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Top 20 Fort Lauderdale Florida USA Events and Festivals

Here is a selection of the Top 20 events and festivals, fairs and celebrations (listed in calendar priority) taking place in and around Fort Lauderdale Florida.

Just two of the main Fort Lauderdale Florida events are the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the Florida Renaissance Festival.

See below for a complete list of the main Fort Lauderdale Florida US events and festivals.

Las Olas Art Festival
early January
West Venice Boulevard – Fort Lauderdale, Southeast Florida

Taking place in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, the Las Olas Boulevard, known as the jewel of the city, plays host to the Las Olas Art Festival, attracting more than 150,000 visitors to enjoy the work of more than 350 artists each year, with concentration on everything from oil and watercolor paintings to hand-made jewellery, ceramics, metal and wood sculptures, photography and even stained glass. The Las Olas Art Festival is now considered to be one of the top 20 Fort Lauderdale Florida USA Events and Festivals.

For more information about Las Olas Art Festival visit:

Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show
mid January
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

top floweer and garden eventsin the USACelebrating the growth of orchids, the popular, international Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show has been a popular event since 1957 and today still serves to educate everyone about orchids, to display exotic exhibits of orchids, and to offer a range of orchid-themed fun, from raffles, artwork, competitions, plant and supply vendors, exhibits, and displays. Judges award prizes for best displays and best plants.

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Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon
mid February
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

top marathon events in the USAOne of the main Fort Lauderdale Florida events, the Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon attracts more than 4,000 athletes from throughout South Florida, 40 other USA states and 14 foreign countries to compete in one of the most popular Fort Lauderdale sporting events. The attraction is not only the event itself, but the route and the ocean views as well, and the Publix Health & Fitness Expo taking place at the same time.

To see the home page for the Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon drop in at:

Sistrunk Parade and Festival
late February
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

top african american festivals in the USA USAAttracting thousands of people for over 30 years, the Sistrunk Parade and Festival in the Sunshine State celebrates the achievements of USA citizens of African descent. Fun parts of the celebrations, and event that has become one of the top 20 events in the Fort Lauderdale Florida USA area include a large parade with colorful floats, marching bands, drill teams, and dancing performers, as well as special international cuisine offerings, local and international entertainment, and family oriented activities.

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Florida Renaissance Festival

February and March
Deerfield Beach – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Top Renaissance  Events in the USAAttracting more than a million people, the Florida Renaissance Festival, now celebrating its 22nd anniversary, is a celebration of the wonders of the 16th century complete with hundreds of merchants and more than 100 artisans in the crafts village, over 100 performers on more than 12 stages, Celtic music performances, battling knights charging on horseback and sword fighting, middle-ages food, and even the world's largest rocking horse.

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Wine & Culinary Celebration

end March
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Nominated as one of the "10 Best Annual Fort Lauderdale Events" in 2010 by Gold Coast Magazine, and now considered to be one of the main Fort Lauderdale Florida events, the Wine & Culinary Celebration attracts thousands of visitors with wines from wineries around the world, offerings from more than 40 of South Florida's top restaurants and chefs, as well as a silent auction and special presentations.

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Delray Affair
early April
Delray Beach

A popular event for over 50 years, the Delray Affair Arts and Crafts Street Festival, nicknamed the “Greatest Show under the Sun”, is the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeastern United States featuring over 800 artists and crafters from more than 32 states in the USA and over 14 countries around the world. Displaying pottery, sculpture, jewelry, crafts, art, and photography along 12 city blocks of the palm tree lined streets and two city parks, the Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its presentation of fine art and crafts and more.

Details concerning the Delray Affair Arts and Crafts Street Festival can be found at:


West Palm Beach, Florida

Billed as five days of fun in the sun, the Sunshine State's largest music, art and waterfront festival has been a local tradition for over 25 years. Attracting more than 275,000 guests each year, the festival takes place annually in downtown West Palm Beach on busy Clematis Street and Flager Drive from Banyan Boulevard to Lakeview Avenue. Past artists appearing at Sunfest include Jazz Attack, Ludacris, Todd Rundgren, Robin Thicke, Sean Paul, and Mat Kearney.

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Lauderdale Air Show
early May
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

top airshow events  in the USAOnce known as the Shell Air and Sea Show, the popular, patriotic waterfront Lauderdale Air Show presents its events over the ocean on Fort Lauderdale Beach featuring more than four continuous hours of the nation’s premier military and civilian acts. The best ways to enjoy the Lauderdale Air Show are from, at or near the aerial 50 yard line.

