Amplifying Black businesses and cultural diversity in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Powered by the National Blacks in Travel and Tourism Collaborative and supported by Visit Lauderdale, Culture365 aims to raise awareness of the rich cultural heritage throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale and showcase Black businesses and attractions that provide authentic, local experiences. 

Stacy Ritter, President & CEO of Visit Lauderdale, welcomes you to a destination that is truly welcomes everyone under the sun! 

There is rich Caribbean culture found throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale. Meet Calibe Thompson and David Muir, two local creative entrepreneurs, sharing their Caribbean culture in many forms throughout the county.  Book a visit to Island SPACE Caribbean Museum.


Visit Lauderdale offers some of the most delicious and diverse cuisines, especially if you are looking to experience some of the best southern or Caribbean flavors.  Meet Chef Sam! He caters to those seeking delicious vegan alternatives.


Philip Dunlap, Director of the Broward County Cultural Division, introduces you to Destination Sistrunk, a collaboration between Visit Lauderdale and the Broward County Cultural Division, dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and promoting the historic Sistrunk district in Fort Lauderdale's west downtown.


Culture365 brings you inside the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center to explore the collection of educational resources and exhibits on Black history in Greater Fort Lauderdale.


Meet Jamezly, the Haitian-born, Artist in Residence at Destination Sistrunk, and discover what inspires his art.


Meet former Florida State Senator, Chris Smith, owner of Smitty's Wings, located on historic Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Chris explains why he created this wing concept and the importance of giving back to his community.


Pradeep Sawh, co-owner of Joy's Roti Delight, shares how his family-owned restaurant has been delighting South Floridians with its Trinidadian cuisine for close to thirty years.