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Live music with Oriente in Fort Lauderdale

Delight in the flavors and rhythms of The Islands in greater Fort Lauderdale.

Caribbean heritage events in Broward offer fun, food and entertainment, with plenty of free events.

Events in 2023 include

Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Oceanside Park is offering free events June 24 and June 25 that include  food, entertainment and art. Vendors and face painting are included in the festivities.

  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. June 24: Oriente Eddy Balzola Trio
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 24 Grammy Winner, Tomasito Cruz Quartet
  • 1 p.m. June 24 Chef Irie cooking demonstration
  • 2 p.m.  June 24 All Star Diva Quintet 
  • 2:45 p.m. June 24  cooking demonstrations with Taste of the Islands Chef Irie
  • 3:15 p.m. June 24 All-Star Divas Quintet
  •  10 a.m. -11 a.m. June 25  Socaton Workout with the South Florida Caribbean Conference
  • 11 a.m. June 25 Junkanoo Dancers 
  • 11:30 a.m. June 25  fun and games with DJ
  • 1:45 p.m. June 25 Junkanoo Dancers 
  • 2 p.m. June 25 cooking demonstrations
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. June 25  Singer Songwriter Julien Believe, DJ & Junkanoo Dancers 

Las Olas Oceanside Park farmers market is at Las Olas Oceanside Park is at 3000 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Information is online

Fees for parking apply. Parking information is available online.

Parking in the area includes Las Olas Beach Parking Garage, 200 Las Olas Circle, with a PayByPhone payment option using the PayByPhone APP. Parking fees usually are $4 an hour.


Free entry for Colors of Caribe Festival


Taste of the Islands

Taste of the Islands is 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. June 24 at Vizcaya Park, 14200 SW 55th St., Miramar 33027.

The event is a food fest, book fest, art fest, and features live entertainment. Entry is free.

Entertainment includes

  • Nadia Batson
  • Julien Believe
  • Steel drums
  • Food demonstrations
  • Moko jumbies

Art and Handicrafts sale

Art and handicrafts sale is noon to 5 p.m. June 10, and entry is free. It's at Miramar Branch Library. The library is at 2050 Civic Center Place 33025. 

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