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Free Labor Day weekend festival in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is planning a free Pre Labor Day Festival with live bands, vehicles on display, and other fun and entertainment.

The festival is 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2023, at North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes, A1A and Oakland Park Boulevard, Northeast 32nd Street and Northeast 33rd Street from A1A to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Entry is free. The car show will be 2 to 6 p.m.

Entertainment on multiple stages will include:

  • 7:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.: Dottie Kelly and Rock the House Band 
  • 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.: Smokin’ Aces 
  • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Big City Dogs

There will be food and drink specials from more than 15 restaurants and bars, plus food vendors, arts and crafts exhibits and stores open for shopping.

Parking is:

  • north side of Oakland Park Boulevard
  • Northeast 34th Street
  • Bridgeside Square garage, 3020 NE 32nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Parking fees are usually $4 an hour or $1.50 an hour for Fort Lauderdale residents registered with the parking department.


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