Jun 282016
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Once again, we have scoured the web, facebook, e-mails and anywhere else information might appear to put together the most complete listing of July 4th festivities involving both Fireworks and Live Music from Hollywood to West Palm Beach.  City by city, you’ll find Family Friendly activities, Live Music by one or more bands followed by a grand finale Fireworks show.  Some cities will break the celebration into two parts with the morning being dedicated to a parade and the evening festivities scheduled to end with fireworks around 9pm.  We also found many celebrations with Food Trucks so we made sure to include those on our food truck calendar located on both WeekendBroward.com and FoodTrucksFortLauderdale.com.

Select the highlighted lines to be taken to our detailed coverage for each city listed.


July 4th on Hollywood Beach – Various locations on Hollywood Beach,  2pm

All American Celebration in City of Tamarac – Tamarac Sports Complex, 6pm (updated from 2015)

City of Sunrise Celebrates July 4th with Parade, Concert & Fireworks – BB&T Center, 6pm

City of Deerfield Beach July 4th Celebration 2016 – Main Beach Parking Lot,  Noon

4th of July Spectacular on Fort Lauderdale Beach – Las Olas & A1A “Beach Hub”,  12:30pm

Family Fun Day at El Prado ParkLauderdale by the Sea, Festivities all day long

City of Margate July 4th Celebration –  441 & Margate Blvd,  5pm

8th Annual July 4th Celebration at Sunset Cove – Sunset Cove Amphitheater,  6:30 (updated from 2015)



Fabulous Fourth Celebration in Boca Raton – Spanish River Sports Complex,  6:30pm (updated from 2015)

South Florida’s Coolest July-4th-Celebration-in-Delray-BeachAtlantic & A1A, 8am

4th on Flagler in West Palm Beach – Meyer Amphitheatre & Waterfront, 5pm

Village of Royal Palm Beach 4th of July Celebration – Two days! Royal Palm Beach Commons Park

City of Boynton Beach 4th of July Festivities – Intracoastal Park, 6pm

City of Lake Worth has Live Music, Fireworks and Watersports – Bryant Park,  11am

The Long Run Tribute to The Eagles at Village ParkWellington, 6pm

Many more live music events, especially post-fireworks, can be found on the WeekendBroward live music calendars for BROWARD and PALM BEACH.

Jun 132016

Wondering what’s going on around town this Father’s Day?  We’re sure that you’ll find lots of choices of places to go but we wanted to share with you some of the happening at Weekend Broward’s sponsoring venues on this Father’s Day, June 19, 2016


All-you-can-eat gourmet breakfast-brunch at Galuppi’s in Pompano Beach 10am-4pm. Dinner buffet starts at 4:30pm.

Seating is available inside Galuppi’s beautiful ballroom or out on the patio overlooking the Pompano Greens.  Fathers are made to feel extra special at Galuppi’s Father’s Day Brunch. We begin to serve brunch at 10 AM and continue until 4 PM. Enjoy an extremely upscale Father’s Day Brunch Buffet! Treat your father to the nicest Father’s Day Brunch in town. Father’s Day Brunch Buffet includes: Prime rib and honey baked ham carving stations, crab claw clusters, oysters on the half shell, peel and eat shrimp, omelets and eggs station, Belgium waffle station with blueberry and cherry toppings, breakfasts meats, various pastries and assorted desserts, breads, hot and cold lunch and breakfasts items.   Father’s Day Dinner includes all of the regular Galuppi’s favorite special menu items and some very particular Father’s Day specials. including King cut rib eye steak, Chilean sea bass and Wiener Schnitzel.  For Father’s Day Brunch or Dinner reservations, call (954) 785-0226

Fathers Day Brunch

Hard Rock Cafe inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL

Hard Rock Cafe will be serving up their usual menu of burgers, steaks, BBQ ribs and chicken – all favorites among father’s worldwide.  As an added bonus, one dad will be selected every 30 minutes between noon and 3pm to have their entire meal paid for by the Cafe! In addition, all dad’s will receive a “Dad’s Rock” apron.*

