Nov
15
to Nov 18

St. Jerome Carnival

The Saint Jerome Fall Festival celebrates family and community during four fun-filled evenings of live entertainment, games, delicious food, and a carnival midway. Bring the whole family and invite your friends and neighbors to the annual fundraising event for wholesome fun in a welcoming environment. This year, the event will be held Thursday, November 15, to Sunday, November 18. What a great way to start the holiday season! The community is invited to join in the Fall Festival fun at the Saint Jerome Catholic Church and School campus, 2601 SW Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The location is east of the I-95 and I-595 intersection, off SR-84. The Fall Festival fundraiser benefits Saint Jerome Catholic Church and School, serving the Fort Lauderdale community with dedication and love since 1961

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Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Day of the Dead Fort Lauderdale

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Get ready for the ninth installment of Ft. Lauderdale’s ever popular and spirited “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead, a festival of remembrance and revelry.  Featuring the Skeleton Processional with 50 giant puppets up to 18 feet tall and more than 2000 skeletons leading the way!

Our ancestors believed that on every 2nd of November, the gateway between Mictlan, the ancient Aztec Land of the Dead, and our world opens so we may celebrate with our lost loved ones for one special time of year.

          This FREE Fort Lauderdale based event, named one of the “Top 10 Day of the Dead Events” in North America by The USA Today, attracts legions of talented skull inspired artists, mariachi musicians, dancers and painted performers, along with crowds of more than 10,000 enthusiastic families and revelers over all of our events.

Event Founder and Master Puppeteer, Jim Hammond stated, “Our mission is to produce a signature event for all ages that maintains and respects the cultural integrity of international Dia de los Muertos traditions.  The Florida Day of the Dead Celebration provides a memory for the dead and a party for the living.”

 

            It all starts at the antique New River Inn where you can experience authentic Ofrendas, altars of remembrance, and sugar skull art exhibits presented by the Fort Lauderdale History Center from 3-8pm. The Celebration continues in Huizenga Plaza at 4pm on Las Olas Boulevard where mask and puppet making, sugar skull face painting, traditional Aztec and Mayan dance performances will be live on the Aztec Stage. Officials from Fort Lauderdale City Commission and General Consulate of Mexico in Miami will formally welcome participants at 6pm.

 

            At 6:30pm, the Skeleton Processional, featuring 50 giant puppets up to 18’ tall and over 2000 skeletons, will follow Mariachi musicians along Fort Lauderdale’s beautiful Riverwalk, culminating at the Folklorico Stage, Craft Crypt and Muertos Street Festival on SW 3rd Ave and Broward Boulevard. Food trucks, traditional dance, interactive street performers, and original indie art and crafts will be available until 11pm.

 From 8pm-midnight on America’s Backyard nightclub stage, experience South Florida’s coolest rock sounds with the return of the Boneyard Bandstand plus this year, we introduce DJ Muertos bringing together late Friday night partiers donned in sugar skull gear until 4am.

          The Florida Day of the Dead Celebration is produced by Puppet Network and supported by our event partners including:  Damn Good Hospitality (Revolution Live, America’s Backyard, Stache), Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, City of Fort Lauderdale, General Consulate of Mexico in Miami, Visit Mexico, and Broward County Cultural Division among many others.  Our generous major sponsors include: Koffee Kult, Red Bull, Modello, Corona,  and iHeartRadio.

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About Florida Day of the Dead Celebration:                    Contact:

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2nd, 2018 -  3-11pm                                          Jim Hammond Ph: 954 560 1028

www.dayofthedeadflorida.com                                Email: info@dayofthedeadflorida.com

                                               

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Oct
31
to Nov 4

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018

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Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017

The Ultimate Boat Show Experience!

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 60th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Oct 31 - Nov 5. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts. FLIBS is exactly where you want to be!
 

 

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Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

CSGB Champions BeerFest Benefiting KID "Kids In Distress"

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DESCRIPTION
Admission Includes: Access to the festival • •Sample Over 100 Beers •Access to Food Trucks •Live Music •Karaoke •Stand-up Comedians and Raffles
VIP ACCESS for Guests 21+ ONLY $45!
Ticket includes: •Access to the Festival •2:00PM Admission •FREE Raffle Ticket •FREE 5oz Sampling Beer Mug
GENERAL ADMISSION for Guests 21+ ONLY $30!
Ticket includes: •3:00PM Admission •Sample Beer from Local / Craft & Home Breweries
Designated Driver Admission Only $10 Ticket includes: • Access to the Festival • FREE Raffle Ticket • Soda or Water
Under 16 Free Admission with • Face Painting • Balloon Animals etc...
Presented by: Broward College and 97.9 WRMF and Carnival Consumer Sales Gives Back Program
Benefiting: Kids in Distress

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Doc Reno's Bacon Blues and Brews

Doc Reno's Bacon Blues & Brews 2018 will be held at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie, FL. This is a one-day festival celebrating ALL THINGS BACON & PORK! Prepare yourself for some Sizzling, Inventive Bacon Dishes prepared by some of the best local restaurants and infamous food trucks, Live Blues Bands and Craft Beers to be served up all day long!

