🌞 Beach sweep or put your feet up... you choose!


Goooood morning... Fort Lauderdale 🌞

Enjoy this week's breakdown:

  • Beach Sweep and Beach lounging...
  • Ilusionists and Ghost Tours make for a memorable weekend...
  • Watch the big game on the biggest screen in town (Savor Cinema).


You Won't Want To Miss This Week:

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>> TODAY (noon to 1:30pm) catch some tunes at Stranahan Park. Sabor Latino will be playing this week for Noon Tunes. (Free)

>> Where will you be watching the big game on Sunday? You're invited to Savor Cinema's Super Bowl Party! Here's a fun alternative. Watch the game (food and snacks available for purchase) on the biggest screen in town and in the comfort of our plush stadium theater seating, PLUS they have prizes! Doors open at 4pm. (Free)

>> Tomorrow, February 10th you can enjoy the Concerts Under The Stars from 6:30pm to 8pm at The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. This event featuring the Michael Masci Quartet with Danny Bacher. ($$)

>> Or maybe you just want to get to know your neighbors, and the City wants to help. Check out Neighbor Support Night on Thursday, February 10th at 5:30 p.m. Neighbor Support Night is a family-friendly event to meet your City leaders and staff, learn about programs and services, and have some fun! (Free)

>> Saturday morning you can join the volunteers for the Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep, from 8am to 11am. Volunteers typically collect 100 pounds of trash, 25 pounds of recyclables and 10,000 cigarette butts. You can help protect our jewel of Fort Lauderdale Beach and local wild life by removing these serious threats to sea gulls, turtles and other wildlife. (Free)

>> It's that time of the month for... Haunting On The River. Saturday, February 12th at 11pm. For the older kids and the not-so-faint-of heart, join Ghostly Experiences at History Fort Lauderdale and discover what it takes to be a true paranormal investigator. Learn about the tools paranormal investigators use to explore and explain hauntings. ($$)

>> Looking for some fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with the family? Take in the Todd Sinelli Illusionist Show at Savor Cinema on Saturday, the 14th (7:30pm). ($$)

>> Sunday, February 13th - join Broward County Performing Arts for All-Abilities Series: Valentine's Day Virtual Performance & Sing-along. This sensory friendly performance will begin on Zoom at 2pm. (Free)

>> Or if you need to get outside on Sunday, swing by Snyder Park at 11am for the Wild Talks At The Park. Learn about local wildlife and the adaptations that help them survive in our urban environment. Meet some of our Ambassador Animals at this free event. (Free)

>> Need a bit more beach time? Come down for the Second Sunday by the Shore. Every 2nd Sunday at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chair, or borrow one of ours, then plan to settle in. There is no better place to connect with your neighbors and make new friends than during our new monthly event. (Free)

Featured Fort Lauderdale

There is SO much to learn and love about our fair city. We thought you would enjoy a weekly does of "did you know's" to whet your water-cooler conversations.

You've probably heard about him. Now you have a chance to Meet Guy Harvey at the Guy Harvey Gallery & Shop on Las Olas. Guy is a world-renowned artist, scientist, conservationist and entrepreneur. Stop by this weekend with appearance times between 1:30 – 3:30pm and 4:00 – 6pm (Free)

So... You Think You Know Fort Lauderdale?

There is SO much to learn and love about our fair city. We thought you would enjoy a weekly does of "did you know's" to whet your water-cooler conversations.

Living by the Ocean means we appreciate our Lifeguards. Did you know... Lifeguards at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Pool’s Annual Ocean Mile Swim for 36 years!


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Roll through the City, over the New River, and through Rio Vista in style with Segway Fort Lauderdale. This top rated activity on Tripadvisor.com will have you blown away! No balance, coordination, or expertise needed, and we will make you a pro within minutes! Yacht/mansion, nature park, beach, and food tours available 7 days a week!

Book online or Call to reserve your spot at (954) 304-5746.


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Flotsam & Jetsam

Each we come across tidbits, tips, and tools that are too good to not share, but they don't exactly fit in the "Fort Lauderdale" category. So inspired by the FTL's close connection to the sea... let's see if any of this floats your boat.

Want to know what determination looks like? This young man (age 8) wanted to write and book AND wanted people to read it. So he got the book into his local library (on the down low) and NOW it is the most popular book with a waitlist four years out and counting ðŸ˜±

Riddle for you*:

I hit the tall and miss the small. In a flash I am gone. What am I?

*Hit reply if you want to check your answer.

And one more... What would you say to your future self, if you could have that conversation? What do you think they might say to you (after they share the lottery numbers)? Here's a fun tool to start THAT conversation.

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