Official visitor information source for Greater Fort Lauderdale vacations and meetings. A delectable combination of sea, sun, shopping, arts and entertainment. Greater Fort Lauderdale is a sophisticated playground with 33,000 hotel rooms from luxury spa resorts to Superior Small Lodgings. With 23 miles of Blue Wave beaches, the exotic Everglades, 300 miles of inland waterways, year-round sports of all sorts, top dining and shopping at Sawgrass Mills and Las Olas Boulevard. Visit http://www.sunny.org/ for more information!
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Explore Greater Fort Lauderdale's culinary and nightlife scene, including romantic waterfront restaurants, trendy steakhouses, Sunday brunches, sports bars, wine bars and more. Dine Out Lauderdale features the area's top restaurants, chefs and cuisine offering specially-created, three-course menus at a $35 fixed price. Enjoy the very best of Greater "Fork" Lauderdale and discover the mouthwatering ingredients that make dining here so LauderLicious.
For more on these restaurants and fine dining in Greater Fort Lauderdale, visit our dining section at www.sunny.org/restaurants.
Bold and vibrant paintings, contemporary and whimsical art, life-size sculptures, photography and jewelry are among the original works of art that transform Las Olas Boulevard into an outdoor art gallery three times a year. The Las Olas Art Fair, ranked among the top art festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine, returns the first weekend in March to captivate and thrill art enthusiasts and collectors. These premier juried shows are highly anticipated by locals and tourists alike for the vast array of art on display and for sale.
The drama, color and excitement that define the art fairs are palpable along Las Olas Boulevard betw
en S.E. 6th Avenue and S.E. 11th Avenue where the artists line both sides of the street with their professional display booths. The Fort Lauderdale Art Fair features the finest artists in the country and exceptional local and regional artists with unique work appealing to a wide variety of tastes and budgets.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30-Nov 3, 2014. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats and sea vessels 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.
Covering six locations and over 3 million square feet of space, the show's tra
sportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily navigate the boat show and its expansive waterways system.
- See more at: http://www.showmanagement.com/fort_lauderdale/event/#sthash.Dzwedb1O.dpuf
The Film Festival is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the development of quality film programs, film educational programs and the development of the workforce of professionals for the film industry within the Southeast Florida area.
Over 40,000 people gather on Las Olas Boulevard each year to celebrate the unofficial start to the winter season. The experience is a rare winter wonderland snow showers down from the rooftops, children climbing snow mounds, and skating on a built in Las Olas ice rink. Local choirs fill the air with the sounds of the holidays from different stages while strolling carolers delight the crowd who fill their bellies with delicious hot drinks and sweets!
Florida Renaissance Festival
February 07, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Suspended Between Myth and History: Browse through our enchanted crafts Village where over one hundred merchants and artisans demonstrate and sell their wares. Behold glass blowing, hammered pewter, wooden toys, unique pottery, clothing and a wealth of other riches. Applaud Hundreds of Performers, not only on our twelve stages but literally all around you. Sword fighters, minstrels, magicians, wenches and more. For all the world's a stage. Cheer Battling Knights, as they mount their steeds, lower their visors, aim their lances and charge at full tilt, thrice daily. Feast on Hearty Food fit for a King! Visit the Pub and toast to the Royal
Court with a tankard of ale or cider. Hip! Hip! Huzzah! Play Games of Chance and games of skill which challenge both young and old alike...archery, the test of strength, Jacob's Ladder and more. Weekends only. 10am-sunset.
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!!
The free St. Patrick's Parade and Festival has quickly grown into one of Fort Lauderdale's largest and most anticipated events, attracting spectators to the streets of downtown for a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things Irish. This year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever, highlighted by a colorful parade, live music, great food and outstanding entertainment.
Seminole Tribe of Florida will present a reenactment of the Second Seminole War at the Big Cypress Shootout at Billie Swamp Safari located between Fort Lauderdale and Naples, on the Big Cypress Reservation just north of I-75 (Alligator Alley) Exit 49. TICKETS: $10 adults, $6 children 12 and under.
The battle reenactments honor the Seminole’s struggle and sacrifice to remain in their homeland and will feature authentic weapons, soldier and warrior attire and tactics typical of the Second Seminole War.
The three-day event will also include music, Seminole food, Seminole and pioneer artisans, tomahawk throws, primitive archery competition, Se
inole Stomp Dancing, authentic Seminole and soldier camps, venomous snake shows and alligator wrestling. “Period settlers” from around the country will hew wood, iron and silver crafts and depict trading techniques from the Seminole war era. Musical guests include: Okefenokee Joe, Benjamin Dehart (The Cracker Tenor) and Tim Charron.
Annual jazz festival that takes place every March in Miami Garden's Sun Life Stadium. Along with jazz musicians, the festival also features R&B, Neo-Soul, and world beat artists.
Coral Springs Festival of the Arts
March 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Celebrate this phenomenal collective event that combines fine artists, craft market exhibitors, and musical entertainment together in one amazing space. This spectacular event is held in a great location in Coral Springs, FL that will maximize your sales by bringing in expansive crowds. The Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts receives exceptional support from the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee, Mayor,and City Council, as well as local company sponsors. Take advantage of this highly profitable show and be a part of this year's event.
The Florida Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old horses held annually at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida on the Saturday closest to the end of March or the first of April. Added to the racing schedule in 1952, the Grade 1 race is run at 1⅛ miles on the dirt for a purse currently set at $1 Million.
Winners of the Florida Derby usually go on to compete in the Kentucky Derby.
Showcasing a sequence of spirits, wine or beer with food pairings, each bound to delight, educate and entertain guests and their palates. The highlights of the evening are tastings from nearly 50 of South Florida’s leading restaurants, and a vast array of wines and spirits from around the world courtesy Southern Wine and Spirits, the beverage sponsor as well as craft beers.