August Events 2021: So Many Fun Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale - Camps, Concerts, Comedy & More

August Events 2021: So Many Fun Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale - Camps, Concerts, Comedy & More

Aug 02, 2021 August 02, 2021

It’s back-to-school time, so let’s make it more fun by enjoying every bit of August. In Fort Lauderdale, we’ve got everything from comedy evenings to children’s summer theater productions, soulful yoga on the beach to hands-on art workshops, contemporary ballet to rocking concerts! There’s a lot going on in Fort Lauderdale this month, so let’s end summer with a bang.

Get ready to mark your calendars as you find below our top picks for Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale this August 2021:


Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale - August Events at a Glance



August 2021: Fort Lauderdale In-person Events

  • Lunch with Art - Visual Arts Edition: Every Wednesday, August-December
  • Las Olas Farmers Market:  Every Saturday 
  • Back to School Slime Time: Weekends in August
  • projectROCK Themed Summer Camps: August 2-6 & 9-13
  • Children’s Theatrical Presentations at Amaturo Theater: 5-15
  • Rocky and the Rollers Concert: August 7
  • Ocean Conservation Day: August 7 
  • Book Binding Workshop + ARTventures Pop-up: August 7 & 14
  • International Ballet Festival of Miami: August 8
  • Orchid Care Basics + Advanced Care: August 10 & 17
  • Starlight Musicals in the Park: August 6 & 13
  • Sunset Salutation Yoga: August 12
  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep: August 14 & 28
  • Full MoonRise Beach Yoga + Full Moon Kundalini Sound Healing: August 19 & 20
  • Katt Williams In World War III Tour: August 20
  • Movies by Moonlight: August 20
  • Leesa Richards hosted by Tamara G: August 21
  • Intro to Colored Pencil Drawing & Painting: August 21 & 24
  • Riverwalk Bike Fest: August 28
  • Half Moon Empanadas Grand Opening with FREE Empanadas: August 28
  • Randy Rainbow - The Pink Glasses Tour: August 29

August 2021: Fort Lauderdale Virtual Events

  • Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series: August 5
  • Marvel’s Avengers Dance-Along + Disney & Broadway Sing-Along: August 14 & 21
  • Creativity Exploration: Intention Boxes: August 14
  • Zoom Conversations with the Stonewall: August 5, 19


August 2021: In-Person Events in Fort Lauderdale



Lunch with Art - Visual Arts Edition: Every Wednesday, August-December

Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach

Lunch with Art - Visual Arts Edition: Every Wednesday, August-December


An artsy lunch hour escape! Every Wednesday, from August through December, Bailey Contemporary Arts will be hosting hands-on art workshops. With a different theme each week, simply pack a lunch and head out to learn something new at this 5-month-long series. This month, you’ll be able to try your hand at paper collages, acrylic paintings, marker drawings, and graphic design posters.


Las Olas Farmers Market: Every Saturday

Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Farmers Market: Every Saturday


Check out all your favorite local vendors, from fresh fruit to crafts, antiques, local honey and cheeses, and much more at this favorite market by the beach. There are even cooking classes and yoga events as well. 


Back to School Slime Time: Weekends in August

Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale

Back to School Slime Time: Weekends in August


Making sure the kids have a cute-and-gooey close to summer, the Museum of Discovery and Science will be hosting weekend Slime Labs throughout the month of August. Little ones will get to learn how to make their own slime, take pictures in front of the slime wall, learn how to make slime bubbles, and take all their slimy creations home too.


projectROCK Themed Summer Camps: August 2-6 & 9-13

3580 N Andrews Ave, Oakland Park

projectROCK Themed Summer Camps: August 2-6 & 9-13


Let those little campers squeeze in as much summer fun as possible as they get to the tail-end of their holidays. Down to the last two themes at projectRock, children can sign up for
Pirates of the Carabiners, where they get to plunder treasure and climb to the top of the crow’s nest, or simply indulge in all sorts of whacky games to let off steam at the Summer Send camp.


Children’s Theatrical Presentations at Amaturo Theater: August 5-15

Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale

Children’s Theatrical Presentations at Amaturo Theater: August 5-15


Whether you enjoy watching juniors on stage, the talent of the future, or simply want your little ones to enjoy presentations from peers, these productions at Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for Performing Arts are going to be a real treat. Presented by Broward Center’s “Summer Theater Camp 2021,” here’s the list of productions taking centerstage this August:


Rocky and the Rollers Concert: August 7

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St, Aventura

Rocky and the Rollers Concert: August 7


Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to
Doo-Wop with Rocky and the Rollers. Best known for taking you back to the magic of the 1950s through the 70s, this legendary rock band is famous for its family-friendly acts that will have you all dancing all night. Facial coverings are required and seatings are set in socially distanced pods. 


