Glorious May has arrived and boy, are we happy! After all, this is the month when we celebrate the special women in our lives who inspire, mother and champion us throughout the year. We also honor those in military service who have sacrificed their lives for our country’s freedoms. Finally, when May arrives, we revel in the mere fact that spring is here with all its blooms and chirps. For all these celebrations, you will want to explore Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk A&E District along Fort Lauderdale’s scenic New River. Bring a friend or two, and discover an art exhibit, take in a show or learn about the city’s fascinating history. You are sure to be delighted and May choose to return time and time again!

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May  Highlights
Guided Tours
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
9:00 am–4:00 pm
May 6
Darci Lynne & Friends LIVE
Broward Center for the Performing Arts


May 7
Community Conversation: “Florida Made”
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, New River Inn
May 12
Creativity Exploration: Repetition and Relaxation
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
$15 per person
Florida Grand Opera presents Studio Artist Season Finale (Broward)
ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Free, with advanced seating
The season ends, and we must bid our class of studio artists goodbye. This is your last chance to hear them in a concert of arias, duets, and scenes before they are launched on their paths to stardom. Get tickets >

Daily Guided Tours

Historic Stranahan House Museum
1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
$12 per adult, $11 per senior, $7 per student

Tour this historic home that many refer to as the city’s birthplace. The knowledgeable and passionate docents, and keepers of Fort Lauderdale’s history will guide you through the home’s lovingly restored interior rooms, as well as the founders’ history, daily life rituals and customs of the times. You will also be captivated by the claims of spirits who are said to inhabit the home. Daily tours are available and last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Learn more >


Video Of the Month
Video of the month
Florida Grand Opera studio artists Mary Beth Nelson, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Werley, tenor; and Katherine Kozak, piano performed prior to the April 10 County Commission meeting at Governmental Center Commission Chambers. The artists appeared at the request of Commissioner Steve Geller, with the help of Justin Moss, director of Broward Operations & Outreach; and the Cultural Division’s Earl Bosworth and Rowena Nocom.
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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
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