free things to do


Stroll Hollywood's famed 2 ½ mile Broadwalk along the beach. Snorkel (no boat needed) from shore along Lauderdale-By-The-Sea's three-tiered reef system and discover the many underwater treasures. Meditate as you focus on the sunrise by the pier in Deerfield Beach.  People watch along Fort Lauderdale's beachfront promenade.  Hop on the trolley in downtown Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District on Fridays and Saturdays to experience the lighthearted energy of Las Olas Boulevard.

Music:
First Sunday of the month 11am-2pm: JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch, Riverwalk in downtown Fort Lauderdale
Every Friday night through Nov: Friday Night Sound Waves, Fort Lauderdale beach
Every Saturday night 8-9:30pm: ARTSPARK LIVE!, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood

Art Walks:
FATVillage, last Saturday of the month (except December), 6-11pm
Downtown Hollywood Artwalk, third Saturday monthly, 5-10pm with a walking tour of the mural project, a collection of curated outdoor murals by local, national and international recognized artists.
Dania After Dark, street festival, second Saturday monthly, 5-10pm, Dania Beach

Sports: Cheer on the runners at A1A marathon in February along the beach; Beach Volleyball Majors Series: FIVB World Tour in February on Fort Lauderdale beach; and Dolphins Football Training Camp, July-August, Davie. Free surfing lessons Saturday mornings from Island Water Sports, Deerfield Beach, Florida Panthers NHL Practice sessions, October-April, Florida Panthers IceDen.

Free Festivals & Events: 
Las Olas Art Fair, January and March, downtown Fort Lauderdale
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Fair, March & Novembe
Lauderdale Air Show, May, Fort Lauderdale beach
Live Mermaid Show, Wreck Bar, Fridays, 6:30pm, B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
Stonewall Pride, June, Wilton Manors
Wicked Wilton, Halloween weekend, Wilton Manors
Christmas on Las Olas, Nov, Las Olas Boulevard
Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, second Sat in Dec, along the Intracoastal Waterway
Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade, second Sunday in December
Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade, Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Old Town Untapped, first Friday of the month, Pompano Beach

Markets:
Yellow Green Farmer’s Market, weekends, Hollywood
Green Market Pompano Beach, Saturday, October-April
Marando Farms, daily, Fort Lauderdale & Davie locations
Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop, flea market, daily

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