Ocean Conservation Day: August 7

Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Ocean Conservation Day: August 7


Now in its 4th year, SOS Ocean Conservation Day is here with its mission to help bring awareness to our ocean and to preserve and protect our living coral reef ecosystems. With a full day of activities, bring the whole family and learn about coral, manatees, lionfish, sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, whales, lobstering, fishing practices, and so much more.

The day’s event line-up includes:

  • Shoreline Cleanup with Sun of A Beach Cleanup from 8 am to 11 am
  • Yoga on the Lawn with Lisa Pumper 9:30 am – 10:45am  ($10, kids 16 and under are free with adult)
  • Organic Farmers Market & Local Vendors
  • Raffle Drawing for (2) 2021 Tortuga Music Festival Weekend Passes ($239 value each)
  • Kids’ Tents


Book Binding WorkshopARTventures Pop-up: August 7 & 14

Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855A Coral Springs Dr, Pompano Beach

Book Binding Workshop + ARTventures Pop-up: August 7 & 14


Choose between picking up an old-school craft or a fun day with the family – or better still, do both! This month, the Coral Springs Museum of Art brings two great workshops:

  • The August 7 Bookbinding session with Joseph Velasquez will teach you 15 different bookbinding techniques, including paper folding and thread bindings.
  • The monthly Family Fun Day at the museum that takes place every Second Saturday, falls on August 14, where you can enjoy a thematic project suitable for all ages and skill levels.


International Ballet Festival of Miami: August 8

Amaturo Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale

International Ballet Festival of Miami: August 8


Celebrating 26 graceful years of powerful ballet performances from the finest in the craft, the International Ballet Festival of Miami comes to Broward. Book a seat to catch the finest ballet dancers in the world, delivering contemporary performances that are refreshingly ahead of their time.


Orchid Care BasicsAdvanced Care: August 10 & 17

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale

Orchid Care Basics + Advanced Care: August 10 & 17


Love orchids? Then you have to attend these in-person classes by master curator Jose Exposito and his team, who has also been featured in
Orchids Magazine, Vogue, and the Martha Stewart Show:

  • Starting with the basics of orchid planting on August 10, Jose will introduce you to the various types of orchids, how to select the best location for growing, and an introduction to various cultivation techniques.
  • More experienced growers will appreciate the August 17 session that focuses on transplanting, repotting, and combating pests plus diseases.


Starlight Musical Concerts in the Park: August 6 & 13

Holiday Park, 1150 G. Harold Martin Dr & Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Starlight Musical Concerts in the Park: August 6 & 13


Get ready for an evening of music under the stars! For 42 years, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department has offered the Starlight Musicals free concert series. The series features an exciting lineup of bands covering pop, country, rhythm and blues, tropical rock, and more. This month’s line-up includes: 

  • August 6 - The Shane Duncan Band (Ultimate Party Band)
  • August 13 - Southern Blood (Southern Rock)


Sunset Salutation Yoga: August 12

Las Olas Beach Garage, Sunset Terrace, 200 Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale

Sunset Salutation Yoga: August 12


Want a new yoga experience? This all-level #yogaflow features a fusion of live and electronic music by Casey Luden on the rooftop of the Las Olas Beach Garage Sunset Terrace. Lisa Pumper leads you through a 75-minute Sunset Yoga Flow and Lunar Meditation. Afterwards, refuel by snacking on lite bites, beverages and sharing good vibes. One hour of free parking is included in the ticket price. Space is limited to 40 people for safety.


Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep: August 14 & 28

300 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep: August 14 & 28


Starting at 8 am every other Saturday, help our beautiful beaches and oceans stay clean and plastic-free. Did you know that volunteers
typically collect 100 pounds of trash, 25 pounds of recyclables and more?  You can help protect our treasured nature resource and wildlife like birds, turtles and dolphins. Tools are provided, but you may want to bring your own gloves. 


Full MoonRise Beach Yoga + Full Moon Kundalini Sound Healing: August 19 & 20

870 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Full MoonRise Beach Yoga + Full Moon Kundalini Sound Healing: August 19 & 20


With the full moon in Aquarius, it’s a good time to get working on releasing any negative energy and working on your calf, ankles, and Achilles. These oceanfront classes will help you achieve that and more:

  • The Full Moonrise/Sunset Beach Yoga Flow & Meditation on the 19th begins with gentle Hatha yoga flow and transitions into a guided meditation and seashell release.
  • The Oceanside Full Moon Kundalini Sound Healing Vibes session on the 20th is meant to bring about healing via Kundalini Kriyas using specific movements and breathing.


