July Events 2021: Fab Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale this Month
Jul 01, 2021 July 01, 2021
We’ve got a fantastic list of things you can do this July in Fort Lauderdale to keep a cool head. For starters, there are a bunch of places you can go with the family to cheer on a patriotic parade and watch the night sky light up with amazing fireworks. Second, there are plenty of summer camps to keep the kids blissfully occupied through the rest of summer. And finally, you can have your pick of yoga glow-ups, music concerts, cooking classes, a 5k, sunset kayaking tours, wine or beer socials, virtual talks, and more to fill your calendar with midsummer fun.
Read on for details on these and other top picks for Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale this July 2021:
Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale - June Events at a Glance
- Special: Fourth of July 2021 Celebrations
- June 2021: Fort Lauderdale In-person Events
- The Art of Tim Forman: July 3 – September 26
- Ranger-Led Walks and Tours: July 1 - July 31
- Guided Sunset Kayaking Tours: July 1 - August 31
- Art Summer Camp: July through August 9
- projectROCK Themed Summer Camps: July 5-30
- Cooking Classes - Indian Vegetarian or Latin & Caribbean: July 7 & 21
- Sunny Side Up Market: July 10
- The Ultimate Motown Tribute Band: July 10
- Sushi 101: July 15
- Half-day Meditation Retreat: July 17-18
- Subzero Summer Weekend: July 17-18
- Chopin and Champagne Brunch Salon: July 18
- Disney’s The Aristocats Kids: July 20
- Flow & Glow at the Hilton: July 21
- LauderAle Beer Festival: July 23-25
- Stoked On Salt Ocean Conservation Day: July 24
- Salvation Army’s Kettle Krush 5K Run: July 24
- Sips, Sounds & Splats: July 25
- Free Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day: July 25
- June 2021: Fort Lauderdale Virtual Events
It’s America’s birthday and fireworks are a tradition! If you’re in Fort Lauderdale for Independence Day, here’s a quick list of picnics, events, and of course, fireworks that can be enjoyed with the family, friends, or even solo:
- Fireworks & Flurries. Head to LOOP Beach (Las Olas Oceanside Park) on the 3rd to enjoy a pop-up block party, farmers’ market, 4th of July, and Christmas in July celebrations - all rolled into one! This free, family-friendly fun day on the beach comes complete with a patriotic selfie station, yoga, lawn games, classic BBQ, and more.
- 4th of July Spectacular. In the perfect follow-up to its Saturday celebrations, LOOP beach will be reserved for another free, family-friendly, all-day event headlined by a Beach Boys concert. The Independence Day special will also feature a patriotic concert, family zone with face painting and water slides, Walk of Fame ceremony, eating contests, and of course, lots of fireworks beginning at 9 pm.
- Bonnet House’s July 4 Special. Those looking to spend a quieter day exploring nature trails can head to the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. The museum has a special discount going for Independence Day, so you can spend some quality time strolling through its whimsical house and gardens.
- BB&T Center, Sunrise Celebrations. They’ve got all you need for a proper celebration! BB&T’s 4th of July lineup includes a DJ, three live bands, a kids’ fun zone, plenty of food trucks, and a fireworks extravaganza.
- Miramar’s Regional Park Celebrations. This free evening event ticks all the boxes for a DJ set, food trucks, kids’ zone, and fireworks show.
- Weston’s 4th of July Parade. Those looking for a traditional parade should head out to Weston to join in their 25th-anniversary celebrations.
- Hollywood Beach Celebrations. This annual event will feature an evening of musical performances at the Beach Theater and an offshore fireworks display.
- Pompano Beach In-person + Virtual Fireworks. Mindful of the circumstances, visitors will have the option to enjoy the Pompano Beach musical and fireworks extravaganza in person or from the comfort of their homes.
The Art of Tim Forman: July 3 – September 26
New River Inn, 231 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
As part of the History Fort Lauderdale initiative, local artist Tim Forman’s impressionist, Florida environment-inspired artwork will be on display from July 3 through to September 26. The self-taught artist’s colorful works capture the many moods of the Everglades along with field sketches and plein air paintings meant to awe and inspire the senses.
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Recurring every Friday and Saturday, take your pick of various Park Ranger-led tours and walks throughout this beautiful mangrove forest and waterfront park. Choose from live animal and critter presentations to mangrove habitat walks to coastal dune and historic home walks.
Guided Sunset Kayaking Tours: July 1 - August 31
Mizell-Johnson State Park, 6503 N Ocean Dr, Dania Beach
Every Friday, take your pick of paddle board or kayak to cruise into the sunset for an evening tour of Mizell-Johnson Sate Park. Paddle through a peaceful mangrove trail, and watch for dolphins to join on the way into the intercoastal waterway to watch the sun go down.
Art Summer Camp: July through August 9
Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855A Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs
With separate camps for teens and little ones, it’s the perfect nudge for your budding artist. Choose between their one-week mini camp or the two-week workshop, as each session features a separate theme and focus. Kids aged 5-12 have options like Adventures in Africa or Incredible Islands, while teens can work on their pottery skills, drawing and illustration skills, or portfolio for college.
projectROCK Themed Summer Camps: July 5-30
3580 N Andrews Ave, Oakland Park
With weekly themes ranging from Super Hero Bootcamp to Olympic Obsession, Astronaut's Ascent, and Around the World, there’s something for every little camper at projectROCK. Enroll in advance to make sure your little champ doesn’t miss out on their favorite theme.
565 Oaks Lane, # 103, Pompano Beach
Looking to impress with your cooking skills? Join Chef Alice on either of her cooking classes to pick up new knife skills, learn how to knead dough, master pan roasting, figure out spices and their flavor profiles, and much more. After the class, you get to sit down with the chef for a hearty meal (that you helped prepare) with a BYOB.
