It’s that time again. Below we have identified some exciting things to do in South Florida this weekend. 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. If you are aware of an event we haven’t mentioned, please let us know so we can share it!
Also, keep in mind that this is President’s weekend. Students in Broward County have off from school on Monday; we have included events for then in addition to the weekend! Additionally, you can check out this blog from last year that shared some great “staycation” ideas for your family; they are still relevant and available today! Enjoy the time with your family and friends.
Friday, February 15th, 2019
Friends of the Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library Used Book Sale, 9:00am – 5:00pm: This event, held at the library’s location in Plantation, continues tomorrow, the 16th (but hours vary). If you are a reader, this is a great opportunity to pick up some books to add to your home library! Make a point to stop by and visit. Click here to learn more about Friends of the Library and additional sales throughout the year.
Funtastic Friday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm: Visit ArtsPark in Hollywood for this weekly family fun evening. There will be music, bounce houses and more. Click here for more information.
A Taste of Oakland Park, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Jaco Pastorius Park is the site of this 3rd annual event. Tickets for adults can be purchased on line, at a discounted price of $15. You can purchase tickets at the event (for $20), but only a limited number will be sold. Children under 12 will be admitted free when attending with an adult. Visit their website for additional ticket information along with details on participating restaurants. This is a great way to kick-off the holiday weekend.
Pompano Food Truck Roundup, 6:00pm -9:00pm: Take advantage of our beautiful weather and head on over to Atlantic Avenue and Dixie Highway (Old Town Pompano) and enjoy the offerings of some awesome food trucks. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
An Evening With Michale Buble, 7:00pm: Tonight, at the BB&T center is this fabulous singer. Interested in tickets? Click here.
Friday Night Movie Night, 8:00pm – 10:00pm: Continue your evening at ArtsPark in Hollywood. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and settle in to watch “Return to Me”. Details are available here.
BYOB Painting Class “Moonlit Romance”, 8:00pm: Extend your Valentine’s Day celebration with this instructional painting class hosted by the Arts & Crafts Social Club in Fort Lauderdale. What a wonderful and relaxing way to continue to celebrate. More details are available here.
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, 8:00pm: “Oh What A Night” it will be at the Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood when this favorite group performs. Doors open at 7:30 for the 8:00pm show. Click here for ticket information.
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
Free Surf, Skim and Paddleboard Lessons, 7:00am – 9:00am: Island Watersports offers these free lessons weekly. All equipment is provided and participants must be able to swim. Visit their website to register.
Chris Hixon Memorial Run, 8:00am: Sign up now to participate in this scholarship run in memory of Coach Chris Hixon, former athletic director and wrestling coach of Stoneman Douglas High School. Coach Hixon worked at several schools in the county; this event provides the opportunity to honor his life and commitment, support Broward County Students and get in a little exercise. Click here for details.
2019 Florida Renaissance Festival, 10:00am – Sunset: Mark your calendars (and buy your tickets) for the Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters Park. This annual event is open on weekends through March 24th. Every weekend offers something new and exciting. Visit their website and learn all about it! Note, you can visit here all weekend, including Monday!
Broward Sheriff’s Shred-A-Thon, 10:00am – 1:00pm: If your pile of papers labeled “to shred” is growing, here is a great opportunity to get them out of your house. The Broward Sheriff’s office is hosting a shred-a-thon in Tamarac at Kings Point. View their flyer for additional information including quantity limits.
Classic Car Show, 10:00am – 4:00pm: If you are a lover of classic cars, head over to the Sunrise Athletic Complex for this event. Admission for the public is free! Enjoy classic cars, music and food trucks. Click here for additional details, including information on exhibiting.
StoryWalk in the Pines: Literacy through Art on the Plaza, 10:00am – Noon: Come to The Frank in Pembroke Pines and enjoy a “story walk” through the book “Maybe Something Beautiful”. There will be games, crafts and snacks. Please preregister. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Farmer’s Market at the Shops at Pembroke Gardens (in Pembroke Pines), 10:30am – 7:00pm: Come by for a day of yummy shopping! This is the perfect place to grab your fresh fruits and veggies and a whole lot more. Check out their flyer.
