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Riverwalk Rhythm & Brews

Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk offers a delightful stretch along the New River for sightseeing, photography and romantic walks.  It also serves as a scenic venue for food festivals and live jazz.

Riverwalk runs along the river from about Southwest Fifth Street east toward Federal Highway, incorporating Esplanade Park.  

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Festivals & Events on Riverwalk

Riverwalk Jazz Brunch

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 Jazz Brunch on Riverwalk, features live entertainment from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the first Sundays of the month at different points along the New River. If you’d like to nibble, pack your own picnic or purchase food from area restaurant vendors. Feel free to bring portable seats or blankets. Leashed pets are permitted. Parking fees apply. Check out directions and a parking map from the City of Fort Lauderdale. For information, call 954-828-5363 or visit the website

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Riverwalk Rhythm & Brews fest

July 22 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Riverwalk Rhythm & Brews, free entry & live entertainment at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale.

Riverwalk Photography Tips

Jason Leidy, who’s with Middle River Arts Photography and is director of photography for Go Riverwalk magazine, offered information about his favorite places for snapshots and sightseeing on Riverwalk.

“There’s a bunch of great photo moments on the Riverwalk. On the North Side, the view from the Broward Center steps looking east is tough to beat.  There’s… an oversized Adirondak chair just east of Esplanade Park that makes for a good sense of place.

“I also love the view from the landing at the West side of the Railroad tracks. You’re at a good height to take in the History District. Heading further East is one of the most Instagrammed public works of art in Fort Lauderdale. “Thrive” by artist Daniel Popper is on display at the breezeway of Society Las Olas.

“On the south side of the Riverwalk, some highlights include the view from Stranahan Landing. Looking north across the New River you can see one of the oldest buildings in Fort Lauderdale, the Stranahan House Museum. The views looking west from Smoker Park are another stunning point of view on the canyon of buildings along the river. Moving West, I’m partial to the floating docks in front of the Downtowner. The restaurant has history and a often overlooked alley to it’s East winds through some fun little courtyard moments. Walking the entire length of the North and South Side of the Riverwalk is always different.”

Free Water Trolley

Read Free Riverwalk Water Trolley in Fort Lauderdale.

Rentals & Tours

  • phone or email to verify when vendor is open
  • Riverwalk Recreation offers kayak, standup paddleboard & bicycle rentals, and various tours
  • 220 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-526-5159 or info@riverwalkactivities.com

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Entertainment calendar

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Free museum entry with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Blue Man Group discount

$15.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Veterans Park

dream car classic in Hollywood

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Greynolds Park

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm | The Betsy Hotel

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

 

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