1:00pm 1:00pm

FTL Craft Beer Summer Games



It will be a day of festivities bringing local breweries, international-inspired food trucks and vendors to delight the likes of most!! This event will be a free Olympic-Style Festival dedicated to highlighting the Craft Beer Industry and emphasizing our area’s ongoing effort showcasing it as the best place to live, work and play! The Craft Beer Summer Games will bring a total of 20 Teams comprised of craft breweries and local businesses to compete for GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE medals in fun, interactive and competitive games with a boozy twist, of course!!

This event will feature classic competitive games such as Relay Races (i.e. Keg Haul, Beer Balance, Sack Race); Giant Beer Pong, Tug-of-War; Mini-Cycle Obstacle Course, Sumo Wrestling, Beer Chug, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga and other exciting and captivating games which are sure to inspire a good time for all! A panel of independent judges from the fitness industry will be judging the competitions. Additional event features will include a Craft Beer Village, where VIP Patrons may sample from local breweries and restaurants and receive a swag bag commemorating their participation as VIP’s! In an ode to the event’s “olympic-style flair,” there will be a international gastronomic variety of food trucks sure to delight the most discriminate palates. The BEST CRAFT BREWERIES - OLYMPIC STYLE COMPETITIONS - GOOD FOOD - GREAT VENDORS - LIVE MUSIC and ULTIMATELY A FABULOUS GOOD TIME!! 


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Smoke on the Water

June 10 |11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Esplanade Park
Join Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale for the Fifth Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast & Competition. The event is FREE to attend and open to all ages. Enjoy BBQ items starting at only $5, live music, cold beer, and fun activities for the whole family at Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast! Local pitmasters will be competing to become the named "Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast Champion." 

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6:30pm 6:30pm

Riverwalk Burger Battle™ VIII

Get ready for Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale’s BURGER BATTLE™ VIII, brought to you by
This year’s battle will take place at Huizenga Plaza on
Saturday, May 20, 2017  4 – 7 pm. 

This sizzling event will pit top restaurants and burger joints against one another as they show off their creative juices and grilling skills to 1200+ guests along the scenic New River. The afternoon will include a Burger Eating Contest Sponsored by Stevens & Goldwyn, P.A., , live music, cold beer, quality cocktails, refreshing wines 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.

In addition to the unlimited burger tasting, all event goers will be treated to a French-Fry Bar. Each guest will receive three drink tickets than can be used for beer stations supplied by Stephens Distributing to wash down all of those burgers..

Who will take the Trophy? A team of restaurant industry judges will award the custom Riverwalk Burger Battle™ trophy and guests will also select a Fan Favorite with their Burger Battle Chip.

American SocialBurger CrazeBokampersMargaritavilleBRGR StopTucker Duke’s LunchboxHard Rock Cafe,  Hollywood, FLMetro DinerPincho FactoryBig City TavernMarina 84Red Rock OasisRumors


Tickets on sale NOW…until they sell out!!!

$  45.  General Admission includes 16 Burger Samples, 3 Drink Tickets & French Fry Bar

$125.  VIP Admission ~ a one of a kind VIP burger experience: VIP admission for 1, INCLUDES: early admission to the event at 3:30pm, unlimited burger samples from all burger contest contenders and the french fry bar; specialty VIP bites only available in the VIP area from Bar Red Beard; full open bars and beer tastings; specialty tables and seating.

$1250. Slider Sponsor ~ INCLUDES – VIP admission for you and 9 of your closest friends, co-workers or clients; early admission to the event at 3:30pm, unlimited burger samples from all burger contest contenders and the french fry bar; specialty VIP bites only available in the VIP area; full open bars and beer tastings; specialty tables and seating; sponsor logo on webpage; space allocated to hang a banner at the event; table signage with your company or group’s name on your reserved table. 


For more information or sponsorship opportunities contact Cristina at 954-468-1541ext.205|

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Debbies' Dream Foundation: Dream Makers Gala

Debbie's Dream Foundation is celebrating the 8th anniversary of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer at our 8th Annual Gala. The event will start with a cocktail hour and an amazing silent auction, followed by dinner, awards, live auction, dancing, and yummy dessert. Don't miss out on the chance to attend the biggest event of the year!

