June 2022 Fort Lauderdale Events: Pride Month, Festivals, Ringo Starr, Sea Turtles, Juneteenth & Father’s Day Celebrations

June 2022 Fort Lauderdale Events: Pride Month, Festivals, Ringo Starr, Sea Turtles, Juneteenth & Father’s Day Celebrations

Jun 01, 2022 June 01, 2022

Are you ready for some grand summer fun in Fort Lauderdale? With a good mix of events and festivals this June, you can spend your days indoors or out as the heat turns up.

Joining Pride Month celebrations across the nation, we have a street festival, gallery exhibit, concert, and MODS’ annual event to mark your calendars with. The Bailey Contemporary Arts Center and ArtsPark will be celebrating the spirit of the Caribbean in separate festivals. Bob Ross comes (in spirit) to the Coral Springs Museum. Ringo Starr, Mötley Crüe, and Def Leppard will be live in concert. And, there are plenty of ideas for you to make Father’s Day all the more special this year.

Read on below to see our complete list of Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale this June 2022:

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

June 2022: Fort Lauderdale Events

Special: Father’s Day 2022 Events in Fort Lauderdale

Have you spent time with Dad (or your favorite Father figure) lately? If not, Father’s Day on June 19 is the perfect opportunity to show him your love and appreciation. Here are a few curated events to help you get started:

  • Big and Little Chef - Father's Day Edition, June 4. If Dad and the little one love long drives and don’t mind getting their hands dirty, then this one’s for them in Plantation! With a class menu of southern-style broccoli salad, double bacon cheeseburgers, grilled shrimp and veggie kabobs, plus peanut butter sandwich cookie cream soda shakes, daddy and kiddo will have fun bonding over cooking.
  • Fathers’ Day Super-Dad Card, June 11. Want to celebrate super dad with a handmade 3D card? Sign up for this weekend workshop at the Coral Springs Museum ahead of the big day.
  • AFL RIZE Fighting Championship, June 17. Is Dad an MMA fan? Treat him to an evening of championship fighting at the Seminole Hard Rock.
  • Father's Day BBQ at CLUB 19, June 19. We’re sure Dad won’t mind the drive as he gets to indulge in a variety of spectacular BBQs, desserts, bourbon tastings, a cigar bar, and live entertainment featuring the sounds of Jimmy Buffet’s guitar at Club 19 at Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club.
  • Father Day Brunch at TRB, June 19. Does Papa love a good brunch? Then Tarpon River Brewing has the perfect spread for him. Better still – if you come in an outfit matching dad’s, he gets a complimentary flight of beer.
  • Father's Day Paint the Pint, June 19. Why not give Dad something he’ll cherish for a long time? This fun paint class at Gulfstream Brewing Company will have you crafting a custom-painted pint glass for him and keep dad busy with a free beer while you’re at it.
  • Father's Day Brunch, June 19. Spend some quality time with your father figures over a hearty brunch of French toast, pancakes, bacon & eggs, and much more at Venue XVIII. There will also be a live saxophone player for a smooth, relaxing atmosphere.
  • Bonnet House Father’s Day Special, June 19. Dads get in free for the day with one full-paid self-guided tour admission – take the opportunity to escape together to another time and era as you explore museum grounds.
  • Fit to be Tied – Father’s Day 5K, June 19. Fitness enthusiast or not, this 5K is for all dads, as they can later indulge in fun video games, great music, entertainment, food, and more at Vista View Park.

June 2022: In-Person Events in Fort Lauderdale

‘I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers’ Exhibit: June 1-30

The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2414 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Celebrating Pride Month with the rest of the country, History Fort Lauderdale will have an interactive presentation on display at the Galleria Mall - all month long. Chronicling the rich history of the art of drag performance, the exhibit will feature a photo wall, video vignette interviews and perspectives, colorful costumes, and more.

