South Florida Events in June
ARTS AND CULTURE
Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club Highwaymen Art Show & Sale
Sunday, June 5 in Ft Lauderdale
The Florida Highwaymen are a group of 26 African Americans that were self-taught landscape artists in Florida, operating from the 1950s through the 1980s. The Highwaymen created over 200,000 inexpensive landscape paintings using construction materials rather than traditional art supplies that were sold in towns and cities and along roadsides throughout Florida, out of the trunks of their cars. Dubbed as the “The Last Great American Art Movement of the 20th century,” this group of artists broke many cultural barriers.
The event will include a meet and greet with four of the original Highwaymen, free appraisals of Highwaymen paintings, a live painting demonstration, and a raffle for an original Highwaymen painting. Visit bit.ly/1XKjtD2.
Stonewall Pride Street Festival and Parade
Saturday, June 18 in Wilton Manors
The Wilton Manors Stonewall Festival is an annual event held in honor of the Stonewall Riots that occurred June 28, 1969. This year’s event will feature a parade and street festival. The community-wide event draws a crowd of approximately 20,000 – 30,000 individuals and families, and this year’s event features a parade and a street festival. Lining the entire length of Wilton Drive will be vendor booths, food trucks, drink stations, and non-profit organizations. Visit bit.ly/1K1EEeo.
Davie Pro Rodeo
June 24-25 at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie
This Davie Pro Rodeo event is a two-parter event; on the 24th is for teens and children athletes and the event on the 25th is for adults. Held almost two months after the Festival of the Americas rodeo in April, the summer’s exclusive event brings in big crowds ready to see some action. Remember, it’s held in “Cowboy Country” so there will be excellent barbecue and we’ll have our signature trucks on display. Visit bit.ly/1X9OeTB.
Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix
June 24-26 in Marathon
With the turquoise waters and the Seven Mile Bridge as the backdrop to an event focused around powerful boats, the Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix is an excellent event for locals and visitors. For three days, various classes of powerboats will show off their horsepower to compete in the aquatic race. Attendees can also get a close-up look of the boats and meet the drivers and crews at the Race Village dry and wet pits. Visit bit.ly/1xSfB7q.
Wheelin’ and Dealin’ Food Truck Festival
Saturday, June 4 at The Casino in Dania Beach
Organized by Burger Beast and The Casino at Dania Beach, the Wheelin’ Dealin’ Food Truck Festival takes place the 1st Saturday of every month.
Taste of the Caribbean
June 6-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami
Foodies and amature and professional chefs are welcome to sample their way through Caribbean cuisine and drinks at this five-day event. Aside from trying new and delicious foods, attendees can go to workshops and seminars with leading chefs who will provide insider secrets on enhancing your dining experience. Taste of the Caribbean is a competition-style event that showcases the region’s best chefs, pastry chefs, junior chefs, and bartenders. Visit bit.ly/27ZB7Y6.