Dec 062018
Fort Lauderdale Food Wine Festival

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival will debut Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, featuring culinary creations and libations from more than 100 local restaurants, leading spirit brands, wineries and breweries. The Festival, which will benefit Feeding South Florida, will showcase Broward County’s renowned and emerging chefs and restaurateurs and highlight the culinary renaissance that is currently sweeping through Broward County.

The inaugural Festival will include a full-day Grand Tasting Event on Saturday, March 23 featuring beverage tastings, cooking demos, live music and art installations from local talent; and a FREE Family Day & Food Drive benefiting Feeding South Florida on Sunday, March 24.  Both events will take place at ArtsPark Hollywood.  There will also be a Kick-off event on Friday, March 22 in Fort Lauderdale with details to be released soon.

Chef Angelo EliaChef Angelo Elia, owner of the Angelo Elia Restaurant Group which includes Casa D’Angelo, Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas and The Bakery Bar, and Broward County’s premiere chef, has been named as the Host Chef of the inaugural Festival.  During the Grand Tasting event, Chef Angelo will “wow” the attendees with a unique cooking demonstration. Every year since September 2000, Chef Elia has been honored with the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator. He has also received the “Golden Spoon Award” from Florida Trend Magazine for the past 18 years. He also received four stars by former food critic M.L. Warren of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  “I am extremely excited and honored to be the Host Chef of the Inaugural Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival,” said Chef Angelo Elia. “Broward County includes many of the country’s top chefs and now we get to show off our culinary chops!”

The epicurean weekend will benefit Feeding South Florida with a portion of all proceeds from the Grand Tasting on Saturday being donated to the charity. While Sunday’s Family Day is FREE to attend, the suggested donation for admission is four canned goods per person that will go directly to Feeding South Florida.

“We’re excited to launch the Inaugural Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival to introduce all the wonderful culinary delights and spirits that the Greater Fort Lauderdale area has to offer our local residents and out-of-town visitors,” said Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival Founder Kate Reed, a veteran of producing major South Florida events and building philanthropy efforts.  “We look forward to providing a fabulous event experience to bring our community together while benefiting local charities.”


The Festival is outlined as follows. Mini-event updates can also be found on the website 30-days prior to the main stage events:

Friday, March 22: Details about the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival Kick-off event to be released soon.

Saturday, March 23: Grand Tasting at ArtsPark Hollywood (1-5 p.m.)

Features tastings, chef demonstrations, cooking demos, live music and more; a portion of all proceeds from the Grand Tasting on Saturday will be donated to Feeding South Florida.

Early bird special rates for General Admission tickets range from $60 – $75 *

Early bird special rates for VIP tickets range from $95 – $125*

(*Early bird ticket prices go up in price on January 3, February 20 and March 23)

Sunday, March 24:  Family Day & Food Drive at ArtsPark Hollywood (12-5 p.m.)

This FREE event promises to be fun-filled with local food trucks, live music and children’s activities including cooking demonstrations.  All ages welcomed. Food and beverage are a la carte.

Free admission with a suggested four (4) canned good donation for the non-profit – Feeding South Florida


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Dec 022018

The 31st Annual SFPC Toys in the Sun Run, Presented by Rick Case Automotive Group, kicks off Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 8 AM at the Festival Marketplace in Pompano Beach, where motorcyclists will gather and follow a “parade route” all the way to Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida for a day filled with festivities including headliner concert by Bret Michaels.  This event is open to the public and you don’t need to ride a motorcycle to attend.  Gates open will be open from 8:30am to 10:30am to welcome the riders. After that, live music will begin on 2 stages, with hundreds of vendors including an international food court, a car, truck and bike show, and plenty of special attractions plus celebrity guests.

Admission is $20 + an unwrapped gift per person (or $30 without a toy).  Take note that for anyone not coming into the park via the parade from Festival Marketplace, Markham Park will charge $1.50 per person at the main entry gate.


Bret Michaels is expected to take the stage sometime between 1 and 5pm.  Two local opening bands are on the schedule including Soulicide and Silverspine. Other local bands making an appearance include The Railz tribute to Ozzy and Randy Rhoads on the North stage at Noon. Shaw Davis & The Black Ties will bring high energy blues to the big stage at 3:30pm.


