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 two-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 2024 and beyond.

Coming in 2024
Dine Out Lauderdale
August 1 - September 31
Timpano

From August 1 through  September 31, Dine Out Lauderdale will serve delicious bites, creative cocktails, and innovative gastronomic experiences. Stay tuned for more details! 

FemAle Brew Fest
September 14 

Tarpon River Brewery

Returning September 14th to Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Oceanside Park, FemAle Brew Fest is for all beer lovers. Highlighting female beer experts and brewers, you can learn about and taste what they’ve got brewin’ while grooving to the sounds of DJ LaTrice Perry! Over 15 breweries, including local favorites like Cove Brewery, will be on tap. Bring your adorable pups – yes, this event is pet- friendly – and enjoy good company and great beer. A portion of the proceeds benefits Abandoned Pet Rescue, Inc. 

Get your tickets here.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) 
October 30 - November 3

FLIBS

The world's largest in-water boat show is back, 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 allows marine enthusiasts to explore the performance, design, technology, and architecture of 1,300-plus boats.

Get your tickets here.

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
December 14

Winterfest Boat ParadeKnown as the “Best Show on H20,” the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade offers locals and visitors a unique holiday experience. This one-of-a-kind parade features boats of all sizes adorned with holiday lights and decorations, navigating a 12-mile route along Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway. Plus, with over a million spectators along the parade route, this is one holiday extravaganza you won’t want to miss!

Get your tickets here starting in August. 

 

2025 Events & Festivals
Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival
January 13-19

Visit Lauderdale Food and Wine Festival

Indulge in some of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s best bites and sips during the sixth 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. 

Stay tuned for more details and ticket sale information.

SEAGLASS: A Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience
Dates To Be Announced

Seaglass: A Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience

Put on your rose-colored glasses for a distinctive event that offers guests a look into the world of rosé wines.

More details to come. 

Florida Renaissance Festival
February 1 - March 22 (Weekends Only)

Florida Renaissance Festival

Take a trip back in time at the 33rd 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. 

Ticket information coming soon.

Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival
March Date To Be Announced Soon
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.

Tortuga Music Festival
April 4-6, 2025

Tortuga Music FestivalEnjoy an unforgettable beach weekend experience that pairs music with meaning at Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival! Raising awareness for marine conservation, this three-day, multi-stage music festival is held on the white sands of Fort Lauderdale Park and features the biggest names in country, rock, and roots music. 

Fort Lauderdale Air Show
May 2025 Dates To Be Announced

Fort Lauderdale Air Show - Thunderbirds

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.