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
11/06/2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
7th Annual Lagoon Fest 7th Annual Lagoon Fest
West Palm Beach Waterfront Visitor Information Center, West Palm Beach FL
11/08/2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
16th Annual Taste of the Island 16th Annual Taste of the Island
Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, Wilton Manors FL
11/13/2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wine Jazz and Taste of Plantation Wine Jazz and Taste of Plantation
Renaissance Fort Lauderdale, Plantation FL
12/12/2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival at Rosemary Square Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival at Rosemary Square
Rosemary Square, West Palm Beach FL
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Dine Out Lauderdale August-September 2021

Take advantage of taste-tempting meals at Fort Lauderdale area restaurants throughout the months of August and September, all offering at the minimum, a three course dinner for $35 and/or $45.   For a complete list of participating restaurants and some special offers from other area businesses, visit www.sunny.org/dining-and-nightlife/restaurants/restaurantmonth/

 

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Downtown Hollywood Art Walk 3rd Saturday of Each Month

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk returns to the streets of Hollywood, FL on the third Saturday of each month beginning July 17, 2021. This much anticipated monthly event features an Artisan Market, Art Gallery Tours, Impulse Art and Live Music too. [Read more…]

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.

Art Walk in Delray Beach first Friday of each month (resumes October 2021)

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.

Art Walk in Wilton Manors to resume Saturday, October 16 – More Info 

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.

Palm Beach VegFest

​Free Vegan Events, completely Volunteer-Run not-for-profit 501c3 organization.  More info at www.pbvegfest.com

  • December 4, 2021: Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton
  • January 9, 2022:  Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach
  • March 19, 2022: Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton

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

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts Announces 2022 Dates

The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is excited to announce the 2022 dates for the Festival will be Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th, 2022. Come and enjoy this fantastic weekend of art, culture and entertainment! At the 16th Annual Festival of the Arts you’ll enjoy the works of internationally known fine artisans and contemporary crafters. There will also be exciting performing arts events including a wide variety of dance, theatrical, and literary presentations. The Festival promises to bring live music that inspires, a kid-friendly zone packed with activities, fun and entertainment and in addition, will host Gardenfest. [More info…]

The 3rd Annual South Florida Italian Festival returns to Hollywood in 2022

A full day of live entertainment, a large Italian themed food court, many vendors, beer and wine and many raffle items are all planned for the 3rd Annual South Florida Italian Festival scheduled for Sunday March 20th, 2022 at ArtsPark in Downtown Hollywood. Produced by the Dania Beach Lions Club Foundation and Cobra Joe Productions, a portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Southeastern Guide Dogs – Paws for Patriots and the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Food Pantry.  More information at www.southfloridasitalianfest.org

The 60th Annual Delray Affair

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.

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.