This event benefits the James Jr Fund & Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of the area’s leading pediatric care hospitals, offering comprehensive health services and programs in an atmosphere that is child-friendly. An all-new facility opened in July 2011 in Broward County thanks to the support of events such as the SFPC Toys in the Sun Run, which since
adopting the hospital, has donated over $4 million to benefit the facility.


Festival Marketplace (Departure point for Motorcycles)
2900 W Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL

Markham Park (Main Event)
16001 W State Road 84
Sunrise, Florida 33326


Some participating sponsors of the Annual SFPC Toys in the Sun Run are Alligator Alley Harley Davidson, Broward County Parks and Recreation, City of Sunrise, Ghostbear Foundation, AllStar Coaches, BIG 105.9, Waste Connections, Pines Lincoln, Waste Pro, just to name a few.  Contact Lisa Quinter at 954.868.1416 for vendor and other information about this event or email [email protected]

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Official Facebook event page:

Toys in the Sun Run 2018
Toys for Tots Cheers Fort Lauderdale

Nov 202018
Pompano Boat Parade

The Greater Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Point/Margate Chamber of Commerce will host the 56th Annual Pompano Beach & Lighthouse Point Holiday Boat Parade Sponsored by Joey Accardi Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram, on Friday, December 14 th , from 6 P.M. until 10 P.M.  In addition to the festivities, spectators will enjoy the decorations and excitement of watching over 50 boats participating in this holiday parade.

We are anticipating a great turn-out and we are so proud to announce that this years “Grand Marshalls – Members of “Freedom Fighter Outdoors”, a non-profit organization that raises awareness, funds and services for injured veterans of any age to enjoy outdoor sports and a variety of outdoor activities. The Freedom Fighter Outdoors members will be on the Lead Boat in the parade and will visit the Sands Harbor Resort where the National Anthem will be performed by Stoneman Douglas student “Samantha Grady”, said Jean McIntyre, President and CEO of the Pompano Beach/Lighthouse/Margate Chamber of Commerce.

The Event Chair, Rhonda Bunker will be joined by “Victoria Burgess” who recently paddle boarded from Cuba to Key West. And the all new commemorative T-shirts were designed by local artist “Dennis Friel” of which part of the proceeds will go to benefit the Freedom Fighter Outdoors organization.

And as a reminder to everyone, the bridges on Atlantic Blvd, 14 th St. Causeway and Hillsboro Blvd will be in the upright position from approximately 6:15 P.M. until 9:30 P.M. for the Boat Parade to pass by. Traffic is usually extra heavy in those areas so please plan accordingly and drive safely.

For additional information please contact the Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Pt/Margate Chamber at: PH: 954.941-2940 or visit the office located at: 2200 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Nov 052018
broward county fair

Maximum Bands and iHeartRadio bring you 17 Days of Amazing Tribute shows at the 2018 Broward County Fair taking place November 16 through December 2nd at the Big Easy Casino in Hallandale Beach.  In addition to 75 rides, paid admission to the fair will include admission to see tributes to favorite musical acts from the past decades every night from 9 till 11pm.


The Broward County Youth Fair, Inc., founded in 1976, is a diverse not-for-profit organization that represents the cultural life of Broward County residents through continuing community programs.

The presentation of the annual fair each November includes the agriculture of the South Florida region, as well as the performing and visual arts of students and adults of Broward County.

The Broward County Youth Fair, Inc., offers a variety of music, talent and dramatic performances, competitions, premium award programs, educational exhibits and organization displays. We promote understanding and respect among all Broward County citizens and will be an advocate in the best interest of children in the community.