Location:  The Diplomat Beach Resort
                 3555 S. Ocean Blvd
                 Hollywood, FL  33019

Time: 7:00pm - 12:00am
          Cocktail Attire

Co- Chairs: David Kubiliun and Stephen Greenberger

Award Recipients:

Royal Poinciana Community Leadership Award
Greenspoon Marder

Excellence in Communications Award
Willard Shepard - NBC 6

Dream Makers Humanitarian Award
Susie Bond - Brick America

Dream Makers Humanitarian Award
Donald Zelman, MD

Tree of Life Medical Award
David Ilson, MD, PhD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Young Philanthropist Award
Brittany Gendler - Western High School

DDF has a discounted room rate available. Reservations can be made by mentioning Debbie's Dream Foundation when calling 855-689-2911.

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7:30pm 7:30pm

Las Olas Food & Wine Festival

Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

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 21, 2017, 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 45 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 22nd Annual Las Olas Wine & Food Festival is brought to you by Breakthru Beverage, William Hill Winery, New Amsterdam, and Woodford Reserve.

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Alligato Ron's WingFest 2017

Alligator Ron's WingsFest 2017 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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Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest

This event is a free family festival dedicated to Riverwalk’s ongoing efforts to bring attention to our area highlighting it as the best place to LIVE, WORK and PLAY!  The Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest 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!


The goal of this event is to bring together residents, visitors and local businesses for a festive afternoon of tacos, brew and family activities to raise awareness of our community and all the great things it has to offer.  The mission of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is “to build and nurture a vibrant community connected by the New River.”  Fort Lauderdale’s Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest is focused on fostering community relations andbringing notoriety to our area, specifically by raising awareness of local businesses, while supporting Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale.  Proceeds from this event will benefit Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and to support the activities of Pets Broward,our Non-Profit partners.

FREE ADMISSION - Fun For The Entire Family!! (Open Access Event)
BEST of THE BEST!  Judges Selection  Taco / Brew
FAN FAVoRITES  Attendees Vote For Favorite Taco / Brew / Booth
Taco Eating Contest  Male & Female Categories
ON-STAGE AWARD PRESENTATIONS  Best of the Best / Taco Contestants
LIVE MUSIC - DJ & Live Band
HEAD HONCHO 21+ VIP SECtion Paid Access / Limited Ticket
CRAFT BEER TASTING Experience Paid Access / Limited Ticket
PET FRIENDLY ZONE - Open Access (Sponsored by Pets Broward)
KIDS ZONE - Open Access

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to Apr 9

Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration

The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) proudly presents the 5th Annual, Award Winning, Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration. Join us on Saturday, April 8th 11AM – 8PM & Sunday, April 9th 11 AM – 6 PM for our FREE event featuring live national band, live performance art, juried fine art vendors and crafters, family activities and seafood galore.

In The Heart Of Downtown Dania Beach, At Frost Park, Experience Two Days Of Fun And Excitement Featuring:
Fresh Delicious Seafood
Live National Band and all day live Music
Culinary Delights from Top Local Restaurants
Fine Arts, Crafters
Local Retailer Booths
Beer & Wine Garden
Magnificent Sand Sculptures
Family Activities, games, and rides
Chef Showcase featuring culinary imaginations and creations
Live Performance Art
And Much More!
The main stage comes alive with a dazzling line-up of entertainers in a variety of scheduled performances you won’t want to miss, ending with a National band entertainer TBA. Plan to stay for the day – bring your lawn chairs and blankets; relax and enjoy exciting entertainment and great food; and stroll through the Fine Arts Treasure Cove and Crafters Island.

With activities for all ages, there will be something fun for everyone in the family. Some of our great attractions will include: The Choo Choo Train, bungee jump ride, Let’s Paint the Fire Truck, an Interactive Art Wall, a Youth Art Competition, and more. Join us to explore your artistic side!

In respect for other visitors, please leave your pets at home.

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6:30pm 6:30pm

22nd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration

The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the 22nd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on Friday, April 7, 2017. The Grand Tasting will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and highlight over 40 South Florida premier restaurants, an array of wine and spirits, assortment of craft beers and a silent auction.

 The Platinum experience includes exclusive access to the Platinum Lounge and early access to the Grand Tasting. Platinum Tickets are $250 ($225 before February 14, 2017). Grand Tasting Tickets are $150 ($135 before February 14, 2017).  All proceeds of the event benefit the Museum.

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8:00am 8:00am

Make a Wish Foundation: Walk For Wishes 5K Walk/Run

Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates more than 285,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends.

By participating, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in your community who battle life-threatening medical conditions.

