From NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s “Wicked Wines” wine pairing event, to the Day of the Dead Family Fun Day/fine art exhibit opening at Fort Lauderdale History Museum, to the Spirits of Stranahan House Halloween Ghost Tours, Riverwalk A&E Fort Lauderdale is offering some ghoulishly delightful activities in October! Plus, there’s plenty of frighteningly great performances, kids’ activities and more this month at The District, perfect for both locals and visitors to enjoy.
Discover some “spook-tacular” things to do in Fort Lauderdale below, or click here for even more options!
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is kicking off October with its Art of Wine and Food Series event “Wicked Wines” on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 6–8 p.m. Josh Schall from Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits will present four delicious varietals of wine, served with small bites to pair. Those who arrive at 5:30 p.m. will enjoy a docent-led tour featuring highlights of the museum’s current exhibition. $15 per person.
It’s the music of Prince like never before! “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. will feature a full symphony orchestra, and live band with world-class musicians and vocalists. The performance will highlight many of Prince’s hits, as well as his lesser-known creations. $39.50–$145 per ticket.
Where else can one explore a whimsical house, discover shell museum, admire playful monkeys in the trees during a nature walk, and marvel at swans swimming in lakes? Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, of course, during the Cool Saturdays Special. On Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., visitors can enjoy these memorable activities. $10 per adult; free for children aged 12 and under.
A day to celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of departed loved ones, the “Ofrendas” Offerings Day of the Dead Family Fun Day and fine art exhibit opening at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society on Sunday, Oct. 7 from noon–4 p.m. is certain to impress. Families will enjoy sharing of stories, decorating sugar skulls, creating paper flowers and tours the community “Ofrendas” exhibition, on view Oct. 7–Nov. 2. Free with museum admission.
“The boy who wouldn’t grow up” ― Peter Pan ― along with Captain Hook, Wendy and the Lost Boys, will host the fun-filled Peter Pan Pirate Party at Historic Stranahan House Museum on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Perfect for boys and girls, the event will feature crafts, games, prizes, food and fun. $20 for one child & one adult together; additional family members $15 each. Advance registration is required.
The critically-acclaimed immersive concert-style theater show, “The Simon & Garfunkel Story,” will take the stage at Parker Playhouse on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. The show uses huge projection photos and original film footage as a full live band performs the folk-rock duo’s hits such as “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “Homeward Bound.” $40.50–$50.50 per ticket.
Renowned as one of South Florida’s must-see Halloween events each year, the Spirits of Stranahan House Halloween Ghost Tours divulge tales of the area’s infamous residents and local paranormal lore. The tours are led by authentic Victorian mourners. $25 per person; advance registration required.
Don’t be scared; The District is hauntingly happy to offer many frightfully fantastic events this October! Be sure to #DoTheDistrict and view this month’s calendar of events.