Entertainment Schedule (9-11pm)

Friday, November 16, 2018 – Jaded tribute to Aerosmith

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Completely Unchained tribute to  Van Halen

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – California Gwen tribute to Katy Perry And No Doubt

Monday, November 19, 2018 – 4NR2 andBad Inc.  tributes to Foreigner and Bad Company

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – Us Stones tribute to The Rolling Stones

Wednesday, November 21, 2018  – Never Stop Believin’ tribute to Journey

Thursday, November 22, 2018  – Motowners tribute to Motown

Friday, November 23, 2018  – The Long Run tribute to The Eagles

Saturday, November 24, 2018  – Kiss America tribute to KISS

Sunday, November 25, 2018 – Destiny Of Rock tributes to Boston And Styx

Monday, November 26, 2018  – Let It Be tribute to The Beatles

Tuesday, November 27, 2018  – Trezz Hombres tribute to ZZ Top

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Caribbean Chillers tribute to Jimmy Buffett

Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Simply Shania tribute to Shania Twain

Friday, November 30, 2018 – Fleetwood Max tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Saturday, December 1, 2018 – In The Light Of Led Zeppelin tribute to Led Zeppelin

Sunday, December 2, 2018  – Ultimate Garth tribute to Garth Brooks


Fair Schedule

Friday, November 16 opening-day from 5 PM to 1 AM
Saturday, November 17 from 1 PM to 1 AM
Sunday, November 18 from 1 PM to midnight
Monday, November 19 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Tuesday, November 20 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Wednesday, November 21 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving day 4 PM to midnight
Friday, November 23 from 5 PM to 1 AM
Saturday, November 24 from 1 PM to 1 AM
Sunday, November 25 from 1 PM to midnight
Monday, November 26 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Tuesday, November 27 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Wednesday, November 28 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Thursday, November 29 from 5 PM to 11 PM
Friday, November 30 from 5 PM to 1 AM
Saturday, December 1 from 1 PM to 1 AM
Sunday, December 2 from 1 PM to midnight

Pricing and Deals

General Admission:

up to 26″ tall                     Free

27″ to 52″ tall                    $6.00

53″ and up                       $10.00

Ride Wristbands:

Sunday Nov. 26th, 2017


up to 26″ tall                     Free

27″ to 52″ tall                    $6.00

53″ and up                       $10.00

Final Fling       1 – 11 pm

Unlimited Rides all day and all night         $30.00



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Oct 312018
Rock the Park Plantation

The City of Plantation presents Rock the Park, a free concert series beginning this Friday, November 2nd at Plantation Central Park. The Motowners, a Motown tribute band will kick off the series starting at 7pm. All concerts will end around 10pm. Food trucks will open their windows to the public starting at 6 PM so you can dine and watch the concert at the same time. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome and kids can run around on the ball fields as there will be plenty of room for everyone and this is a family friendly event.


Monthly Entertainment Schedule

November 2 Motowners (Tribute to the music of Motown)

December 7 The Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffet tribute)

January 4  Turnstiles (Tribute to Billy Joel) – note: This event will take place at PINE ISLAND PARK

February 1  The Shane Duncan Band (Country and Pop)

March 1  Brass Evolution (Tribute to Horn Bands)

April 5  Mr. Nice Guy (Classic Rock)


All concerts are scheduled to take place at Plantation Central Park except for Friday, January 4th, when it will be held at Pine Island Park instead.

Plantation Central Park is located at 600 Central Park Drive, Plantation, FL 33324

More Information:

For updates and other exciting events in Plantation, visit the Facebook page:

For more information call 954-452-2510  or visit

Rock the Park Plantation

Oct 022018

Westfield Walls is an immersive art experience and family friendly exhibit happening on October 6 through October 20, 2018  at the Westfield Broward Mall,  8000 W. Broward Blvd. in Plantation.  More than just a traditional art exhibit,  Westfield Walls is a new breed of urban street art. Customers can shop while enjoying eclectic artistic excellence. Visitors will enjoy an interactive experience through a transformation of the Center Court into a total graffiti takeover including live artist demonstrations, face painting, store sampling with special offers, fitness sessions, dance performances and more! 🎨

FREE American Express Gift Card Offer

The first 100 guests in line at the #WestfieldWalls event on Saturday, October 6 or Saturday October 13 will receive a FREE $15 American Express Gift Card!

*While supplies last. One American Express gift card per person.


The event hours are Noon through 5pm in the Center Court.

For more details on the event schedule please visit,