Katt Williams In World War III Tour: August 20

BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise

Katt Williams In World War III Tour: August 20


Spend a light-hearted evening in the company of Emmy award-winning actor and star of the latest hit comedy “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” Katt Williams. The actor has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years and is best known for his sidesplitting content that underlines thought-provoking social issues.


Movies by Moonlight: August 20 

Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Movies by Moonlight: August 20


Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and favorite companion to the new Movies by Moonlight Summer Series on the Main Lawn at Las Olas Oceanside Park. This month features the romantic comedy (
500) Days of Summer, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic who is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Zooey Deschanel, has other ideas for their relationship. All movies begin at sunset, or between 7:45 and 8:15 pm. After the movie, there’s still plenty to do with a market, live music, and more. 


Leesa Richards hosted by Tamara G: August 21

Pompano Beach Cultural Center, 50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach

Leesa Richards hosted by Tamara G: August 21


Catch a night of soulful jazz, rock, and R&B in the powerful voice of singer-songwriter Leesa Richards. The Detroit native is known for her unique storytelling lyrics and has performed with legends such as Whitney Houston, The Bee Gees, Barbra Streisand, and Gloria Estefan before coming up with her own solo album.


Intro to Colored Pencil Drawing & Painting: August 21 & 24

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale

Intro to Colored Pencil Drawing & Painting: August 21 & 24

Photo by Museums Victoria on Unsplash


Adults looking to hone their drawing skills should definitely enroll for this 2.5-hour class at the Bonnet House Museum. Drawing instructor Galal Ramadan will be teaching colored pencil techniques that will help you create artwork that usually requires years to master. You can register for classes taking place on the 
21st or 24th of August.


Riverwalk Bike Fest: August 28

Esplanade Park, 400 Southwest 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale

Riverwalk Bike Fest: August 28

Join the City of Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk Bike Fest for a fun, weekend extravaganza. This free, family-friendly bike fest will feature a variety of giveaways, a kids rodeo, food vendors, music, plus appropriate health and safety checks for a stress-free weekend in the park.


Randy Rainbow - The Pink Glasses Tour: August 29

Au-Rene Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale

Randy Rainbow - The Pink Glasses Tour: August 29


Known as America’s favorite musical satirist, Randy Rainbow will be performing live at the Au-Rene Theater this August. The two-time Emmy-nominated singer, writer, and comedian will be bringing his best parodies and more to the stage, as he performs alongside some of Broadway’s finest musicians. The evening will also feature personal stories, an audience Q&A, and brand-new songs written by Rainbow.


August 2021: Virtual Events in Fort Lauderdale



Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series: August 5

Save Our Seas Distinguished Speaker Series: August 5


Join Alina Wierczorek, a Ph.D. student at the University of Ireland, as she talks about
Microplastics as part of the Museum of Discovery and Science’s Save Our Seas virtual series. This free virtual presentation is a great learning opportunity for all ages, as it features scientists, conservationists, researchers, and educators sharing their passion for the ocean along with their research-discoveries.


Marvel’s Avengers Dance-AlongDisney & Broadway Sing-Along: August 14 & 21

Marvel’s Avengers Dance-Along + Disney & Broadway Sing-Along: August 14 & 21


Running out of ideas on how to have fun at home? Don’t worry, the Broward Center for Performing Arts has your back! With two free virtually interactive events lined up this August, the kids will be looking forward to getting online and grooving with their favorite characters and tunes. Best part – the series is truly inclusive, welcoming children of all ages and abilities to engage and enjoy!


Creativity Exploration: Intention Boxes: August 14

Creativity Exploration: Intention Boxes: August 14

Joseph Cornell - Photo courtesy of Royal Academyof Arts


Get working on your goals and dreams as you join educator and mindfulness instructor Lark Keeler for this Zoom class. All you need is a box of your choice and some easily found raw materials to help bring your vision to life. One of the most popular education programs at the NSU Art Museum, this workshop is meant to promote creativity, mindfulness, and self-expression via art-making.


Zoom Conversations with the Stonewall: August 5, 19

Zoom Conversations with the Stonewall: August 5, 19


As part of its monthly Zoom conversations, the Stonewall National Museum and Archives brings you two free events this August:

  • Join activist and writer Minnie Bruce Pratt, on the 5th of August, as she talks about her poetry book Magnified – a collection of love poems.
  • Join artist Lamar Peterson, on the 19th of August, as he discusses his drawing and painting practice spanning from cartoon landscapes populated by African American suburbanites to surreal portraits of Michael Jackson.

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