Love is in the air this February at Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, and nothing says “I love you” more than scheduling some time away with your one and only. But sharing love and celebrating Valentine’s Day does not have to be reserved for just that one day! Instead, surprise someone special with any one of these unique opportunities to watch a theater performance, listen to a concert, delight in an art exhibit or tantalize your taste buds with a new culinary event. To earn major brownie points, we suggest a romantic getaway for two. The District’s Stay, Play & Ride Package may be just the ticket, featuring luxurious upgraded accommodations and entrance to the city’s best cultural attractions, meals, shopping offers and ways to easily explore and navigate Fort Lauderdale. To get your imagination flowing, we have curated a few events for your consideration. For a complete calendar of all the happenings in The District, please visit

May  Highlights
February 4–28
Emerging Young African American Artists
History Fort Lauderdale
Noon–4:00pm weekdays and 9:30am–4:00pm weekends
Free with museum admission
February 13
Tea & Opera
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Tea at 2:30pm; Opera at 3:30pm
$35–$40 for Tea, free for Opera; RSVP required


February 14
A Well-Strung Valentine 
Parker Playhouse
$33–$73 per ticket
“Through February 17
“Jekyll & Hyde” presented by Slow Burn Theater Co.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Matinee and evening performances
$47–$60 per ticket
Concert Under the Stars
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Starting at $45 per person
Enjoy an evening of classic American jazz favorites with the Michael Masci Trio. Discovered by Michael Feinstein, Michael Masci is a regular performer at New York’s legendary Carlyle Hotel. Fresh from his European tour, Masci will perform sensational renditions of songs by Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, the Rat Pack, the Beatles and more. Enjoy this live performance on the beautiful Bonnet House Estate with complimentary wine & cheese. The Concert Under the Stars series creates these magical evenings monthly on Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m., January through April. The parking lot opens at 6 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Complimentary wine & cheese is served from 6:30–7 p.m., and the concert is from 7–8 p.m. Click here to view a video of the Michael Masci Trio.
Victorian High Tea with Frank and Ivy Stranahan
Historic Stranahan Museum
$30 per person
In celebration of Ivy Stranahan's birthday, feast on traditional tea party fare at Broward County's oldest and most historically significant home. This event includes complimentary house tours of the Historic Stranahan House Museum along the New River. Hats are encouraged. Reservations required ― call 954-524-4736.
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“Full house” was the term that rang loudly each night during the five-week run of the blockbuster Broadway musical “Hamilton” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. This was no exception when the venue also hosted EduHam, a program that brings American history to life by providing students in Title 1 eligible schools with a curriculum-based program that culminates in a full-day theater experience. The program includes the opportunity to attend a matinee performance of “Hamilton.”
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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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