Roar & Explore Dinosaurs at MODS: Weekends in June

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

Gather the gang for some weekend fun at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Besides their popular ‘Dinosaurs in Motion’ traveling exhibit on display, you’ll also get access to make-and-take sessions, fun excavation activities, animal encounters, movies, and more.

Black & White and Gray All Over Exhibition: June 3 to August 17

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center – West Gallery, 41 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach

On display for a month-and-a-half, this visual art exhibit will feature two- and three-dimensional works in various mediums such as paint, pencil, sculpture, and more using only shades of black, white, and gray.

Pompano Beach Caribbean Fest: June 4

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

Come celebrate Caribbean heritage month at the first annual Pompano Caribbean Fest. This vibrant, family-friendly event will feature tasty Caribbean food, a live concert experience by Hormonick, music by DJ Mike Coly, great vibes, and plenty of other performances too.

Doggy Day at Festival: June 4

Festival Marketplace, 2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano Beach

Make it doggy’s day out! Head to the Festival Marketplace for a free dog food bag and a dog toy, as Fido and you browse through this vibrant marketplace.

Story Time in the Children’s Garden: June 5

Flamingo Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary, 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie

Would you like the kids to connect with nature, learn important lessons, practice mindfulness, and get creative – all while having fun in a garden setting? Then this monthly “Story Time” session in Flamingo garden’s shaded outdoor reading area would make the perfect pick. Spend a summer Sunday listening to “The Adventures of Myrtle the Turtle by Julie Jakeman,” with Ms. Barbara guiding the class through relevant breathing exercises and yoga poses right after.

ArtsPark Movie Nights – LucaUnchartedRaya & The Last Dragon: June 10. 17 & 24

ArtsPark Amphitheater, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood

Round up friends and family to enjoy a free, family-friendly flick every Friday at the ArtsPark Amphitheater. Playing this month are:

Global Wellness Day Celebration: June 11

The Westin, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale Beach 

It’s the perfect reminder that living well begins in the mind! Turn up in your favorite shade of pink as you join this wholesome fitness class that includes yoga, beachside spinning, relaxation stations, skincare demos, product sampling, and a comforting discussion on mental and physical health. 

Spirit of the Caribbean Festival: June 11

ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 N Young Circle, Hollywood

Sing, dance, and celebrate as the ‘Spirit of the Caribbean’ takes over Arts Park in Hollywood. Bring grandma and the kids to this free, family-friendly festival to enjoy live musical performances, foods from different islands, different merchandise from local vendors, and a culture-rich day in general.

Las Olas Blvd P!nk Bazaar (Babe Social + Pop Up Shop): June 11

Riverside Hotel, 620 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Calling all the ladies for a one-of-a-kind, pet-friendly, pop-up shopping experience that supports local women-owned brands and boutiques. Grab your gal gang and seize this opportunity to bond over weekend shopping and cocktails. 

Events at the LOOP: June 12, 23 & 25

The LOOP - Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Here’s what’s taking place at the Las Olas Oceanside Park this June:

  • Full Moon Flow, June 12. Join yogi Lisa Pumper to awaken, express, empower, and flow under the glow of the full moon in this 3-hour event.
  • ELEVATE Family Health & Wellness Day, June 12. Bring the family to join the fun, as this daytime event features eco crafts, a scavenger hunt, a manifestation wall, fitness experiences, a blood drive, an education zone, and much more.
  • Fort Lauderdale LIVE! and Pride, June 25. Book your spot to tune into the two-time Grammy Award, 12-time Billboard Music Award, two-time World Music Awards, three-time Academy of Country Music Awards, and two-time Country Music Association Awards winner LeAnn Rimes.

Introduction to Clay - Wheel Throwing: June 15

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

If you love finding new ways to channel your creativity, then this bi-weekly program is just for you. Head over to Bailey Contemporary Arts for a satisfying workshop where you learn how to manipulate clay using the wheel throwing method and later get to take home your proud creation.

