale just north of the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Enjoy nature trails, playgrounds, sand volleyball court

Activities

Aloha Watersports
Aloha Watersports based out of the Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale offers a wide array of unique and exciting adventures for you to enjoy. As a member of the Professional Associatio

Bluefoot Pirate Adventure
Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures anchored in Fort Lauderdale is a fun interactive pirate cruise for adults and children. The cruise takes you and your lil swashbuckler along the Fort Lauderdale water

Duck Tours Fort Lauderdale
Duck Tours Fort Lauderdale offers a unique land and water tour that provides you with 90 minutes of fun. See famous South Florida landmarks and attractions while their experienced driver provides nar

Everglades Swamp Tours
Whether you are on a family outing or on an adventurous date Everglades Swamp Tours offers experienced guides that will take you on a professional Airboat Tour that will be sure to be an unforgettable

Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi
The Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi runs from 10 am to 10 pm and makes a full loop in about 40 minutes. Choose from 3 different routes to explore the city's waterways and attractions. Enjoy the narrative g

Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruise
The Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruise in Fort Lauderdale has been an iconic tour for decades. This classic Florida boat tour departs at 9:30 am and 1:30pm for sightseeing down the New River. The beutifu

Precision Paddleboards
Precision Paddleboards of Fort Lauderdale offers a large selection of paddles, accessories and boards for sale and for rent. Take a lesson or if you already have experience just rent out a board and