Jan 202013

For those who are enjoying a day off of work and school, several free events are offered in Broward.

Various municipalities are offering activities and parades for  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is January 21

Here are some of the events.

  • Fort Lauderdale: parade and performances by high school marching bands; parade and non-violence march  is 10:30 a.m. from Elementary School, 591 NW 31 Avenue to Dillard High School, 2501 NW 11th Street. At the high school, about 11:30 a.m. marching bands perform,  954-828-5435 or 954-828-8945
  • Deerfield Beach: parade through several roads at 10 a.m.  and activities and entertainment during the day at Westside Park, 445 SW Second St.  Free shuttle from Pioneer Park,  954-480-4429
  • Pompano Beach:  parade on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at 9 am; activities at Blanche Ely High School at 11 a.m.,  954-786-4585
  • Everglades National Parks and other national parks are free on January 21.
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Mar 052012
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The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival are free.

The events are March 10.

The parade with marching bands and floats  is noon to 1:30 p.m. on Las Olas Bouelvard from Eighth Avenue to Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

The festival, which includes music, kids activites and food and beverages for sale,  is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza.

For info, phone  954-828-5985

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Mar 112011

 St. Patrick’s Day festivities include parades and festivals in Broward.

  •  Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, which features jugglers, parachuters, and irish fare, is Saturday, March 12, 11:30  a.m. to 9 p.m at Huizenga Plaza at Andrews Avenue and Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  The parade marches about noon along Las Olas Boulevard from Southwest Eighth Avenue, west to Huizenga Plaza. 954-828-5985


  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in downtown Hollywood, Sunday, March 13, noon to 7 p.m.  Musical performances are on stage  on Hollywood Boulevard at  19th Avenue.  The lucky roll dice game, story telling and art projects are among family activities at Anniversary Park on Hollywood Boulevard and 20th Avenue. The parade is at 1 p.m. on Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street, 954-921-3404
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Dec 082010

Various venues in Broward are offering free holiday-theme attractions and events.

North Broward

  • Pompano Beach — Yuletide On Atlantic Holiday Parade and Event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 9 on East  Atlantic Boulevard, east of the Intracoastal Waterway, Pompano Beach. The parade moves west  on Altantic Boulevard to McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd. At the park, the kids activities, photos with Santa and food are featured. Those who donate  canned food or used eyeglass are eligible to win a bicycle. If it rains, the event is rescheduled for Dec. 10.  954-786-4111.
  • The Coconut Creek High School Chorus and Band performs at Cococnut Creek City Hall, 4800 W. Copans Road, Thursday Dec. 16 9 a.m. to noon.

East Broward

  • Hallandale Beach — Holiday Celebration Friday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Village of Gulfstream Park, 501 S. Federal Highway. The event includes kids activities, entertainment, Santa, balloon artists, face painting and music. Food vendors are selling snacks and a fee is set for amusement rides. 954-457-1452.
  • Fort Lauderdale —  Carter Park Tree Lighting, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd. 954-828-4511.
  • Fort Lauderdale — Light Up Sistrunk, 5:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 10 at 914 Sistrunk Blvd., 954-828-4742.
  • Fort Lauderdale — Candy Cane Hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Riverside Park, 55 SW 11th Ave., 954-828-4610.


West Broward

  • Sunrise — Surfin Santa  is available in a tropical, beachy set at Sawgrass Mills, 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd. Talking with Santa is free. Photos are available for a fee. Mondays to Fridays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Sundays noon to 7 p.m. 954-846-2350
  • Plantation — Winter Wonderland exhibit at Plantation Historical Museum. 954-452-2506


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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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Feb 272009


John Anderson gives a free concert in Davie at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

John Anderson gives a free concert in Davie at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

This weekend (Feb. 28-March 1) is the Orange Blossom Festival, Parade and Rodeo in Davie, a 72-year-old tradition, which makes it one of the oldest traditions in South Florida.

Festivities start at 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, with a $4 Kiwanis pancake breakfast at the Moose Lodge. The Strawberry Festival begins at 8 a.m., and the parade starts at 10. Music, pioneer re-enactments, arts and crafts, Old West shoot-outs, kids’ play area and other activities are free all day Saturday and Sunday.

At 3:45 p.m. Sunday at the fairgrounds, country singer John Anderson will give a free concert.

The rodeo itself, which has an admission charge, is at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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