Following are some Broward County events to entice residents and vacationers alike:
Duck Fest (February 2, 2008 at 11 a.m.) – The Duck Derby festivities are at Esplanade Park on the New River in Fort Lauderdale. Following the event will be music, food and various children’s activities. The event is free and you can adopt a duck for $5; benefits Kids in Distress.
Great Bridal Expo (February 2, 2008 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) – at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Did you get engaged recently? If you’re planning a wedding, this is the place to go to check out everything for your wedding and honeymoon all in one convenient place!
Mardi Gras Fiesta Tropicale (February 2nd from 10 a.m.-midnight & Feb. 3rd from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) – ArtsPark at Young Circle at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1/Federal Hwy. in downtown Hollywood. Festivities include a costume and float parade, live music, Louisiana cuisine, For details, call 954-921-3016.
Florida Renaissance Festival ( February 9th – March 9th, 2008; 10 a.m. till sunset; weekends only) – Come to Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach to partake in this annual festival which celebrates Medieval Times. Watch costumed performers including jousting knights. See educational demonstrations of period trades and crafts. Peruse the dozens of artisans selling their wares. Feast on food fit for a king!
A1A Marathon Health & Fitness Expo (February 15th from 12 p.m.-7 p.m. and February 16th from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.) – at the Broward County Convention Center. The A1A Marathon is from Las Olas Blvd. to the Hillsboro Inlet and takes place on Sunday, February 17th. For more info, call 561-241-3801.
Orange Blossom Festival, Parade & Rodeo (February 23rd at 8 p.m. & February 24th at 2 p.m.) – at the Bergeron Rodeo in Davie. See 80 cowboys and cowgirls compete in bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bullriding!
Taste of the Beach (February 27, 2008 from 5-9 p.m.) – at El Prado & the Beach (just north of Commercial Blvd.) in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Admission will get you the best offerings of food from 45 local restaurants. There will also be entertainment and a silent auction. For details, call 954-776-1000