18+ fun things to do and events coming to Pompano Beach area in April
We’ve assembled a list of 18+ fun things to do/events coming to the Pompano Beach area in April 2019 including the 5th Anniversary of the BaCa Arts center.
Pompano Beach Arts & Cultural Events
In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) there are a ton of upcoming events happening at Pompano Beach’s cultural venues. Check out a full calendar of film screenings, art exhibits and live music at BaCA, Ali Arts and the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and more below. BaCA’s fifth anniversary celebration- read all about it click here.
April 15 – Garden Club of Lighthouse Point Meeting & Presentation
April’s meeting of Lighthouse Point’s Garden Club will feature a presentation about the rehabilitation of imperiled wildlife. The guest speaker will be Dr. Renata Schneider, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and the Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at the South Florida Wildlife Center.
When: Monday April 15 from 1pm to 4pm; speaker from 2pm to 2:30pm
Where: Dixon Ahl Hall, 2220 NE 38 St., Lighthouse Point
Cost: Free and open to the public. For more information contact Caroline Steffen at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lhpgc.org
May 1 – Broward College’s Dinner at the Square will Explore Sea Level Rise & Climate Change
Dinner at the Square is Broward College’s series of provocative non-partisan debates featuring guest speakers discussing their views on various issues facing the community. The goal is to hold public forums to better educate the public on divisive issues. On May 1, Dinner at the Square will explore the effects of sea level rise and climate change on South Florida. This discussion will be a spirited but fact-based civil debate.
When: May 1 from 6:45 to 8:30pm.
Where: Funky Buddha Brewery, Oakland Park
Cost: $35 if purchased before April 17; $45 after April 17. Or, purchase a membership to the Village Square ($68 for membership). With membership, a member can bring one guest and are invited to an exclusive cocktail reception prior to the panel discussion from 6 to 6:45pm. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite
Starting April 10 – Free 8-Week Culinary Business Workshop
Pompano Beach’s CRA has created a Culinary Incubator Program at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center. The incubator program will hopefully blossom into an active community kitchen and culinary center. The CRA envisions the center becoming an economic engine for the community, providing burgeoning culinary entrepreneurs with guidance, support and a kitchen to help grow their businesses.
The facility will also operate as a commercial kitchen where food trucks, caterers and other food service providers, from any city, can rent the space to prepare food and receive the technical assistance needed to establish and grow their businesses. In addition, the space will host cooking classes by local chefs and free programs to introduce local youth to culinary careers.
The Incubator Program has started a series of eight workshops. The next workshop will take place on April 10 and is free for all Pompano Beach residents. Please fill out an application in advance on the CRA website, pompanobeachcra.com (click events from homepage). For more information please contact Gladys Cameron by email at AroundTheDinnerTableLLC@gmail.
com, or by phone at 954-706-3565.
When: Sessions start April 10 and happen weekly for eight weeks
Where: E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Pompano Beach
Cost: Free for Pompano Beach Residents
April 13 – Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt & Family Fun Day
Hop like a bunny into spring at this family fun day. Activities will include arts and crafts, a DJ with games and dancing, a spring photo booth, bounce houses and multiple Easter egg hunts.
When: April 13 from 9am to noon. Easter egg hunt for children ages one to three will happen continuously throughout the event. The hunt for children ages four to nine begins at 11am.
Where: Pompano Beach Community Park, 7201 NE 8th St.
For more information contact 954-786-4111.
April 27-28 – 12th Annual Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo
The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo is South Florida’s premier water sports expo. Spanning 65,000 square feet, the indoor eventattracts 5,000 attendees and over 150 exhibitors, which specialize in fishing and spearfishing, scuba and freediving, surfing and paddle boarding, boats and kayaks, underwater photo and video, adventure travel, beach apparel, and more. The event features one of the most extensive marine art exhibits in the country. Daily interactive workshops hosted by industry experts offer proven techniques and tips including fishing skills, speargun rigging, fish filleting, knot-tying and more. The popular kids zone will offer free face painting, art classes and crab races.
