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.


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

Sports: Cheer on the runners at A1A marathon in Feb along the beach; Beach Volleyball Majors Series: FIVB World Tour in Feb on Fort Lauderdale beach; and Dolphins Football Training Camp, July-Aug, Davie.

Free Festivals & Events: 
Live mermaid swims, Wreck Bar, Fridays, 6:30pm, B Ocean Fort Lauderdale
Las Olas Art Fair, Jan and March, downtown Fort Lauderdale 
Stonewall Pride, June, Wilton Manors
Wicked Wilton, Halloween weekend, Wilton Manors
Christmas on Las Olas, Las Olas Boulevard, Nov 30
Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, second Sat in Dec, along the Intracoastal Waterway

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