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Shooters Waterfront in Fort Lauderdale

Father’s Day brunch will be served from 10:00am – 4:00pm and includes: Omelet Station, Continental Breakfast, Eggs Benedict,  Fruit Salad, Waffles Sausage, Bacon, Breakfast Potatoes, Salad, Sushi and Prime Rib. A La Carte Menu also available.
Fishtales “on 33rd” Restaurant & Nightclub has a Father’s Day Menu and Live Entertainment throughout the day and night!
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Boca Black Box is giving away FREE tickets for all DADs for A Father’s Day Show!

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Bring your dad and he gets in FREE!  Grand Parents with Grandkids too! Call the Box Office or Stop in to get your Free Ticket. Back in the Dayz concert show. ….Party to the soundtrack of your Dads life as we journey through the greatest hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s.  Showtime 7PM   For more details, call (561) 483-9036 or visit BocaBlackBox.com
Heroes Sports Bar & Grill in Lantana is giving away FREE beer to Dads on Father’s Day!
In honor of Dad, Heroes will be giving Dad’s their first draft or bottle Beer Free!! Also, join us for our Father/Child Cornhole Tournament starting at 2:00PM. Father’s Day Menu includes Full Rack of Ribs and 2 sides or Half Rack and 6 Chicken Wings or Chicken, 12 oz NY Strip with 2 Sides, Strip and Shrimp. Kids Eat Free from the kids menu. (One child per adult)
Jun 032016

The Wellington Parks and Recreation Department offers many events throughout the year, including free events all year long at the Wellington Amphitheater, and Special Events such as the Father-Daughter Dance, July 4th Celebration, Fall Festival, Memorial and Veterans Day Parades and Ceremonies, and more!  Because we love outdoor concerts, (and food trucks) we have summarized upcoming bands for the action-packed months of June and July at this most popular open-air venue in western Palm Beach county.

UPDATE 2017: Complete schedule can be found at http://foodtrucksfortlauderdale.com

Summer 2016 Concert Schedule

June 2nd – The Flyers (Classic Rock Trio) Showtime 6:30 *

June 9th – Rough Shot (Country and Southern Rock) Showtime 6:30 *

June 11th – The Turnstiles (Billy Joel Tribute) 8:30

June 16th – Chillakaya (Reggae) 6:30pm *

June 23rd – Whitestone 6:30 pm *

June 25th – Tendure’s Hendrix Experience (Jimmy Hendrix Tribute) 8:30pm

June 30th – Bobby “G” Gugliuzza (Singer/Songwriter) 6:30pm *

July 4th – The Long Run (Eagles Tribute) 6:00-10pm  4th of July Celebration at Village Park

July 7th – Ocoee River Band (Country) 6:30pm

July 9th – Jimmy Buffett Tribute by Caribbean Chillers 8:30pm

July 14th – The NattyBōs (Rock & Blues) 6:30pm *

July 21st – Orange Sunshine Band (Rock’n Roll oldies from 60’s and 70’s) 6:30pm *

July 23rd – Paul Revere’s Raiders 8:30pm

July 28th – Bobby G 6:30pm *

August 13th – Bruce Springsteen Tribute 8:00pm

August 20th – Tina Turner Tribute 8:00pm

* Food Trucks coordinated by Food Truck Invasion will be on site 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

More info at: www.wellingtonfl.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/events/amphitheater

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 June 3, 2016  Posted by  Local Events No Responses »
May 272016
Mizner Park Music Summer Series

The City of Boca Raton presents Music and Movies Under the Stars at The Mizner Park Amphitheater all summer long from June 3 – August 19, 2016. The public is invited to bring blankets and chairs or rent chairs for $5. Food & Beverages will be available for sale too. Outside food and beverages and pets are not permitted.


Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 7:30pm – THE SYMPHONIA BOCA RATON

“Summer Enchanted Evening”, with Kyle Prescott, Conductor and Mei Mei Luo, Violin. The Symphonia Strings will delight you with movements from Serenades by masters such as Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Dvorak and Mozart’s famous Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. In addition, works by Aaron Copeland, Leroy Anderson and Strauss. Also featuring some Broadway favorites.

Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 7:30pm – BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE: TURNSTILES

Turnstiles tribute to Billy Joel sings and recreates the songs of the Piano Man with so much authenticity, you’ll forget that it’s only a tribute band!

Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 7:00pm – FAU Summer Concert Band

A Father’s Day Celebration featuring the FAU Summer Concert Band at the Mizner Park Amphitheater following the Mizner Park Downtown Drive car show from 11am-5pm.

Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 7:30pm – LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE: ZOSO

All the way from California, Zoso’s nationwide tour stops in Boca Raton this Summer. Known as “The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience”, Zoso formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity. (Update 6-25-16: Photos can be found at https://www.facebook.com/weekendpalmbeach/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1183457471674477&hc_location=ufi)

Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 8:00pm – MINIONS MOVIE (PG)

Mad Science activity beginning at 6:30pm, movie at 8pm

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 7:30pm – DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE: STARDUST MEMORIES

Attention all Young Americans, Heroes and Rebel-Rebels: don’t miss this night of tribute to the late David Bowie. Formed in 2012 and Fronted by Mark Alan as the David Bowie persona, this powerful 8 piece band will be playing a nice potpourri of Bowie hits, album cuts and personal favourites.

Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 7:30pm – BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE BY RUFFHOUSE

We hope you like Jammin, too, to the sounds of reggae legend Bob Marley as covered by the Ruff House reggae band.

Friday, August 5th, 2016 at movie at 8:00pm – STAR WARS, THE FORCE AWAKENS MOVIE (PG13)

The latest in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars The Force Awakens.

Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 7:30pm – EAGLES TRIBUTE: THE LONG RUN

We get a Peaceful, Easy Feeling every time The Long Run performs!

Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 7:30pm – THE SYMPHONIA BOCA RATON

“Symphonia Sizzles” with Jeff Kaye, Conductor and Trumpet. The Symphonia will dazzle you with popular favorites. Audiences of all ages will delight in this program. This eclectic program will feature a brilliant solo by Jeff Kaye.


During the tribute band performances on 6/17, 6/24, 7/22, 7/29, and 8/12 visit the Beer Garden to sample a variety of craft beers, learn how to make your own, play games, and meet experts from Hollywood Brewery starting at 6:30pm.

More info at: http://myboca.us/pages/mizneramphi

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May 252016

Every summer, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department presents the Starlight Musicals Concert Series at Holiday Park, located off Federal Hwy and Sunrise Blvd, not too far from downtown Fort Lauderdale. For 38 years, these free outdoor concerts have provided a great way to enjoy the summer with family and friends.  The series features an exciting line up of bands covering pop, country, rhythm and blues, tropical rock, and more. The shows take place Fridays, June 17 through August 5, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the football field at Holiday Park, which is located at 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive in Fort Lauderdale.


Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and coolers.  Please note that pets are not permitted in the park.   We look forward to seeing you out there this summer!

Scheduled dates for the summer of 2016

June 17 – Chain Reaction – The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band

June 24 – The Valerie Tyson Band (Classic R&B & Soul)

July 1 – Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways  (Tropical Rock/Jimmy Buffet)

July 8 – Shane Duncan Band (Country with some pop)

July 15 – Mr. Nice Guy (Classic Rock)

July 22 – Solid Brass (A tribute to Horn Bands, Classic Rock)

July 29 – Suenalo (Latin Funk)

August 5 – Pocket Change (Motown, Soul & Funk)

For more information, visit http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/starlight-musicals.  You may alsoe call the Parks and Recreation Special Events Hotline at (954) 828-5363,  especially to check on the event status in case of inclement weather.

