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.
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.
The 27th Annual Las Olas Wine & Food Festival returns on Friday, April 21st. At this year’s event, attendees will enjoy the fantastic culinary talents of South Florida while raising money for a good cause. Guests will sip, sample, and enjoy dishes from several of South Florida’s finest restaurants and international wineries, spirits brands, and breweries.
The entire event works to fight against lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the South Florida American Lung Association.
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.
The annual LGBT+ celebration will unfold on Wilton Drive at 3 p.m. with a street festival which will include live music and vendors, followed by a parade at 7 p.m. The Street party will continue until 11pm. Stonewall Pride celebrates the historic Stonewall Riots and the start of the LGBT+ human rights movement and how it has shaped our community.
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.