Calendar of Events

Whether it’s a sunrise yoga class, beachside concert, or brunch with your best four-legged friend, you never have to go far to be at the heart of it all on Fort Lauderdale Beach. From early morning until late night, our calendar of events offers a little something for every interest and unique experiences welcoming everyone under the sun.

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Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Fest

October 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

fall festival at loop

We may not have falling leaves, but we can still celebrate the season at the 2nd Annual Pumpkins & Palm Trees on Sunday, October 23.

Happy Fall Y’all

Celebrate the season steps from the sand at the 2nd Annual Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Fest returns to the LOOP. Throughout the day, attendees can celebrate the harvest season under the sun and swaying palms at Las Olas Oceanside Park in a fair-like atmosphere with tasty fall flavors, local vendors, live music, contests, and activities to celebrate Fall’s arrival, Florida-style.

Families and well-behaved dogs on leashes are encouraged to dress in costume to capture fun photo moments and prizes. FREE.

View Photos from Pumpkins & Palm Trees 2021

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sip, Shop, and Stroll Local Vendors, Makers, and Artisans
Fall & Halloween Themed Photo Stations

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

“Best Pie in Greater Fort Lauderdale” Competition – presented by Fort Lauderdale Magazine.

It’s history in the baking! The LOOP has teamed up with Fort Lauderdale Magazine to find the best pie in Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Professional and cottage industry bakers are invited to show off their pumpkin spice and everything nice in the Annual Pie Baking Competition. Pies will be judged by flavor, crust, filling, and creativity by some of South Florida’s favorite foodies.

In addition to gift cards and prizes, the winners will have their pies and recipe (optional, not required)  published in Fort Lauderdale Magazine’s December issue.


  • Sabrina Courtemanche – Executive Pastry Chef at the Riverside Hotel and Winner of Netflix Sugar Rush Christmas – Ep. 1 Christmas Spirit.

Judging Panel

10:00 AM – 3 PM

Craft A Pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch ($)
Pet Photo Op’s & Giveaways with Petwell Clinics
Fall and Harvest Scene Photo Stations
Lawn Games for Prizes – Witches Ring Toss
Corn Hole Competition
Bobbing for Apples Game – sponsored by New York Life
Fall & Halloween Theme Arts & Crafts  – sponsored by Prestige Home Pros / Prestige Windows and Doors

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Trick or Treat down Broadway with the Broward Center Spotlights
The Broward Center Spotlights will treat children ages 2 – 12 with both sweets and sweet tunes from the upcoming Broadway Across America series at the Broward Center of the Performing Arts. Songs from Six, Hamilton, Tina, Chicago, Mean Girls, and Beetlejuice will surely delight all ages embarking upon the sing-a-long Trick or Treat Trail.

11:00 AM – 3  PM

Live Music: Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band
With vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass fiddle, Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band connect people with music that is woven into the fabric of the United States. Carrying on the tradition of old-time, pre-bluegrass string bands and songsters, they raise the roof with traditional folk songs, fiddle tunes, old-time country, bluegrass, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, spirituals, railroad, and cowboy songs, work songs, sea shanties, reels, breakdowns, ballads, and more. The Rambling String Band

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Fall Flavors Cooking Demonstrations

  • Chef Jira BairdPastry Chef, The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale.
  • Bourbon Apple Crisps ( Mom Approved! ): prepared by Chef Carissa DaSilva, Pastry Chef, Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa 


October 23, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Las Olas Oceanside Parks
3000 E. Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 US
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