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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, October 4, 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
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.

Downtown Hollywood
Saturday, October 17, 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!

Special Enhancements:
Mural Tour, 7-8pm
This guided tour lets you learn the stories behind the art and artists of the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project. Meet at the Visitor Center Information Booth at Anniversary Park on the corner of 20th Avenue & Hollywood Blvd.

Impulse Art, 8-9pm
Fusion of music and painting (live art performance). Artist Daniel Pontet will be painting with his feet inspired by the rhythm of drumming guided by Jeff Lee, Evan Kline, and Adrian Jones.

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

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Friday, October 23, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Hosted by the City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts. This FREE event is a favorite Hollywood Halloween haunt. Kids in costume can trick or treat on the not so scary spooky trail, participate in the costume contest conducted by the Hollywood Lakes Section Civic Association, or check out the free concert by the Monsters.

Information: 954-921-3500

ArtsPark at Young Circle
Tuesday, October 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: 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 •

Downtown Hollywood
Sunday, November 1, 2015 • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In celebration of The City of Hollywood's 90th Anniversary, there will be a historical walking tour given by the Hollywood Historical Society with special thanks to the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency. Stroll through the streets of Florida's Hollywood and learn about how our beautiful city has grown over the years. Tickets are $10 for Historical Society Members and $20 for non-members. Ticket price includes keepsake brochure with walking tour information and commemorative bag. Registration begins at 12 noon. Tour begins on the west side of ArtsPark at Young Circle.

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
Saturday, December 5, 2015 • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The 60th annual Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade is scheduled to roll down the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7pm. We are very excited to announce the 2015 theme, SEA OF LIGHTS.

Information: 954-921-3404

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.

October 2: The Boxtrolls - PG
October 9: Night at the Museum - PG
October 16: Ghostbusters 2 - PG
October 23: No movie
October 30: Star Wars - PG

November 6: The Empire Strikes Back - PG
November 13: Return of the Jedi - PG
November 20: Pocahontas - PG
November 27: No movie

December 4: Home Alone - PG
December 11: How the Grinch Stole Christmas - PG
December 18: Elf - PG
December 25: No movie

January 1: No movie
January 8: Home - PG
January 15: We Bought a Zoo - PG
January 22: Frozen - PG
January 29: No movie

February 5: Akeelah and the Bee - PG
February 12: Lady and the Tramp - G
February 19: Annie (2014) - PG
February 26: Remember the Titans - PG

March 4: Big Hero 6 - PG
March 11: Princess Diaries - G
March 18: Top Gun - PG
March 25: Paddington - 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 through November 1, 2015
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 through November 1, 2015
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 through November 1, 2015
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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