Light Up Sistrunk
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America

Light Up Sistrunk Extravaganza


Light Up Sistrunk 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013
5:00 to 9:00 pm
Historic Sistrunk Boulevard between NW 9th Avenue and NW 12th Avenue


FREE and open to the public (Food and beverages will be on sale.)


FREE at the following locations:

  • NW 6th St. at the corner of NW 7th Ave. (Across from the Westside Gazette)
  • Along NW 9th Ave. between NW 6th St. and NW 4th

Reminder to event goers: Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

Schedule of Events

5:15 pm - Dillard High School Marching Band kicks off festivities

5:30 pm - Bank of America Kids Zone Opens / Walgreens Wonderland Opens

6:00 pm - Entertainment on the main stage begins with Lauren Carter

6:30 pm - Tree lighting

7:00 pm - Mt. Olive, The Black Noel and Pastor Marcus Davidson perform

7:45 - Parks and Recreation Kids perform

8:00 pm - Dillard High School Gospel Choir performs

8:30 pm - Closing

Event map

Road Closures

The City of Fort Lauderdale will be closing several streets Friday, December 6, 2013 for Light Up Sistrunk. Closures and times are as follows:

  • Sistrunk Boulevard will be closed from NW 9th Avenue to NW 11th Avenue beginning at 8:00 am.
  • Roads will be closed to thru traffic at the following locations (these streets will not be able to access Sistrunk Blvd.):
  • NW 10th Avenue
  • NW 10th Terrace
  • NW 11th Avenue

The following streets will be open for local traffic only:

  • NW 10th Avenue, NW 11th Avenue from NW 6th Street to NW 5th Street
  • NW 10th Avenue, NW 10th Terrace, NW 11th Avenue from NW 6th Street to NW 7th Street

Driving Directions to Light Up Sistrunk

From Miami:

  1. Take I-95 N
  2. Exit onto Broward Boulevard East
  3. Take Broward Boulevard to NW 7th Avenue (Avenue of the Arts)
  4. Turn left on NW 7th Avenue
  5. From NW 7th Avenue, turn left onto Sistrunk Blvd / NW 6th Street

From West Palm Beach:

  1. Take I-95 S
  2. Exit onto Sunrise Boulevard East (Go east on Sunrise)
  3. Take Sunrise Boulevard to NW 7th Avenue (Avenue of the Arts)
  4. Turn right on NW 7th Avenue
  5. From NW 7th Avenue, turn right onto Sistrunk Blvd / NW 6th Street

Please watch for Event Staff to help event goers to the parking lots.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn about Sponsorship Opportunities PDF File.

More Information

If you have questions about the Light Up Sistrunk, please contact Petula Burks, City of Fort Lauderdale Public Affairs Office, 954.828.4742 or via e-mail –