Why Visit Ft. Lauderdale This Season?

Published Date Author: , December 12th, 2011

Fort Lauderdale Gay Travel Events Winter 2011This year’s winter line-up in sun-kissed Greater Fort Lauderdale offers fun-filled events and cultural activities. So pack your bikini, suntan lotion and flip flops and check out this season’s signature celebrations, parades as well as new international exhibitions. In addition, there’s 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, world-class arts and entertainment, exceptional shopping and dining options, and the following calendar listings you won’t want to miss:

1. The 24th Annual Las Olas Art Fair are free two-day events held on January 7-8 (Part I) and on March 3-4 (Part II) attracting 150,000 visitors and 280 artists. The festival features vendors from across the country selling paintings, sculptures, photography, crafted jewelry, pottery and other creations and is held in downtown Fort Lauderdale along boutique and restaurant-lined Las Olas Boulevard. Visit www.artfestival.com.

2. Want to be swept off your feet with a memorable Valentine’s Day this February 14? Why not try the ultimate trifecta – a romantic stroll along a sandy beach, followed by alfresco dining, then finish the night with tickets for you and your loved one to see Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, performing an encore Valentine’s concert again this year at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise for one night only. Other highlights on-tour this season at the Center include Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band, January 12 and comedian Jeff Dunham, February 11. Visit www.bankatlanticcenter.com.

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