Great American Beach Party in Fort Lauderdale 2024

When

05/25/2024    
11:00 am - 6:30 pm

Where

Las Olas Oceanside Park
3000 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316

Event Type

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The Great American Beach Party returns to the beaches of Fort Lauderdale with much fanfare on Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. with most activities taking place at Las Olas Oceanside Park. At least 3 bands are on the schedule including Life in Technicolor, a tribute to Coldplay, and two south-Florida based party bands: Miss KYO and the Heartbreakers followed by The Reaxtion Band. Other highlights include a kids zone, a car show, a sand sculpting contest, a tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces, and a parachute jump demonstration by the SOCOM Para Commandos!

Live Music at the Las Olas Oceanside Park Stage

11:00 AM – Noon – Life in Technicolor (Coldplay Tribute Band)
12:00 – 2:00 PM – Miss KYO and the Heartbreakers
4:00 – 6:30 PM – Reaxtion Band

Other activities scheduled

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Sand Sculpting Contest (On Beach North of Las Olas Blvd.)
11:00 AM – 6:30 PM – Classic Car Show (Las Olas Blvd. between A1A & Seabreeze Blvd.)
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Water Slides (On Beach South of Las Olas Blvd.)
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Art Show, Vendors, and Exhibits (Las Olas Oceanside Park)
2:00 – 2:30 PM – SOCOM Para-Commandos Parachute Jump (On Beach South of Las Olas Blvd.)
2:30 – 2:50 PM –  Military Tribute (Las Olas Oceanside Park)
3:00 – 3:30 PM – Walk of Fame Ceremony (Las Olas Oceanside Park)

FREE ADMISSION

Getting There

ROAD CLOSURES – Las Olas Boulevard between A1A and Seabreeze Boulevard will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Northbound A1A traffic may access turnarounds at Poinsettia and Cortez Streets. Southbound A1A traffic may access turnaround at 600 Seabreeze Boulevard. Las Olas Circle is closed north of the Las Olas Garage as well as the southbound lane of Birch Road between Poinsettia and Cortez Streets. Anyone traveling south on Birch Road towards the Garage must detour to Seabreeze Boulevard at Cortez Street in order to head south. Motorists should expect heavy traffic and are encouraged to avoid the area and seek alternate travel routes or transportation.

CITY PARKING LOTS $20 EVENT RATE Honored Until Midnight

FREE BIKE VALET Available from 10 AM – 9 PM on the day of the event

WATER TAXI PICK-UP at DoubleTree Hotel next to Galleria Mall and Stranahan House (Round Trip: $5 per person, $2 seniors)

DOWNTOWN PARKING at Riverwalk Center Garage-150 SE 2nd St. (Registered Residents: $1.50/hour, Visitors: $3/hour)

ON-STREET PARKING at Beach (Registered Residents: $1.50/hour Visitors: $4/hour)

Traffic Advisory

Las Olas Boulevard between A1A and Seabreeze Boulevard will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Northbound A1A traffic may access turnarounds at Poinsettia and Cortez Streets. Southbound A1A traffic may access turnaround at 600 Seabreeze Boulevard. Las Olas Circle is closed north of the Las Olas Garage as well as the southbound lane of Birch Road between Poinsettia and Cortez Streets. Anyone traveling south on Birch Road towards the Garage must detour to Seabreeze Boulevard at Cortez Street in order to head south. Motorists should expect heavy traffic and are encouraged to avoid the area and seek alternate travel routes or transportation.

More Information

Official event website: www.parks.fortlauderdale.gov/special-events/special-events/great-american-beach-party

Updates and discussion via Facebook event page

DIRECTIONS AND ROAD CLOSURES FOR GREAT AMERICAN BEACH PARTY