As a blistering winter continues to reign over most of the country, down here in sunny Greater Fort Lauderdale we’re basking in the warm sun, white sand, and calm blue sea. With the social season in full effect, there are a vast number of things to do in Broward County. If you’re a foodie, sports fan, theater seeker, or anything in between, you’ll find it here! Fort Lauderdale in February is one of the best times of the year with so many incredible shows and entertainment—and a little less humidity in the air.
Taste of the NFL: Feb. 1
Kick off the Super Bowl festivities with this signature event. Taking place the night before the big game each year, The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood is hosting this year’s fundraising foodie event. Expect celebrity chefs from around the nation, delicious food, and plenty of NFL players. Purchase tickets here for this event that’s raising money to benefit hunger relief.
Super Saturday Family Fun Day: Feb. 1
In recognition of the many NFL athletes that have come out of Broward County, the Saturday before Super Bowl will be a day of free fun for the next generation of potential professional athletes at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Bring the whole family for engaging activities, nutrition education, cooking demos, a farmers market, DJ, and football-themed mural project hosted by Young At Art Museum.
Zac Brown Band: Feb. 1
Another Super Bowl weekend event you can experience is Entercom’s “The Night Before,” a RADIO.COM event featuring Zac Brown Band and hosted by KISS Country 99.9. With hits like “Chicken Fried” and “Toes,” you’ll be jamming out all night at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.
Super Bowl: Feb. 2
The most important game of the season is coming to South Florida. Don’t miss out on all the fun. And if stadium tickets are not in the cards for you, don’t worry—Greater Fort Lauderdale will be hosting plenty of watch parties around town.
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons: Feb. 7-8
The renowned band that rose to fame in the ‘60s isn’t slowing down. Valli and the gang will be performing all of their hits, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man,” on the Hard Rock Live stage.
The Wharf: Feb. 7-9; 13 &14
Fort Lauderdale’s newest waterfront cocktail destination has several exciting events lined up for the month. The Wharf is throwing a thrilling Mardi Gras celebration on the second weekend of the month. Then, leading up for Valentine’s Day, grab all your lady friends and celebrate your friendship during The Wharf’s Galentine’s Day festivities. And if you’re looking for Valentine’s Day date ideas, The Wharf has five tasty food pop-ups to choose from—a taste for every palate!
Friday Night Sound Waves: Feb. 7, 21, 28
Head to Las Olas Oceanside Park for free live music from a variety of genres Fridays in February. Feb. 7 features Sabor Latino, a nine-member band playing tunes ranging from salsa to jazz; on Feb. 21, Mr. Nice Guy will get you moving with their classic rock covers; and Feb. 28 brings the country/rock/pop stylings of The Goodnicks to the stage.
Florida Renaissance Festival: Feb. 8 – Mar. 22
You will easily be transported to the age of royal courts, traveling musicians, exhilarating horse shows, fairies, and even a knight or two when you step through the gates of this annual family-friend festival.
SEAGLASS | Rosé Experience: Feb. 8-9
Taking place on Fort Lauderdale’s white sandy beach, this inaugural event will have rosé lovers rejoicing. The event, which will feature more than 30 varietals paired with delicious local culinary treats, is also a fundraiser for the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.
The country music legend is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Don’t miss your chance to see this award-winning musician, actor, and activist live on stage for an unforgettable performance.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival: Feb. 19-23
Celebrity chefs, decadent dinners, crafty cocktails, and so much more await you at this annual event. Over the years, the festival has expanded north to include several Greater Fort Lauderdale restaurants and chefs. This year, look out for 10 events from the CRAVE GFL Series including a Steak 954 dinner, S3 seaside feast, two movie nights in the park, and a Drag Brunch hosted by Carson Kressley at the W Fort Lauderdale’s El Vez, among others.
Jerry Seinfeld: Feb. 21
Be prepared to laugh the night away when Seinfeld takes over the new Hard Rock Live arena. Since staring in one of the most popular comedy shows on TV, the comedian has been busy on the big screen and off-Broadway.
Rod Stuart: Feb. 23
One of the best musicians of our time, British pop icon Rod Stuart celebrates more than 50 years as a solo artist this year, and he’s performing for South Florida fans at the Hard Rock Live arena. We can all agree Stuart will always be “Forever Young.”
Check out even more events taking place in February below, or click here for events beyond this month.