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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Get your FREE 2 for 1 Summer Savings card with more than $2000 in restaurant, spa and attraction values throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale.
See You in September
September 01, 2015 - October 12, 2015
September is a great time to visit Greater Fort Lauderdale. Book your two night stay and receive the third night FREE!* Plus, take advantage of 2 for 1 savings on attractions, restaurants, spas and more with the 2 for 1 savings card. Enjoy some of Broward County and Greater Fort Lauderdale's best restaurants in September during DINE OUT, featuring 3 course meals for just $35.
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.
September is value month in Greater Fort Lauderdale, with special hotel deals. Book two nights at the participating hotels below and get the third night free.
But wait, there's more! Enjoy 2-for-1 spa deals, 2-for-1 offers at attractions, nature activities, watersports, and more with the Summer Savings 2-for-1 card, AND, Dine Out Lauderdale restaurant month!
Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Broward County and its diverse talent and people all weekend long.
The weekend will continue with a sunrise event, followed by family-friendly events all along the 2nd Street corridor, Riverwalk, Huizenga Plaza and Las Olas Blvd. to the beach.
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.
Brazil’s love, passion, rhythm, and excitement are coming together on Oct 17, 2015 at the Pompano Beach Community Park for the 4th year in a roll. 300,000 Square feet of green area with 2 stages, 20 tons of audio and visual, kid’s zone, sitting area, 100 vendors/exhibitors, food and beverage, brazilian local bands, international headliners, many attractions and dancers. On Saturday, Oct 17, you are invited to join Brazil’s Art, Culture, Music and Cuisine at the Pompano Beach Community Park. Because Pompano Beach is Florida’s Warmest Welcome.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Nov. 5 - 9, 2015. 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 transportation
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.
The Broward County Fair will continue our annual tradition this year on November 19 – 29, 2015! Enjoy food, rides, farm animals, and live entertainment. New location! Bring your family and friends to the NEW Broward County Fair location - at Festival Flea Market
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!
60th Annual Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade
December 06, 2015
Imaginative floats, marching bands and creative displays from civic, non-profit and children’s groups all come together with the City to put on this hometown holiday celebration. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for top-notch viewing along the parade route or reserve a table at one of the many seaside restaurants for a complete alfresco experience. Complimentary bleacher seating will be also available at various locations on the sand from Garfield Street to Polk Street with parade announcers stationed across from Charnow Park at Garfield Street and at the Hollywood Beach Theatre at Johnson Street.
44th Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
December 12, 2015
This Fort Lauderdale tradition starts in Downtown, traveling East on the New River and North on the Intracoastal to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach, it’s 12 Miles of the “Greatest Show on H20.” Watch the parade of boats decorated to the max!
Thousands gather along the Intracoastal Waterway every year to celebrate this annual event that starts in Pompano Beach, runs through Lighthouse Point and Hillsboro Beach before ending at Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge in Deerfield Beach. This year the star-studded event will start at Lake Santa Barbara at 6pm.
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 Cour
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.
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.