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Soak Up the Summer at The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach!

Sea you at Fort Lauderdale Beach! This summer, The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) invites everyone under the sun to turn up the heat in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard with a series of events, including Dog Days of Summer Movies by Moonlight Series and a revamped rendition of the Las Olas Oceanside Park’s Farmer’s Market coined The MKT!

Summer Special Events Include:

Dog Days of Summer Movies by Moonlight Series

The LOOP invites the community and their furry companions to the Movies by Moonlight “Dog Days of Summer” series. Locals and visitors of all ages are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a favorite movie date to the main lawn at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Come early to dine at one of Fort Lauderdale Beach’s restaurants, shop the People and Pet Market starting at 5 p.m. or bring a picnic for a dinner and a movie experience under the stars. Movie snacks and drinks are also available to purchase onsite, and limited chairs and blankets are available to borrow. The events will take place on the last Friday in June, July and August.

Featured Films include:

Friday, June 30

  • Film: Hotel for Dogs, Rated PG

  • Showtime: 8:15 p.m.; 1 hour, 40 minutes

  • Synopsis: After moving into a foster home that forbids pets, siblings Andi (Emma Roberts) and Bruce (Jake T. Austin) must quickly find a home for their dog Friday. The resourceful pair find an abandoned hotel, and with the help of Bruce’s mechanical skills, turn it into a pooch paradise for Friday and a number of strays. But when the inevitable barking makes neighbors suspicious, Andi and Bruce must find a way to hide their canine haven from prying eyes.

Friday, July 28

  • Film: Megan Leavey, Rated PG-13

  • Showtime: 8:15 p.m.; 1 hour 56 minutes

  • Synopsis: The true-life story of Megan Leavey, a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with a military combat dog saved many lives during her deployment in Iraq. Assigned to clean up the K-9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey starts to identify with Rex, a particularly aggressive dog that she trains. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex complete more than 100 missions until an improvised explosive device injures both, putting their fates in jeopardy.

Friday, Aug. 26 – National Dog Day

  • Film: The Art of Racing in the Rain, Rated PG

  • Showtime: 8 p.m.; Run Time: 1 hour 49 minutes

  • Synopsis: Denny Swift is a Formula One race car driver who understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate everyday life. Besides his career, Denny has three loves of his life — his beautiful wife, their young daughter, and his best friend, a dog wanting to be reincarnated into a human.

THE MKT at Las Olas Oceanside Park

  • Dates: Saturday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Sunday, July 2,9, 16, 23, 30; Saturday, August 5, 12, 19, 26; Sunday, August 13

  • Time: Saturdays: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sundays: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • Details: Take in breathtaking beach views and enjoy the ocean breeze while perusing an eclectic array of traditional market fare ranging from fresh produce and fruit to global flavors, made-to-order foods and handmade and homemade items to wear and decorate homes. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic blanket and lawn chair to enjoy a rotation of live music and interactive experiences while they shop and stroll the market vendors or take part in the weekly oceanside yoga class and a variety of lawn games, including pickleball, badminton, lawn darts, cornhole and more.

  • More Information:

Ongoing MKT Activities in July include:

  • All Day: Shop and Stroll the Marketplace; the Cove Food Court

  • Every Saturday in July, 9–10:15 a.m.: Oceanside Yoga – $10 in advance or $15 for day of drop-in

  • Every Sunday in July, 12–3 p.m.: Rotating live music; the full schedule is available at

Summer Lovin’ Sweepstakes

What’s better than shopping for fresh produce, homemade and artisanal objects and handcrafted wares with the sun above and an ocean breeze on your back? Shopping for all that and more on The LOOP! Follow @OceansideParkMarket and @TheLOOPFLB on Instagram and Facebook and register to win a share of $500 in The LOOP’s Summer Lovin’ Gift Card Giveaway. Weekly winners will receive $50 in gift cards to redeem at any of the rotating market vendor booths from July 1 through Sept. 23. View the sweepstakes rules and the entry form at


Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

The most convenient place to park is the Las Olas Beach Parking Garage, where the PayByPhone payment option can be used, and parking can be extended from anywhere using the mobile PayByPhone App.

Cost: The LOOP’s events are free and open to the public.

How: For more information, visit

More The LOOP

A cornerstone of activity, The LOOP (Las Olas Oceanside Park) is the central hub of the $65 million, four-park system at the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The public greenspaces, including the Intracoastal Promenade, Las Olas Beach Garage Sunset Terrace, and DC Alexander Park, aim to provide infinite experiences for everyone under the sun and year-round activity in Fort Lauderdale’s oceanfront backyard. Through its four pillars, “FAME,” The LOOP offers a variety of special events, activities, and unique local experiences for all, including free concerts, farmers markets, community workouts, holiday happenings, and more. The LOOP also includes an interactive water feature/splash pad for children and adults. As part of its environmental commitment, the City of Fort Lauderdale partnered with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission on dual-light fixtures that use amber lighting during sea turtle nesting season. The park’s artificial turf covering requires no watering. For more information, visit or contact Follow The LOOP on Facebook at and on Instagram at

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of The LOOP


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