20 Things To Do in Greater Ft. Lauderdale Throughout August

Fort Lauderdale is known as the "Venice America" and renowned for its beaches but there's more to this town than just water activities! Whether you're visiting or a local in search of some fun, take a look at these 20 events going on throughout the month of August! 

Community Unity Back to School Bash

August 10, 2018 

609 NW 6th Ave Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 / https://www.hallandalebeachfl.gov/ 

Spend a night under the starts and celebrate the start of the school year with a community-centric evening for the entire family! If you like free giveaways and fun activities this is the place for you.


Symphony of the Americas Presents Summerfest 2018

August 10, 2018

50 W. Atlantic Blvd / Pompano Beach, FL 33060 / https://symphonyoftheamericas.org/

Continue the celebration of The Symphony of the Americas 30th Anniversary. Prepare to witness the most remarkable live orchestral performance and experience the utmost incredible feelings. The experience of good music will challenge your mind and enrich your cultural experiences.


Back 2 School Weekend at Flamingo Gardens

August 11 – August 12, 2018

3750 S Flamingo Rd / Davie, FL 33330 / http://www.flamingogardens.org/

Eliminate your back to school blues and attend Flamingo Gardens' back to school event! This lively event features the whimsical glass and metal creations of glass studio Borowski’s “Fables & Fairytales” exhibit.  Be entertained with games, contests, train rides and water slides.


South Florida Wine & Beer Festival

August 18, 2018

1 N Young Cic / Hollywood, FL 33020 / https://www.soflowbf.com/

Are you a wine and beer lover? The Caribbean-themed festival offers exotic fruit flavored wine and beer. Experience divine Caribbean cuisine (learn how to cook it too) and spectacular music. You’ll definitely become a Caribbean Connoisseur after this one-of-a-kind event.



August 24, 2018

1350 E Sunrise Blvd / Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 / https://artserve.org/happenings/the-voicebox/ 

Poetry and spoken word for teens, by teens. The unique and special event allows teens to share their stories and feelings. Speak up, be heard because your voice matters.


Prince Tribute Show “Purple Reign”

August 25, 2018

1 Seminole Way / Hollywood, FL 33314 / https://purplereign.net/

Are you a die-hard Prince fan? If so, The Prince Tribute show is a must-see! It encompasses the jaw-dropping performances and eccentric energy of Prince. This award-winning Prince tribute, features Jason Tenner as Prince. Rock on at the supersized event!


Amy Schumer and Friends

August 31, 2018

1 Seminole Way / Hollywood, FL 33314 / https://www.facebook.com/events/1985078918231329/

They say laughter is the best medicine... Well you’ll sure be laughing until you cry at the Amy Schumer and Friends Train wreck comedy tour. With special guests Judd Apatow, Dave Attell, Vanessa Bayer, Mike Birbiglia, and Colin Quinn you’ll be falling off your seat by the end of the night.


Recurring Events


Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic

August 5, 2018 (recurring on the first Sunday of the month) 

1900 block of Hollywood Blvd / Hollywood, FL 33020 / http://www.cobrajoeproductions.com/

If you’re a car enthusiast this event is perfect for you! Showcasing dozens of vintage, modern, classic cars and collectibles, cobra joe productions has taken car shows to the next level.



August 26, 2018 (recurring monthly on the last Saturday)

A1A & Atlantic Blvd / Pompano Beach, FL 33062 / https://www.sunny.org/event/oceanside/24336/ 

The perfect family fun day awaits! The event offers a variety of thrilling activities to please everyone’s wants.  Featuring art/craft vendors, a splash fountain, playground, the beach, and more.


Food Trucks

Every Monday

1 N Young Cir / Hollywood, FL 33020 / https://www.facebook.com/foodtrucksatartspark/

Come and experience a burst of unique flavors from multiple food trucks at Young Circle. Your taste buds will be tingling with excitement and you’ll definitely be coming back for more. Make sure to bring the whole family!


Lunch with Art

Every Wednesday

41 NE 1st Street / Pompano Beach, FL 33060 / http://baileyarts.org/

Enrich your day and access some of the best Art in town. Bring your lunch or purchase from the in-house café and sit down and relax for an hour in the galleries amongst exceptional art and artists.


Meditation Classes

Every Thursday

1101 Bayview Drive / Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 / https://www.facebook.com/meditatewithina/

Join Ina Lee, a student and teacher of meditation for several decades. Ina’s meditation classes are designed to reduce stress, give you a greater sense of peace and revitalize your energy. Face the rest of your day with peace and ease.


Starry Nights

Every 1st Thursday

One East Las Olas Boulevard / Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 /http://nsuartmuseum.org/event/free-first-thursdays-starry-nights/ 

NSU Art Museum presents Starry Nights! This magical night features free admission to all exhibits, snacks and special drink offers in the museum café, and fun art projects for your creative kids. Allow them to discover their inner Picasso while you sip on a glass of Pinot Grigio.


Ali Slam N’Jam

Every 4th Thursday

353 MLK Blvd / Pompano Beach, FL 33060 / http://aliarts.org/

It’s your time to shine! The Ali Cultural Arts Center encourages all levels of singers and musicians to perform with their house band, Ali Soul Connection. Perform your heart out and gain the best experience. 


Friday Night Sound Waves

Every Friday

Las Olas Blvd. & A1A / Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub, FL 33304 / http://fridaynightsoundwaves.com/

Head over to the intersection of Las Olas Blvd and A1A every Friday for free, live and local shows! The shows will feature a variety of local South Florida talent and a range of musical genres from Jazz, Blues, Country and Latin Fusion. Visit their website for a list of upcoming bands. Be sure to snap your pics, tag the event, and post your favorite moments!


First Friday Jazz Jam

Every 1st Friday

1350 E Sunrise Blvd /Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 / https://artserve.org/

It’s your turn in the spotlight! Students elementary through college are welcome to participate in this one-of-a-kind event. Bring your jazz instruments and partake in a jam session. Bring your family and friends, this event is free and open to everyone. All you need is jazz.


Movies on the Lawn

Every 1st Friday

Intersection of Pompano Beach and Atlantic Blvd /Pompano Beach, FL 33062 / http://pompanobeachfl.gov/index.php/events/display/2016/05

They’ll supply the family-friendly movie and all you need to bring is your blanket and favorite movie snacks. Enjoy a free movie night under the stars with your family. 


Curci House Tours

Every 1st Saturday

324 SW 2nd Ave / Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 / https://hallandalebeachfl.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Curci-House-6

Take a trip back in time with a visit to the Curci House. Learn about the family history, historical significance, and witness the extraordinary architecture. The Hallandale Beach Treasure can be toured compliments of the Hallandale Beach Historical Preservation Board. 


Schoolhouse Tours

Every 3rd Saturday

648 NW 2nd St / Hallandale Beach, 33009 / https://www.hallandalebeachfl.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=5819

Take the opportunity to visit and tour the historic Schoolhouse, compliments of the Hallandale Beach Historic Preservation Board. The Schoolhouse is known to be the oldest building in Broward County. Bring your entire family and learn how it became a historic landmark.


FATVillage ArtWalk

Last Saturday

521 NW 1st Avenue / Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 / https://www.fatvillage.com/artwalk/

FatVillage ArtWalk is fun for the whole family (your pets too).  Get ready for a night full of amusement. This includes multiple galleries showcasing new art exhibits, live entertainment, crafts, and of course food!  “Rain or Shine” – Art Walks go on!



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09 Aug 2018

By Giordana Curatolo