The Great American Beach Party features a complete day full of exciting activities and entertainment featuring live bands, a kids zone, DJ, sand castle contest, art show, classic car show, life-size beach games, tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces, and so much more right on Fort Lauderdale
Enjoy a variety of live music performances, including fan favorites Big Harvest, Six Foot Swell Surfband, Pocket Change, Blues Brothers Soul Band, Tom Jackson, The Long Run, and our headliner Sister Hazel!
Get to the Great American Beach Party stress free by parking in downtown Fort Lauderdale and hopping aboard designated event shuttles. Downtown parking is available for a $5 flat rate at:
- City Park Garage, 150 S.E. 2nd Street
- County Garage, 151 S.W. 2nd Street
- One River Plaza, 305 S. Andrews Avenue
- AutoNation Building, 200 S.W. 1st Avenue
Water shuttle stations will be located downtown at Las Olas Riverfront, 300 S.W. 1st Avenue, and on the beach at Las Olas Marina, 240 E. Las Olas Circle. Round trip fares are only $5. Active military, seniors 65 and over, and kids under 3 are free.
Water shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the day of the event, with the Water Shuttle departing on the hour and the Water Taxi departing every 30 minutes.
The Sun Trolley will be picking up eventgoers at the City Park Garage, located at 150 S.E. 2nd Street. Drop-off will be at the Las Olas Marina, 240 E. Las Olas Circle. Fares are $1 each way or $3 for an all-day pass. The Sun Trolley will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Track Sun Trolley in real time by downloading the app at SunTrolley.com.
A1A will be closed from Las Olas Boulevard north to Castillo Street from 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 to 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 29. Motorists traveling north on A1A will be detoured west onto Las Olas Boulevard, north on Birch Road, east on Bayshore Drive, and back north onto A1A. Alhambra Street, Seville Street and Granada Street will be open to local traffic only. Heavy traffic and delays are expected from S.E. 17th Street north to Bayshore Drive. Motorists should avoid the area and seek alternate travel routes where possible.