Local Events in Broward and Palm Beach County

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.

 

Date/TimeEvent
03/06/2021 - 03/07/2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
22nd Annual South Florida Garlic Festival 22nd Annual South Florida Garlic Festival
Wellington Green Park, Wellington FL
03/16/2021
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
17th Annual Finnegan’s Wake, Parade & Street Party 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 Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival
ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood FL
03/20/2021
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pop up Art at Pioneer Park in Deerfield Beach 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 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.

sunday block party

Art Walk in Delray Beach first Friday of each month

The First Friday Art Walk takes place from 6 – 9 PM on the first Friday of each month, October through May. Take in the ambiance of Downtown Delray Beach as you support the local artists who create the fabric of our community. Enjoy a self-guided tour through our incredible galleries & artist studios, where you will experience a myriad of artistic styles, photography, furnishings, live entertainment, and more. You’ll find  updates as well as specials listed for each upcoming Art Walk at www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/ArtWalk
With the understanding that some individuals may not yet feel comfortable visiting galleries with others, you can find Virtual Art Walk experiences LIVE via Facebook page www.facebook.com/delraydda. In addition, many galleries offer private tours by appointments.

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.

Kinetic Art Boynton Beach

St Patrick’s Day Festivals around Town

St. Patrick's Day 2021

St Patricks Day Party

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 Festival will open on Saturday, March 6 with Boca native and Metropolitan Opera star soprano Nadine Sierra and friends, in concert at the Boca Raton Airport. On Sunday, March 7, the Festival will welcome Grammy Award-winning Florida-based violinist James Ehnes and friends, performing from the Boca Raton Innovation Campus. On Saturday, March 13, tune in for a salon evening with the Festival of the Arts Boca All-Stars featuring Constantine Kitsopoulos, Festival Music Director, and musicians from the Festival Orchestra.
The Festival will close on Sunday, March 14 with Grammy-Award winning South Florida favorite, jazz flutist Nestor Torres, and his band at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. This season’s Authors & Ideas program will include interactive discussions with three authors, Admiral James Stavridis, Sonia Shah and Bruce Feiler, via Zoom.
Each program will stream once only on the Festival of the Arts Boca website, www.festivalboca.org. Access is free with advance registration. [Visit the online schedule now…]

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

The 2020 Tortuga Music Festival, originally scheduled for April 17-19, 2020 has been rescheduled once again.  Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival will now be held November 12-14, 2021. The event, which was to have taken place from October 2-4, 2020, will retain the same headliners, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan on a revamped schedule for this much anticipated annual country music themed festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach.  Other headliners who were set to perform included Pitbull,  Barenaked Ladies, Lee Brice, Runaway June and up-and-comers Tenille Arts and Tyler Rich.  More details at Tortuga Music Festival’s official website.

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Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts

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.