Every 34 minutes, Make-A-Wish grants the wish of an eligible child in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

A wish experience can truly change a child's life, and so can you

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7:00pm 7:00pm

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

Saturday, March 11th the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our 13th 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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8:00am 8:00am

FT Lauderdale St. Patrick's Parade & Festival

Get ready to paint the town green!  On Saturday, March 11th, 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 2017!

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9:00am 9:00am

Marine Flea Market

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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to Mar 5

29th 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: 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.

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:

“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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2:00pm 2:00pm

Rodeo: Orange Blossom Festival

The University Dodge Orange Blossom Festival Rodeo is celebrating it's 80th year.  The Cowboys and Cowgirls from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Womens Professional Rodeo Association return to "Cowboy Town" - Davie Florida on February 25th and 26th.  Tickets are available now.  Make your plans today.   For more information visit our website at or  We look forward to seeing everyone!!!

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7:00am 7:00am

Tour de Broward for Joe's Kids

History of the Tour de Broward

For the past seven years on a Sunday morning in February, thousands of people have gathered at Miramar Regional Park, united by one common cause - to support Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at its annual Tour de Broward event. Now in its eighth year, the need is greater than ever to raise funds for South Broward's only pediatric hospital, which has become the leading children's hospital in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In Fiscal Year 2016, JDCH cared for children needing 61,607 hospital outpatient visits, 7,455 pediatric surgeries, and 9,538 admissions and observation stays.

What the Tour de Broward Supports

Funds from previous years have supported the hospital's Heart Institute, which provides children with a complete continuum of care from diagnosis to repair of congenital defects and other cardiac dysfunctions. It houses the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, one of only two of its kind in South Florida. Funds have also supported programs for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, helping to improve the lives of many oncology patients and families. However, the need is greater this year because funds raised will help support programs throughout Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, as it aims to grow in the community and continue to expand services.

How You Can Get Involved

Tour de Broward 2017 will feature a variety of events for adults, kids, physically challenged athletes and wounded warriors alike. These events include a 3K Walk & 5K Timed Run; Cycling challenges - 50K and 100K; The Power of Play Kids Zone.

Registration fees range from $10 to $40, depending upon the event and the day you sign up.  Same-day registration is available.

Volunteers are needed to help set up, provide customer service, and tear down after the event.

If you would like to support Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, but can't attend on February 26, 2017, don't worry - you can sign up as a virtual participant (Under Run and Walk Registrations) at the low registration fee of just $19.92.

- See more at:

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7:30pm 7:30pm

Rodeo: Orange Blossom Festival

The University Dodge Orange Blossom Festival Rodeo is celebrating it's 80th year.  The Cowboys and Cowgirls from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Womens Professional Rodeo Association return to "Cowboy Town" - Davie Florida on February 25th and 26th.  Tickets are available now.  Make your plans today.   For more information visit our website at or  We look forward to seeing everyone!!!

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to Feb 26

The 80th Annual Orange Blossom Festival Parade

Saturday & Sunday, February 25 and 26, 2017*  

Festival Times:

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

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6:00pm 6:00pm

Davie Orange Blossom Kick Off Concert

Join us on February 24, 2017 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.

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5:45am 5:45am

Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon

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!!
A1A Marathon
Sunday, February 19, 2017

5:45am (EST) Wheelchair Participants
6:00am (EST) Marathon & Half Marathon participants
Start Line Location:           401 SW 2nd 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.

Pace Teams:

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 4:30am, and run through 1:00pm.


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.

Gear Check:

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.

Runner Perks:

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

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to Feb 12

Swatch Beach Volleybal Major Series Presents: Fort Lauderdale Major

  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Swatch Major Series will open the 2017 FIVB World Tour calendar in spectacular style in February when it makes its long-awaited return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Not since the Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals of 2015 has international action graced the stunning Florida coast, but, from 7-12 February 2017, the world’s greatest players will gather to fight for the first Swatch Major Series title of the season.

It only seems like yesterday when Brazilians Larissa/Talita and Alison/Bruno scooped gold on this very beach in October 2015 – and now both teams will be out to make it back-to-back victories at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.

The Swatch World Tour Finals a year ago was the first international tournament to be held in Fort Lauderdale and given its great success and packed capacity crowds it felt a no brainer to return to this beautiful part of the United States to kick-start another busy season of digging and diving on the sand.

The official hashtag of the tournament is #FTLMajor

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