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Kick off this Memorial Day weekend at the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Third Annual Great American Beach Party on Saturday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard. The free event will transform a portion of Fort Lauderdale’s world famous A1A into an entertainment mecca, featuring music, live performances, and activities for the entire family.

Sand castle builder

Seven bands will perform on two stages throughout the day treating crowds to a variety of classic oldies, rock n’ roll, ‘80s hits, jazz favorites, rhythm & blues, and more. Featured artists will include Across the Universe (Beatles Tribute Band); Tim Bluntson (80’s Tribute Band); The Inverted (Classic Rock); Riverside Dixieland Band (Jazz); Nikki Kidd (R&B); Bahamas Junkanoo Revue; and headliner Boogie Knights (Disco Revival).

Award-winning LivingSand artist and sculptor John May will present the Great American Sand Sculpting Contest from 10 am - 1 pm on the beach from Poinsettia Street to Cortez Street. No experience is necessary to participate in this spirited, friendly competition that has become an annual favorite among families, children, neighborhoods, and businesses. Prizes will be awarded for best sand sculptures in the “family/open” and “community organization/corporate” categories.

Automobile enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Great American Beach Party’s Classic Car Show, presented by Russ Gagliano Classic Cars from 11:30 am - 8:00 pm. More than 50 custom classics will line both sides of A1A from Poinsettia Street to Cortez Street giving beach-goers an up close look at a unique collection of vintage hot rods, rag tops, roadsters and muscle cars.

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iCity commissioners with Connie Francis

Entertainment Schedule




10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Great American Sand Sculpting Contest

On beach from Poinsettia St. to Cortez St.

11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Art Show, Classic Car Show

A1A from Poinsettia St. to BeachPlace

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Inverted (classic rock)

North Stage

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Tim Bluntson (80s tribute)

South Stage

Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Kids Zone: DJ, face painting, bounce house

On beach at Poinsettia St.

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Bahamas Junkanoo Review

South Stage to North Stage

2:20 - 3:35 p.m.

Riverside Dixieland Band (jazz)

North Stage

2:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Nikki Kidd (R&B)

South Stage

3:35 - 3:55 p.m.

Bahamas Junkanoo Review

North Stage to South Stage

4:00 - 4:50 p.m.

Military Tribute

South Stage

4:50 - 6:45 p.m.

Boogie Knights Disco Revival Concert

South Stage

4:50 - 6:45 p.m.

Across The Universe (Beatles)

North Stage

6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony

South Stage

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Boogie Knights Disco Revival Concert

South Stage

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Across The Universe (Beatles)

North Stage

8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Free Movie at the Beach


Photo of musicians

For more information on the Great American Beach party, please call (954) 828-5363.