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
Thanksgiving After-Party + Live Music & Drink Specials
at Casa Calabria Find Tickets
After the turkeys all gone, join us at Casa Calabria for a Thanksgivng After-Party!!
Respek the Mic!
at Next Door at C&I Find Tickets
Respek the Mic!Bring your instruments and invite your friends to watch you play live in front of the crowd at C&I Studios.
NYE 2019 At The Mai-kai Restaurant!
at Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show
Celebrate New Years Eve at the Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show! We will host a Polynesian show that ends with a count down to midnight followed by a balloon drop, noise makers, party favors, champagne toast and plenty of other festivities!
LIVE IT UP! - New Year's Eve Bash 2019 At W Fort Lauderdale
LIVE IT UP! - W Fort Lauderdale’s New Year’s Eve Bash 2019 Monday, December 31 Living Room 9PM-2AM
Neon New Year's Eve Party
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in The Arena at Xtreme Action Park – The best family-friendly New Year’s Party in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All ages welcome.
Speakeasy Fireworks Miami Cruise NYE 2019
at Caprice Miami Yacht - Downtown Hyatt Find Tickets
FLL Nightlife Presents Speakeasy 2019New Year's Eve Cruiseaboard the Caprice Yacht
Race in the New Year
We see racing in your future…It’s time to race into 2019 with our annual New Year’s Eve go-kart race. An exciting 50 Lap Pro Kart Endurance Race at Midnight on New Year’s Eve where you can literally speed into a brand new year!