About Oakland Park
Oakland Park Florida is just three miles north of Fort Lauderdale. Oakland Park has a total area of only 6.9 miles and was originally named Floranada. Residents changed the name to Oakland Park after the hurricane of 1926 put the town into bankruptcy. Being so close to Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park is a great place to visit, as it has many unique attractions.
One unique event to take part in when visiting Oakland Park is the Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tours. Here visitors are led on a tour by lantern light along the New River's banks, to get a glimpse of the mystery, hauntings and the history of Fort Lauderdale. This is a walking tour that takes about two hours to cover seven city blocks.
Another unique and interesting attraction in Oakland Park is the Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruise. This three hour boat tour runs through the waterways of the New River and has a stop at the Jungle Queen Indian Village. The village is a tropical island where visitors can see rare birds and plants, as well as alligators. Also on the island people will learn about the history of the Florida Seminole Indian tribe.
Oakland Park has a lot to offer to people who visit. Enjoy the tropical sunny weather in this Florida town.
Events in Oakland Park
Bark Walk: a dog-friendly artwalk event
at Girls' Club Warehouse Find Tickets
Girls' Club Collection presents block-wide Bark Walk to benefit Pets Broward, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving shelter pets and creating a community where all pets and people are valued and treated with respect, kindness, and compassion.
RCSCC 6th Annual Gala & Silent Auction
at The Venue Find Tickets
Ladies and Gentlemen "Step Right Up" and witness the "Greatest Event" of the year!
15th Royal Coils Natural Hair & Beauty Expo
Royal Coils Natural Hair Beauty & Wellness Expo will be celebrating the expression of our culture through the beauty, elegance and glamour of natural hair and natural living.
Our Night OUT ::: an LGTBQ arts & music celebration
The official Friday Night Pride Event in Wilton Manors.
LaBare Ft. Lauderdale Anniversary Party
at LaBare Florida Find Tickets
Join us in our Ft. Lauderdale location Friday 6/15/18 for our Anniversary party!
Adopt-A-Barricade Stonewall Festival
at 2000 Wilton Dr Find Tickets
Each year the highlight of the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Festival is the Parade along Wilton Drive. The parade route is over a mile long and has barricades on both sides to provide crowd safety and control.
Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade & Festival
at Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade & Festival Page
PRIDE celebration commemorating the beginning of the LGBTQ movement for equal rights stemming from the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969.
StarShip Yacht Party! Norman Connors Star*Ship*Orchestra & Special Guests
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FUN FILLED PARTY WEEKEND IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, DJ & BUFFET ABOARD THE LUXURIOUS MUSETTE YACHT FEATURING THE LEGENDARY NORMAN CONNORS & THE AMAZING STARSHIP ORCHESTRA
C&I Headshot Day
Every furrow defines a triumph. The sharpness of your gaze reveals a glimpse of your passions. The airiness of your posture elevates with a stream of joyful moments. The mystery of your smile is a secret begging to be set free.
Women Who Paint - MAC Fort Lauderdale
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12 artists, 12 styles. Join us and meet the artists during June Art Walk for an exhibition celebrating women artists.
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