Doc Reno's Bacon Blues and Brews brings beer, bacon and blues fans together for an unforgettable experience that pair's music with an unforgettable meaning to raise awareness and funds for construction fatalities in the state of Florida.

Doc Reno's Bacon Blues & Brews 2018 benefits Construction Angels, Inc. to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the construction industry and to support grief counselors, safety education and public awareness of work zone hazards such as texting, drunk driving and construction dangers.

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Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Davie Pro Rodeo

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If the Davie Arena could talk it would tell some tall stories!!  From the birth of Five Star Rodeo in “1986” to the transition into the Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo in “2007”.  The Nationwide Fame of our Rodeo’s keeps the world travelers as well as the local community, coming back.

We feel we have created the best western entertainment that can be seen, with over 240 sanctioned Rodeo’s during the time frame.  We have seen top livestock as well as the top Cowboys and Cowgirls compete for National Championship points.

In “2009” the Seminole Tribe of Florida became the Presenting Sponsor of the Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo.  In addition a host of National and Local Sponsor’s joined the Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo in ensuring the Southeastern Circuit Finals Rodeo is one of the biggest Rodeo’s in the Nation.

The Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo has shown a commitment to excellence by being nominated two times Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Rodeo of the Year in 2002 and 2004.  The Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo was voted the #1 Rodeo in the State of Florida in 2010.

All of us at the Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo hope to see you and your friends in “COWBOY TOWN” – Davie, Florida.

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Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting and Auction

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This year marks the Silver Anniversary of one of Broward's oldest tasting events of its kind, Ann Storck Center's 25th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction. The most scrumptious night of the year, this evening features a grand assortment of culinary delights made by South Florida’s most creative chefs. It also includes surprise live entertainment, a silent auction, and more.
 
Since its inception in 1993 under the leadership of Mr. Marvin Gutter, ASC's Celebrity Chefs event has garnered a reputation as one of South Florida’s premier fundraising events. Don't miss it!

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Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Las Olas Food & Wine Festival

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Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Time: 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Location: Las Olas Boulevard, between S.E. 6th Avenue and S.E. 11th Avenue

Over 20 years ago, the first Las Olas Wine & Food Festival took place to benefit the American Lung Association.

This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018, where more than 2,000 attendees will come together to enjoy the fantastic culinary talents of
South Florida while raising money for a good cause. Guests will sip, sample, and enjoy dishes from 70 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and more than 40 wineries, spirits brands, and breweries. This year will be one for the ages as Las Olas Wine & Food Festival gets a brand new look and is infused with more fun and excitement.

The 23nd Annual Las Olas Wine & Food Festival is brought to you by Stephens Distributing.

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Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest

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FREE ADMISSION - Fun For The Entire Family!!

(Open Access Event)

IME: 1PM - 6PM

nd annual Ft. Lauderdale Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest 2018 will bring together local restaurants and craft breweries for a challenge that will showcase the best taco culinary skills and brew masters of our area. On this day, the BEST OF THE BEST in the following categories will be selected: 

Best Tabanero-Inspired Taco, Best All Around Taco, Best Brew, Best Booth and Fan Favorites!

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Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Alligator Ron's WingFest 2018

Alligator Ron's WingsFest 2018 is held at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie, FL. This is a one-day battle of the best chicken wings and sauces from some of the best local restaurants in town, with celebrity judging, chicken wing competitions and live Rock and Country bands all day long! Alligator Ron's WingsFest brings beer and chicken wing fans together for an unforgettable experience that pair's music with an unforgettable meaning to raise awareness and funds for construction fatalities in the state of Florida.

Alligator Ron's WingsFest benefits Construction Angels, Inc. to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the construction industry and to support grief counselors, safety education and public awareness of work zone hazards such as texting, drunk driving and construction dangers.

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Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

Hollywood Salsa Fest

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For the past five years The Hollywood Salsa Festival and its founders Melina Almodovar and Cristina Moinelo have dedicated themselves to the mission of keeping Salsa Music alive and well in our society by dedicating one day a year in the beautiful city of Hollywood, Florida at Arts Park at Young Circle to celebrating and enjoying salsa music in all its forms. We welcome all of you salsa fans to our world of rumba, clave, and guaguanco for our 5th anniversary festival on Saturday, April 7th 2018, 5:00 pm at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood FL. This event is free for all that want to enjoy the wonders of Salsa Music in all its forms Orchestras, dance performances, djs and more.

