Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle™ X is on!
The battle of the burger returns to the Riverwalk for the tenth year on Friday, March 29. This sizzling event will pit top South Florida restaurants against one another as they show off their culinary creativity and grilling skills along the scenic New River at Huizenga Plaza.
The evening will include live music, cold beer from Stephens Distributing and Budweiser, quality Jack Daniels cocktails, a french fry bar and plenty of gourmet burger creations while raising funds to support the Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s mission of “building and nurturing a vibrant community connected by the New River.”
Who will take the Trophy? A team of restaurant industry judges will award the custom Riverwalk Burger Battle™ Best Burger trophy and guests will select a Fan Favorite with their Burger Battle Chip. This year’s competition will also include a “Best of the Best” winner from previous “Best Burger” and “Fan Favorite” winners. On this tenth year, all of the competitors will have the opportunity to create their burger masterpiece from any type of meat or NON-meat ingredients.
Release your inner foodie at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting.
A first of its kind to celebrate all of Greater Fort Lauderdale, the Grand Tasting will introduce you to the culinary revolution taking place in the region at a unique downtown setting. Featuring local fare, beverage tastings, cooking demos, live music and art installations from local talent, the Grand Tasting at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival is set to become Broward County’s signature food & wine event.
Get ready to paint the town green! On Saturday, March 16th, 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.
Don’t miss this once a year event featuring amazing deals from over 300 nautical vendors.
Now in its 41st year, The Dania Marine Flea Market is recognized as the largest nautical swap shop in the world.
Come celebrate 41 years of boating bargains. 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 Dania 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!
Dania Marine Flea Market, March 14 – 17, 2019 - The Big Easy Casino, 831 N Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Vouchers may be purchased in person and picked up in the parish office if purchased online from February 4th through February 28th at 4 pm
Amusements of America will once again be setting up an amazing midway this year! Featuring their newest ride the Free Fall! Come experience a 100 foot vertical drop on this spectacular ride!
4-Day Wristbands are available online through February 27th and in the parish office through February 28th at 4 pm. These wonderful wristbands allow you the flexibility to come and go from the event all weekend long and ride an unlimited amount of rides each day, for all 4 days of the carnival! These will not be available at the Carnival, so purchase yours ahead of time to get this great value!
Or SAVE $5 when you purchase your session pass in advance for $20, good for one of the 6 sessions listed below. These are also available through February 27th online and in the parish office through February 28th at 4 pm. Session passes are available at the event for $25 per session.
Thursday, Feb. 28th: 6pm-Close
Friday, March 1st: 6pm-Close
Saturday, March 2nd: 12pm-6pm OR 5pm-Close
Sunday, March 3rd: 12pm-6pm OR 5pm-Close
$50 – 4 day pass – All sessions included, Unlimited rides, Pre-sale Special ONLY
$20 – Single Session Pass
$25 – Single Session Pass at the Carnival
St.Mark Catholic Church
5601 South Flamingo Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
The Pride Fort Lauderdale Beach Festival once again returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, Sunday, Feb. 24, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. The festival includes world-renowned entertainers on TWO stages, more than 100 local and national exhibitors, food court, and of course, the world-class beaches of Fort Lauderdale. This year’s entertainment line-up includes American Idol fan favorite Ada Vox and the incredible Todrick Hall, YouTube personality, American Idol veteran and popular guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The celebration concludes at 7:45 p.m. with a stunning fireworks display on the beach.
Saturday & Sunday, February 23 and 24, 2019*
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sat.)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun.)
Town Hall, 6591Orange Drive
$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
Join us on February 22, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for the Orange Blossom Kick Off Concert at the Old Davie School Historical Museum, 6650 Griffin Road, Davie. The Classic Rock band Rema Dee will be performing live starting at 6:30pm. Admission is FREE and there will be Arts & Craft vendors, bounce house, petting farm and food trucks. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening. So bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy an evening of music.
The Carnival is the largest annual fundraiser and a great opportunity for all families to enjoy several days of fun and fellowship together in a well-organized and affordable family weekend.
Together we can make it a great success! Here are some great ways to support our Carnival:
Purchase ride bracelets in advanced at discounted prices:
Four Day Unlimited Rides: $50
Single Day Unlimited Rides: $20
Single Day Unlimited Ride Bracelet
These bracelets will cost $25 each if purchased at the Carnival, which means there is a savings of $5 for each Single Day Unlimited Ride bracelet purchased through the Pre-Carnival special.
Sponsors will be mentioned in all Carnival advertisement as well as our parish bulletin and as always, all contributions are tax deductible.
Available sponsorship levels are as follows:
St Max Sponsor $ 100
Food Booth $ 200
Silver $ 250
Gold $ 400
Platinum $ 700
Diamond $ 1,000
Tell everyone about it! It's a lot of fun, wonderful rides and amazing food.
Bring your family, friends and neighbors.
Announce it at stores you normally shop, take a flyer or poster and ask if they can put it up.
Buy Raffle Tickets
Sell Tickets to friends, family & neighbors (available at the Church Office)
1 ticket for $2 or 3 for $5.
1st Prize: $ 2,500
2nd Prize: $ 1,500
3rd Prize: $ 1,000
4th Prize: $ 500
Drawings held on Sunday, Feburary 24, 2019
Winners need not be present to win.