When: Saturday April 27 from 10am to 7pm with after party from 7 to 9pm; Sunday April 28 from 11am to 7pm.
Where: Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Cost: $20/day, children 12 and under are free; includes entry to Saturday night Blue Wild After Party on the second floor; tickets can be purchased at thebluewild.com.
April 6 – Lighthouse Point’s Car Show and Movie in the Park
When: Saturday, April 6. Car show runs from 5 to 8pm. Movie starts at 8pm.
Where: Frank McDonough Park, 3500 NE 27th Ave.
Cost: Free to attend
April 11 – 13 – Lighthouse Point Library’s Semi-Annual Book Sale
Gently used books, DVDs, CDs and audio-books will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the library. Cash only.
When: April 11-13 from 9am to 4pm
Where: Dixon Ahl Hall, 2220 NE 38th St., Lighthouse Point
April 21 – Easter Egg Hunt at Frank McDonough Park
An easter egg hunt for children ages 10 and under
When: Easter Sunday, April 21. Egg hunt starts at 1pm sharp.
FESTIVALS & PARTIES
April 16 — Papa’s Raw Bar Five Year Anniversary Party
Papa’s Raw Bar — Lighthouse Point’s beloved seafood restaurant and bar — is celebrating five years of service on April 16. Malene Scene — Malene Wines’ fun airstream lounge will be parked at Papa’s Raw Bar, serving up their Rose wine on tap. Uproot Hootenanny will provide some rockin’ live tunes. Bites and beverages will be available for just $5. Join the party.
When: April 15 from 4 to 11pm
Where: Papa’s Raw Bar, 4610 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point
Cost: Free to attend. Drinks and food available for purchase.
April 6 – 2019 CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival
The sixth annual CrawDebauchery Food & Music Festival will bring the spirit of New Orleans to South Florida.
“The festival is indeed a celebration of the ‘Big Easy’ to include terrific food and great music,” said Don Matthews, the festival’s founder.
In addition to rockin’ music lineup (visit crewdebauchery.com for the schedule), the festival will feature a Gumbo Rumble, Krewe Competition and a massive crawfish boil. There will also be an area for kids to complete in crawfish races, get their faces painted and admire jugglers and performers.
When: Saturday, April 6
Where: Pompano Beach Amphitheater Field
April 26-28 – 35th Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
The 35th annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival will help kick off summer with a ton of seafood, arts, crafts, vendors and live music. Due to construction by the pier, this year’s festival will take place at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater and Community Park. This year’s musical lineup included The Guess Who, Foghat, Inner Circle and Zach Deputy.
The festival, which was founded in 1984 by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, supports 12 different local non-profit organizations. as of press time the music lineup had not been announced, but visit pompanobeachseafoodfestival.
com for more information.
When: Friday April 26 from 5 to 10pm; Saturday April 27 from 10am to 10pm and Sunday April 28 from 11am to 8pm.
Cost: Friday tickets are $15; Saturday tickets are $20; Sunday tickets are $15.
April 12-14 – Tortuga Music Festival with Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Sheryl Crow, Flo Rida and More!
The Tortuga Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage music extravaganza featuring some of the biggest names in rock, country and roots music. This year’s performers include Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Sheryl Crow, Flo Rida, Thomas Rhett, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and more. To see the full lineup, visit tortugamusicfestival.com
The beachside festival benefits the Rock The Ocean Foundation to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans and to support scientific research, education and ocean conservation initiatives. Over $1 million has been given back to the festival’s Conservation Village partners as a direct result of ticket sales and donations from Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival.
When: April 12-14
Where: Fort Lauderdale Beach, 110 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. There is no official parking at the festival. Water taxis are the coolest way to get to the festival. Their service will run between the Riverside Hotel, (stop one), to the Hilton Marina (stop four) and the Gallery One DoubleTree Hotel (stop seven). Visit watertaxi.com/tortuga-music-
festival/ for more information. To catch a water taxi from Lighthouse Point or Pompano Beach and transfer to the Fort Lauderdale water taxi, visit pompanobeachwatertaxi.com
Cost: Single-day and three-day passes are available. Prices start at $135 for single day admission. A three day pass is $239. Tickets are available at tortugamusicfestival.com
April 30 – 19th Annual “Cuisine of the Region”
The annual “Cuisine of the Region” food and wine tasting benefits N.E. Focal Point CASA, a non-profit organization that serves children, Alzheimer’s patients, seniors and adults. The event features dinner, gourmet desserts, wine, a live auction, silent auction and door prizes.