Sunny Side Up Market: July 10
Mass District, 844 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
This weekend market is a great place to have fun as you shop for locally sourced, fresh produce and artisanal goods. The family and pet-friendly market will feature yoga classes, art installations, live music, live pet adoptions, food trucks, and much more. An interesting addition to your weekend plans!
The Ultimate Motown Tribute Band: July 10
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St, Aventura
You’ll be tempted to snap your fingers and sway to the melodies of this tribute band. After a sold-out concert last summer, The Motowners are back to bring you the timeless sounds of Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, Wilson Pickett, and many more from the 60s and 70s.
Sushi 101: July 15
3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
Love sushi? Why not learn the fine art of creating that perfect roll with a date or loved one? The experienced lot at Shooters Waterfront is hosting this series of evening classes, where you and your significant other can learn how to master two popular sushi rolls, sample them, and wash it all down with sake.
Half-day Meditation Retreat: July 17-18
Ft. Lauderdale Beach Stand LifeGuard #13 Sunrise and A1A, Fort Lauderdale
Photo by Wendy Hero from Pexels
Certified yoga therapist and licensed physical therapist assistant Ceci Lester brings her invaluable insights to help you find your center and support with a beachside meditation class, followed by 30 days of online guided meditation. Her in-person sessions on the 17th and 18th include an introduction to meditation, ocean healing, Q&A, lite dinner, and (optional) beach yoga flow.
Subzero Summer Weekend: July 17-18
401 SW 2nd Street, Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale
Get the kids to enjoy a ‘chilled out’ weekend at the MODS this July. From all-day make-and-take science activities to a special screening of Antarctica 3D IMAX on the GIANT screen, and a nitrogen show with lots of samples to devour on National Ice Cream Day, this two-day event will make for the ‘coolest’ memories.
Chopin and Champagne Brunch Salon: July 18
Thasos Greek Restaurant, 3330 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
If you’re looking for a classical music performance with a fun foodie twist, then this one’s for you. Streaming live from Athens, “the pianist with the hair” Julian Gargiulo will be performing works from Beethoven, Chopin and Mozart in signature style. Known for his interactive performances, highlighted by humorous anecdotes from his life, you’ll be treated to an evening of great music paired with fine champagne and delicious Greek food.
Disney’s The Aristocats Kids: July 20
Amaturo Theater-Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
Thank us later when the kids are all smiles as they enjoy this stage adaptation of a Disney classic. This summer theater camp brings to life the fun-filled, feline Aristocats with additional lyrics by Michael Bernard and performances by the camp’s students.
Flow & Glow at the Hilton: July 21
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 505 N Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Those looking to up their glow (and flow) game should definitely join mother-daughter duo Pam Butler and Brittany Berrard for a refreshing experience on the 4th floor of the oceanfront BalQony at Hilton. The retreat kicks off with light bites and pop-up displays, followed by a 60-minute yoga session to the beats of DJ Anna de Ferran. The evening wraps up with a meditation session and the chance to get some glow-in-the-dark body paint.
LauderAle Beer Festival: July 23-25
3305 SE 14th Ave, Fort Lauderdale
With 20 beer releases and a rocking full moon party, this 3-day soiree is a must-taste for beer lovers. Day 1 will feature a 4-course beer dinner pairing followed by live music. Day 2 will be all about the beer releases and a full moon party complete with a live Dj set, plus aerial, fire, and tribal drum performances. Day 3 gets better with beer yoga, more beer releases, lobster rolls, and live music.
Las Olas Oceanside Park, Fort Lauderdale Beach
With a mission to ‘Protect Our Ecosystem,’ this free, outdoor event is a fun, educational program for the entire family. Helping bring awareness to the ocean, the day-long event will kick-start with a morning shoreline cleanup, followed by yoga on the lawn, a farmers’ market, cooking demos, interactive areas, outreach material, pop-up mural art, photo-ops, sea turtle tattoos, and much more.
Salvation Army’s Kettle Krush 5K Run: July 24
Quiet Waters Park, 401 Powerline Rd, Deerfield Beach
Presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Salvation Army of Broward County, The Join in this "Christmas in July" family event designed to raise money and awareness to "krush" poverty and homelessness. Run or walk in the 4th Annual Kettle Krush 5K to provide the resources that people need to become self-sufficient and productive members of our community.
Sips, Sounds & Splats: July 25
South Side Cultural Arts Center, 701 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale
This art and wine social is a great way to spend a midsummer weekend. The adults-only event will feature live music, fine spirits, and art you can take home.
Free Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day: July 25
NSA Art Museum, One East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Each month, NSA Art Museum welcomes Fort Lauderdale residents for free.
Peruse the three-story structures and its exhibitions, including now on view: Iké Udé’: Select Portraits, The World of Anna Sui, I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America, Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room, and William J. Glackens from Pencil to Paint. Visit the Museum Cafe (outdoor dining only) and Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.
Zoom Conversations with the Stonewall: July 8, 14, 22, & 28
This month, the Stonewall National Museum and Archives brings you conversations with:
- Writer and historian Ben Miller on July 8, discussing his role as a co-host of the Bad Gays podcast
- Writer and historian Lisa Sigel on July 14, discussing her book, The People’s Porn: A History of Handmade Pornography in America.
- Artist and writer M. Carmen Lane on July 22, discussing their role as founder and director of ATNSC (Ata-en-sic) – an urban retreat center for healing and creative leadership.
- Author Michael Nava on July 28, discussing his most recently published novel, Lies with Man.
The Secret of Superpowers: July 31
If acapella is your thing, then you won’t want to miss this 2-day streaming event. With a 1-hour performance split into bingeable episodes, catch the singing divas of the South Florida Jubilee for a women’s acapella done barbershop style.
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