Greater Fort Lauderdale Annual Events & Festivals

Bites, Sips & Thrills for Everyone Under the Sun

No matter the time of year, Greater Fort Lauderdale always has fun in store. From a mouthwatering month-long dining event to a five-day luxury boat show, there are plenty of annual events and festivals sure to delight everyone under the sun. Read on for what to look forward to in 2023 and beyond.

Coming in 2023

Dine Out Lauderdale Restaurant Month
August 1- September 30

From August 1- September 30, Greater Fort Lauderdale restaurants will offer three-course meals for $45, $55, and $75. In addition to delicious prix fixe meals at incredible prices, visitors and residents alike can enjoy sweets and treats, brunches, happy hour specials, and exclusive culinary experiences throughout August. Dine Out menus and program offerings will be available for the first time ever through a convenient mobile digital pass.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) 
October 25-29

The world's largest in-water boat show returns for its 64th year, covering nearly 90 acres and three million square feet of exhibit space. The five-day event, with show locations at seven venues throughout Fort Lauderdale, will feature educational seminars, a Superyacht Village, aquatic demonstrations in the AquaZone, and more. The annual gathering provides marine enthusiasts an opportunity to explore the performance, design, technology, and architecture of 1,300-plus  boats.

Get your tickets here.

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
December 16
Evening Lights Of The Ft. Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade

Known as the “Best Show on H20,” the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade offers a unique holiday experience. Now in its 52nd year, the aquatic parade features boats of all sizes adorned with holiday lights and decorations, navigating a 12-mile route along Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway.

Get your tickets here


2024 Events & Festivals

Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival
January 8-14

Indulge in some of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s best bites and sips during the fifth annual Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival. This week-long celebration showcases renowned and emerging chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, and local hotspots, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The Grand Tasting, scheduled for January 13th, offers unlimited food and beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations, and live music on the beach.

Get your tickets here.

SEAGLASS: A Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience
February 2-4, 2024

Seaglass: A Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience

Put on your rose-colored glasses for a distinctive three-day event that offers guests a look into the world of rosé wines. On Fort Lauderdale Beach, with the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, SEAGLASS will present more than 30 varieties of rosé wines, spirits, and craft brews complemented by delicious culinary options. Proceeds benefit AutoNation’s DRV PNK initiative.

More details to come. 

Florida Renaissance Festival
February 3 - March 24 (Weekends Only)

Florida Renaissance Festival

Take a trip back in time at the 32nd annual Florida Renaissance Festival. Browse the wares of hundreds of artisan vendors. Behold blown glass, hand-tooled leather, and impressive weaponry modeled after those of the 16th century. Toast to heroic knights with a cold ale, hard cider, mead, or wine. Try your hand at ax throwing or revel in a heart-pumping jousting match. Come and experience the magic of the Renaissance era. 

Get your tickets here.

Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
March 16

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Prepare to paint the town green during Fort Lauderdale’s iconic St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival. This unique event attracts thousands of spectators of all ages, eager to embrace and celebrate all things Irish.

More details to come.

Fort Lauderdale Air Show

Fort Lauderdale Air Show

Experience a thrill like no other during the Fort Lauderdale Air Show at Fort Lauderdale beach. This annual spectacle showcases precision flying teams and military demonstrations, captivating spectators with daring displays of aviation skill.

More details to come.