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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

Hollywood Boulevard in Downtown Hollywood
Sunday, September 6, 2015 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
and the 1st 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

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Friday, September 11, 2015 • 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Florida 9th District American Legion. Featuring the American Legion Symphonic Band as well as tributes to military personnel, law enforcement and fire departments. Free admission. Limited bench seating. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Information: 954-921-3500

309 N. 21st Avenue and 1916 Harrison Street
Friday, September 18, 2015 • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 • 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

In cities around the globe on September 18 & 19, artists, activists and citizens will transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called "PARK(ing) Day." Florida's Hollywood invites you to rethink the way our streets are used and raise awareness about the lack of public space in urban areas. Join us on 309 N. 21st Ave (Friday) and 1916 Harrison St (Friday & Saturday) to socialize and have fun in our Downtown Hollywood parklet oasis.


Downtown Hollywood
Saturday, September 19, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
and the 3rd Saturday of every month

Visit galleries and shops in Downtown Hollywood while enjoying art, cultural entertainment, live music, murals and more!

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

Downtown Hollywood
Saturday, September 19, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
and the 3rd Saturday of every month

Spend a leisurely evening enriched by unique art and culture in Florida's Hollywood at the Downtown Hollywood Mural Tour. The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project is a collection of curated outdoor murals by both local and internationally recognized artists. Stroll through the streets of Downtown Hollywood on this guided tour to learn about this unique project and the City of Hollywood. Leave with a greater impression and appreciation for artists such as Evoca1, Rone, The London Police, Tati Suarez and many more! Wear comfortable shoes as you will walk location to location. Meet at Visitor Center Information Booth on the corner of 19th Avenue & Hollywood Blvd.

Information: 954-924-2980

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Sunday, September 27, 2015 • 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
and 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: 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
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.

September 4: 101 Dalmations - G
September 11: No movie
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 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

1650 Harrison Street

EXHIBITION: Seventh All-Media Juried Biennial
Exhibit runs September 19 – November 1, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, 6 – 9 pm

All artists residing in the state of Florida were invited to submit entries of contemporary artwork for consideration in this Biennial. Original paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, video, computer-generated images, performance, and site-specific installations will be considered. More info

EXHIBITION: Autumn Casey: Waiting in Purgatory but at Least There’s Chairs and it Feels Musical
Exhibit runs September 19 – November 1, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, 6 – 9 pm

Autumn Casey presents an installation featuring new video, sound, and sculptural work. Casey mixes personal relics with found materials to provoke reactions, emotional responses and existential uncertainty. She was the winner of the Art and Culture Center’s #acchfocus Instagram contest. More info

EXHIBITION: #acchfocus
Exhibit runs September 19 – November 1, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, 6 – 9 pm

An exhibition of the 48 winners of the #acchfocus Instagram contest conducted by the Center in 2013 and 2014. The contest generated 1,347 hashtags (#acchfocus non unique entries). More info

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