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
Harry Potter (Movie) Trivia at Fat Tap Beer Bar and Eatery
"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure."See if you've got what it takes to be a 'Prefect' at Harry Potter (Movie) Trivia at Fat Tap Beer Bar and Eatery on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:30pm
PRIDE Skate Nights
at Xtreme Action Park
Join us for Stonewall Roller Skating Nights benefiting the Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade & Festival.
Live Music from the Band Random People at Vinos on Galt
at 3312 NE 32nd St Find Tickets
Join us as we welcome newcomers to Vinos on Galt Saturday, June 1st from 8-11pm. Random People will play again these future dates: Thursday, June 20 from 7-10pmSaturday, July 27th from 8-11pmSaturday, August 17th from 8-11pm
Stand Up Comedy Night at Kelly Brothers June 27th!
Kelly Brothers Irish Pub and the I-rish You Were Here Comedy Show has become one of the best rooms in Florida for LIVE COMEDY! Comics rate the Kelly Brothers crowd as one of the best to perform for.
Sister Let Me Crown You
at 4900 Powerline Rd Find Tickets
An evening of honoring each other gracefully without competition. Celebrating one another's success and triumphs whilst in support of each when the shoulder is needed in gentle unwvering love.
Wine & Design - Ft. Lauderdale
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Join us for a fun evening at our Wine & Design event! Our events are hosted in our KC Café & Wine Bar by our own Design Studio team. We will cover various design topics, which will change every month.
The Journey of Life: The Major Arcana of Tarot
Learn about tarot and about yourself!
Wine & Design - Fort Lauderdale
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Join us for a fun evening at our Wine & Design event! Our events are hosted in our KC Café & Wine Bar by our own Design Studio team. We will cover various design topics, which will change every month. This month's topic: Downsizing: How to Make it Work