Top Labor Day Weekend Events In Fort Lauderdale
Top Labor Day Weekend Events In Fort Lauderdale

Events and Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend…those blissful three days off from work are just around the corner. Spend your holiday in sunny Fort Lauderdale where you’ll find tons of fun events and family-friendly activities.

Our hotel is conveniently located near Fort Lauderdale’s sandy white beaches and the exotic Everglades.

From live music and sightseeing to nightlife and kid-friendly attractions, here’s our list of the best things to do in the Ft. Lauderdale area for Labor Day weekend, 2017:

  • Friday Night Soundwaves: A live music series at The Hub on Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Slide off your shoes and sink into your beach chair!
  • Gallery Night at Village Design: Featuring art films, workshops, lectures, game nights, art explore (for kids), Village Weekend pizza, and more.
  • Guided History Tours of Ft. Lauderdale: Explore the stories of South Florida pioneers with a guided tour of the largest concentration of historic buildings in Broward County.
  • Lost World of Dinosaurs: Paleontologist Guy Darrough’s dinosaurs are some of the most authentic recreations in the business. Located at Flamingo Gardens, this tour ends September 4th, so don’t miss it!
  • Shorts Gone Wild 5: Six actors + eight playwrights + four directors = eight short, provocative, and hilarious plays that explore the vast array of experiences and humor that are relevant in the LGBT and Progressive communities.
  • Beach Boot Camp: Friday at 8am. Prepare to sweat on the beach with a class of strength training, cardio, flexibility, and core exercises all while working on your tan.
  • Live Music at Margaritaville: Enjoy live musical performances all weekend long at Hollywood Beach. Choose from highly-rated bars and restaurants at the legendary Hollywood Beach Boardwalk.
  • Chris Tucker: Performs at 8pm on Saturday, September 2nd at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Tickets range from $50 to $70.
  • Wheelin’ Dealin’ Food Truck Festival: Located at the Casino on Dania Beach. The best food trucks in South Florida meet here on the first Saturday of every month.
  • Tap 42 Summer Brunch, Brews, and Beats: Every Saturday from 11am to 3pm, enjoy bottomless bloodys, mimosas, and Funky Buddha Floridian beer. Music spun by J. Daiz.
  • Sawgrass Mills: Don’t forget to get all your shopping done at Sawgrass Mills. It’s one of the largest outlet and value retail shopping destinations in the country, with over 150 outlet stores!
  • Fort Lauderdale Segway Tour: Choose from two different guided tours and explore the area while riding this unique motorized vehicle. Don’t worry, they’re easy to maneuver.

Enjoy a Staycation at Our Florida Hotel

Whether you’re from out-of-state or only out of the area, you’ll love your stay at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel. Centrally located next to all these events and more, our hotel offers the perfect balance of style and sophistication with modern amenities:

  • Over 250 deluxe guestrooms and suites
  • Aveda bath products
  • Coffee maker, refrigerator, hair dryers, iron, and ironing board
  • Flat screen televisions, high speed internet access, and premium cable tv

Also, check out our resort-style pool and enjoy a refreshing lap or two after a long day in the sun.

Call to book your room today!

Fort Lauderdale Hotels Near Supercon

Get Excited for SuperCon 2017

Florida SuperCon is coming to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center from July 27th – 30th! You don’t want to miss South Florida’s largest Comic Con, featuring guests from your favorite Comic Books, Animation, Television, Movies, Anime, Video Games, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi.

Florida SuperCon is 4 days of fun. Meet celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, and writers.

