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Hollywood, Florida Events

Stay current on South Florida's ever-changing entertainment, events and dining scene. To fully experience Hollywood's unique style and local flavor, plan to stay and dine. Our restaurant page offers a multitude of options to discover where you can experience the atmosphere of an international bistros and sidewalk cafes in Downtown, or scenic oceanfront dining on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk or dockside dining on the Intracoastal Waterway.
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Ride the Hollywood Trolley! The best way to get to and from events on the Beach and in the Downtown.
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Special Events

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Friday, July 31, 2015 • 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Every month on the Full Moon

Bring a drum or percussion instrument to the ArtsPark and participate in a guided drum circle. All skill levels welcome. Meet at the Palm Court (West Side).

Upcoming dates: Aug. 29, Sept. 27, Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 26,
2016: Jan. 23, Feb. 22, Mar. 23, Apr. 22 May 21, June 20, July 19, Aug. 18, Sept. 16

Information: Resurrection Drums, 954-926-0204 •

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Saturday, August 1, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Orkestra Rumpilezz is a bracing 20-piece big band from Bahia, Brazil. The band combines the percussive power of sacred Afro-Brazilian drumming with the beautiful brass sonorities, harmonic sweep and jolt of a jazz orchestra. It’s a big band informed by Gil Evans and the gods of Candomblé, featuring five percussionists, 14 brass and reeds – with a tuba, four trombones and baritone sax, they get a deep, soulful sound – and a Candomblé “drum master” who plays the tall wood hand drums called atabaques. The ensemble, which won the Brazilian Music Award for Best New Artist and Best Instrumental Group in 2010, is led by Letieres Leite, a composer, woodwind player and arranger who has worked with top Brazilian musicians like Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil and Elba Ramalho, and American jazz players such as Stanley Jordan. With influences ranging from Evans and Pascoal to Weather Report and the street bands and ritual Afro-Brazilian drumming of Salvador, the Bahian capital, Leite and Orkestra Rumpilezz create a rich and mighty sound. Opening set by Batuke Samba Funk. Free admission.
*Lawn seating. Bring a blanket or beach chair.


Hollywood Boulevard in Downtown Hollywood
Sunday, August 2, 2015 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
First Sunday of every month

The Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic Car Show features dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest. Attendance is FREE. Vehicle registration is $20. To pre-register for the Dream Car Classic, visit Vehicles also will be registered the morning of the show as space permits. Participation limited to 85 vehicles. Awards for the Top 30 vehicles and the People's Choice Award.

Information: 954-825-1027 or

Downtown Hollywood
Saturday, August 15, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Third Saturday of every month

Look over the shoulder of an artist painting and visit the art galleries and businesses showcasing local, regional and international artwork during ArtWalk every 3rd Saturday of the month.

Information: 954-924-2980 or click here for details.

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Monday, September 28, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Hollywood CRA, Rhythm Foundation and Poplife present Jose Gonzalez in concert.

The Gotenberg Sweden-based singer and composer makes a much-anticipated return to South Florida, in support of Vestiges and Claws, his first solo CD since 2007. The new work is musically gorgeous, with a quietly visceral power that is a signature of his work both solo and collaborative.

Gonzalez has been busy in recent years, composing film sound tracks (Secret Life of Walter Mitty), recording and touring with Junip, and expanding his musical boundaries in new formats like chamber music ensembles. Now he has returned to his trademark folk-infused sound.

Jose Gonzalez visits the Hollywood ArtsPark en route to a headline date at Austin City Limits.

"With a small group, the music is spacious, somewhat sensual. His classical guitar chords are melodic, the harmonies adventurous, his voice soothing." - NPR

Free admission. *Lawn seating. Bring a blanket or beach chair.


