Top Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale January 2022: The Best Events

Top Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale January 2022: The Best Events

Dec 31, 2021 December 31, 2021

Welcome to the fresh side of the new year! Regardless of how you spent New Year’s Eve, we have you covered to start 2022 on the right note with an exciting lineup of events in Fort Lauderdale. Choose from a variety of food festivals, artistic pursuits, musical concerts, theatrical performances, and wellness-focused events to fill the first month of your calendar with sheer fun and energy.

Read below to see our complete list of Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale this January:


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



January 2022: Fort Lauderdale In-person Events

January 2022: Fort Lauderdale Virtual Events


 January 2022: In-Person Events in Fort Lauderdale



The Art of Healing: January 1-9

History Fort Lauderdale, 231 SW Second Ave, Fort Lauderdale

The Art of Healing: January 1-9


Get an inspiring start to your new year, as you stroll through this insightful winter exhibit curated by Tara Chadwick and Tia Blais-Billie. Featuring new contemporary works by 25 Seminole Tribe artists spanning 5 generations of Native Americans, the exhibit offers a reflection on the different paths to self-expression, an appreciation of daily tasks, and the commitment to provide the best possible care for self, family and community during trying times.
 


Old Town Untapped: January 7

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

Old Town Untapped: January 7


Taking place on the first Friday of each month, this FREE night event comes complete with live bands, a DJ, craft beer, food trucks, gallery tours, plus arts and crafts. This month, expect to catch THE REGS live in concert for a rock show that delivers “music the way it was meant to be heard LIVE.”


Wellness Walk and Talk with Deena McDaniel: January 8

T.Y. Park, Pavilion 4, 3300 N Park Road, Hollywood

Wellness Walk and Talk with Deena McDaniel: January 8


Get working on your New Year’s resolutions early this year, as you join Fitness Coach Deena McDaniel on this casual walk and talk. Starting off with light snacks, the multi-disciplinary fitness expert will offer wellness insights, followed by a one-hour walk in the park. While the event is free to attend, you will be required to pay the park entry fee.


Riverwalk Stone Crab & Seafood Festival: January 8

Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale

Riverwalk Stone Crab & Seafood Festival: January 8


Get your bibs and knuckles ready to dig into some of the finest seafood in Fort Lauderdale. Serving signature dishes from around Fort Lauderdale’s top restaurants and gourmet food trucks, expect to find bites from the likes of POPO’s Seafood, JoeJoe On The Go, Tropical Oasis Express, Taste and Tell, Lou Lou’s Twisted Seafood, and more at this one-day fest.

There will also be plenty of beer, smoothies, shaved ice beverages, and music to wash it all down nicely.


Animal Adoption Day: January 8

Festival Marketplace, 2900 W Sample Road, Pompano Beach

Animal Adoption Day: January 8


If you’ve been missing some fine company in life, look no further! Start 2022 with a new best friend! Come over to this pet adoption festival to find your furry BFF and give them the loving, caring forever home they deserve. Milo's Dog Rescue Of South Florida, Cat Crusade, Blue Water Dog Rescue, plus Penny & Wild smalls of South Florida all are helping our local homeless pets find the forever homes they so desperately need and deserve. 


Al Di Meola in Concert: January 9

The Parker (Parker Playhouse), 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Al Di Meola in Concert: January 9


Come experience one of the most acclaimed guitarists of the 21st Century. Internationally recognized for more than four decades as a virtuoso and composer, Di Meola plays both acoustic and electric guitar, and has produced more than 20 albums.
 


Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival: January 10-16

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

Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival: January 10-16


What better way to kickstart your social calendar than attend a flavorful food & wine festival? Greater Fort Lauderdale’s premier culinary event is back with a stellar lineup of events in 2022. Enjoy a highly spirited 
Cocktail Confidential on Jan. 12, a Poolside BBQ Battle on Jan. 14, The Grand Tasting on Jan. 15, a fun Family Day for the benefit of Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital on Jan. 16, the Savor Dining Series all week long, a Culinary Education Series from Jan. 10 to 13, plus Kids Cooking Classes and Wine Seminars on the final day. Don’t miss this tasty event!


