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
THE DIXIE PIXIE
at Salon OGGI: Tommy Maness Find Tickets
Learn the detailing approaches to customize your pixies to suit each client individually and create a couture hand crafted feel mixing different tools and approaches to short cropped hair.
Mondays with Mel Williams
at Gatsby's Joint Find Tickets
Come to Gatsby’s Joint and experience live music and great specials for Monday with Mel Williams! From 5 to 7 pm Happy Hour will include $4 house wine, beer and well drinks, $8 signature cocktails and various food specials. From 6 to 10 pm listen to live music from Mel
Next Door Presents: Comedy Night
at Next Door at C&I Find Tickets
You think you got jokes? Hit the stage and show us what you got! Come out to Comedy Nights this April on Wednesday, 4/10, and Wednesday 4/24, at 8 pm.
Respek the Mic!
at Next Door at C&I Find Tickets
CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND PERFORMERSJoin us and engage in our community’s creative culture with a night full of music, poetry, comedy and much more.
Artwalk: April 2019
Let's get our Artwalk on. Details coming soon! Want to apply to be a vendor? Fill out the form here: c-istudios.com/vendorform
Sick Puppies Improv Comedy Show in Fort Lauderdale
at Yello! Studio Z Find Tickets
Interested in coming to see some of the best improv comedy in South Florida? Join us for a night of laughs when Yello proudly hosts Sick Puppies Comedy.
Linda & Kat Mediumship Gallery Event
at Center For Inner Wisdom Find Tickets
Kat Divine and I will be back at the Center For Inner Wisdom for another fun Gallery event, an EVENING OF MEDIUMSHIP. Friday, May 3rd at 7pm.
Spill the Beans Stand Up Comedy Show- Mike Charette
Please purchase your tickets in advance! This venue is perfect for an intimate comedy club feel, however, there is a limited seating of just 40 per show! What is Spill the Beans Comedy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMm2o4lfpWU Drink coffee? Like to laugh? Perfe
Dutty Pleasures presents: Jouvert De Mayo
at 817 NE 4th Ave Find Tickets
Euphoria Mas and Dutty Pleasures invites you to our Jouvert Launch “Jouvert De Mayo Day Fete” May 5th 2019 6am-11am
Cinco De Breaks Yo! W The Crystal Method
at McSorley’s Beach Pub Find Tickets
Sunday May 5th Cinco De Breaks Yo!
Oakland Park Updates
Tomorrow at 10:00 – 07:00 pm
Salon OGGI: Tommy Maness
Today at 12:00 PM - 02:00 pm
Ocean Manor Beach Resort