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Splash into Summer at The Beach: Sound Waves & Ocean Waves Will Fill The Air In Fort Lauderdale

May 17, 2024

Life is better at Fort Lauderdale Beach! This summer, join 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 LOOP is bringing back some of its fans’ favorite bands, who first appeared at Friday Night Sound Waves from 2016 to 2021. Next up in the free family-friendly concert series is the Valerie Tyson Band who will perform this Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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 5:00 p.m., along with local artisan vendors and a rotation of food and drink vendors to peruse during and after the show.

Cacao Vibes
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, Ecstatic dance is a form of dance in which the dancers, without the need to follow specific steps, release themselves to the rhythm and move freely as the music takes them, leading to trance and a feeling of ecstasy. The event will take place Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

What Is a Cacao Ceremony?
A cacao ceremony is a gathering centered around the consumption of Cacao, a plant-based extract made from the seeds of the Cacao Tree. If you’ve ever had chocolate (and who hasn’t?), you’ve tasted the fruits of the Cacao Tree. During the ceremony, you are invited to set intentions for yourself. The combination of Erik's Special Cacao Blend and the Music will allow you to travel in different realms and experience a feeling of joy and happiness. The cost of the event is $35-55 and tickets include all classes, the Cacao ceremony with Cacao elixirs gifts and giveaways. For more Information:

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 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more Information:

Movies by Moonlight
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 5:00 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 are available to borrow. The events will take place on Fridays in June, July and August. For more information:

Featured Films Include

Hairspray, Rated PG
In 1960’s 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. Showtime: Friday, June 14th at 8:15 p.m.; 1 hour 57 minutes.

Cool Runnings, Rated PG-13
Four Jamaican bobsledders 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. Showtime: Friday, June 28th at 8:15 p.m.; 1 hour 38 minutes.

Grease, Rated PG
Experience the friendships, romances, and adventures of high school kids in the 1950’s. 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? Showtime: Friday, July 12th at 8:15 p.m.; Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes.

Dirty Dancing, Rated PG
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. Showtime: Friday, July 26th at 8:15 p.m.; Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes.

Paw Patrol, Rated G
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 17th and August 18th benefiting The Humane Society of Broward County, plus merchandise and other special activities for the little ones. Showtime: Friday, August 9th at 8:15 p.m.; Run Time: 1 hour 26 minutes.

The MKT & Live Music

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. THE MKT at Las Olas Oceanside Park is open Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. and Sundays: 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. On Monday, May 27th there will be a Special Memorial Day Market held 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit:

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.

Las Olas Oceanside Park is located at: 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.

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