ArtsPark at Young Circle
Sunday, October 11, 2015 • 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The South Florida Italian Culture & Heritage Festival will launch this fall, due to the efforts of two longtime Hollywood businesses. Anthony Paparella of Gino’s Market and Joe Bevelacqua of Cobra Joe Productions wanted to create a festival to highlight the best of Italian culture in South Florida and create an annual tradition in Hollywood. Paparella and Bevelacaqua wanted to hold the festival over the Columbus Day weekend to commemorate the Italian explorer who first discovered the New World. There will be a wide variety of activities throughout the day, including traditional Italian games, such as Bocce and vendors ranging from food to arts and jewelry. Nationally recognized performers will take the stage, including headliners The Mystics, who were recently inducted into the Doo Wop Hall of Fame. Proceeds will directly benefit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (JDCH), one of region’s leading pediatric hospitals. JDCH will host a children’s fun area at the event.

For more information on the event or to get involved, contact Joe Bevelacqua at or call 954-825-1027.

Recurring Events

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Every Monday • 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Bring your chairs, bring your blankets and of course bring your appetite! Select from over 20 different food trucks. FREE admission. Menu prices vary.


ArtsPark at Young Circle
Every Friday • 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The best FREE family social event in town featuring a bounce house, face painters & more!

Information: 954-921-3500

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Every Friday • 8:00 p.m.

A FREE family friendly flick each week.
*Lawn seating. Bring a blanket or a beach chair.

July 31: The Sandlot - PG

August 7: Sleeping Beauty - G
August 14: Beethoven's 2nd - PG
August 21: Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - PG
August 28: Invincible - PG

September 4: 101 Dalmations - G
September 11: Miracle - PG
September 18: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 - PG
September 25: Maleficent - PG

Future titles to be announced.

Information: 954-921-3500

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Every Saturday • 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Get your groove on at ARTSPARK LIVE!, a free concert series dedicated to showcasing South Florida's finest talent in the heart of Downtown Hollywood. Enjoy a variety of musical styles at the ArtsPark Amphitheater.

*Lawn seating. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Information: 954-921-3500 or

Charnow Park (Connecticut St. & the Broadwalk)
Every Friday • 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy live music at this year-round beachside concert series. Click here for featured performers. Performances are subject to weather conditions.

Information: 954-921-3404 or

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Monday, Thursday - Saturday • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
plus Saturday • 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Hollywood Hot Glass will be closed this August to rebuild, remodel and recharge!

Hollywood is home to the centuries old tradition of glassblowing at the ArtsPark in Downtown Hollywood. Master glassblowers perform live demonstrations in the glassblowing studio every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sit comfortably in the theater style viewing area and watch the glassblowers create vessels and sculptures from molten glass that is over 2,000 degrees. Expert artists use the same traditional process that has been around for centuries. There's also a gallery connected to the studio with the latest work on display and available for purchase. Classes for novice to advanced area available for individuals and groups of up to three people.

Information: 954-732-7231 or

1 Young Circle (Hollywood Blvd at US1)

EXHIBITION: Coral Nocie: "Funky Mosaics"
Exhibit runs through July 29, 2015
Coral Nocie began creating Funky artwork at an early age when she started rescuing and salvaging unwanted and discarded items from jewelry, shells, buttons, and those lonely one earrings left in her Mother and Grandmother’s jewelry box, to anything that she could get her hands on, then mixed it up with some wild and Funky imagination to create a Funky Mosaic Art piece. Opening Reception on Saturday, July 18th from 6-10pm. More info

1650 Harrison Street

EXHIBITION: Wayne White: Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something
Exhibit runs through August 23, 2015
White will display new mixed-media work and a selection of previously produced pieces. In conjunction with Broward 100 – the 100-year centennial celebration of Broward County – the artist will create one of his iconic, supersized puppet heads, this time depicting county namesake, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward. More info

EXHIBITION: Douglas Hoekzema: Terrain
Exhibit runs through August 23, 2015
The gestural language of Hoekzema’s work continues to evolve in a painterly manner towards the physics of movement by exploring the basic laws of nature and how they relate to the human experience. Hoekzema instills his paintings with an intense structural discipline which recalls ancient standards of geometry and natural numeric patterns. More info

EXHIBITION: Project LSD – organized by Rob Tufnell
Exhibit runs through August 23, 2015
‘LSD’ is an exhibition organized by London-based curator and gallerist Rob Tufnell. For the project, Tufnell invited 16 artists to create new works on ‘blotter’ paper, more commonly associated with the distribution of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide or LSD. More info

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