White Elephant Sale
Come and Find your next treasure amongst thousands of items in our Air Conditioned Social Hall.
Thursday, February 21 and Friday, February 22 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 23 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, February 24 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
You can donate things to support our White Elephant Sale.
You will have the opportunity to drop off donations at the POD that will be located in the patio between the church and the Social Hall on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. or take them to the office during the week between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm.
NO Outdated electronics or TVs (It costs us money to dispose of old electronics)
NO Big pieces of furniture
Donate Beverages and Homemade Baked Goods
We need lots of Homemade Baked Goods (must be homemade...Please!) and canned sodas (regular and diet).
Sodas (regular & diet):
12 oz cans: Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite
Water: 16 oz bottles
Coffee: Regular or Decaf
Liquor: Wine, Whiskey, Bourbon, Rum, Vodka, Gin, Scotch
Donations to be dropped off in the Church Office or the Baked Goods Booth during the week of the Carnival.
If you need additional information, please contact the Church Office at (954) 432-0206 or send an email to email@example.com
2019 Publix A1A Marathon presented by Colavita
Our Marathon course features 26.2 miles of signature South Florida beauty, loaded with miles of unobstructed ocean views. The fast, flat course is ideal for those looking to achieve Boston qualifying times. If you’re searching for the ideal winter destination running event, then look no further! Run Fort Lauderdale…. Where the Ocean is Your Finish Line!!
Sunday, February 17, 2019
5:45am (EST) Wheelchair Participants
6:00am (EST) Marathon & Half Marathon participants
Start Line Location: 401 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Finish Line Location: 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Course Hours: Both the Full and Half Marathon Courses will be open for 6 hours, from 6:00am – 12:00pm
We ask that all participants be in the runner corrals by 5:40am. Our event features a ‘mass start’. The corrals will be organized according to expected finishing time. Runners are asked to find their place in the corral according to their finishing time. There will be signs in the corral marking the times, i.e. 3:00 hrs., 3:15, hrs., 3:30hrs, etc.
There will be Pace Teams available for the Marathon. The pacers will be located in the Start Line Corral and will be holding signs and balloons with the target pace on it. The Pacers will be organized in 15 minute increments: 3:00 hrs., 3:15 hrs., etc.
Free Shuttle Bus Service:
Both the Marathon & Half Marathon races are Point to Point runs with differing Start & Finish locations. There will be a complimentary shuttle bus service taking both runners and spectators from the Finish to the Start, and vice versa. Shuttle Service will begin at 4:00am, and run through 1:00pm. The Shuttle Bus Stop at the Finish will be directly across from the Finish area, across the A1A street at the intersection of Harbor Drive & A1A, by the Bahia Cabana Hotel, 3001 Harbor Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. The Start Area Bus stop will be at the back of the Start Line corral, at the intersection of SW 2nd Street & SW 7th Avenue of the Arts.
There is plenty of Parking Capacity near the Start Area! We STRONGLY recommend that people arrive by 4:30am to park! There will be some congestion as thousands of cars will be travelling to the area! Please…please, give yourself enough time to park so you are not rushed on race morning. The parking fees will be around $10 at the Start Area.
If you wish to park near the Finish Line on race morning, please arrive as close to 4:30am as possible in order to provide adequate time to get to the Start via the Shuttle Bus. After the race the Shuttle buses will be waiting by the Bahia Cabana Hotel (right by the Finish Area) to take runners back to the Start Line area.
We offer a complimentary Gear Check for our runners, which will be located at the back of the Start Line Corrals. There will be 4 UPS trucks and a staff of volunteers, which will organize the gear check in process. A ticket will be attached to your bag with the corresponding ticket number given to you. Keep your ticket with you while you run. Put it in your pocket, or place it in your shoe by your ankle.
The UPS trucks will drive your checked belongings to the Finish Area, and will be available for pick up at the Southern most end of the South Beach Park.
*** We recommend that you DO NOT check your wallets into a Gear Check bag. Leave your wallet in the car. Runners are responsible for bringing their own Gear Check Bag. We recommend using your Publix Swag Bag that you will receive at the Expo.
Gender Specific Technical Race Shirt
Personalized Bib – if you register before Jan. 1st
Signature beach themed Finisher Medal
Age Group Category Awards for the Top 3 for both Male & Female
Runner Swag Bag
Free Shuttle Service from the Finish to the Start, and vice versa
Post Race Beach Party with loads of food, beverages, beer and live music!!
On-course entertainment with live music
Medals & Awards:
All finishers will receive a signature beach themed medal. We have become renowned for our over the top medal designs. In fact we took home the honor of being the best medal in North America in 2010, 2013 and 2014! The accolade rewarded us for our creativity and unique design.
Age Group Awards:
The awards will be given out based on Chip Time for each age group category for both male & females. Age Groups categories are for each 5 year increment: 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34, etc. all the way up to 70-74, then 75 and older.
Timing & Scoring:
We will be using the Bib Chip System this year. Your timing chip will be affixed to your bib. It is your responsibility to ensure that your bib is worn with the chip attached. No Chip…No Time.
You do not need to return the chip after the race; it can be disposed.
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