City of Fort Lauderdale - Special Events
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America
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Special Events


Jazz Brunch Logo

Sunday Jazz Brunch

First Sunday of every month at Riverwalk from 11 am to 2 pm. (Broward Center for the Performing Arts to DDA Plaza.)

FREE ADMISSION


Annual Events


St. Patrick's Logo

Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

FREE ADMISSION


Great American Beach Party

Great American Beach Party

Join us Saturday, May 24, 2014 for the 5th Annual Great American Beach Party on Fort Lauderdale Beach. More information coming soon.

FREE ADMISSION


Starlight Musicals

Starlight Musicals - Starts June 6!!

Holiday Park comes alive with this outdoor Friday night summer concert series. Starlight Musicals always features an exciting line up of bands.

FREE ADMISSION


David Deal Playday

David Deal Playday

David Deal Playday was introduced in 1953 and today it has grown into a weeklong summer celebration with multiple events including a golf tournament, a teen concert, basketball tournaments, a jazz concert, a boxing tournament, a championship swim meet and of course, the legendary David Deal Playday Kids Day. All Playday events are free and open to the public with the exception of the Playday Golf Tournament.

FREE ADMISSION


4th of July

4th of July Spectacular

The 4th of July Spectacular features a patriotic extravaganza with a kids zone, live music, and a dazzling fireworks on Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.

FREE ADMISSION


Big Toy & Truck Extravaganza

Big Toy & Truck Extravaganza

Calling kids of all ages! Children, teens and adults will have an opportunity to view, climb and operate a fire engine, fire-rescue and ladder trucks, a front loader, SWAT and bomb squad vehicles, bucket trucks, a school bus, marine patrol boat, electric cart and more.

FREE ADMISSION


Big Toy & Truck Extravaganza

Halloween Events

Have a spooktackular Halloween as the City of Fort Lauderdale will transform into a world of folklore as princesses, superheroes, pirates, ghosts, goblins and more fill the streets celebrating at one of our several events suitable for the entire family!


Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings

Enjoy free holiday cheer and fun for the entire family with several free events to help celebrate this holiday season!


Downtown Countdown Revellers

New Year's Eve Fort Lauderdale Orange Bowl Downtown Countdown

Touted as one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in Florida, this y free street festival is full of fun and excitement for both children and adults. Revelers will crowd downtown Fort Lauderdale along S.W. 2nd Street between S.W. 2nd Avenue and S.W. 5th Avenue to wait with anticipation for the lighted ball to drop at midnight. The spectacular celebration will feature a variety of activities for the whole family and kids can enjoy the early ball lighting and countdown at 7:00 p.m. The festivities for kids include bounce houses/inflatables, face painting and games, contests and dancing with the DJ. Then live music kicks off at for the adult crowd and the magnificent ball drop at midnight!

FREE ADMISSION