Fort Lauderdale Beach received an early Christmas present, when the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee, sanctioned their celebratory weekend, January 31 and February 1, 2020. Themed as Raised in the 9, the two-day, free-to-the-public Friday Night LIVE Concert from 4-10 PM and Saturday Family Fun Day from 9 AM – 4 PM, place focus on the strong ties Broward County has with the NFL.
“The concept for this weekend stemmed from the realization professional football, and Broward County have a solid connection,” stated event producer, Arianne Glassman. “Through Week 16 of the 2019 NFL season alone, 52 players are wearing an NFL jersey, representing players from 19 different Broward County High Schools and 24 NFL clubs. When we say the next 100 years of the NFL starts in the 954, it really does.”
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Headlining Friday night’s Raised in the 9 Concert from 6:30 – 9:30 is the eight-member, high energy, Private Stock Band. The public is encouraged to come early to enjoy the Taste the Wave Tailgate Zone populated by area restaurants on the Las Olas Festival Street and enjoy performances by local High School bands. A special presentation to the 2019/20 Geico State and National Championship Football Team and St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders Coach Roger Harriott by sponsor, Florida Power & Light, Company and the City of Fort Lauderdale will encompass the band break with a full-on half-time show. View complete schedule
SATURDAY FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday’s daytime event turns its attention on tomorrow’s leaders on and off the field, with a full schedule of experiences taking place from 8:30 AM – 4 PM. Starting the day, across from the festival site at Las Olas & A1A, Lisa Pumper and the Yoga Community of South Florida along with organizers of the monthly Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep will host a Rise & Shine Yoga Class from 8:30 – 9:30 AM and #SuperSweep from 9 – 11 AM.
Leading the Eat Right, Get Moving initiative, South Florida based nutrition education and physical activity non-profit, FLIPANY, will present a range of activities from the NFL PLAY 60 athletic program with past and present NFL players. The group will also present a series of healthy Super Bowl snack cooking demonstrations and tastings with the Florida Dairy Farmers Association. Local businesses, including Ball Box, will host tailgate games, while area restaurants will fuel you up in the Taste The Wave Tailgate Zone.
Sparking children’s creativity and team-building skills, Young At Art Museum’s YYA On-The-Go educators will host an interactive football-themed graffiti mural project, led by local artist Manish Patel (aka ish), and provide kids of all ages supplies to make and take game day crafts. Local High School Marching Bands, School of Rock, and teen-sensation DJ Smiley will provide a background beat to the FPL Lights, Camera, Selfie Station, Farmers Market, and Tailgate Food Court. View complete details
RAISED In The 9 LIVe It Up Family Fun Day is sponsored by the City of Fort Lauderdale's Beach Improvement District, myfortlauderdalebeach.com, and Florida Power & Light Company and in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale, Visit Lauderdale, City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation, Broward County and the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee