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The Town of Davie Special Events Division offers year round and seasonal cultural activities, special events and festivals for the entire family. Some of our annual traditional festivals include:
*All times, dates and activities are subject to change*
Trail Rides  
Join the Town of Davie and the South Florida Trail Riders for a trail ride through Davie's equestrian trail system.  Breakfast, water and a goodie bag are all included in a small fee.  You must bring your own horse!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Picnic Celebration  *Sunday, January 18, 2015*


The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Picnic Celebration will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Potters Park, 4300 SW 57 Terrace, Davie from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  The Picnic Celebration will include youth entertainment, guest speakers, a poetry contest and kids activities including bounce houses and petting farm.  Come celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday with the Town of Davie.  If you would like to participate in the poetry contest, please click here to download an application or for information, call (954) 797-1166.  


*Saturday & Sunday, February 28 and March 1, 2015*  
Festival Times:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat.)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun.)
Location:
Town Hall, 6591Orange Drive
Admission:
FREE
Parking:
$5.00 on the festival grounds

*Friday, February 27, 2015*


The Town of Davie’s 78th Annual Orange Blossom Festival will feature a golf tournament hosted by the Davie Golf and Country Club. The 3rd Annual James Pirtle Memorial Golf Classic will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015, to kick off the Festival weekend.

The format of the James Pirtle Memorial Golf Classic will be a 4-man best ball Scramble with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Competition is open to players of all skill levels and handicaps. The tournament will award team prizes and trophies, and will feature course contests.  

Complete tournament information and entry forms are available online or can be picked up Davie Golf and Country Club, 8201 Nova Drive, Davie, FL  33324, and the Davie Pine Island Park Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328.

Festival Both Days

The festival will feature over 250 displays and will take place down Orange Drive from Davie Rd. west to SW 66th Terrace.  This portion of Orange Drive will be closed off during the festival.  Free activities for both days includes an arts & crafts show, fine arts show, musical entertainment, "Cowboy Town", Native American display, animal farm, western carriage display, commerce corner, information displays and green product displays.  There will be a FREE concert on Saturday and Sunday!  There will also be a free kids' corner that includes a bounce house, giant slide, rides and climbing wall.  Admission to the festival is FREE.  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Matthew Mlodzinski, Senior Operations Manager at 954-797-1163.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
On Saturday, beginning at 7:00am, there will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Davie Moose Lodge, 4483 Davie Rd, Davie, put on by the Kiwanis.  Pre-sale tickets are available at the Davie Town Hall, Special Events and Cultural Arts office for $5.00.

Strawberry Shortcake Festival
On Saturday and Sunday there will be an old fashioned Strawberry Festival at the Davie Woman's Club located on Orange Drive, on the festival grounds.  Fresh strawberries and homemade shortcake will be served as well as other strawberry creations.

Orange Blossom Concerts:  
*Saturday, February 28, 2015  
TBA
*Sunday, Sunday, March 1, 2015
TBA

Location:
Orange Drive and Davie Road
Admission:
FREE
Parking:
$5.00 on the festival grounds

77th Annual Orange Blossom Parade
*Saturday, February 28, 2015*
Time:
10:00 a.m.
Location:
Davie Road between Orange Drive and SW 39 Street
                
The parade will kick off at 10:00 a.m. and will proceed down Davie Road, between SW 39 Street, south to Orange Drive.
 
This Year’s Theme:  TBA

How to become an entry in the parade
All non-profit youth and adult groups, commercial and non-commercial businesses, musical marching and non-musical marching groups, and all school groups are invited to participate.  Click here for a Parade Application.  Parade entries are FREE.  Awards will be presented after the parade in the different mentioned categories.  


Open Farmers Market & Green Fair
Just like in the old west, purchase fresh home grown vegetables, herbs and spices, peanuts and fruits at our old fashion Farmers Market sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and the 4-H Clubs of Broward.

Free Stage Entertainment & Street Dance
Family Entertainment will take place on both days throughout the festival.  FREE street concerts on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on the Festival Grounds.  Listen to 99.9 KISS Country for guest entertainers.

Heritage championship rodeo in the covered Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie, Florida
See authentic heritage rodeo at its finest!  Be amazed as real cowboys from around the world compete for championship titles.  The Davie Pro Rodeo was voted as the best rodeo east of the Mississippi and has won numerous awards rodeoing in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Come watch cowboys and cow gals challenge 2,000 pound bulls, ride bare back, wrestle cattle, barrel race, and team rope.  The kids will love it!  The Davie Pro Rodeo will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 7:30pm, and on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 2:00pm, in the covered Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie, Florida. Gates open at 6:00pm to purchase tickets and so that you can come in and enjoy the food and vendors before the rodeo begins.  Advanced and Group rate tickets are available at the Special Events and Cultural Arts office located at Davie Town Hall.  Tickets are $18 and $8 (3-12) in advance and $20 and $10 (3-12) at the gate.  