Por los ultimos cinco años el Hollywood Salsa Festival y sus fundadoras Melina Almodovar y Cristina Moinelo, se han propuesto la meta y la misión de celebrar y mantener viva la música y el género de la salsa en todas sus formas en nuestra sociedad, dedicando un día al año en la bella ciudad de Hollywood, Florida en su parque Arts Park at Young Circle a la música salsera que amamos tanto. Los invitamos a nuestro mundo salsero de rumba, clave, y guaguancó el sábado, 7 de abril, 2018 a las 5:00pm en el parque Arts Park at Young Circle en Hollywood, Florida para gozar de nuestra música y nuestras raíces Latinas. Este evento es totalmente gratis para todos los que desean difrutar en grande de nuestra cultura y música salsera en todas sus formas; Orquestas, presentaciones de baile, djs y mucho mas.

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Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Seahawk Festival

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The first-ever Broward College SEAHAWK FESTIVAL
brought to you by Brightline®
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018

Gates open at 6 p.m.
Performances start at 7 p.m.

Featuring internationally-known DJs
WALSHY FIRE and Miami's own IRIE.
The festival will be headlined by hip hop luminary WYCLEF JEAN.

General Admission $25.
VIP Admission $50.

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Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

Hollywod St. Patricks Day Parade

 The countdown has begun! Celebrate the Emerald Isle with the St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival on Hollywood Boulevard & Harrison Street in Downtown Hollywood, Florida on Sunday, March 11th, 2018!  Each year the City of Hollywood and Hibernians of Hollywood team up to host this annual, free celebration of "all things Irish." This year’s parade and festival will run from noon to 6:00 p.m.  Traditional Float Parade The parade begins at 1 p.m. and will take place on Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street between 19th and 21st Avenues. Radio personality Footy will emcee the parade featuring dozens of floats, local marching bands, spectacular bagpipe and drum corps including the famous New York Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps, and a scheduled appearance by the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales!  Parade Grand Marshal: James Lawless  Live Entertainment Featuring UV - U2 Tribute Show (Stage at Hollywood Boulevard and 19th Avenue)  Irish Food & Drink Downtown restaurants will be offering festival specials including Irish favorites like Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie and green-colored drinks!  Parking $10 event parking in City-operated garages and additional parking will be available in marked lots throughout Downtown. A designated ride share drop off/pick up area will be at the Bank of America building at 1900 Tyler Street.

The countdown has begun! Celebrate the Emerald Isle with the St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival on Hollywood Boulevard & Harrison Street in Downtown Hollywood, Florida on Sunday, March 11th, 2018!

Each year the City of Hollywood and Hibernians of Hollywood team up to host this annual, free celebration of "all things Irish." This year’s parade and festival will run from noon to 6:00 p.m.

Traditional Float Parade
The parade begins at 1 p.m. and will take place on Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street between 19th and 21st Avenues. Radio personality Footy will emcee the parade featuring dozens of floats, local marching bands, spectacular bagpipe and drum corps including the famous New York Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Corps, and a scheduled appearance by the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales!

Parade Grand Marshal: James Lawless

Live Entertainment
Featuring UV - U2 Tribute Show (Stage at Hollywood Boulevard and 19th Avenue)

Irish Food & Drink
Downtown restaurants will be offering festival specials including Irish favorites like Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie and green-colored drinks!

Parking
$10 event parking in City-operated garages and additional parking will be available in marked lots throughout Downtown. A designated ride share drop off/pick up area will be at the Bank of America building at 1900 Tyler Street.

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Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Miramar: A Sip of Wine... A Taste of Heaven

Saturday, March 10th the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our 14th Annual "A Sip of Wine, A Taste of Heaven," at the Miramar City Hall Complex, Miramar, FL.

This wine and food event is one of the community"s highlights and we are thrilled to introduce you to this exciting signature event. All who attend are in for a fun-filled evening of food and wine tasting, prizes, and silent auction.

 The success of the fundraising efforts and programming depends greatly on the support of our business community

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Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

FT Lauderdale St. Patrick's Parade & Festival

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Get ready to paint the town green!  On Saturday, March 10th, the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival returns to the streets of downtown featuring fun and excitement for the entire family! This free event has quickly grown into one of Fort Lauderdale’s largest and most anticipated festivals, attracting thousands of spectators for a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things Irish. Please follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information as we plan for a fantastic 2018!