When: Tuesday April 30 from 5:30 to 9pm
Where: DoubleTree Hilton Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton, 100 Fairway Dr, Deerfield Beach
Cost: Tickets are $75 in advance or $100 at the door and are available at the Center for Active Aging at 227 NW Second St. in Deerfield Beach. Call 954-480-4460 for more information.
April 13 – Pompano Beach High School Booster Club Golf Tournament
The PBHS Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday April 13 at the Pompano Beach Municipal Course on the Greg Norman Signature Course. The format will be a four-person scramble and prizes will be awarded at the lunch banquet immediately following the tournament at Galuppis. A silent auction will also occur at the banquet. The Pompano Beach High School (PBHS) Athletic Booster Club, which provides funds for all PBHS athletic sports teams and provides scholarships for our Senior Scholar Athletes.
When: Saturday, April 13; 7am registration; 8am shotgun start
Where: Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course, Greg Norman Signature Course, 1101 N. Federal Highway
Cost: $110/individual golfer, $440/foursome, $20 luncheon only. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact the Booster Club at
April 26 – Surfers for Autism
Surfers for Autism provides a fun, safe environment for children with Autism. Participants will be guided into waves by an experienced team of volunteers. Children that are non-receptive to touch will bear hug surf instructors. The day’s activities may also include paddle boarding, live music, games, painting and interactive exhibits. A catered lunch and water will be provided for families. The event is open to the public and free to attend.
When: April 26 frin 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Deerfield Beach Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 SE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach
Cost: Event is free to attend. Participants must register in advance at surfersforautism.org/events/
April 16 — Tip a Cop Fundraiser
Law enforcement in the U.S. has a long history of supporting the Special Olympics Program. For over 40 years, police officers have strived to raise funds to help the athletes train and compete in sports programs that would not otherwise be available to them. On May 1 the Broward County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will be held and police officers from across the county will be carrying the Torch across our county that will eventually light the Special Olympic Flame at the state games held in Orlando.
In order to get our athletes to the local, state, national and international games takes funding. One of the fundraisers, Tip a Cop, partners police departments with local restaurants. Officers work alongside the regular wait staff to serve food and beverages. A special envelope on each table asks patrons to make a tax deductible donation to the Special Olympics as a tip for the cop that helped serve them.
The Lighthouse Point Police Department, along with Bonefish Macs, will be hosting a tip a cop fundraiser on April 16. During the event there will also be some great raffle prizes.
When: April 16, 6 to 9:30pm
Where: Bonefish Mac’s, 2002 NE 36 St., Lighthouse Point
Cost: Food & beverage for purchase. Tips by donation.
Beach Yoga with Cliff in Deerfield Beach
Cliff Herrmann is a well-known yoga teacher in the Deerfield Beach community. With the goal of bringing yoga out of the studio and back to nature, he started teaching on the sand by lifeguard stand four. He will teach a gentle, calming form of yoga called Anuttara Raja, beachside, Monday – Friday at 6pm; Saturday and Sunday at 5pm.
Beach Zumba with Janet in Deerfield Beach
Beach Zumba has returned! Classes are at 8:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the SE Ninth St. boardwalk by the beach. Classes will be taught by experienced Zumba instructor, Janet Ciccone. Classes are $7 per class or $35 for a six-class package.
