9 Must-Visit Festivals in Greater Fort Lauderdale
Year-round fun is a way of life in South Florida. Get started with these great events.
Greater Fort Lauderdale is buzzing with festivals that take place throughout the year. Here are just a few you won’t want to miss:
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A two-day event held in Fort Lauderdale, this celebration includes international acts, delicious food, family fun and more. The 2021 celebration was the 10th anniversary of the event.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The annual showcase of boats and yachts of all sizes – 62 years and running – typically takes place in October. It’s billed as the largest in-water boat show in the world.
Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
Canceled in 2021, the festival will return April 22-24, 2022, with live music on three stages, seafood dishes galore, boat displays, and arts and crafts booths.
Las Olas Wine and Food Festival
Every April, culinary dishes from 60 top restaurants in South Florida can be sampled along with offerings from area wineries and breweries.
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale Burger Battle
Canceled in 2021, the battle of the burger restaurants
will return to the Riverwalk area in the spring of 2022
along the New River at Huizenga Plaza.
Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride & Street Festival
About 35,000 participants and spectators arrive in Wilton Manors every June to enjoy the pride parade and an accompanying street festival.
Las Olas Art Fair
In the heart of Fort Lauderdale is Las Olas Boulevard, known as the “jewel of the city.” This spectacular juried art festival, which runs along the beautiful thoroughfare, happens every October.
Riptide Music Festival
Alternative rock bands and music fans gather every November
at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park for a weekend of beachside fun
and great concerts.
Tortuga Music Festival
The dates are Nov. 12-14, 2021, for this popular music extravaganza in Fort Lauderdale, with a scheduled lineup of famed performers, including Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Pitbull and Vanilla Ice.