ArtLit 2022 – Drawing Together: January 15

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

ArtLit 2022 – Drawing Together: January 15


Celebrating Art and Literature, ArtLit is an annual event co-hosted with the NSU Art Museum that brings different artistic pursuits each year for the entire community to enjoy, for free. With a ‘Drawing Together’ theme this year, the event will take participants outdoors for an afternoon full of art, crafts, stencil painting, chalk artistry/mural creation (by public and professionals), computer drawing activities, storytime, origami dove craft for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and more. There will also be a puppet show, live music entertainment, and plenty of photo ops.


US Open Sailing Series 2022: January 15-17

Lauderdale Yacht Club, 1725 SE 12th St, Fort Lauderdale

US Open Sailing Series 2022: January 15-17


Catch the first sailing event of the year as it lands on the shores of the Lauderdale Yacht Club. With sailors competing in the ILCA 4, ILCA 6, and ILCA 7 classes, it will be the perfect mid-week escape for nautical enthusiasts.


This Is BroCoMo - Mid-Century Modern Highlights of Greater Fort Lauderdale: January 15

440 N New River Drive E, Fort Lauderdale

This Is BroCoMo - Mid-Century Modern Highlights of Greater Fort Lauderdale: January 15


Immerse yourself in the nuances of Mid-Century Modern architecture as you take this bus/walking tour around the city. Explore how Charles McKirahan’s artistic oeuvre fares juxtaposed to Dan Duckham or William Vaughn’s creations. This four-hour tour offers rare insights into properties not generally open to the public.

Masterworks III - Tchaikovsky & Gottsch: January 19

The Parker (Parker Playhouse), 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Masterworks III - Tchaikovsky & Gottsch: January 19


Surround and elevate your senses with the fantastic sounds of the premiering ‘Princess Yurievskaya’ by composer-in-residence, John Gottsch. This passionate and moving presentation will be followed by Tchaikovsky’s haunting Sixth Symphony that is as
Pathetique (translating to evoking pity) as the day it was composed.

Pathways to Nature Journaling Workshop: January 21

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

Pathways to Nature Journaling Workshop: January 21


It’s the perfect time to take this 2.5-hour monthly workshop as you begin the year. Explore the nuances of nature drawing and creative writing under the expert guidance of Autumn Kioti, a trained naturalist and environmental educator, visual artist, and storyteller.
 

Seaglass Rosé Experience: January 21-23

Fort Lauderdale Beach across from The Hilton, 505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Seaglass Rosé Experience: January 21-23


Treat yourself to a three-day Rosé paradise, where you get to savor more than 30 rosés, bites by celebrity chefs, other lush spirits, and great music. Hosted by the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, proceeds from this beachside event will go towards driving out breast cancer via AutoNation’s DRV PNK initiative. Find the complete 
lineup of chefs and spirits, here.


Wearable Glass in Wonderland @ WMODA: January 22

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts, 481 South Federal Highway, 2nd Floor, Dania Beach

Wearable Glass in Wonderland @ WMODA: January 22


We bet you didn’t know it was the United Nations International Year of Glass – and that there could be a fashion show dedicated to wearing it! Watch glass art come to life at WMODA on Jan. 22 in a very ‘Alice in Wonderland’ fashion. If you love all things uncommon, you won’t want to miss this zany presentation.


Joss Stone & Corinne Bailey Rae in Concert: January 25

The Parker (Parker Playhouse), 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Joss Stone & Corinne Bailey Rae in Concert: January 25


Don’t miss this evening with Grammy-award winning contemporary pop and soul singers
Joss Stone and Corrine Bailey Rae live in concert. These British singers are stand-out artists in their own right, so to catch them together in one night is sure to be soulful and stirring performance. 


