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Memorial Weekend: Fort Lauderdale

Posted On: 06/01/2016

Already thinking of ideas for next year’s Memorial Day in Fort Lauderdale? Here are a few of the top rated events from this year to help you in your planning.

Memorial Day Kidzfest

The Memorial Day Kidzfest at Flamingo Gardens, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Broward Outpatient Center, was a full day of fun for the little ones. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., kids of all ages enjoyed activity stations, crafts, animal presentations, bounce houses, live entertainment, a butterfly encounter, games and prizes, a narrated tram ride and free pony rides. The admission price for the Kidzfest was $19.95 for ages 12 and up, $6.45 for ages 3 to 11, and free for kids 2 and under as well as for members of Flamingo Gardens.

Great American Beach Party featuring Sister Hazel

If beach fun is what was on the agenda, then the City of Fort Lauderdale's Annual Great American Beach Party fit the bill. This year’s event included a kid’s area, a classic car show, beach games, an art show, a DJ, and sand castle art. There were live bands such as Big Harvest, Six Foot Swell Surfband, Tom Jackson, Blues Brothers Soul Band, Pocket Change, The Long Run, and the featured headliner, Sister Hazel. A tribute to the US Armed Forces was a highlight of the day. The event was free and open to the public.

Undertow Jam 2016

Is a street fair more to your liking? This year 104.3 The Shark hosted its first annual Undertow Jam, a street fair in front of America’s Backyard and Revolution Live. The event was free to the public and featured food trucks, live bands and BMX Trickstars. For $25, attendees could enjoy a concert given by alternative bands Finish Ticket, The Strumbellas, JR JR, Bear Hands, Joy Wave and Young the Giant.

All three of these activities were jam-packed and parking was limited. GO Airport Shuttle was glad to provide transportation services for some attendees. As you start early planning for next year’s Memorial Day events, go ahead and eliminate your transportation worry. Contact us to plan your transportation needs.