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9 things to do for Thanksgiving weekend in Broward

Turkey related or not, here are a few things to do this holiday weekend in Broward County.

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Thanksgiving Eve Party at America’s Backyard

November 26
Join America’s Backyard and KISS Country 99.9 on the eve of Thanksgiving to party till 4 a.m. There will be Wild Turkey American Honey giveaways, 2-4-1 drinks, 99-cent Bud Lights and more.

America's Backyard
100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 33312

34th Annual Tamarac Turkey Trot 5k Run

November 27 at 7:30 a.m.
The 5k run begins at Tamarac City Hall the morning of Turkey Day. $50 registration the day of race.

Tamarac City Hall
7525 NW 88th Ave., Tamarac, 33321

4th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot & Turkey Paddle

November 27
Choose between a 5k run/walk or 2-mile stand up paddleboard race along A1A and Fort Lauderdale Beach on Thanksgiving morning. The race starts at 7:30 a.m.

DC Alexander Park
SE 5th St., Fort Lauderdale, 33304

Turtle Race Weekend at MODS

November 28 to 30
Bring your own turtle or borrow one of the museum’s to have them race against each other. Also make your own stained glass sea turtle to take home. Noon to 4 p.m. daily.

Museum of Discovery & Science & Autonation iMax
401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, 33312

Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise

November 27
Celebrate Thanksgiving on the Lady Windridge in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy a complimentary boarding cocktail, stationary hor d’Oeuvres, a Thanksgiving buffet menu, desserts and DJ entertainment. $99.90 for adults; $59.95 for children ages 3-12. The ship departs at 5 p.m. from the Tranquility Marina.

Windridge Yacht Charters
2950 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 33308

Yarn Bombing with Cadence Living

November 29
Before FATVillage’s monthly Artwalk, Cadence: Planning & Designing Living Environments needs a helping hand or 20 to yarn wrap trees into candy-cane trees for the holiday season. The “yarn bombing” will begin at 4 p.m. along the 400 block of North Andrews.

435 N. Andrews Avenue, No. 2, Fort Lauderdale, 33301

5th Annual Light Up MLK for the Holidays

November 29 from 5 to 8 p.m.
This free event on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. will feature live local entertainment, holiday cookies and ornament decorating, and a large bounce house and play area for kids. The lighting of a beautifully decorated, 37-foot tree takes place at 7 p.m.

Annie Adderly Gillis Park
601 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Pompano Beach, 33060

Stache Bash Movenmber Charity Event

November 30
Stache teamed up with Ketel One Vodka to host the final November charity event to support men’s health awareness through the Movember Foundation. A $10 donation gets you a complimentary Ketel One craft cocktail. There will also be $500 moustache contest, photo booth and DJ. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Stache: A 1920s Drinking Den
109 SW 2nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 33312

Holiday Lights at Tradewinds Park

Nov. 21 to Jan. 3, 2015
Open nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., pack the car with the family and drive through a three-mile light extravaganza. Enhance your experience with 3D glasses available for $3. The light show is also open on all holidays.

Tradewinds Park
3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, 33073