August is here and quickly reminding us that summer is nearly at its end. But rather than bemoaning the last few weeks of summer ease, The District is ready to inspire you with the coolest things to try this month. So, we suggest you... get motivated by Ivy Stranahan’s activism, expand your horizons with a new art exhibit, relive great music with a concert or two, awaken your green thumb, and above all, drink lots of wine while trying it all! Summer living is at its best and we encourage you to live it to the fullest. Happy summering! #DotheDistrict.

If you still haven’t booked the perfect getaway, then we encourage you to check out The District’s popular Stay, Play & Ride Package. Available through Sept. 30, the package combines some of Fort Lauderdale’s best activities with deluxe accommodations, great shopping options, and so much more.

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July Highlights
Throughout August. The Art of Tim Forman: Landscape Paintings. History Fort Lauderdale. Open daily, noon to 4:00pm weekdays and 9:30am to 4:00pm weekends. Free with museum admission
August 1. The Art of Wine & Food: 'Summer in Sonoma'. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. 6:00pm


August 10 & 17. Orchid Care Classes. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
. 10:00am–12:00pm. $30–$35 per class
August 18. Hippiefest 2019. Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 6:30pm. $49–$69
History Happy Hour: The Civic Activism of Ivy Stranahan
Historic Stranahan House Museum | 5:30pm–7:30pm | $10–$15

Combine your love of history with a glass of featured wine at the Historic Stranahan House Museum’s History Happy Hour. Join local historian and Broward County Schools educator Michelle Sammartino for a deep dive into the civic and social activism of Fort Lauderdale’s first lady, Ivy Stranahan. Learn how Ivy challenged the status quo by fighting for the rights of women, African Americans and Native Americans during the early 20th century. Also, hear about the role she played in the creation of numerous Fort Lauderdale organizations such as the Fort Lauderdale Women's Club, Audubon Society, Red Cross and more. Complimentary light bites, wine and museum tours are included. Advance registration is requested. Call 954-524-4736 or email

The B-52s 40th Anniversary Tour with Special Guests OMD and Berlin
Broward Center for the Performing Arts | 7:30pm | $59.50–$129.50

The B-52s are celebrating their 40th Anniversary Tour with special guests OMD and Berlin. Renowned as the World’s Greatest Party Band, the B-52s remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring music groups of all time. From groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster” and “Private Idaho“ to chart-topping hits like “Love Shack” and “Roam,” their dance-rock tunes start the party every time their music begins.

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The New River Marketplace debuted in June with its more than 52 vendors, offering a selection of original art, antiques, furnishings, collectables, clothing, jewelry, plants and more. The Marketplace, set along the banks of the New River under the shade of historic live oaks, also offered gourmet bites and beverages from food trucks, live music and a tattoo artist that added another artistic dimension to this community event.
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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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