Ross-O-Rama Paint and Sip: June 17

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

Ever painted “happy little trees?” Now you can with the legendary painter guiding you from the big screen. Set yourself up for leisurely Friday fun as you attend this Bob Ross-inspired workshop, complete with paint supplies, a Ross look-alike contest, games, lite bites, a cash bar, and more.

The Stadium Tour by Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison & Others: June 18

Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens

Get ready to wild out as the most iconic and celebrated rock legends in the world come together for the performance of a lifetime. Featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – this explosive concert needs an entire stadium to handle the energy.

Juneteenth Celebration & Concert Experience: June 18

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

This is your chance to celebrate Juneteenth while offering financial aid to students of African descent. Come dressed in your most glamorous “Met Gala meets Wakanda’s African chic” attire, and enjoy an evening of sensational live entertainment, a cocktail hour experience, a flight simulator experience, a craft cocktail exhibition, and more.

Juneteenth Community Arts Celebration and Street Fair: June 18

Liberia Sankofa Cultural Center, 2254 Douglas St, Hollywood

This Juneteenth celebration will be a free outdoor festival, complete with a theatrical presentation of the works of Dr. Maya Angelou, musical performances, local food trucks, and lots of family-friendly fun.

Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival: June 18

Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors

This is where the historic Stonewall Riots took place to spark off the LGBT+ human rights movement. Celebrating that historic moment with freedom, love, an evening parade, live music, and plenty of vendors, the street festival will unfold on Saturday.

However, to get in the spirit early, remember to visit the kickoff party a day before at Floatarama.

Free Ukulele Concert: June 18

T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd, Hollywood

Calling all string instrument lovers! This free listen-and-learn Ukulele concert is the perfect recipe for a well-spent Saturday. The evening starts with Chai Latte playing the Ukulele and concludes with a free lesson on how you can master the string instrument. A win-win for all! 

Featured Creatures Weekend: June 18 & 19

Flamingo Gardens & Wildlife Sanctuary, 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie

Head out to the Flamingo Gardens for an educational excursion about ocean conservation this June. With the Free Our Seas’ “Flotsam Fauna” exhibit on display, the garden will be brimming with sculptures made using over 1,000 pounds of marine debris found along the shores of South Florida beaches. There will also be a booth with sea turtle information, meet and greet sessions with animal ambassadors, live music by Bob Lyons Steel Drums, and a special kids’ corner for the little ones to enjoy.

2022 Sea Turtle Walks with MODS: June 21-30 + Select Dates in July & August

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

It’s sea turtle nesting season – and you’re invited! Catch the miracle live, as hatchlings race each other to make it safely to the sea. The nighttime adventure begins at the museum and continues at Fort Lauderdale Beach under the guidance of an expert.

Memories in Color - Fundraiser Event: June 22

Plunge Beach Resort, 4660 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Support the Alzheimer's Association by attending this opening event for a Barbara E. Frank exhibit. The 5 week-long exhibit will feature over 30 unique and lively art pieces by the famous artist who passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band: June 25

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood 

It’s time to put on your party hats and jive to old and new hits by Ringo Starr. On tour with “His All Starr Band,” now inclusive of Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart, gear up to be treated to a legendary evening.

Fourth Annual Family Pride Celebration: June 25

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

Bring along the family to celebrate Pride at this day-long event at MODS. Expect to make-and-take Pride flags, story time with a drag queen, an explosion of pride colors, participate in a career connection with friends of the LGBTQ+ community, and more at this weekend gala.

Dude Perfect – That’s Happy Summer Tour 2022: June 30

FLA Live Arena, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise

Join the YouTube sensations as they bring their most popular segments to the stage for a laugh riot. With their distinct family-friendly brand of entertainment, you can safely bring along the kids to enjoy an evening of laugh-out-loud stories, fun battles, and a whole lot of other epic craziness.


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