Broward County Events – Art and Film Festivals and a Boat Show!

The following are some Broward County events scheduled for October 2007.  The festivities are plentiful this month and there’s something for everyone, so get out there and enjoy!

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  • Sunday Jazz BrunchSunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch – Riverwalk in downtown Fort Lauderdale (the first Sunday of every month from 11 a.m. -2 p.m.).  Jazz music performed on four stages along the historic New River.  Bring a picnic basket, blanket, chairs, children and even your dog! For more information call the 24-hour hotline: 954-828-5363.
  • Broward Caribbean Carnival, a Celebration of Cultural Diversity (October 7, 2007) – a parade of bands and carnival show.  The parade begins at noon at the top of NW 12th Avenue and ends inside the fair grounds of Fort Lauderdale Stadium Complex.
  • Southeast Winter Sports Show – Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center (October 5-7, 2007) – for those who enjoy cold-weather sports!  For details call 954-765-5900.
  • Las Olas Art Festival (October 6-7, 2007 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) – leisurely stroll along Las Olas Blvd. and see paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry and much more! This is one of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County’s most popular outdoor events offering something for every taste and budget.  For info: 954-472-3755.
  • FLIFFFort Lauderdale International Film Festival (October 15-November 11, 2007) – a 37-day event that will feature over 200 films from around the globe.  Meet the filmmakers and celebrities who will attend many of the screenings and events during the 22nd annual FLIFF.
  • Broward County Plant Affair (October 20-21, 2007) at Plantation Heritage Park (501 N. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation).  A plant show and sale, free after $1.50 park admission.  For information call 954-797-2722.
  • Viva Broward! (October 20-21, 2007 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Stranahan Park, downtown Fort Lauderdale) – the 18th annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted by Bank of America.
  • Hollywood International Art and Music Festival (October 20-21, 2007; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5 in ArtsPark at Youngs Circle in Hollywood).  For details call 954-921-3404.
  • yachtFort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 25-29, 2007) – this show is celebrating its 48th year and features over a billion dollar’s worth of boats, yachts and accessories. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is among Broward County’s most attended events and is spread over six locations including the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, the Hyatt Pier 66 Hotel & Marina, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, the Fort Lauderdale Grande Hotel and Yacht Club, Hall of Fame Marina and Las Olas Marina.
  • Art in the Park – Liberty Tree Park in Plantation (October 27-28, 2007) – featuring 150 artists, live entertainment, Kids Korner (with activities, crafts, bounce house and more).  Location: 7421 NW 5th St., Plantation.
  • Southern States Bull Riders Finals – Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie (November 3, 2007).

Click here for a list of current Broward County Events!

3 Responses to “Broward County Events – Art and Film Festivals and a Boat Show!”

  1. Broward County Events - Enjoy Live Music and a Clambake! « South Florida Real Estate Voice | Homes & Condos | South Florida Living Says:

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  2. Dean Shortland Says:

    Hey there!

    There is another event about to hit Broward County, The Australian Festival.

    Here is the basic scoop:

    G’Day South Florida – Come Celebrate The Land Down Under!

    Ever dreamed of visiting the Land Down Under? How about playing a didgeridoo and learning about the Aboriginal Culture?. Maybe some shopping in Down Under Market Place before trying some great Aussie Tucker for lunch. Then cap off your visit listening to the sounds of Music Down Under while the kids are watching our famous Sheep Herding demonstration and learning about their favorite Aussie animal…

    Well Mates – On November 2-4, 2007 you can visit the Land Down Under and never leave South Florida as the 2007 Australian Festival comes to C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines for a three day Australian-American Celebration!

    The Australian Festival is an Australian Celebration and Showcase that consists of 10 key Areas—Kids Down Under, Music Down Under, Travel Down Under, Down Under Market Place, Dream Time Village, G’Day Café, Down Under Winery, Sports Down Under, The Australian Pavilion & Jackaroos Pub— with 350 participants from Australia, New Zealand & the United States and over 50 hours of Australian Music and Entertainment for the whole family.

    The Festival features Australian music, travel & market place booths, indigenous & cultural entertainment, kids’ activities, animal education, kids’ corner, sports matches, clinics & workshops with great food & drink including Aussie Wine Tasting — All from the Land Down Under. We even have our Festival raffle thats main prize is a round trip for two to Australia – compliments of Air New Zealand.

    Participants include 25 Market Place and Travel Booths – 15 Australian Music Acts (over 50 musicians) including indigenous artists – 20 Australian Food and Wine Companies, 10 Sports Clubs featuring Cricket and Australian Football (over 100 athletes) with 20 Sponsor and Partner organizations joining in the celebration.