Festival, Parade and Rodeo Parking will be available behind the Town Hall and can only be accessed via Davie Road.  Parking on the festival grounds is $5.00 per vehicle.      
All times, dates and activities are subject to change.

"Concerts on the Corner" Concert Series"
*Thursdays, March 13th & 27th, April 10th & 24th and May 8th and 22nd*
The Town of Davie will be hosting its “Concerts on the Corner” concert series on Thursdays, March 13th & 27th, April 10th & 24th  and May 8th & 22nd.  The concerts will be held in the grass field on the Corner of Davie Rd. and Orange Dr, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m.  The concerts are FREE.  Event begins at 6:00 p.m. and the live music will start at 6:30 p.m. and the event will include food trucks, a bounce house and sponsor displays. Acts scheduled to perform include Big City Dogs, Cache, Skwirls Gone Bad, Hit the Slilde Band, RemaDee and Thunder Road! Parking will be FREE and available at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds.  Bring your blankets and chairs, enjoy dinner and live music Thursday nights in the spring during the “Concerts on the Corner” concert series!
Location:
Davie Town Hall
Time:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission:
Free for anyone wishing to clean!

The Town of Davie and the Central Broward Water Control District welcome you to participate in the 19th Annual Waterway Cleanup.  The cleanup is a public awareness campaign to keep our waterways clean.  This event will take place along the C-11 Canal.  Participants will receive a free T-shirt and water, as well as a ticket to the "Trash Splash," a pool celebration, after the cleanup, at the Pine Island Park Pool, 3800 SW 92nd Avenue, Davie.
Community service hours may be earned by individuals and groups at this event.  Call (954) 797-1153 for details.  If your group, school or family are interested in helping with this upcoming Waterway Clean-up, click here for an application.

Family Bike Ride *2015*
Mark your calendars for the Family Bike Ride. This is a 6 mile family bicycle ride beginning and ending at Robbins Lodge.  Fun for the whole family.  Registration begins at 8:00am and the ride begins at 9:00am! Goodie bags included with small entrance fee. Click here for an application.  Please, NO training wheels or bike tires under 24".

Location:
Robbins Lodge/ Park, 4005 Hiatus Road
Time:
Free Activities begin at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Egg Hunt:
Starts at 10 a.m.sharp!
Children hunt in separate age groups
Ages:
1 to 3 years, 4 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years
Free candy given to all participants.
Prizes will be awarded for Magic Eggs found
Parking:
$2 per car

The International Multi-Ethnic Festival will be held in conjunction with The Spring Egg Hunt.  Our Multi-Ethnic Festival will feature diverse displays, foods, cultural entertainment, and hands on activities for the entire family.  The festival will feature cultural foods (at a cost) from around the world, music, and entertainment.  Click here for a FREE multi-ethnic booth space application or call (954) 797-1074 for information.  Other free activities will include an Animal Farm, Giant Slide, Bounce Houses, and Climbing Wall!  
 
  
Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade  *Monday, May 26, 2014*
Memorial Day gives all patriotic Americans an opportunity to honor the sacrifices that so many devoted men and women made to keep and protect freedom at home and abroad. Join us on Memorial Day to remember our American heroes. Wear red, white and blue!  Bring your American flag!  Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. from SW 39th Street down Davie Road to the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie, Florida. Ceremony will begin immediately after the parade. Those interested in being in the parade should contact Scoutmasters Camporee Chief and 2014 Memorial Day Chairman by email at chief at smcc dot us or Matthew Mlodzinski, Senior Operations Manager, at matthew_mlodzinski@davie-fl.gov.

31st Annual Take-A-Kid Fishin' Rodeo  *Saturday, June 7, 2014*
Location:
Wolf Lake Park, 5400 S.W 76th Ave
Registration:
Beginning at 7:30 a.m. the morning of the event. NO pre-registration.  Click here for an application.
Fishing:
Starts at 9 a.m.
Ages:
5 and under, 6 to 8, 9 to 12
Fee:
$9 per child, which includes bait, lunch, a goodie bag, and an event cap for the first 250 kids to register. Please bring exact change if you can.
Prizes:
Equipment like the pro’s use (rods, reels and tackle boxes) will be awarded in all above mentioned age groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.