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May 242016
Friday Night Sound Waves

Friday Night Sound Waves, the FREE live music series taking place at The Hub on Fort Lauderdale Beach every Friday from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. through November 18th., is adding a 13-week “Great Beach Getaway Giveaway” to the mix! From June 3rd until August 26th, Friday Night Sound Waves attendees have the opportunity to win Fort Lauderdale Beach stays featuring a three-day and two-night getaway at one of the area’s finest resorts, spas and superior small lodging hotels.

Deemed an “escape” by area locals, Friday Night Sound Waves, in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Beach Council and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Broward Chapter, are giving attendees just that; a chance to win a free Fort Lauderdale Beach Escape. With no purchase necessary, attendees can register on-site weekly during the Friday Night Sound Waves performances. The winner announced that evening must be present to win.

“Every Friday we invite our locals and those visiting the area to slide off their shoes and slip into the weekend while enjoying the best of South Florida’s local music scene in the serene setting of Fort Lauderdale Beach” said series producer Arianne Glassman. “Our Fort Lauderdale Beach business community is taking it up one notch by offering those attending the concert series a way to extend that ‘feeling of being on vacation’ by winning a weekend stay.”

To date, participating hotels include The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, B Ocean, Bahia Mar: A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Lago Mar, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, W Fort Lauderdale and Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Weekly winners will also receive a Hello Sunny 2-4-1 Summer Savings Passport, offering more than one hundred 2-4-1 offers at various attractions, restaurants and hotels, plus gift cards to The Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Water Taxi, Sun Trolley and more.



In addition to the generous giveaways, Friday Night Sound Waves will continue to host some of South Florida’s and the region’s best talent during the Summer Series with a lineup of reggae, indie, rock ‘n’ roll and tribute performances. Performance highlights throughout the giveaway nights include acclaimed Jamaican guitarist, Eugene Grey (June 10), the soulful indie group, Grace & the Victory Riders (June 17), classic rock band, Weedline (July 1), Latin-fusion sensation, Sabor Latino (July 15), Reggae & Funk band Spred the Dub (July 22) tropical rock band, Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways (August 5) and acoustic roots artists, SOSOS (August 19). For complete summer schedule, visit http://weekendbroward.com/friday-night-sound-waves-announces-2016-line-up/ or  www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com



July’s kickoff performance by rock band, Weedline, on July 1st is the perfect lead into the holiday weekend! As part of the Military Series, this performance will benefit United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED initiative, a critical program supporting United States military veterans and their families as they re-acclimate to civilian life. Other exciting performances include those by Latin Fusion band, Sabor Latino on July 15th and by Reggae & Funk band Spred the Dub on July 22nd. Mist TWST™ sponsors the July 22rd date, and will offer samples of their new combination “twist” sodas from the Mist TWST™ van.

The Friday Night Sound Waves Live Music series is Free to the public through major funding support by the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District, as well as series sponsors like the Fort Lauderdale Beach CRA, Pepsi Bottling Company, Mist TWST™, The Beach 102.7 FM, 101.5 LITE FM, 104.3 FM The Shark, The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Visit Florida. Nightly performance sponsors include the It’s Better on the Beach Restaurant Group, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Central Beach Alliance, Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, The Las Olas Association and area homeowner’s associations.

About Friday Night Sound Waves

Taking place every Friday night from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at “The Hub” on Fort Lauderdale Beach at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, the 36-week Friday Night Sound Waves live music series is free to the public and features a diverse mix of Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin Fusion, Top 40, Reggae, World and Classic Rock performers. For more information and the complete schedule of performances and events, please visit www.FridayNightSoundWaves.com or follow Friday Night Sound Waves on social media: facebook.com/FridayNightSoundWaves, twitter.com/SoundWavesFLB.