Fort Lauderdale Events
There are a number of Fort Lauderdale Events that happen every year. Some happen every month, every quarter, every year and some just happen to be a “one off” here and there. No matter what, there is something for everyone. Single people, families and children all have events that cater to them. Fort Lauderdale has come a long way from it’s hardcore Spring Break days, now transformed into a luxurious year round family oriented destination. Of course there is still work to be done but this is hardly the Fort Lauderdale you may remember in the early 80’s. Fort Lauderdale cares about it’s residents as much as it’s tourism and it shows with the slew of Fort Lauderdale Events that attract the residents of this great city.
Tarpon Bend New Years Eve
Of course, all the Fort Lauderdale Events both end and begin with the Tarpon Bend New Years Eve in Dec/Jan. This is a fun night and a great place to welcome in the New Year. The Event is located at 200 SW 2nd Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The street is blocked off and they even have an ANCHOR drop!
Stone Crab & Seafood Festival
Hosted along Riverwalk, this free festival celebrates the local South Florida Seafood Industry and highlights some of Fort Lauderdale’s favorite seafood restaurants. Fresh stone crab claws and a variety of seafood dishes start at $5. Seafood lovers of all ages are welcome to enjoy a day of great food, drinks, music, games (including the crowd-favorite hermit crab races), prizes and more!
Las Olas Art Fair
The Las Olas Art Fair is held in the winter, spring and the fall. The event is held on the weekend and a section of Las Olas Blvd is closed down to host the Art Fair between 10am and5pm. The 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. If you’re looking to purchase art or browse and enjoy the restaurants of Las Olas, the event is always fun for all.
Fort Lauderdale Greek Festival
The Fort Lauderdale Greek Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing, and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; Greek music, traditional Greek Dancing by all our ‘Palazakia’ and ‘Kamaria’ dancers; an indoor marketplace full of vendors and an outdoor area for kids with carnival rides & games and other children’s activities, and much more.
Exotics On Las Olas
Debuting in 2018 is the Exotics On Las Olas car show. The street is blocked off to show off some of the most striking, expensive cars in all of Fort Lauderdale and the world!
Some of the rarest, most striking automobiles descended on the renowned Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of Fort Lauderdale for the annual Exotics on Las Olas Event!
Riverwalk Jazz Brunch
The first Sunday of each month enjoy the smooth sounds of local jazz with family and friends at the free, outdoor Sunday Jazz Brunch live concert series from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk.
One of Fort Lauderdale’s most popular community events, the monthly Sunday Jazz Brunch invites everyone to bring their blankets, chairs and picnic baskets along with well-behaved, leashed pets to the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District for the best in local jazz.
Luxury Living & Lifestyle Expo
Experience in one location a tapestry of products and services for those who hold ‘luxury living’ not merely as an abstract concept; rather, as a fundamental reality of life. Specialists and experts will bring the ‘finer things in life’ to one arena, focusing on the concept of ‘luxurious’: yachts, airplanes, automobiles and collectibles. For those with a palette for the cutting edge of the arts will be the finest selection of classic and contemporary artist, fashion and design, jewelry, wines, cigar, watches and home décor. The event will encompass all this – and so much more.
Las Olas Wine & Food Festival
Over 20 years ago the first Las Olas Wine & Food Festival took place to benefit the American Lung Association.
The much-anticipated Street Festival benefiting the Lung Association draws more than 2,000 attendees from all over the world each year, encompassing four city blocks of food, wine and fun! Attendees will enjoy the fantastic culinary talents of South Florida, while raising money for a good cause. Guests will sip, sample and enjoy dishes from 50+ of South Florida’s finest restaurants and more than 40 wineries and breweries and the event is infused with more fun and excitement.
Great American Beach Party
Every memorial day weekend in Fort Lauderdale Kicks off the “Great American Beach Party” on Fort Lauderdale Beach. A1A or Ocean Drive is closed down from Las Olas Blvd to Beach Place. Many vendors set up to serve refreshments and food to the many that enjoy the beach and two live stages of music. Certainly a blast, every year.
4th Of July Beach Party
Every Independence Day in Fort Lauderdale Kic A1A (Ocean Drive) is closed down from Las Olas Blvd to Beach Place. Many vendors set up to serve refreshments and food to the many that enjoy the beach and two live stages of music. Certainly a blast, every year with a grand finale fireworks display launched from barges just of the beach!
Christmas On Las Olas
I always thought Christmas on Las Olas was held annually on the first Tuesday of December. That holds true most years, accept if Thanksgiving arrives early in November. The event is actually held the 1st Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Christmas on Las Olas is a fun time for families to enjoy a little family friendly time on Las Olas. There is live music, rides for children and more. The event is fun for adults as well. It’s the only day of the year where you will see snow on Las Olas Blvd.
Winterfest Boat Parade
The Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale is held in mid December. The event is held by the Seminole Hard Rock. Private boats to the giant showboats and corporate megayachts will be adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and many other exciting entries expected to be viewed by over one million spectators.