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Rock the Dock

Shooters Waterfront will host its fourth annual Rock the Dock concert series, taking place during a three-week stint this summer. Choose from July 20, Aug. 31 and Sept. 28 to listen to classic rock ‘n’ roll performances by South Florida bands like Southern Blood and Mr. Nice Guy. (free; shooterswaterfront.com)


Cirque du Soleil is bringing its performance of  “Corteo” to the BB&T Center from July 24 to Aug. 4. Corteo, Italian for cortége, is a festive parade imagined by a clown. (Tickets from $41; cirquedusoleil.com/corteo)

Boca Restaurant Month

Dive into greater Boca’s culinary scene during Boca Restaurant month, taking place in September with three-course meals for lunch and dinner offered at special pricing. From bar-centric bites at Crazy Uncle Mike’s to Mediterranean delights at Sardinia Enoteca, there’s a whole lot of flavor to explore. (From $21; bocarestaurantmonth.com)

Delray Beach Celebration

Bring the whole family to A1A and Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach for an annual Fourth of July celebration. Festivities will include musical performances, culinary samplings from food trucks, a beer garden and a fireworks show to end the evening. (free; thepalmbeaches.com)

Fourth of July Spectacular

End a day of grilling out and celebrating America’s independence by heading to Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Fourth of July Spectacular will culminate with an evening fireworks display. (free; fortlauderdale.gov)

Dine Out Downtown Delray

From Aug. 1 to Aug. 7 discover the area’s diverse dining scene during Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week, taking place at select restaurants along Atlantic Avenue, Pineapple Grove and the SOFA District. Enjoy prix fixe lunches and dinners from foodie favorites like 50 Ocean and Caffe Luna Rosa (Prices vary; downtowndelraybeach.com)

On Tour

The Backstreet Boys are performing on their biggest arena tour in 18 years and will make a stop at the BB&T Center on Aug. 23. Sing along to favorite songs from the ’90s boy band’s latest album, DNA. (Ticket prices vary; thebbtcenter.com)

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Chic Cocktail

Spice up your summer gathering with Santa Margherita and its newly released Sparkling Rosé to make the perfect sparkling punch.

INGREDIENTS: One 750-milliliter bottle chilled Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé; 3/4 cup limoncello; 1 cup fresh raspberries; 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries; one medium lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed.

DIRECTIONS: In a large pitcher, combine the limoncello, raspberries and strawberries. Top with the chilled rosé Champagne and stir in half of the lemon wheels. Pour into old-fashioned glasses with ice. Place fruit in each glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Dine Around Town

Beginning Aug. 1, take advantage of Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week 2018, which will offer multi-course prix fixe menus at 30 of the hottest restaurants, cafés and juice bars until Aug. 7. (From $10; downtowndelraybeach.com/restaurantweek)

Film Series

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will host the Studio Ghibli Summer Film Series on Aug. 8 with showings of “Pom Poko,” a film by Isao Takahata and “Whisper of the Heart,” a film by Yoshifumi Kondō. (Ticket prices vary; morikami.org)

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Fabulous Fourth

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks show held at the Spanish River Athletic Complex in Boca Raton complete with carnival rides, foods and live performances. (free; myboca.us)

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Piece of Me

Pop icon Britney Spears is heading to South Florida for her tour, “Britney: Piece of Me.” Fans will have the opportunity to watch her during a three-night engagement at Hard Rock Event Center from July 27 to 29. This tour follows the performer’s record-breaking headlining residency in Las Vegas. (Ticket prices vary; myhrl.com)


Ice skating and acrobatics will come together for the first time during Cirque du Soleil’s new performance, Crystal, at the BB&T Center from July 18 to 22, 24 to 29. Follow Crystal on her journey of self-discovery as she enters a world of her own imagination. (Ticket prices vary; thebbtcenter.com)

Sea Turtle Oversight Protection

Turtle Trek

If you’ve never witnessed sea turtles hatch on the beach, then make this your moment to do so. Join the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection staff on Aug. 30 at its Fort Lauderdale base to learn more about protection efforts. Then, as night falls, hit the sand for a chance to see mother turtles lay eggs, or watch as hatchlings crawl to the sea. ($25; seaturtleop.com)

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Fourth of July Fun

Head to Delray Beach this Fourth of July for an exciting, fun-filled celebration. A1A and Atlantic Avenue will be the main hub for food, family-friendly events and more. Sign up for the sand sculpting contest, or challenge your friends to a round of mini golf. If you want to try a hand (or mouth) at competitive eating, check out the burger-eating contest, courtesy of BurgerFi. End the evening with a fireworks show. (free; julyfourthdelraybeach.com)


Dog Days 

Run—don’t walk—to the third annual Dog Days series at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale beginning Aug. 9. Shoppers can attend numerous pet-focused events like the “Forever Homes Adoption Expo” to adopt a new, furry friend. Or, donate $25 to be a part of the “Fashion Hounds” pet runway show. Proceeds help benefit pet organizations. (free; galleriamall-fl.com)


MLB All-Star Game

Visit Marlins Park on July 9 for the 88th annual MLB All-Star Sunday, in which Miami will play host for the first time. Additional events include the All-Star FanFest at the Miami Beach Convention Center, where fans can meet and interact with some of their favorites from the League and take part in more than 40 interactive exhibits and attractions (July 7 to 11). Don’t miss the annual T-Mobile Home Run Derby, taking place July 10 all leading up to the All-Star game on July 11. (Ticket prices vary;


Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart will kick off his 18-city tour with special guest Cyndi Lauper on July 6 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood. Enjoy hits like “Tonight’s the Night” and “Hot Legs” with Lauper, who is best known for her first solo album, “She’s So Unusual.” (Tickets from $50; ticketmaster.com)


Look Good, Feel Great

Boca Raton will host The Organic Beauty and Wellness Festival on Sept. 9. This one-day event, held at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center, will bring together local and national brands that are organic, vegan and eco-friendly. The festival offers residents a space to learn about health and wellness while enjoying a fun day for the whole family. (Tickets from $14.95; obwfestival.com)


Summer Read

Larry Singer’s Bonnet House provides an in-depth look at the Bonnet House grounds through nature photography. Singer explains his techniques for photographing plants and animals in each chapter, so anyone can give nature photography a try. The book will be released July 11. ($15.44; amazon.com)


Yoga Retreat

Develop a deeper understanding of yoga’s healing powers by joining Dana Taft for Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort’s first yoga retreat from July 21 to 23. The retreat will include two nights of casual-luxe water-view accommodations, indoor and outdoor yoga instruction and nutritionally balanced meals. Five different practices of yoga will be taught. ($1,800; margaritavillesports.com)