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Fun in the Sun
in fort lauderdale

From boat shows to food festivals, Fort Lauderdale bustles with fun events year-round. Plan your stay to coincide with one of these not-to-be-missed annual events.

jewelry display at an art festival
January

Las Olas Art Festival 

Check out the work of 350 artists at the Las Olas Art Festival. From hand-made jewelry and stained glass to paintings and original photography, this fun festival shines the spotlight South Florida’s finest artists.

Red wine being poured into glass next to cutting board of cheese
February

Florida Renaissance Festival 

Travel back in time to the 16th century at the family-friendly Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park, February 9 - March 24, 2019 from 10:00 am to sunset! Meet artisans, entertainers, and enjoy food and drink fit for royalty.

Two glasses of red wine next to plate of cold cuts
March

Wine & Culinary Celebration 
One of Fort Lauderdale’s best annual events, the Wine & Culinary Celebration attracts thousands of foodies to sip and sample wine and dishes from the top wineries and restaurants in South Florida.

Palm Beach International Boat Show 
One of the country's top five boat shows, the Palm Beach International Boat Show features more than $1 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers, plus seminars, fishing clinics, and more.

dj playing music for a crowd
April

Tortuga Music Festival 

Held on the beautiful white sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, the Tortuga Music Festival welcomes the biggest names in country, rock and roots music for three days of tunes on multiple outdoor stages.

Plane flying with blue sky in the back
May

Lauderdale Air Show 
Get an eyeful of the best sky acrobatics on show at one of the top airshow events in the US. The Lauderdale Air Show showcases the nation’s premier military and civilian acts over the ocean on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Crowd at a concert
June

Seminole Hard Rock Concerts

From pop-rock to R&B, the world's top performers take to the stage at Hollywood's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 

firework display at the 4th of July Spectacular
July

4th of July Spectacular 
Celebrate the 4th in style on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. A full day of free activities, including orchestra concerts, live bands, and beach games, builds up to a fantastic fireworks display along A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.

person cheering at a football game
August

NFL Pre-Season Miami Dolphins 

Gear up for a winning Miami Dolphins season with a pre-season game at the Hard Rock Stadium. 

ice hockey goalie
October

NHL Florida Panthers  

Catch the Florida Panthers, the southernmost team in the NHL, at a home game at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Row of white yacht on water
November

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Boaters flock to the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to see all that's new on and off the water. From runabouts to extraordinary superyachts and everything in between, every kind of craft imaginable is on display. We'll take you there, pick you up and help you arrange a test drive.

Large yachts on water with sun setting in the back
December

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade 
Brilliantly illuminated boats sail from Fort Lauderdale to Pompano Beach in the Winterfest Boat Parade, competing for top honors for best overall to best lights to best entertainment.

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