Happy New Year! 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!

Friday, January 4th, 2019

candycaneCandy Cane Wonderland, 12:15pm – 4:15pm: The Panther’s Ice Den in Coral Springs is hosting this winter-themed event including candy canes, snow, and sleigh rides! Visit their website for more details. This event runs through January 6th.


karatekidArtsPark 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 “The Karate Kid” will be shown at 8:00pm. Information available here.

First Friday Food Trucks, 5:00pm – 9:00pm: Visit the parking lot at Flamingo Gardens for the fabulous way to kick off your weekend. Bring the family and let everyone choose their own dinner from the delicious food trucks and eat while enjoying some great music. Click here for details.

Old Town Untapped, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Head out to Pompano Beach for this monthly recurring evening event. Bailey Contemporary Arts is the place to be for this craft beer and arts festival. There is food, music, art and more. Visit their website for more information.

City of Sunrise, Drive in Move, 5:30pm – 9:00pm: Markham Park in Sunrise is the site for this showing of “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”. Enjoy the movie from your car, or up front in a chair. There will be a kid zone and food trucks too! Click here for more information.

Movies on the Lawn City of Pompano Beach, 7:00pm: Bring your chairs and blankets (and family and friends) for this outdoor showing of “Paddington”. You can even bring a picnic dinner! Click here for more information.

Miami Heat v. Washington Wizards, 8:00pm: Head to the American Airlines Arena for this exciting Basketball game. Click here for ticket information.

Saturday, January 5th, 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.

Bank of America Museums on Us, Hours Vary: Visit several of South Florida’s fabulous museums and gain one free admission with your Bank of America Debit card and ID. Participating museums include the Museum of Discovery and Science and the Miami Children’s Museum, among others. Click here for more information on this recurring program.

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.

lauderaleFlorida Brewery Running Series, 11:00am: Visit the LauderAle Brewery and Tap Room for this “5K-ish” race. This “fun run” gets you a craft beer with your participation fee (if you are over 21) and some exercise. Click here for more information.

florida panthersOutdoor Iceskating on Las Olas, Noon – 10:00pm: Presented by the Florida Panthers, come skate, outside,on REAL ice!! Weekdays 3:00pm – 10:00pm and Weekends noon -10:00pm, through January 7th. Visit their website for all of the details.

Columbus Blue Jackets v. Florida Panthers, 7:00pm: Enjoy this exciting hockey game in the fantastic BB&T arena. Click here for ticket information.

Sunday, January 6th, 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.

Dream Classic Car Show, 10:00am – 3:00pm: This event, which recurs the first Sunday of each month, is a local favorite. Located on Hollywood Boulevard, between 10th and 20th Avenues, stop by and see some amazing classic cars. Visit their website for details.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Marvel Universe Live, January 10th – 13th: Have a superhero fan in your family? If so, this show may be perfect for you! Come see your favorite Marvel superheroes protect the universe! Click here for ticket information and showtimes.

8th Annual Riverwalk Stone Crab and Seafood Festival, January 12th: Esplanade Park in Las Olas is the site for this fun and yummy street festival. Save your appetite, there is tons to eat and drink. Click here for more information.

School House Rock, January 14th: Order your tickets now for this long-time favorite educational children’s show! Tickets are incredibly reasonable; visit the Broward Center’s website for details.

South Florida Fair, January 18th to February 3rd: Tickets are available now for this fun, family fair. It’s held in West Palm Beach on the South Florida Fair Grounds and this year’s theme is Superheros! Click here for details on all of the fun activities available.

Margate Movies in the Park, January 26th: Save the date and watch Incredibles 2 under the stars in Margate. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Miss Orange Blossom Pageant, January 26th: The Pine Island Multipurpose Center is the site for this fun pageant. Visit their website for details on how to enter!

Cher, January 29th: Order your tickets now for this amazing concert. Imagine seeing Cher in person! Visit the Bank Atlantic Center website for more information.

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