Downtown Hoedown *June 13, 2014*

Come join the Town of Davie and the South Florida Cloggers for this annual Davie Event at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie, Florida.  Show off your singing and dancing talents by participating in the "Davie Idol" singing contest or one of the dancing or clogging demonstrations.  Come for dinner and stay for a good ol' fashion country hoedown, games and entertainment!  Help the South Florida Cloggers raise travel money for clogging competitions by bidding on silent auction items.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and will include not only entrance to the hoedown, but a hot dog dinner as well. The "Davie Idol" contest is for ages 16 and up, with a registration fee of $20. Prizes will be awarded to the winner.   Call Rebecca Vetter at (954) 347-5207 for more information.

 Activities will include live music beginning at 3:00p.m. on the ball fields at Pine Island Park located at 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie.  Free family activities including bounce houses, rides, a climbing wall, arts and crafts, youth entertainment, swimming and games around the park all day along with Food Trucks with a variety of food available for sale.  To celebrate our Country's birthday, FREE cake will be available, while supplies last!  The evening will be capped off with a fantastic patriotic fireworks show at 9:00p.m.  If you would like to become a sponsor for this event, please contact Matthew Mlodzinski, Senior Operations Manager at 954-797-1163.

Government Days *Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 17, 2014*
The Florida League of Cities, an association of member municipalities throughout Florida, is sponsoring an educational program called “My city: I’m part of it; I’m proud of it.” The program is designed to educate school-aged children about city government functions.

In the spirit of the program, the Town of Davie will celebrate Florida City Government, October 13 thru October 17, 2014, by providing school-aged groups educational tours of Davie Town Hall. Tours will be conducted between 9:30a.m. and the last tour at 3:30p.m. The tours are designed to educate and to inform students about their local government. We would like to invite your school to participate in our program.

To participate, call Matthew Mlodzinski, Senior Operations Manager at 954-797-1163. All groups will check in at the Town Hall, 6591 Orange Drive.

Halloween Happenings  *Sunday, October 26, 2014*
Includes a pumpkin patch, free games and prizes, a petting farm, bounce houses, climbing wall & a Halloween costume contest.  The South Florida Trail Riders will present a Halloween Horse Costume Contest.  This event will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Robbins Lodge, 4005 Hiatus Road, Davie.

Veterans Day Ceremony   *Tuesday, November 11, 2014*
Mark your calendars for the Veterans Day Ceremony, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Veterans Park, 5750 SW 39 Street, Davie, Florida.  Ceremony begins at 10:00am.


Winter Holiday Tree, Menorah & Kinara Decorating Contest   *December 3, 2014*
The Town of Davie is inviting your school or civic group to participate in the 26th Annual Winter Holiday Tree, Menorah and Kinara Decorating Contest at the Davie Town Hall.  Decorating will begin on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 9:00am with a lunch served until 1:00pm. If you are unable to decorate on Wednesday morning, groups can come to decorate anytime before Friday, December 5th before Noon. Groups are asked to make all their own decorations, keeping to the theme; lights will be provided by the Town.  Prizes will be awarded Sunday evening at the Lighting of the Greens event.  Click here for an application.  

Voted by its residents as the best decorated city hall in Broward County!  Visit a display of thousands of lights, over 50 beautifully adorned holiday trees, menorahs, and kinaras. Free traditional refreshments, holiday magic show, and twenty tons of holiday snow. Have your picture taken with SANTA in the Council Chambers, for a small fee.  Jingle Bell Parade, put on by the South Florida Trail Riders.  Free petting farm, bounce houses, climbing walls and more!  To be a holiday sponsor, please click here for an application or contact Matthew Mlodzinski, Senior Operations Manager at (954) 797-1163.

*Saturday & Sunday, December 13 & 14, 2014*
Location:
Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie, Florida (4271 Davie Rd. Davie, FL)
Admission:
Free to the general public
Parking:
Free
Time:
9:00 a.m.

Green Vendor Spaces:  Available (at a cost) for Green Businesses and Not-for Profit Green Organizations.  Contact Matthew Mlodzinski, Senior Operations Manager at 954-797-1163 for more information.

About this Event:  The Town of Davie will offer an eco friendly educational opportunity for you to discover new “green products" and a friendly economical way to live. Discover why it is important to minimize your “Carbon Footprint”.  Green minded business will offer an opportunity to understand why green living can create a better tomorrow. This twenty year old craft show celebrates the finest of country crafts and traditional arts. Free gate admission the days of the event.  Please click here for a 2014 Craft Show/Green Fair application.


*All times, dates and activities are subject to change.*