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Movies By Moonlight: Soak Up The Summer At The LOOP

July 6, 2023

Sea you at 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!

Dog Days of Summer Movies By Moonlight Series at 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 at the People and Pet Market starting at 5:00 p.m. or bring a picnic for 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 July and August.

Featured Films include:

Friday, July 28th, 2023
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, August 26th, 2023 – National Dog Day
Film: The Art Of Racing In The Rain, Rated PG
Showtime: 8:00 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
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.

Dates: Saturday, July 1st, 2023, Saturday, July 8th, 2023, Saturday, July 15th, 2023, Saturday, July 22nd, 2023 and Saturday, July 29th, 2023; Sunday, July 2nd, 2023, Sunday, July 9th, 2023, Sunday, July 16th, 2023, Sunday, July 23rd, 2023 and Sunday, July 30th, 2023; Saturday, August 5th, 2023, Saturday, August 12th, 2023, Saturday, August 19th, 2023 and Saturday, August 26th, 2023; Sunday, August 13th, 2023
Time: Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

More Information:

Ongoing MKT Activities
All Day: Shop and Stroll the Marketplace; the Cove Food Court
Every Saturday in July, 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Oceanside Yoga – $10 in advance or $15 for day of drop-in
Every Sunday in July, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 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 Saturday, July 1st, 2024 through Saturday, September 23rd, 2024. View the Sweepstakes Rules and the Entry Form at:

The LOOP is located at Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 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. The LOOP’s events are FREE and open to the public.

For more information, visit:

About 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:

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