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Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo
3rd weekend in May
Pompano Beach – Near Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Top Fishing Tournaments in the USAA South Florida tradition since 1965, the 2-day, Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo has been a popular attraction for almost 50 years. The event showcases both anglers and spectators in a number of events from an opening party and captain’s meeting, hundreds of anglers taking part in fishing tournaments and a final Awards Party.

About the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, the website is:

Beach Tennis World Cup Tournament
mid - late May
Florida Beach – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Taking place at Florida Beach, the Beach Tennis World Cup Tournament celebrates a sport created more than 30 years ago and welcomes contestants from more than 70 different places in the world to compete for prestige, trophies and prize money in a variety of contests from the Men's and Women's Doubles Open, Men's and Women's Doubles Intermediate, Mixed Doubles, Singles, and Juniors (under 18).

Concerning the Beach Tennis World Cup Tournament the website is:


Unifest Caribbean Celebration
beginning June
Lauderdale Lakes – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A popular attraction for over 17 years, the Unifest Caribbean Celebration pays tribute to 50 years of independence for Jamaica, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago with an abundance of festivities and entertainment including live Caribbean music performances, a mini carnival street parade, offerings of Caribbean cuisine, displays of Caribbean arts and crafts and entertainment for children.

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Family Fun Week
end June
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A special week in which Fort Lauderdale attractions and businesses devote their attentions to families by offering a host of usually free activities from a music night in the park, a movie night on the beach, special walks focussing on sea turtles, sand castle competitions, a scavenger hunt, fishing tournament, yoga lessons and dance lessons on the beach, and a host of events focussing on arts and craft activities for both young and old.

Touching Family Fun Week observe:


Fourth of July Spectacular

4th July
Fort Lauderdale Beach – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

top 4th July celebrations festivals in the USAA whole day of free activities from orchestra concerts, live bands, family beach games and other activities to celebrate America’s independence conclude with a magnificent fireworks display off Fort Lauderdale beach along A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.

Explaining the Fourth of July Spectacular in Fort Lauderdale explore:

Hollywood Beach Latin Festival (HBLF)
mid September
Hollywood Beach Broadwalk – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Attracting more than 40,000 people, the Hollywood Beach Latin Festival is a free event celebrating Hispanic culture with both traditional and folk music performed by internationally renowned performers and top local musicians on two stages. Adding to the fun of the event is the chance to watch and take part in Hispanic dancing, taste Hispanic culinary treats and enjoy Hispanic arts and crafts.

Looking for information regarding the Hollywood Beach Latin Festival (HBLF) see:


Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

late October
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Top Boat Shows in the USAA popular event for more than 50 years, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is one of the Top 20 Fort Lauderdale Florida USA Events and Festivals and is the largest in-water boat show in the world and features the world's largest display of mega-yachts. Located in six different locations in Fort Lauderdale, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show exhibits more than $3 billion worth of a wide variety of boats and sea vessels, from yachts (including super-yachts) and sport-fishers and sailing yachts to inflatables and canoes.

The site concerning the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is:


Las Olas Art Fair

late October
Las Olas Boulevard – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Considered to be one of the top 100 art festivals in the USA, attracting more than 150,000 enthusiasts and over 300 artists, the Las Olas Art Fair features works of art lined along the Las Olas Boulevard including everything from paintings, sculptures, photography, crafted jewelry, pottery and other creations.

Learn more about the Las Olas Art Fair at:


Delray Beach Christmas Tree
early December
Delray Beach Florida

top Christmas tree lightingevent in the USA eventsLaden with more than 15,500 LED lights and a 18-foot tall star at the top, the 100-foot tall Delray Beach Christmas Tree in the Sunshine State sits on the front lawn of the city’s Old School Square. After the official lighting ceremonies at the beginning of December, visitors to the popular atraction can even go to the inside of the tree to enjoy animated elf scenes, and once outside again enjoy the holiday carousel, outdoor ice skating rink, and listen to seasonal music and enjoy Christmas food.

Perfect link concerning the Delray Beach Christmas Tree is:

Seminole Hard Rock
Winterfest Boat Parade

mid December
Fort Lauderdale to Pompano Beach, Florida

Top Boat Shows in the USATop Boat Shows in the USA Recognized by USA Today as one of "Top 20 Parades in the World", the annual Winterfest Boat Parade features more than a 100 brilliantly illuminated boats (a whole variety of different sized and different types of boats) sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Pompano Beach all competing for a number of titles, from Best Overall to Best in Entertainment & Lights, and everything in between.

For more information about the Winterfest Boat Parade visit:

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