The event also includes panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

Can’t Miss Events at Florida SuperCon

Many famous starts attend SuperCon every year, giving you the opportunity to get autographs and take pictures with some of your favorites! Show off your cosplaying abilities and costumes with such famous guests as:

  • John Barrowman: Star of Arrow, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow
  • Ricky Whittle: Star of American Gods and The 100
  • Joel Hodgson: Star of Mystery Science Theatre 3000
  • Star Trek stars: Levar Burton and Armin Shimerman
  • Walking Dead stars: Josh McDermitt and Michael Cudlitz
  • Jay & Silent Bob and Clerks stars: Jason Mewes and Brian O’Halloran
  • Power Rangers stars: Jason David Frank and Amy Jo Johnson
  • Nightmare Before Christmas stars: Chris Sarandon and Ken Page
  • Wrestling Superstars: Ric Flair, Mick Foley, Sting, Amy “Lita” Dumas, and Jerry Lawler
  • More TV and Movie stars:
    • Tony Todd: Candyman, Star Trek, Final Destination
    • Lindsey McKeon: One Tree Hill, Saved by the Bell, Supernatural
    • Tate Steinsiek: Face Off
    • Cindy Morgan: Tron, Caddyshack
    • Scotty Schwartz: The Toy, A Christmas Story!
  • Larry Elmore: Artist of Dragonlance, Dungeons & Dragons, SnarfQuest, and Star Frontiers
  • Animation stars: Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Lego Star Wars, Squidbillies), Kellen Goff (Five Nights at Freddy’s), Michael Bell (G.I. Joe, Plastic Man, The Smurfs, Transformers), Shanon Farnon (Super Friends, Valley of the Dinosaurs)
  • Anime stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard (Dragonball Z Kai, Fairy Tail, One Piece, Yuri on Ice), Josh Grelle (Attack on Titan, Date A Live, Free!, Yuri on Ice)
  • Comic Book creators: Sara Pichelli, David Finch, George Perez, Jim Shooter, Keith Giffen, Aaron Kuder, Ed McGuinness, Mike Zeck, Jose Delbo, Neal Adams, Allen Bellman, John Beatty, and many more

Other can’t miss events include the free cosplay photo booth where your pictures will be posted on the official website for you to download later, and the FSC Video Game Arcade, which will feature over 5000 square feet of video games! Check out the convention schedule for more event information.

Florida SuperCon Hotels

Renaissance Plantation is conveniently located near SuperCon and is only a short Uber or Lyft ride away from the convention center. Book one of our Club Doubles rooms and you and three friends can economically share accommodations for the convention. Each room features:

  • Two double beds
  • High Speed Internet access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
Memorial Day Weekend Hotel Near Ft Lauderdale Florida

Kick Off the Summer in Sunny Fort Lauderdale

When it comes to celebrating Memorial Day weekend, Fort Lauderdale has plenty of fantastic options for entertainment and relaxation. Whether you’re traveling alone, enjoying the long weekend with your family, or partying with friends, you’ll find a variety of indoor and outdoor events and attractions near our Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hotel. We’ve created a list of highlights below to help you begin planning your weekend getaway.

This popular outdoor beach event features exciting activities for people of all ages, and includes displays from local artists, a classic car show, live entertainment, and so much more.

Where: Fort Lauderdale Beach Hub, A1A and Las Olas Boulevard
When: Sat, May 27th, all day

    • Great Music & Entertainment
      Enjoy a variety of DJs and seven live bands performing throughout the day on two stages.
    • Sandcastle Contest
      Judged by LivingSand artist John May, this annual contest takes place from 10am to 1pm and prizes are awarded in a variety of categories. No experience is necessary to participate.
    • Military Tribute
      In observance of Memorial Day, a military tribute will feature a precision freefall parachute routine. Para-commandoes will skydive from 12,500 feet and land on designated targets on the beach.
    • Family Fun Zone
      Kids and parents can enjoy hula-hoop, limbo, and twister contests. There’s also water balloon tossing, face painting, beach water slides, life-sized board games.
    • Art Exhibits
      Well-known and up-and-coming artists will feature their displays and exhibits.

A huge hit with kids, families, and nature lovers, this 60-acre botanical garden is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Where: 3750 S Flamingo Rd
When: May 27 – 29, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Price: $19.95 adults ages 12+, $12.95 ages 3-11, free ages 2 and under. Free for members.

