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Free July Fourth fest in Fort Lauderdale features waterslides, fireworks & B-52s

Fort Lauderdale offers July Fourth fireworks and festivities including waterslides, fireworks and live bands, including B-52s in 2022.

Fourth of July in Fort Lauderdale includes

  • old-fashioned fun for kids and families 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • inflatable water slides
  • face painting
  • fireworks at 8:45 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale beach

Entertainment includes

  • Bobby Rodriquez Orchestra 12 p.m.
  • B and B Exprience  3 p.m.
  • B-52s  7:30 p.m.

July Fourth festivities are at  Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, and on Fort Lauderdale Beach off Las Olas Boulevard.

Photo/Water Taxi

Water Taxi

Water Taxi is offering reduced fares  with direct routes to the July 4 festivities, $5, $2 for seniors, free for kids 4 and younger, free for active military.

Water Taxi parking is at

Riverwalk garage, 150 SE Second Street, Fort Lauderdale

Parking rates

  • Registered Residents: $1.50 per hour
  • Others  $3 per hour

Lot West under the 17th St. bridge

Parking rates

  • Registered Residents: $1.50 per hour
  • Others  $4 per hour

Water Taxi Pick-Up Locations 

Departs every 30 minutes 11 a.m. – 10:15 p.m. with nonstop service to Las Olas Marina. Last trip to Fort Lauderdale Beach for the fireworks show departs at 8 p.m.

Roundtrip Ticket Prices – Purchase tickets on www.watertaxi.com 

  • Per Person: $5
  • Seniors: $2
  • Active Military: Free
  • Kids Under 5: Free

Pick-Up Stops

  • Riverside Hotel  335 SE 6th Ave.
  • Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, 1882 SE 17th St.
  • GALLERYone DoubleTree Hotel, 2670 E. Sunrise Blvd. (on Intracoastal)

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Calendar Girls screening

Discounted | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Marando Farms

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

9:00 am to 7:00 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Tinez Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Tinez Farms

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

Art After Dark at Norton in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Norton Museum of Art

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

House of Horror Amusement Park coupon

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Northwood Village offers deals to attract visitors and shoppers

6:00 pm to 11:30 pm | FREE | Northwood Village

Coming Together for Change

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Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Soca Step Dance Aerobics

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | City Park

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Into the Stacks: Heroines

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wolfsonian-FIU

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Percussion Consort: Junkestra

7:30 pm | Discounted | New World Center | New World Symphony

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Jazz at MOCA outdoor concert series

8:00 pm | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

All Day | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Ticket deal for 'Red Riding Hood' at FAU in Boca Raton

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Indian Village Reopens

$0-15.00 | Miccosukee Indian Gaming, Resort, Museum & Village

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Marando Farms

BarktoberFest in Deerfield, with water playground fun for dogs

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | $5.00-8.00 | Quiet Waters Park

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

9:00 am to 7:00 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Tinez Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Tinez Farms

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Wharftoberfest: Oktoberfest River Festival

12:00 pm to 3:00 am | FREE | The Wharf Miami

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Hispanic Heritage at the Norton

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Octubrefest

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Beat Culture Brewery

Beyond the Sounds of Silence performance

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Jr. Carnival comes to Broward with culture, music, food and competing bands

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00 | Central Broward Regional Park

ZunZun Children's Fest

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Miami-Dade County Auditorium

Speak Up: Teen Creative Writing Workshops

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | virtual

Elevated vendor market in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free concert

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $0-1.50 | TY Park

Pine-toberfest Beer Festival

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $30.00 | Evelyn Greer Park

House of Horror Amusement Park coupon

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Miami International Mall

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Free entry to museu,s

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Ticket deal for 'Red Riding Hood' at FAU in Boca Raton

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Marando Farms

BarktoberFest & water playground fun for dogs in Deerfield

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | $5.00-8.00 | Quiet Waters Park

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

9:00 am to 7:00 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

dream car classic in Hollywood

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

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Tinez Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Tinez Farms

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

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

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

12:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

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

Abbey 27th Oktoberfest Party

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Abbey Brewing Co.

Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

House of Horror Amusement Park coupon

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Miami International Mall

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

Monday, October 3, 2022

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Marando Farms

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

10:00 am to 6:30 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

Noche de Arte

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

Advance theater screening of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

6:00 pm | FREE | AMC Sunset Place

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

6:40 pm | Discounted | Marlins Park

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tarpon River Brewing

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Marando Farms & Ranch Pumpkin Patch

8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Marando Farms

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

9:00 am to 9:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Carousel Club

The Berry Farm Harvest Festival

10:00 am to 6:30 pm | $9.00-20.00 | The Berry Farms

Flamingo Road Nursery Fall Festival

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | Flamingo Road Nursery

Pumpkin Patch at Miami International Mall

10:00 am to 9:00 pm | Miami International Mall

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Parkridge Pumpkin Patch

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm | Parkridge Church

National Night Out

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Merrick Park

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

House of Horror Amusement Park coupon

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Miami International Mall

Sip of History: Bearing Witness

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

6:40 pm | Discounted | Marlins Park

Comedy Night

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

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