It’s that time again. Below we have identified some exciting things to do in South Florida this weekend, August 10th – 12th. As always, if you are aware of something fantastic that we missed, please add it in the comments so we can all benefit! Also, visit the linked sites to confirm date, time, location and details. Sometimes things change!
Special Note: Public School in Broward County begins this coming Wednesday, August 15th. Click here for our most recent blog post that shares important tips for back to school!
Friday, August 10th, 2018
ArtsPark Funtastic Friday and Movie Night 5:00pm – 10:00pm: Bring the whole family, and some friends, to ArtsPark for music, face painting, bounce houses and games. The movie “Grease” will be shown at 8:00pm. Information available here.
Food in Motion, 5:00pm – 11:00pm: Visit Peter Feldman Park in Fort Lauderdale for this artisan food market that also features food trucks. This is the perfect place to have a Friday night picnic! Visit their Facebook page for additional information.
Splashtacular Family Friday, 6:00 – 8:00: Visit TY Park in Hollywood for this fun water event. Admission is $7 per person plus tax. Click here for more information.
Friday Night Sound Waves, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Enjoy this free concert at the intersection of Las Olas Boulevard and AIA. This event, which recurs every Friday evening, features a different performer each time. Click here for more details.
Miami Marlins v. NY Mets, 7:10pm: Tonight is the first game in a three game home stand. Tonight is Modelo Burger and Beer Friday. Tomorrow’s event is floral jersey day and Sunday is Billy the Marlin’s Birthday. Click here for more details including game times!
Starlight Musicals, 7:00pm -10:00pm: These free concerts, which take place on Friday evenings through August 10th at Holiday Park (east Sunrise Blvd and Federal Highway) are a great way to bring in the weekend. Bring your blanket and cooler and enjoy an evening of live music. For more information, click here. This is the last concert of the summer series!
Popcorn Frights Film Festival, Various Times: This event, which runs August 10th – 16th, is a horror film fan’s dream! Held in the Savior Cinema, which used to be a church, this event shows films all week. Visit their website for details including ticket information.
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
Free Family Day at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, 10:00am – 6:00pm: On the second Saturday of each Month, the Perez Art Museum offers free admission to families. There will be activities from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Visit their website for additional information on this amazing opportunity.
Summer Spectacular Family BBQ and Picnic, 10:00am – 3:00pm: Sponsored by the Broward County Knights of Columbus, this family picnic and BBQ will benefit Special Olympics! The event will be held at All Saints Catholic Church in Sunrise. For $15 per adult (children under 8 are free) you receive a BBQ lunch! Details available here.
The Big Give Back – Keeping Kids Safe Mentally and Physically, 10:00am – 2:00pm: There will be food and music and lots of games, including bounce houses, at this back-school-event at Rev. Samuel Delevoe Park in Fort Lauderdale. Bicycle Safety will be addressed as well as many other issues of interest to both adults and children. Please visit their website for more details on this very valuable event.
Monster Jam, 7:00pm: Buy your tickets now for this always exciting monster truck event at the BB&T Center. Click here for more details.
I Love the 90’s: Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Kid N Play and More, 7:00pm: If you are a fan of 90’s music, this concert is for you! Reserve your seats now for this blast from the past at the Miramar Amphitheater. More information is available here.
Sunday, August 12th, 2018
Jurassic Quest, 9:00am – 8:00pm: This event, which takes place Friday and Saturday of this weekend as well, is the perfect place for dinosaur lovers! Held at the South Florida Fairgrounds, in Palm Beach County – this one may be worth the drive. Dinosaurs are everywhere! There are rides, fossil digs crafts and more. Check out their website for ticket information in addition to event details
Back to School Weekend at Flamingo Gardens, 9:30am – 4:00pm: Visit Flamingo Gardens in Davie and celebrate Back to School! There will be music, crafts, contests and even waterslides! This event is taking place on Saturday, as well. Don’t forget your towel!! Details available here.
Back to School Luau, 11:00am – 3:00pm: Festival Marketplace on Sample Road is the site of this fun-filled back to school event. There will be hula dancers and fire eaters and lots of food! You can ride the mechanical surfboard and maybe even meet Moana! Visit this website for details including ticket information!
Sunrise Comicon, Noon – 7:00pm: This first time Comicon city event promises something for everyone. There will be art, games, panels, shows and more. Visit their website for details.
Live Music, Gulf Stream Park, 7:00pm – 9:00pm: This outdoor shopping area presents live music several nights a week. Check out their website for who is playing! This is a great way to wind down the weekend.
Borowski at Night, August 25th: Visit Flamingo Gardens at night and view this beautiful glasswork, all which will be illuminated. Details available here.
Purple Reign Tribute Show, August 25th: The Hard Rock Events Center is the site of this fabulous tribute concert. Details available on their website.
Furry Friend Meet and Greet, August 25th: Visit Cooper City’s newest dog park. Meet new friends and neighbors, both the human and furry kind! There will be music, a photo booth and even a K-9 demonstration. Click here for details.
Amy Schumer and Friends, August 31st: At 8:00pm, Amy Schumer will perform at the Hard Rock Events Center. Click here for ticket information.