Festivals in Fort Lauderdale

$20 for Entry for Two plus One Barbecued Chicken Sandwich at The 6th Annual King of Ribs BBQ Fest ($40 Value)

The Annual King of Ribs Bar B Que cook off and fest

Marando Farms

$40 $20

Sample a wide array of barbecue sauces and meats at an all-day festival at Marando Farms

Premium Cigars and Drinks for Two or Four or $20 for $40 Worth of Cigars at Mike's Cigar Bar

Mike's Cigar Bar

Bay Harbor Islands

$40 $20

Enjoy premium cigars from name-brand makers and savor drinks in the adjoining masculine lounge

$30 for Admission for Two to the Miami Spa Aesthetics & Wellness Expo on September 27-28 ($60 Value)

Miami Spa Aesthetics & Wellness Expo

Miami Beach Convention Center

$60 $30

Top industry products and manufacturers showcase the latest advancements in wellness and beauty during two-day event

SOBE Seafood Festival for Two or Four at Lummus Park on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 51% Off)

SOBE Seafood Festival

Flamingo / Lummus

$50 $25

Seafood restaurants share signature dishes for purchase alongside full bars; chefs' cooking demonstrations, live music, and kids' play zone

Master Your Mental Experience Retreat for One or Two on Saturday, August 30 from Go Green Fashionista (50% Off)

Go Green Fashionista

Pamuya Healing Sanctuary

$100 $50

Retreat fills Saturday with mental-wellness guidelines, including morning meditation and yoga practice as well as in-depth discussions

$25 for The Kitchen Hop Food Tasting on Saturday, August 23, at 2 p.m. ($50 Value)

The Kitchen Hop

Coral Gables

$50 $25

Hop to the kitchens of more than 8 local restaurants, including BrickTop's, Season 52, and Morton's, to sample their food and drinks

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Palm Beach County Convention Center on December 5–7 (48% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival

Palm Beach County Convention Center

$42 $22

LEGO-lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

$60 for a VIP Package to Feast of the Sea (Up to 50% Off)

Feast of the Sea

Frenchmans Reserve

$120 $60

Get your hands on chef-curated seafood dishes and specialty drinks, and enjoy private facilities throughout the event

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The Florida Renaissance Festival is a wholly different world??a world of jousts and costumes and turkey legs. Here be dragons, or so the armor-clad knights would have you believe. At the festival, live shows recreate the romance of the Renaissance with references to Shakespeare and swordplay on 12 different stages. Meanwhile, merchants share the secrets of their crafts, blowing unbreakable glass for spectators and selling hammered pewter goblets. Visitors, dressed in period garb or not, can wander on their own, exploring the shows and stalls, or trying their hands at games of chance while gnawing on scotch eggs and chocolate cheesecake.

800 NW 57th Pl
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

The Florida Cajun Zydeco festival's seven musical acts fill the air with traditional tunes on two outdoor stages. Wooden dance floors and guided dance lessons (held in between sets) encourage rug-cuttery as the C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band wails away on fiddle and guitar, and the multi-instrumentalist Magnolia Sisters reinvigorate forgotten standards more effectively than auto-tuned re-mixes of Glen Miller's catalogue. Each band also gives a 20- to 30-minute lesson about the history of their music. Visitors can suppress unruly appetites with spicy Cajun and Creole fare while perusing the offerings of craft vendors. Pintsize patrons can revel in games and rides, while larger patrons can revel in the festival's free parking.

800 W Mcnab Rd
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US

During Aventura Wine & Food Festival, restaurants, delis, confectionaries, and wineries from all over the city kick off the new year with some of their finest wares. Guests can sample South American cuisine at The Knife Argentinian steakhouse, Luca Bella Gourmet Mexican, and Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, or get a taste of European fare at Brio Tuscan Grille and Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery. For smaller snacks, there's Alisa's Cupcakery, Shawnee's Gourmet Popcorn, and Cachito Coffee & Bakery. And then there's the wines: Mas Vino supplies beverages from all over the country, Epica displays some locally grown vintages, and those with an insatiable sweet tooth can indulge in dessert-themed drinks from Ice Cream Cellars and Birthday Cake Vineyards. Meanwhile, live music keeps toes tapping, and a wine raffle feeds guests' competitive nature. Children can enjoy bounce houses and kid-friendly activities in the Kid-Zone, sponsored by Whole Foods.

901 S Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale,
FL
US

Part art exhibit, part educational event, and part film festival, Caribe Arts Fest corrals all three elements and sets them to a soundtrack of live music during a full weekend that celebrates Caribbean culture. Thursday and Friday arm guests with learning opportunities during workshops that tackle financial issues, personal marketing plans, and creating for-profit artist businesses. On Saturday, participants can head to interactive art stations, get their faces painted to cover up any extra faces, and sample Caribbean cuisine. They can also take Zumba lessons and groove to live music from Rootz Underground and Spam Allstars. Sunday ushers in films including RasTa: A Soul's Journey, which follows Rita and Bob Marley's granddaughter on a global journey exploring Rastafari's impact, and Better Mus' Come, a love story set amid political and social turmoil in Jamaica.

1 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdal,
FL
US

In an effort to banish the long waiting lines and spread-out obstacles of other mud runs, the organizers of Armageddon Ambush, The Extreme Mud Run, have designed a fun and unique competition that is extreme and unpredictable with more than 15 professionally constructed obstacles built by licensed contractors, including climbing walls and tire pits. To keep things unpredictably colorful, they also set up powdered color ambushes throughout the course. An after-party with beer, food, and live music offers participants an opportunity to dance off the mixture of mud and paint, a much more fun alternative to showering and a much safer one than rolling around on a cop's freshly washed squad car. (However, washing off is also available.)

16001 W State Road 84
Weston,
FL
US

The best-selling German beer in the world, Beck's helps Fort Lauderdale celebrate Oktoberfest by rolling out their barrels of new and classic draft brews. Selections included Beck's Pilsner, Beck's Premier Light, Beck's Dark, Beck's Oktoberfest, and Beck's Sapphire. In addition, the VIP Tent features beers from the Goose Island Vintage collection. All of these keep Oktoberfest-goers quenched as they explore the fairgrounds, which showcase electronic music, local cuisine, and seasonal lederhosen.

32 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale,
FL
US