Under the Stars and Dancing
For many locals, summer only starts when there are free concerts in Holiday Park. Starlight Musicals, an eight-week summer concert series, presented by the city and sponsored by Bank of America, has been providing enjoyment for 39 years.
This year’s lineup includes:
• June 16th: JADED (Aerosmith Cover Band)
• June 23rd: Tim Charron Band (Country Rock with a Twist of Lime)
• June 30th: Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways (Tropical Rock / Jimmy Buffet)
• July 7th: RD Project (Latin)
• July 14th: Across the Universe (Beatles Tribune Band)
• July 21st: Classic Rock Therapy (Classic Rock)
• July 28th: Fabulous Fleetwoods (Southern Rock)
• August 4th: Brass Evolution (Classic Rock with Horn Section)
The concerts happen at 7 p.m. every Friday on one of the football fields at the southeast corner of the park.
Concertgoers often bring blankets, folding chairs and coolers for a scene that rivals pre-Dolphins game tailgating. People tend to start arriving not long after 5 to get set up.
Take a Ride like No Other
The Water Taxi is one of our city of waterways’ more unique ways to get around – and when it’s not packed with tourists, it lets us experience our city in some unique ways. The transportation service and tour guide in one allows for hopping from restaurant to restaurant or beach to beach – or something a bit more bespoke.
In addition to its regular fleet of boats, Water Taxi offers private charters that accommodate anywhere from 10 to 150 guests. On these charters, you can choose which tour you’d like to experience, from scavenger hunts to mansion and marina tours. Summer pricing begins in mid- to late June.
The Moonlight Madness, also known as the evening tour, begins at 5 p.m. and is exclusive to adults. For those who want adult refreshment with their water adventure, most boats serve beer and wine while others come equipped with a full bar.
Friday Night Sound Waves
It’s easy for Fort Lauderdale people to take our shimmery nightlife and beach backdrop for granted. We don’t have to search very far for a little paradise or cool band to dance to on the beach. Particularly not during this time of year – Friday Night Sound Waves is back for another year bringing you the best beach vibes with live music.
The weekly music concert series, which started in March, presents a lineup of bands every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. through November 10 right on Fort Lauderdale Beach at Las Olas and A1A, which Friday Night Sound Waves refers to as The Hub.
This weekly concert series features some of the region’s best musical talents performing a diverse range of genres including jazz, blues, country, Latin fusion, reggae, world and classic rock.
Las Olas Boulevard
Without a doubt the focus of the city’s action and culture is Las Olas Boulevard and the Riverwalk complex. Flanked on both sides by canals and waterways that connect million-dollar mansions to the ocean, Las Olas is home to swanky shops, funky boutiques and more dining options than one can imagine.
The boulevard also gives access to the city’s art museum, numerous galleries, and science center. The western end is the Riverwalk district, which includes parks, bars, movie theaters and more restaurants. The best part is, you can live just steps from it all thanks to 100 Las Olas.
Developed by the Kolter Group, 100 Las Olas will feature 113 luxury condominium residences with dramatic, east and west views, an elevated amenity deck, a full-service Hyatt branded hotel with a lobby level restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating plus 8,500 sf of select retail space.
Upon arrival at Las Olas, residents will be immersed in luxury with high-quality service beginning with the complimentary valet and concierge programs. With the everyday conveniences of the attached Hyatt branded hotel, residents will enjoy a full-service coffee shop and a lobby level restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating.
Las Olas will also feature a stunning assortment of resort-style amenities including an elevated resort-style pool with private cabanas and fire pit lounge, a Residents’ Club Room with catering kitchen and club bar, Casual News Room and state-of-the-art fitness center.
Conveniently located near Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International and Miami International Airport, 100 Las Olas is your private retreat and your gateway to the world.
Along with 100 Las Olas, exciting new ventures have transcended the Fort Lauderdale renaissance. Many national retailers, technology entrepreneurs, and upscale restaurateurs want to call Las Olas home. Now is the time to break into this lively neighborhood with this spectacular ground floor opportunity. Featuring the best selection of floorplans designed for a carefree, modern lifestyle, these unique residences have been priced from the $800,000’s to over $2 million.