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Great American Beach Party in Fort Lauderdale is loaded with events & it’s free

Fort Lauderdale is throwing a beach party loaded with entertainment and activities. It's the Great American Beach Party.

The fun and free event in 2024 is 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Las Olas Oceanside Park.  Throw on your favorite pair of shades & pack up your towels & sunscreen.

Family-friendly fun at the event includes:

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sand sculpting at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A.
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Water slides at Las Olas Boulevard and A1A.
  • Kids' zone.
  • 2 p.m. Parachute jump by SOCOM Para-Commandos.
  • Art show.
  • Vendors and exhibitors.
  • Native Village exhibit.
  • Face painting.
  • Auto show

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Live bands

  • 11 a.m. Life in Technicolor. Coldplay tunes.
  • 12 p.m. KYO and the Heartbreakers.
  • 4 p.m. Reaxtion Band.

Las Olas Oceanside Park is at 3000 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale.

Parking fees:

Event parking is $20 at various locations including  at Las Olas Garage, 200 E. Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 700 Seabreeze Boulevard.

Regular parking rates are about $4 an hour. Street parking rates are $4 per hour for non-registered residents and $1.50 per hour for registered Fort Lauderdale residents. 

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Great American Beach Party in Fort Lauderdale
May 25, 2024 @ 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Great American Beach Party in Fort Lauderdale
Las Olas Oceanside Park
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