As we head into Earth Month this April, now is a great time to start planning how you might want to celebrate the beauty of Mother Nature right here on Fort Lauderdale Beach. From family-friendly outdoor activities to nature walks, and opportunities to demonstrate your commitment to a healthy planet, here are 10 Dates to mark down on your calendar, plus additional links on ways to green your routine on Earth Day Thursday, April 22, 2021.
Saturday, April 3
Celebrate the Season at the Spring Fling EGGstravaganza
Celebrate the season at the inaugural Spring Fling EGGstravaganza from 9 AM to 4 AM. Saturday, April 3. Sponsored in major part by the businesses along Fort Lauderdale Beach, families can participate in a variety of fun, inclusive and engaging outdoor activities, including a market-wide Egg Hunt (10:30-11 a.m.), little YOLKS Yoga, a DJ and contests, arts and crafts, balloon artistry, brunch with the Easter bunny and a live performance with the Leafy Greens Band on the Las Olas Oceanside Park main lawn. View Schedule
Tuesday, April 6
Join the Walking on Sunshine Walking Group
Start your morning off with guided breathing exercises to awaken and warm up your muscles before embarking on a 30-minute walking route. This is a wonderful way to get out in nature and appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature / Mother Earth. The routine ends with a stretch out session and healthy drinks and snacks from sponsors, Ocean Spray and FLIPANY.
FREE. Repeats weekly through April 27. View Details.
Saturday, April 10
Participate in the B Safe Beach Clean Up at B Ocean
'B Safe Beach Cleanup' is every second Saturday from 8 AM - 9:30 AM.
at B Ocean Resort, Fort Lauderdale Beach. Partnered with Nova Southeastern University Marine Program and Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, the community is invited to join together and rebound from the recent global pandemic and give back to Mother Earth with compassion and dedication to do better and keep our beaches clean! As an art collective, the organizers are always striving to integrate art into everyday lives, and by doing our part in saving the environment, their talented collective of interdisciplinary artists will transform the discarded objects found during our beach cleanup into visual forms and send a positive message to the world. View Details.
Volunteer at the Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep
One of the longest running beach cleanups, the Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep is held the second and fourth Saturday of every month, from 8 AM - 11 AM. Meet at The Hub, 300 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, at the intersection of Las Olas Blvd. and A1A. Volunteers should be at least eight years old (adults must accompany minors) and wear appropriate attire. No pre-registration necessary. View Details.
Taste Some Recipes from the Garden
Join local health and wellness non-profit, FLIPANY, as they team up with Target for the TARGET: HEALTH cooking demonstration from 11am – 1pm. In honor of Earth and Garden Month, FLIPANY's nutritionists will prepare and serve up a scrumptious sampling of their healthy Spinach, Hummus and Bell Pepper Wraps. View Details.
Friday, April 16
Explore the Outdoors
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park has many amenities visitors can enjoy during their visit, including renting canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and stand-up paddle boards to enjoy the park’s one-mile freshwater coastal dune lake. Nature lovers can hike along a number of trails and learn about local plants and wildlife through the Mid Trail Audio Tour. Bicyclists and skaters glide along the 2-mile paved park road. The concessionaire, Park & Ocean, offers rentals for bikes, beach gear, jet skis and more. There’s even an oceanfront, open-air restaurant serving delicious fare and craft beer. Many visitors enjoy fishing from the 1.2-mile seawall, which has recently been restored. And there’s a 1.8-mile loop road through the park – recently widened – for biking, walking, skating and driving.
Saturday, April 17
There is no Earth without ART
Environmental art is portrayed through a wide range of artistic practices. Ecologically and socially motivated works, such as “Green Art,” have been informed by climate crisis awareness, the protection and conservation of the environment, and the evolution of the ecological art movement. Join local non-profit ArtServe from 10am - 2pm for an interactive Art Experience based on their new exhibit, Changing Landscapes - Art Interventions for a Planet In Crisis at the Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers Market. View Details
Thursday, April 22: EARTH DAY
Take the No Plastic Pledge
The City of Fort Lauderdale has joined global efforts to raise awareness about the impact of plastic on the environment. The More Flavor, Less Plastic Campaign is a community-wide initiative to eliminate plastic straws and reduce other single use plastics, such as utensils, beverage and take out containers. Learn More
Enjoy a Trash Free BBQ at the Beach
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with a picnic or beach barbecue? Good friends and good food can make for great memories, but how do you make sure trash doesn't get left behind when the fun is over? If you’re planning to get outside on Earth day or really any time of the year, follow our tips to keep it green and the ocean trash-free. Learn More
Plan Your Eco-Friendly Visit to Fort Lauderdale Beach
If you're an eco-warrior gearing up for a relaxing beach vacation, these how to travel with less plastic tips will ensure you don’t leave a massive plastic footprint behind you. Learn More
Saturday, April 24
Art With Sole For the first time, Ocean Sole Africa, Inc. will be visiting Fort Lauderdale, Florida to be the featured art exhibit at the Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmer’s Market. Taking place on April 24th, guests to the market will be able to view and interact with a collection of larger-than-life flip flop sculptures, including endangered species animals from our Sole Mate Project. Ocean Sole is a non-profit organization that removes trash from the oceans and waterways around Kenya and recycles it into art. Whilst supporting marine conservation, our project creates jobs for up to 150 people in high-impact areas! Through the art of the possible, we hope to bring awareness to the world-wide dangers of flip flop pollution and inspire market visitors to share our mission of turning trash into treasure!
Treats for Sweeps Every 4th Saturday of the month the City of Fort Lauderdale BID, representing the hundreds of businesses on the beach, treats those participating in the bi-monthly Beach Sweep with a sweet treat.
Volunteer for the beach cleanup between 8am - 11am and receive a complimentary piece of fruit from the Las Olas Oceanside Park market at the end.