Greater Fort Lauderdale Annual Events

Namaste! A Grand Indian Art and Food Festival - December 3, 2022

Pompano Beach Amphitheater

Discover the richness of 5,000 year old Indian culture and heritage right here in Greater Fort Lauderdale at the Pompano Beach Ampitheater. Everyone under the sun is welcomed to attend this family-friendly event. The immersive festival features dozens of vendors, artists, workshops, food, and so much more. Start the day with a yoga and mindfulness session lead by an experienced Hatha Yoga teacher, before exploring all the booths and other entertainment. Indulge in flavorful foods as you peruse the festival. 

Audacy Beach Festival - December 3-4, 2022

Riptide Music Festival

We know how to rock, and every December, concert-goers converge on Fort Lauderdale beach for a two-day concert series boasting some of the biggest names in alternative rock. More than 30 bands will perform on three stages from day to night, with headliners including artists like Muse, Jack White, Jimmy Eat World, Phoenix, Yungblud and many other big acts from the past and present.  

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade - December 10, 2022

winterfest boat parade

Known for our nautical style, Greater Fort Lauderdale kicks off every holiday season with an epic boat parade. In its 51st year, the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is a cherished holiday tradition, and family and friends line up along the 12-mile parade route to watch a procession of mega-yachts, barges, and boats adorned with thousands of lights, decorations, and on-board entertainment. The parade kicks off with a fun pre-show of kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders. When the fireworks sound, the boat show lurches forward featuring floating bands, smiles, and waves from celebrities and beauty queens; meaningful moments from a salute to the military to a live nativity scene; and a visit from Santa on his sleigh. 

Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival - January 9-15, 2023

Las Olas Oceanside Park

Boasting an impressive lineup of culinary events, talent and locales, the annual festival is the premier culinary event in Broward County. The festival will culminate in an epic weekend-long festival experience welcoming ‘Everyone Under the Sun’ to indulge in offerings from celebrated restaurants and chefs.

SEAGLASS, The Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience - January 20-22, 2023

Three bottles of Rose Wine in a clear ice bucket

Enjoy a three-day rosé experience second to none. Set on the sands of Fort Lauderdale beach – with the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop – SEAGLASS showcases more than 30 varietals of the world’s finest rosé wines, spirits and craft brews with perfectly paired culinary options throughout the weekend.

IGNITE Broward - January 25-29, 2023

IGNITE Broward 2023

The third annual family-friendly festival showcases 11 spectacular light-based installations by eight artists. For five days and nights, visitors can experience immersive light and sound-based art created by top national and international artists and designers from France, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Large-scale 3D projection mapping, interactive light sculptures and installations will transform two locations in Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach. Admission is free and open to the public.

Art Fort Lauderdale - January 26-29, 2023

Art Fort Lauderdale

A 4-day curated art fair that transports attendees on a journey along the famed Intracoastal Waterway via water taxi and private yacht with stops at vacant multi-million dollar waterfront properties that feature emerging artists exhibiting various styles and methods of art that reflect the past, the present and the future. This destination art fair seeks to highlight the uniqueness of the city and put Fort Lauderdale on the art world map as a premier location to view, interact with and purchase art along with giving art aficionados, residents and visitors a cultural experience that is memorable, interactive and engaging. 

2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend - February 3-4, 2023

NHL All-Star Logo

The star-studded 2023 Honda NHL®  All-Star Weekend will be held at FLA Live Arena, home of the Florida Panthers, in Sunrise. The weekend will include the Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, Feb. 4 and NHL All-Star Skills on Friday, Feb. 3, as well as entertainment and more for fans to enjoy. This event marks the second time that the NHL All-Star Game has visited Greater Fort Lauderdale, having previously hosted the NHL All-Star Game in 2003. Sign up for the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend updates to receive the latest news, information on ticket sales, pregame events, and more.

Florida Renaissance Festival - February 4 - March 19, 2023 (weekends)

Young lady riding a horse with a sword - ready for battle

Travel back in time to the 16th century at the 30th Annual Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. You'll meet sword fighters, magicians, heroic knights and over 100 performers ready to entertain you. Feast on a cornucopia of food fit for a king or queen. Visit the Enchanted Artisan Marketplace where merchants will demonstrate and sell their wares - blown glass, wooden toys, unique pottery and more.

Pride of the Americas - February 10-12, 2023

Pride of the Americas 2023

In our community, pride is a daily way of life, and in 2023, Greater Fort Lauderdale will be the home base for the first Pride of the Americas Festival. Pride Fort Lauderdale, the oldest Pride celebration in the state of Florida, will host the inaugural three-day celebration that will draw visitors from around the world. Most Pride of the Americas 2023 events will be held on or near our pristine beaches and signature waterways. The celebration will culminate with a parade down scenic A1A along the beach, followed by a massive beach party featuring internationally recognized performers, including Boy George.

FLL Fashion Week - March 2023

fll fashion

With swimsuits as a daily uniform and stylish beach-to-bar attire on the ready, Greater Fort Lauderdale knows how to do beachy sophistication. Fashionistas will want a front-row seat to this premier event, packed with four days of runway shows at Greater Fort Lauderdale’s chic hotels featuring established and up-and-coming fashion designers, brands, and models. The environment of FLL Fashion Week is electric, and even better, it focuses on body positivity and inclusivity. Like any good fashion event, expect pop-ups and after-parties full of model behavior.

Visit Lauderdale Science Festival - March 3-4, 2023

MODS clock

The Visit Lauderdale Science Festival brings together leaders in STEM, with families and science-lovers of all ages and abilities to celebrate the wonder of science, showcase technology innovations and open minds to STEM careers in our region’s major industries! Powered by the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), the Festival inspires our community to connect, create, innovate and celebrate STEM in our lives. This two-day science fest features spectacular events, environmental films, engaging exhibitors and exciting demonstrations to make science accessible, interactive and fun!

Tortuga Music Festival - April 14-16, 2023

Aerial photo of crowds of listeners on Fort Lauderdale Beach with boats anchored in the waters off-shore

Music on the beach? Yes, please. Grab your cowboy hat and stick your boots into the sand for the 8th annual Tortuga Music Festival starring some of country music’s hottest performers. At this three-day concert in Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, you’ll sing along with popular headliners like Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain, Cole Swindell and many more. In addition to the music, there will be a focus on ocean conservation and research.

Fort Lauderdale Air Show - April 29-30, 2023

fort lauderdale air show

Look up! Nothing gets your adrenaline pumping like watching this spectacular air show from the beach or in the sparkling ocean. This year, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will take to the skies for a thrilling show, along with other high-flying performances. You can buy tickets to watch the show from a VIP penthouse where you are eye-level with the show, or the Drop Zone Beach where you’re treated to concert-quality sound and professional narration. 

4th of July Spectacular - July 4, 2023

fireworks

Red, white, and blue—we have it all at this annual patriotic extravaganza on Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. The 4th of July Spectacular is the ultimate beach celebration with live music, a kid’s zone with face painting, bounce houses and water slides, beach games, apple pie and hot dog eating contests, and loads of other family activities. Find your spot in the sand by 9 p.m. when the booming fireworks light up the night sky. 

There’s so much to look forward to every year in Greater Fort Lauderdale!

No matter the time of year, Greater Fort Lauderdale always has something going on. From eyes to the sky for a thrilling air show to our sparkling waterways for an epic holiday boat parade and internationally known boat show to world-renowned music, fashion, and film festivals, we have something for everyone.