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Fort Lauderdale Events

Always Something
Going On

Fort Lauderdale knows how to throw a party, and we love it when our guests join in on all the fun. With 365 days of sunshine a year, there’s always something worth celebrating under the swaying palms.

Art Fort Lauderdale

January

This destination art fair seeks to highlight the uniqueness of the city and put Fort Lauderdale on the art world map as a premiere location to view, interact with and purchase art. Art Fort Lauderdale gives art aficionados, residents and visitors a cultural experience that is memorable, interactive and engaging.

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Miami Boat Show

February

Experience some of the biggest days in boating at the Miami Boat Show. The show features the finest collections of both power boat and sailing products, all in one single nearby location!

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SoBe Food & Wine Festival

February

The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) is a national, star-studded, five-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities.

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Miami Winter
Music Conference

March

Now officially a part of Miami Music Week, the new WMC will now offer two distinct segments targeted at industry professionals as well as music consumers looking to learn more about this exciting industry and the music, technology, and culture that powers it.

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Coral Springs Festival
of the Arts and Crafts

March

Visit this bustling outdoor celebration of creativity and craftsmanship to see life-size sculptures, artisan jewelry, paintings, ceramics, live entertainment, and so much more.

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Tortuga Music Festival

April

Held on the white sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in a beautiful oceanside setting, Tortuga Music Festival is a 3-day, multi-stage music festival featuring some of the biggest names of country, rock and roots music.

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The Stonewall Pride
Parade and Festival

June

Celebrate Gay Pride month in Fort Lauderdale at this exciting festival off of Wilton Drive. Wear your best rainbow clothing and enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, and other prideful outdoor festivities!

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Caribbean Village Festival

June

Taking place in Miramar, this extravagant celebration showcases the vibrant art and culture of the Caribbean diaspora. Whether you prefer jamming to reggae music or sampling pelau, experience the spirited traditions from a multitude of island nations at this annual bash.

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The 4th of July Spectacular

July

From an outstanding fireworks display to Independence Day festivities that are fun for the whole family, Las Olas Boulevard is your go-to destination for a 4th of July to remember. Beach games, live music, and a hot dog eating contest are just a few of the best highlights!

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Riverwalk
Fort Lauderdale
Fall Festival

September

This free event - taking place at Esplanade Park on the Riverwalk route - features fall-themed games, live entertainment, tasty autumn treats, and more. Bring the whole family (including dogs on a leash) and participate in the festive waterside fun.

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October - November

Fort Lauderdale’s International Boat Show is one of the most anticipated events in the area. As one of the best boating showcase events in the country, this event showcases all types of vessels - everything from sport fishers to canoes - and is a hugely popular spectacle for expert boaters and novices alike!

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Riptide Music Festival

November

This annual beach festival off of Seabreeze Boulevard brings together a lineup of Alternative Rock’s latest and greatest. Get tickets and groove to over 30 bands, ranging from rising talent to the genre’s biggest names.

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