City of Fort Lauderdale - Upcoming Events
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America
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Upcoming Events


Here are some of the exciting events coming to the War Memorial Auditorium. For a complete listing, download our Schedule of Events PDF File

You can also sign up for e-mail announcements of coming events.

Go directly to the War Memorial Auditorium Ticketmaster Venue Page.

Buckler’s Craft and Home Show

July 26-27
Buckler’s Craft and Home Show
Celebrating 25 years! This indoor craft fair features unique personalized items and gifts including sample fudge and gourmet delights, jewelry, custom home décor, pet items, painted glass, wearable art, yard art, baby items, handcrafted furniture, candles and soaps, country and primitive items, artwork, scrapbooking and dolls. Admission: $6 for adults, Kids 12 and under are free; good both days with a hand stamp. Bring a canned good, which will benefit a local food bank, to receive $2 off adult admission. FREE PARKING, Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit www.bucklercraftfair.com.


South Florida Bike Expo

August 2-3
South Florida Bike Expo
Bike America presents the single largest sale of bicycles and bicycle accessories in the southeastern United States. Save up to 70% off top brand bikes, with more than 600 in stock. Additional savings will be available on clothing, helmets and other accessories. Featured brands include Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Louis Garneau, Pearl Izumi and much more. The event will feature a fashion show with the latest in cycling apparel, drawings four times daily for a free bike, and Mirraco professional rider Nigel Silvester will be on hand to teach BMX tricks. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. FREE ADMISSION. For more information, visit www.southfloridabikeexpo.com.


Roller Derby: Gold Coast Derby Grrls Cat 5’s vs. Sintral Florida Derby Demons

August 9
Roller Derby: Gold Coast Derby Grrls Cat 5’s vs. Sintral Florida Derby Demons
Cheer on our hometown roller derby team, the Gold Coast Derby Grrls! Saturday, 6 p.m. Tickets: Advanced Prices are $15 General Admission/ $20 Suicide Area/ $25 Reserved. Price increases $5 for all tickets day of show. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.goldcoastderbygrrls.com.


Gun & Knife Show

August 16-17
Gun & Knife Show
The Fort Lauderdale Gun Show is a favorite for local gun collectors, hunters and enthusiasts. Dealers and private collectors from across Florida exhibit at this show. You'll find a huge selection of guns, accessories, and many hard-to-find items. $12 adults, $11 with coupon, free for kids 12 and under. All persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.suncoastgunshows.com


Pet Adoption Fair

August 24
Pet Adoption Fair  
It’s a day of fun for the whole family! There will be food, fun, live music and entertainment all day!  Stop by to see some friendly and available, adoptable animals from many different shelters and rescue groups.  They are all fixed and with shots. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free Admission. For more information, visit www.brookkatz.com/animaladoptionfair.html


Fight Time 20

August 29
Fight Time Promotions MMA: Fight Time 20
Featuring Light Heavyweight Superstar THIAGO SILVA!
New! Behind the Scenes VIP Experience and VIP Ringside Tables are being offered. Tickets: $49, $59, $69, $89 and $99.  $5 off General Admission for Students and Veterans.  Admission tickets are at the WMA Box Office, day of show. For VIP Stage Tables, call 786-543-1177. For VIP Ringside Table tickets, purchase these through www.ticketmaster.com.  Visit www.fighttimepromotions.com for more details.  Doors open Friday at 7 p.m.