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At Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, A DoubleTree by Hilton, we understand that vacation is all about breaking free from your daily schedule.

Unless it’s a schedule like this.

We’ve made sure to fill every day of every week with events that guests of all ages will enjoy. Take in a steel band concert at the Waves Pool Bar or hoist happy hour cocktails in the late afternoon. In the evening, you can catch a “Dive In Movie” at Waves, and if you’re feeling a little guilty from vacation overindulgence, our Fitness Center’s “Beach Boot Camp” will whip you back into shape in no time. And if you miss an event, no worries! There’s another one coming right behind it!

Check out the Bahia Mar Fun Times for the full schedule of events at our Fort Lauderdale beachfront resort

January 2015

January 17th -19th 

Orchid Show
10AM to 6PM all three days
The Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society blooms anew at the annual Orchid Show at Fort Lauderdale's War Memorial Auditorium at Holiday Park. Call (954) 828-5380 for more information.

January 26th 

Chili Cookoff
Chili-making fanatics from all over make competition sizzle to go along with musical acts that are just as hot at Broward County's C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. Call (954) 437-2650 for more information.

February 2015

February 11th 

Fat Tuesday on Hollywood Beach
Hollywood Beach at the Hollywood Beach Theatre and Harrison Street takes on Mardi Gras air with live music, parade, gumbo contest and more. Call (954) 926-3377 for more information.

February 22nd - 23rd 

Orange Blossom Festival Parade & Rodeo
In Davie, this country festival focuses on the community's rural agricultural roots, with a parade, livestock fair, a cook-off and crafts, strawberry festival, live country entertainment and a professional rodeo. Call (954) 797-1166 for more information.

March 2015

February 8th - March 16th 

Florida Renaissance Festival and Crafts Village
Quiet Waters Park hosts this month-long celebration sometimes extending into March featuring olden times with crafts, jousting knights, games of chance, food fit for royalty, and more. Call (954) 776-1642 for more information.

March 1st - 2nd 

Las Olas Art Festival
Enjoy the Museum of Art's Las Olas Art Festival on Las Olas Boulevard near Andrews Avenue. Call (954) 525-5500 for more information

March 8th - 9th 

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Craft Fair
Handcrafted items, gourmet foods, plants and more are part of the fun at Commercial Boulevard at A1A. Call (954) 472-3755 for more information.

March 17th 

Hollywood St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
Downtown Hollywood celebrates the St. Patrick's Day wearing of the green with Irish bands, floats, and food. Call (954) 921-3404 for more information.

April 2015


Major League Soccer
There's no end to the excitement each season as Major League Soccer teams from both the eastern and western conferences vie for glory in regular season matches, on to the play offs and cup finals. Miami Fusion


Sky High
A beautiful collection of old retired war airplanes and other aviation by talented photographer Olivier Lavielle at YellowKorner Photography in the Galleria Fort Lauderdale.


Major League Baseball
Nothing signals advent of spring more than baseball with a capital B, tightly meshed into American culture with historic firsts, icon performances, record-setting events, and traditions from hot dogs slathered in mustard to unexpected curveballs, and seventh-inning stretches. Books and movies about baseball are fine and dandy, but nothing beats Major League Baseball action, playing out each season from April through the World Series.

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April 21st 

Jack's Joint Blackjoint Tournament to Benefit Special Olympics
The 1920s-themed speakeasy, Stache, has been generating a lot of buzz lately that can be accredited to its laid-back concerts, cool vibe, and uniquely crafted cocktails. Stache is sponsoring the Special Olympics' benefit and blackjack tournament, Jack's Joint.

April 21st 

Bob Dylan and His Band
For almost 50 years, Bob Dylan has remained one of the most influential American musicians rock & roll has ever produced. Inscrutable and unpredictable, Dylan described as a folk, blues, and rock & roll legend has been both deified and denounced for his shifts of interest, most notably from acoustic to electric. Don’t miss this true American legend. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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May 2015

May 30th 

Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival
the Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival will be a “Family Fun Day” a family-friendly event as part of the 5th Annual Grand Tasting Culinary Celebration on Saturday, May 30th from 1 PM to 9 PM.

May 30th 

11th Annual KID Hero 5K
The 11th Annual KID Hero 5K is a USATF-certified run/walk course beginning at Huizenga Plaza and weaving through scenic and historic sections of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

May 30th - May 31st 

Red Bull Global Rallycross
We are the Official Host Hotel for the Red Bull Global Rallycross opening its 2015 season with a brand new event in Fort Lauderdale on May 30-31 along the beachfront of the iconic city.

June 2015


Fort Lauderdale Gun and Knife Show
War Memorial Auditorium hosts an extensive display of guns and knives. Call (954) 828-5380 for more information.