    • Travel back to the time of the dinosaurs at this traveling historic exhibition – which is coming to South Florida for the first time.
    • Experience authentic jungle settings and 27 life-sized dinosaurs
    • Unearth dinosaur bones in Dino Dig and see a real, fossilized dinosaur egg!

Hop aboard this fun-filled sightseeing cruise that transports guests along the historic New River in Fort Lauderdale. You’ll see the stunning mansions along Millionaire’s Row, local wildlife and more.

Where: Bahia Mar Yachting Center (near Ft. Lauderdale Beach)
When: Daily, morning, afternoon, and evening cruises available

    • Bring your camera and enjoy a fully narrated sightseeing cruise down New River, known as “Venice of America”.
    • This 500-passenger ship offers a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise and a 4-hour dinner cruise.

 

  • 4. The Fort Lauderdale Historic Walking Tour

 

Learn more about the area’s rich background and historic tales about its early pioneers.

Where: Historic Village and River Walk, Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
When: Tours are offered daily at 10 am

    • The tours last about 1.5 hours and is appropriate for all ages.
    • Expert tour guides tell stories of settlers and offer unique insight to the area’s most notable sights

This open-airboat tour offers a variety of educational sightseeing voyages though the Everglades. No Ft. Lauderdale vacation is complete without experiencing this uniquely Florida attraction.

Where: 1006 N US Highway 27 (Sawgrass Recreation Park)
Where: Open daily, from 9 am – 5 pm, with After Dark Adventures also available
Price: Admission varies depending on tour. General Admission for 30-minute Airboat ride is $22.95+tax for Adults (13+), $12.95+tax for Kids (4-12), children under 4 are free.

  • The ride lasts about 30 minutes, while the captain narrates about current wildlife and flora.
  • Enjoy exciting stories about the Seminole Indians and explore Florida’s natural beauty.
  • After Dark Adventure cruise lets you discover the mysteries of the Everglades at nighttime. The cruise lasts about an hour. You won’t see any gators, but you’ll spot their glowing red eyes!

Celebrate Memorial Day at Our Hotel Near Fort Lauderdale

As you can see, there’s always something fun and exciting happening in South Florida, especially during Memorial Day weekend. As one of the top-rated hotels near Ft. Lauderdale, The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation puts you within minutes of all the action, including the area’s top attractions:

  • BB&T Center Event Venue – 10 min.
  • Sawgrass Mills Mall – 12 min.
  • Hard Rock Café (and Casino) – 13 min.
  • Las Olas Riverfront – 20 min.
  • Paradise Cover Water Park – 20 min.

So, book your room today and start planning a Memorial Day weekend you’ll never forget!

Fort Lauderdale Hotel Near Tortuga Music Festival

Gear Up for This Year’s Tortuga Music Festival

If you’re a country music fan and haven’t heard of Tortuga, then you are seriously missing out. The Festival is held in Fort Lauderdale’s Oceanside Beach Park and attracts some of the hottest names in country and rock music.

The Lineup

The lineup has included country stars such as Zac Brown Band, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Chris Stapleton and more. The Festival is home to more than just country music. Guests can expect a variety of music styles, including other popular artists like Slightly Stoopid and Nelly. Check out the full lineup of over 30 artists here.

Ticket Options

Fans from all over the world gather at Tortuga Music Festival for an unforgettable weekend on the beach. For information on ticket sales visit: Tortuga Music Festival – Tickets.

For the Cause

Over $300,000 from ticket sales and donations has been granted to the Rock the Ocean Foundation. Tortuga Music Festival seeks to positively influence the world’s oceans and aid scientific research towards ocean conservation initiatives.

Seating

There is no official seating, however, you can bring your own low-rise beach chairs. Look for the designated chair zone where you will be allowed to set up.

A Short Drive from Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel

Located just minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, The Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation hotel is the perfect place to kickback after a long, eventful day at the festival. Did the concert help you work up an appetite? Grab dinner at Bin 595, the restaurant and bar located on-site that offers a variety of tasteful options.

Enjoy these additional amenities at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation hotel:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Complimentary self-parking
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