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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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Special Events

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Wednesday, July 1, 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: July 31, Aug. 29, Sept. 27

Information: Resurrection Drums, 954-926-0204 •

Hollywood Beach
Saturday, July 4, 2015 • 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Celebrate our nation’s 239th birthday on Hollywood Beach on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored by the City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency-Beach District, this annual event features entertainment beginning at 2:00 p.m., highlighted by a dazzling offshore fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. The afternoon is packed with entertainment along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk including:
• DJ and Gamesmaster Tony Mixx from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. beachside at Connecticut Street.
• At 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., the beachside stage at Connecticut Street will feature live music performances by Beach Party (4:00 p.m.) and Private Stock (7:30 p.m.) followed by the offshore fireworks display.
• From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Cachi Velez and Friends (Latin Music) will perform beachside at Fillmore Street and Carl Stanley & Silk Steel Drum (Caribbean Music) will perform at Missouri Street.
• Official Welcome and Flag giveaway at the beachside stage at Connecticut Street at 7:15 p.m.

Personal fireworks, sparklers, glass containers, coolers, and barbecues are prohibited on the beach and could be confiscated by Hollywood Police. Picnicking is permitted on the beach only between Sherman and Custer streets. Picnicking is also allowed within Charnow Park at Garfield Street, Keating Park at Magnolia Terrace and Harry Berry Park at Azalea Terrace.

It is prime nesting season for several protected species of sea turtles. If you plan to stake out a spot on the sand to watch the fireworks, please remember the nesting habits of sea turtles can be impacted by light sources. You should refrain from using flashlights. If you do encounter a sea turtle or sea turtle nest, do not disturb it. Knowingly interfering with a sea turtle nest could result in civil or even criminal penalties and fines.

All boaters are advised to travel at safe speeds and to watch for endangered species including manatees and sea turtles. Any collisions with or injury to sea turtles, manatees or other protected species must be reported to Sea Turtle Emergency Line (24 hours) at 954-328-0580 and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-FWCC. Spectator boats are not allowed to anchor on or above sea grass, hard bottom or coral reef structures and could face fines or criminal penalties for doing so. This is a condition of the event permit from the U.S. Coast Guard. Boaters also must remain at least 1,400 feet from the fireworks barge. The Hollywood Police Department Marine Unit will be on hand to assure boaters follow these regulations.

Restrooms are located at Tyler, Fillmore, Garfield, Taft and Missouri Streets and Azalea Terrace on the Broadwalk for your convenience.

Due to heavy traffic and limited parking, spectators are encouraged to use the free shuttle buses departing from two downtown parking garage locations to Connecticut Street and N. Ocean Drive. The shuttle information is as follows:

Radius Garage, 251 N. 19th Avenue
Drop-off location: Connecticut Street & N. Ocean Drive

Van Buren Garage, 251 S. 20th Avenue
Drop-off location: Connecticut Street & N. Ocean Drive

The free shuttles will run from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Please note the last shuttles will leave for the beach at 8 p.m., at which time regular vehicular travel on A1A between Hollywood Boulevard and Sheridan Street will be restricted. Returning shuttles begin at 9:30 p.m. at the conclusion of the fireworks display. Hollywood Police will restrict vehicular access to the beach when available parking is full and traffic levels reach roadway capacity.

Following the event, vehicles parked on Garfield Street and all points south will be directed southbound on A1A to Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Vehicles parked on Connecticut Street and all points north will be directed northbound to Sheridan Street. Vehicles parked at North Beach Park and all points north will be diverted northbound to Dania Beach Boulevard. Southbound traffic north of Sheridan Street will be diverted westbound on Sheridan Street.

Intracoastal Waterway bridges will maintain their regular schedules throughout the day and early evening, but from 8 p.m. to midnight the following bridges will remain in the down position to allow vehicular traffic to enter and exit the beach: Dania Beach Boulevard, Sheridan Street and Hollywood Boulevard.

The Hollywood Trolley will run on its normal schedule starting at 10 a.m. The trolley service is $1 per ride and will be free beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Garage parking is available at the following locations on Hollywood Beach: Hollywood Beach Garage at A1A and Hollywood Boulevard; North Beach Park at Sheridan Street and A1A (must enter before sundown), Garfield Parking Garage at Garfield Street and A1A; Keating Park at 2400 S. Ocean Drive; the Dunewalk/Summit Lot at 1200 S. Ocean Drive and the Diplomat Landing Garage at 3555 S. Ocean Drive.

For additional event information, contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954-921-3404.

Hollywood Boulevard in Downtown Hollywood
Sunday, July 5, 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, July 18, 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
Saturday, July 18, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Bajofondo, the Argentine/ Uruguayan electrotango collective, was created by Oscar and Grammy winning producer and composer Gustavo Santaolalla. Bringing together top musicians from both sides of the Rio Plata, the group blends of classic tango with electronic beats and audiovisual elements. Free admission.
*Lawn seating. Bring a blanket or beach chair.


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.


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 3: No Movie
July 10: How to Train Your Dragon 2 - PG
July 17: Dolphin Tale 2 - PG
July 24: Toy Story - G
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 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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