Broward Beautiful Annual Reef Sweep & Beach Cleanup
Staged at various sites throughout Broward County and sponsored by the Ocean Watch Foundation, the Broward Beautiful Reef Sweep & Beach Cleanup focuses on preserving and protecting coral reefs and educating on ocean environmental issues. Call (954) 467-1366 for more information.

July 2015


Fridays in July
Bank of America Starlight Musicals
On Fridays throughout July, Bank of America stages open-air concerts at Fort Lauderdale's Holiday Park with classic rock, show tunes and more. Concert-goers bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics and beverages. Parking is free. Call (954) 828-5363 for more information.

July 4th 

July 4th Family Celebration
Fort Lauderdale Beach becomes a magnet for July 4th revelry with free entertainment and spectacular fireworks. Call (954) 828-5363 for more information.

September 2015


National Football League
If it's fall and you're ready for some football, count on the National Football League to deliver non-stop grid action, leading to playoffs, and the incomparable Super Bowl. The NFL has come a long way since its 1920 founding in Canton, Ohio at Ralph Hay's Hupmobile dealership. NFL action was first televised in 1939 when NBC broadcast within New York City. The NFL's Longest Day was on Christmas, 1971, in a playoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins, and Miami's 17-0 Perfect Season unfolded the following year. But that's history, and prospects for new milestones start in September.

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October 2015


Annual Hortt Memorial Exhibition
Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Art showcases this annual competition featuring South Florida's finest artists. Call (954) 525-5500 for more information.

October 15th 

Hollywood Beach Oktoberfest
This lively three-day festival along the Hollywood Broadwalk features German beer, music, strolling bands, food and more. Call (954) 926-3377 for more information.

October 17th - 19th 

Home Design & Remodeling Show

October 18th - 19th 

Las Olas Art Festival
This prestigious festival across from the Museum of Art at Andrews Avenue on Las Olas Boulevard features more than 250 top-run artists with oils and acrylics, jewelry, sculpture and more. Call (954) 525-5500.

October 18th - November 11th 

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
Ever-growing and gaining increasing prestige with celebrity appearances, seminars, and parties, FLIFF presents independent film features from around the world. Call (954) 760-9898 for more information.

October 30th - November 3rd 

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
As the world's largest boat extravaganza, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show spreads out over six sites with more than 1,600 vessels including super yachts and accessories. Call (954) 764-7642 for more information.

October 31st 

Halloween Spooktacular
On Halloween, the Weston Town Center hosts a free costume contest and night of tenant trick or treating, featuring a DJ, appearances by famous characters, a bounce house, face painting, and other activities for kids aged 3 to 14, presented by Dr. Yazji, all commencing at 5:30pm. 1675 Market Street (Main Street and Bell Tower Lane), Weston. Call (954) 349-5900 for more information.

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November 2015


Hollywood Jazz Festival
For nearly 25 years, the ever-expanding Hollywood Jazz Festival has attracted throngs of music lovers. Festivities at various venues such as the Hollywood Beach Theatre at the Broadwalk include VIP packages. Call (877) 877-7677 for more information.


Riverwalk Get Downtown
In early to mid-November, local area restaurants offer food, cappuccinos and espressos, two complimentary cocktails and live entertainment at Downtown Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale's biggest and best happy hour, presented by Boca Developers in the Courtyard Plaza at Brasserie Las Olas. Call (954) 468-1541 for more information.

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Riverwalk Blues & Music Festival
Downtown Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk hosts local and nationally known blues artists at a multicultural celebration of the arts.


Fort Lauderdale Fall Home Design & Remodeling Show
Featuring home furnishings, accessories, remodeling, and more the Fort Lauderdale Fall Home Design and Remodeling Show puts interior / exterior inspiration under one convention center roof for the trade and public. Call (305) 667-9299 for more information.


Broward County Fair
Nearly 100 carnival rides and exhibits, live concerts, food and more are part of the fun at Pompano Race Track. Call (954) 922-2224 for more information.

December 2015


Christmas on Las Olas
Fort Lauderdale's fashionable Las Olas Boulevard lights up for the season with special displays as shops stay open late to show off holiday fare. Call (954) 288-7208 for more information.


Candy Cane Parade
A Holiday themed parade on the Hollywood Broadwalk features floats, marching bands and popular children's characters. Call (954) 921-3404 for more information.


Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival
In Sunrise at Welleby Park, this quarter-century-old event features handcrafted arts, international foods, kid's rides, Santa Claus, entertainment, and more. Canned food donations can substitute for admission fee. Call (954) 747-4600 for more information.


Christmas on the Beach
Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church presents Christmas on the Beach at the Hollywood Beach Theatre featuring Old Fashioned Carolers, Gospel Singers, dancers and more. Call (573) 280-8486 for more information.


Weston Art Festival
For more than a decade, the city of Weston has showcased artists at Weston Town Center with free admission. Call (954) 472-3755 for more information.

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