Dec 312012

Free entertainment is offered in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood.

  • Activities and entertainment in a free street festival for youngsters and adults 4:30 p.m. December 31 to 3 a.m. in Fort Lauderdale
  • Music is featured at a free show  11 p.m. December 31 to 12:30 a.m. at Hollywood Beach Theatre,  at the Broadwalk and Johnson Street, Hollywood,  954-921-3404

Happy New Year

Don’t forget to designate a sober driver.  AAA offers free towing to keep inebriated drivers off the streets.


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May 062010

Hollywood Beach is the site of an interesting pro sports event . The sport is footvolley, described as a hybrid blend of soccer and volleyball. 

The action is May 7 to May 9, with free admission to matches  on Friday, May 7, noon to 6 p.m.

The Pro FootVolley World Cup events, featuring teams from USA, Europe and Brazil, are  at 300 Connecticut St., Hollywood, 305-213-3275.

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Oct 162009

It’s hopping this weekend on Hollywood Beach.
Live music. Parades. Food.

The annual Clambake, a music and seafood festival, is on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, east of A1A off Johnson Street.

The event, which features an assortment of free family entertainment, is Friday to Sunday Oct. 16 to 18. Browse the line-up of activities, on this website.

Paid parking is available at the Johnson Street municipal garage and surface lots, at the Oceanwalk Mall next to the Ramada Inn Hollywood Beach Resort at Hollywood Boulevard and A1A, and at the Garfield Street Parking Garage at Connecticut Street and A1A.

Other festival highlights include a Classic Car show, a a Brazilian Samba Parade, Bahamian Junkanoo Parade, the Best Chowder Contest and a Clam Chowder Crawl along Hollywood Beach’s Restaurant Row.

For more inforlmation, phone 954-926-3377.

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May 072009

lovelessHollywood Beach will be filled with free music this weekend as the seventh Red White & Bluegrass festival fills multiple stages Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10.

Country music icon Patty Loveless will headline this year’s festival, with a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 10, on the Main Stage, on the beach just north of the Ramada Hollywood Beach Resort.

Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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Mar 212009
Daniela Mercury will perform a free concert Saturday night on Hollywood Beach.

Daniela Mercury

This just in from the Rhythm Foundation:

The free concert by Daniela Mercury, Brazilian jazz singing star, has been postponed to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 22, because of rain.

Brazil on the Beach continues through Sunday with free music on several stages and the final matches of Footvolley competition.

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Mar 182009
Daniela Mercury will perform a free concert Saturday night on Hollywood Beach.

Daniela Mercury will perform a free concert Saturday night on Hollywood Beach.

You can spend the weekend in Brazil without leaving Florida as Brazil on the Beach comes to Hollywood Beach Friday, March 20, through Sunday, March 22, for a free celebration of Brazilian music and sports.

Brazilian superstar Daniela Mercury, an international pop star and Grammy winner, will share the rhythms of her native Bahia in a free concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, on the beach east of Connecticut Street. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available for $40;  click here for details.

The concert will climax an exciting weekend of world-class Footvolley competition, compliments of the Second Annual Pro Footvolley Tour Hollywood Beach Open, featuring many of the demanding sport’s greatest competitors. Footvolley combines elements of beach volleyball and soccer. This new professional tour, launched on Hollywood Beach in 2008, features the best players in the United States competing against international guests. Matches will be all three days on the beach between Polk and Buchanan.

Free music will fill several stages Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.

Feb 202009

mardigrasYou know it’s the height of the season when there are so many free events it’s hard to find time to write about them, let alone go to them all. Here are some of this weekend’s free activities in Broward:

* Mardi Gras Fiesta Tropicale & Fat Tuesday on Hollywood Beach. Music by Iko Iko, plus a Dixieland bad, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Johnson Street and Ocean Drive. More festivities Saturday, Feb. 21 through Tuesday, Feb. 24.

* Hollywood Art Walk. Visit galleries and shops in downtown Hollywood while enjoying art, cultural entertainment & hors d’oeuvres. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, downtown Hollywood. Pick up a map at Comfort Zone Studio & Spa, 2028 Harrison St.

* Kijiji Moja, which means “one village” in Swahili, is a family event featuring ethnic crafts, storytelling and live stage performances. Featured performers include Mocko Jumbie Stilt Dancers, Ballet Brika, and poetry by Sista Vanya, plus school and neighborhood groups. Joseph C. Carter Park, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

* Mardi Gras Fete at Whole Foods in Fort Lauderdale. Food demonstrations and samples, Mardi Gras “cart parade” through the store at 1:30 p.m. At noon, kids can make a Mardi Gras mask. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, Whole Foods Market, 2000 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale.

And if you want to go south, you can find more free activities in Miami-Dade.

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