HOTspots is proud to present HOTspots Events, an array of social and cultural events appealing to the LGBTQIA community throughout Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Our events range from monthly recurring engagements to our annual affairs and pride celebrations.
Check out all our fun and exciting events below.

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival

Coming June 2025

Stonewall Pride celebrates the historic Stonewall Riots and the start of the LGBT+ human rights movement. The event features a street festival with music and vendors followed by a parade.

July 4th Fireworks Cruise Experience Aboard the Yacht Musette 

July 4, 2024 | 6 PM – 10:30 PM

We’re bringing you a July 4th Fireworks Cruise Experience aboard the Yacht Musette with a cash bar and free appetizers! Cruise the intracoastal waterways of South Florida in style.

Pride Skate Nights

1st Thursday of Every Month | 7-10 pm

Xtreme Action Park
5300 Powerline Dr., Fort Lauderdale, FL

It’s a Family and Friends type of night. Pride Skate accepts everyone! Live DJ, Food and drinks, let’s not forget skating and Xtreme FUN. See you there​!

Art Gallery Opening Reception

1st Saturday of Every Month | 6 – 9 pm

2401 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors, FL 33305

The HOTspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean is an innovative art gallery highlighting a revolving display of artwork and talent each month with Director/Curator Dennis Dean, who is also South Florida’s prominent photographer and HOTspots Magazine’s resident cover photographer.

Artists Showcase 

Third Saturday of Each Month | 6 – 9 pm

2401 N. Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors, FL 33305

The HOTspots Happening Out Art Gallery with Dennis Dean is innovative art gallery highlighting a revolving display of artwork and talent each month with Director/Curator Dennis Dean, who is also South Florida’s prominent photographer and HOTspots Magazine’s resident cover photographer.

PrideFete: An LGBTQ+ Caribbean Festival

August 10, 2024 | 6-11 pm

PrideFête celebrates the music, food, and spirit of the Caribbean culture in the beautiful town of Wilton Manors, Florida, an affirming and safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.

Art Walk Wilton Manors 

October 19, 2024 | 6 – 9 pm

Wilton Drive

Art Walk Wilton Manors is a fun, open-air event held on the third Saturday of our Art Walk yearly season, October to May. The event brings area artists and craftspeople together with the Wilton Manors community on the sidewalks of beautiful Wilton Drive. Shop, dine and play!

Taste of The Island

November 11, 2024 | Details Coming Soon!

Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve

Taste of the Island is an evening of food and libation featuring local elite food and beverage establishments highlighting their culinary and beverage specialties at Wilton Manors’ acclaimed outdoor tasting event.

The Cookout: Black History Month

Saturday, February 1, 2025 | 1-6 pm

HOTspots Happening Out celebrates black culture with an annual Black History Month Field Day Fundraiser every February. All proceeds go to a worthy organization that provide services in the advancement of Black and Brown LGBTQ+ people.

HOTtopics Town Hall Series

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HOTtopics: Town Hall Series is a safe space in which important topics concerning the LGBTQ+ community can be discussed freely among city officials, community members, business owners and organization members.

Celebrating Queens

Coming March 2025

HOTspots Happening Out celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring LBTQ+ women in our in our Art Gallery, throughout our Events, and on our Happening Out Television Network. Come and explore our Press Play world of women.

Pride on The Drive

Coming February 2025

Wilton Drive comes alive in celebration of Pride Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy the different activities happening in the Shoppes of Wilton Manors (Alibi’s and Hunter’s Parking lot) and throughout other areas on The Drive.