Discover fun things to do and family friendly events from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach including music festivals, musical theater, comedy shows, rock, jazz and classical concerts, as well as many free outdoor events.
| 03/06/2021 - 03/07/2021|
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
| 22nd Annual South Florida Garlic Festival |
Wellington Green Park, Wellington FL
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
| 17th Annual Finnegan’s Wake, Parade & Street Party |
Big Dog Station, Fort Lauderdale FL
| 03/17/2021 - 03/21/2021|
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
| Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival |
ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood FL
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
| Pop up Art at Pioneer Park in Deerfield Beach |
Pioneer Park, Deerfield Beach FL
| 04/09/2021 - 04/11/2021|
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
| Affair of the Arts comes to Boynton Beach Mall |
Boynton Beach Mall, Boynton Beach FL
NoBe (North Beach District) Block Party on 33rd Street every Sunday
Wine and Dine as the sun sets over Fort Lauderdale beach from 5 till 9pm every Sunday in February and March on the north side of 33rd Street. Blocked off from traffic, the street will be filled with tables for dining al-fresco from local bars and restaurants including Fishtales and 33rd Street Wine Bar. Free concerts on the temporary outdoor stage will range from Southern Blood’s tribute to southern-rock on Valentine’s Day, to 80’s rock, pop and Blues.
Art Walk in Delray Beach first Friday of each month
MASS District Art Walk last Saturday of each month
The MASS (Music & Arts South of Sunrise) District FTL Artwalk is a FREE event on every last Saturday from 6pm-11pm. Join a budding array of art lovers and enthusiasts and explore the unique art community located in and around downtown Fort Lauderdale. With free parking at the corner of NE 9th St and NE 5th Ave, your evening can commence worry-free. Independent, one-of-a-kind, local galleries dot the streets of 4th Avenue and surrounding areas. Visit participating venues to experience an awesome night of art, music, food trucks, and entertainment. [Read more…]
Artwalk Participation at Sistrunk Marketplace in Fort Lauderdale
On the last Saturday of every month, beginning January 30, 2021, 6-11pm, head over to Sistrunk Marketplace for an indoor/outdoor Artwalk Market, located at 115 NW 6th St in Fort Lauderdale.
The 40,000 square foot facility features a food hall with 12 delicious kiosks (more opening soon), a full bar, a brewery, a distillery, a speakeasy lounge, multiple sound stages, a DJ and music production academy, and an eclectic SistrunKollective boutique.
St Patrick’s Day Festivals around Town
Festival of the Arts Boca goes virtual for 2021
Festival of the Arts Boca 2021 will be held March 5-14, 2021 but will be unlike any festival they have held during the previous 14 years. Organizers promise to bring some of the world’s finest performers and artists, authors and thinkers, but this year all events are virtual, and all events are free! Virtual attendees must reserve seats online as if they were attending in person and are requested to make donations to help organizers offset some of the costs nonetheless.
The 59th Annual Delray Affair canceled
The Delray Affair has been held annually in Delray Beach for over 50 years. “While we are disappointed that we can’t hold the Delray Affair this year, we are already making plans for our 60th anniversary event in 2022. We plan to engage our entire community, working with our non-profit partners to bring arts and entertainment to venues all over Delray Beach,” said Stephanie Immelman, CEO of the Delray Beach Chamber. “In the meantime, I’m very happy that FMG took the reins and organized an event this year that will feature many of our perennial Delray Affair vendors.”
Visit DelrayAffair.com for more details.
Tortuga Music Festival 2021
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15th Annual Dania Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show
Originally scheduled for January 30th, the show has been canceled for 2021. New date is January 29, 2022.
Pompano Beach Seafood Festival postponed to April 22-24, 2022
It’s official! The 2021 POMPANO BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL has been cancelled, with plans to return in full-force April 22-24, 2022.
“While we are disappointed, it is unrealistic to think we will be out of Covid restrictions by April,” said Festival Manager John Good. “The Seafood Festival is all about people gathering for food, music and fun. It does not work in a mask-wearing social distancing environment.”
“We agreed with city officials that it will be well into the summer or later before events like ours can even be considered. I want to thank the city and in particular Assistant City Manager Earl Bosworth for keeping lines of communication open as we worked our way through the options, before making this decision.”
For more than 35 years, the Seafood Festival, a not-for profit corporation, has been a cornerstone event in Pompano Beach that benefits a wide range of local charities and civic organizations. The festival tradition will be back at Community Park, with a refurbished (and covered) Amphitheater, April 22-24, 2022.
Festival officials want to thank not only the city, but all sponsors and vendors for their continuing support. [More info…]
SunFest postponed to April 28, 2022
SunFest officials announced today that they would not move forward with a reimagined event tentatively set for April 30 – May 2, 2021. The nonprofit festival, which has helped fans celebrate music and art for almost 40 years, was canceled in 2020 in light of the pandemic.
“While we knew that hosting a traditional SunFest would be challenging, we believed that the possible reward for our fans was worth the attempt,” said Paul Jamieson, SunFest executive director. “We were driven by the idea that our fans needed something to look forward to.”
Fans who purchased a ticket for 2020 will now have an extra incentive to continue to roll over the same ticket to 2022. “We want to say thank you to our fans for their loyalty and we are offering a ‘share SunFest with a friend’ ticket option – those who are holding onto a ticket from 2020 can now bring one friend to SunFest 2022 on us,” said Jamieson.
Save the dates of Thursday, April 28 – Sunday, May 1 for SunFest 2022. For more information about SunFest or to inquire about the ticket roll-over plan, please visit www.SunFest.com or call 561-659-5980.
City of Pembroke Pines Passes Ordinance Celebrating Juneteenth
At the January Commission Meeting, the City of Pembroke Pines passed an ordinance that makes Juneteenth an official City holiday beginning this year. Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865 as the date enslaved individuals in Galveston, TX learned they were free more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.
“Juneteenth is a meaningful moment in history for the African American community and I’m very proud that our City is taking the necessary steps to recognize the significance of this day. It is important to afford opportunities for all employees and residents to celebrate freedom and equal rights,” said Commissioner Tom Good, who brought the item forward that was approved by the Mayor and Commissioners in a unanimous passing vote.
As part of the City of Pembroke Pines Code of Ordinances, Juneteenth will be a day of celebration in the city and a paid city holiday.
According to Juneteenth.com, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. For more information, please visit www.juneteenth.com.