6:30 PM18:30

2017 Witerfest Boat Parade

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 6:30PM to 11:55PM
512 NE 3 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

The 46th Annual Holiday Parade- “Broadway on Parade.”

NEW DATE: DECEMBER 9, 2017 starting in the Downtown Area at 6:30 PM

The Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Parade travels East to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. It’s 12 Miles of the “Greatest Show on H20.” The parade takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to view from one location (starting locations stagger as you travel north – please look at the bridge closings on this website).

Private boats to the giant showboats and corporate megayachts will be adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and many other exciting entries expected to be viewed by over one million spectators. Parade highlights: Grand Marshal Showboat, presented by JM Lexus, Galleria Mall Reindeer Barge and the Santa Showboat. Showboats are sponsored by WSVN, Southwest Airlines, South Florida Ford, FPL Jr. Captain, Republic National Distributing, Co., BB&T Dragon and more. Vote for your favorite entry to win on the Winterfest App!

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to Nov 4

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2017

Friday, Nov 3, 7:30pm DOG YEARS at Hard Rock Live

Friday, Nov 3, 9pm OPENING NIGHT PARTY at Hard Rock Live

Hard Rock Live, located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host an all access “Backstage” post-screening reception for guests who attend the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opening night preview. Just beyond the box office doors, the arena that has played host to millions, will become an intimate movie house. Couples, families and friends will enjoy an exclusive soiree where an old-school movie ticket gets you more than a seat in the theater. When the final scene fades from the big screen, the halls where legendary musicians and timeless actors have roamed, come alive. The re-imagined film set will decorate the evening, and fun gourmet twists on traditional movie night bites serve up a satisfying after-party experience. Movie-goers will come together to sip, mingle and share their cinematic journey, anchored by the area’s premier destination for fun and entertainment. What a way to check out a new flick. *Your party ticket includes the 7:30pm Opening Night film DOG YEARS.

Following the film, Burt Reynolds will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award: Part Deux.  We awarded Burt with a Lifetime Achievement in 1991, now, 28 years later, let’s do it again! Special Guest: Burt Reynolds.

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to Nov 5

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017


Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017

The Ultimate Boat Show Experience!

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov 1- Nov 5, 2017. 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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3:00 PM15:00

CSGB Champions BeerFest Benefiting KID "Kids In Distress"

  • Broward College - A. Hugh Adams Central Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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to Oct 29

2nd Annual Seafood Festival, Davie

  • Bergeron Rodeo Grounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Seafood prepared the way it was meant to be, along with great tasting side dishes and plenty of entertainment, fantastic time for the whole family and all of your friends! Put the 2nd Annual Seafood Festival on your calendar now. The Fish, Lobster, and Crabs will be waiting for you at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds!!!

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8:00 PM20:00

Footy's Bubbles & Bones Gala

Footy’s 17th Annual Bubbles & Bones Gala, benefiting Here’s Help, a private non-profit drug rehabilitation facility. Enjoy world-class champagnes and sparkling wines, gourmet chicken wings (hence the name “Bubbles & Bones”), and an exquisite sit-down dinner.

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2:00 PM14:00

October Sausage Fest

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Come join us at our inaugural October Sausage Fest at Esplanade Park. We invite you to think outside of the bun. Expand your sausage horizons past the kid-approved hot dog and delve into the connoisseur’s kryptonite like kielbasa and chorizo. A list of carefully selected vendors will be there cooking up creative and mouth-watering dishes that are sure to impress. There will be music with Two Story Lori and activities for the whole family, and to add to the fun we encourage you to come in your best sausage inspired costume (not mandatory). This FREE event is open to all ages and well-behaved pets (leash required). Feel free to bring your lawn chairs or blankets for an afternoon you won’t forget!

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11:00 AM11:00

DocReno's Bacon, Blues & Brews



Proceeds Benefit Construction Angels

Doc Reno's Bacon Blues & Brews 2017 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 2017 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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1:00 PM13:00

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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11:00 AM11:00

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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6:30 PM18:30

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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7:00 PM19:00

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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7:30 PM19:30

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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11:00 AM11:00

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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11:00 AM11:00

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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6:30 PM18:30

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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8:00 AM08:00

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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7:00 PM19:00

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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