Mother’s Day, graduations, and Memorial Day weekend are only a few of the many highlights and reasons to celebrate at Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District this May. How better to honor that special lady in your life than to surprise her with a weekend getaway on the Stay, Play & Ride package, which features deluxe accommodations at the historic Riverside Hotel, admission to the best cultural attractions anywhere along the Riverwalk, plus many other great inclusions and perks. So, whether you are considering enjoying a concert, exploring a historic mansion, taking in a new exhibit, or celebrating that special occasion, look no further than the Riverwalk A&E District.

Below, we have curated a few events happening this month. For a full calendar, please visit

May Highlights
May 5: Macy Gray at the Parker Playhouse. 7:00pm. $33 - $36. Learn more.
May 15: Rocktopia. Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 8:00pm. $30-$75. Learn More.


Through May 19: William J. Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Tuesday - Sunday; Check website for hours. Free - $12. Learn More.
May 21: History Happy Hour. Historic Stranahan House Museum. 5:30 - 7:30pm. $15-$20.
Daily Tours of History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale | Open daily | Free–$15
Docent guided tours take place daily at 1, 2 & 3 pm. Walking tours are available upon special request. History Fort Lauderdale brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus: the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale, situated in the 1905 New River Inn; the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, and the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum. Call (954) 463-4431 or email for more information.
Guided House Tours
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens | Free–$20, free parking
9:00am–4:00pm, Tuesdays–Sundays, check website for tour times.
Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is one of the few complete homes and studios of two American artists open to the public. It is nestled among miles of beachfront development are 35 acres of a native barrier island ecosystem. The Main House is filled with a collection of art and the personal treasures of the Birch/Bartlett families. Here, you can walk where ancient Tequesta Indians, early European settlers, and shipwrecked sailors once roamed. See one of the finest orchid collections in the continental U.S. and catch a glimpse of wading birds and an occasional manatee.
Photo Of the Month
Photo of the month
History Fort Lauderdale’s Executive Director Patricia Zeiler and Lead Docent Dan Smith took a group of active duty Marines for a walking tour of the city and History Fort Lauderdale campus. During the tour, they shared the city’s humble beginnings, military history and fascinating characters that helped shape its meteoric growth.
(954) 462-0222
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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