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7 Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale - February Monthly Guide

Swan Lake

‘Swan Lake’

Direct from Moscow, the Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform “Swan Lake” at Parker Playhouse on Feb. 24. View the troupe’s stunning rendition of the unforgettable fairytale story about a prince, a princess and the evil spell that threatens their happiness. (Tickets from $26.50; browardcenter.org)

Concours D’Elegance

Concours D’Elegance

Jay Leno will act as the headline entertainer and celebrity judge during the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation. Now in its 13th year, the three-day event (Feb. 22 to 24) features a duPont Registry Live Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport, a Grand Gala Dinner and an automobile and motorcycle exhibition at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, all benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. (Ticket prices vary; bocaratonconcours.com)

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Back in Time

Quiet Waters Park will play host to knights, wizards, vikings and more during the Florida Renaissance Festival, returning for seven weekends beginning Feb. 9. Attendees will be transported back to 16th-century Europe while partaking in activities corresponding to themes such as “Game of Thrones,” “Vikings and Barbarians,” and more. (Ticket prices vary; ren-fest.com)

Delray Beach Open

Delray Beach Open

The best of the best in tennis will head to the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center for the 10-day Delray Beach Open by Vitacost.com, combining the ATP Champions Tour (Feb. 15 to 17) and ATP World Tour (Feb. 18 to 24). When not watching champions Fernando González or Frances Tiafoe, guests can enjoy entertainment and family-friendly activities. New this year is a wine and craft beer pairing event on Feb. 22 called “Game, Set, Pour.” (Tickets from $38; yellowtennisball.com)

Seafood and

Seafood and

Music Festival Those who share a love of seafood and music will enjoy Boca Raton’s Seafood & Music Festival from Feb. 8 to 10. Held at Mizner Park, the event will offer a selection of foods, musical performances by local and regional musicians, and a marketplace of arts. ($5; seafoodfestivals.com)

ANTIQUES

Head to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for an antique show. Shop fine antiques, estate jewelry and old collectible cars during the three-day event taking place Feb. 1 to 3. (free; floridaantiqueshows.com)

LE Dîner en Blanc

LE Dîner en Blanc

The most sought-after secret event is headed to Fort Lauderdale Feb. 16. In essence, Le Dîner en Blanc is a culinary event that brings guests dressed in all white together for one massive picnic event in the city. Once guests register and are confirmed, they must bring picnic essentials—think table setting, Champagne, a picnic basket of fine foods—and will be transported to a surprise location upon arrival. ($50/couple; register.dinerenblanc.com/fortlauderdale/en/register)

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Cocktail Hour

Experience a 21st century ballet with modern choreography, music and costume design at Ballets with a Twist’s “Cocktail Hour: The Show” on Feb. 9 at the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach. The pop-infused production is appropriate for all ages. (Tickets from $55; oldschoolsquare.org)

Here ye! Here ye!

Journey back in time at the 26th annual Florida Renaissance Festival beginning Feb. 10 at Quiet Waters Park. For seven theme-filled weekends experience the magic of the Renaissance era through costumed characters, an artisan craft shop and food fit for a royal feast. (Tickets from $12; ren-fest.com)

Tennis by the Sea

Enjoy the beach and one of the top tennis tournaments in the nation during the Delray Beach Open from Feb. 16 to 25. Competing tennis players include Juan Martín del Potro, Milos Raonic and the Bryan brothers doubles team. Be sure to also explore savory food, live music and installations from local artists. (Tickets from $38; yellowtennisball.com)

Strength of a Woman

Award-winning singer and songwriter Mary J. Blige will perform her chart-topping hits on Feb. 19 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. (Tickets from $45; myhrl.com)

Good Vibrations

Legendary surf-rock band The Beach Boys will bring fun, fun, fun to South Florida on Feb. 11 at The Center in Coral Springs. The iconic band has sold millions of albums and changed the musical landscape. (Tickets from $63; thecentercs.com)

Boca Raton Concours D’Elegance

Automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts can head to the 12th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance from Feb. 23 to 25 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. The weekend’s festivities include a hangar party, gala dinner, auction, show, and an automobile and motorcycle exhibition with celebrity judges, Jay Leno and Tim Allen. (Tickets from $75; bocacde.com)

Beach Volleyball Major Series

The Beach Volleyball Major Series returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park from Feb. 27 to March 4. Olympic and World Champion pairs will battle it out on the sand during the six-day tournament. (Ticket prices vary; beachmajors.com)

7 Things To Do In The Fort Lauderdale Area This February

Festive Dinner

Celebrate love at The Addison in Boca Raton on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a sit-down dinner under beautiful banyan trees with live music, Champagne, wine and a special sweetheart gift. ($149; theaddisonofbocaraton.com/valentines-day/) 

 

Concours d’Elegance

Take part in a fun-filled weekend that benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance from Feb. 10 to 12. Guests can attend events like the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party at Atlantic Aviation at the Boca Raton Airport. Plus, enjoy a live auction and a performance by Jeff Foxworthy during the Grand Gala Dinner, Auction & Show. (Ticket prices vary; bocacde.com) 

 

A Night of Laughs 

Head to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as Jerry Seinfeld performs Feb. 24 to 25 for an evening of wit and humor. (Tickets from $80; ticketmaster.com) 

 

Florida Renaissance Festival

Celebrate the 25th annual event that will bring jesters, jugglers, jousting knights, music and more to the storybook Renaissance village at Deerfield Beach’s Quiet Waters Park. Beginning Feb. 11, enjoy seven theme-filled weekends such as Pirates’ Weekend and Masquerade. ($21/adults, $9/children; ren-fest.com)  

 

Tea time!

Sip tea while learning about the wide world of tea culture through exhibitions, tastings, demonstrations, tea talks and more during Tea Day at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens on Feb. 25. ($5/Sado: The Way of Tea Demonstrations with paid museum admission; $10/tea talks, $7/tea talks members; morikami.org)

 

Bon Jovi 

Rock group Bon Jovi will perform at the BB&T Center on Feb. 12 during the “This House Is Not For Sale” tour. Sing along to fan-favorites like “It’s My Life” and “Livin’ on a Prayer.” (Tickets from $15; ticketmaster.com) 

 

Spanish Nights

Guitar virtuoso Benise and his Emmy Award-winning World Music and Dance Production returns to South Florida for a show at the Mizner Park Amphitheater on Feb. 26. “Spanish Nights” will bring a show of Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Argentine Tango and more. (Tickets from $25; benise.com)