    Visit The Land Down Under With Our Key Areas & Features:

    * Kids Down Under : Australian themed children’s entertainment & education area…

    * Music Down Under : Showcasing 15 Australian Music acts with over 50 musicians …

    * Dream Time Village : Indigenous art, culture, music, workshops and education…

    * Travel Down Under: Visit with Aussie Travel Specialists to plan your Dream Trip…

    * Down Under Market : Australian Companies, Products, Demonstrations, & Seminars…

    * Down Under Winery: Experience Australian Wine through taste, education, and information…

    * Australian Pavilion : Center of the Festival with music, entertainment & presentations…

    * Sports Down Under: Promoting & showcasing Australian Sport with Cricket & Footy…

    * G’Day Cafe : Festival Food Cafe including meat pies, lamingtons, ginger beer & plenty more…

    * Jackaroos Pub : The Official “Local Pub” of the Festival – great Aussie wine & beer…

    Join in our Special Events including:

    * Sheep Herding Demonstration: The event that always makes the festival come to a stand still – our famous Sheep Herding Demonstration will delight both young and old as we highlight Australia’s world class wool.

    * Down Under Winery: Australian Wine Tasting throughout the weekend with 10 Australian companies and over 30 individual wines served with Mainland New Zealand cheese….

    * The Gathering Concert: On Saturday Evening featuring Indigenous Australian Artist David Hudson with Brother and Martine Locke

    * Walk Pembroke Pines: Alan Waddell, 93, has walked every street in 250 suburbs of Sydney, Australia and now Alan invites Pembroke Pines to join in the Walk City Streets revolution…

    * Win A Dream Trip For 2 To Australia: Our Trip To Australia Raffle is sure to be popular with the winning destination – the Land Down Under. Winners announced at our closing ceremony…

    * Australian Silent Auction: Raising funds for SOS Children’s Villages – USA – will feature some unique Australian items available online and bidding opportunities all weekend long…

    Official Sponsors & Partners:

    Southern Light and Gas, Down Under Answers, Air New Zealand, Barrier Reef Pools – USA, Mainland Cheese, Broward County Public Schools, Australian Trade Commission, Broward County Commissioners, Broward County Parks & Recreation, City Of Pembroke Pines, Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce, BeareWare, Australian Geographic, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, Superyacht Base, Gold Coast City Council, Citrix Systems, Wexco Aviation Services, Palm Beach Zoo & Kids Ecology Corps.

    Participant Profiles –

    Official Charity:

    SOS Children’s Villages – Florida – Part proceeds from each festival ticket sold will be donated to SOS Children’s Villages – Florida.

    SOS Children’s Villages – USA – Australian Silent Auction proceeds will be donated to SOS Children’s Villages – USA.

    Advance Discount Ticket Sales:

    Advance Discount Tickets are available online with up to 33% savings. Ticket packages include Aussie & Family Paks as well as discounted individual tickets.

    2007 Australian Festival Dates & Times
    November 2-4, 2007 – Come Say G’DAY!

    Friday Session – 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday Session – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday Session – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 2007 Australian

    Festival Location
    C.B. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines
    900 North Flamingo Road
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
    Australian Festival Admission Prices

    General Admission – Gate Prices *
    Adults – $15.00 – Seniors/Students – $8.00
    Children – $8.00 – (12 and Under)
    Children 2 & Under – FREE

    * Part proceeds from each ticket sold supports SOS Children’s Villages – Florida.

    Online Ticket Prices (Save 33% Online)

    Family Pak (2 Adults, 2 Children – $30.00
    Aussie Pass (3 Day Access) – $30.00
    Adults – $12.00 – Seniors & Students – $8.00
    Children – $6.00 (12 and Under)

    * $1.50 County Park admission per person
    This Must Be Paid upon entry to the park.



    The 2007 Australian Festival –
    November 2-4, 2007
    C.B. Smith Park
    900 North Flamingo Road
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Additional Premier Events:

    Business Down Under Forum –
    November 2, 2007
    Hyatt Regency Bonaventure
    250 Racquet Club Road,
    Weston, Florida, 33326

    G’Day Mates Schools Program –
    November 2, 2007
    C.B. Smith Park
    900 North Flamingo Road
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

    Interviews, Photos and Aussie accents for promotion are available upon request.

    2007 Festival Schedule –

    Media Standards and Images can be found at –

    Festival Fact Sheet is available online in the document center –

    For more information about the Australian Festival please visit –

    Brigitte Graefin von Bulow, Chief Executive Officer
    The Australian Festival – USA
    11767 S. Dixie Highway
    Private Mailbox 146
    Pinecrest FL, 33156
    (202) 321 7888
    E-mail –

    Dean Shortland – Media Director
    The Australian Festival – USA
    11767 S. Dixie Highway
    Private Mailbox 146
    Pinecrest FL, 33156
    (615) 517-4928
    E-mail :

    Additional Media & Image Requests
    Festival Design Director – Vicki Payne
    (615) 443-9050

  3. Stephanie Says:

    I am very interested in any art festivals, music festivals, seafood festivals or whatever kind of festival. I am a artist from the Manatee County area of Florida. We are very well know in our area and I would like to spread along the state of Florida and introduce our aluminum art sculptures to everyone. We have been showcased in the IGFA museum and we have one several awards and been in the newspaper several times as well.

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