M/W/F – Stretch & Tone on Pompano Beach
Local fitness teacher Jackie Thomson has been teaching a stretch and tone class beachside for four years. Join her and her regular following of fitness students on the Great Lawn in Pompano Beach (far east end of Atlantic Blvd. by the sand) for a workout with an ocean breeze. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 9am. Drop in rat is $7; or can purchase five sessions for $25, or 10 sessions for $ 40. For more information call Jackie at (443) 366-075
Sundays – Yoga on Pompano Beach
Juliana from Yoga4Life Studios teaches yoga by the beach on the patch of artificial turf near the fountains. Bring water, a towel and yoga mat. Classes are on Sundays from 9 to 10am. Classes are by donation, so please bring cash. For more information call 754-307-9489
S/W – Pints & Poses, Yoga & Brews at 26 Degree Brewing
Yoga and craft beer go together like chocolate and peanut butter, chips and salsa, wine and cheese. Every first and third Sunday of the month, and second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, a yoga instructor will help you find inner peace and maximum flexibility. Afterwards, 26 Degree’s bartenders will help you find your inner thirst and maximum craft enjoyment.
When: First & Third Sundays at 10am | AND Second & Fourth Wednesdays at 6pm
Where: 26 Degree Brewing at 2600 E. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach
Cost: Cost is $15 and includes a full hour of yoga and a beer of your choice
POMPANO PRIDE (re-occurring events in Pompano)
April 5 – First Fridays – Old Town Untapped
This community street fair is the place to be on First Fridays in Pompano Beach. A live DJ stage, free beer samples, artisans market, a dozen food trucks, open art galleries, Odd Breed Wild Ales, fire fountain demonstrations and a lively crowd all make for a festive evening.
When: First Fridays from 6 to 9pm
Where: Old Town Pompano, 41 NE First St., Pompano Beach.
Cost: Free to attend. Food and drinks available for purchase.
April 5 – First Fridays – Pompano Beach’s Movies on the Lawn
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and favorite picnic foods to enjoy a featured flick under the stars. April’s movie is “Peter Rabbit Movie” about Peter Rabbit and his three sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton Tail.
When: First Fridays at 7pm | April 5
Where: The Great Lawn, Corner of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Blvds.
April 12 – Pompano Beach’s Music Under the Stars
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy some live music under the stars. In April, the KuKooz, a classic rock band, will perform.
When: April 12 at 7pm
Where: The Great Lawn, Corner of Atlantic and Pompano Beach Blvds.
April 19 – Third Fridays – Pompano Food Truck Round Up
The Pompano Food Truck Round Up features over 15 food trucks, drinks, music and fun. Bring blankets and folding chairs.
When: Third Fridays from 6 to 10pm
Where: Old Town Pompano at First Ave. and 1st Street (near the corner of Dixie and Atlantic Blvds.).
Saturdays – Pompano Beach’s Green Market
Every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:30pm from Nov. 3 through April 27 you can shop for organic, local produce and browse the artisan market. Visitors will find the freshest fruits and vegetables, juices, baked goods, seafood and other food items, as well as orchids, plants, health-related products, hand-made crafts, art and culinary products. Plus, starting at 11am, live bands will perform at the open-air stage.
When: Every Saturday from 8:30am to 1:30pm from Nov. 3 through April 27. Live music starts at 11am.
Where: The Green Market is located in Old Town Pompano at First Ave. and 1st Street (near the corner of Dixie and Atlantic Blvds.).
For more information visit GreenMarketPompanoBeach.com.
Saturdays – Intro to Wild Beer & Odd Breed Brewery Tours
Come learn how Pompano Beach’s Odd Breed Brewing company uses wild fermentation to create unique craft beers in oak barrels. Plus take a tour of the brewery and sample their brews.
When: Every Saturday from noon to 1pm
Where: Odd Breed Wild Ales (50 NE First St. in Pompano Beach)
Cost: $10 (includes two beer samples)
April 15 – Third Mondays – Open Mic Night at 26 Degree Brewing
26 Degree Brewing hosts a monthly open mic night on the third Monday of every month from 9pm until close. All acts are welcome, from comedy to poetry, juggling and music. Drafts are $1 off during the event.
When: Third Mondays at 9pm
Where: 26 Degree Brewing, 2600 E. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach
This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with event info provided by the city of Pompano Beach, and additional venues and websites.
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