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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 LATEST EVENTS

Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival

June 2023 (Details Coming Soon!)

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. More details coming soon!

Taste of The Island

November 14 | 2022

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.

PrideFete: An LGBTQ+ Caribbean Festival

August | 2023

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.

Pride Skate Night

1st Wednesday 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

3500 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park, Florida, 33334

Hotspots! presents the Hotspots! Art Gallery with Dennis Dean, 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.

Vibes on the Drive

2nd Wednesday of Every Month | 5 – 8 pm

Wilton Drive

Vibes on The Drive is a performance and event venue exhibiting local emerging and established performers. All are welcome

Art Walk Wilton Manors 

Resumes October 15, 2022 | 6 – 9 pm

Wilton Drive

Art Walk brings area artists and craftspeople together with the Wilton Manors community on the sidewalks of beautiful Wilton Drive from 21st Court to 11th Avenue.

Artists' Showcase 

3rd Saturday of Every Month | 9 – 11 pm

3500 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park, Florida, 33334

Hotspots! presents the Hotspots! Art Gallery with Dennis Dean, 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.

Holiday Spectacular in the Park

December 2022

Richardson Historic Park & Nature Preserve

WMBA's Holiday Spectacular in the Park is an enchanting event including captivating performances by talented musical artists local to South Florida and beyond.

The Cookout: Black History Month

February 2023

Hotspots! 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.

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