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We’re Fall-ing for The District!

The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is a casual-cool place where comfortable sandals, sunnies, beach bags and hats rule during the day; and at night, our wardrobe steps it up a notch with heels, lightweight jackets and glam accessories. Pack a few airy outfits that can easily be transformed from day to night by simply switching out accessories.

Etiquette Boutique (an adorable family-run, women’s boutique with two locations in Fort Lauderdale) shows us how a deep-colored, flowy romper and a Bohemian-style maxi dress can be paired with fall’s hottest colors and accessories to make a fashion statement any time of day or night. Etiquette Boutique, 2368 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, 954.306.2837; 1827 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.652.1074; etiquetteboutique.com

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9:00 AM

Begin your Heritage Tour at the beautiful Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.

Begin your Heritage Tour at the beautiful Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Let’s tour the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. With its iconic estate and lush tropical grounds, it’s no wonder this Fort Lauderdale gem is ranked as a “Must See” attraction in the city by TripAdvisor. Regular tours begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and last about 1½ hours.

There are also specialty tours, such as the Orchid Greenhouse Tours and Behind the Scenes Tours.
Click here for availability and times.

Need more info on the Bonnet House? Click here.

10:30 AM

Stop at the Gift Shop

Explore aboard a Sun Trolley

If you are up to exploring in a different way, you may want to consider hopping aboard a Sun Trolley. The Sun Trolley provides approximately 40,000 passengers per month with convenient, reliable and affordable public transportation to a host of destinations. From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Sun Trolley operates seven routes, each of which have their own respective schedule. Prices vary per routes from free, to $1 per ride, or $3 for an all-day pass, cash only.

You can also download a Sun Trolley app on your smartphone that will enable real-time trolley tracking. To hop aboard, just wave to driver (as you would hail a cab) and ride.

11:00 AM

Head over to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale mall

Discover Fort Lauderdale’s beginnings

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will be the ideal place to learn more about the city’s roots. Fort Lauderdale Historical Society brings the stories of this diverse community to life through educational experiences, cultural exhibits, research, and preservation for future generations. The Museum campus, complete with city’s first inn, pioneer home, replica schoolhouse and research library, is replete with stories and imagery of a time gone by. Enjoy a self-guided tour or sign up for one of the docent-led tours, available daily at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Check the calendar for event dates and times.

12:30 PM

Stop along Las Olas Boulevard for a delicious lunch

Enjoy a delicious lunch on Las Olas

Famished yet? If so, we encourage you to stop along Las Olas Boulevard for a delicious lunch. This world-famous thoroughfare offers a variety of eateries, but among our favorites are YOLO, Grille 401, The Royal Pig Pub and Thursdays Fort Lauderdale.

1:45 pm

Step into the Historic Stranahan House

Step into the Historic Stranahan House

You are only steps away from the Historic Stranahan House. Docent-led tours are at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily. This charming turn-of-the-century home is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and was built in 1901 as the original trading post for the early pioneers and Seminole Indians. The Stranahan family is credited as being Fort Lauderdale's founding family, and the museum offers a glimpse of the city's beginning, their legacy, and the historic structure.

For more information about the house or specific event details, visit here.

3:00 pm

Step into the Historic Stranahan House

Head over to Etiquette Boutique

Hop aboard the trolley again, if you’d like. If our packing list has inspired you, then you may want to do a bit of shopping. Head over to Etiquette Boutique and let them know you're a fan of Riverwalk A&E District. If you make a purchase, you'll be awarded "Etiquette Bucks," which is 10 percent of the purchase subtotal that can be applied to your next shopping spree (within two weeks). Hello, free money! The friendly sales team at Etiquette will assist you in selecting the perfect outfit for your city adventure.

There are two convenient locations for Etiquette:

1827 Cordova Rd. (17th Street Causeway)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 652-1074
(in the Harbor Shops with Publix)

2368 N. Federal Hwy. 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
(954) 306-2837 
(in the Whole Foods center, next to Barkan Yoga)

Evening

Charming Tour

Experience NSU Art Museum’s Free First Thursday Starry Nights

If you are in The District on the first Thursday night of the month, then you will want to experience NSU Art Museum’s Free First Thursday Starry Nights (from 4–8 p.m.), presented by PNC Bank. This monthly event includes 2-for-1 specials on wine and craft beers, light bites in the Museum Café, drawings for prizes and hands-on art projects for all ages. There is also an Art of Wine & Food series, from 6–8 p.m., that offers light bites and highlights a different wine region each month, available for $40 per person.

For a complete list of Art Museum exhibits and special events, click here.


Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Parker Playhouse are two of the premier performance venues in the area. There is always a show, concert, play or spectacle. Here are a few items you may want to explore, but there are plenty more you can see by clicking here.

October: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with:

  • Seu Jorge Presents “The Life Aquatic, A Tribute to David Bowie,” Oct. 7
  • Tiempo Libre: “Bohemia,” Oct. 14

November: Feel the Music!

  • Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band, Nov. 7 & 8
  • “Love Never Dies — The Phantom Returns,” Nov. 7–19
  • Florida Grand Opera’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” Nov. 30 & Dec. 2

December: Bring on the Holidays!

  • LeAnn Rimes: “Today is Christmas 2017,” Dec. 2
  • “The Colors of Christmas,” Dec. 6
  • “A Well-Strung Christmas,” Dec. 9
  • “Cirque Dreams Holidaze,” Dec. 26–31
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The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional cultural events happening throughout Broward County please visit ArtsCalendar.com Copyright 2017 ® Riverwalk a&e. All Rights Reserved.