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
at Tatts & Tacos Beer Garden Find Tickets
Bark-n-Brews. A Doggy Friendly Brunch at Tatts and Tacos. 3200 NE 12 Ave, Oakland Park. Saturday, November 17th from 11am-4pm. Your $5 donation will get you a wrist band that is good for $1 off all beers during this event.
Polynesian Cultural Festival
at Jaco Pastorius Park Find Tickets
PCA's Signature Program is the Annual Polynesian Cultural Fesival that is held in springtime at a public park in Broward County Florida.
Ft. Lauderdale/Oakland Park Beer Crawl
at Funky Buddha Brewery Find Tickets
It's one thing to go on a bar crawl, but how often can you hop to multiple breweries?
Slimepalooza Fair: Slime vs Fortnite
at TBA Find Tickets
Welcome to SLIMEPALOOZA a place where you can slime with friends, family and make new ones. Our pop up version of Slimepalooza as awesome and we are happy to announce the official/main event March 31st. Get readyyyyyyyy for lots of fun at Slimepalooza Spring Break as