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Celebrate Black History Month with this free performance by the LeNard Rutledge Quintet at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23  Miami’s very own LeNard Rutledge, renowned as one of the finest jazz vocalists in the city, will perform with his band. Rutledge began his musical journey as a percussionist, transitioning into a vocal powerhouse thanks …

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The Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Fest dishes out fries, fritters, and other fare flavored with bacon. Admission is free for this family friendly event: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 23 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 24, 2024 in Wellington. Limited free parking available on site. The event is at the Village of …

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The 34th annual ArtFest by the Sea is set for March 9-10, 2024, in Juno Beach. Admission is free. Vendor prices vary. The event will feature more than 300 artists from 30 states, working in diverse media. There will be sculpture, jewelry, woodwork, painting, wearable art and more. Artsfest is held along A1A in Juno …

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Free rides and a Polynesian show. Live music from regional bands. Those and other enticing features are part of the Butterfly Festival in Coconut Creek. The Butterfly Festival in 2024 is 2 p.m. to to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 24, and entry is free. The event includes: vendors, including food for purchase. Aloha Islanders, Polynesian …

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Pets and their people who like lively social events, Fur The Love Pet Fest offers fun and food  at a park overlooking the ocean in Fort Lauderdale. The event in 2024 is 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday, February 25m at Las Olas Ocenside Park with a Wild West theme, live band and line dancing lessons. …

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Wear your beads. Hollywood Mardi Gras offers its version of the festive event especially famous in New Orleans. Entry is free for the street festival. In 2024 , the event is 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, February 25, at Hollywood Boulevard off 19th and 20th Avenues, Hollywood 33020. The  Mardi Gras event includes live …

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Delight in plant-based dishes from participating restaurants and food vendors at  Vegan Block Party  events in Fort Lauderdale.  In  2024  the Vegan Block Party events include  2 p.m. – 8 p.m. April 27 at Esplanade Park, 400 S.W.  Second Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312. Esplanade Park is on the lovely Riverwalk promenade. Vegan Block Party events …

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The New Music Miami Festival (NMMF) is back with festival discussions and concerts that are free to the public, no ticket required thanks to the generosity of the Festival’s sponsors. The concerts take place Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The FIU School of Music celebrates its 26th year …

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Rather than pick a restaurant, dine on selections from a variety of establishments in Oakland Park. Taste of Oakland Park  in 2024 is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, February 23, and entry fees are $15 if purchased prior to the event, and $20 at the event if available. It’s an outdoor event at Pastorius …

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World Fest in Weston offers an international array of flavors, displays, art, singing, dancing and other live entertainment. Entry is free for Weston World Fest festivities in 2024 which are Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. March 3 offering fun for kids and adults. Weston World Fest features interactive booths representing different nations. Students earn …

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