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Summer Fun at The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach!

Life is better 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 free, family-friendly events presented by the Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Community, which make up the City of Fort Lauderdale BBID.

The full summer series of events includes:

Friday Night Sound Waves:

The LOOP is bringing back some of its fans’ favorite bands, who first appeared at Friday Night Sound Waves from 2016 to 2021. Save the dates for the final three weeks of the free and family-friendly concerts, which will run every Friday through May 17, 2024, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

The final weeks of the nostalgic musical journey include:

  • Friday, May 3: Sonlokos (2019)

  • Friday, May 10: VAM BAND (2021)

  • Friday, May 17: Valerie Tyson Band (2017)


Presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Business Improvement District, attendees are invited to come early to enjoy various pre-concert games on the main lawn starting at 5 p.m., along with local artisan vendors and a rotation of food and drink vendors to peruse during and after the show.

More information:

Cacao Vibes: Ceremony, Breathwork, DJ, Sacred Geo, Ecstatic Dance & More! Thursday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m.

All levels and abilities are invited to experience a beautiful sunset to Full Moon mystical evening on The LOOP’s main lawn featuring: Cacao Ceremony with Erik “Guru” Lieux; Breathwork with Jaret Brook; High Vibrational DJ Music with Erik “Guru” Lieux; Sacred Geometry and Vibration Integration by Jaret Brooks; Ecstatic Dance and Closing Kirtan featuring Zen Kirtan.

Cost: $35-55 – Tickets include all classes, Cacao ceremony with Cacao elixirs gifts and giveaways.

2nd Annual Caribbean American Heritage Month

Embrace the rhythm of the Caribbean this June as The LOOP Fort Lauderdale Beach proudly presents the Second Annual Caribbean American Heritage Month Celebration, presented by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District.

Since 2006, June has been officially recognized as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, a time to honor Caribbean Americans' vibrant culture and enduring contributions to the fabric of American society. In 2023, the City of Fort Lauderdale honored The LOOP with a proclamation, cementing June as Caribbean American Heritage Month in the city.

Rooted in The LOOP’s commitment to engagement and its mission to provide an “Infinite Experience for Everyone Under the Sun,” the celebration at Las Olas Oceanside Park promises a colorful showcase of Caribbean culture through food, art, music and entertainment.

Free and open to all ages, all festivities will unfold during the weekend MKT, which takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Movies by Moonlight “Dog Days of Summer” 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 MKT 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 are available to borrow. The events will take place on Fridays in June, July and August. 

Featured Films include:

Friday, June 14

  • Film: Hairspray, Rated PG

  • Showtime: 8:15 p.m.; 1 hour 57 minutes

  • Synopsis: In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Friday, June 28

  • Film: Cool Runnings in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month, Rated PG-13

  • Showtime: 8:15 p.m.; 1 hour 38 minutes

  • Synopsis: Four Jamaican bobsleighers dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow. With the help of a disgraced former champion desperate to redeem himself, the Jamaicans set out to become worthy of Olympic selection and go all out for glory.

Friday, July 12

  • Film: Grease, Rated PG

  • Showtime: 8:15 p.m.; Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

  • Synopsis: Experience the friendships, romances, and adventures of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical ever. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

Friday, July 26

  • Film: Dirty Dancing, Rated PG

  • Showtime: 8:15 p.m.; Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes

  • Synopsis: Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she's disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort's dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby's father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she's determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.

Friday, Aug. 9

  • Film: Paw Patrol, Rated G

  • Showtime: 8:15 p.m.; Run Time: 1 hour 26 minutes

  • Synopsis: When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and the heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City.

  • Special Giveaway: The LOOP will host a ticket raffle to see Paw Patrol Live at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, August 17 and 18 benefiting The Humane Society of Broward County, plus merchandise and other special activities for the little ones.

Ongoing Activities Include:

THE MKT at Las Olas Oceanside Park, Saturdays: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sundays: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Take in breathtaking views and ocean breezes while perusing an eclectic array of homemade and handmade fare ranging from fresh produce and fruit to global flavors, made-to-order foods and unique items to wear and decorate the home.

Open every weekend, year-round, attendees are invited to pull up a chair to enjoy a rotation of live music, participate in weekend fitness classes or celebrate the seasons with specialty events.

May More at The MKT Special Events:

  • Live Music Sundays from 12–3 p.m.

  • Sunday, May 5 – Lane Braden

  • Sunday, May 12 – Eric Charles

  • Sunday, May 19 – Christopher Luv

  • Sunday, May 26 – Max Markwell

  • Sunday, May 11: Higher Ground Boot Camp with Nikki DeLuca Fitness: 10–11 a.m. Join Nikki DeLuca for a sweaty, fun boot camp workout that will leave guests feeling empowered and ready to take on the day. Hosted in partnership with FLOW Fort Lauderdale. Paid.

  • Sunday, May 19: NSU College of Optometry students will be present to spread public awareness about how important it is to wear sunglasses and how sun exposure can lead to different types of eye damage.

  • Monday, May 27: Special Memorial Day Market, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


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.

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By ML Staff. Images courtesy of The Loop.


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