Ignite Broward Festival Kickoff: January 26

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

Ignite Broward Festival Kickoff: January 26


Ushering in a new era of family-friendly immersive art experiences, ‘Ignite’ will kick off at MODS in Fort Lauderdale. Bring along the kids to experience this collection of interactive video and light installations by leading contemporary artists and designers. There will also be plenty of food and drink to go along with this family-friendly activation.


Mutts Gone Nuts: January 28

Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd, Davie

Mutts Gone Nuts: January 28


Catch a performance that will leave you howling good this January. Enjoy some of the world’s most talented four-legged performers put on a comedy show that is so uniquely refreshing that even the Washington Post deemed it “a must-see.”


Jazz Fest Pompano Beach: January 28-29

Great Lawn at the Beach (Jan. 28), 20-98 N Pompano Beach Blvd + Pompano Beach Cultural Center (Jan. 29), 50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach

Jazz Fest Pompano Beach: January 28-29


From Grammy to Tony and Emmy award-winners as well as emerging artists, this world-class jazz fest has it all! Come over to enjoy two whole days of sweet jazz melodies. Arturo Sandoval headlines the opening night beach ceremony, while Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines night two. Further expect four impressive stages, meet-and-greets, festival vendors, and food trucks at this iconic jazz fest.


Lauder Night Market: Weekly on Fridays

Peter Feldman Park, 310 NE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale

Lauder Night Market: Weekly on Fridays


If homemade or handmade top your resolutions list this New Year, then you have to visit this Friday night bazaar at the Peter Feldman Park. Enjoy a festive mood with live music and a variety of vendors offering handmade, homemade, and remade merchandise at this street bazaar fashioned after Hong Kong’s Temple Street.


Tim Allen, Billy Joel & Other Events at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: January 6, 14-15, 20, 22 & 28

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood

Tim Allen, Billy Joel & Other Events at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: January 6, 14-15, 20, 22 & 28


Opening the year with a bang, here’s what the Hard Rock Hotel has in store for you this January:

  • Tim Allen, Jan. 6. Home Improvement’s Tim Allen will be in the house to crack you up with his effortless comic style and toolkit of stand-up comedy excellence. The man always opens to a full house, so you will need to book early.
  • Miami Comedy Festival, Jan. 14-15. With the Miami Comedy Festival in town, it’s time you melted away those back-to-work blues with a few belly laughs. Don’t miss this weekend event if self-care and destress rank high on your resolutions list.
  • MMA’s Claim the Rock, Jan. 20. Feel the impact, ringside, as you find yourself at the year’s first live MMA match. Needless to say, sports enthusiasts will find a way to work this into their calendars.
  • 98 Degrees, Jan. 22. If you’ve lived through the 90s, then you couldn’t have missed this chart-topping band. Get yourself a ticket to relive smash hits like “Because of You,” “The Hardest Thing,” and “Where Do You Wanna Go.”
  • Billy Joel in Concert, Jan. 28. Turn up to tune into this living legend as he takes over Hard Rock Live. Expect timeless toppers like “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “Uptown Girl,” “Just the Way You Are” and more at this iconic concert.


January 2022: Virtual Events in Fort Lauderdale



Virtual Story Time by the Blanche Ely House Museum: January 8-31

Virtual Story Time by the Blanche Ely House Museum: January 8-31


It’s never too early to get your little ones started on playful learning. Story Time with Blanche Ely House Museum was started “to create an opportunity for even the youngest visitor to build a sense of community.” The museum’s relatable storytelling can be just what your little one needs to push forward and shine.


Stonewall’s ZOOM Conversation with Mike Balaban: January 11

Stonewall’s ZOOM Conversation with Mike Balaban: January 11


SNMA’s Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian will be in conversation with storyteller and podcaster Mike Balaban to understand the issues he and other LGBTQers have faced over the past 4 decades. Tune in for free by 
registering here.



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