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Floats, twirlers, and dancers are among entertainment featured in the Sistrunk Parade and Festival in Fort Lauderdale. Sistrunk Parade and Festival in 2024 is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, February 24, for the parade and 10 a.m. for the festival. Entry to the festivities is free.  The event is in association with Black History Month.  Sistrunk Parade …

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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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If you’d like a little fun and entertainment with your shopping and dining excursions, Dania Pointe plaza in Dania Beach offers free events and activities for kids and adults. Dania Pointe is a popular plaza with trendy shops, restaurants, Bowlero, Dania Improv and Regal theaters. Some of the venues offer Happy Hour deals. Free events …

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The rhythms of the islands and waves rolling onto the beach are featured at Reggae Jam in Fort Lauderdale. Reggae Jam in 2024 is 12 p.m. – 7  p.m. Saturday February 24  at Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33316. Entry is free. Reserve Reggae Jam tickets online. For shopping …

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Go outside for lunch and delight in the sounds of a live band.   Noon Tunes events in 2024 ares noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays in February and March featuring live music in a public park. The lunch break entertainment is at Stranahan Park, 10 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Bands include: February 7: Pitbull of …

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The annual St. Coleman’s Catholic Church Italian Festival is back for its 40th year in 2024. The free event will be Feb. 16-18 at St. Coleman Catholic Church in Pompano Beach. The event will include plenty of Italian food, carnival rides, live music, a silent auction, a car raffle and more. This year, indoor carnival …

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Free live entertainment, including free movies and free concerts, is offered outdoors in Wilton Manors. Events in 2024 include: Live @ Mickel free concerts Four free concerts are being presented as part of the 2024 Live @ Mickel Concert Series. Food trucks may be on site. The events are from 7:3- to 9:30 p.m. Bands …

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Grab a portable seat or blanket. Free live music events are offered at the Gazebo in Palm Aire in Pompano Beach. Gazebo jazz in 2024 includes: 6 p.m. Saturday February 17 Alex Dean. 6 p.m. Saturday March 16 jazz vocalist Nikki Kidd and Nikki Kidd Band. The venue is 623 Oaks Drive, Pompano Beach 33069. …

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Pack up your portable seats for free outdoor events in Tamarac that include live bands, food trucks and inflatables for youngsters. Groove on the Grass events in 2024 include: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1. The band is T-Wave. The venue is Caporella Park, 5200 Prospect Road. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5. The …

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