Local Events in Broward and Palm Beach County


Discover fun things to do and family friendly events throughout Broward and Palm Beach County including music festivals, musical theater, comedy shows, rock, jazz and classical concerts, as well as many free outdoor events.

September is Broward Attractions and Museums Month

Broward Attractions and Museums Month (#BAMM) runs through September 30. Visitors just need to mention “BAMM” or inquire about the offer, to purchase one regular price admission and get a second admission of equal or lesser value for free at these 12 participating museums and attractions: Art and Culture Center/Hollywood; Bonnet House Museums & Gardens; Butterfly World; Flamingo Gardens; History Fort Lauderdale; International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum; Jungle Queen Riverboats (Noon and 2:30 p.m. 90-minute cruises only); NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; Old Davie School Historical Museum; Sawgrass Recreation Park; Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts; Xtreme Action Park (XD Dark Ride Theater only). In addition, Stonewall National Museum & Archives and the World AIDS Museum are offering free admission. Participating organizations may have additional restrictions or blackout dates that apply, as well as additional discounted offers available. Visitors should check each attraction’s website or call for details and hours of operation before visiting. For details, visit the BAMM page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BAMMSFL.

Celebrate Lantern Festival at Home

Lantern-at-HomeMorikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has announced it will not be hosting its annual Lantern Festival this year on October 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The museum understands how meaningful and magical this holiday is to their guests and will be offering beautiful Lantern-at-Home Kits to light up at-home celebrations and welcome home beloved ancestors’ spirits in honor of Obon.

To participate, Morikami invites the public to take photos of their toro nagashi (literally, flowing lanterns) in a pool, lake/ocean, bathtub (get creative!) and share them on Instagram using the hashtag #lanternathome and tag @morikamimuseum. All participants who share a photo submission by October 12, 2020, will be entered for a chance to win admission for two to Lantern Festival 2021. Ten winners will be announced on October 19, 2020.

Lantern-at-Home Kits ($20) can be purchased in the Morikami Museum Store or online and support the museum’s mission to provide Japanese cultural experiences that educate and inspire.

The Lantern-at-Home Kit includes a wood base, white wishing paper, a tea light and a link to exclusive Lantern Festival content made available only for Lantern-at-Home participants.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. For more information, visit morikami.org or call (561) 495-0233.

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will proceed Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in a scaled-back version with strong safety measures in place to protect public health.
The Boat Show will require everyone to wear face masks and will have more entry points along with a designated guest-circulation system. There will be touchless ticketing, constant disinfection of highly used surfaces and the use of thermal imaging to take temperatures of those entering the show area. More info at www.flibs.com

58th Annual Delray Affair goes Virtual 2020

Browse through aisle after aisle of vendors from the comfort of your home.  You’ll find a diverse array of artwork, digital media, glasswork, clothing and more via:


The 59th Annual Delray Affair is expected to return April 9-11, 2021. Visit DelrayAffair.com as we get closer to the date.

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.

Sunfest 2020 Canceled




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