Events & Festivals

Fort Lauderdale Festivals & Events

Fort Lauderdale is a city that knows how to celebrate, and throughout the year, it plays host to a vibrant array of events and festivals that showcase the best of its culture, cuisine, and community spirit. From music festivals and food fairs to art shows and holiday celebrations, there's always something exciting happening in the city.

One of the highlights of Fort Lauderdale's event calendar is the renowned Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world. Held annually in October, this prestigious event attracts marine enthusiasts from around the globe who come to admire the latest yachts, sailboats, and marine accessories on display.

Throughout the year, music lovers can groove to the sounds of jazz, blues, and rock at festivals like the SunFest Music Festival and the Tortuga Music Festival, which draw top artists and performers to the shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For foodies, the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival is a must-attend event, offering a delectable showcase of culinary delights from the city's top chefs and restaurants. Sample gourmet dishes, fine wines, and craft cocktails while enjoying live entertainment and stunning waterfront views along Las Olas Boulevard.

And during the holiday season, Fort Lauderdale comes alive with festive cheer as the city hosts a variety of holiday events and parades, including the Winterfest Boat Parade, a beloved tradition that features a dazzling display of decorated boats cruising along the Intracoastal Waterway.

As you plan your visit to Fort Lauderdale and explore the city's vibrant events and festivals, we encourage you to do so responsibly. While we want you to have a memorable experience, we do not promote drinking and driving, so please plan ahead and arrange for safe transportation options if you choose to partake in alcoholic beverages during your festivities.