This is it … summer’s last hoorah: August! Before Labor Day comes calling and everyone is back to packing school bags and scheduling every minute of the day, we get our last whiff of summer in this warm ― sometimes sticky, but always appreciated ― month. August reminds us that sometimes the best things in life are simple, at our fingertips, and often in our own backyard! So, this month we are making it easy and have curated an entire day, from day to night, in which you can experience all there is to do at Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk’s A&E District. Come to one experience, or explore them all. And, if these don’t suit you, or the day isn’t right, then visit for a full month of things to enjoy. August may be known for its warmth, but The District sizzles with the joy of activity and creativity! For a complete calendar of events visit,

May  Highlights
August 11
Orchid Care ― “Diagnosing Pests & Diseases”
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
August 11
Creativity Exploration: “Growing in Gratitude”
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
$15 per person


August 11
Daily Guided Tours
Historic Stranahan House Museum
1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
$12 per adult, $11 per senior, $7 per student
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band & Beth Hart Band
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
“Celebrating 100 Years of Worshipping God, Serving Humanity and Embracing Our Community” Exhibit
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Free with admission: $15 per adult, $12 per senior, $7 per student (through age 22 with valid ID); admission is free for members, military and children aged 6 and under
In honor of New Mount Olive Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale’s 100th anniversary on Nov. 25, this exhibit will pay reverence to the church’s tradition of community service, and document its path to becoming one of the most influential and dynamic religious institutions in the Fort Lauderdale community Visitors will be greeted by video messages from the last three pastors of the church ― Rev. George E. Weaver, Dr. Mack King Carter and Dr. Marcus D. Davidson ― who have led the church for over 55 years. They will be accompanied by music which has been essential to the church. Archival photographs, including of three of the eight founding members of the church from 1918, and the histories of New Mount Olive’s influential leaders, theologians and valiant agents of change (past and present) who attracted and unified congregants, will also be featured. These individuals worked to revitalize low and moderate-income communities by providing strategic programs that promote economic development, create jobs and focus on strengthening families through public service, affordable housing, and entrepreneurial ventures. The exhibit runs through Sept. 28, 2018.
To RSVP to the grand opening, visit
(Photo credit: TA Chadwick.)
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Fort Lauderdale Historical Society offers visitors a weekly interactive walking tour of its campus along the New River. Guided by skilled docents who are passionate about the city’s history, the tours allow guests to enjoy lively tales while getting in their fitness steps for the day.
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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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