Winterfest, 3:00pm – 6:00pm: Looking for a family friendly (for young children, birth – age 5) evening activity? Check out Winterfest at the Community Christian Church in Tamarac. There will be bounce houses, snow and more. Visit their website for admission fees and more details.
Little River Band, 8:00pm: How is this for a blast from the past? The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is the site for this concert that will have you singing and dancing. Click here for ticket information.
Sunday, February 17th, 2019
Tamarac Farmers Market, 9:00am – 2:00pm: Veterans’ Memorial Park is the site of this fabulous farmers market which occurs every Sunday in the fall. Stop by and pick up some delicious treats! Click here for information.
Parkland Farmers Market, 9:00am – 1:00pm: Stop by the Parkland Farmers Market, enjoy the beautiful weather and pick up some yummy treats and cool crafts. Click here for more information.
Doggy Fun Fest, 9:30am – 3:00pm: Looking for a great way to spend the day with your pup? We have found it. Head out to the 6th Annual Doggie Fun Fest at Jaco Pastorius Park in Oakland Park. There will be entertainment, obstacle courses, a 1.25 mile walk and so much more. Click here for details. If you are a dog lover, check out some of the amazing dog parks Broward has to offer!
Be Kind to Animals, 11:00am: Visit the Sawgrass Nature and Wildlife Hospital for this weekly program where guests are introduced to a new animal ambassador. Click here for more information.
Monster Jam at Marlin’s Park, 3:00pm: How cool is this? Get your tickets now for this crazy fun Monster Truck event. Note, the show begins at 3:00, but the gates open at 1:00. Don’t forget to bring your earplugs!! Note, there is also a show on Saturday.
Sola Rum, Food and Wine Festival, February 6:00pm – 11:00pm: This festival will feature music, rum and wine samples and fabulous food. It is located on the grounds of the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center and tickets are necessary. Visit their website for additional information.
Montreal Canadiens V. Florida Panthers, 7:00pm: It’s a holiday weekend, take advantage and head over the BB&T to cheer on our home town Florida Panthers. Click here for ticket information.
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.
Monday, February 18th, 2019
Sparez Bowling, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Looking for a fun way to spend the day with your kids. Consider bowling at Spares in Davie! They are open throughout the day and offer some great deals. Click here for more information.
Miami International Boat Show, 10:00am – 6:00pm: Located at the Miami Marine Stadium, this show is truly impressive. Take advantage of this day off and enjoy looking at some amazing boats! There is so much to see and do. Click here for details.Note, this event is open to the public all weekend!
Coconut Grove Arts Festival, February 10:00am – 5:00pm: This annual event is worth the drive! There will be over 350 artists and craftsmen, an international food court and activities for children. Click here for more information. This event is taking place all weekend.
Delray Beach Open, 11:00am: If you are a tennis fan, this is the place to be. Come see some of the ATP’s most exciting athletes compete. This event is running all weekend. Be sure to visit their website for ticket details for the entire event.
The Alan Parson’s Live Project, 7:30pm: This British rocker is putting on the ultimate concert for one night only, at the Parker Playhouse at the Broward Center. Click here for ticket information.
Fiddler on the Roof, February 20th – March 3rd: Reserve your tickets now to see this classic Broadway musical at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Information is available on their website.
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, February 23rd: Reserve your tickets now for this classic rock concert. Click here for ticket information.
Orange Blossom Festival, February 23rd -24th: The Bergeron Rodeo Grounds are the site of this year’s Orange Blossom Festival, a weekend of fabulous fun! Visit their website for all of the exciting details.
My One and Only, March 1st -24th: This Gershwin musical will be playing at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center for most of the month of March. Click here for ticket information.
Blake Shelton: Friends and Heroes 2019, March 9th: If you love him on The Voice, order your tickets now for this special concert at the BB&T Center. Click here for details.
Coral Springs Festival for the Arts, March 16th and 17th: Mark your calendar to save the dates for this fabulous arts and crafts festival. It’s a weekend full of fun. Visit their website for more details.
Big Bounce American, March 29th-31st: Reserve your tickets now for the ultimate in bounce house entertainment; this is huge! You won’t believe the size and scope of the bounce houses available! And, it’s being held at Miramar Regional Park. Click here for additional information.