Great American Beach Party




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The Great American Beach Party features a complete day full of exciting activities and entertainment featuring live bands, a kids zone, DJ, sand castle contest, art show, classic car show, life-size beach games, tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces, and so much more!

Enjoy a variety of live music performances including fan favorites Big HarvestSix Foot Swell Surfband, Pocket ChangeBlues Brothers Soul BandTom Jackson, The Long Run, and our headliner Sister Hazel!

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Sister Hazel is an alternative rock band from Gainesville, Florida, formed in 1993. They have built their career success and national name recognition through their chart-topping hits, countless national media appearances, relentless touring and the release of eight full-length albums. Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. The band's upbeat hits include "All for You," "Change Your Mind," and "Your Winter." Sister Hazel recently released its first country-influenced album, "Lighter in the Dark," which includes a notable track collaboration with Darius Rucker.


Photo Gallery

Check out our photo gallery from 2014! 

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2016 Walk of FameWalk of Fame Spotlight

The City of Fort Lauderdale established the Walk of Fame in 2010 at the inaugural Great American Beach Party to pay tribute to the legendary Connie Francis on the 50th Anniversary of “Where the Boys Are,” the 1960 film which made Fort Lauderdale an overnight sensation and a “must see” destination for visitors.

Walk of Fame Honorees are recognized for outstanding work in their respective fields and for making long-term positive contributions to the City of Fort Lauderdale.  As part of the awards program, each honoree receives a commemorative marble paver that is placed in the Walk of Fame to memorialize their outstanding accomplishments.  The Fort Lauderdale Walk of Fame is located on the beach along the east side of A1A at Las Olas Boulevard.

Walk of Fame Honorees are announced at the Great American Beach Party, which annually takes place on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.


The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Great American Beach Party is co-sponsored by Broward County's Cultural Division, Budweiser, the City of Fort Lauderdale's Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Magic 102.7.

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