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Mar
1
to Mar 4

30th Annual Carnival in the Ranches - ST. Mark Church and School Carnival

January 10, 2017…The community is invited to attend Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church’s 29th Annual “Carnival in the Ranches”, Thursday, March 2nd thru Sunday, March 5th, at 5601 S. Flamingo Road in Southwest Ranches.  Enjoy the midway, the International Food Tent, a four-day indoor garage sale, musical entertainment and games for all ages.  Discounted Ride Session Passes are $20 per session or $50 for a four-day wristband and may be purchased beginning February 13th until March 1st  in the Parish Office. Check with us in February for possible online payment option new this year! For more information, please email: carnival@stmarkparish.org or call 954-473-4495.

Garage Sale Hours in the Air Conditioned Parish Center: Thursday, March 2 (4 pm- 8 pm), Friday, March 3 (4 pm- 8 pm), Saturday, March 4 (8 am – 8 pm), and Sunday, March 5 (8 am – 2 pm).
Midway rides from Amusements of America including Gravitron, Sizzler, Pharoah’s Fury, Fireball and Ring of Fire,  in addition to many others.
International Food Tent:  Meals and treats from around the globe – Irish, American, Latin, Mexican, Italian, Caribbean, Funnel Cakes, Chicken Wings, Hot Dogs, our Snack Shack, Soda and Ice Cream booths. Adult beverages are available at the Irish Pub, and other locations.
Carnival session passes available at the door:  $25 per Ride Session – Thursday and Friday from 6pm-close; Saturday from 12noon-6pm and 6pm – close; and Sunday 12noon – 6 pm, and 6 pm – close.
PURCHASE BY MARCH 1st AT $20 PER SESSION FOR A 20% DISCOUNT!!! OR SPEND THE WEEKEND WITH US FOR UNLIMITED RIDES AT $50 FOR 4-DAY WRISTBAND-ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL MARCH 1ST!

Raffle: Ticket $1.00 each – A Book of Tickets (12) for $10.00.
Drawing: Sunday, March 5 at 9:45 pm

Grand Prize – $2,000 Cash, 2nd Prize – $1,000 Cash, Four (4) 3rd Prizes – $500 each

 

Sponsorships and/or vendor spaces available:  please download the forms from the St. Mark website:   http://www.carnival.stmarkparish.org

“With one of the largest Midways locally available, with over 25 rides and many games to choose from, there is plenty to keep adults and children of all ages entertained! And our International Food Tent provides flavorful variety for a weekend of fun,” said Ann Haeflinger, Carnival Chair and parishioner.

Enjoy the fun at the 29th Annual Carnival in the Ranches at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 5601 S Flamingo Road in Southwest Ranches.

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Mar
1
to Mar 4

Marine Flea Market

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The Dania Marine Flea Market is recognized as the largest event of its type in the world. Private individuals and corporate vendors sell marine equipment, coral encrusted antiques, used boats, fishing tackle, diving gear, marine artwork and other boating related items in a pleasant, almost party-like, atmosphere. The Dania Marine Flea Market provides the ideal environment for buyer and seller to engage in friendly and, sometimes, intense 'bargaining.' Thousands of boating related items are bought and sold through a system of dickering and dealing at a fraction of their retail value.

When you look through the aisles of the Marine Flea Market, you will find antique ships' clocks displayed next to state-of-the-art electronics. New and used SCUBA gear finds its place in a booth with outboard motors and marine artwork. Need a replacement prop? You can find hundreds - new and used in all sizes at giveaway prices. From anchors (a) to zinc collars (z), there are literally acres of incredible deals and huge savings for the whole family at the Marine Flea Market. Sorry, no pets of any kind allowed!

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Feb
24
to Feb 25

The 81th Annual Orange Blossom Festival Parade

Saturday & Sunday, February 24 and 25, 2018*  

Festival Times:

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sat.)

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun.)

Location:

Town Hall, 6591Orange Drive

Admission:

FREE

Parking:

$5.00 on the festival grounds

 

Festival Both Days

The festival will feature over 250 displays and will take place down Orange Drive from Davie Rd. west to SW 66th Terrace.  This portion of Orange Drive will be closed off during the festival.  Free activities for both days includes an arts & crafts show, fine arts show, musical entertainment, "Cowboy Town", Native American display, animal farm, western carriage display, commerce corner, information displays and green product displays.  There will be a FREE concert on Saturday and Sunday!  There will also be a free kids' corner that includes a bounce house, giant slide, rides and climbing wall.  Admission to the festival is FREE

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