Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
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Riverwalk Photo Contest Winner:
Gordon Johnson

Join us in congratulating Gordon Johnson, the winner of the Capturing our Walk photo contest. Throughout the summer we received over 150 entries depicting the Riverwalk and Downtown areas. View the submissions of other finalists in the October issue.

Thank you to all participants!
Winterfest Junior Captain Announced

Winterfest has announced eleven-year-old Alex Casamento, nominated by the Arthritis Foundation, SE Region, as its 2014 Junior Captain in the 43rd Annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade.

Casamento is one of 300,000 children in the U.S. who suffers from polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), an autoimmune inflammatory joint disease.

He and 25 of his guests will ride aboard the FPL Junior Captain showboat in the December 13 parade.
Game Tables are Here!

On September 26 several game tables were installed along the Riverwalk near the History Center and Smoker Park (on the south side of the river). Bring your own checkers or chess pieces, have a seat and let the games begin!

Photo by Melinda Bowler.

Bacon Bash

Oct. 3 | 6-10 p.m. | Esplanade Park  

Join us on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Esplanade Park for Bacon inspired dishes, beer, bacon, music, bacon with activities for all ages ... and did we mention BACON! All proceeds benefit Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Covenant House Florida.   


14 restaurants will join us, and get your tickets early to the biergarten for only $20 here


Details on the event.
Art in Public Places
Signature Tiles

In partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale, Riverwalk unveils its Art in Public Places Program with the initial installation of four pieces along Riverwalk. The program supports art that is creative, well crafted and integrated into the physical, cultural and historical aspect of the community. The pieces in this initial installation includes Sailboats from Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale by local artist Pat Anderson, NOVA/MOA, Downtown Development Authority and a magnificent mosaic Sailfish from local artist, Nadine Egan Floyd.


The first four pieces of Art in Public Places will be mounted to a 3' wide x 6' long x 4'6" tall concrete pedestal. The top 12" of each pedestal contains two rows of 6" tall x 12" wide porcelain tiles. Each of these limited addition tiles can be engraved with two lines of copy.

Funds raised from tile sales support Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. Some of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale's iconic contributions to the park include the Victorian Clock in the historic district, Riverwalk benches, colorful banners and the mosaic tile mural on the Andrews Avenue Bridge. Details 

To download a brochure, click here.

Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast

Oct. 11 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Esplanade Park  

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is excited to transform Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale along the New River into your backyard and fire up the grill as the Riverwalk Smoke on the Water BBQ Feast returns for a second year.


Join us on Saturday, Oct. 11, for an awesome day of beer, bands, and barbecue. The event is open to all and admission is free!


For sponsorship opportunities contact Cristina at 954-468-1541 ext. 205,  or at Cristina@GoRiverwalk.com. Details
On the Riverwalk
Cardio Mix with Josh Hecht
Mondays & Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | Esplanade Park
Times and dates subject to change depending on weather.

Details | (954) 790-4953

A Dog's Best Friend Group Classes
Esplanade Park
Intermediate Dog Obedience Class | Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Masters Dog Obedience Class | Thursdays, 8:15 p.m.
New classes start Sept. 11. Register while there's still room. Details


Saturdays-Sundays | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | On the Riverwalk, on the east side of Esplanade Park at the public docks. Call for details about night paddleboarding. Details | (877) 779-9299


Riverwalk Segway Tours

Everyday | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Mention this eblast when you make your reservation and receive a 20 percent discount. Take a one- or two-hour Segway tour in Fort Lauderdale on the Riverwalk. Expect to ride your Segway alongside multi-million dollar yachts, skyscrapers, mansions, and celebrity homes in one of the most beautiful areas in all of South Florida. No experience, balance, or coordination needed. Training provided. Call (954) 304-5746 to make arrangements. Details 

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Go Riverwalk Magazine
October 2014 Issue
Download a PDF here

Around Town

Through Oct. 31
Call Broward Health to schedule your mammogram.
 Broward Health Medical Center
(954) 759-7500
Transportion eTown Hall Meeting
Oct. 2 and 9 | 7-8 p.m.

Seventh Annual This One's For The Girls! Luncheon
Oct. 2
Benefitting Holy Cross Hospital's Partners in Breast Health program.
Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
(954) 229-8562

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Oct. 2-Nov. 23
Broward Center

Citizen Cope
Oct. 3 
Bacon Bash

Oct. 3 | 6-10 p.m.

Esplanade Park | Details  


Sesame Street Live 

Make a New Friend

Oct. 3-5

Broward Center  


Fall Fest

Oct. 4 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Snyder Park  

(954) 828-4341 


Armchair Athletes Project

Oct 4-23, 25

Holiday Park and Snyder Park





SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch

Oct. 5 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Trilogy, EnVee and Harv's Swing Quintet perform.    


4th Annual Women's Health Expo
Oct. 7 | 5-8 p.m.
BNH Conference Center


Reminiscences of a  

Pop-up Guy 

Oct. 7
    Broward County Main Library


Breast Cancer Awareness Night  

Oct. 7 | 7-10 p.m.

Helium Creative 

(954) 333-8900 




Stranahan House
  Annual Meeting and
Member Social
Oct. 8
Historic Stranahan House Museum

Dracula Untold: The Ultimate IMAX Experience
Oct. 9 | 8 and 10:15 p.m.

Smoke on the Water

BBQ Feast

Oct. 11 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Esplanade Park | Details   




Oct. 18

Esplanade Park | Details 



Mutts & Martinis

Nov. 7 | 6-8:30 p.m.

The Downtowner | Details 


Las Olas Sunday Market

Sundays | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

333 E. Las Olas Blvd.

& S.E. 4th Ave. | Details 


 MODS IMAX Movies 

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D | Through Dec. 31

Journey to the South Pacific | Through Dec. 31 


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Fort Lauderdale
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Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
(954) 468-1541

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