From value-driven packages and tours and new art exhibitions, to exciting performances and lectures, Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s activities in July are certain to dazzle visitors and South Florida residents alike. Following is just a sample of what’s happening at The District this month:
Perfect for couples or friends, The District’s “My Heart is Set on Sunrise” getaway package, available now through Oct. 31, 2017, is a radiant way to discover Fort Lauderdale. The package includes a stay at GALLERYone Fort Lauderdale, admission to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, entry to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park and paddle boating, complimentary cocktail at Blue Martini, Red Door Spa visit, shopping savings, and much more! Prices start at $149 per night, based on two people.
A glowing way to explore the city during a day trip, The District’s Waterful Tours, available now through Oct. 29, 2017, shines a spotlight on the art, history and charm of the area, via water. Guests select two of three premier cultural sites; enjoy one all-day, hop on, hop off Water Taxi pass; receive a savings book from Galleria Mall, and much more at a 42 percent savings off regular pricing. $38 per adult, $20 per child aged 6–12; free for children 5 and under.
On Saturday, July 8 from 6–8 p.m., NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will host the opening reception for its new exhibition “Human Animals: The Art of Cobra.” The exhibition features works from the museum’s Golda and Meyer Marks Cobra collection, the largest Cobra collection in America. Free for members; $10 for non-members.
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will offer the lecture “Tales from Fort Lauderdale Parks and Rec” on Monday, July 10, from 6–8 p.m. Perfect for National Parks and Recreation Month, this lecture will feature Tim McGovern, community program supervisor of the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department. Free for members; $5 for non-members.
Cruise on down the river on Saturday, July 15, starting at 5 p.m., with Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. “Cruisin’ Down the River: Digging Up the Past,” is a boat ride down the New River on the Carrie B paddlewheel boat. Sara Ayers-Rigsby, MA, RPA, director, Southeast/Southwest Regions, Florida Public Archaeology Network, will tell historical tales, while guests enjoy a boxed lunch from Kelly’s Landing and live music. Two glasses of wine are included for adults; a cash bar will also be available onboard. $45–$55 per person.
Paw Patrol to the rescue! On Sunday, July 23 and Monday, July 24 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the puppies will be on stage for “Paw Patrol Live!” It’s the day of the Great Race, and Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found! $18–$120 per ticket.
Daily throughout July, Historic Stranahan House Museum will offer its Guided House Tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. These captivating docent tours offer information about Fort Lauderdale’s history, family traditions and general folklore of the time. $12 for adults; $11 for seniors; $7 for students.
July gleams with energetic activities at The District … don’t miss out on the fun!